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TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OR OPEN RANKEdit

Arizona State University (AZ) - Southwest Archaeology - Oct. 20 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in southwest US archaeology, beginning August 2015. Required qualifications include a PhD in anthropology or related field, in hand at the time of appointment; a regional specialty in the US Southwest or adjacent areas in northern Mexico; and a research focus on Prehispanic or early contact period Native American horticultural/agricultural societies. Topical and analytical specialties are open. Also required is an ongoing program of field-based research that can be supported by external funding and provide research training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, or specific, well-developed plans for such a program. Desired qualifications include professional publications in high impact academic outlets, research funding through external awards, evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching, and a proven capacity to engage productively in collaborative research within and beyond archaeology.

ASU archaeology faculty have a long history of research focused on the greater Southwest as well as comparative research and inter-disciplinary collaboration. The selected candidate will join an active group of scholars to continue this tradition of research and collaboration in the rich innovative research environment provided by Arizona State University and the School. Information about the School can be found at https://shesc.asu.edu.

  • We will begin reviewing applicants on October 20, 2014. Reviews may occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at http://academicjobsonline.org and submit (1) a letter no longer than three pages, which includes a statement of professional goals and plans; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. You may address your cover letter to Michelle Hegmon, Archaeology Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment. ASU Job ID: 10879.
  • 10/31 - References contacted directly for letters. Request for additional materials including 1-2 page statement of 5-year research plan and 2 publications.
  • Have any of the long-listed people heard back one way or the other?
  • I've heard nothing and have talked to 3 others in the same boat. Not sure if it's just taking a long time or if I just don't know anyone on the short list (12/15).
  • Contacted today (12/16) via email to schedule interview. Letter said that the delay was due to getting approval at higher levels for "personnel decision"
  • Thanks for the info. Did any of the long-listed people get an email about not making the short list?
  • Offer made and accepted

Augustana College (SD) - TT Asst. Professor, Archaeology - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Augustana College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the Department of Anthropology beginning in September 2015. Anthropology at Augustana College has a strong emphasis in the areas of cultural anthropology and archeology with a particular focus on the Northern Plains. The program also includes classes in Museum Studies. The anthropology program is enhanced by a close association with the Augustana College Archeology Laboratory and ongoing research activities at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village site in Mitchell, South Dakota.

The successful applicant will teach a range of classes such as: Introduction to Anthropology; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Archeology; Introduction to Archeological Field Methods; and Introduction to Biological & Forensic Anthropology. Additional classes will be assigned based on the candidate’s expertise. It is also expected that the applicant will assist in co-directing a summer archeological field school at the Mitchell site. Applicants should have an interest in four-field American anthropology. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching and excellent research, including publication in peer-reviewed outlets relevant to anthropology; careful advising of students; and participation in service to the broader academic community.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology; evidence of effective college/university teaching; an active scholarly agenda; and a commitment to serving the campus and broader professional community

NOTES: Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.

  • Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, copies of graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Web site: http://www.augie.edu. Dr. L. Adrien Hannus is the Search Committee Chair - adrien.hannus@augie.edu
  • Additional materials requested (2/24)
  • Can you disclose what materials were requested? I received a request for a teaching statement on (2/2). 
  • Campus Interview Scheduled (3/9) 
  • Rejection email received (5/1)

Baylor University (TX) - Archaeology - Oct. 30 - REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL REFERENCESEdit

Baylor University Department of Anthropology is seeking an archaeologist for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We are interested in an archaeologist whose research focuses on subsistence adaptations or responses to environmental and/or climate change. Scholars whose work incorporates archaeological science (e.g., ecological modeling, statistical analysis, and/or bio-archaeology) are particularly encouraged to apply. Geographic specialization is open but should complement those of existing faculty.

The appointment will begin August 1, 2015 and the candidate must have Ph.D. prior to this date. An active research program, peer-reviewed publications, and funded research are required. A clear potential for funding of a strategically planned research agenda is necessary.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate survey courses and lower and upper division archaeology courses in the existing curriculum, research, publishing of research in peer-reviewed venues, seeking and managing external funding, and participating in planning and administrative work within the department and university. The position will involve working with interdisciplinary graduate students.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

For more information about the Department of Anthropology at Baylor and to learn more about our programs, please visit our departmental website: http://www.baylor.edu/anthropology

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of research goals, and official transcripts from all educational institutions attended. Please also include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Send all application materials to:
Dr. Sara Alexander, Search Committee Chair
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97173
Waco, Texas 76798-7173
Email: sara_alexander@baylor.edu
Materials may also be submitted electronically to Barbie Dutton at: BR_Dutton@baylor.edu

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning September 30, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 30, 2014.
    • Anyone know how strict the "official" transcript requirement is here? That seems like an unnecessary expense for 1st round applicants.
    • They were pretty explicit about requiring official transcripts when they confirmed the receipt of my applications and implied that unless they received them that my application would be considered incomplete and therefore not considered.  But they do accept electronic versions of official transcripts from insitutions that have the mechanisms in place to track and deliver these documents.
    • I think it goes without saying that asking for official transcipts from job applicants is pretty ridiculous, on all levels.
      • As does discounting people who aren't religious, which happened to me when I applied for their last job.  If you make the cut, the Board of Trustees has the committees send out a questionaire to weed out athiests and agnostics from Christians and Jews (not sure what they think about other religions).
  • Fairly sure there's an inside candidate for this position anyway.
  • Email informing me I was on the "initial short list" and the very uncomfortable religious affiliation request. (11/19) x 2
    • I received the HR information request, but nothing about 'initial short list'. Was that request sent to everyone?
    • I got that form during the last go-round and discussed all of my involvements with churches and ritual specialists at my field site but made it clear that I was an atheist.  Never heard back from them.
    • Why would an atheist apply for a job at a "Christian University"? Would you really want to work there? I wouldn't even apply...
    • Because rent needs to be paid. You might prefer to leave academia than have to teach at a Christian University, but for other atheists, teaching at a Christian University might be the lesser of evils.
    • But why apply if you are not Christian - you know they won't hire you. Why sell your soul? Would you do anything (including pretending to be a religion you are not) just to get a job?.....I think academics should be more principled, no?
    • I'm not applying but this is entirely school dependent. Some Christian schools seek a diverse faculty with a range of beliefs (e.g. Notre Dame). Others are more narrowly focused (e.g BYU). So evaluate case by case, I have no idea how seriously Baylor takes this. Be prepared to have frequent religious "conversations" with students in class however.
    • I didnt apply for this job, mostly because I wouldnt want to deal with what I imagine would be a constant battle with some religious students. But, to be fair, the Anthropology department has a statement saying they support the AAA statement on evolution, suggesting, at least in the department, that science rules over religious beliefs. It is hard to know whether certain 'religious' institutions tend to fall on the more secular side (e.g. Notre Dame, as noted previously) or the more dogmatic. I dont think there is anything wrong with applying for these jobs as an atheist, as these positions should be hired on scholarly merit, first and foremost. Unfortunately, this clearly isnt the case.
    • On a side note, the Geology Department at Baylor has a number of excellent evolutionary paleobiologists on the faculty.
    • Of course, not all Christians are creationists in the American sense. Take a look at Europe.
    • Baylor is a Baptist university... 
    • Either way - take a look at European Christians, and the lack of the polarised debate that occurs in the USA.
    • Sure... I am aware of the differences. But this discussion is about a position at Baylor University, which is Baptist. That said, I see no reason or relevance for questioning why people might apply for this job, whether those people are atheists, Muslims, or Baptists. A job is a job, and... in Europe, the USA, and elsewhere... one rarely has the option or opportunity to work for an institution that perfectly fits one's "principles." (+1)
    • I have to disagree: Baylor clearly states that it is a private Christian university (in Texas of all places) - this is a clear sign post that for me (a non-American, non-Christian) says keep clear! A job is a job? To think that working and teaching in a university is just a job is quite strange. But, maybe for some it is just a job.....By the way, I should say that I've worked and lived in 5 countries in North America and Europe, so my perspective is really comparing Europe with the US, where the religious divide in the latter is stark. For me personally, there are so many parts of the US that are no-go areas for political, cultural, and religious reasons, as well as quality of life. Looking at the list of job postings on this site, I'd find it hard to live and work in the vast majority of those places! So, maybe a career change is in order for me?
      • Honestly? Yes, either a career change or massive wake up call may be in order. I am an American who got a PhD in Europe and also held a postdoc there. The competition for permanent jobs there has nothing on the American system. We regularly had less than 100 applicants (somtimes closer to 20-30) for permanent jobs at the European institutions. Compare this to hundreds at the average U.S. job. This means that unless you are a highly sought after superstar, most people cannot afford to be picky about things like local culture or politics. It is simply too much of a buyers market. In Europe you have the support of a big, well-funded postdoc system, where many new PhDs end up funnelling into. In the U.S. most new PhDs and ABDs are applying straight into the TT market, meaning there is fiece competition.
      • "picky about things" - it comes down to what's more important: a career for the sake of a career, or deciding what's important for oneself and raising a family. I certainly wouldn't raise my children in Texas (to pick the Baylor example)....No massive wake call needed here; I'm well aware of realities and well aware of what kind of society/local culture I choose to be in and contribute to! I guess some people are very focused/driven, and willing to compromise on much more than me in terms of where they would choose to live; or it doesn't bother them as much. Anyhow, best of luck.
      • Crime stats for Waco, Texas, home of Baylor http://www.clrsearch.com/Waco-Demographics/TX/Crime-Rate Depressing...
      • It seems as though some people may also think that they can be a positive force in such communities. On that note, I suggest that you all respect the other people on this wiki -- those who are here to see news about hires and not to read your personal opinions on Texas, Christianity, and the USA -- and move this chat to the Discussion section below. Cheers!
      • OK! I actually began all my comments here with a defense of the Christian university's right to only hire Christians! So, I was trying to be open minded....but my true colours of a distaste for much of America came through. Apologies to all for my personal opinions: I'll leave it at that.
  • I will clarify my above comment: this and all other university positions are not "just jobs," and of course, I never said that they were "just jobs." But they are "jobs," which means that they offer opportunities to teach an anthropological perspective, whether the institution that cuts the paycheck explicitly agrees with that perspective or not. But... good luck to you and everyone else! (+1) 
  • Email requesting that I have my references send letters (11/28)
  • Email requesting phone interview (12/17) x2 (1/6)
  • Approx. 1 mo after phone interview, I have been asked to provide additional references, prior to committee making a final decision on which two candidates to invite to campus (1/16)

Binghamton University, SUNY (NY) - Public Archaeology - Dec. 9 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY), in collaboration with the University's Public Archaeology Facility (PAF), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in anthropological archaeology to co-direct a new MA track in Public Archaeology beginning in Fall 2015. We define public archaeology as the theoretical, methodological and practical work in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and other areas in which archaeologists and their publics interact.

The successful applicant will teach graduate courses required by the Department and the Public Archaeology program, offer additional sections of existing core courses, supervise graduate students, engage in public archaeology projects, and manage the MA program (including budget oversight, program marketing and communications, coordinating colloquia, conducting professional development activities, reviewing graduate applications, maintaining contact with alumni, helping identify and secure internship opportunities, advising students concerning progress toward degree, and joining MA committees).

Applicant interests should complement existing strengths in the department, which include consultations and collaborations with indigenous and descendent communities (Native Americans, African Americans, and others); the visual representations of research in museums and other media; materiality; and participatory community archaeology programs.

Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in hand, extensive regional experience in North America (Northeast preferred), demonstrated teaching experience, publications, and senior level supervisory experience in public archaeology.

Additional Information: It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

  • To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 9, 2014. Formal review of applications will begin in December 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing teaching and public archaeology experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references must be sent electronically by visiting http://Binghamton.interviewexchange.com. In addition, hard copies should be sent to: Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Questions about the position may be directed to: anthsrch@binghamton.edu
  • Refs requested almost immediately, search chair confirmed this was a real, not auto-generated request system. mid-December x1
  • Received email (from Binghmaton University Carreers) to log onto online system, and have the system send my referees an email to send letters of rec. This was 2 days after my hard copies arrived, and 7 days after applying with online system. Thought it was automated. (12/11) 
  • Anyone know if there is an inside candidate for this position?
  • Campus visits scheduled.
  • So they started conducting interviews?
    • Yes, they should be done in a few weeks. No phone interviews as far as I know.
  • I heard this position was filled. Anyone know for sure?
  • I interviewed and haven't heard anything, but I assumed quite a while ago that it was. So, no, nothing formal yet, but surely it has been filled.
  • Offer made and accepted as of 4/24/15.

Brown University (RI) - New World Archaeology - Nov. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Brown University, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a geographical specialization in New World archaeology and a research focus on “complex societies.” The applicant's research interests should complement those of the departmental faculty. Requirements include a Ph.D. in anthropological archaeology or a related discipline at the time of appointment, an active research agenda, and the capacity to build a strong record of obtaining external funding.

  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names of three references via http://apply.interfolio.com/25339
  • According to the interfolio website, initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2014.
  • It looks like the date of initial application review has changed to November 1, 2014
  • I gotta say, and I know I am just complaining, but a letter and separate statements of research and teaching is ridiculous, on the one hand, and something I am sure not even the search committee wants. There should be three universal, unchanging things: 1) cover letter with research and teaching interests, 2) CV, and 3) Refs. NOTHING more. Simply B.S. (+1)
  • Maybe you should think of them as writing examples. A cover letter is like an introduction. Short, sweet. Then the separate statements of research and teaching expand on this intro. Treat these as an opportunity, not a burden....(+1)
  • I can understand a teaching statement from teaching-heavy schools, but at Brown this does seem like overkill. Added to which I hear conflicting things about what they are interested in for this job. Interesting that they exteded the deadline by two weeks, too.
  • Not to mention that Interfolio is such a terrible venue to use for this. Not user friendly at all
  • Additional materials requested (11/25)
  • Informed I didn't make the short list (12/8 x4)
  • Those of you informed that you did not make the short list: had you been asked for additional materials on 11/25?
  • No. (x1)
  • Any news?
    • Nothing here (x1)
  • Campus interviews scheduled for February (2/4)
  • Offer made and accepted 

Brown University (RI) - Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World - Dec 1 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Brown University invites applications for an advanced assistant or associate professor in the field of Mediterranean archaeology, broadly defined; this would include scholars whose research focuses on regions such as the Near East, North Africa, or southern Europe. Applications are welcome from individuals interested in the complex societies of any part of this broad geographic expanse. Candidates are sought with expertise and interests complementary to current Institute faculty and to Brown resources. Individuals with active fieldwork, heritage or museum projects are particularly welcome.

Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and leadership, as well as a proven record of publication, outreach and service commensurate with their career stage. Excellence in, and commitment to, undergraduate and graduate teaching are essential. The successful candidate will be expected to make major contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

All candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita. Advanced Assistant professors should ask that three letters of reference be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee, via Interfolio. Associate professors should instead provide five names of referees with up-to-date contact information (including email, if possible); referees will be contacted directly by the Search Committee.

  • Complete applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. Please submit application materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/26885. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.
  • Any news?

California State University, East Bay (CA) - Archaeology - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Department of Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Studies (AGES): FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK - OAA Position No. 15-16 AGES-ARCHAEOLOGY-TT

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California.  Our 600 faculty offer bachelor's degrees in 42 fields, minors in 62 fields, master's degrees in 36 fields, and 1 doctoral degree program.  http://www20.csueastbay.edu

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching responsibilities will include the core lower-division courses in anthropology with additional coursework as assigned. Successful candidate will also assume significant responsibility and a leadership role in the C. E. Smith Museum of Anthropology. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization. DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2015

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate at time of the effective date of the appointment. Demonstrated record of research and scholarly activity in archaeology of the Americas and archaeological field methods with additional areas of prehistoric ecological resource management/food production required. Experience in the use of information technology and innovative media in public dissemination is required. Training in research methods and experience teaching archaeology field and lab-based courses, including direct teaching of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is preferred. Connections in cultural resource management in applied archaeology, and digital collections management, including knowledge of spatial data (DGPS and total station) acquisition and management, and data architecture/management is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University's program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

  • Received email acknowledging application 11/10. Any other action on this job? Wonder if anyone has been contacted for an interview as the position has been open since July......
  • I submitted an application on September 5, and I never heard anything after the initial acknowledgement of receipt. (11/12)
  • I heard from someone else in the Cal State system that the funding for this job fell through, but I don't have any confirmation. Anyone out there know for sure?
  • phone interviews scheduled  (11/26) (x1)
  • has anyone been contacted since phone interviews?
  • I know two people who had phone interviews for this position. References were contacted via phone for one of the applicants, but not for the other. This was around the second week in December. Sorry to provide second hand information, maybe someone else has more details?
  • received email from chair of search committee that the search will resume during the 3rd week of February since the chair was going to be in the field in Ethiopia during the winter quarter. (1/13/2015)
  • any updates? Has anyone been contacted? (March 1st, 2015)
    • Aside from the email sent out 1/13/2015, I have received no word from them. But it looks like someone did (below). Hmmm.... (3/1/2015)
  • I got an email on 2/25 from someone in HR, just making sure I was still interested in the position before they resumed the search.
  • Any word on this search? Have campus visits been sceduled?
  • Campus interviews were scheduled over the past day or two. (3/23/2015)
  • Offer made and accepted 

California State University, Northridge (CA) - Bio Archaelogist or Bio Cultural Anthropologist - Oct. 15 - REVIEW UNDERWAYEdit

The California State University, Northridge Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a 3-field-trained (archaeology, biological, socio-cultural) anthropologist who studies the interface of culture and human biology in either modern or archaeological human populations. Specific areas of interest can include: some aspect of human biocultural evolution; biocultural adaptation to environmental or culture change; the causes and consequences of disease or physical violence in ancient or modern populations; past or contemporary patterns of health, nutrition, diet, and/or reproduction. Geographic area of research is open, but preference will be given to candidates who work in the Americas. The successful candidate will complement or enhance the existing strengths of the program, support the three-field emphases of our B.A. and M.A. programs, and be able to teach some or all of the following: Introduction to Archaeology and/or Physical Anthropology; Human Variation; Medical Anthropology; Applied Anthropology; Quantitative Methods; Archaeological and/or Biological Theory; Anthropological Methods; undergraduate and graduate seminars in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology; as well as develop new courses in their specific area of specialization.

The standard teaching load at CSUN is three courses per semester the first year of appointment, and four courses per semester thereafter. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research or consulting programme, including pursuing external funding and publishing in appropriate scholarly or professional venues. Candidates will be expected to affiliate their research with the Anthropological Research Institute associated with the Department of Anthropology. Service to the department, college, and university is also a key job responsibility. For more information about the department and University, visit our website at http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/anthropology.

  • Screening of applications will begin 15 October, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide letters of recommendation; sample syllabi; copies of publications; and/or verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Evidence of Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline required at time of Appointment

California State University, Sacramento (CA) - Archaeology (California/Great Basin, CRM) - Jan. 5 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

California State University, Sacramento Department of Anthropology seeks to fill a tenure-track position in archaeology beginning Fall 2015. Appointment will be at Assistant or Associate Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Responsibilities will be split between classroom instruction and work at the Archaeological Research Center obtaining and managing grants and contracts as part of the Center’s student training program. Applicants must have demonstrated Cultural Resources Management experience and research interests in California and/or adjacent geographic areas (i.e., Great Basin, Plateau,​southwest) that compliment the Department focus on California prehistory. The department particularly invites applicants with a demonstrated record obtaining, administering, and implementing CRM projects in California. Teaching responsibilities will include development of a distance-learning General Education archaeology course and other undergraduate and graduate classes in support of the major and graduate programs.

