Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Nov 2022

Posting Detail Information
Working Title Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Posting Number 202200340F
Proposed Annual Salary Range 72000-74000
Employee Benefits
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Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Anthropology houses a diverse faculty that includes cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, biological anthropologists, and geographers whose scholarship spans the breadth of human experience. The discipline of anthropology is concerned with the human condition as well as the structure of the social, environmental, political and economic contexts within which humans operate. Thus, anthropology is both varied and integrative, drawing from geography, biology, humanities, and other social and natural sciences. The anthropology and geography faculty at CSU conduct research from all over the world.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 35
% Teaching 50
% Service 15
% Administration 0
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/04/2022
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/16/2023
Position End Date
Position Summary
The Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology to begin August 16th, 2023. The successful candidate's research and teaching will be focused on environmental anthropology, with a preference for research conducted in the Americas. The candidate must demonstrate strong research methods experience and be ready to teach introductory courses in anthropology as well as specialized courses in research methods and in areas of topical interest. The candidate will also ideally be prepared to lead a summer cultural anthropological field school.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
? PhD in anthropology or equivalent field at the time of appointment (Aug. 16th, 2023).
? Research and teaching focus on environmental anthropology.
? The potential for a promising record in scholarship/research.
? The ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory undergraduate to the graduate level.
? In their research and teaching, candidates should show ways that their approach to ethnography incorporates structured and systematic methodological approaches. These could include but are not limited to: social network analysis, visual anthropology, community-based participatory research, spatial methods, postcolonial methods, feminist methodologies, archival or historical inquiry, field experiments, ethnographic writing, specialized interview techniques, field-based questionnaires, and biocultural methods.
Preferred Job Qualifications
? Research focus on the Americas.
? Research focus on one or more of the following: environmental changes, disruptions, or disasters; environmental social movements; human-nonhuman relations; human migration or displacement and the environment; land stewardship and conservation; local-global cultural and environmental flows; natural resource conflicts; Native/Indigenous communities; social inequality and the environment; sustainable economies and the environment; political ecology and/or environmental justice.
? Research focus on public and applied anthropology.
? The ability to actively include undergraduates and graduates in candidate's research program. Applicants should bring creative ideas about how undergraduate and graduate students' methodological training might unfold, ideally in an ethnographic field school setting tied to the candidate's own research.
? A well-articulated approach to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and commitment to excellence in teaching and diversity and inclusion.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload a letter that addresses research and teaching interests pertinent to the full job description, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references and their contact information. Reference letters will be solicited at the semi-finalist interview stage. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education ( .
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search Contact Jeff Snodgrass;
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Teaching and Instruction
The candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, including graduate and undergraduate courses, to mentor students, and to have an active
research agenda. Applicants must be able to teach part of the existing curriculum in anthropology as well as develop new course content based on his/her
research specialty. In addition to undergraduate and graduate-level teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research methods useful to cultural anthropologists.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Research
The candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda. The quality and effectiveness of the candidate's research will be judged by his/her published record and the development of a fundable research program, relative to the particulars of the research/teaching/service effort distribution.
Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty Category Service
This position also has a service component and participation in departmental, college, and university governance is expected.
Percentage Of Time 15
References Requested
References Requested
Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3
Supplemental Questions
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents

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