Open Rank position in Medical Anthropology or Historical Archaeology

CSUCI invites applications for open ranked (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) faculty candidates who have a pro-active commitment to curriculum or pedagogy that address systemic racism, anti-racism, or the experiences of Black communities in the U.S. Although this call is multidisciplinary, the hired faculties may have a joint-appointment or affiliated status with Africana Studies, or collaborate from within the hiring department.

CI is advertising for 3 positions from Africana Studies, Anthropology, Chemistry, Chicana/o Studies, Health Science, Performing Arts, Political Science, and Psychology. Screening of applications will begin 9/8/2021.

Anthropology position:

The Anthropology program seeks a teacher-scholar colleague (open rank) with expertise in either Medical Anthropology or Historical Archaeology. For Medical Anthropology, we seek a scholar with an overarching scholarly agenda focused on issues of health equity/disparities in Black/African American communities in the U.S. and/or the diaspora. For Historical Archaeology, we seek a scholar focused on Black/African American/African Diaspora communities with a willingness to develop a program in California or the American West. Additionally, the program has a strong preference for candidates engaged in applied and/or advocacy activities and who engage students in high impact practices.

About Anthropology at CSU Channel Island

The mission of the Anthropology program at CSUCI is to foster an inclusive academic environment that stimulates social and intellectual growth by providing critical interdisciplinary perspectives on human social and biological diversity across space and time by teaching key theoretical concepts recognizing that the multifaceted nature of human communities and the practical skills necessary for academic and professional success. The new colleague(s) will continue the growth of the department and assist our expansion into high demand fields that improve the lives of countless individuals from communities experiencing historical and contemporary practices related to discrimination, exclusion, racism, and disinvestment.

About the Program:

The mission of the Anthropology program at CSUCI is to foster an inclusive academic environment that stimulates social and intellectual growth by providing critical interdisciplinary perspectives on human social and biological diversity across space and time. We do so by teaching key theoretical concepts that allow for a deep appreciation of the multifaceted nature of human communities and the practical skills necessary for academic and professional success. The program has dedicated Archaeology and Bioanthropology lab classrooms with teaching collections, an oral history and ethnography “lab,” as well as an outdoor workspace. Students also undertake coursework and research at CI Park and the Santa Rosa Island Research Station.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach courses for hiring departments that engage curriculum and pedagogy that address a variety of manifestations of systemic racism, anti-racism, or the experiences of Black communities in the U.S.
  • Produce scholarly work and publications in the area of expertise.
  • Participate in the development of new Africana Studies program, currently offering a minor
  • We are looking for scholars who are dedicated to anti-racism, equity, and creating systemic change for our campus and our region; someone committed to community engagement and dedicated to a spirit of collaboration.
  • Service activities in the hiring department, School of Arts and Sciences, University, and Community.
  • Advise students and expose students to diverse forms of scholarship.

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI 20th among “Top Public Schools”. Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 20th of over 1,449 schools in CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (2020) and the 15th “Most Transformative College” (2020) in the nation by Money Magazine. CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 55% of our undergraduate students identifying as Latina/o, 25% as White, 2% as African American, 5.5% as Asian-American, and 4% are multiracial. CSUCI is committed to diversifying our faculty to address the needs of our students in the 21st Century. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving CSUCI’s growing diverse student body. CSUCI is taking steps to confront racism and advocate for justice and fairness for all people. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute and serve as colleagues to our tenure-track body that consists of 20.73% Latinx faculty, 2.44% African American faculty, 8.54% Asian-American faculty, 0% American Indian faculty, and 62.2% White faculty. CSUCI provides excellent faculty support services for new hires to settle in and join a collaborative and supportive community.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn. CSUCI Mission Statement: Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI provides excellent faculty support services for new hires to settle in and join a collaborative and supportive community. With the proper support, the successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the school and university.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a terminal degree in a discipline relevant to each program participating in this call, or closely related fields, at time of appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants with a terminal degree with scholarship, teaching, and service that focus on anti-racism, specifically addressing the experiences of Black communities in the U.S. as well as personal lived experience of these issues will be considered.
  • Demonstrated success in building and sustaining academic programs that advance cultural engagement, profound commitment to the stewardship of equity and inclusion, deep understanding of the ideas and practice of social justice, and enthusiasm to reflect these values.
  • Demonstrated clear understanding of the racialized challenges faced by our diverse student body and equally diverse surrounding community.
  • Record of effective teaching at the university level, achievement in scholarship or creative activities, and institutional service.
  • Evidence of commitment to student success and diversity in University settings.
  • Evidence of commitment and ability to work in teams.
  • Evidence of commitment to one's own discipline and to the broader institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated record of success in teaching, research, and community service with anti-racism and Black/African American populations and/or Africana Studies, with a strong record of mentoring underrepresented Black students and faculty.
  • Experience in program building and developing a major in Africana Studies
  • Outstanding entrepreneurial, interpersonal, communication, and strategic planning skills to develop and support anti-racist leaders and advocates. - Experience in and commitment to ongoing, outcomes-based, program assessment of teaching and learning.
  • Experience in on-line or blended teaching and course development.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin 9/8/2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline.

Questions about Anthropology at CI can be directed to Colleen Delaney, Program Chairperson, at colleen.delaney @ csuci.edu. Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. a letter of application,
  2. current curriculum vitae,
  3. names and email addresses of three references,
  4. a statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander/Desi, and Native American/Indigenous students, and
  5. a teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander/ Desi, and American Indian students.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Submit all required materials to CSUCI Jobs at https://jobs.csuci.edu Questions can be directed to Colleen Delaney, Chair of Anthropology, at colleen.delaney @ csuci.edu.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self- disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.

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