California State University, San Bernadino (CA) - Archaeology (Applied, CRM) - Oct. 20 - REFERENCES CONTACTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at California State University San Bernardino invites applications for a tenure-track position in archaeology to begin September 2015.  The primary responsibility of the successful applicant will be to direct and teach in a new MA program in Applied Archaeology, as well as to teach undergraduate courses as needed, and conduct research.  This MA program and its curriculum have received administrative approval but the program has not yet been launched.  The successful applicant will probably specialize in California archaeology and have significant experience in the CRM industry at a supervisory level.  Experience of successful collaboration with Native American communities will be a bonus, as will strong ties to the California CRM community.  Applicants must have a PhD in archaeology or anthropology in hand by the time of appointment.  Appointment will be made at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level dependent upon qualifications and experience.

  • Applications are required to include: 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interests and credentials; 2) a curriculum vitae detailing the applicant’s training and accomplishments in both academic archaeology and CRM; and 3) contact information for four professional references who in combination can address the applicant’s academic and CRM experience.  California State University San Bernardino is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  Applications should be sent to Dr. Peter Robertshaw, Chair, Department of Anthropology, CSUSB, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407.
  • Deadline for applications: October 20, 2014 or until filled. Contact: Dr. Peter Robertshaw, Chair, Department of Anthropology; email: proberts@csusb.edu; 909-537-5551.
  • Link to apply: http://careers.saa.org/jobs/6401204/tenure-track-position-in-archaeology
  • Received acknowledgement of receipt of application and request to submit identification and biographical data forms (10/22).
  • References contacted (10/27).
  • Has there been any new information on the status of this search? (1/7)
  • Rejection letter via snail mail (1/17)

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - TT Advanced Assistant or Untenured Associate (Historical Archaeology) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for an advanced assistant or untenured associate professor of historical archaeology to serve as the James L. Michie Endowed Professor of Archaeology. The Michie Professor will be expected to develop archaeological programing centered on the southeastern United States, with special emphasis on the study of regional sites, establishing university/private sector partnerships, and collaboration in the community. Through a memorandum of understanding, the Michie Professor will have limited responsibilities as Archaeologist-in-Residence at Brookgreen Gardens.

In addition to being an excellent teacher, the successful candidate is expected to have a record of significant peer-reviewed scholarship, support for student research, regional field schools, and curriculum development. We are especially interested in candidates who can fill a public role, representing the university in the community and coordinating regional cultural resources in order to promote the study of archaeology.

The Michie Professor will teach five courses per year and have access to the Michie Endowment. The endowment provides c. $10,000 per year in research funds, the actual amount dependent on market performance. This is a tenure­track position. Candidates eligible for appointment at the rank of untenured Associate Professor will be allowed a compressed tenure process.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in anthropology or related discipline, university teaching experience, and a record of program development, and scholarly engagement commensurate with the demands of an endowed position.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,900 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.coastal.edu. A complete set of application materials must include: an online application; a letter of application describing the candidate's research, scholarly agenda, and teaching experience; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae listing at least three (3) references with contact information; and three (3) letters of recommendation. Completed applications are due by November 10, 2014. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Carolyn Dillian (cdillian@coastal.edu).
  • Continuing to accept applications at least until after the Southeastern Archaeological Conference meetings.
    • That's a little frustrating. Who is going to apply after the deadline with a genuine interest in the position?
  • Request for Phone Interview (12/8 x 2)
  • On Campus Interviews offered, to be scheduled in the New Year (12/17)
  • Rejection email (12/19)
    • Has anybody else who had a phone interview not heard anything yet? (12/19)
  • Offer made and accepted–other candidates notified (03/24).

College of Charleston (SC) - TT Assistant Professor of Classics (Archaeology) - Nov. 3 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of Classics at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2015. We seek an archaeologist with a demonstrable research interest in the cultures of the central or western Mediterranean, which will contribute to the College's major in Archaeology and provide curricular and research opportunities for students working in Archaeology, Classics, and a variety of majors. The ability to teach Latin and/or Greek language is also essential. The course-load is 3/3. A Ph.D. in Classics or Archaeology is required by the time of appointment.

This is a nine-month appointment; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • For full consideration submit all materials no later than Nov. 3. The search committee plans to conduct preliminary on-line interviews, and/or interviews at the annual meeting for the Society of Classical Studies in New Orleans, Jan. 8-11, 2015, prior to the campus visit. Link: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/3334

Dartmouth College (NH) - Anthropological Archaeologist (Open Rank) - Sept. 1 - SEARCH COMPLETEDEdit

Dartmouth College Department of Anthropology seeks an anthropological archaeologist for a tenure-track position. Rank is open, although preference is for advanced assistant or recently tenured associate professors. We are interested in an archaeologist whose research focuses on the development of complex societies. Scholars whose work incorporates archaeological science (e.g., spatial and/or statistical analysis, remote sensing, geophysics, materials analysis, bioarchaeology) are particularly encouraged to apply. Geographic area is open but should complement those of department members. The appointment will begin July 1, 2015 and the candidate must have PhD in hand prior to that date. Candidates must have an active program of research and scholarly publications and a commitment to excellent teaching in an undergraduate anthropology department.

  • Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references via Interfolio by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/25290.
  • I have it on good authority that there is an inside candidate for this position.
  • Request to fill out "General Applicant Information" (10/9) X 7
  • Request for additional materials (sample publications, syllabi, references) (2/10) x2
  • Mind sharing your area of specialization? And are you "advanced assistant or recently tenured associate professors?" Just curious. 
  • On-Campus Interviews scheduled. [posted 10/25]
  • personal rejection email states that they have hired someone (1/20)

Duquesne University (PA) - Ancient History and Archeology of the Ancient Mediterranean World - Dec. 1 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of Classics at Duquesne University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specializations in Ancient History and Archeology of the Ancient Mediterranean World, to begin in Fall 2015. The successful candidate can expect to teach introductory, survey, and special topics courses in these areas. Candidates should be broadly trained in Classics, and able to teach Greek and Latin at all levels as well as a variety of courses on ancient texts in translation. We seek a colleague with a robust research agenda, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and the desire to work actively with other faculty members on curriculum development and program building.

Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand by start date and have demonstrated promise for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

  • Applicants should submit (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a writing or publication sample, (4) evidence of teaching experience, and (5) three letters of recommendation. Applications received prior to December 1, 2014, will receive preferential consideration.  Duquesne University uses the Interfolio application process. Please submit application to: http://apply.interfolio.com/26533.

Eastern New Mexico University  - Archaeology (Southwest Ceramics) - Nov. 10 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position for a North American archaeologist to begin in August 2015. We seek an archaeologist specializing in the agricultural/ceramic period prehistory of the North American Southwest. The ideal candidate will have methodological expertise in ceramic analysis. Skills in quantitative methods, GIS, and other areas that complement the existing strengths of the department are a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach four course sections (12 hour load) each semester
  • Teach a range of general undergraduate and graduate courses as well as courses within the applicant’s specialty
  • Provide advising for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supervise graduate research and thesis writing
  • Serve on departmental and university committees
  • Direct the archaeological field school on a rotating basis with other faculty
  • Develop appropriate scholarly activity commensurate with rank and experience

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology; ABD will be considered
  • Teaching experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to teach coursework in Anthropology
  • Archaeologist specializing in the agricultural/ceramic period prehistory of the North American Southwest
  • Ideal candidate will have methodological expertise in ceramic analysis
  • Skills in quantitative methods, GIS, and other areas that complement the existing strengths of the department are a plus
  • Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teaching students of diverse backgrounds   

Required Documents: Letter of interest; Curriculum vitae; Contact information for three references (Blind reference call will be made on applicants who become finalist for the position); Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)

  • Application Review Date: Open until filled with review of applications beginning November 10, 2014.

Florida State University (FL) - TT Open Rank Southeastern US - May 25 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the Florida State University invites applications for an appointment in prehistoric/historic archaeology with a regional focus in the southeastern United States.  Rank is open. Ph.D. is required.  We seek a candidate with a strong teaching and field research record and RPA certification.  Candidates with expertise in faunal/floral analysis, ceramics, gender, hunter-gatherer society, complex society and museum studies are especially welcome.  This is a tenerable position which will begin August 2015.

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu

When applying online please include a cover letter with research interests, a CV, and the names of three references by February 16, 2015.

  • 2/20 called for on-campus interview
  • interviews scheduled through early April
  • [OFFER ACCEPTED posted 5/25]
  • This is strange??? An exact the same job was just posted on the FSU website with a closing date on 06/09/15. Does any one know anything about that? 

Florida State University (FL) - TT Open Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Feb 16 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the Florida State University invites applications for an appointment in archaeology/bioarchaeology. Ph.D. required. We seek a candidate with a strong teaching and field research record and RPA certification. Candidates with expertise in osteological analysis, remote sensing, collections management, or forensic anthropology are especially welcome. This is a tenurable position which will begin in August 2015.

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu.

When applying online please include a cover letter with research interests, a CV, and the names of three references by February 16, 2015.

  • 2/20 called for on-campus interview
  • is this correct? that job just closed!
  • It is correct. Interviews this week through early April.

George Mason University (VA) - Oct. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The George Mason University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Archaeology position at the Assistant Professor-level, beginning academic year 2015-2016.

Qualifications: The program seeks to recruit a junior-level archaeologist with interests in the cultural, social and environmental dimensions of the human past; and who balances field research, technical and methodological expertise, and culturally and theoretically significant inquiry. The expectation is that the successful candidate will have evidence of an ongoing field program and funded research, a strong record of research, publication, and teaching excellence. Candidates should be able to offer introductory as well as advanced courses to undergraduate and graduate students in small and large-sized classes, and to teach archaeological methods and theory. The geographic region and specialization are open and should complement existing program strengths. Applicants must have Ph.D. in-hand at time of submission of their application.

Responsibilities: Candidates will have the opportunity to teach in the graduate program. The teaching load for this position is 2:2. The successful candidate will contribute to building the archaeology and physical anthropology offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and foster collaborations with other George Mason University departments and colleges, especially in units that share common interests in the study of the human past. The Mason Anthropology Program offers a B.A. and M.A. degree in Anthropology. It includes courses in all four fields of anthropology with opportunities to collaborate across subdisciplines.

  • For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8461z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three persons whom we may contact for letters of reference. Any questions should be directed to Professor Linda J. Seligmann, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, at: LSELIGM2@GMU.EDU or 703-993-1334. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014.
  • Does anyone have information regarding the search GM conducted back in 2011-2012? This sounds like a nice job at a cool place.
  • The previous search was for a historical archaeologist (African Diaspora?) but it was apparently cancelled/closed and judging from their current faculty list, no-one was hired. Fairfax is a nice city, btw, but the only bummer is that it is very expensive to live there and the traffic is pretty bad (not Boston levels, but still bad). Ordinary run of the mill houses can be half a million bucks or more easily nowadays in the greater Northern Va area. I doubt that an ordinary faculty salary can cope with that well. Of course, given this market, it will slow no-one down from applying (nor should it!) but just an FYI...and like I said, you'd probably like living there anyways.
  • Additional materials requested (10/28/14)  (X2)
  • Just curious, what "additional materials" did they request?
  • Letters from references, writing samples, teaching evals and syllabi 
  • Telephone interview scheduled (11/06/14) (X2)
  • Campus interview were scheduled over the past week
  • -->I know someone who was called for a campus interview for this position sometime in late January. The last time I contacted her, she was still waiting for a response from the department (this was about a month after she had the campus interview)......No idea if they have made an offer yet.   
  • Offer made and accepted. (posted 3/28)

Hofstra University (NY) - TT Faculty Position in Archaeology - Open Until Filled (posted 12/11/14) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY. Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Department of Anthropology

The department of anthropology invites applications for an anticipated tenure- track position in historic, public, archaeology beginning fall of 2015. A PhD is required. Geographical focus is open but the Department is especially interested in in applicants with a focus on slavery, colonialism, urban/ suburban, and post-Columbian social formations in the Americas. The Department is committed to the four-field approach and teaching is based on a 3/3 load with opportunities for course reductions, university grants, and sabbaticals. Along with teaching introductory and upper-level courses in archaeology and anthropology, the successful candidate will organize field projects, and serve in rotation as director of the Center for Public Archaeology/Anthropology. Please submit CV, cover letter, teaching evaluations, and publications to Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, Davison Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549.

  • Just got off the phone with the department secretary who indicated that there was, in fact, a deadline, and it was January 31st. 
  • Received email from chair asking for referees to send letters to search committee. Electronic and paper(!). (2/27/15)
  • Invited for on-campus interview in late March (3/12/15).
  • Received very kind rejection letter noting the position has been filled. (4/23/15)

Idaho State University (ID) - Archaeology - Open Until Filled (posted 09/17/14) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Idaho State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track archaeologist at the assistant professor level. We seek a dynamic individual specializing in North American archaeology, with a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology in hand at the time of appointment. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to: 1) teach graduate and undergraduate archaeology courses, 2) conduct original research in their area of specialization, 3) obtain extramural funding to support their own and student research, 4) create regional field research supporting internal and external student participants and contract entities, 5) supervise graduate and undergraduate student training and research, including thesis mentoring and committee supervision, and 6) contribute service within the university and their professional discipline.

About the University: Idaho State University is a Carnegie Research High Institution, situated in the picturesque Portneuf Valley of Southeastern Idaho. The University's Pocatello campus is home to over 12,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in 66 departments over 6 major colleges.

About the Department: The Department of Anthropology is housed in the College of Arts and Letters, the largest college on the campus. The Department aims to maintain its historical four-field approach and has strong ties to the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Kasiska School of Health Professions, Molecular Research Core Facility and the Center for Archaeology, Materials and Applied Spectroscopy, all on the ISU Pocatello campus.

Apply online: http://careers.isu.edu

Please submit the following documents with your application: A cover letter summarizing your academic preparation, research agenda and theoretical perspective within archaeology, teaching experience and curriculum development; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three academic references. Submit these materials via our online application system. Up to three representative article reprints/preprints may be submitted with your application materials.

  • Position will remain open until filled.
  • Has anyone heard back from them? Or heard anything about the status of their search?
    • I received a form letter/email from their HR office stating I was not selected for the position on Nov 27.
    • I had a skype interview in early November and have not yet heard back.
    • I had a skype interview early November, but then received the HR not selected e-mail on November 27th. I'm assuming then that not hearing back is probably good for getting the on campus interview next month!
    • Interviews in progress.
    • Has anyone been offered a position yet?
    • Rumor mill suggests that an initial offer was made and rejected. Whether or not the job was offered to a second choice is unknown.
    • Position offered and accepted 3/18/2015

Illinois State University (IL) - Archaeologist - Oct. 1 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

llinois State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks an archaeologist for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required prior to the start date of this position. We seek specialization in the prehistoric Midwestern US with some background in historical archaeology. Teaching of a summer archaeological field school is required.

  • Application review will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. This appointment begins on August 16, 2015.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? The Ocober 1st deadline was quite a while ago...
  • Nothing, crickets!
  • Letters requested and Skype interview scheduled
  • I think this was all settled a long time ago. I interviewed and was told they offered the job to another candidate.

Indiana University - Curator of Collections, Glenn Black Lab of Archaeology  - July 9thEdit

14223 - Curator of Collections, Glenn Black Lab of Archaeology

Job Summary: The Glenn Black Laboratory (GBL) of Archaeology is a well-known resource for the study and interpretation of the past peoples of Indiana and the Midwest. Research in field archaeology couples with laboratory analysis and historic archival research to answer questions about history, ways of life, food and shelter, technology and art, belief and ritual, and interaction in the past, and makes it accessible to stakeholders including descendent communities. GBL collections comprise library and archives related to archaeology and ethno-history along with artifacts and samples from archaeological sites.

This Curator of Collections has the responsibility to curate the archaeological collections of the Lab; to provide access to the Lab's collections to IU faculty, staff and students; to respond to public inquiries, and to promote collections research at GBL.

The Curator will oversee management and preservation of archaeological materials and documents; conduct, publish and enhance research on GBL collections; oversee contracts with government agencies and private firms; ensure compliance with government regulations; apply for collection preservation and digitization grants; develop and facilitate educational programming, website enhancements and exhibits; present and publish work related to GBL collections; manage support staff and advise student academic appointees; serve on internal and external committees.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Master's degree and two years of experience in museum collections management and development, archaeological laboratory collections management or archaeological curation.

Must have broad knowledge of archaeological materials and expert knowledge in archaeology of the American Midwest; must be experienced and familiar with archaeological survey, excavation, and remote sensing data; must have expertise in database development and use; must be up-to-date on Federal and State laws and guidelines; must be able to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders from the general public to tribal cultural resource officer, to university students, faculty, and administrators. Must have working knowledge of general office equipment and Microsoft Office software, including Access. Filemaker Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, and ArcGIS experience very helpful.

Preferred: PhD in Anthropology with Archaeology focus, or Masters in Anthropology/Archaeology AND a Masters in Museum Studies.

  • Applications accepted until July 9, 2015, or until position is filled.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Archaeological Geophysicist and Director of Archaeological Services - Oct. 19 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment as an Archaeological Geophysicist and Director of Archaeological Services beginning August 2015. Archaeological Services is an applied research center within the Department of Anthropology. Our vibrant, four-field oriented department is seeking individuals who are able to work cooperatively within a collegial department of diverse faculty.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities may include sections of our introductory four-field course in addition to more specialized undergraduate and graduate archaeology courses. The successful candidate will also direct Archaeological Services and be expected to procure and manage contracts. The successful candidate will advise students in undergraduate and graduate programs and participate in related university and community service.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field, cultural resource management experience, and relevant teaching experience are required. Required specializations include cultural resource management, archaeological geophysics, and North American archaeology. Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of the following: Pennsylvania archaeology, archaeology of the Northeastern U.S., archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic, archaeology of the Mid-West, historical archaeology, prehistoric ceramic analysis, archaeobotany, and/or statistical applications. Candidates should have an active program of research and scholarly publications and/or technical reports; will demonstrate a record of overseeing archaeological and geophysical projects experience administering grants and contracts; and will display an enthusiasm for mentoring students as well as strong teaching skills.

Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview process, which may include a teaching demonstration. The department is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

  • How to Apply: All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system: http://www.iup.edu/employment. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. A complete application will contain a letter of interest, curriculum vita, names and email addresses for three references, unofficial transcripts and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three (3) letters of reference must be on file with IUP before consideration is given for an on campus interview. Official transcripts will be needed for hire. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 19, 2014.
  • Is this the same position they advertised (and filled, I think) last year?
  • It looks very similar.  They did hire a new person last year, but they are apparently not serving as director of Arch Services. Very strange. However, this is different in that it is "Archaeological Geophysicist".  I would love to hear the inside story on how they hired someone to not do they job required by the position they were trying to fill. It seems like a good department, but I will not be applying this year.

Kent State University (OH) - Archaeology - Oct. 15 2014 - POSITION FILLED Edit

Kent State University's Department of Anthropology invites applications for a position in archaeology at either tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate rank. The successful candidate will join a growing department with excellent research and educational programs. We are seeking an anthropological archaeologist with a geographic focus on eastern North America. While areas of theoretical and methodological specialization are open, scholars whose research involves human-environmental interactions, geoarchaeology, or origins of social complexity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish extramurally funded research programs, engage in collaborative research, direct student research, and exhibit a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates at the Associate Professor level are expected to have an established research program with a history of successful extramural funding. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of hire. Salary and startup funds are competitive and commensurate with academic qualifications and prior experience. Information about the department can be found at http://www.kent.edu/CAS/Anthropology/aboutus/index.cfm.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter that outlines research and teaching interests, and names of three referees by email to archaeo@kent.edu; or by mail to: Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Kent State University, 750 Hilltop Dr., Rm. 226 Lowry Hall, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001.

