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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Department: Coll of Arts, Hum, Soc Science
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity


Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies invites applications for a fulltime,
tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with specific
emphasis on applied biological anthropology. The person appointed to this
position will teach at the lower and upper division levels, including courses such
as: Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Human Adaptation, Human
Evolution, Bodies of Evidence (lab methods course), Talking Skeletons, as well
as regional and topical courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization within
biological anthropology. Additional duties may include online teaching and
distance learning courses. Other responsibilities include recruiting, advising, and
mentoring undergraduate students. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure.

This is an academic year appointment and contingent upon the availability of
authorized funding. Candidates should have an active research agenda and be
able to integrate their research interests with student learning. This may include
providing local research opportunities for undergraduates, developing
innovative, active learning pedagogies with high-impact practices, and working
with a diverse student body, many of whom represent the first generation in their family to attend college. Candidates should expect to develop new courses in their area of expertise to enrich the curriculum, be receptive to exploring
connections between Anthropology and other disciplines, and eager to seek
extramural funding for research, scholarly, and creative activities.


A Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of hire and evidence of effective university level teaching are required.


The successful candidate for this position will be a broadly trained applied
biological anthropologist with a focus on biocultural, evolutionary, and/or
developmental approaches to human biology, behavior, and health. The ideal
candidate will engage questions related to evolutionary or developmental
understandings of human health, including studies of chronic or infectious
diseases, nutrition, or reproductive health; biocultural processes that underlie
social and environmental determinants of health; genetic and/or epigenetic
impacts on health inequities; or similar topics. Regional specialization is open,
but a focus that does not duplicate current regional strengths in Latin America
and Southeast Asia is preferred. Candidates with a specialization in Africa,
Southwest Asia, Pacific Islander studies, or Indigenous or diaspora communities
in North America are encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage candidates
with an interest in social justice and community health and those with a strong
interest in developing collaborative and participatory relationships with
organizations in the Central Valley to facilitate student research, service
learning, and internships with local community and government health agencies,
as well as our Community Equity Research Center at our Stockton campus.


A complete application must include: an application letter that specifically addresses the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; a curriculum vitae that includes the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a diversity statement. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Jeffrey Frost, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

Review of applications will begin on Jan. 10, 2022. Applications received by Jan. 26, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


The Anthropology Program is part of the Department of Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies and based in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The program offers a BA and minor in Anthropology and has 6 full-time faculty, offering courses in the four fields of anthropology. The Anthropology Program has a strong applied focus and faculty have regional specializations in the U.S., Latin America, and Southeast Asia. For more information, please see our website at


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance



The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: 

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.



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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.



In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at:

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email:

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:



The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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