Tenure-Track Position, Department of Anthropology
Humboldt State University
Location: Arcata, CA
Open Date: Sep 24, 2018
Deadline: Dec 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University invites applicants for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis in applied work.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in anthropology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants near completion of terminal degree by appointment date will be considered. Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
▪Expertise in several of the core areas of Cultural and Applied Anthropology;
▪Commitment to and experience promoting and fostering equity and inclusion in pedagogy and curricula;
▪Potential for teaching excellence that incorporates a variety of active learning methodologies;
▪Experience and interest in the development of online learning experiences;
▪Record of, or potential, for involving and/or supervising students in research and scholarly activity; and
▪Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, upper and lower-division, general education and graduate level including hybrid courses in Applied Anthropology MA program).
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
▪Experience with first year student learning communities or other first year initiatives;
▪Ability to integrate global or international perspectives in teaching and/or scholarship.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
Professional Duties: At HSU, teaching effectiveness is essential for faculty retention, tenure, and promotion.Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach and supervise research across several major topics in cultural anthropology and develop their own research program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students, and may include the following courses: introductory cultural anthropology, anthropology and development, anthropological history, methods and theory for majors and/or graduate students, and upper level and graduate courses with professional emphasis (such as immigration studies, medical anthropology, international development, etc.) and regional focus upon an area of specialization. Graduate courses will include the study of policy (plans, principles, guidelines, directives, or other ways of conceiving blueprints for and assessments of social action) as well as grant-writing and other professional skill-building content.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions including assessment of learning. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
General Information The Department of Anthropology is known for providing students with well-rounded degrees and opportunities to undertake research in diverse areas of anthropology, and has a strong interest in fostering communication across the sub disciplines. Dedication to superior instruction of undergraduates is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State University. That mission now includes providing the same high level of service in a newly instituted ‘limited residency' M.A. in Applied Anthropology where students attend a summer institute on campus and continue their degree online. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit: www.humboldt.edu/anthropology/.
Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:
Click here to apply: http://apptrkr.com/1300993
▪Letter of application;
▪Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
▪Statement of Research Interests;
▪Teaching evaluations, if available;
▪Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
▪Names and contact information for three professional references.
Additional application materials such as three letters of recommendation may be requested at a later time. Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Anthropology, or Humboldt State
Dr. Mary Scoggin, Search Committee Chair
Department of Anthropology
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4124
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 7, 2018. Early response is encouraged.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Fax: (707) 826-3625
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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