  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything from KSU? Just curious--it's been almost a month.
  • Nothing. Not even a confirmation of materials (11/9)
  • I did receive confirmation of receipt, but not a peep since (11/11)
  • Ditto ^^^ Polite confirmation of receipt, nothing since (11/11)
  • Just asked for additional materials-reference letters and two pubs (11/21)
  • Any updates?  Interviews, etc.?
  • Campus interview--I was the first of 3 to go. 
  • position offered to candidate and accepted, according to my official rejection email on 3/19

McGill University (CAN) - Anthropological Archeology - Nov. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications to fill a permanent Tenure-Track position at the Assistant Professor level in Anthropological Archeology, beginning August 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have a strong, theoretically driven research program likely to generate significant insights into the relationship between the human past and present. Regional and temporal coverage are open. Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate theory courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service in the department and university. Candidates should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion.

McGill University is centrally located between the mountain park and downtown Montreal, which is a safe, socially diverse, cosmopolitan and bilingual (French/English) city, with a high quality of cultural life and publically funded health care. McGill is an international and research intensive University, with an exceptionally able undergraduate and graduate student body, which enjoys collegial governance, extensive employee benefits (health, dental, life insurance and pension) and co-operative research and teaching ties with other Montreal universities.

McGill is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to its diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

  • Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2014, but applications submitted up to January 15, 2015 will be considered. Applicants must fill out the online application form at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4556 and upload a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and contact information for three referees. For more information, please consult the Department of Anthropology website at (http://www.mcgill.ca/anthropology). Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.anthropology@mcgill.ca.
  • Anyone heard anything? No news here (1/14)
  • I wouldn't expect to hear anything until after January 15th.
  • Requests for letters of recommendation for the cultural anthro. position were received on 1/20 and 1/27 (according to that wiki) - so we might assume that they have either already been sent for this job as well, so will be sent out this week. (2/2)
  • Request for letters of recommendation (due in three days!) (2/10) (x3)
  • Did anyone NOT receive a request for letters of recommendation? (See discussion in discussion section below)
    • I didn't receive a request....(2/10)... Thank-you
    • Received notification that I am on the long-list and request for course outlines in addition to references. (X2)
  • Campus interviews being scheduled (2/24)
  • Rejection email received. (4/22) (X3)
    • Very poorly written? Really? Mine wasn't....(sour grapes?) (4/22)
    • I agree the email was rough :-/ (4/26)
    • May I ask how it was rough? Any specific wording you can share? (4/29) (x2: haven't a clue why these people would be saying 'poorly written' and 'rough': I read the email and it was fine....)
  • Offer accepted (5/14)

Memorial University (NL) - Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology - Nov 8 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

The Department of Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Historical Archaeology, atthe rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2015.The successful candidate will have a PhD in-hand at the time of appointment and a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The candidate will have a research specialization in the North Atlantic, and must be willing to establish a field school in Newfoundland and Labrador. The successful candidate will be expected to implement an active program of research in Newfoundland and Labrador or adjacent regions, and contribute to our strong undergraduate and graduate program.

The Department of Archaeology has a strong program of research with specific emphasis in North Atlantic archaeology, economic and social archaeology, historical archaeology, biomolecular archaeology, applied archaeological science, ethnoarchaeology, aboriginal studies, and archaeological history and theory. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic and engaged group in a growing department.

  • The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for applications will be November 7, 2014. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, an example of scholarly work,evidence of teaching experience, and the names and addresses (including email) of three referees to: Dr. Lisa Rankin, Head, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7. Phone: (709) 864-8192; fax (709) 864-2374; email: kwoosley@mun.ca.
  • Letters requested, but possibly automatically (11/07)
  • Shortlist has been created (1/20)

Michigan Technological University (MI) - TT Open Rank Position in Industrial Archaeology - Feb. 15Edit

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in Industrial Archaeology (http://www.mtu.edu/social-sciences/graduate/archaeology/). The successful applicant will demonstrate an established research program in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation, History, and/or Heritage Studies to contribute to the departments established graduate program in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology. While the rank is open, we invite experienced and/or senior candidates who will add to the breadth of the archaeology program through a program of fieldwork, as well as a broad theoretical and substantive interest in topics such as industrial landscapes and communities, the processes of industrialization/deindustrialization, heritage and cultural resource management and interpretation. The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their specialty area, as well as one undergraduate course that contributes to the University General Education program; a two-two teaching load is normal.

The Department of Social Sciences is home to North Americas only graduate program focused on Industrial Heritage & Archaeology, offering both MS and PhD degrees The program began in the early 1990s and has been the institutional and editorial home for the Society for Industrial Archeology since 1995, with faculty serving in leadership roles throughout the succeeding years. The core faculty group includes archaeologists, anthropologists, historians of technology, environmental and architectural historians, and an historical geographer, embedded within an interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department that also includes political scientists, sociologists and both world and European historians.

The Department offers undergraduate degree programs in anthropology, history, and social science in addition to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology and in Environmental and Energy Policy. We contribute to campus-wide general education and collaborate with research partners across the university. Michigan Tech hosts the largest Peace Corps Masters International Program (combining Peace Corps service abroad with an MS degree from MTU) and a new Office of Surface Mining VISTA Masters program which combines one year of domestic field service in a former mining community with an MTU MS degree. Social Sciences faculty members are directly involved in the leadership and student supervision of both of these programs.

Michigan Tech is a mid-sized public research university (RU/H) with approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. These students enroll in 130 degree programs in arts, humanities, and social sciences; business and economics; computing; engineering; forestry and environmental science; natural and physical sciences; and technology. Michigan Tech is ranked in the top tier of national universities according to U.S. News & World Reports Americas best Colleges 2015. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and 49% of classes have fewer than 20 students. The university values cross-disciplinary faculty and student contributions to global sustainability.

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, in the heart of Michigans Upper Peninsula. Houghton was rated as the 15th Average Place to Live in America by Outside Magazine in 2014. It is also rated as a top summer travel destination, one of the Top 10 outdoor adventure spots in the country for our bike trails, and is well known for its Olympic-caliber cross-country ski trails, Lake Superior shoreline, and numerous inland lakes and rivers. Situated on the hills bordering the beautiful Portage Waterway and only minutes from several Lake Superior beaches, the area offers a bounty of cultural and recreational opportunities. The historic downtown waterfront provides unique shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities in addition to serving as the mainland headquarters for Isle Royale National Park. Local schools are known for their high quality and commitment to being one of the top five districts for student performance in the state of Michigan. The Houghton County Memorial Airport offers jet service to and from Chicago twice daily on United Airlines. This environment, combined with a competitive compensation package, results in an excellent quality of life.

  • Applications will be reviewed starting Feb 15, 2015. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Interested candidates should complete the online application at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/2486 and upload required materials including: (1) a letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) names and contact information for three to five references. Letters of reference will be requested for candidates making the short list.Please direct inquiries to Patrick Martin at pemartin@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2070.
  • Skype interview 3/4
    • Formal interview or informal conversation?   I've had a Skype chat with the head of the search committee, but it wasn't framed as a formal interview.
    • Formal interview with search committee. They said decisions for campus visits will be made within the next week or two.

Millsaps College (MS) - Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology) - Nov. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Millsaps College invites applications from archaeologists for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning in Fall 2015. A candidate’s teaching and scholarship should be focused outside the department’s current strength in Maya and Mesoamerican archaeology. Applicants must be prepared to teach Introduction to Archaeology and Archaeological Method and Theory and be able to offer a range of courses that complement current offerings and contribute to the curriculum in archaeology and anthropology more generally. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute as well to the College’s general education program.

  • Candidates with PhD in hand will be given preference, but advanced ABDs will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 15 with some applicants invited to interview at the AAA meeting in December. Application materials, including a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and references, should be sent to Dr. George J. Bey III, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Box 150645, 1701 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39210. Application materials can be sent via email to beygj@millsaps.edu.
  • There may be an inside person for this position. There is currently a VAP who is an archaeologist and works in Peru.
  • I read this as a request to have your referees send in letters up front, rather than just sending information for references. Does anyone know for certain?
  • I asked, they said just names of three references. 
  • Did anyone get a receipt of application email or anything?
  • Nope, nothing.
  • Request for AAA interview (12/01)(X3)
  • Any news?
    • No. :/
    • Campus Interview scheduled (2/9) x2
    • Offer made and accepted 

New College of Florida (FL) - Archaeology (Mesoamerica) - Oct. 15 - CANCELLEDEdit

New College of Florida seeks to hire a broadly trained archaeologist for a tenure-track position beginning fall 2015. Research specialization in Mesoamerica with ability to teach other geographic areas, such as South America and the Caribbean. Candidates must demonstrate a record of teaching excellence and an active research program. The successful candidate will rotate teaching an introductory archaeology course and an upper-level Method and Theory class; thematic courses in archaeology are expected, as well as offerings in other subfields. The candidate is expected to provide hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates. We encourage applicants with experience in community-based, collaborative or participatory action research. PhD is required at the time of appointment.

New College, the nationally recognized honors college of the State University System of Florida, is a small, highly selective, innovative liberal arts institution. The teaching load is 2/2 along with tutorials, an independent study period, and participation on honors thesis committees. With the help of faculty sponsors, students plan their academic program through a series of semester contracts and receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. Completion of a senior thesis is a graduation requirement. The Anthropology program at New College has two facilities. The Hal C. Ball Anthropology Laboratory is a one-room seminar building that houses an impressive 2,000-volume library on Mesoamerican anthropology. It also contains hominid and primate skull replicas, historic slide collections, an oral history archive, an editing suite and two computer works stations. Opened in 2010, the New College Public Archaeology Lab facilitates student learning in archaeological methods and techniques dedicated to the ethical advancement of knowledge about regional heritage. The lab has equipment for field research and features more than 1,600 square feet of workspace for processing and interpreting artifacts, an office for archaeological site reports and geographic information systems, and storage space for excavated finds.

  • Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment and should provide a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, when review begins. Further information may be requested after initial review. Preliminary interviews will take place at the AAA meetings in Washington D.C. in December 2014.
  • Letters of recommendation requested (10/22)
  • AAA interview scheduled (11/13)
  • invited to campus interview, still scheduling for late Jan-early Feb (12/10)
  • When was cancellation announced? Reasons given? [1/20]
  • "unforseen circumstances" but was told that they'd try again in a few years.

New Mexico State University - Dec. 1 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology, New Mexico State University, seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in North American Archaeology. We invite applicants whose work complements the department’s existing strengths in the archaeology of the American Southwest and Mesoamerica, archaeological method and theory, and analytical specialties. Successful candidates will show evidence of a strong record of scholarship and the development of a problem-oriented research program with potential for securing external funding is highly desirable. Individual hired will be expected to teach courses in Cultural Resource Management. 

Candidates must have PhD in Anthropology at the time of application. Specialization in cultural resource management required.

Additional specializations in historical archaeology, Native American Studies, public archaeology, and historic preservation are preferred. Ability to offer courses in related specialties is desirable.

Applications are only accepted online. When submitting your application you will need to upload a
1) letter of interest,
2) CV,
3) unofficial transcripts that show award of terminal degree
4) if desired, you may upload either 1 article or one book chapter

You will also need to provide names and contact information (to include email) for 3 references.

Closing date 12/01/2014.

  • Anyone heard anything about this job?  The initial closing date was 11/14/14 but somewhere along the line they must have extended the review time. (12/9/14) 
  • received acknowledgment of application email from HR back in October but haven't heard anything else.
  • Nothing as of 12/09 (except for the HR acknowledgement a month ago). 
  • References contacted for letters (12/10/14). I don't know why/when they decided to extend the deadline. (the "long short list," x2)
  • Phone interview scheduled for a semi-finalist list (1/11/15) (x2)
  • Invited for job talk/formal interviews on campus in mid-February (1/15/15) (x2).
  • Job offered and accepted (3/24/15).

New York University (NY) - Archaeology - Nov 15 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 1, 2015, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

The department is looking for scholars with exceptional records in teaching and research in anthropological archaeology, specializing in landscape and environmental archaeology, archaeobotany, and/or geoarchaeology. Regional and chronological expertise is open. All candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Center for the Study of Human Origins.

To apply, please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references through the following link: http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52121

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Application deadline is November 15, 2014.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
  • Heard first hand that over 400 applications were received and that faculty search committee members were in process of selecting 6 candidates each before end of fall semester (posted Dec 7).
  • Oh GOD This is SO Boring. Please Kill Me - over 400 and NYU is on the' 'List of Schools Violating AAA Career Center Request X 3 letters = over 1200 letters.....
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Rejection email
  • Offer made.  Offer accepted March 27th.

New York University Shanghai (CHN) - Early China - Oct. 15 - REVIEW UNDERWAYEdit

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for one or more tenured or tenure-track appointments at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor). Scholars should have expertise in two or more of the following fields, all pertaining to Early China from the Shang to the Tang dynasty: (a) archeology and material culture; (b) history and geography; (c) philosophy, religion and textual traditions; (d) paleography (excavated texts), epigraphy, and linguistics. Successful candidates will have excellent reading of Classical Chinese and an emphasis on interdisciplinarity. The ability to handle a wide range of different sources would be especially desirable.

The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions and include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU global network, engaging in both research and teaching. The appointment can begin as soon as September 1, 2015, with a later starting date possible, pending candidate availability.

North Dakota State University - TT Anthropological Archaeologist -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Dakota State University (NDSU), invites applications for a nine-month, full-time tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. Our program has a focus on human heritage, present and past, tangible and intangible, and the four-field approach. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate (master’s degree) courses with a load of two courses per semester. Along with high quality teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct research leading to peer-reviewed publications, seek external funding, and perform department, college, university, and professional service (e.g., participation in professional organizations, administration, reviewing articles)

Minimum Requirements: PhD in hand by August 2015. Ability to advise students and teach undergraduate and graduate (master’s) courses, including GIS, introductory biological anthropology, a four-field introductory course, world prehistory, North American archaeology; experience with GIS and spatial analysis; evidence of research dissemination through publications and professional presentations; ability to conduct field school periodically in North Dakota and the surrounding region; effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: CRM experience; evidence of familiarity with NAGPRA; ability to teach course in area of specialization; interest or experience in online teaching; archaeological expertise in the Upper Great Plains or other geographical area; demonstrated success in obtaining external funding; willingness to work with local Indigenous communities to strengthen ties; demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Required Application Documents:

  • 2-3 page letter of application that describes applicant’s research and teaching experience, qualifications for the position, and future plans.
  • Curriculum Vitae including names, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three references
  • sample syllabus
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level
  • Sample of scholarly writing (to be submitted only if chosen as a semi-finalist)

North Dakota State University is an NSF ADVANCE, a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution, and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented minorities.

Fargo-Moorhead is a diverse community, with an excellent employment rate, a diverse workforce, reasonable housing costs, and outstanding educational opportunities. The Fargo-Moorhead area has a high quality of life for a low cost of living. For more information: http://www.fmwfchamber.com/

Applications are to be completed online: http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/5632

  • For questions about the position, contact search committee chair, Dr. Ann Burnett (Ann.Burnett@ndsu.edu (701-231-7290). Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2014; position will remain open until filled.
  • Deadline Extended - Review of applications will now begin on January 2, 2015.
  • Email saying that I hadn't made the cut of candidates to be interviewed received (1/7)
    • Has anyone been asked for additional materials or letters or anything? I've heard nothing, one way or another. (1/8)
  • Skype interview requested and scheduled. They did not ask for supplemental materials yet. (1/8)x2
  • Rejection email (1/14)
  • .References requested from refs directly (1/22) (x2)
  • Rejection email (2/9)
  • ^ rejection email 2/9, were you one of the skype interviewees/refs req'd?
  • yes to above
  • campus interview scheduled (2/11)
  • Not rejected (yet), back-up list for campus interview (2/18)
  • formal offer accepted

Northern Illinois University (IL) - Environmental Archaeology - Dec. 1 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Northern Illinois University Department of Anthropology anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in environmental archaeology starting August, 2015. Candidates in all areas of environmental archaeology are encouraged to apply. However, special consideration will be given to those candidates with a regional focus either in Southeast Asia or Latin America.

Candidates will have the opportunity to work with the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy and Environmental Studies program. The candidate is expected to be engaged in active field work, to maintain a strong externally funded research program, and to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research in the field. Research interests that complement existing department strengths are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising graduate students, and teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses including introductory courses in archaeology, as well as upper level courses in their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities normally include four courses per academic year. The Anthropology Department is a four field department, with an MA graduate degree program.

The successful candidate must complete the requirements for a PhD in archaeology by August, 2015.

  • Candidates should submit a letter describing their scholarship, record of external funding, plans for future research, and teaching qualifications and interests, plus a full vita and the names and addresses of three references to: address letter to Kendall Thu, Chair, and send to the attention of Rachel Pierce, Department of Anthropology, Grant Towers South A, 5th floor, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL 60115 or email application materials to ANTHEnvArch@niu.edu. Initial review will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Anyone know if there's an internal candidate? (9/11)
  • Received receipt of application email and EEO form (12/1)
  • References contacted (12/10) (x5)
  • Did those who had refs contacted get an email saying this, or were they just informed by their refs?
    • cc'd on the email from NIU to the references
  • Just received an email from the search committee saying that the search had been canceled (12/22). (EDIT--it's the Complex Society job, not this environmental position).
  • Just received an email that the Complex Society job at NIU (I thought this one had its own entry, but don't see it here anymore) was also canceled. (12/22)
  • Yeah.  Looking back at the email, it was from ANTHArchCompSoc@niu.edu--I wasn't aware that there were multiple jobs and the other isn't listed here.  So this one might not be canceled after all?  Sorry if I freaked anyone out.
  • I actually think both searches were canceled. :( I had heard that there were university-wide budget cuts due to the new IL gov and that there is a campus-wide hiring freeze.  Perhaps someone else has more info?
  • I've heard from someone affiliated with the department that while the Complex Societies job was canceled, the environmental search is still active.
  • Skype interview scheduled. (1/30)

Northern Kentucky University (KY) - Archaeology - Dec. 1 - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with an archaeology focus, beginning August 2015. Research interests are open, but candidates should be prepared to teach introduction to prehistory, archaeology method and theory, archaeological laboratory methods, North American prehistory, and a local annual summer field methods school. In addition, candidates must be able to develop upper-division courses in their area of expertise. Preference given to prehistoric Ohio Valley and Southeastern United States, but other regions will be considered. Candidates must have Ph.D. in Anthropology, preferred candidate will have evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a current research project, completed professional papers and/or publications, success in writing grants, willingness to involve undergraduate students in research, and willingness to participate in civic engagement.

  • Applications must include a cover letter, current vita, and names and email addresses of at least three references. Submit application online at https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/1980. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the anthropology program at NKU, visit http://anthropology.nku.edu/.
  • Has anyone heard anything from anyone on the search committee? They have at least a couple folks on the department website who look like they could possibly be inside candidates, wondering at this point if there's any point in even continuing to watch this one.
  • Request for additional materials, letters of reference, and Skype interviews were sent out just before Christmas. Don't know anything about potential inside candidates, though. [posted 12/31] (x3)
  • Skype interviews held early-mid January [posted 1/14]
  • Position cancelled (1/23)

Ohio University (OH) - Archaeobotany of North America - Aug. 31 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the area of Archaeobotany of North America, with specialization in the areas of food, domestication, indigenous societies, and diet in the Ohio region. The successful candidate will teach upper-division courses focusing on archaeobotany, ethnobotany, prehistoric human diet, origins of food production, archaeological and archaeobotanical laboratory methods, and prehistoric human landscape modification. Possible courses include Origins of Food Production; Archaeology of Food; Food, History and Culture; Land Use and Food Production; American Indian Subsistence; and/or Food in the Ancient World; among others. The successful candidate will also teach regular sections of an introductory course in the Anthropology program, and will carry primary responsibility for running the Field School in Ohio Archaeology in the summer. Anthropology faculty teach two courses per semester.

This Archaeobotany position will contribute to the new interdisciplinary curriculum on Food Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio University. Interested applicants can learn more about the Food Studies theme here: http://www.ohio.edu/cas/undergrad/themes/food-studies/.

