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Assistant Professor - Anthropology

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 24, 2021

Position Details

Budget Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (10 MONTHS) Campus Title Assistant Professor - Anthropology School/Division Academic Affairs, Division of Department Sociology/Anthropology Faculty Sub-Type FT Faculty Salary Level A5 Salary Range High 50's Position Effort Full-Time If Part-Time, enter FTE: Is this a temporary position? No If Temporary, enter End Date: Position Summary
SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

Department Profile:
The Department of Sociology/Anthropology has a large and vibrant undergraduate program. When students explore sociology and anthropology at SUNY Cortland, they’ll immerse themselves in the study of the human condition. They’ll examine how societies and cultures are formed and how they shape and are shaped by human behavior. Students develop analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills that are vital in any walk of life. Classes are small, led by faculty who are eager to help students succeed. Students have opportunities for independent research, internships, fieldwork, study abroad and service-learning will let them put classroom theory to the test in the real world. In a rapidly changing world, students will obtain a liberal arts education that fosters versatility in the world of work and good citizenship.
The list of career paths the department prepares students for is long and diverse. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers as educators, law enforcers, human service professionals, cultural resource managers, researchers, attorneys, human rights advocates, and more. The skills we impart are transferable across numerous fields. Major Responsibilities
Teaching load is three courses per semester and office hours as appropriate. Expect to offer courses regularly in our growing undergraduate program in Anthropology. Contribute to the college’s general education program and to SUNY Cortland’s commitment to Transformational Education. The teaching load is three courses (two preparations) per semester.

Advisement :
Advise 25-40 undergraduate majors in the Sociology/Anthropology department.

Maintain an active professional, research and publication agenda.

Service: Contribute to the department, school and university missions through active service on committees and/or collegiate participation in campus governance and community life.

Work with Students: Expect to work with students in the Archaeology Lab and demonstrate a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and a desire to improve access to higher education for all student regardless of background. Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the academic department chair
  • Works closely with department faculty
Required Qualifications
  • PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology by start of appointment
  • Evidence of the ability and/or potential to teach courses in North American Archaeology, Principles of Archaeology, and a survey of ancient cultures/world archaeology and develop a course on Native American peoples, cultures, and issues.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or potential to work with students in an archaeology laboratory setting.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of preparation to teach: Human Evolution and Survival, a course on the archaeology of another world area and/or a field school.
  • Demonstrated commitment to researching and being actively engaged in issues of social justice, human rights, environment, and/or climate change, and their relevance for both past and contemporary peoples.
  • Scholarship which emphasizes collaborative partnerships with descendant and/or indigenous communities.
EEO Statement
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University. Job Close Date
Posting Number F21005 Review Start Date 10/18/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please include the degree program.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
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