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Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor - Social Science Research Methods - Deadline: Nov. 7 2016Edit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with advanced expertise in social science research methods, including statistics. Anticipated start date is August 2017. This position is part of a cluster of hires, in collaboration with ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research (https://issr.asu.edu),to advance the university’s global leadership in social science methods innovation and training. We seek applicants with an established record of research that deploys advanced social science research methods to study pressing social questions that fit the intellectual mission of the School (https://shesc.asu.edu), and with a capacity to teach advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students in the range of social science programs offered across the School (e.g., global health, anthropology, and environmental social science) and the University.

The successful candidate is expected to teach advanced social science statistics and social science methods at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and profession.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in social statistics, sociology, policy, political science, epidemiology, econometrics, anthropology or related fields by the time of appointment
A strong record of research accomplishments, appropriate to time since Ph.D.
A record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired qualifications:

Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (e.g. classroom, hybrid, online)
Demonstrated record of collaborative experiences with interdisciplinary research teams
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit https://shesc.asu.edu.

  • Initial deadline for complete applications is November 7, 2016. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to http://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1) a letter of application that outlines qualifications and includes a statement of teaching interests, 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. Please address your letter of application to Dr. Dan Hruschka, Social Science Methods Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.

Binghamton University, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Andean Archaeology - Deadline: 10 Oct. 2016Edit

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), Anthropology Department seeks an archaeologist specializing in Andean prehistory for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2017. Candidates should complement and contribute to departmental strengths and interests. Qualifications include proficiency in Andean archaeology, a strong theoretical foundation, and expertise in analytic techniques for the study of the archaeological record - for example, artifact analyses, such as ceramics, lithics, textiles, or metallurgy; quantitative methods; GIS; archaeometry; zooarchaeology; paleoenviromental reconstruction; bioarchaeology; etc. The candidate is expected to develop an active research program with field-based and/or laboratory-based research, and with plans to incorporate students in her/his research. Applicants should review the graduate and undergraduate programs and other faculty interests at http://www.binghamton.edu/anthropology/.

Requirements: Applicants must have completed a PhD by the time of appointment and have a demonstrated record of teaching, an active research program, potential for grant-funding, and publications.

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.

  • Application Instructions: Formal review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests, 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, Andean Archaeologist 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. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeologist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology of Columbia University invites applications for an Archaeologist, to be appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2017. Region and field of specialization are open. A strong theoretical orientation, a fieldwork program, and an interest in active conversation with sociocultural faculty are required. Ph.D. required. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation abstract, a list of three referees with email addresses, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

  • The review of applications will begin November 1st 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Can anyone clarify this. I cannot locate it on the AAA website. The RAPS, like many similar submission sites, might include extra things or might not describe them well. You need to submit a dissertation abstract if you are NOT ABD (i.e., have a PhD)? What if you got your PhD several years previously?
  • "the Department continues the Boasian tradition of extended ethnographic research, critical theoretical approaches to contemporary global problems, and language sensitive and historically informed analysis. Faculty research interests span the range of the domains most critical to contempory anthropology, including continental philosophy, law, political anthropology, semiotics and post- semiotics, ecology and ecocriticsm, science and technology studies, critical native studies, aesthetics, affect theory, media (including film, photography, and sound recording), and new media." The lack of any mention of archaeology on the program's website homepage would make me wonder about the program and the home an archaeologist might find there.

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Anthropological Archaeology) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016Edit

The Anthropology Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2017. We seek candidates with a specialization in archaeology and general ability to teach biological anthropology. We seek candidates whose research and teaching broadly reflect training in archaeological science – specifically, candidates who specialize in early human adaptations and continental discovery with consideration of human/environment interactions and whose interests complement current faculty interests and course offerings. We expect candidates to be able to offer annually one semester of introduction to archaeology (with 20% biological anthropology), one 200 level biological anthropology course on human evolution, a biennial course on analytical methods in archaeology and other 200-300 level topical courses associated with the candidate’s expertise. In particular, we seek applicants who can demonstrate course contributions to Geoarchaeology and/or Environmental Studies Programs. We expect that the successful applicant will develop an ongoing research program involving undergraduate students. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. For ABD candidates, the requirements for the Ph.D. should be expected to be completed by July 1, 2017. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. Candidates should submit materials via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/36527. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Nathan Goodale, Search Committee Chair, at ngoodale@hamilton.edu.

  • The deadline for applications to be considered is October 15, 2016.