Link to Apply: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/9966

  • This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by August 31, 2014. Questions may be directed to Haley Duschinski, Search Committee Chair, at duschins@ohio.edu.
  • Campus interview completed.
  • The inside candidate was offer the position on 9/29/14

Rhodes College (TN) - Environmental Archaeology of the Southeastern US - Oct. 15 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

RHODES COLLEGE, Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2015. We encourage applications from candidates who have expertise in the Environmental Archaeology of the Southeastern United States and welcome secondary interest in historical archaeology, palaeo-ethnobotany or palaeo-ethnozoology. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses per academic year, including courses in Ecological Anthropology, Introduction to Anthropology, and Indigenous peoples of the U.S. and Canada. The ability to teach human evolution is highly desirable. The Rhodes summer field school at Ames Plantation offers additional research and teaching possibilities. Information on the field school can be found at (http://www.rhodes.edu/archaeology/5097.asp).

We encourage applications from individuals who hold a Ph. D. in anthropology and whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, in particular from candidates who can contribute to the Environmental Studies and Sciences program. Information on this program can be found at http://www.rhodes.edu/ess/. The ability to teach well at the undergraduate level, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary scholarship, and evidence of scholarly potential will be important criteria for selection.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://www.rhodes.edu/collegehandbook/10309.asp) in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 20th largest city. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities (http://www.rhodes.edu/about/22775.asp).

  • Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and the names and contact information of three recommenders, including one who can address teaching in detail. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once candidates have submitted all application materials and the search committee requests the letters. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.
  • FYI internal candidate for the position 
  • on-campus interview
  • internal candidate hired [posted 12/28]

San Diego State University (CA) - Human-Environmental Dynamics - Oct. 15 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the archaeology of human-environmental dynamics beginning in Fall 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field, a proven record of excellent publication, potential for securing external research funding, and expertise in environmental archaeology. Specialty interests may include GIS, paleoethnobotany, archaeometry, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, or other skills that complement existing departmental strengths. Regional focus is open. Excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is necessary, including general anthropology courses as well as upper division courses in areas of expertise. Ability to teach quantitative data analysis is desirable. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the recently established interdisciplinary Area of Excellence: The SDSU Center for Climate and Sustainability Studies (C2S2).

To apply, email pdf versions of a letter of application describing research agenda and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references to Todd Braje, anthfacsearch@mail.sdsu.edu. More information on SDSU’s Department of Anthropology can be found at: http://anthropology.sdsu.edu.

  • Application review will begin on October 15, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled.
  • I applied and did not receive an acknowledgment of receipt.
  • My apologies, this was supposed to be handled by an admin. Short acknowledgment emails have gone out (10/10)
  • Additional materials requested and references requested (in the most considerate email I've ever received from a prospective employer!) 10/29 (x5)
  • Heard they have a long list established
  • Received message from Employee Relations and Compliance requesting submission of a Voluntary Confidential Data Form 11/25 (x5)
    • I received the Voluntary Confidential Data Form but I wasn't asked for additional materials earlier. Probably won't bother sending it in.
      • You can still be a candidate even if they didn't request additional materials. Sometimes you'll hear nothing and suddenly be on a short-list.
        • Make a short list without letters of recommendation? Unlikely, but I see you're in SD so maybe you have more insight than I do.
      • Yeah, right.  If they want people to fill out the form, they should probably do it when the person still has some reasonable hope of being hired.  If they are really bent on hiring me, I doubt that not filling out the data form would be a major hit.  I agree with the person above - not going to waste my time and whoever forgot to send the forms out earlier can deal with whatever consequence there might be.
  • Has anyone heard from SDSU since the additional materials request?
  • CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED
  • Polite email that the search has been cancelled and the job will be reposted in the fall (4/21)
  • For those of you who received interviews, but the search was cancelled, so sorry. That job seemed poorly executed from the beginning. Asking for letters so early (i.e., actually asking and not some system-computer generated request), seems to be evidence of a poorly designed search. Even the wording of this recent email suggests that the search committee is poorly experienced (i.e., difficult decisions were made, which was a challenge, but we aren't going to tell you where you stood). Too bad

Stanford University (CA) - Assistant Professor, Archaeology - Nov. 3 - REVIEW UNDERWAYEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in archaeology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful applicant must hold a PhD in archaeology. While the area is open, we expect that the successful candidate would add to the geographical scope and to the methodological and laboratory breadth of the archaeology program. The Anthropology Department has a unique interdisciplinary focus that emphasizes theoretically informed analyses of social and cultural processes and quantitative research. Therefore, a program of fieldwork, as well as broad theoretical and substantive interests, are essential for this position.

  • For full consideration, materials must be received by November 3, 2014. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2015. Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, one example of written work and the names of three referees to Professor Lynn Meskell, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034. If submitting applications virtually, please send the requested materials in a pdf format via email to Ellen Christensen, luce@stanford.edu.
  •  See job announcement here
  • Anyone get confirmation that their materials were received?
    • Only acknowledgement I had was an email from HR with a link to affirmative action forms... 
    • hmm....I didn't receive an e-mail from HR. 
    • I didn't get any response. What's the protocol for giving a nudge? (N/M, got an email yesterday)
    • My guess is that it took sometime to get through all the application emails (as there are likely many) and forward those materials. I only received my HR email yesterday as well. 
    • yes my guess is that they will have hundreds and hundreds of applications for this post!
    • ^^^ Indeed, inside source says over 300 applications. REVIEW IS UNDERWAY (11/12)
    • Would also like to ask about protocol for giving a nudge . . . no HR form for me (12/6)
    • I'd say email the email address given above: I'm sure that's fine.
    • And check your spam box from "facultysearchselfid@stanford.edu" and also check other email addresses if you have them. I received (on Nov 6) the HR link to affirmative action forms at an address different from the one from which I actually sent them my application - they must have pulled that email from my CV, which has two emails listed.
    • Has anyone heard anything?
    • Nothing here! (12/30/2014)
    • Likewise. (12/31/14)
    • Same! (01/03/2015)
    • At this point, should we assume they've already picked finalists, none of whom visit this site? This seems like an insane amount of time to go without at least asking for references... (1/12/2015)
      • Way to crush everybody's dreams. (x2)
    • Email that I am no longer under consideration 1/21 (x10)
      • Rejection email from alias "Anthroopology" - gotta love it when Stanford misspells Anthropology
    • So, who got this one?

Texas A&M University (TX) - Archaeology (Ancient Genetics/Genomics) - Nov. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in ancient genetics/genomics beginning August 2015. We seek an energetic scholar with an active research program in molecular anthropology/archaeology and strong records of publishing in top-tier venues and participating in sponsored research. While geographic specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates who use ancient genetics to investigate evolution, dispersal, and migration in an archaeological context, and who can cooperate with existing faculty investigating these problems in the department and the department's Center for the Study of the First Americans.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses in anthropology each semester ranging from introductory and upper-level undergraduate classes to graduate seminars; conduct research in the area of ancient genetics/genomics; advise and mentor students; and participate in service to the department, college, and university.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants are required to have a PhD in hand by 2014 or earlier, demonstrated experience in ancient DNA analysis either at the doctoral or post-doctoral level, and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology. Post-doctoral research in an ancient DNA laboratory, prior teaching experience, an active field research program, research publications, and success in obtaining grants for research will be considered as strengths in the search process. Applicants are encouraged to articulate how they may contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references preferably as A pdf file by email or mail to Dr. Ted Goebel, Chair, Anthropological Genetics Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Mailstop 4352, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4352 ( goebel@tamu.edu).
  • skype interviews scheduled 11/19/14
  • Has anyone heard anything about this one?
  • On-campus interviews acheduled 2/7/15
  • It's been a while since the interviews were announced here. Has someone signed?
  • rejection email 04/30/15 (stated offer was accepted) 

University of Alabama (AL) - TT Southeastern Archaeology - Dec. 15 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in archaeology to begin August, 2015. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Geographic specialization is the greater U.S. Southeast. We seek an anthropological archaeologist with a quantitative archaeological science approach to research. Topical specialization is open, although the applicant should have a methodological expertise that does not duplicate existing department specializations. The successful applicant will be proficient in quantitative research applications that contribute directly to our undergraduate and graduate programs, with particular reference to our Ph.D. program focus on the archaeology of complex societies. Normal teaching load is 2:2.

  • To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/36014 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 December 15, 2014, 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.
  • Skype interviews scheduled (1/5)
  • Any news about campus interviews?
  • I've heard nothing since the Skype interview a couple of weeks ago (posted 1/21)
  • I am a student at Alabama. Dept was busy with Linguistics job talks. Heard the Archie job talks will take place in first-half of Feb.
  • Campus interviews scheduled over the next two weeks. 
  • Position filled

University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Anthropological Archaeologist (Southwest) - Nov. 1 - POSITION FILLED [?]Edit

The School of Anthropology will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015. We have 46 core (voting) faculty and an active group of Southwest archaeology students and faculty with strong ties to American Indian Studies, the Arizona State Museum, the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Southwest Center, and many other departments and programs across campus. The University of Arizona's interdisciplinary strengths in environmental studies, archaeometry, conservation science, and remote sensing and spatial analysis are widely drawn upon by faculty and students, especially by our archaeologists.The School of Anthropology (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences) at the University of Arizona seeks an anthropological archaeologist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2015.

We invite applicants with a geographic specialization in the southwestern United States or adjacent areas in northern Mexico. We seek an individual with a scholarly research record, including successful external funding, and an innovative research program that will engage students in the field and laboratory. Ability to work collaboratively and across disciplines, and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses is also expected. We have a preference for someone who focuses on the archaeology of the prehispanic period or Native American contact period. Ability to teach quantitative methods at the graduate level is preferred but not required. Problem orientation and analytical specialties are open. Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of application.

The School is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

  • Link to Apply: http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=213132
  • Review begins 11-01-2014.
  • Applicants requested to contact references and have them submit letters by December 10. On campus interviews anticipated for mid-January to early February.
  • Contacted via email to schedule interview - 12-16-2014.
  • At least one interviewee has already had a gig for more than 7 years, doesn't have a ton of publications, especially first-authored ones, and has only been on some major grants, but not as a PI. Really, UA? Why not give more newbies a shot.
  • Can we keep crap like this off the Wiki please? (X3)
  • Obviously, they thought that the person was worthy of the position, otherwise the person would not have been interviewed.  They are just trying to do the best they can for their department and that person is trying to do the best that they can for their career.  I agree that it sucks to have a PhD and be sitting here jobless while gainfully employed people are just shuttling around looking for something better, but the whole system is screwed up and the truth is that many of us will never get a tenure-track position (no matter how awesome we are) - we'll get a low-paying teaching gig somewhere, research if we are super lucky, or we'll simply get sick of it playing the game (like pretending not to be "jaded" so that search committees will like us if we ever do get an interview) and move on to something else.  Just like the 66-year old woman who bags my groceries and couldn't get a job in her field way back in the day.  Meanwhile UA will continue to churn out almost a dozen PhDs a year on top of what's already out there.   
  • According to the numbers above, 89 people using this wiki don't have a tenure-track job. Tons of people are worthy of positions, but very few are seriously considered for them. If someone doesn't start speaking up and making it clear to search committee members that they need to broaden who they consider for these positions (beyond those from select schools, or beyond those they know personally), then we're all screwed. The discipline, with it's glut of new PhDs who are mostly done before they ever have a chance, is undermining itself (killing it's young, if you will) by not hiring the relatively new entries into the job market. But after 7 years (yes, in reference to above)...you've had your chance. And turning assistant professor positions into associate ones is also part of the problem. Yes, the whole system is screwed up. So, let's stop pretending it's not. Can we keep this crap off the wiki? No.
  • You may recall that 7 years ago there was a global financial meltdown. Many institutions that were hiring that year were obliged to cancel their searches. Many institutions then suffered hiring freezes, some of which lasted for years. The numbers: Between 2007 and 2008 there was a 19% decrease in the number of advertised anthropology academic positions. Between 2008 and 2009 there was a further decrease of 22%. Between 2007 and 2009, 18.4% of institutions reported losing faculty lines in anthropology and the vast majority of those lines were lost in PhD granting institutions (data all deriving from the AAA report). To suggest that "after 7 years...you've had your chance" is to have a remarkably short memory.
  • No short memory. If you've been in a TENURE TRACK position for 7 years, I'd say you had a very good chance. If you haven't had luck finding a secure t-t position after 7 years, then you haven't even been given that chance. There's a difference. I didn't mean after 7 years of finishing.
  • It is really horrible the day you realize you are competing for your first job against a bunch of people with T-T positions, I've sometimes felt crushed by this too.  But, it has always been this way, and it's not going to change.  A frightening number of T-T people are trying to move for all kinds of perfectly valid reasons each year, and there will ALWAYS be well-qualified people who are willing to give up their tenure to move to the job you also want.  That goes double for top-ranked departments like UA, places I generally EXPECT to hire someone who was already T-T elsewhere, even for an assistant prof position.  In past years I've seen newish grads with what to my eyes seemed unimpressive CVs get ultra-desirable jobs I know some proven, excellent T-T people were short-listed for and desperately wanted, and that feels just as "unfair" to those of us who somehow expected a meritocracy as seeing a tenured person move into an assistant prof position feels to you right now.  The job market is a screwed-up mess of flukes and the apparent randomness of things like the dreaded "fit", but don't hate the player, hate the game, and hope the bizarre randomness of the whole thing works in your own favor someday.
  • Does anyone know the status of this search? I'm in Tucson and I've heard nothing since all the job talks. I guess none of the people directly involved follow the Wiki or are keeping quiet.
  • I believe their first choice accepted the ASU job.  I don't know who the 2nd choice was and/or whether they took the job or not.  The other two candidates have jobs already so negotiations might be different/longer? 
  • The person who got the job was indeed already tenured. I believe he had written books, major articles, and is now a PI on a big NSF. That's a good record and it's a record that is hard to beat. The basic truth out there is that almost all individuals ALREADY in tenure track jobs apply for jobs every year. It is the only way to get a better job and often the only way to get resources improved at your existing job. I am on my third TT job, and I applied for two jobs last year for many different reasons. People complain for many reasons about how crazy academic hiring processes are compared the private sector (i.e., why can't we follow through with applications, why can't we call, why can't we do this and that). All that is crazy bullshit, I agree. But, in many respects, so is this resentment. This is a JOB. The sentiment of giving newbies a chance based on some system of fairness is absurd. It is simply not how jobs get filled anywhere. It is the meritocratic naivete of a graduate student mind. I'm not criticizing it; I had that for years and still retain its effect. But people in academia, surprisingly, get jobs for the same reasons people get jobs in the private sector: hard work, brilliance, innovation, nepotism, gender, race/ethnicity, perceived pedigree, legacy, baby-boomer selfishness, etc., etc., etc. Neither one of these is more powerful than another. Looking at the short list for the two AZ jobs, it is pretty clear that anyone not having a PhD from either U of A or ASU was at a disadvantage. This was related to the pedigree of the candidates' PhD, the extremely high quality of their work, and the desire for existing faculty to maintain their legacies. There are clear rivalries and close, friendly competition between the two SW programs, and the existing faculty want, perhaps more than anything else, for their programs to continue to have high standings. One way to tdo this is to hire your own students. I believe every SW prof (tt or research) at ASU hired in the last 20 years, including the new hire, is an ASU PhD. It all worked out in this case. But what is most important is that any single person applying for a job wants the best for herself or himself and her or his family. For folks outside the loop, it is frustrating and really not entirely "fair." But that is the way jobs work everywhere.
  • Word.  I know all three of the folks who made the short list, and they all do really good and original work that would tough to compete against even without the important factors you mention for job getting.     
  • I don't believe this position was filled. All three candidates turned down their offers. Maybe someone with an inside track knows more, though.
  • Unless something changed drastically in the last couple of days, this position wasn't filled.

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Assistant Professor in the Art and Archaeology of the Roman World - Oct. 8 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Art and Archaeology of the Roman World to commence July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will join a flourishing interdisciplinary department with a longstanding graduate program in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, with strengths in cross-cultural approaches. S/he will be competent to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Roman archaeology and Roman visual culture. Beyond the ability to teach the range of Roman material culture, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of other courses in classical archaeology, Roman history, and/or ancient languages.

An active archaeological project that can provide field-work opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students will be considered an asset. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Roman Archaeology (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2015) and must have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship along with enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives. The programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS are found at: http://www.cnrs.ubc.ca.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

  • Applicants should send electronic copies of their letter of application, together with a copy of their curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarship, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.  Candidates are asked to request that their referees write separately on their behalf to reach the Department not later than the date indicated.  Referees’ signed confidential letters of support can be sent as a .pdf attachment (to the e-mail address indicated below). Applicants should submit their materials to the attention of Marisa Scorda at marisa.scorda(at)ubc.ca.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials: October 8, 2014.

University of California, Riverside (CA) - Bioarchaeology - Nov. 16 - REVIEW UNDERWAYEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology beginning July 1, 2015. We seek applications from candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on past human populations, especially in bioarchaeology concerned with health issues resulting from class, gender, or ethnic differences through the study of osteological remains, both in their burial and lived contexts. The ideal candidate’s research and teaching should interface with one or more of the areas of departmental strength. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division and graduate courses in her or his field of specialization. Candidates must be ABD at the time of application and must have a PhD. by the time of appointment (07/01/15). Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

  • Complete applications must include a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, up to three scholarly writing samples, recent teaching evidence, and three letters of recommendation. Application materials may be submitted at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00199, or to the Department of Anthropology, UC Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521. Electronic application and submission of materials is strongly preferred. The review of applications will begin November 16, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Calgary (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor in Heritage Resource Management and Traditional Land Use - Nov. 15 - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Heritage Resource Management (HRM) and Traditional Land Use (TLU), effective July 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive research program, supervise graduate students and participate in service activities within the department, university and community.

Candidates should have a PhD by the time of appointment in either Anthropology or Archaeology, a demonstrated record of and/or potential for teaching excellence at the postsecondary level, ongoing research and educational activities in the field of HRM/TLU. Candidates focusing on tangible heritage, as reflected in archaeological sites, historic monuments, and artefacts; or intangible heritage, as with traditional knowledge, place names, and patterns of land use and occupancy, will be considered. Candidates should have programs of research that address how communities can develop effective strategies for managing and sustaining heritage in all forms, particularly in the face of resource development impacts. Geographical area is open, but the ability to conduct work in the Canadian context and to bring a comparative perspective will be an advantage.

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology is a multi-track program in biological anthropology, archaeology, and socio-cultural anthropology. We offer undergraduate (B.A. and B.Sc.) and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degrees. The department plays leading roles in anthropological and archaeological studies throughout the Americas as well as in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Along with a letter of application, applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, evidence of highest degree attained (such as a copy of the diploma), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of Research interest, and samples of scholarly work. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses (including email address) of three referees.

Complete applications should be sent or emailed to: HRM/TLU Search c/o Julie Boyd Department of Anthropology and Archaeology University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 E-mail: boydj@ucalgary.ca

  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 15, 2014.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
  • Has anyone heard anything about this one? 
  • Nothing here (01/08/15). The paleoarchaeology job sent out requests for letters in mid-December. Don't know if the people who are advancing just aren't on the wiki, or if this search committee is just moving a lot slower. Fingers crossed for the second and that this one is still a possibility!
  • 02/04/15: request for letters of reference sent out
  • 02/07/15: also got the request for letters. Have all candidates received this request? They wanted me to arrange letters by the 10th (i.e. the department is not conatcting the referees themselves, and there is less than a week's notice). 
  • I applied, and I did not get a request for letters of reference. If your referees have already written a letter for this job, maybe it won't take much for them to modify and send this one?
  • Interviews scheduled (2/24)

University of Calgary (CAN) - Palaeoanthropology - Nov. 30 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Palaeoanthropology starting July 1, 2015. Research specializations are open; however, a scholar with interests in hominid evolution and ecology, including palaeoenvironment, diet, and health, would complement current strengths and align with strategic priorities. Geographic and temporal focus is open.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain and grow an active research program with potential multidisciplinary collaboration, and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing and expanding the teaching paleoanthropology collection housed in the department.

