Updated October 15, 2016
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Archaeology of North America, NC State
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) appointment to begin fall 2017. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus in the archaeology of prehistoric or historic North America and a strong theoretical foundation. We seek candidates with topical interests that may include, but are not limited to, the curation of material or digital data, collections management, and visualization techniques. Candidates will be expected to teach combined graduate/undergraduate courses in their specialty area, undergraduate courses in archaeology, and to mentor graduate students.
All applicants must apply online by going to http://jobs.ncsu.edu. You can search for the opening by entering 00105903 in the search field. As part of the online application process, applicants should be prepared to upload a vita and a cover letter describing research interests, research plans, and teaching interests and philosophy. Please include a list of three referees with email addresses on your CV.
Candidate qualifications include: (1) a PhD in anthropology or a related field by August 16, 2017; (2) a strong record of research and publication with a demonstrated record of extramural research funding or promise of such funding; and (3) a strong teaching record.
Formal screening of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
North Carolina State University is the largest public university in North Carolina. Located in Raleigh at the heart of the Research Triangle, it offers excellent area amenities. Please visit our website at: http://socant.chass.ncsu.edu/. NCSU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer welcoming applications from members of under-represented groups and all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education.
Tenure-Track Archaeology Position at Ithaca College
The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in archaeology effective August 15, 2017. The position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in archaeology appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs, including a methods class; supervising field experiences; conducting and publishing research; and participating in service to the department, campus, community, and profession.
Preference will be given to candidates with a holistic and integrative approach to teaching and research.
Requirements: PhD in hand at time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, an active program of research that will involve undergraduates, experience working with diverse populations, and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Geographic area of specialization is open, with preference for areas outside of South America. Topical specialization is open, though candidates with demonstrated experience in environmental and climatic applications of archaeology or modern technological applications, such as GIS, remote sensing, or bone chemistry, are particularly attractive.
Assistant Professor in Environmental/Energy Justice, Department of Social Sciences Michigan Technological University
The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. We seek a scholar specializing in environmental and/or energy justice. Candidates with strengths in policy analysis and/or spatial methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates should be prepared to teach one or more courses that articulate with undergraduate programs in Anthropology, History, or Law & Society. Applicants should also demonstrate how their research and teaching interests strengthen our graduate programs (MS and PhD) in Environmental & Energy Policy and/or Industrial Heritage and Archaeology. A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology or a related interdisciplinary field is required by August 15, 2017.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research record and agenda, as well as high potential for securing external funding. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Michigan Tech is a research university (RU/H) with approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located minutes from Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Houghton/Hancock community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities. This environment, combined with a competitive compensation package, results in an excellent quality of life. Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.
Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2016. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Interested candidates should complete the online application and upload required materials including: (1) a letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) writing sample(s)and (6) names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be requested for candidates making the short list.
You can find out more about this position, including where to submit your online application, at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/4766
Please direct inquiries to Dr. Chelsea Schelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906 487 1759.
Laboratory Technician - Montpelier
The Archaeology Department at James Madison’s Montpelier is looking to hire two fulltime laboratory technicians to work through April 2017. We are currently excavating an area of Montpelier known as the South Yard that contained three slave quarters, two smoke houses, and an outdoor kitchen. During the tenure of this position, laboratory technicians will be responsible for processing, analyzing, and cataloging artifacts from the South Yard. In addition, Montpelier’s Archaeology Lab is open to the public and laboratory technicians must be able to engage with visitors and lead mini-lab tours. Experience working in archaeological laboratories and knowledge of historic artifacts, particularly ones dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, is essential to this job. Experience in plantation archaeology, African American archaeology, and/or public archaeology is preferred. Housing is available on the Montpelier property. Please visit the follow page for application information and make sure to attach a cover letter to your resume in a single pdf: https://www.montpelier.org/jobs
Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology, University of Alabama
The Department of Anthropology at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites
applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Latin American archaeology to begin August, 2017. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. We seek an anthropological archaeologist who can direct graduate–level field research, chair M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and teach graduate–level research methods. The proposed archaeology hire will strengthen the department’s research emphasis on the “Archaeology of Complex Societies of the Americas.” We seek an archaeologist with a specialization in Geographical Information Systems and other technical skills that complement our departmental strengths including, but not limited to remote sensing, paleoethnobotany, soil
chemistry, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology or statistics. The successful applicant will also contribute to the newly created Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program and Minor (LACLS) in the College of Arts and Sciences.
To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/39504 complete the online application and upload (1) an application letter with research interests, goals, and the names of three references with contact information; (2) a CV; (3) examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications and/or published articles) and (4) teaching evaluations (if available).
