Assistant Professor - Sociology & Anthropology

Farmingdale State College, SUNY
Farmingdale, New York
Closing date
Oct 19, 2023

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About Farmingdale State College:

Farmingdale State College is a recognized leader in applied learning. With nearly 10,000 students, FSC is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology, with 96% of graduates working in New York State and 75% working on Long Island. Farmingdale prepares emerging leaders in the growing technology, engineering, business and health care fields.

Farmingdale State College is committed to inclusivity and excellence as part of our mission and culture. The College has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. We seek candidates of all backgrounds who embrace these values and the broader mission of public higher education.

The College is increasingly focused on expanding student engagement. In addition to the highly successful NCAA Division III athletic program, Esports, and an extensive array of student clubs and organizations give FSC a strong culture of civic responsibility.

Job Description:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning Fall 2024. The faculty at Farmingdale State College has three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses alongside other upper-division courses. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach and have research expertise in Indigenous Studies, Caribbean Cultures, and/or Medical Anthropology. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach and have research expertise in the archaeological or anthropological studies of Indigenous cultures, Caribbean Cultures, and/or Medical Anthropology. Scholars who show the ability to teach courses/conduct research with faculty and or students that bridge anthropology/archaeology with other disciplines at Farmingdale State College outside of the Sociology and Anthropology Department are preferred.

Faculty at FSC carry a 4-4 teaching load. Thus, the successful candidate must demonstrate an interest and a high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should also have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty and has the potential for peer-reviewed publications and presentations. An established record of scholarship is preferred. Service includes advising students as well as serving on departmental and college-wide committees. All three of these components are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

• Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
• Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
• Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.



• Ph.D in Anthropology
• Expertise in Indigenous Studies, Caribbean Cultures, and/or Medical Anthropology.
• Experience teaching anthropology at the undergraduate level.
• Research agenda with potential for external sponsorship and peer-reviewed publications, and active field or laboratory projects.


• Experience working with undergraduate students on research projects.
• Established record of scholarship.
• Experience with using new technologies in anthropological research and teaching.

Additional Information:

This is a 10-month UUP faculty position.

• For the first 10 working days, beginning Monday, August 28, 2023, and ending Friday, September 8, 2023, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
• ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2024

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.


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Farmingdale State College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. At Farmingdale State College, we continue to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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Application Instructions:

Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:

• Cover Letter
• Resume/C.V.
• Teaching Statement
• The committee may contact candidates for additional materials.

Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the!candidate/your-career-account for using our online system. Please if you need assistance applying through this website.

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