The successful applicant must have a completed Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a related discipline, with a demonstrated expertise in Paleoanthropology, and a strong record of or potential for teaching and research excellence.

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology is a multi-track program in biological anthropology, archaeology, and socio-cultural anthropology. We offer undergraduate (B.A. and B.Sc.) and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degrees. The department plays leading roles in anthropological and archaeological studies throughout the Americas as well as in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Along with a letter of application, applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, evidence of highest degree attained (such as a copy of the diploma), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interest, and samples of scholarly work. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses (including email address) of three referees.

Complete applications should be sent or emailed to: Palaeoanthropology Search c/o Julie Boyd, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology University of Calgary 2500 University Dr NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada Or by e-mail to: boydj@ucalgary.ca

  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 30, 2014.

University of Central Florida (FL) - Archaeology of Eastern Mesoamerica or Central America - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED 12/19Edit

The University of Central Florida Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the archaeology of Eastern Mesoamerica or Central America. Candidates must be able to teach graduate level courses on Maya archaeology and iconography. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in remote sensing applications that complement the research areas of existing faculty. Applicants should have an active research program and the ability to involve students in research, demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding, a background in four-field anthropology, and evidence for teaching excellence. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology from an accredited institution is required at the time of hire.

  • The deadline for applications is December 4th. Qualified applicants must apply through the University of Central Florida Department of Human Resources at: http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references. Candidates can contact Dr. Sarah Barber, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, at: 407-823-2227 or sarah.barber@ucf.edu with questions.
  • Remote sensing and iconography. Hmmmmm.
  • Rejection letter indicating long list has been made. (12/27)
  • Was the letter sent via email or snail mail?
  • I got a letter via snail mail a few days before you did (12/22 or so) but it didn't specify for which of the two jobs it was and I applied to both.  Did you only apply to this one?
  • I emailed chair and she said letters were sent for the Eastern Mesoamerica job. Letters for the archaeological science position have not gone out.
  • Has anyone else received neither a rejection letter nor a request for an interview? (1/30)

University of Central Florida (FL) - Archaeology (Open Area) - Dec 4 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Central Florida Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Archaeology. 

Applicants’ research should emphasize interdisciplinary methods and a STEM focus. Geographic area is open, but should complement and not overlap those of existing faculty. Applicants should have an active research program and the ability to involve students in research, demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding, a background in four-field anthropology, and evidence for teaching excellence. Preferences: Candidates with expertise in Archaeological Sciences, including but not limited to: Geoarchaeology, Paleoenvironemental Studies, remote sensing, and materials science.

Position Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D in Anthropology or Archaeology from an accredited institution is required at the time of hire.

  • Qualified applicants must apply at http://jobswithUCF.com. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three (3) references. Candidates can contact Dr. Sarah Barber, Search Committee Chair, at: (407) 823-2207 or sarah.barber@ucf.edu with questions. Application deadline is Thursday, December 4, 2014.
  • This is a different position than the one posted above (Oct 3)
  • References contacted directly 12/16
  • References contacted (1/5)
  • Received a very polite letter notifying me that I didn't make the long list (1/30)
  • Did you receive the letter via email or snail mail? Thanks (1/30)
  • Snail 1/30
  • Had my references contacted several weeks ago, but also just received a letter stating that I didn't make the long list (1/31).
  • offer made and accepted ! (3/17)

University of Chicago (IL) - Anatolian Archaeology - Sept. 15 - REVIEW UNDERWAYEdit

Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology at the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago.

"We welcome applications from specialists in the archaeology of Anatolia before the Hellenistic period. The successful applicant must hold the Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins and will be expected to teach courses in Anatolian archaeology and history, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. Participation in an active field project in Turkey as a director or senior staff member will be an asset."

  • Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014. The appointment would commence on July 1, 2015, or soon thereafter. Applicants should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three referees (including email addresses if possible) from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. No additional materials should be submitted at this time. Inquiries can be directed to alubin@uchicago.edu with the subject heading "Anatolian Archaeology search." 

University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor, Archaeology and Material Culture of the Ancient World - Nov. 30 _ POSITION ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Classics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the archaeology and material culture of the ancient world, to preferably commence July 1, 2015. Candidates will be expected to have the Ph.D. in hand before the appointment and to provide evidence of success as a teacher. Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, and an article or chapter-length writing sample to the Academic Careers website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, posting #02278, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Classics-Department@uchicago.edu.

  • For full consideration all electronic materials must be received by November 14, 2014. No materials will be accepted after November 30, 2014. Position contingent upon budgetary approval.
  • Rejection email, 12/9 (x2)
  • Job offered and accepted (4/20)

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (CO) - Archaeology (Evolutionary Cognitive) - Sept. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in archaeology at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2015.

We seek a scholar with a research focus in evolutionary cognitive archaeology. Teaching responsibilities will include a core introductory course in archaeology, upper division courses in areas of expertise, and also a four-field senior level capstone seminar (taught in rotation with other department faculty). The position includes the opportunity to contribute to the UCCS Center for Cognitive Archaeology through research, online course offerings, and course development. Preference will be given to scholars who have employed explicit cognitive models in their research, and who have an active research program based in fieldwork or museum collections.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of hire.

  • Applications submitted by September 15, 2014 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at http://www.jobsatcu.com, refer to posting F01250. When applying, please upload the following: • Current curriculum vitae • Cover letter describing research and teaching experience, as well as research interests • Contact information for at least three references
  • Link to apply: https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/80917
  • Additional materials requested 10/1/14 (x3).
  • I see that on campus interviews are scheduled, does anyone know if all candidates for interviews have been contacted? (i.e., wah-wah for me)
  • Two candidates have already interviewed, and the third interviews this week. So, I'm guessing everyone still being considered has already been contacted. :-/ (12/9/14)
  • Formal rejection email (1/26/2014) (x 2)

University of Copenhagen, Saxo Institute (DNK) - Sept. 4 - LONG LIST ANNOUNCEDEdit

The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Archaeology to be filled by 1 January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Saxo Institute provides education and research within the fields of Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, History, and Greek and Latin. Further information can be found at http://saxoinstitute.ku.dk/

Job content: In assessing the applicants research-based qualifications emphasis will be placed on their ability to demonstrate originality, academic innovation, and methodological and theoretical reflection.

We are looking for a candidate who can strengthen or complement the Saxo Institutes present archaeological profile chronologically and/or methodologically within the following fields:

Neolithicum and the Bronze Age in Northern Europe
Archaeological excavation, survey and landscape investigation
Applied IT in archaeology

Applicants must be prepared to teach the general archaeological subjects within the BA-programme with special focus on prehistoric archaeology, including the period courses with emphasis on Denmark and Northern Europe.

Further emphasis will be placed on the applicants documented experience with cultural heritage management in Denmark pursuant to the Danish Museum Act, and with archaeological field work, including the application of digital measurement and documentation methods.

The successful applicant is expected to take part in all the various activities within the department and the institute. Furthermore, he or she must be prepared to engage in inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional cooperation.

A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving research and teaching. The person appointed to the post will be obliged to complete a course in university teaching designed especially for assistant professors, and is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration. Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess if the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage : http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/

Qualification requirements: Applicants must have a PhD degree or its equivalent within the area advertised. Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can demonstrate teaching experience at university level.

  • NOTE: "Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students."

For further details about the qualification requirements for assistant professorships, please refer to the job structure for academic staff http://ufm.dk/lovstof/gaeldende-love-og-regler/uddannelsesinstitutioner/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Anders Holm Rasmussen, e-mail: aholm@hum.ku.dk.

You can apply for this position online at https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ApplicationForm.cfm?PortalID=3789&VacatureID=670539

  • Long list announced (12/15)
  • Rejection letter stating position has been filled (4/23)

University of Glasgow - Lecturer in Archaeology - May 31stEdit

Grade7: £33,242 - £37,394 / Grade 8: £40,847 - £47,328

Job Purpose

To undertake the role of delivering high-quality research, research supervision and teaching in Archaeology in the School of Humanities. Preferably in one or more of the following areas: scientific artefact analysis, archaeological materials and material culture studies. The post-holder will bring period and regional expertise to complement current strengths, develop an active programme of laboratory-based or archaeological fieldwork and will undertake administration as requested by the Head of Subject and Head of School.


  • Have there been any news on this position? Short-list?

University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu (HI) - Assistant Professor (Historic Archaeology) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 16, 2015

Salary Information: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type: 9 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2015. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

1.This position will be responsible for teaching upper and lower division courses in Archaeology. Responsibilities include teaching courses in Archaeology, World Archaeology, Historic Archaeology, Archaeological Field Techniques, Archaeological Laboratory Techniques, Senior Project/Practicum—plus related courses in areas of the professor’s expertise. 

2.In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UHWO are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the profession and broader community, teach courses using distance methods, participate in program assessment, advise students and supervise senior projects, practicum and readings courses, and participate in faculty governance. 

Minimum Qualifications 

1.PhD from an accredited college or university in Archaeology, with a specialization in Historic Archaeology. (ABD candidates will be considered, but must complete all degree requirements prior to the appointment.) 

2.Prior field and laboratory experience in Historic Archaeology. 

3.Willingness to continue fieldwork at the nearby Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp. 

4.Potential for continued scholarly and applied research. 

5.Evidence of high quality teaching. 

6.The ability to effectively communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. 

Desirable Qualifications 

1.Proven ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities. 

2.Knowledge and experience in Forensic Archaeology, to complement the current Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology curriculum. 

3.Expertise in fauna/floral analysis, ceramics, museum studies, GIS, or other applied laboratory skillset. 

4.Demonstrated ability to teach distance education courses. 

5.Proven ability to write and/or administer grants. 

To Apply:  Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire) by email as a MS Word or PDF file attachments to: uhwoacad@hawaii.edu . Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by August 1, 2015. PLEASE REDACT OUT REFERENCES TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND BIRTH DATE ON TRANSCRIPT COPIES. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned. 

Inquiries:  1.Dr. Suzanne Falgout; falgout@hawaii.edu 

  • Received Release form request (3/10/15)
  • Phone Interview scheduled (3/11/15)
  • Interviews scheduled prior to review date? 
  • I got my email request for a phone interview on the 11th....weird.
  • I applied after the 11th, but before the 16th, and my application was acknowledged and accepted (though no follow-up since).
  • Any news?
  • Nothing since my phone interview--I assumed I was out of the running at this point.
  • Rejection letter 

University of Michigan (MI) - Archaeology (Classical, Aegean Prehistory, Mediterranean Studies) - Nov. 3 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan has been authorized to fill a tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2015 at the level of Assistant Professor.  This is a university year appointment.

The area within Classical Studies is open, although we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Aegean Prehistory, Classical Reception or Ancient Science. Preference will be given to candidates who do not duplicate existing strengths. This position is part of a new University cluster on “The Mediterranean Perspective on Global History and Culture” devoted to studying the Mediterranean as a dynamic area of cultural, religious, social and political exchange (see www.lsa.umich.edu/mediterranean) and involving Classical Studies, History of Art, Judaic Studies, and Romance Languages and Literatures. The candidate must be interested in wide-ranging cross-disciplinary approaches to networks of cultural interaction across the Mediterranean, and will participate in Mediterranean-based curricula and programs both within their own departments and interdepartmentally, including a collaborative undergraduate course on interdisciplinary approaches to the Mediterranean. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent by date of appointment.

  • Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any) and article or chapter-length writing sample, along with three letters of reference to lsa-med-classics-search@umich.edu by November 3, 2014.   
  • Link to department/job listing: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mediterranean
  • Rejection email (12/16) x 1

University of New England (AUS) - Lecturer in Archaeology - 12 June 2015 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Contract Type: Permanent

Full-time, continuing position. AUD$85,416 to AUD$101,232 per annum (Level B). Plus 17% employer superannuation. Optional salary packaging is available.

The School of Humanities is seeking to appoint an academic staff member in Archaeology. We are looking for someone who has: experience of teaching Archaeology at University level; a desire to develop innovative units that enhance existing provision within the School; demonstrated ability to contribute to a wide range of introductory, field, laboratory, regional and thematic archaeology units for undergraduate and postgraduate students, on campus and online; strong research and publication profile commensurate with their career stage, with a research specialisation in an area of Archaeological Science (e.g. environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology, physical anthropology); a commitment to attracting competitive funding for research. The potential to develop an Australasian research program is desirable; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

The University of New England has a proud tradition of outstanding research and teaching in Archaeology spanning more than half a century. Current staff members within the discipline have maintained UNE’s traditional focus on the archaeology of Australia, while developing new research projects on prehistoric and historical societies from across the Asia-Pacific region and a concentration in archaeological science. Academic staff in the School of Humanities teach and research across the disciplines of Archaeology, Classics & Ancient History, History, Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political & International Studies, and Studies in Religion. The School of Humanities also houses the Museum of Antiquities, the only regional archaeology and ancient history museum in Australia.

To discuss this role please contact the Head of School Professor Lloyd Weeks, phone: +61 2 6773 3982 or e-mail: lweeks2@une.edu.au. For further information about the School, visit: http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-humanities. Applicants are strongly urged to look at the UNE Archaeology Website: http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-humanities/study-areas/archaeology

  • Placed on: 11th May 2015. Closes: 12th June 2015. Job Ref: 215058
  • Interview 8 July 2015

University of Oklahoma-Norman - TT Assistant Professor - Archaeologist -  Nov 15 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of Anthropology plans to hire a permanent, tenure-track archaeologist at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 15, 2015. We seek candidates with a specialization in the post-Paleoindian archaeology of the Southwest or North American Plains, methodological expertise complementary to other faculty, and teaching experience. Applicants must have a PhD by the start date and be committed to a four-field anthropological approach. The standard OU course load is 2/2. OU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Send A .pdf file containing a letter detailing research interests and teaching experience, vita, and contact information for three references by e-mail to anthropology@ou.edu, with a “cc” to the search committee chair (bonnie.pitblado@ou.edu). Consideration of applicants begins November 15 and will continue until position is filled.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • To apply, send A .pdf file containing a letter detailing research interests and teaching experience, vita, and contact information for three references by e-mail to anthropology@ou.edu, with a “cc” to the search committee chair (bonnie.pitblado@ou.edu). Consideration of applicants begins November 15 and will continue until position is filled.
  • Wasn't a very similar job in this department posted earlier this year? Does anyone know if that search was unsuccessful?  Or are they losing the person hired during that search? Or is it a new line entirely? Thanks.
    • I think they had two SW archaeologists retire recently. Replaced one last year, and are filling the second line this cycle. 
  • additional materials and reference letters requested (11/25/2014)
  • short list contacted (12/16/2014)
  • formal offer accepted (3/11)

University of Oregon (OR) - Archaeology (Classical; Roman or Greek) - Nov. 15 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Classics Department at the University of Oregon invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Classical Archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 16, 2015.  Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology or related discipline is required by the time of appointment and candidates must demonstrate a strong record of or potential for exceptional scholarship and teaching. 

Primary teaching responsibilities consist of five classes per year (2-2-1) and will include courses in Greek and/or Roman archaeology and material culture as well as Greek and/or Latin language and classics-in-translation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  We welcome applicants who are actively engaged in fieldwork supported by external funding or who have the potential to bring sponsored research to the University of Oregon.  The successful candidate is expected to take an active role in the local chapter of the AIA.  Initial interviews will be conducted at the joint AIA-APA meeting in January 2015.

University of South Florida (FL) - Assistant Professor, Southeastern Archaeology - Dec. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropological archaeology, to begin August 7, 2015. We seek a scholar with expertise in the prehistoric and historic archaeology of the U.S. Southeast (especially Florida and the Caribbean), as well as in public archaeology, cultural resources management, museum studies and/or heritage studies. Specific areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty; particularly desirable are zooarchaeology or paleoethnobotany. They should expect to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology, including developing courses within their own specialization; mentor M.A. and Ph.D. students; develop interdisciplinary research collaborations with USF faculty in other departments; and seek external funding for research support. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching competence and research success.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be committed to four-field anthropology and applied anthropology, and hold a Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: A scholar with expertise in the prehistoric and historic archaeology of the U.S. southeast (especially Florida and the Caribbean), as well as method and theory, public archaeology, cultural resources management and heritage studies. Specific areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty; particularly desirable are zooarchaeology or paleoethnobotany.

  • Further information about the department is at http://anthropology.usf.edu/. Applicants must apply on line at http://employment.usf.edu/ and follow instructions for applying for a faculty position. Via up-loading on the website, applicants should submit a letter detailing experience and interest in the position, a CV, evidence of teaching/mentoring ability, 1-3 research publications, and the names and contact information for three (3) references. Applications must be received by December 1, 2014. Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval.
  • Anyone else having difficulties with the employment.usf.edu website? Won't upload my PDF, just times out.
  • I did not/am not applying to this job, but had a similar problem with other online application submission systems. Try compressing your document, or saving it as an "optimized" PDF (if it has images in it, though, it won't compress it much I don't think). Obviously, this may not be your problem, there may be a glitch in the system, but I was surprised at what appeared to be pretty low caps on document sizes in multiple other application systems.
  • That's what it was. Thanks!
  • Request for Skype interview and letters of reference (12/10/2014 x3)
  • Campus Interview Scheduled (1/7/15)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/16/15)

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX) - OPEN RANK - ARCHAEOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA OR TEXAS - March 31 - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applicants for an appointment in anthropology to begin August 2015. Rank is open. Applicants should be broadly trained in the archaeology of Latin America or Texas and must be able to teach introductory courses in archaeology, archaeological field methods, and human evolution as well as courses in area of specialty. Developing a field site for undergraduate research in Latin America or Texas is desirable. The candidate will have an active research agenda, be committed to quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, and engage in service. Prospects for effective teaching and development of a successful anthropological research agenda that involves publication, external grants, and community and student engagement are critical criteria in the selection process. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a Hispanic-serving institution, will open its doors for the first time in fall 2015. UTRGV was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 and brings together the assets and resources of UT Pan American and UT Brownsville. UTRGV is expected to serve over 30,000 students. UTRGV will be home to a School of Medicine that will open in 2016. UTRGV is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV has a 5-year NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to increase the representation of women in the faculty and leadership of STEM fields (which includes anthropology) and to promote a positive, family friendly work environment. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Applicants should address their ability to work collaboratively and their commitment to supporting the excellence of all students on campus.

  • Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2015. To assure full consideration, please send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a recent writing sample (e.g., a published paper), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three (3) letters of reference. Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and rank. To apply, go to https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/3095. For questions about this position, contact Dr. Russell K. Skowronek, Search Committee Chair, at rskowronek@utpa.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Does anyone know anything about this search? It seems like thay are not in any rush...  
  • Request for Skype interview (3/20)
  • Request for campus interview (3/31) (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted (5/22)

University of Tulsa (OK) - Prehistoric Archaeologist - DEC 16th - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in archaeology at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2015.  We seek to hire a prehistoric archaeologist who complements the department’s focus on the interplay between the environment, culture, and human biological evolution, past and present.  Regional focus is open. We are particularly interested in the following analytical specialties:  lithics, paleo-ethnobotany, and geoarchaeology. However, other specialties will be considered. Applicants who pursue multidisciplinary, data-intensive research with both applied and theoretical dimensions are of particular interest. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. at the time of application, have an active field or lab-based research program, and have an excellent teaching record.  Applicants with evidence of obtaining external funding and a strong publication record and who can articulate how they involve undergraduates in their research will have an advantage. The University of Tulsa is a selective private school with an emphasis on small class size and strong research and scholarship.  The Department of Anthropology offers BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees.