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - non-New World Archaeologist with expertise in Zooarchaeology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016 - LETTERS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in anthropology beginning August 16, 2017. We seek a non-New World archaeologist with research expertise in zooarchaeology and the ability to teach courses in human osteology and introductory biological anthropology and archaeology, in addition to courses in her/his area of specialty. Ph.D. in anthropology required. The successful candidate will have an established record of research and teaching and the potential to offer an archaeological field school.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in anthropology is required prior to the start date of this position. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

  • Application review will begin September 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please attach the following to this posting by September 15, 2016: 1. an online faculty application 2. a curriculum vita 3. names and contact information for three academic references 4. examples of scholarly work 5. evidence of teaching effectiveness (listed as "other" in the document section of the application).
  • Link to Apply: http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70491
  • Letters requested 9/22

Lehigh University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology of Tourism, Pilgrimage, or Heritage - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2016Edit

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2017. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus on tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage. Sociology & Anthropology is the home department, but the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Global Studies Program and teach courses that are cross-listed with Global Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with field research experience and primary data collection outside of the US. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory anthropology courses, as well as topical courses in tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage and their geographical area(s) of specialization. Applications from socio-cultural anthropologists and archeologists are welcome.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the starting date of August 2017 and show significant evidence of research productivity and effective teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will contribute to the department’s programs (http://socanthro.cas2.lehigh.edu/), as well as to the Global Studies Program (https://global.cas2.lehigh.edu/).

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has sixteen faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and a master’s degree in sociology. Department faculty are actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary programs. The standard teaching load is 2-2. Lehigh University’s core mission and goals include a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. In addition to Sociology and Anthropology, the Global Studies Program draws on faculty from multiple social science and humanities disciplines, including Religion Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, and Political Science, to offer a flourishing undergraduate major.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html.

Candidates should submit the following at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7493: 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (one statement for each), 3) a curriculum vitae; and 4) three letters of recommendation. Please do not send additional material at this time. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

  • The deadline for applications is December 5, 2016. Questions concerning the position should be directed to David Casagrande, Search Committee Co-Chair, at dac511@lehigh.edu.

Lycoming College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2016Edit

Lycoming College seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Archaeology. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with an effective start date of August 2017. Lycoming College has a well-respected undergraduate Archaeology program, and is looking to build on our strength in the ancient Near East and 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, and other courses that fit the needs of the expanding Archaeology Program. The Archaeology Program at Lycoming College is interdisciplinary, but the locus of review for this position will be within the Sociology/Anthropology department. Successful candidates will be able to provide undergraduates with enhanced learning experiences and exposure to research in Archaeology. Ph.D. required.

Lycoming College is a four-year, private liberal arts college dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. The college has a vibrant residential community and is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, near the banks of the Susquehanna River.

To apply: Applicants should send letter of interest addressing teaching and research interests within a liberal arts institution; a list of three references (at least one letter should address your teaching qualifications); curriculum vitae; 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 required. Please reference “Assistant Professor of Archaeology” in the subject line of the email.

Email: jobs@lycoming.edu

  • The application receipt deadline is October 30, 2016. Additional information at http://www.lycoming.edu. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

McGill University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Landscape Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications to fill a permanent Tenure-Track position at the Assistant Professor level in Landscape Archaeology, beginning August 1, 2017. The successful candidate will have a strong, theoretically driven research program likely to generate significant insights into the study of past environments, including the cultural meaning of space. Candidates are expected to have expertise in advanced methodological approaches to landscape studies, for example, in the areas of palaeoethnobotany, GIS, soil chemistry, micromorphology, or remote sensing technologies. The ideal candidate would complement, rather than duplicate, the existing strengths of our current archaeology faculty, including research on climate change, settlement studies, and urban ecology, and existing geographical specializations in the Arctic, Andes, East Asia, and Mesoamerica. 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 courses on method and theory, 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.

  • The deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2016. Applicants must fill out the online application form at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7869 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.

Memorial University of Newfoundland (NL) - TT Assistant Professor Archaeology - spec. in pre-contact Indigenous foragers - Deadline: Oct. 28 2016Edit

Department of Archaeology Position: #VPA-ARCH-2016-001

The Department of Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in pre-contact Indigenous foragers. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D at the time of hire. You will be expected to implement an active program of research in Newfoundland and Labrador, obtain external funding, demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have an excellent publication record. Additional expertise in Geographic Information Systems and/or archaeological/geophysical prospection would be an asset.

