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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.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Historical Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University invites applications for the position of tenure track Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology, beginning July 1, 2020. We seek an accomplished researcher and teacher to complement and diversify our current regional, methodological, and theoretical strengths and contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. We particularly invite applicants whose scholarship engages with topics including race, labor, gender, colonialism, resistance, inequality, indigeneity, globalization, heritage, and the environment. This position is subject to budget approval. Candidates should hold a PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology no later than July 1, 2020.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that discusses current and future research and teaching. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. We value and seek candidates with a variety of social identities, including those underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. The cover letter should therefore also briefly address how the applicant’s experiences, interests, or future goals could promote pluralism and equity in research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should also submit a CV; a writing sample of no more than 40 pages (such as a published article, article manuscript, or dissertation chapter); and the names and contact information of three referees. Applications should be submitted through

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019; preliminary interviews will be held by web conference with the aim of bringing final candidates to campus in late November/early December. Please contact Charles Golden (, chair of the search committee, with any questions.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Archaeology/ Ancient Greek Material Culture

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in ancient Greek material culture to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong, ongoing commitment to research and teaching excellence. Any research focus within the material culture of the Greek world from the Neolithic through Hellenistic periods will be considered. We especially welcome candidates who complement the existing interdisciplinary strengths of the Department and who engage with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches (e.g., digital, post-colonial, scientific) in their research and teaching.

The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in a relevant field prior to taking up the position, and will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program leading to peer-reviewed publications. We are looking for a candidate committed to innovative teaching at a large, highly diverse public institution.  The position entails a teaching load of 4 courses per year (12 credits) and the successful candidate will be required to teach Greek archaeology and art at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The ability to teach ancient Greek would be an asset. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide mentoring and research training for undergraduate and graduate students and actively participate in departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies has a long tradition of leadership in ancient material culture and currently supports active field work in the Mediterranean, Europe and the Near East.  We would particularly welcome candidates who can engage with resources and collections within the Department and through the Laboratory of Archaeology and Museum of Anthropology. More about the programs, resources, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS can be accessed at:

Applications are to be submitted online through the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies’ Internal Resources website at: ( Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a one- to two-page description of current and future research plans, a one- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and one writing sample (20-30 pages).

Shortlisted applicants will be asked for evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence (including but not limited to student evaluations and/or peer assessments, one graduate course syllabus and one undergraduate course syllabus) and to arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees.

Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of CNERS at

The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 30, 2019

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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:


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