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Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Medical Anthropologist)

CSU Dominguez Hills
Carson, California
Closing date
Oct 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty, Tenured
General Anthropology
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
Organization Type

Position Description


The Department of  Anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position in Medical Anthropology (broadly defined) at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2023.


At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values. 

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Values.

Department of Anthropology

The CSUDH Department of Anthropology offers a major and minor in the discipline with course work in the four anthropological subdisciplines. In addition, courses focus on contemporary disciplinary research, area studies, and societal applications of anthropological knowledge. Majors may choose between the General, Archaeology Biological or Applied concentrations.

For more information: Anthropology Department


The Position

The new hire will have expertise in ANY dimension of medical anthropology that complements existing departmental strengths in sociocultural and biological anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates who focus on health disparities in an urban context, work with living human populations, OR conduct research that complements our program’s emphasis in the interaction between humans and their environments.



Teach general undergraduate courses in more than one of the major subfields (archaeology, cultural, biological, and linguistic). Assist with advising majors, assist in the maintenance of the Applied and/or Biological Concentration in the curriculum, and serve on appropriate departmental, college and university committees.


Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Anthropology or closely related field. All requirements for degree conferral must be completed by start of appointment, August 2023.   Evidence of research in or intersecting with medical anthropology. Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues and students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and scholarly excellence as evidenced by publication record.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have ongoing or strong evidence for potential projects that can foster undergraduate involvement and career opportunities.

Employment Requirement

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. 

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible.  Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at: CSU Vaccination Policy 

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.


How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page:

Job No: 518446

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 2022. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than November 1, 2022.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information Cover letter Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)* A Statement on Teaching Philosophy (2 pages maximum) A Statement on Research Plans (2 pages maximum) List of 3 references with contact information** Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)*** Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research. 

**This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs), but not up front. Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Ken Seligson, Ph.D. (

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (SBS G322)

Carson, CA  90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free


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