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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in archaeology, at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to department's baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, M.A. in anthropology, and Ph.D. in applied anthropology. For information about the Department, please visit . For information about the Center for Archaeological Studies, please visit

Responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and applied archaeology; developing external funding to support an active research program; and contributing to the department and university through service activities. The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and public engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Required Qualifications

1) Earned Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology at the time of application; and

2) Research agenda in the prehistory of Texas or adjacent regions, which may include the Southwest, Plains and Southeast of the U.S, or Northern Mexico.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Peer-reviewed publications in the prehistoric archaeology of Texas or adjacent regions; 

2) Experience in teaching, or the ability to teach, courses such as introduction to archaeology, Texas archaeology, North American archaeology, CRM archaeology, archaeological theory, archaeological methods, and field school; 

3) An active research program, or clear plans to institute an active research program in areas that complement our current faculty research activities; 

4) Experience in methodologies and/or technologies that expand on those currently offered by the department; 

5) Evidence of external research funding, or a plan to obtain future external research funding that would support the candidates research and/or teaching agendas; 

6) Experience with education and outreach to the public; and 

7) A commitment to advancing diversity.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

For full consideration all application materials must be received by October 25, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 

1) a cover letter highlighting experience and qualifications with regard to (a) the position's responsibilities (b) the required and preferred qualifications, and © the applicant's comments on diversity; 

2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 

3) the names and contact information of three references.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Emily Brunson, Search Committee Chair, at

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2020


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Environmental Archaeologist

George Mason University Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The George Mason University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in environmental archaeology (geographic area open), to begin August 2020 (teaching load is 2:2). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity and excellence among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 


The Anthropology Program seeks an environmental archaeologist with one or more of the following areas of interest: climate change, diet, resilience and adaptability, transformation and collapse, and cultural resilience including areas surrounding the integration of socioecological systems with the ritual and symbolic domains of past lifeways. Excellence in fieldwork and laboratory skills is required. We prefer candidates focused on hunter-gatherers or nomadic pastoralists, but outstanding candidates working across geographic and subsistence boundaries are encouraged to apply. The capacity to teach a large, upper-division undergraduate course on the prehistory and history of climate change and introductory archaeology is expected.

 The successful applicant must have teaching experience and a Ph.D. in-hand at the time of application. All applicants are expected to demonstrate a productive research and publication trajectory as well as a record of extramural funding. 

Please submit the following documents: 2-page statement of interest covering research interests and achievements; curriculum vitae; a 1-page statement addressing how the applicant’s training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity; and list of three references. Applications should be submitted at Number FAC7763; Position Number: F5369z) by October 1, 2019. Please contact Daniel H. Temple with any questions:  

Application Due: October 1, 2019

 About Us:

We are a three-field program that offers a B.A. and M.A. degree in anthropology. There are many opportunities for cross- and interdisciplinary collaboration across units. Women and minority candidates especially are urged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report“Up and Coming” spot for national universities, and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Located approximately 15 miles from Washington, D.C., Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology

Spelman College

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology to begin in August 2020. We are seeking a cultural anthropologist who specializes in Food Studies. We are seeking a candidate whose scholarship and teaching reflects an intersectional methodological and theoretical lens. A geographical specialization in the United States is preferred. Sub-areas of specialization that are of interest may include (but are not limited to): medical anthropology, global public health, consumption, sustainability, nutrition, food security, food access, food systems, and food policy. Spelman College is a teaching-intensive institution with a teaching load of three courses per semester. We are seeking a colleague who can teach core courses in Anthropology such as Ethnographic Methods and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, as well as Food and Culture, Food and the City, Medical Anthropology, and other anthropology elective courses in their area of specialization that contribute to our department's course offerings. The candidate will also be expected to serve as a reader on students' Senior Theses, which is a capstone requirement for all majors.

