Part-Time Pool Position Announcement | Spring 2024

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Faculty Position Announcement: Part-Time


Department of Anthropology

Anticipated Needs:

  • Faculty, part-time
  • Please Note:
    • All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank.
    • Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.
    • Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

Current Salary Range:

The salary ranges listed below are full-time (15 units per semester) entry level base salaries up to the maximum of the range. The monthly salary is a fractional amount of the base salary if teaching less than full-time.

  • The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $6,056 monthly. For example, teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculating the entry level salary of $4,530 by the time base 0.20 for a 3-unit course will be $906 per month (paid in 6 monthly checks). The total semester salary is $5,436.
  • The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 monthly. For example, teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculating the entry level salary of $5,405, by time base 0.20 for a 3-unit course will be $1,081 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

Effective Date of Appointment:

Effective Date of Appointment: Spring 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Courses for Anthropology Part-Time Pool, Spring 2024

  • 108: Latin American Cultures
  • 150: The Human Adventure: Introduction to Anthropology
  • 151: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • 152: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • 153: Temples, Tombs and Treasures? An Introduction to Archaeology
  • 232: Expressive Culture
  • 302: Introduction to Applied Anthropology
  • 303: Anthropological Thought
  • 308: Gender & Culture
  • 310: Language in Culture: Anthropological Linguistics
  • 315: World Cultures and Societies
  • 319: World Prehistory
  • 326: Introduction to Folklore
  • 341: Bones: An Introduction to the Study of Human Remains
  • 351: Anthropology of Middle America
  • 425: Culture, Health and Healing
  • 440: Bioarchaeology
  • 451: Economic Anthropology
  • 486: Interrogating Globalization: The Ethnography of Global Problems


  • Master's Degree in Anthropology or related discipline for 100-and 200 level courses. PhD in Anthropology or related discipline or MA plus commensurate work or research experience for 300 and above level courses. Professional preparation and specialization must be appropriate to source subject. College and teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness preferred. A demonstrated commitment and ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. Applicants wishing to teach hybrid or online courses must meet CSBS requirements for online teaching.

Application Deadline

  • For Spring Semester 2024 Only: Oct. 13, 2023      

Application Process:

Applicants must submit a current resume, teaching interest checklist and a cover letter which describes their contributions to diversity and designates specific courses or areas they are interested in teaching and, whenever possible, times available for teaching assignments. The resume should include educational background, prior teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and/or related professional experience. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

In your cover letter, please describe how you will be able to help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students.

Applicants must submit a sample syllabus for each course for which they are applying to teach. Within each syllabus that you include in your application, please indicate the following:

  • What are the course objectives?
  • How will assignments in the course assess the course objectives?
  • How will your course meet two (2) or more of the six (6) program objectives of the Anthropology B.A. at CSUN (see "Student Learning Outcomes") and if applicable, how will your course meet two (2) or more of the six (6) program objectives of the Anthropology M.A. at CSUN (see "Student Learning Outcomes").

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Christina L. von Mayrhauser, Chair
Department of Anthropology (SH-232)
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Mail Code 8244
Northridge, CA 91330-8244
Email:, Subject: PT Faculty App: Spring 2024
Phone: 818-677-3331

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. An Equal Opportunity employer, CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information, visit the CSUN website.

About the College:

For information visit the CSUN College of Social and Behavioral Sciences website.

About the Department:

For information visit the CSUN Department of Anthropology website.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of applicants. Please note that working in the state of California is a condition of employment.

Working in the State of California is a requirement of employment. CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more, visit our Matadors Forward site.

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