Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, New York

Full Time, Tenure-Track, Anticipated Start Date Sept. 2024
In Person
Open until filled, priority given to applications received by 10/11/2023
Posted 10/6/2023

Description and Duties

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2024. We seek an environmental or medical anthropologist whose teaching and research broadly addresses the theme of inequality. Although geographic area is open, preference will be given to candidates with experience in Africa or Native/indigenous North America; Anthropological sub-field (i.e., archaeological, biological, cultural, or linguistic anthropology) is open.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing introductory courses, anthropological theory, quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as developing new upper-division courses in their specialty. The standard teaching load for this position is 30 credits per year (generally a 3:3 teaching load). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of excellence in teaching and advising, scholarship, and campus service. For more information about the Anthropology Department, please visit our website: https://www.newpaltz.edu/anthropology.

This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members-students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field completed by September 2024; Specialization in environmental or medical anthropology; with a research focus on Africa or Native/Indigenous North America

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to candidates with an active research program with ability to secure external funding and a strong record of teaching excellence; demonstrated commitment to diversity and to student involvement in research; ability to collaborate across disciplines as well as different programs on campus.

How to Apply

Electronic submissions required. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3628.

Candidates will be required to electronically submit: 1.) Application letter – including a summary of your academic background, your research interests, your professional experience, and your fit with the department; 2.) Curriculum vitae; 3.) Teaching Portfolio – including teaching philosophy, course descriptions and syallbi for courses taught, teaching evaluations, pedagogic innovations, inclusivity and diversity initiatives in teaching, and mentoring/advising experience; 4.) Three Letters of recommendation; 5.) Academic writing sample – published work, preferable; dissertation chapter acceptable; limit to 30 pages; 6.) Unofficial graduate transcript(s).
Please apply by visiting https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/2158

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