The person who assumes this position will be expected to engage with other faculty on community-based research and projects in Food Studies and serve as the co-director of the Food Studies program and minor ( The ideal candidate should be willing to work closely with students at a liberal arts college and possess a demonstrated interest and/or experience with interdisciplinary problem-posing that is grounded in the discipline of anthropology. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching would contribute to the Sociology and Anthropology Department.


Persons currently holding a Ph.D. in Anthropology are preferred. "ABD" candidates in Anthropology will be considered as long as the degree will be conferred by the time of hire. Previous experience teaching courses in anthropology is required.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Employment Status: Tenure Track

Full Time/Part Time: Full-time

Close Date: 09/06/2019

Online App. Form:


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Anthropology Department

Rice University in Houston, Texas

The Department of Anthropology at Rice University in Houston, Texas ( is offering a postdoctoral fellowship for the year beginning in July 2019. The Fellowship involves teaching responsibilities that include the core course in the Museums and Cultural Heritage minor (ANTH 341) and a seminar on a subject that connects with our Museums and Cultural Heritage curriculum. In addition, helping with supervision of students enrolled in practica in the minor is also expected. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during the fellowship, but we will give priority to those whose research interests align with the museums and heritage interests of the core faculty in the minor.

The application deadline is July 11th, 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD prior to 15 August 2019. Inquiries may be directed to Dean Susan McIntosh; email:

To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) proposed seminar title and brief description of a proposed seminar course (3) curriculum vitae, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and any teaching evaluations, (5) a recent sample of published work. In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the online system at time of the application.

Education Required: PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Experience Required: No experience required

Skills Required: Candidate must be able to establish a research agenda.

Physical Demands: Must be able to work or extended periods of time at a computer terminal.

Working Conditions: Typical office environment, working in lab and classroom.

Security Sensitive: Yes

Job Duty Name: Teaching and student supervision

Description of Job Duty:Teaching responsibilities that include the core course in the Museums and Cultural Heritage minor (Anth 341) and a seminar on a subject that connects with our Museums and Cultural Heritage curriculum. In addition, helping with supervision of students enrolled in practica in the minor is also expected.

Department: Anthropology

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Requisition Number: P20000

Open Date: 07/02/2019

Close Date: 07/11/2019

Benefits Eligible: Yes


Research Station Archeologist

The Arkansas Archeological Survey

The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as Research Station Archeologist to begin on September 1, 2019, or a soon as possible thereafter. The position is based at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (UAF) campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas (

Job Description:This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. The station archeologist will develop an active research program in the thirteen-county station area covering northwest Arkansas, conduct research individually and in collaboration with other ARAS archeologists, publish the results of scholarship in refereed venues, and obtain external funding to support research endeavors. The research area is rich with archeological resources ranging from bluff shelters to battlefields. Candidates should be willing to continue current research programs on diverse types of sites. The UAF research station archeologist teaches two courses (undergraduate and graduate) per academic year in the Department of Anthropology and contributes to other campus initiatives and programs, including the interdisciplinary Environmental Dynamics PhD program in The Graduate School and International Studies. The station archeologist also provides support to the Arkansas Archeological Society (, including participation in the annual Training Program in Archeology held during the month of June. In addition, the station archeologist will provide technical support and advice to federal, state, and local agencies, descendant communities, and members of the public as requested. Routine station operations include maintenance of site and project records and collections for the area, updating existing site file information and recording new sites in the state database, and supervising two station assistants. The person hired will have a research faculty title in the Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and can chair and serve on graduate committees. There is opportunity for promotion, but Survey positions are not tenured. For information on the Arkansas Archeological Survey, visit

Qualifications:APhD in anthropology or archeology (in hand by July 1, 2019) and publications, fieldwork and research experience in North America east of the Rocky Mountains is required; experience in the Ozark Highlands region, public archeology, and educational outreach is preferred.

Salary:Annual starting salary is $47,500 with full benefits. Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2019.

 Review of applicants will begin in July, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

 A complete position announcement, including additional minimum and preferred qualifications and salary information, may be viewed at the University of Arkansas Human Resources' job portal 

For further information, contact: Dr. George Sabo III Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey, 479-575-3556



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