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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Columbus State University
Beallwood, Georgia
Closing date
May 27, 2024

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About Us

Great universities inspire the very best in us. They nurture new ideas, fresh perspectives, and creative problem-solving. They challenge students to discover their passions ¿ and to turn those passions into thriving careers that improve our world.

Columbus State University is exactly that kind of place. With exceptional facilities, ideal class sizes, and unique field experiences, our students have room to create. Here, every faculty and staff member is part of the educational process, actively mentoring students and championing each new step in their journey.

Located just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, CSU is part of the University System of Georgia where we pride ourselves in the USG Statement of Core Values - Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values form and guide the daily work of our institution.

CSU's core values - Excellence, Creativity, Engagement, Sustainability, Inclusion, and Servant Leadership make us an institution like no other. Each year, we enroll more than 7,000 students from the Southeast, across the nation, and around the world. Many programs at Columbus State rank high for affordability and value. The university strives to provide all students with an exceptional education that's accessible, affordable, and creative to the core.

Job Summary

The Department of Society, Culture, and Languages at Columbus State University (CSU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and NAGPRA Specialist. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and display a compelling research agenda involving undergraduate students. Specialties are open, but preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach Cultural Anthropology, Discovering Anthropology, Human Origins, and Language and Culture.


The successful candidate will serve as curator or overseer of our NAGPRA Collection and teach 21 credits of undergraduate/graduate courses per semester for the general education core requirements, minor in anthropology requirement, and/or Master of Science in Natural Sciences (MSNS) degree program requirements. Standard duties and responsibilities include recruitment, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the department, college, university, community and one's profession, as well as, continued professional development. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration; demonstrate an exceptional ability to function as part of a team with University faculty and the local community; and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student success and the Momentum Approach.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Anthropology and have experience and/or be proficient in federal regulations of NAGPRA. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills with effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Required Documents to Attach

Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Curriculum Vitae

Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to campus visit)

Teaching Philosophy

Research Statement

Statement of Service

Three references with emails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University¿s online employment site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Department Chair Joelle Bonamy at

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to submit and successfully pass a background investigation to include reference checks and verification of academic credentials (if applicable). Other additional requirements may be required based upon specific position duties:
  • A credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage;
  • Pre-employment drug testing for positions with high-risk responsibilities;
  • Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive a Columbus State University fleet vehicle or other vehicle designated as a fleet vehicle.
  • Applicants for positions of trust may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. *

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond. Additionally, all members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is proud to be an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity institution. It is the policy of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws.

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

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