ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (10 MONTHS)
Assistant Professor - Anthropology
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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.
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
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.
Advise 25-40 undergraduate majors in the Sociology/Anthropology
Maintain an active professional, research and publication
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
- 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.
- Evidence of preparation to teach: Human Evolution and Survival,
a course on the archaeology of another world area and/or a field
- 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
- Scholarship which emphasizes collaborative partnerships with
descendant and/or indigenous communities.
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.
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