  • Applicants should provide a cover letter describing their research interests and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees.  Electronic applications are preferred and should be e-mailed to Anthropology Department Chair Peter Stromberg (peter-stromberg@utulsa.edu).   Please cc all applications to Departmental Assistant Kim Ivey kim-ivey@utulsa.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Interviews for the position may be conducted at the 2014 meetings of the AAA in Washington, D.C. Applications from women and members of under-represented groups are especially welcome. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/Disabled/Veteran
  • I have it on good authority that there is a preferred inside candidate for this position.
  • This job posting doesn't seem to be up anywhere else, so I assume it's been closed/filled
  • Nope. I submitted my application 9/29 and got an acknowledgement and EEO form. (x4)
  • No, reviews will start October 1 but will continue untill filled.
  • Request for additional information received 10/13 (x3)
  • What additional information (or materials) was requested?
  • They asked for a letter addressing teaching and research plans.
  • Didn't they recently hire for a very similar position? (10/14) -- A few cycles back, yes - from what I can tell, they're a growing program.
  • Funny. I see a post that additional materials were requested. I was not asked for anything other than original application materials, yet referees contacted and submitted letters of recomendation. Anyone else? 10/24.
  • Request for Skype interview 11/10 (x6)
  • Campus interview 1/19 (x2)
  • Other than the lunch, it was a waste of time. I actually met the internal candidate while there. 
  • From good inside information, there is no internal candidate (no VAP, No postdoc), where are you getting your information? I think it is very bad form to post misinformation on the wiki. It does all a disservice. 

Utah State University (UT) - Archaeology - Dec. 12 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Anthropology Program in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a 9 month, tenure-track position in Archaeology at the Assistant Professor level. Areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty and might include (but are not limited to) ethnoarchaeology, historic archaeology, lithics, and/or paleoethnobotany. Applicants with a record of research in an explicitly scientific paradigm such as Human Behavioral Ecology, and a research record in the archaeology of the western United States are encouraged to apply. We seek a broadly trained, anthropological archaeologist interested in and able to teach anthropological theory at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should be prepared to: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology; develop/pursue a research program in Utah or surrounding regions consistent with the Master's degree program in Archaeology and CRM; pursue external research grants and contracts; and provide service to the department and the profession. The position start date is August 1, 2015, and salary will be based on education and experience.

  • Questions or requests for further information contact Patricia Lambert, patricia.lambert@usu.edu
  • References contacted (10/31) - not sure if that means anything. All references may have been automatically contacted via their automated submission process. (x2, but they are all contacted - Utah State is on the list of school's violating the AAA request to not ask for letters until after initial screening)
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/4). (x2)
  • On-campus interview scheduled (x3)

Weber State University (UT) - Archaeology (SW or Mesoamerica) - Dec. 15 - Position filledEdit

Weber State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a new full-time, tenure track assistant professor position in archaeology beginning fall, 2015. A Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology must be in hand at the time of the appointment. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, have a geographic focus in either the greater Southwest or Mesoamerica, a willingness to mentor student research, and also teach an archaeological field school. We are especially interested in applicants with experience concerning horticultural and agricultural pre-Columbian societies as well as geographic information systems, and who can teach ethnographic survey courses (e.g., Native Peoples of the Southwest; Native Peoples of Mesoamerica). Our institution operates on the semester system with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching.

  • To apply, complete the online faculty/staff data form at http://jobs.weber.edu and attach these five items: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief cover letter explaining how you intend to meet these program hiring expectations with regard to your teaching and research experience and future professional plans; (3) a short statement of your teaching philosophy and teaching style; (4) a summary statement and sample of your teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information of three professional references. Please also send one or two recent journal publications or unpublished manuscripts in PDF format directly to Dr. Brooke S. Arkush (barkush@weber.edu). Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All other correspondence (such as hard copies of GIS maps and GIS-related project reports that the applicant has produced) can be addressed to Dr. Arkush at: Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Weber State University, 1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1208, Ogden, UT 84408-1208.
  • Link to apply: https://jobs.weber.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1409473107171
  • Contacted for phone interview (1/24)(x3)
  • Campus interview scheduled for February (2/4)(x1)
  • Any word?  (3/20)
  • Offer accepted (4/14)

Wright State University (OH) - TT Anthropological Archaeologist - Dec. 1 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED (1/20/2015)Edit

We seek a broadly trained anthropological archaeologist to join our department, which currently consists of one biological anthropologist and two cultural anthropologists in a department combined with sociology. The new hire will join existing faculty in implementing a newly developed 5-year plan, which emphasizes public engagement and outreach (recruitment) and innovation in curriculum and advising (retention). The preferred candidate will be expected to work toward developing a research program that includes a local field school to train students, who often go on to careers in professional archaeology/CRM. Further, the ideal candidate will have a strong desire to engage with the greater Dayton community to promote the field of archaeology.

Teaching responsibility is five courses per academic year, including the introductory course in archaeology and upper division courses that include a theory and a methods course. As a small department we cater to a large number of majors within and outside of Anthropology. As such, it is expected that the candidate will develop other courses that are archaeological in topic but will be relevant and appealing to a wider audience, including students from the many departments in the College of Liberal Arts, business, medicine, and natural and physical sciences.

Wright State is a four-year public university located near Dayton, OH. The Anthropology program, housed in the College of Liberal Arts, serves undergraduate students primarily from the Miami Valley region who come from diverse academic and personal backgrounds including military personnel, first-generation students, and non-traditional students. As such, the ideal candidate will come from a diverse background and have a strong desire to be a part of our academic as well as local community.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field in hand by the time of appointment.

  • APPLICATIONS: Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter describing the applicant's research and teaching interests, including a statement that demonstrates potential for implementing a locally-based archaeology program; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three persons who can provide reference letters; 4) teaching evaluations; and 5) relevant syllabi from any courses taught. All materials should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/8205 by December 1, 2014 for first consideration. Any questions should be directed to Soc_Anth@wright.edu
  • References Contact (12/11) (x3)
  • - Out of curiosity, if folks are willing to share: of those whose references were contacted, are any of you historical archaeologists?
  • Yes (+1).
  • - Thank you for responding!
  • --Is this update about campus interviews accurate?  There was no mention of phone or skype interviews. 
  • --yes, I have an on-campus interview scheduled and I did not have a phone or skype interview. I guess they decided to skip that step (1/24)
  • - Just curious - did anyone get an email or snail mail rejection letter after references were contacted?

TENURED ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOREdit

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Associate/Full Professor in Environmental Archaeology - Nov. 1 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology (www.anthro.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an archaeologist, preferably at the Associate Professor level, starting in August 2015. Our faculty recently earned the highest overall ranking in the National Research Council’s evaluation of Anthropology programs in the US. We seek a world-class archaeologist studying human-environment interactions and engaged in active field and laboratory research in the Americas or elsewhere who will meld with current faculty and complement existing strengths in our program. Candidates` skills and interests should be consistent with the Anthropology Department`s mission, which is strongly integrative, scientific, and quantitative, with a long tradition of population, ecological, genetic, and evolutionary research. Suitable areas of interest include (but are not limited to): origins of agriculture, emergence of sociopolitical complexity, complex adaptive systems, or human responses to Holocene environmental change. Methodological expertise is open, although we encourage applicants with an interest in spatial analysis and GIS applications to apply.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to obtain external funding, and a strong publication record. We encourage collaborative research projects within the department and the diverse array of inter-disciplinary research institutes on campus (e.g., Population Research Institute www.pop.psu.edu, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment www.psiee.psu.edu, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences www.huck.psu.edu/research, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment http://agsci.psu.edu/hdnre, and the planned Ecology Institute and Global Studies program).

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. Douglas Kennett (djk23@psu.edu). Applications should be submitted online at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53687 and include: 1) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and list of publications; 2) a statement concerning research and teaching interests; 3) the names, addresses, and emails of at least three references.
  • Short list for on-campus interviews established.
  • snail mail rejection letter (March)
  • failed search. No offer made. 3/20/2015

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL) - Associate or Full Professor Anthropology - Nov. 17th - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Title of Position: Director (A/P), Center for Archaeological Investigations (CAI) and Associate or Full Professor, Department of Anthropology (50% CAI, 50% Department of Anthropology), beginning August 16, 2015. Rank: Associate or Full Professor, with tenure. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or closely related field with a research focus in archaeology. Must have academic qualifications consistent with appointment in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of associate professor with tenure or professor with tenure. Area and topical specialties are open, but preference is for North America; both historic and prehistoric archaeologists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of successfully obtaining and completing grant and contract-funded research projects in a university, museum, government agency, or CRM setting with a commensurate record of report and peer-reviewed publication. Candidates must have the ability to contribute to the Anthropology Department's four-field undergraduate and graduate programs via active teaching, research, student mentoring, and public outreach programs. Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will have strong leadership qualities, administrative expertise, and the ability to foster collaborations between the CAI and other units within and beyond the University. We are looking for someone to expand and enhance the role of the CAI in the University's teaching and research mission. College- or University-level teaching experience strongly preferred. Duties: 12-month, 50%, A/P appointment, as Director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations; 9-month 50% faculty appointment with tenure in the Department of Anthropology. Individual will assume responsibility for administering the CAI, conducting and publishing independent research, and expanding the CAI's role in research and training. Within the Department of Anthropology, typical teaching load for full-time research active faculty is two courses per year and graduate faculty duties.

  • Application Deadline: November 17, 2014, or until filled. Application Procedure: E-mail or mail application letter that summarizes your administrative and teaching experiences, research interests, publication record, and potential contribution to the Center and Department along with your curriculum vita and the names and contact information of four references to: Dr. Heather A. Lapham, Chair, Search Committee, Center for Archaeological Investigations, 1000 Faner Drive, Mail Code 4527, Faner 3479, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901. (E-mail: hlapham@siu.edu; Phone 618-453-5031)
  • additional information and letters of reference requested (12/3)
  • Position filled

University of Mississippi (MS) - Director, Center for Archaeological Research, Associate Professor - Open Until Filled - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Mississippi invites applications for the Director of the Center for Archaeological Research, housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. This is a tenure-track, Associate Professor position beginning August 2015. The successful candidate will oversee the Center for Archaeological Research and teach half time in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The applicant must be a Southeastern archaeologist with a Ph.D. in anthropology and four-field training. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of external funding, including grants and contracts, experience in cultural resource management (CRM), and a strong publishing record. Experience teaching and interacting with students will allow the successful candidate to be fully integrated with the academic mission of the department. In addition, a background in GIS and geophysical remote sensing or a willingness to develop these skills would allow this person to take advantage of the large inventory of geophysical survey instruments belonging to the Center as well as a broader range of research opportunities. In early November, we will be conducting screening interviews either by phone or at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. To help us in scheduling interviews, please submit your application materials as soon as possible. For more information on the Center please visit the website at http://www.olemiss.edu/research/anthropology/archaeology/. For more information on the Department of Sociology and Anthropology please visit the website at http://socanth.olemiss.edu/. The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

  • Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu by submitting their curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three references and a letter of application. For additional information please contact the chair of the search committee, Robbie Ethridge, at rethridg@olemiss.edu, 662-915-7317. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.
  • Conference and telephone interviews; letters of recommendation requested. [posted 12/13]

University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO) - Tenured department head (subdiscipline open)- Nov 15Edit

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenured position at the Full Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2015.  The successful candidate will serve a three-year, renewable term as Department Chair, and must provide evidence of leadership skills and three years of experience in college or university administration.  Preferred experience includes curriculum design, program-building, and outreach.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to one or more of the programs in the department, a record of outstanding scholarship and excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a tenured position at a comparable institution.  We are searching for a candidate with an interdisciplinary vision that will facilitate integration between the department’s programs and enhance the department’s existing strengths.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses at all levels of the curriculum in one or more of the department’s major fields of study, as well as in the applicant's area of specialization.

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages offers undergraduate majors in anthropology, sociology, Spanish, French, Japanese, and German, as well as minors/certificates in those disciplines along with archaeology and classical studies.  It houses two endowed professors who direct programs in Japanese Studies and Greek Studies.  A third endowed professor heads the M.A. in Museum Studies. To learn more about the department, visit http://www.umsl.edu/~asl/.

Applicants should submit the following: Letter of application, Vision statement for future of the department, Curriculum Vitae, and Complete contact information for three referees. Applications should be submitted electronically

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University Missouri-St. Louis is a premier metropolitan public research university and is a university of choice for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our educational mission.  The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
  • Also posted at Physical Anthropology 2014-2015, Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015 and Linguistic Anthropology 2014-2015

University of Sydney (AUS) - Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair of Middle Eastern ArchaeologyEdit

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university, founded in 1850, and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University’s first faculty, is one of the leading faculties of its kind in the world. We offer a comprehensive set of programs across the breadth of the humanities and social sciences and are located in one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. The faculty is home to over 10,000 students, including more than 600 higher degree research students and 600 academic and professional staff. There are five schools in the faculty – the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry; the School of Social and Political Sciences; the School of Languages and Cultures; the School of Letters, Arts and Media; and the School of Economics.

The University wishes to appoint a distinguished scholar of Middle Eastern Archaeology including Turkey, Egypt and the wider Iranian world to the Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair. Preference will be given to scholars working in the Bronze and Iron Age periods. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair of Middle Eastern Archaeology located in the Department of Archaeology in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry has an outstanding record and reputation in both research and teaching. Among its staff include laureates, professorial and future fellows as well as other distinguished academics involved in teaching and research. The school is also home to Australia’s oldest department of archaeology whose research and teaching interests are chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, with staff currently engaged with both prehistoric and historical archaeology in Australia, Oceania, East and Southeast Asia, China, Central Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Teaching and research activities are supported and enhanced by a well-equipped archaeological laboratory.

The University’s Nicholson Museum, housing Australia’s oldest and largest archaeological collection, further enriches the department’s teaching and research. The department is a founding member of the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, featuring an outstanding research and library space for staff, students and visitors. The successful applicant will also be on the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Board.

To succeed, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Outstanding scholarship in the field of Middle Eastern archaeology, preferably in the Bronze and Iron Age periods and a proven track record in attracting competitive grants.
  • Commitment to teaching and strong track record of teaching performance and experience in innovative curriculum design.
  • Good management skills and a willingness and ability to perform high level administrative tasks, including chairing the department.
  • Capacity to provide leadership in research and research training.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration with other researchers, nationally and internationally, and to outreach projects.
  • Capacity to enhance a broad program in archaeology at both undergraduate and graduate level.

TERM & REMUNERATION: The successful applicant will be offered a continuing appointment as Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair of Middle Eastern Archaeology, and a competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

HOW TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1882/0914 for more information and to apply.

  • CLOSING DATE: 1 February 2015

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Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel - Post-doc in ArchaeobotanyEdit

Starting November 15th, 2014 for a period of 3 years at the Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology at CAU Kiel with the option to elongate for a further 3 years. Regular weekly working time is 50% of afull position (currently 19,35 hours). Compensation is in accordance with E 14 TV-L.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is willing to extend to a full position trough attracting third party funding. The area of activity includes the active collaboration in research projects of the professorship and the participation in field work and laboratory work. In the frame of this position, there is the opportunity to carry out own research and the chance to enhance the own scientific and teaching qualifications.

 Requirements include an excellent, recent Ph.D. in the field of archaeobotany (Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Biology or related disciplines). Profound knowledge in archaeobotanical methods and theory (micro- and macrofossil analyses) as well as Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology serve as prerequisite) Previous work should focus on innovative method development at the interplay of botanical macro-remain and microfossil analysis of prehistoric anthropogenic depositions.

Kiel University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of female scientists in research and teaching, and strongly encourages female applicants. Women will be given preference in case of equal suitability, competence and professional performance. The university is also committed to the employment of disabled persons and such individuals will be accorded preference suitable.

Please send a research outline detailing your research (max. 2 pages), a research profile (1 page), CV (to the submission of photographs/application photos, we do not explicitly and therefore ask to refrain therefrom), copies of certificates and bibliography as a hardcopy and as one pdf-file to: Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2, 24118 Kiel. wiebke.kirleis@ufg.uni-kiel.de

Coastal Carolina University - Part-Time Teaching Associate for 2015-2016 - Review begins April 1Edit

The Department of History at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for two part-time teaching associates in Anthropology for 2015-2016. The teaching associate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Anthropology and hold office/lab hours. The ideal candidate will hold an M.A. or Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline and possess a sound record of teaching excellence.

Coastal Carolina University is a public, mid-sized, comprehensive liberal arts-oriented institution located in Conway, South Carolina nine miles west of the Atlantic coastal resort of Myrtle Beach, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. It has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,900 students and expects continued growth for the next several years. Coastal Carolina University is part of the South Carolina system of public education and maintains close ties with its founders, the Horry County Higher Education Commission.

  • Applicants may apply by emailing a cover letter and CV with contact information for three references to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Carolyn Dillian (cdillian@coastal.edu). Screening of applications will begin April 1, 2015. Position begins August, 2015. Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

Dickinson College (PA), Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology - March 6 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Information

Posting Number: F00050

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Working Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Position Type: Faculty

Division and Department Information

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Anthropology

Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at Dickinson College invites applications for the position of visiting assistant professor of archaeology for the 2015-16 academic year. We seek an anthropological archaeologist whose teaching and research focus on food production and/or environmental archaeology in South America.

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology has 22 undergraduate anthropology majors and 32 majors in archaeology. Our seven full-time faculty in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology conduct research in North America, South America, East Asia, East Africa, and the Mediterranean. We emphasize student research through our methods courses, our three laboratories—biological anthropology, environmental archaeology, and classical archaeology—and department-run field schools in cultural anthropology and archaeology.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. Located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, it is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia and three hours from New York City.

The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD.

Work Schedule: Advertised Work Schedule: Teaching responsibilities will be five courses: an introduction to world prehistory course each semester; one course each semester in area of specialization; and an advanced undergraduate course on archaeological theory.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date: 02/23/2015

Open Until Filled: Yes

  • Application Review Begin Date: 03/06/2015. Special instructions To Applicants: Please apply to https://jobs.dickinson.edu with a letter of interest and CV that includes names and contact information of three references.
  • -Letters of Rec requested (3/25)
  • - Skype interview scheduled (3/25)
  • Formal offer made and accepted (4/21)

Eastern Carolina University (NC) - Teaching Instructor (2015-2016) - Anthropology - Review begins: July 13, 2015Edit

Job Description: East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an anthropologist for a full-time, 2015-16 academic year appointment as a teaching instructor beginning August 17, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching the Global Understanding Course, which uses Internet technology to connect ECU students with students from a consortium of international universities (for more information about the Global Understanding Course please see: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/globalinitiatives/course.cfm); and teaching face-to-face undergraduate introductory anthropology courses. Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree in anthropology is required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three current references online at www.jobs.ecu.edu. For questions, contact Dr. Holly Mathews, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Flanagan 231, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (email at mathewsh@ecu.edu). Screening begins July 13, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Proper documentation of identity and employability, including an official transcript, is required at the time of employment. Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Georgia State University (GA) - Visiting Lecturer (one year) - May 1 (review begins)Edit

ANTHROPOLOGY – The Department of Anthropology anticipates hiring a Visiting Lecturer in archaeology, pending budgetary approval, for Academic Year 2015-16. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in anthropology, and have a record of effectiveness in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and public archaeology. Capacity to teach a field school is also desirable.

  • Review of applications will begin May 1, 2015 until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the name and contact information of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Chair, Visiting Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, P.O. Box 3998, Atlanta, GA 30302-3998, or via email to jglover@gsu.edu. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an EO/AA Employer.
  • Request for Skype interview next week (5/27)

Labex "Sciences Archéologiques de Bordeaux" (France), CNRS and University of Bordeaux-Montaigne - Post-Doc (one year) - May 31stEdit

A post-doctoral position for one year is available at the Labex "Sciences Archéologiques de Bordeaux" (France), CNRS and University of Bordeaux-Montaigne (web site: http://lascarbx.labex.u-bordeaux.fr/).

