Department of Anthropology Tenure Track Assistant Professor

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California State University San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified candidates for a tenure track position in the Department of Anthropology specializing in archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2021.

The successful applicant will focus on Indigenous archaeology. Preferred qualifications include active engagement with fieldwork in Western North America or nearby regions. We seek expertise that complements our existing department strengths in ceramics, lithics, and human osteology – for example, GIS, faunal analysis, paleoethnobotany, or historical materials analysis. Significant, collaborative projects with descendant communities are also desirable.

Our BA in Anthropology provides a broad education in the discipline. Faculty research specializations emphasize ethnography, critical social theory, museum studies, osteology, human ecology, and archaeology. Geographical regions of focus include North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Graduates often go on to postgraduate studies in anthropology and related social sciences, as well as careers in public archaeology, museums, and education.

Our MA in Applied Archaeology program is a professionally-oriented program designed to prepare students for middle and upper-level careers in the cultural resource management (CRM) industry. Students in this program are trained to be well-versed in archaeological theory, analytical techniques, and research design, and graduates are competitive for admission to Ph.D. programs.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) sits on the territory and ancestral land of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (Yuhaaviatam). We recognize that every member of the CSUSB community has benefited and continues to benefit from the use and occupation of this land since the institution’s founding in 1965. The Office of Tribal Relations at CSUSB aims to increase enrollment of Native American students, and to promote Native American perspectives across campus. The campus hosts the annual San Manuel Powwow, and coordinates with a Native American Advisory Board through which stakeholders provide input in decision-making that impacts Native American affairs on campus and in the surrounding community. CSUSB has a Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies, through which students can earn a Certificate in Native Nations / Indigenous Peoples Studies and a Certificate in California Indian Languages and Cultures. The campus regularly offers courses in the Cahuilla, Luiseño, and Serrano languages.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

This is a tenure track position in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. A specialization in Indigenous archaeology is preferred.

The primary responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to teach and advise graduate students in the MA in Applied Archaeology program, teach undergraduate courses in Anthropology and Ethnic studies (if needed), conduct and publish research, and engage in required service activities. Ongoing research projects with the capacity to involve undergraduate and graduate students are especially desirable.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.


Ph.D. in Anthropology in-hand by time of appointment.


Evidence of scholarly activity, publication, and innovation is valued. Evidence of exemplary graduate-level teaching and leadership experience at program level is preferred and should be noted in application.


Salary is commensurate with experience.


If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:


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Formal review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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