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March 1, 2011

Hiring: Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

March 1, 2011 | By |

California State University Stanislaus
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Deadline: March 4, 2011


The Department of Anthropology/Geography invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology. This position is designed for a person who can enrich the Anthropology curriculum and contribute to the College of the Arts curriculum with expertise in digital media and the visual representation of culture. The successful candidate will have the relevant technical expertise in media production, an active research agenda that reflects the methodologies of visual anthropology, and a willingness to integrate students into their research. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching in Anthropology and teach in the following areas: Cultural Anthropology, Digital Media and Visual Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures of Asia, and Anthropology and Global Issues. Additional duties will include programmatic development in digital media and visual anthropology at both the undergraduate and graduate (MA) levels. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. This position is contingent upon the continuing availability of authorized funding.

The successful candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. in anthropology or related discipline and strong interdisciplinary training linking digital media production and visual/cultural anthropology. 

A potential candidate’s consideration will be enhanced by providing evidence of the successful application of new technologies to the visual representation of culture in global context and in ways that feature the rich cultural diversity of our region. A specialization in Southeast Asian cultures is desired. 

A complete application must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position 
description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; a CV, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Candidates are encouraged to submit an example of their media work. Screening of completed application files will begin on March 4, 2011. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins on August 16, 2011. 

Send applications, and all other correspondence concerning this position vacancy, to:

Dr. Sari Miller-Antonio, Director of Anthropology 
Department of Anthropology/Geography 
California State University Stanislaus 
One University Circle 
Turlock, CA 95382

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

We are a small collegial department of teacher-scholars committed to offering experiential opportunities that enrich the study of anthropology. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences consisting of 15 undergraduate majors, is supportive of interdisciplinary connections that are innovative and responsive to a diverse global society. To learn more about us, visit our Web site at:

California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley, one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master’s programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,586 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts. 

CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 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 CSU Stanislaus as one of “The Top Public Universities-Master’s” institutions in the West in its America’s Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

Application Information

Postal Address: Dr. Sari Miller-Antonio, Director of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology/Geography
California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

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