Associate or Professor and Chair in Cultural Anthropology, with specialty in Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Technology and the Human Experience, or Borders and Social Justice

University of San Diego
October 10, 2023
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Associate or Professor and Chair in Cultural Anthropology, with specialty

in Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Technology and the Human Experience, or Borders and Social Justice

Apply now Posting #: 4641 Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular Location: San Diego Position Type: Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

Position Title & Department:

Associate or Professor and Chair in Cultural Anthropology, with specialty in Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Technology and the Human Experience, or Borders and Social Justice

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Department Description:

The College of Arts and Sciences and University of San Diego

The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Anthropology at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to begin in August 2024. We seek a broadly-trained Cultural Anthropologist who will serve as Chair of the Department and lead the department through a process of curricular revision. A successful candidate will participate in one of the following academic clusters: climate change and environmental justice, technology and the human experience, or borders and social justice. More information can be found here: https: // www.

We seek applicants with evidence of excellence in teaching anthropology courses and demonstrated leadership experience. Candidates will teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology and a range of upper level undergraduate courses within the candidate's area of specialty and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Successful candidates will have an active program of field research that could be integrated with undergraduate teaching and a record of scholarly publication. Candidates who engage with contemporary issues, and demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice, human rights, humanitarianism, and diversity/equity/inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement : Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Job Requirements:

The successful candidates will:

  • Hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate or other terminal degree. ABD candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity.
  • Posting Salary:

    $7,538.75-11,564.50/month instructional base plus stipend for serving as chair; Excellent Benefits

    The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

    The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

    Special Application Instructions:

    Resume Required

    Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application.

    Candidates are asked to submit the following materials by October 10, 2023. Please note that this position will be hired at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

  • Letter of application, include reference to the cluster(s) of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus
  • Research Statement and a sample of scholarly or creative work
  • Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research.
  • Contact information for three references who will be sent a link to upload letters.
  • For more information contact search chair, Dr. Jennifer Parkinson at [email protected]

    If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

    Additional Details:

    The University of San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people. The San Diego region is the third most populated area for American Indians in California and is surrounded by four autonomous Indigenous nations: the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla. These four nations, represented by 19 tribes, make San Diego County home to the largest concentration of individual tribes in the United States. San Diego is also the second largest city in the state, near the busiest port of entry on an international border, and hosts significant ethnic, immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. Serving more than 5,500 undergraduate students, the university holds a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service.

    The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, covered veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law. USD offers same sex domestic partner benefits.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.

    Advertised: June 29, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: October 10, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time

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