Visiting Archaeology Professor | University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati
April 23, 2024
Cincinnati, Ohio
Job Type


Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a full- time anthropological archaeologist at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor whose research focuses on Mesoamerican archaeology and spatial analysis. This one-year position begins August 15, 2024, with potential for renewal.

The Department of Anthropology consists of 11 full-time faculty who engage in interdisciplinary research focusing on social inequality, human adaptation and evolution, and socioenvironmental dynamics. Departmental resources include several laboratories and teaching collections. The University of Cincinnati has a newly established Faculty Enrichment Center committed to helping further the success of its faculty members.

The position entails teaching archaeology courses, to include courses such as Introduction to Archaeology, Maya archaeology, Origins of Civilization, Identities and Material Culture, Spatial Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, and / or other courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise. Topics of such classes might include modes of connection and trade, gender, or community-engaged archaeology.

Essential Functions

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses specific to specialty areas (as noted above)
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Contribute service to the department

Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of appointment, applicants must be ABD or have a PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.

Application Process

  • A statement of interest (cover letter outlining the applicant’s teaching experience, research, and optionally, any proposed courses.)
  • Current CV
  • Names of three references

Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2024 but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants selected as finalists for the position will be asked to submit three letters of reference.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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