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and
actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Tenure Track Position, University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris invites applications for a tenure track position in Anthropology, with a specialization in Archaeology. We seek a candidate who can teach introductory and upper level courses in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, including methods, theory and research-based classes. We are also interested in someone who is able and willing to teach, on occasion, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (e.g., sabbatical for a colleague). Other desired competencies include GIS, online Geography (mainly for Education majors), and the ability to contribute to one of the campus' interdisciplinary academic programs (e.g., Environmental Studies, Latin American Area Studies, Gender Women and Sexuality Studies, African and Black American Studies, American Indian Studies). The opportunity to teach a freshman seminar is also a possibility. Academic advising of undergraduate students in Anthropology and related disciplines is a required component of the teaching load.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual with a demonstrated interest in the liberal arts who will engage with our students inside and outside of the classroom. Interest in conducting and supervising locally based research is welcomed. UMM emphasizes close student-faculty relationships and faculty-directed student research. An active research program is expected and research collaboration with undergraduates is highly valued.
Position begins August 14, 2017. Salary and teaching load (20 credits annually) are competitive. ABD will be considered although candidates with strong evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed by the start date are preferred. Evidence of successful prior undergraduate teaching experience is required.
Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 22nd, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled. UMM has a two-step initial application process (both steps required). Step 1) Please apply electronically through the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at: http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs (upload no attachments there, please). Choose Job ID# 313310. Step 2) Send the following documents via emails (subject heading Anthropology Search) to Sharon Severance, email@example.com: i) a cover letter expressing your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and outlining your research interests; ii) a statement of teaching philosophy; iii) teaching evaluations; iv) a curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation, transcripts and copies of publications may be requested at a later date. If you have difficulty navigating the electronic process, or have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Sharon Severance at 320-589-6201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For other communications, please contact the search Chair, Dr. Leslie Meek, at email@example.com or 320-589-6213.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is currently recruiting for a TERM Archeological Technician (GS-0102-07). This is a re-advertisement of a previous vacancy announcement. If you previously applied for this position under vacancy announcement IMDE-16-346, you will have to resubmit your application under this vacancy announcement.
Please click on the link to access the vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439244100
The Boise National Forest, Archeologist
The Boise National Forest will soon advertise a GS-193-09 archeologist position. This is a permanent full-time position located in the Supervisor’s Office Heritage Program. The duty station is located in Boise, Idaho.
The incumbent will assist the Forest Archaeologist and Assistant Forest Archeologist in the completion of a wide range of cultural resources management work across the Boise National Forest, with an emphasis on NHPA Section 106 compliance. Assigned duties in this capacity include:
• Responsibility for the inventory, evaluation, and advice on heritage and cultural resource management, including the determination of project effects on cultural resources and recommended mitigation.
• Organizing, supervising, reviewing, or directly performing inventory of project areas. Inventory includes existing data reviews, fieldwork, and the preparation of narrative reports, site records, maps, and other documents related to the discovery, protection, and mitigation of cultural resources. The incumbent should be familiar with GPS data collection and manipulation, and ArcGIS applications.
• Ensuring the quality and integrity of project inventories and reports.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please hit the “respond” button in the outreach database (external respondent website is located at https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/). If you would like additional information about the position, contact Susie Osgood, Forest Archeologist, at 208-373-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field School Opportunities
Updated February 2, 2016
Montpelier Foundation Field School
The Montpelier Foundation’s upcoming archaeological field school and full-time, paid, internship program for current students and recent graduates, and newly added field school scholarship program for African American Students!
Archaeology Field School
We will be running two field schools this summer, focusing on the excavations of an enslaved duplex quarter and extant kitchen. Each field school lasts 4 weeks. Students have the option of taking the course through SUNY-Plattsburgh or James Madison University for credit with a $400 equipment and housing fee to Montpelier, or they can take the course for no-credit for a $600 fee. Tuition costs vary depending on the school you enroll with, but our partnership with SUNY allows for a low out-of-state rate, while students from Virginia can take advantage of the JMU in-state tuition. Students will learn the basics of stratigraphic excavation, lab work, and also training in public archaeology. We encourage recent graduates to apply. The dates of the field school run from May 16-June 10 and June 19-July 15.
Scholarship for African American Students
In our effort to further diversify the discipline, African American students are eligible to apply for our new scholarship program. This will waive the equipment and housing fee for credit or no-credit students. If taken for no-credit, this scholarship will make the 4-week field school free of charge with housing included. Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for the paid internship program following the field school, making this one of the most affordable field schools available for African American students.
Paid Internship Program
Individuals who attend the field school are also eligible to apply for our summer and year long internship program. Internships are full time, paid, and include free housing. To become an intern, candidates must take the Montpelier Field School, which is used to evaluate their candidacy. Student interns can stay for the remainder of the summer, while recent graduates can stay for an extended internship of up to a year. Recent graduates are also eligible for full benefits, including vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Interns receive full training with our staff on stratigraphic excavation, work on our week long Public Archaeology Expedition Programs, cataloguing and artifact identification, and have opportunities to pursue individual research opportunities, present at conferences, and build a professional CV. Long-term interns typically stay for 6-9 months. This is a really great opportunity for recent graduates to build professional experience before entering the job market or applying to graduate school.