ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY: The Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with specific emphasis on applied medical anthropology and global health. The person appointed to this position will teach at the lower and upper division levels, including courses such as: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology and Global Issues, Applied Anthropology and Social Change, Ethnomedical Anthropology, and The World in Change, as well as regional and topical courses in the candidate's areas of specialization within medical anthropology. Additional duties may include on-line 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 will be a medical anthropologist with a strong grounding in cultural anthropology who can make foundational contributions in key areas such as public health, migrant health, ethnomedicine, social epidemiology, medical pluralism, environment and health, structural inequalities in health, and sustainable development. The ideal candidate will utilize a mixed-methods approach to field research, employing both qualitative ethnographic and quantitative methods. The candidate will have a regional concentration outside of Latin America and Southeast Asia, with a preference for specialization in Africa, the Middle East/SW Asia, Europe, or diaspora populations resident in California's Central Valley. The candidate will bring both global and local perspectives in medical anthropology, with the ability to apply global experience to local contexts in the ethnically diverse Central Valley and develop collaborative and participatory relationships to facilitate student research, service learning, and internships with local community and government health agencies. A background in public health, demonstrated through employment history or a Master's in Public Health (MPH), is preferred.


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; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Screening of applications will begin immediately and completed applications received by December 3, 2018, will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins on August 19, 2019.

Send applications, and all other correspondence concerning this position vacancy, to:
Dr. Ellen E. Bell, Director of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies
California State University Stanislaus, One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

A single pdf document including all application information may be emailed to as an attachment.


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

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE: We are a small, collegial department of teacher-scholars committed to four-field anthropology and hands-on training for our majors. To learn more about us, visit our Web site at:

CAMPUS & AREA: 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. 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 10,000 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.

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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.

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