Le Post-Doc (1 an)  s’inscrit dans le projet « Nouveaux outils statistiques pour la datation OSL », porté par Philippe LANOS et financé par le Labex LaScArBx dans le cadre de l’AAP4, rattaché au laboratoire IRAMATCRP2A UMR 5080. L’objectif de ce projet est de développer un outil statistique dit « MAM, Minimum Age Model » permettant de réaliser le traitement bayésien des mesures OSL effectuées à des fins de datation sur des échantillons mal blanchis.

The post-doc fellow selected will undertake an original research project on "new statistical tools for OSL dating."  This subject involves some good knowledge in Bayesian statistics.

The work location will be in Nantes University (lab. mathématiques Jean-Leray: http://www.sciences-techniques.univ-nantes.fr/91380/0/fiche___laboratoire/) or in Rennes 1 University (lab. Géosciences-Rennes: http://www.geosciences.univ-rennes1.fr/), under the supervision of Philippe LANOS (http://www.iramat-crp2a.cnrs.fr/spip/spip.php?article35) and Anne PHILIPPE (http://www.math.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/~philippe/home.html) and in close collaboration with the TL/OSL laboratory in CRPAA (http://www.iramat-crp2a.cnrs.fr/spip/) at Bordeaux-Montaigne University (TL/OSL team: Norbert Mercier, Pierre Guibert, Chantal Tribolo, Christelle Lahaye, Guillaume Guérin).

  • Application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Lycoming College - VAP - Latin American Archaeology - Feb. 16 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Lycoming College invites applications for a two-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology, beginning August 2015 within the Department of Sociology-Anthropology. Lycoming College has a well-respected undergraduate Archaeology program, and is looking to build on our strength in the ancient Mediterranean with the addition of an archaeologist with teaching and research interests related to Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican Archaeology. Candidates should be prepared to teach six courses per year, including Introduction to Archaeology, an upper-level Archaeological Methods course, a course on Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and a course on Latin American Archaeology. Pending the development of a satisfactory agreement, the school anticipates placing students at an excavation within Mexico during the summer of 2016, and the successful candidate should plan to accompany the students on that experience.

Required Experience & Qualifications: Ph.D. required, advanced ABD considered.

Applicants should send a letter describing teaching and research interests within a liberal arts institution, a list of three references (at least one of which is able to speak to the candidate's teaching abilities), a CV, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, and copies of graduate transcripts. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred.  Please reference “Assistant Professor of Archeology” in the subject line of the email. Email: jobs@lycoming.edu

Attn:  Human Resources/Anthropology, Lycoming College, Campus Box 861, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701-5192

  • Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer. As a matter of policy and/or applicable laws, Lycoming College does not discriminate in admission, employment or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of religion, ancestry, political belief, veteran status or sexual orientation. Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen conducted.
  • request for phone interview (2/19)
  • phone interviews completed, received email stating that they decide who to invite to campus interview by the end of March (3/5)
  • email stating that the position was filled (3/31)

MacEwan University (Edmonton, Canada) - Permanent Half-Time Lab Instructor - Archaeology & Biological Anthropology - Feb 17Edit

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a half-time probationary appointment as a lab instructor in anthropology, commencing July 1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will teach introductory and senior labs in both archaeology and biological anthropology, and will also be expected to support the work of the department by maintaining, enhancing, and facilitating student access to the anthropology lab collections.

Preferred candidates will hold at least an M.A. in a relevant area of expertise, will have lab experience involving both material culture and skeletal remains (human and faunal), and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number, should be sent directly from referees to careers@macewan.ca.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Shahidul Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, at IslamS@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • A review of applications will begin February 17, 2015 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.
  • Competition No. 15.01.007
  • Apply Online: Apply Now
  • Have heard from the search chair that budgetary concerns have slowed the search down, but not stopped it yet. 

Pima Community College (AZ) - 1 yr. "Provisional" Position - July 14Edit

About Pima Community College: Pima Community College is committed to academic freedom, professional collaboration and collegiality. We wholeheartedly support faculty as they focus on helping our students and community achieve their goals. By working together, we make PCC a great place to teach and to learn. PCC is one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the U.S., offering over 100 certificate and degree programs. We meet the needs of the community by offering instruction when and how our students want it. Employees can expect to participate in innovative, flexible scheduling, in keeping with the College's vision, to provide access to learning without the limits of time, place or distance. Additional information about the College may be found at www.pima.edu/pima-jobs. Position Summary: The position is available beginning for a 1 year provisional faculty appointment in the 2015-16 fiscal year as a nine-month contract. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a nine-month academic year, August – May, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a nine-month academic year, August – May, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties. Instructional Faculty – Teach courses in archaeology and/or biological anthropology, including field and/or laboratory archaeology classes. Classes may include daytime, evening, or weekend courses as necessary. Applicant should have professional experience working in archaeological field and/or laboratory settings. SALARY: Initial salary placement is based on education and experience. The salary range starts from $43,580 for the minimum qualifications up to a doctorate degree $63,194 (based on the faculty salary schedule for fiscal year 2014/2015) for a nine-month academic year contract (169 days of accountability). Duties and Responsibilities: The following is a summary of the Duties and Responsibilities for the faculty member. A full list of PCC Faculty Responsibilities can be found the Faculty Personnel Policy Statement Appendix H. General Duties:

  • Instruct students and work with them on strategies to help them achieve academic success
  • Use current, effective classroom management techniques
  • Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and College level
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Continually improve instruction utilizing appropriate delivery methods
  • Evaluate and revise course outlines and course materials
  • Provide academic advising
  • Maintain competency and currency in the teaching fields as well as in teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, and assessment methods
  • Serve actively as a member of the department and discipline groups
  • Participate in fostering partnerships that strengthen educational opportunities in response to community needs
  • Represent the department and/or campus on college-wide committees
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students and utilize a collegial style in all forms of communication

The successful candidate will have knowledge, skills and abilities related to:

  • Student learning styles: ability to adapt and modify instruction based on the instructional needs of students
  • Assessment instruments and their interpretation: knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment information to improve instruction
  • Evaluation of students' educational progress: ability to maintain high instruction and learning standards and assess students' academic progress in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes
  • Teaching in traditional and non-traditional formats: knowledge of curriculum development, course design, and delivery
  • Techniques for academic advising: knowledge of the resources available to students to assist them with academic and personal challenges, and ability to help students access those resources
  • Competencies in multiculturalism, diversity and inclusivity: knowledge of diverse community college student populations and ability to address diversity in effective instructional practice and student learning
  • Mission: appreciation for the Community College mission

Course Information: Click here for more course information. Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications for faculty positions are governed by our Faculty Certification Standards. This position is in an Academic (Transfer) discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College teaching certification:

  • Master’s degree in the teaching field Archaeology/Anthropology or
  • Master’s degree in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field or
  • In disciplines where a master’s degree is not offered and the doctorate is the terminal degree, or where the candidate has opted not to receive a master’s degree during the course of study for the doctorate degree as a terminal degree, or where all but dissertation of a doctorate degree has been obtained, 24 graduate semester hours in the teaching field are required.

Other Requirements: The applicant will:

  • Qualify as a Principal Investigator (PI) under the criteria of the Arizona State Museum and be able to obtain an Antiquities Act Permit from the Arizona State Museum. See “Policy on Qualifications for Principal Investigators,” at: http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/crservices/forms.shtml
  • Have a subfield specialization in Archaeology and/ or Biological (Physical) Anthropology.
  • Demonstrate experience working with staff on projects which require a cooperative team-oriented effort.
  • Have professional experience outside of teaching in the applicant's sub-field at the Master's degree level or higher that includes experience supervising others in an archaeological field and/ or laboratory setting.
  • Be able to use scientific instruments and application software appropriate to archaeological field and/ or laboratory settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. preferred

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information: Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching certification must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants currently in progress for a degree or additional coursework to meet the minimum qualifications must have the degree conferred and/or coursework completed by May 2015. Applicants with degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must provide a course-by-course evaluation from a professional evaluation agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for foreign transcript evaluation. For a Pima Community College approved list of transcript evaluation agencies see Foreign Transcript Evaluation. To submit an application you must include the documents that are listed within the application form as required. Documents listed as optional do not have to be attached in order to submit the application. Follow the directions in the application form to upload your documents. At minimum, these documents are required:

  • Unofficial copies of transcripts. These must be:
  • for all post-secondary degrees you have listed in your application.
  • legible (front and back) and show the name of the accredited institution, the degree conferred, and the page(s) explaining the institution’s grading system.
  • attached to the application even if they have been submitted in the past.
  • Resume. This should be up to date and account for and describe all gaps in employment.
  • Letter of interest or cover letter. This is a description of your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment. The letter should not exceed four (4) pages.

The selected candidate(s) must provide Human Resources with official (unopened) transcripts and/or official (unopened) foreign transcript evaluation. SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process typically consists of one or two advisory group interview(s), a teaching demonstration, and an administrative interview. Candidates invited to the interview process will be chosen from those who most closely meet the stated requirements. Meeting these qualifications does not guarantee an interview. The selected candidate(s) will start work in August 2015. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624 or humres@pima.edu. Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact http://www.pima.edu/pima-jobs/contact-us.html Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Due: 07/14/2015.

-Anyone know the status of this search?

Oberlin College (OH) - VAP - Archaeological or Biological Anthropologist (CLOSED 3/1) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences for an Archaeological or Biological Anthropologist. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning Fall 2015 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses, including three introductory courses:  two sections of Introduction to Archeology and one section of Human Origins (Introductory Biological Anthropology). Additionally, two upper level courses in Archeology or Biological Anthropology will derive from the incumbent’s special interests within the field. Preference will be given to applications from candidates whose teaching and methodological expertise will enrich the learning experience for students with interests in both Archeology and Physical Anthropology.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2015).  Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

Information about the Anthropology Department can be found at www.oberlin.edu/anthropology/

  • To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to: Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Oberlin College, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by February 15, 2015.  Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.
  • Any news?
  • Received rejection letter dated 4/1. Interviews completed, candidate selection has been made. 
  • Email or snail mail? I've received nothing but the affirmative action email.
  • Snail mail.

Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma (OK) Physical Anthropologist or Bioarchaeologist for NAGPRA Research Fellowship/Postdoc Position - Review begins Sept 1, 2015Edit

Position Description: The Sam Noble Museum seeks an experienced biological anthropologist or bioarchaeologist to work with human remains from archaeological sites in Oklahoma to assist in the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. At a minimum, this will include skeletal analyses to determination related to the minimum number of individuals, age, and sex. The NAGPRA Research Fellow will also be involved in the specialized repackaging of human remains for repatriation. The Fellow will also work with museum documentation and other sources to identify affiliated funerary objects associated with human remains. The NAGPRA Research Fellow must demonstrate a sensitivity to and respect for diverse systems of belief while engaging in consultation with tribal representatives, archaeologists, and officials from local, state, and federal agencies. The NAGPRA Research Fellow will work under the supervision of the Archaeology Department’s Collection Manager and Curator of Archaeology. This is a full-time temporary 12-month position, but with the potential for renewal—pending the availability of external grant funding. Salary is 40K/year + health benefits.

How to Apply: applicants must submit digital files including cover letter, CV, and list of three professional references at the OU jobs website (jobs.ou.edu). The job requisition number is 23089. See job post here (need to copy and paste link into browser): https://jobs.ou.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=338548

  • Application Review: will begin on September 1st and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment can begin as soon as mid-September, with a later starting date negotiable based on candidate availability.

Southern Methodist University - Lecturer in Archaeology - May 25Edit

Southern Methodist University, Department of Anthropology invites applications to fill a non-tenure position at the rank of Lecturer to begin August 1 for academic year 2015-2016. The position is a one-year appointment with a possibility for a second year renewal. The teaching load is 2/3 for a total of 5 courses. We seek an archaeologist to teach several key introductory undergraduate courses including Introduction to Anthropology (a 4-field introduction course). Geographical area and research specialty are open, but scholars working in areas that complement existing departmental strengths are preferred. Our department offers strengths in human-environmental interactions, colonial encounters, and the rise of social inequalities. We seek a candidate who can enthusiastically engage students and collegially contribute to the broader departmental environment of intellectual exchange with graduate students. 

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand by August 2015 and preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate courses. Appications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) or by letter, and should include a statement on how the applicant's teaching and research interests complement the strengths of the Anthropology faculty at SMU, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Karen Lupo, Char of the Archaeology Lecturer Search Committee, Souther Methodist University, Deparment of Anthropology, PO Box 750336, Dallas, TX 75275, klupo@smu.edu. Please cc all application materials to Pamela Hogan, phogan@smu.edu.

  • To ensure full consideration, the application must be received by May 25th, 2015. Review of applications will begin on May 25th but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. For further information see: http://www.smu.edu/anthro/
  • Got an email saying I'm no longer being considered.
    • Me too. That was quick.

UCLA (CA) - Cotsen Instute of Archaeology Postdoc (Closed 3/16)Edit

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, announces a postdoctoral position for the academic year, 2015-16, to begin September 1, 2015. We are seeking a recent Ph. D. in archaeology or any field related to archaeology with a research project and/or methodological specialization that complements resources at the Cotsen Institute, such as paleo-environmental studies, historical archaeology, or early complex societies.  Preference will be given to a candidate specializing in an aspect of East or Southeast Asian archaeology.

The position will be funded for a period of one year [10 months], and will include benefits.

Qualifications: This position is for a recipient of a recent PhD degree, earned between 2012 and 2015 (degree date by June 30, 2015). For more information please contact: Toby Dusette - Chief Administrative Office tdusette@ioa.ucla.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship information(PDF)

  • Deadline is March 16, 2015.
  • Any word on this?
  • Rejection email (5/27)

University of Chicago (IL) - Lecturer in ArchaeologyEdit

The Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a Lecturer in archaeology for a one-year appointment beginning Autumn Quarter 2015. The candidate is required to have excellent training in anthropological archaeology and the PhD in hand by 10/01/2015; preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience, especially those whose teaching and research strengths complement those of the resident faculty, including but not limited to Latin America, urbanism, and archaeometry. The successful candidate will teach five classes, at graduate and advanced undergraduate levels, in three academic quarters. Applications must be submitted online at http://tinyurl.com/qylfoat. Applications are required to include 1) a current curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information for at least four referees); 2) a cover letter that describes research, publication, and professional profile, approaches to teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels; and 3) a one-page précis of the dissertation or most recent published monograph (dissertation abstract).

  • Review of applications will begin on August 15th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Early application is encouraged.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor - May 1 -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor with a target start date of August 16, 2015. The appointment is anticipated to be for one year but may be renewed depending on departmental needs and positive performance reviews. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials: application letter, CV, two sample syllabi, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Referees will be contacted after a first review of applications. Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will be accepted.

  • To ensure full consideration, all required materials must be submitted by May 1, 2015.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information please contact ljlucero@illinois.edu. PhD in hand by the starting date of the appointment required. Geographic area is open. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester. Experience teaching undergraduate lecture and discussion courses (including four-field introduction and women in prehistory) strongly preferred. Demonstrated evidence of research including a publication record and an active research agenda related to the position.
  • Letters of Reference requested (5/18) X2
  • Request for Skype interview (6/13)
  • Offer made and accepted 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA) - Lecturer of Indigenous Archaeology of Eastern North America - Deadline: April 21Edit

Job Description: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track position, beginning September 2015.  The position will be a one-year appointment with a strong possibility of renewal.  The teaching load is 2/3, a total of five courses per year. PhD in Anthropology in hand at time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will bring expertise in the indigenous archaeology of eastern North America, and the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Possible courses include: topics in the candidate's area of specialization; introduction to archaeology and "world prehistory"; archaeological lab and field techniques; Indigenous archaeology; and North American archaeology. Our program has a focus on social justice and engaged anthropology within a four-field approach. We seek a candidate who can engage students with high quality teaching, help with advising on research projects, and contribute to the broader department orientation.  Evidence of engagement with Indigenous communities and demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity are desired.

Requirements: PhD in Anthropology is required. Expertise in the indigenous archaeology of eastern North America, and the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. 

Additional Information: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected categories. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professorate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society.  Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual's record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.  Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.</p>

  • [Editorial Note: Full-time teaching load at the University of Massachusetts is 2/2]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeology - Review Begins June 19Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeology. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching classes across a breadth of topics, including Archaeological Field Methods and introductory courses in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology. The position has a teaching load of four classes per semester. Applicants must have PhD in hand by July 1. The Department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and has research emphasis in adaptive strategies; food and nutrition; childhood and parenting; and sexuality, gender, and identity.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a PhD from a regionally accredited college or university.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

  • Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on June 19 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Liam Frink, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.


University of South Carolina, The South Carolina Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology - 28 Nov - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina, invite applications for a Research Assistant Professor in Early Hunter-Gatherer Societies specializing in Paleo-Indian and Archaic period archaeology in the southeastern United States. Applicants must have demonstrated abilities in external funding, publishing, research, and teaching. The position will begin July 1, 2015 (or sooner if successful candidate is available), and the candidate will be expected to hold the Ph.D. at the time of appointment.  This is a permanent, non-tenured track appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

SCIAA (www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa) is a university research institute and state cultural resource management agency with a rich history of fostering research on the archaeology of the southeastern U.S. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in Paleo-Indian and Archaic cultures, [especially in the southeastern region] but who may also have a history of working in multiple time periods. Because SCIAA has a mandate to educate citizens about the history and archaeology of South Carolina, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a long-term research project in the state if they do not already have one. Those with methodological strengths in lithic analysis are encouraged to apply.

The new research assistant professor will be required to teach two courses (per year) in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, but will have their home and research duties at SCIAA. The Department of Anthropology (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/anth/) is a four-field program offering the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, with particular strengths in historical archaeology. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate coursework, and serving on graduate student theses and dissertations. SCIAA and Anthropology are strongly committed to collaborative efforts at the university. Scholars will thus have an outstanding opportunity to interact with a wide variety of departments, institutions, research programs, and individuals. There will also be opportunities for collaboration with the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, the only such program in the state.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 35 private academic institutions with “very high research activity”. The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 29,500 students on the main campus (and over 44,500 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of an increasingly sophisticated greater metropolitan area with a population over 750,000.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent describing their interests and credentials, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, accomplishments, names and contact information for three references, writing sample (no more than three works) and samples of published and unpublished research to the following address:

Search Committee South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology C/O Susan Lowe, Business Manager 1321 Pendleton St. Columbia, SC 29208

  • Added this job as I never saw it posted here. Did anyone who applied for it hear anything yet?
  • I had a Skype interview, and additional materials were due January 15. I haven't heard anything since then (as of 1/30). 
  • Received snail mail rejection letter (March)

University of Queensland (AUS) - Fixed-Term Lecturer in Archaeology - 12 MayEdit

The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a full-time, teaching-focused Lecturer in Archaeology, fixed term for 2.5 years (1 July 2015 to 31 December 2017). The person will develop course material, coordinate courses in archaeology and archaeological science, and teach and supervise at honours level.  They will contribute to the development of the archaeology discipline and develop a profile in the scholarship of teaching.

Applicants must hold a PhD in archaeology or equivalent PhD in anthropology.  It is expected that the successful applicant will possess a technical speciality in one or more sub-disciplines of archaeological science that are complementary to existing staff strengths.  They must be able to teach undergraduate courses in archaeological science, including in lab, field and team teaching situations, and have the ability to supervise honours student theses in archaeology, including topics in archaeological science.

This is a full-time, fixed-term (2.5 years) appointment at Academic Level B (Teaching-Focused). The base salary is:  $86,853 to $103,138 pa plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

Further particulars of the position can be found here: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/497276/lecturer-in-archaeology

  • Closing deadline: 12 May 2015 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

University of Sydney (AUS) - Fixed-Term Lecturer in Historical Archaeology / Heritage Studies - 30 Jan - INTERVIEWS HEDEdit

The Department of Archaeology invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Lecturer in Archaeology. Applicants will have a background in the Historical Archaeology of Australia and in the field of Heritage Studies. They should have a research specialisation in either historical archaeology including the archaeology of culture contact in the historic period, or in heritage studies, ideally with professional and/or academic background in both fields. Applicants should have the capacity to teach undergraduate units in Australian Historical archaeology and postgraduate units in Heritage Studies with a focus on heritage practice, heritage and communities and critical heritage.

