THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/
California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.
THE DEPARTMENT: Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies (AGES) is a highly dynamic and collegial department that hosts the three indicated undergraduate degree programs, two of which are relevant to this position announcement. The Anthropology Program offers ethnographic, theoretical, and methodological courses in biological anthropology, prehistory and archaeology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and applied anthropology. In addition to taking core courses in these areas, students in the Anthropology B.A. degree program are required to specialize in either Archaeology and Biological Anthropology or Socio-cultural, Linguistic, and Applied Anthropology. Environmental Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary program offering a B.A., a Minor, and a Sustainability Certificate, focusing on issues at the nexus of environmental sustainability, resource management, and social justice. The program emphasizes environmental problem solving skills, hands-on learning, and community engagement.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department seeks an environmental anthropologist whose teaching responsibilities will include lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses in applied anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, ethnographic field methods, and environmental studies, with additional coursework as assigned. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses, though courses associated with this position will typically be taught at the Hayward campus or online.In addition to teaching, all faculty participate in advising and committee work, and maintain a record of scholarly publications and of meaningful community engagement. The new hire will have a reduced teaching load in the first two years, followed by opportunities for reductions in teaching load by means of competitive application for internal grants and/or special programs in subsequent years. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the Department and the University.
RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2020.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Anthropology or a closely related field no later than the effective date of appointment. A demonstrated record of research and scholarly activity in environmental anthropology, as well as the ability to teach sociocultural anthropology and ethnographic field methods, is required. The preferred candidate will have expertise in some combination of cultural or historical ecology, environmental reconstruction, conservation, urbanism, and sustainability. The new hire will be required to contribute to instruction in the Environmental Studies Program and to the University’s Institutional Learning Outcomes, particularly those involving diversity, social justice, and sustainability (https://www.csueastbay.edu/about/mission-and-strategic-planning/institutional-learning-outcomes.html). Candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level, as evidenced by consistently excellent student course evaluations, are preferred. Candidates should be able to teach online and large lecture classes. They should also demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The ideal candidate will be able to employ High Impact Practices (HIPs) in teaching. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review will begin on September 20, 2019. Positions are open until filled. Please submit the following via Interfolio (see “Apply Now”): (1) a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; (2) a complete and current vita; (3) three confidential letters of recommendation; and (4) a one-page diversity statement that explains how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness may be requested at a later time.
Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.
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California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.