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Assistant Professor of Applied Anthropology - 2467

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Assistant Professor of Applied Anthropology

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018.
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.       

Desired/Preferred Qualifications


  • Cultural anthropologist with an applied emphasis. Area of concentration open.
  • Ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and advance their career opportunities.
  • Demonstrated record of applied anthropological research.
  • Demonstrated potential for program development and grant writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop the anthropology program and to form cross-disciplinary and community partnerships.




  • Teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural and applied anthropology. 
  • Direct student research and serve on graduate student committees.
  • Maintain a research agenda leading to publication and grant writing to support the curriculum and own research agenda.
  • Collaborate with department faculty to further develop applied anthropology curriculum.
  • Establish community partnerships.
  • Participate in regional and national professional organizations.
  • Participate in service to department, college, university, and community. 


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Semi-finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation.
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.
  • In addition, finalists will be required to submit a writing sample and a teaching portfolio that includes 1) a description of teaching approaches that involve students in hands-on learning experiences; 2) sample syllabi; and 3) recent student evaluations. 

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through: Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section.  Requests for information should be addressed to:

Karen Quintiliani, Professor and Chair

 Ronald Loewe, Professor & Search Committee Co-Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Anthropology

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1003

562-985-5171 or



Application Deadline


  • Review of applications to begin October 9, 2017
  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.  CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.