Assist with advising of majors and serve on appropriate departmental, college,
and university committees. Demonstrate an engaged anthropological scholarship,
and make significant contributions at the regional, state, and international levels.
ABD considered; completed PhD is preferred. Area of expertise may include anydimension of Mesoamerican archaeology that complements existing departmentalstrengths in archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics, andsociocultural anthropology. We seek candidates who can demonstrate theircommitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, with ongoing or potentialresearch projects that can foster student involvement and career opportunities,and who have a record of scholarly excellence. Scholarly research excellence asevidenced by publication record is necessary.
Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural,and academic backgrounds.
Preferred /Desired Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach courses in the prehispanic and historic peoples of Mesoamerica and a course on native peoples of North America, which complement our program's emphasis in the interactions between humans and their environments.
Preference will be given to candidates with a record of preparing diverse undergraduate students for graduate education and career opportunities.
Employment Requirement / Background Check 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 CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.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.
Faculty Pay & Benefits
Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor - Academic Year and salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.
For information about available benefits, go to http://www.csudh.edu/human_res/Benefits.htm.
The Department of Anthropology is a community of scholars dedicated to teaching and learning excellence in our field and for our students. Our curriculum emphasizes skill development and diverse undergraduate field experiences. Through scholarly work and direct participation in research programs both locally and outside the United States, students gain direct understanding of the varied nature of human experience in cultures of the world.
For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/anthropology/
On April 29, 1960, Gov. Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr. signed a bill into law authorizing the formation of a state college to serve the growing southwestern region of Los Angeles County. From its humble beginnings in a bank building in Rolling Hills Estates, CSU Dominguez Hills has evolved into a thriving and nationally recognized comprehensive university, providing an innovative liberal arts education to a diverse student body.
For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/campus-history/
Mission Statement CSU Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.
Vision A vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSU Dominguez Hills will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America. We will be known as a campus community and gathering place where:
Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world.
Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally.
Sustainable environmental, social and economic practices are a way of life.
Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed.
Faculty and staff across the University are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities.
Student life is meaningful and vibrant.
Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally.
Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility.
About the University CSU Dominguez Hills holds the Carnegie classification of Master's L and is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution. Class sizes are small as compared with large research universities and classes are taught by the faculty, not by teaching assistants. Many of the university's students are the first in their families to earn a university degree. While the university enrolls traditional full-time students, many students enroll part-time and attend late afternoon, evening and weekend classes because of work and family responsibilities.
CSU Dominguez Hills offers 44 undergraduate majors, 22 master's degrees, and a number ofcertificate and credential programs. Enrollment exceeds 14,600 students, and the student population is among the most ethnically and culturally rich in the nation: 64.3% Hispanic/Latino, 13.4% Black/African-American, 8.5% White, 10.2% Asian or Pacific Islander, 0.1% American Indian, and 3.1% two or more races.
The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. In the 2018 WASC Educational Effectiveness Review, CSUDH was reaffirmed for a full 10 years. Twelve programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, theatre arts, and social work.
The academic programs of the university are organized under the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Public Policy, Extended and International Education, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Education, and Health, Human Services, and Nursing. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, professional programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, developed to serve the region's workforce needs, are of great interest to students and prepare them for professions in a variety of industries.
Faculty A tradition of teaching excellence lies at the heart of the university experience for Dominguez Hills' students. Most of the faculty have earned doctoral degrees from prestigious universities across the nation. The faculty strives to sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment in a multicultural setting. The Academic Senate provides a forum for faculty, administration, students and others to be represented and consulted regarding such vital issues as budget priorities, academic standards, curriculum and instruction, and student affairs.
Student Life At CSU Dominguez Hills, there is more to student life than the classroom. The university offers a dynamic, interactive and enriching community of learners, teachers and peers sharing diverse points of view. There are multitudes of ways for students to pursue interests, get involved, and get the most from their academic experience.
An office of student life enhances student development by coordinating a variety of co-curricular activities, including 60 student organizations. Students are encouraged to perform community service and participate in leadership development. The Multicultural Center on campus promotes the exploration of diverse heritages, values and cultural experiences by offering a wide range of activities and programs throughout the academic year.
CSU Dominguez Hills is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most athletically competitive and honored schools in the CCAA, with 23 conference titles and four national championships to date, including the 2008 NCAA D-II Men¿s Soccer National Championship. CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors 11 intercollegiate athletic teams.
The Location The university is located in Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The site remained in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family for seven generations - from its inception in 1794 to its acquisition by the state of California.
The Region The South Bay is one of the most culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse areas in the United States, with a largely even distribution of the population with African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, and Latino ancestry. The university is located in the city of Carson, a city of 93,000 residents and one of the many municipalities that border the city of Los Angeles. Cultural, performance and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about 15 minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer and Los Angeles Chargers, is located on the CSUDH campus.
The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex in Southern California. This area includes the massive Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles - Southern California¿s gateway to international commerce. The South Bay region is also home to aerospace, oil refinery, healthcare and automotive industries.
How To Apply
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2018. For full consideration please submit your completed application no later than December 7, 2018.
Register your online application at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/index and submit the following in a single pdf file:
Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
Cover letter (The cover letter should address 1) the applicant's research interests, 2) teaching philosophy and 3) future plans.
List of 3 references with contact information
Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)
Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
Teaching Evaluations (if available)
For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.
Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation directly to the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail directly to:
Dr. Susan Needham Chair, Search Committee Department of Anthropology CSU, Dominguez Hills 1000 East Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747
Conditions of Employment
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 as a condition of employment.
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.
Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.
Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.
Additional Salary Information: For information about available benefits, go to http://www.csudh.edu/human_res/Benefits.htm.
Internal Number: 3425
About California State University Dominguez Hills
CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.