The Department of Anthropology at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks well-qualified individuals to teach various undergraduate courses during the 2019-2020 academic year. Depending upon applicant background and curricular needs of the department, teaching assignments may include a variety of course fields including ANTH 1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology; ANTH 2 Introduction to Archaeology; ANTH 4 Vanished Peoples and Lost Civilizations; ANTH 12A Culture and Ideas; ANTH 134 Health Disease and Culture; ANTh 136 Human Development and Sexuality; and/or other positions as the need arises. Positions are contingent upon enrollment. Courses may meet both major requirements and the university core curriculum.

The successful candidate(s) will teach at least one and no more than two courses per quarter nor more than four over the three-quarter academic year.

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Santa Clara University (also referred to as Santa Clara) is a private Jesuit university located in Santa Clara, California. It has 5,499 full-time undergraduate students, and 3,130 graduate students. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California and the west coast of the United States, and has remained in its original location for 167 years. The university’s campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis, which traces its founding to 1776. The campus mirrors the Mission’s architectural style, and provides a fine early example of Mission Revival Architecture.

The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees through its six colleges, the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, Leavey School of Business, School of Engineering, Jesuit School of Theology, and School of Law. Santa Clara has produced four Rhodes Scholars (3 in the last 8 years) and has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. Santa Clara has also been recognized as 13th in Best University For a bachelor’s degree and 14th in Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential in the United States by PayScale in 2018.

Among Santa Clara’s alumni are governors, congressmen, mayors, senators, and presidential cabinet members. Santa Clara alumni founded Nvidia and Farmer’s Insurance, and created JavaScript. Santa Clara’s alumni have won a number of honors, including Pulitzer Prizes, the NBA MVP Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Santa Clara alumni have served as mayors of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, and Washington, DC. Both the current Governor and Lieutenant Governor of California attended Santa Clara.

Santa Clara’s sports teams are called the Broncos. Their colors are red and white. The Broncos compete at the NCAA Division I levels as members of the West Coast Conference in 19 sports. Broncos have won NCAA championships in both men’s and women’s soccer. Santa Clara’s student athletes include current or former 58 MLB, 40 NFL, and 12 NBA players and 13 Olympic gold medalists.