Essential criteria are a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of archaeology or heritage studies; a strong demonstrated interest in and commitment to developing high quality teaching programmes in historical archaeology and heritage studies, including practice-based work skills; the ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduate research students; demonstrated expertise in archaeological and/or heritage studies practice; and demonstrated potential or excellence in research in their area of specialty. Also essential are administrative skills relevant to a university department, and the personal qualities needed to work well with a diverse group of colleagues, professional archaeologists and community groups on and off campus.

The position is fixed term for three years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2382/1114 for more information and to apply.

Remuneration package: $110,802 - $131,575 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $93,629 – $111,182 p.a.,leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

  • CLOSING DATE: 30 January 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)
  • Interviews conducted 5 May 2015 

Wake Forest University (NC) - Visiting Assistant Professor (MARCH 2nd - CLOSED) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Tracking Code: 1843-141

Job Description: Wake Forest University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Anthropological Archaeology beginning Fall 2015. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in anthropology with specialization in anthropological archaeology. Research experience in areas that complement existing faculty is preferred. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Archaeology and a first-year student seminar course (usually related to their research specialty, which is open.) Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.

  • Formal offer made and accepted (4/15)

Wesleyan University (CT) - Visiting Assistant Professor - 1 March - OFFER MADEEdit

The Wesleyan University Department of Anthropology invites application for a one-year full-time visiting assistant professor position specializing in archaeology, regional focus and topical expertise open. The teaching load is five courses for the year, including a freshman year seminar and at least two courses fulfilling specific requirements for the anthropology major and the archaeology major/minor. Information about the department and the program can be found at http://wesleyan.edu/anthro/index.html and http://www.wesleyan.edu/archprog/.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity for excellence in teaching, active engagement in research, and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education; previous undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment. Wesleyan is a selective liberal-arts university in which a research-active faculty provides exceptional undergraduate teaching as well as graduate training. More information can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/index.html.

Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment.

You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

  • Applications received by March 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.Please contact Donna Rak (drak@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process. We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application. For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System. Required Documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Writing Sample
  • REQUEST FOR SKYPE INTERVIEW- 3/12/15
  • JOB OFFER MADE, APRIL 2015

Wichita State University (KS) - Director of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology - Apr 1 or until filled.Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Wichita State University invites applications for a new director of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology . The primary responsibilities include the operation of the museum, along with teaching existing and potentially developing new museum courses within the department.

The Museum Director provides oversight for the day to day operations and the expansion and development of the Holmes Museum. This includes managing staff, acquisitions, collections, conservation, preservation, protection, preparation, research, exhibition and interpretation of objects belonging to or in the temporary custody of the Holmes Museum. In collaboration with other WSU administrative units and the WSU Foundation, the Director coordinates all development activities of museum, including generating external support from private and public entities.

As a co-coordinator of the development, teaching and administration of a Museum Studies Certificate at Wichita State University, the Director collaborates with all participating WSU program chairs to maintain the museum certificate curriculum. The director also promotes the program, recruit students, and interacts with other universities, museums, cultural and educational organizations and professional museum organizations to develop internships and implement educational programs and projects.

Minimum Education: Master's Degree in anthropology

Minimum Experience:

  • Experience conducting ethnographic or other anthropological fieldwork or research on museum collections.
  • A willingness to teach museum methods and studies courses.
  • Background in museum procedures, ethics, collections management, and exhibit design and construction.
  • Fundraising experience, including grant writing and donor retention.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong management, organizational, communication (written & verbal, particularly public speaking), and planning skills.
  • Necessary computer skills to meet the current challenges of daily operations, e.g. Microsoft Office and Adobe Illustrator or other graphic design programs.

Required documents: CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation. Teaching philosophy optional.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

DISCUSSION, RUMORS, SPECULATIONEdit

Things are looking pretty good this yea, eh? Some big names out for the annual tt draft...

  • Agreed, maybe this is the year of environmental archaeology? That would be great!  
  • Yeah, environmental archaeology looks great, as long as you work in North America.
  • Just looked at last year's archive... on Oct 5 2013, there were ~32 jobs listed and 90+ users (78 on the market); Oct 5 2014, I see ~46 jobs, 60 users on the market. Doesn't capture any of the regional/topic trends, but does seem like a better numbers game. 

For my area, things are looking worse than last year.  Good luck, all!

  • Me too, but it is very early days yet. Most of my applications last year went out after the new year. Wishing everyone good luck as well!

One way or another, I'm quitting after this year.  I'm sick of working my butt off as an adjunct for almost no pay.  Good luck to all! (x3)

--There is a generational problem with academics. It is called "baby boomers." They won't go away. Over awarded generation of mediocrity and under-achievement realizing they now have real power in academia, so why retire. Let's, instead, stay employed until we're 80, ruining departments and trying to end the whole system of tenure.

  • --Word.  There's no way many of said underachieving faculty would ever even be considered for an interview in today's market.
  • -- And the next generation will say the same of those who get jobs in today's market.....
  • Or, you can look at it this way - baby boomers took a huge hit in the recession and need to keep working to make some $$ back AND keep their affordable health insurance. Just a thought (and no, I am not a baby boomer, but I know this is an issue for many of that generation).

It's been a quiet week, so this is a post just for the sake of seeing some update to the page. Apologies for the pointlessness....

  • So how improper is it to ask a search committee what your shortcomings were in their eyes?
  • I think it depends on how far you made it in the search. If you had some type of interview it would probably be less improper to ask for feedback.
  • I agree, if you made it to an interview or campus interview stage. I'm not sure how helpful the feedback will be though (my experience was not productive- they just told me I was great and wished I could've been offerred the job, nothing actionable there).  More and more I wonder if the best way for honest feedback is to go the route of The Professor Is In or something along those lines. 
  • The Professor is In (or whatever other academic service) is likely to tell you the same thing. Campus interviews are all about "fit" and it is often that a rejected applicant did absolutely nothing wrong. Just about everyone that makes to the campus interview stage is qualified and worth hiring. Heck, committees these days are routinely phone interviewing a dozen or so people MORE qualified than themselves. For example, if a professor aims to go on sabbatical next fall, a new hire that could cover a course or two is desirable. If you don't have experience with those courses and an equally wonderful applicant does, that can be enough to tip the scale. There is nothing you can do about that. All you can do is try to get as many campus interviews as possible, no easy feat.
  • You also have to take into consideration that the vast majority of academics are in no way shape or form even remotely qualified to make any serious personnel decisions.
  • Be careful what you wish for: I once requested feedback and got some off the record.  If I'm being professional, I'd describe the feedback as humbling.  If I'm being honest, I'd describe it as a gut punch.  Just eviscerating.  One critique was that they could smell my desperation ("It was clear you wanted a job, any job.").  So I guess the take away was, act like you're indifferent to the job?  Or enthusiastic without being manic?  Or this was an outlier on the committee?  I mean, I have so many interviews that I can act blase about the position, right? (What font would have told you that last sentence was sarcastic?)  The bottom line is that regardless of how many more publications you have, how many classes you've taught, and how groundbreaking your student-friendly fieldwork is, each hiring committee is different.  They have the pick of the litter right now (perhaps because they are churning out so many Ph.D.s?), so they can be incredibly choosey beyond the basic pubs., classes, and fieldwork checklist.  I am pretty sure I once got a job because I grew up in an area with a large Native American minority population and that matched their student body, plus I could teach a really random class they wanted.  I've got friends who have jobs they hate because they ended up not being the right fit for the department, university, or region, but they don't want to complain because they have a job.  I've given up getting upset about this.  After 100 applications over a number of years, I think I've become numb to rejection. As for the professor is in, I've heard positive reviews from people who used the services early on in their search but negative reviews from people who had been at it for a while.

A Running List of Schools Requesting Reference Letters Upfront (Contrary to AAA Career Center Request)Edit

The AAA has requested that search committees refrain from asking for letters of recommendation until initial screening of applicants has been completed:

"Solicitation of letters of recommendation should occur only after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to applicants and referees. Names of references may be requested, however."

http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/index.cfm

Despite this (at least three year-old request), many institutions persist in requiring letters of recommendation as part of an initial application package.  This places a burden on both the applicant and his/her reviewers and places undue stress on advisor/advisee relationships.  Please list here the names of schools/job posts asking for up-front letters of recommendation so that we may alert the AAA to violations of their request:

  • University of Chicago 
  • NYU
  • University of Oregon (Classics Department)
  • University of Michigan (Department of Classical Studies)
  • Brown University (Joukowsky Institute)
  • Duquesne University
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Utah State University (confirmed with search chair)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • MacEwan University
  • Wesleyan University

Discussion about the purpose of this listEdit

Re: Above. Fine. Lets start a different list. Running list of universities to whom AAA is irrelevant and who aren't violating anything, but of whom we nonetheless disapprove because they find it appropriate to unnessarily burden letter writers and do not care about the strain placed on relationships between job seekers and their colleagues.

In case you can't tell the difference, Canada is actually a different country than the United States.  Kind of like Australia or England (which are not states either).  And it has a very different job market than that of the United States.  If you don't like it than don't apply for this poorly paid part-time probationary position that was only listed on one Canadian job site (as far as I could tell), which suggests to me that there is an internal candidate anyhow.  There are plenty of universities to disapprove of because they have unfair labour practices rather than irritating hiring practices.  Besides which, what does this list actually even do.  The universities are still going to follow their own protocal and people are still going to apply to them because we are all either desperate or will be in a couple years.  How about a list of schools that have unfair labour practices, that treat their employees like robots, or that fill their teaching staff by hiring one-year visiting professor positions.  Why not?  Because it doesn't affect anything or anyone, it just makes a couple people feel slightly better.

Your assumption that I am American is baseless. I am not. Regardless of my nationality, or yours, requiring letters from all applicants is unreasonble.

- While not implying they are the same, I also don't think Canada is a "very" different job market. I can think of several Canadian colleagues who have applied to USA jobs and vice versa. I consider my Canadian colleagues as part of the same academic network as me, and we attend the same conferences. But that could just be my experience. Just as you stated that we need not apply if we don't agree with Canadian universities' hiring processes, you also do not need to check this wiki page if you don't agree with the general sentiments. And sure, this list may not do much, but no action is not that much better.
- I think the point about the difference is a numbers game: much less applicants applying for jobs for Canadian posts and less jobs posted = less letters that need to be written, not there isn't similarity or communication between the two countries. (But, I would agree that there should never be a reason to request a letter of reference unless you are seriously considering hiring someone. A CV should be enough to begin the process.)  
- Yes, that's what I meant, thanks.  And I did not say that I thought you were a US citizen.  I also agree that Canadian universities should get in the game and stop asking for references upfront.  I think that it is extremely inconsiderate and it pisses me off when I have to ask people to write me references for yet another job and I have zero chance of even being considered for.  That being said, considering the number of people accessing this site, I think it is verging on slanderous to accuse a university of violating some set of rules that they are not even beholden to.
- Speaking of slander, on two occasions I have had to remove names of institutions from this list, because when I went and read the application, they had not requested letters upfront.....
- It is a terrible practice for any university to have, regardless of country or faculty/department. It's not standard for Canadian universities to request reference letters upfront. Most that I've encountered do NOT request them until later, usually after a long-list has been established. I believe that the AAA was morally right for requesting that unversities stop this practice. I don't think that they were directing this recommendation specifically to American instutions but to all instittuions in general. Most universities have no affiliation with the AAA anyway. It's not a government run group that has any say in official regulations. In response to whether this list has any purpose, I would say that it DOES. It names-and-shames those who are continuing this practice. It keeps a record of this as well so that we can easily see over the past few years which universities have reformed and which have basically said, "Too bad." Since it has been connected to the AAA request that this procedure stop, it may also put pressure on members of hiring committees since many of them (including in Canada) are members of the AAA. If someone would like to start ANOTHER list of universities that do something else which is unethical, I would gladly support that as well.
- It is also worth saying that this wiki is used by people who are hoping for academic positions. One rather hopes that when we achieve such a position we will use our new found power and influence to treat the next generation of job seekers with more consideration and compassion than we have been shown.

Discussion about MacEwan UniversityEdit

It is completely inappropriate to add MacEwan to this list since they did not advertise the position on the AAA website.  Believe it or not, it is completely standard for Canadian universities to request references upfront.  So, even though it sucks, MacEwan isn't violating anything and should me removed.  Which is why I erased it and left this explanation instead.

-It is not standard for Canadian universities. The AAA request was to universities in general, not necessarily ones advertising on their website nor specifically to American universities. Just because no Canadian, UK, Australian or other associatoin made such a statement, I have a hard time believing that academic job searchers of any country would find this practice to be justified. 
-Well, if it is not standard, it is exceptionally common.  I have applied for almost every Canadian position offered in the past three years and only two or maybe three (out of about 10) did not ask for letters upfront. And I don't think anyone on this listserv has given any indication that they support the practice.  We all know that it is a waste of everyone's time and collegial resources.  

Discussion of McGill Reference RequestsEdit

  • Am I missing something? I applied to McGill and they only ask for names of refs. Letters arent required.
  • Ditto, their job ad says "contact information for three referees"
  • I provided contact information, and my references were immediately contacted by the application system. (x3)
  • Oh GOD This is SO Boring. Please Kill Me, OK. My refs didnt say anything about it. That is kind of lame to do without warning.
  • On their system there is a button to send our reference request - it only gets sent out if you chose to send the reference request. Has anybody contacted them to see if they actually want the letters upfront?
  • From McGill's AcademicJobsOnline profile for this job: "Three References (actual letters acceptable but not required, just names and email addresses)"
  • It must have been a glitch in the system.  When I applied there was a button that I could check if I wanted to request reference letters.  I did not click the button and they were not contacted.  Hey, at least the letters are there now and one less thing to worry about!... And no, they do not want letters upfront - it is plainly stated in both the job advertisement and the online application.  It is reassuring that some Canadian university faculty are now hip enough to the US market to realize that asking for references upfront is not cool.  The Canadian job market is much slower and smaller and asking for references upfront is not as much of a burden on advisors and colleagues as it is here in the US.
  • FYI, I didn't apply to McGill, but am having a similar situation with some other schools. It seems to be a function that's built in to a lot of the application portals many schools are using. I'm not sure if committees know this is happening or not, and I'm not sure what the point of "burying" this requirement is. I assume someone could disable it. (Also, I just saw the note above about the button to send reference requests, and I've encountered that too - and have been asked to request references at a school that did not ask for references up front, but I have no indication that I'm on a long list now.)
  • If you didn't want your referees to be contacted you needed to to not agree to them to be contacted when using the online system. Always look at a webpage to see what is being requested....
  • I'm not sure aboutt he McGill application, but there is no option to provide contact information for references but ask that they not be contacted for the application systems I've used. In fact, if you do not enter at least three references and their full contact information, your application is marked "incomplete" and you cannot submit it. There is no "these are my references, but please don't contact them" button. And, of course, I do want them to be contacted, but not for letters at the beginning stage of the application. There are a number of reasons AAA asked for that not to happen. (But perhaps you're referencing an idiosyncrasy of the McGill system that, again, I did not see - because I did not apply. I was just trying to contribute to the broader discussion.)
  • The McGill application used the services of academicjobsonline.org - with that system you enter the referee details and if you want them to be notified when you submit, you have to check a box. The default is for them not to be notified. You therefore have control over whether they are notified when you submit.
  • That sounds like a better system than I've seen elsewhere. (A little silly, maybe, since hopefully they know you're applying to that job anyway, but at least there's an option for notification/no notification.)
  • The NYU application was the same -- same system I think. If I had to hazard a guess, the vendor just edited the content of a student application system and re-deployed it.
  • "I took the possibly daring step of contacting their office and asking" - if you are talking about McGill, there was no problem! The system didn't send out a referee request, and there is a warning on the system that says: "DO NOT check the "email notify writer on submit" or "email again" boxes below if you don't need to request your reference writers for letters now." As stated above, the default for the system McGill used was for the notify boxes to be unchecked.
  • " I took the possibly daring step of contacting their office and asking" can you clarify which office? McGill or NYU? Thanks!
  • McGill. Glad there was no problem.
  • "McGill. Glad there was no problem." - but had you contacted them and had told them there was a problem? Seems a bit hasty....
  • "Seems a bit hasty...." Oh, come on, no one really cares if you contact the office and ask about stuff like that.  It's not like they blacklist people for making inquiries.  Let's not start making each other paranoid for no reason. 
  • Not trying to make anyone paranoid!! Just noting that it seems hasty to report errors where there were none. Why make some IT person search for phantom errors!
  • I sent the email early in this discussion, when the only information was "I provided contact information, and my references were immediately contacted by the application system. (x3)"  I did not complete the application myself since I was worried about my references being immediately contacted, so I did not know what the issue was or that there was a box to check. So I was not "reporting an error," but asking "why have three people had their references immediately contacted? Is this an error?" Cheers and best of luck to everyone.
  • OK. Good to have that clarified. But I guess it isn't clear what you mean when you say that you didn't apply for the job because of a worry that referees would be contacted. The application system makes it very clear that they won't be notified unless you go out of your way to check the boxes. Anyhow, best of luck to you and all in job searching and website navigating!
  • One thing I'm confused about: was this a situation where everyone applied had their references contacted, or was this a "long listing" situation where there was an initial cut before interviews? I thought it was the latter, but based on what people have said here, maybe its the former?
  • This arose when people first applied using the online system - their references were not contacted, it was just a warning on the system.
  • Can you clarify that?  Were the people contacted today on a "long list" but they had previously not submitted reference letters? Or the people contacted today were not long listed but letters were requested to have a level playing field for all applicants?
  • I can't clarify about what happened with those contacted today, but I can clarify that all applicants who used the online system to apply weeks ago (as far back as Nov.) did not submit reference letters at the time of their application. The applicants were never asked for reference letters when applying, just the names of referees.

Senior Archeologist  - SWCA Environmental Consultants 7/21/2015Edit

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Senior Archaeologist for our Tulsa, Oklahoma office. The Senior Archaeologist will be a core member of the Cultural Resources Team, acting as both senior scientist and senior project manager. The Senior Archaeologist has ultimate responsibility for successfully winning and executing contracts, and leading all aspects of project implementation.  The Senior Archaeologist assists in the continuing development of SWCA’s Cultural Resource Team and expands SWCA’s professional reputation in cultural resources consulting and research throughout the southern plains and beyond.  The proper candidate may also have business development or staff management responsibilities. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the Office Director.  The position may be based out of either Arlington, Texas or Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Job Requirements

  • Acts as senior scientist and senior project manager
  • Project implementation to include staffing, fieldwork, research, report writing, and QA/QC review
  • Develops and manages project budgets
  • Leads marketing and proposal efforts
  • Supervises personnel in the field, office, and laboratory
  • Writes technical reports
  • Collaborates with SWCA’s managers, directors, and principal investigators on technical and business development efforts throughout the company
  • Maintains SWCA’s high standard of scientific ethics and quality assurance, and is motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field required; a Doctorate Degree preferred
  • At minimum of ten (10) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in CRM in a supervisory capacity
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience managing CRM projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology
  • Extensive experience with Texas and Oklahoma archaeology, architectural history, or history required; experience in Kansas, Arkansas, or northern Louisiana preferred
  • Experience with implementing CWA Section 404 and NHPA Section 106 permitting required, and experience with NEPA permitting processes preferred
  • Experience with tribal consultation and/or NAGPRA a plus
  • Possess advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic, ceramic, or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology)
  • Has completed all aspects of a project, from pre-field tasks to final report preparation for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • Prior primary report authorship in a CRM context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • Has provided QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, and reports
  • Has led large crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • Has conducted marketing, business development, client management, and large proposal efforts
  • Has worked on an interdisciplinary team of scientists and planners


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