Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline at time of appointment (evidence of Ph.D. required at time of appointment). As part of a campus-wide initiative to develop educational, research and community programs related to sustainability, we seek an anthropologist (sub-field and geographic area open) with background in geography or landscape approaches and ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: sustainable tourism and/or heritage management; conservation policy/practice and sustainable development; human landscape formation and modification; and/or political ecology. The successful candidate will complement or enhance the existing strengths of the program, support the three-field emphases of our B.A. and M.A. programs, and be able to teach the following courses: ANTH 303, "Anthropological Thought;" ANTH 475, "Anthropological Research Methods," and ANTH 490, "Seminar in Anthropology," a variable-topic undergraduate capstone class, as well as 1-2 courses per academic year in the Department of Geography. Priority will be given to candidates with applied experience and a demonstrated record of funding whose research can involve undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse student population.
CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.
At 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.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
Responsibilities: Faculty are expected to regularly teach introductory, general education, theory, and/or methods classes in Anthropology in addition to more specialized courses, as well as supervise student research. The standard teaching load at CSUN is three courses per semester the first year of appointment, and four courses per semester thereafter. Service to the department, college, and university is also a key job responsibility. Candidates will be expected to affiliate their research with the Anthropological Research Institute associated with the Department of Anthropology.
Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin 15 October 2010. Priority will be given to applications received by that date; position open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation.
Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Search & Screen Committee
Department of Anthropology
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8244
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation – in community service and hands-on experience – and rigor. A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. 1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.
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