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Assistant Professor Of Anthropology (Archaeology And Cultural Resource Management)

Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Position: Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management)
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin November 30, 2022. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Expertise in Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
  • Expertise in legal underpinnings of the CRM and historic preservation industry in the United States
  • Demonstrated potential for research productivity
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A track record of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) among Latino/a/x, Native American, African-American or Asian American / Pacific Islander communities in the United States
  • Well-versed in federal policies such as the North American Grave and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the National Historical Preservation Act (NHPA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Demonstrate a potential for involving students in their field or lab research
  • Ability to teach courses such as Cultural Resource Management, Artifact Analysis, Principles of Archaeology, World Prehistory, and Introduction to Archaeology
  • Demonstrate a commitment to scholarly excellence and will serve on appropriate departmental, college and university committees
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute to the program and form interdisciplinary partnerships
  • Experience and passion for teaching and working with colleagues and students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, disability, and academic backgrounds
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (Demographics)


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses including field school courses [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Serve on thesis committees
  • Contribute to our efforts to conduct research that connects with our department program in applied anthropology at the graduate level
  • Develop and sustain research, scholarly and creative activities leading to publication and presentations
  • Establish interdisciplinary research partnerships
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community
  • Collaborate with faculty to further the goals of the Anthropology Department
  • Participate in regional and national anthropology organizations

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Department of Anthropology is a four-field department dedicated to student learning and creating opportunities for hands-on, real life research experiences that advance career and graduate school opportunities. We seek to foster an environment within which faculty can conduct meaningful research, collaborate on shared goals and build partnerships across the university.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Name and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Semi-Finalists should be prepared to submit a copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply:Click the Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application.

Requests for information should be addressed to:

R. Scott Wilson, PhD, Department and Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Anthropology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1003

(562) 985 - 5171 or


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

CSU Vaccination Policy
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 and questions may be sent to

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: Oct 20, 2022 (10:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled