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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2020.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming is known throughout the state of Wyoming and the region for its leadership in research and public education about our unique archaeological heritage. The department is achieving national and international recognition for its research programs.

In addition to the commitment to Wyoming-based research, Anthropology faculty offer UW international expertise in areas such as Europe, Asia, Africa, Native America and more, constituting a center of multicultural global research at UW.

We seek an archaeologist with specialization in zooarchaeology. We have a strong preference for a scholar with specialization in the hunting and gathering populations. The successful candidate will be capable of mentoring graduate and undergraduate student research in the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and adjacent environs AND show evidence of teaching effectiveness and grantsmanship, a record of publication, and a field or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation. Expected teaching includes a course in zooarchaeology as well as introductory and upper division courses in archaeology. The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing the department’s comparative faunal collection.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and position is open until filled.

Qualifications

Assistant professors shall normally hold the terminal qualification in their discipline (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA, etc.), and shall have demonstrated ability, through appropriate experience, to perform the functions of the position they are to hold.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Doctorate degree in Anthropology related field by date of appointment

- Specialization in zooarchaeology

- Demonstrated record of grantsmanship

- Demonstrated record of publication

- A field- and/or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation

- Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains

- Ability to teach introductory and upper division courses in archaeology, including zooarchaeology

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Expertise in prehistoric hunter-gatherers

- Geographic area of specialization is open but preference given to applicants with experience in Western North America

- Evidence of teaching effectiveness

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.

HIRING STATEMENT:

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2237 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.


 

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Tenure-Track

The Department of Anthropology at Gettysburg College

Position Summary: The Department of Anthropology at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Anthropology beginning August 2020. We seek an archaeologist who specializes in public archaeology, museum studies, and/or stakeholder-community relations and who is committed to collaborating with indigenous or historically marginalized groups in knowledge production and representation. Their geographical focus can be based in the Americas, Africa, or Asia-Pacific. Candidates should have a genuine interest in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment in a department focused on building linkages between archaeology and cultural anthropology. The teaching load for this position is five courses per two-semester year (3/2). The successful candidate will teach an introductory course as well as upper-level courses and a first-year seminar, and provide archaeological field opportunities for students.

Qualifications:PhD in Anthropology preferred at time of appointment. Teaching experience as lead instructor required. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.

Application Details:Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/3181. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, list of possible courses, and the names of three professional references (at least one of whom can comment on teaching effectiveness). As part of the cover letter or teaching statement, we invite you to elaborate on your cultural proficiencies and experiences engaging an increasingly diverse student body. Professional references for short-listed candidates will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

Applications should be submitted by November 10, 2019, for best consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Department Chair Amy Evrard (aevrard@gettysburg.edu).

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimation. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

 


 

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History.

Office of State Archaeology

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (CSMNH) at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, invites applications for a full-time State Archaeologist, as a non-tenure track faculty Assistant Extension Professor, who will be responsible for all aspects of the Office of State Archaeology as mandated in the Connecticut state statutes, including cultural resource preservation, field and laboratory methods, research, public education and administrative services.

Responsibilities include: cultural resource management review of economic development proposals to assist municipal governments; responding to inquiries for information from researchers, land managers and the general public; providing public education and training; state-wide site visits and field reviews; salvage archaeological field work and collection of archaeological materials; technical assistance to law enforcement agencies, including possible court testimonies; representation of the archaeological community to the electronic and print media; office management and other duties as assigned. The State Archaeologist will assist CSMNH staff in planning archaeological exhibits and programs; curate the university’s Anthropological Collections; provide supervision to undergraduate and graduate students and volunteers; and provide academic services, as time allows, in areas of expertise to the Department of Anthropology. Responsibilities will also include supervision of the University's North American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) officer. In addition, in-state travel is required.

Minimal Qualifications

·     PhD in archaeology or anthropology at time of appointment, and at least 3 years relevant experience.

·     Background in North American archaeology and a working knowledge in Pre- and Post-Contact archaeology. 

·     Familiar with archaeological field and laboratory procedures and methods as well as experience working with artifacts and ethnographic materials.

·     Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact productively with a diverse group of constituents and colleagues.

·     Strong organizational and time-management skills.

·     Experience with cultural resource management and knowledge of historic preservation law/legislation at the federal, state and local levels.

 Preferred Qualifications:

 ·     Experience curating archaeological/anthropological collections.

·     Experience working with Native American Nations.

·     Background in Northeast North American archaeology.

·     Forensic archaeology background.

·     Grant-writing experience.

Appointment Terms:

This is a full-time 11-month position, with a one-year probationary period. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on University of Connecticut pay scales. 

 To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, names of three referees (with email, phone number and mailing address), a statement that addresses the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications, and a Curriculum Vitae via UConn jobs (http://jobs.uconn.edu/). Address inquiries to Dr. Natalie Munro (natalie.munro@uconn.edu), Chair, State Archaeologist Search Committee. Screening will begin November 1, 2019. The anticipated starting date is February 3, 2020. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


 

Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology at Wake Forest University

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of Anthropology is accepting applications for one tenure-track position in Anthropological Archaeology at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 2020.

We seek highly qualified candidates devoted to excellence in both teaching and research. To align with Wake Forest University’s commitment to inclusivity and contemporary issues of race, applicants should show an active engagement with diversity in their pedagogy and/or scholarship. A PhD in Anthropological Archaeology or a related discipline is required. Candidates should have an active research program, evidence of teaching excellence, and commitment to the engagement with and professional development of diverse undergraduate students through both theory and practice. A focus on the Americas is preferred; topical and theoretical focus should enhance the strengths of the faculty currently in the department. The department consists of eight tenure-track faculty and one assistant teaching professor/museum director and offers four-field training to undergraduate students.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, and ranked 11th in teaching among national universities. With 5,100 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” Click here for quick facts about the University.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including text on the candidate’s approach to diversity), and research statement. For full consideration applications should be received by November 1, 2019.  

Applicants should apply on-line by submitting a single PDF on our careers website

Alternatively, a hard copy can be sent to Steve Folmar, Chair, Wake Forest University, Department of Anthropology P.O. Box 7807, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

 

 

The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks applications for a Lecturer position with a focus in archaeological anthropology. GSU is a Tier-1 research institution located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, a thriving, dynamic, and multicultural urban setting. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the country and has received national recognition for its innovative approaches to ensuring student success. The department is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The Department of Anthropology is home to 12 collegial, full-time faculty who represent all of the subfields of anthropology, has engaged and passionate undergraduate majors, and has a thriving master’s program. The department also has a recently renovated, state of the art Archaeology Lab that may be used for instruction and which houses the MARTA archaeological collection, a large collection of historical materials associated with the growth of Atlanta.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Anthropology at the time of appointment, a proven record of excellence in teaching, and the ability to mentor and engage GSU’s diverse student body. The Lecturer will teach four classes each semester, and at least two of those each semester will be ANTH 1102, a four-field introductory course. In addition to the introductory courses, the Lecturer will have the ability to teach and develop upper-division and graduate level courses in one’s areas of expertise. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda in the Americas, with a preferred focus in Southeastern archaeology and/or historical and urban archaeology. Preference will be given to candidates with active fieldwork that will involve students, especially in the format of field schools. The ability to teach a course on the essentials of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) archaeology, ideally based on one’s professional experience in CRM, is also a preferred quality as it will contribute to the “College to Career” initiative at GSU. Methodological focus is open, but preference is given to candidates with expertise in Geophysics, GIS and Geospatial Statistics, Lithic Analysis, Paleoethnobotany, or Zooarchaeology.

In the University System of Georgia, Lecturer positions are indefinitely renewable and have the opportunity for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer. Lecturers are full voting members of the department and have opportunities for service in the department and at the College of Arts & Sciences and University levels. Starting salary is expected to be $50,000 with the possibility of additional pay for summer teaching.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration please submit materials before the 8th of November 2019. The initial round of skype interviews will hopefully take place in early December.

Please send CV, the names and emails of three references, a letter of application, and statement of teaching philosophy to anthsearch2019@gsu.edu. If possible, please send these as a single pdf attachment with your last name in the file name. Informal inquiries about the position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee at the same email address.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class

Lecturer - Archaeological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University


 

Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology (c. AD/CE 1500-1900)

The Department of Archaeology at Durham University, UK

The Department of Archaeology at Durham University is one of the most outstanding Departments of Archaeology in the UK, we have developed a world-leading reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students. We are regularly ranked one of the top two Archaeology departments in the UK (e.g. Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, The Guardian University Guide 2019, Complete University Guide 2019) and one of the top six globally (World University QS rankings 2019). 

Our academics are shaping the future of our discipline with world-leading research that spans all aspects of archaeology, from the local to the global and the social to scientific. Our distinctive approach to research-led teaching ensures our programmes are cutting edge and intellectually stimulating for our 400+ students, while our state-of the art laboratories specializing in materials analysis, artefact conservation, isotopes, DNA, microscopy/geoarchaeology, informatics, human remains, and thermoluminescence support our students in achieving outstanding and original research at all levels. 

We are building upon our strengths by appointing a talented and ambitious Assistant Professor in the field of Historical Archaeology. Expanding on our current research and teaching strengths in medieval and post-medieval archaeology, the new postholder will develop world-class research and teaching in the field of historical archaeology, defined here the archaeology of any historical society worldwide from c. AD/CE 1500 to 1900. We particularly welcome applications from those working in the fields of historical and social archaeology, specialising in North America and/or the West Indies and/or Africa, or the Baltic World, with a research and teaching track record in themes such as colonialism and slavery; transatlantic connections, trade and commercialisation; or industrialisation.

The successful candidate will pursue research that is world leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, commensurate with the Department of Archaeology’s continuing emphasis on international excellence, and demonstrated by outstanding publications. They will bring experience and ambition in terms of seeking out national and international funding opportunities and develop research impact beyond the Institution. They will also develop and pursue international research collaborations to further enhance the Department’s world reputation in historical archaeology. 

Bringing excellent communication skills and teaching experience, the successful candidate will take the lead on developing and delivering our new undergraduate programme, the BA (Hons) Archaeology of the Historic World. They will contribute more broadly as well to teaching and training across our six undergraduate programmes and will develop unique opportunities for practical and applied training for both our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes and contribute to our MA in Archaeology. Experience in delivering training in the field, via excavation, standing buildings and/or landscape survey or collections-based projects is also essential. Developing our vibrant research postgraduate community, by attracting students of exceptional calibre from Britain and abroad to study with us at Durham, is also desirable. 

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the collegial and administrative activities of the Department and demonstrate leadership with an academic context. 

https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/arch20-1/


 

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 www.txstate.edu/anthropology . For information about the Center for Archaeological Studies, please visit cas.anthropology.txstate.edu/.

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, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/25631.

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 ebrunson@txstate.edu.

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

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2020


 

Assistant Professor - Indigenous Archaeology

Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, in the area of indigenous archaeology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in indigenous archaeology, and demonstrate evidence of reflexive attention to the broader context of archaeological research in contemporary society. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Anthropology. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program (field, lab and/or museum/archival), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Basic qualifications:

The completion of all PhD or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in the candidates’ field is preferred by the start date.

The Anthropology Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02329

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 31, 2019. Please direct questions to Professor Jun Sunseri, Search Committee Chair at jsunseri@berkeley.edu.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit the following website at: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new- faculty.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.


 
 

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