The Department of Archaeology has a strong and diverse 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.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, an example of scholarly work, evidence of teaching experience, and the names, addresses and email of three referees. Please include with your application a detailed statement outlining your proposed program of research on pre-contact Indigenous foragers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Your application should be sent via mail or email to: Dr. Barry Gaulton, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7, Canada, Phone: (709) 864-8192, Fax: (709) 864-2374. Email: fbanfield@mun.ca

  • Closing date for applications:  28 October 2016.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016Edit

The Program of Anthropology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor Position in Archaeology, beginning January 1st, 2017. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment (January 1, 2017) or be awarded no more than 10 years ago.

Preference will be given to researchers working in Latin America. However, applications from researchers working in areas other than Latin America are also encouraged, which will be duly considered. We particularly seek candidates whose work demonstrates a commitment to archaeological research, potential to maintain a successful publishing career at international level and skills for teamwork, organizational abilities to carry out administrative, outreach, and research activities.

Dedication and ability to teach undergraduate courses is required (3 courses a year in a semester system). The successful candidate will undertake the management of research projects with intramural/extramural funding and will participate in the consolidation of the Anthropology undergraduate program, which began in March 2013.

Knowledge of Spanish is required to apply for this position. Full fluency in Spanish is expected by the first year of employment. Salary is ~US$33000 before taxes (in local currency). Candidates should send the following documents to Gabriela Cabaña (grcabana@uc.cl):

1) Current CV 2) Personal statement on teaching and research projections (maximum 2000 words) 3) Two reference letters via email to Gabriela Cabaña (grcabana@uc.cl) 4) Copies of the three most important papers, documents or dissertation chapters

  • Application deadline: October 31st, 2016.

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Political Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016Edit

San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Political Archaeology beginning August 2017.

The department seeks individuals with a background in prehistoric, historic or contemporary Archaeology, in the history, theory, and political uses of Archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology is one of the original departments of San Francisco State University and has established a rich tradition of preparing students both for doctoral work and rewarding careers. With over a dozen faculty and lecturers, the Department carries out research and provides undergraduate and graduate education in four areas: Archaeology, Biological, Cultural, and Visual Anthropology.

Qualifications: Candidates should have Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a clearly related discipline.

Candidates should have a strong background in archaeological method, theory and interpretation, with particular strength in the study of the ways that archaeology is used in historic and modern politics. Politics is understood as both institutional (e.g., governments, communities, ethnic and indigenous groups) and inter-personal (e.g., individuals, the Other and identity construction).

The candidate will be expected to develop a research program that incorporates local Bay Area communities.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including archaeological method, theory and interpretation, as well as offerings in their research area.

Candidates must have an active record of scholarship in Archaeology. Evidence of external support or the potential for external funding is desirable.

Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience with a large, diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Archaeology, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in ones area of specialty, and service to the community, University, and Department. Detailed position description is available at http://anthropology.sfsu.edu/

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page description of research interests and future research plan, a two-page syllabus for an upper division class on political archaeology, and three letters of references. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from your referees.

  • Submit all materials online to Mark Griffin, Search Committee Chair, mgriffin@sfsu.edu by October 1, 2016.
  • "a two-page syllabus for an upper division class on political archaeology." This is a strange post. Sounds just so insider.
  • it also says letters must be "sent directly from referee"; I hope that doesn't exclude interfolio; I ask all my writers to use interfolio so that I can deploy the letters myself and know they've gone out. I hate ambiguity in job app directions!

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Assoc. or Full Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016Edit

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in archaeology, with a preference for hire at the rank of associate professor or full professor. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek an archaeologist with an active program of scholarly research and a strong reputation as an active member of the academic community. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching, whose theoretical and regional expertise can strengthen our undergraduate program and expand work with our archaeological collections of Upper Hudson Valley material culture. We seek candidates with topical interests that include, but are not limited to, indigenous heritage, cultural patrimony, and public archaeology. The successful candidate will strengthen connections between existing department sub-disciplines and collaborate with colleagues in other areas of the College such as Documentary Studies, the GIS center, the Tang Museum, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and other interdisciplinary programs. The candidate should have familiarity with the National NAGPRA program and will work to expand links to local institutions in the Hudson Valley region. The successful candidate will teach our introductory course in archaeology and human evolution, a geographic course open to area, and two advanced offerings that will include a practicum course working with archaeological materials. Applicants for appointment as associate or full professor must have a distinguished publication record suitable for a tenured appointment. Successful applicants will have experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and should highlight any specific knowledge and skills related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials.

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

The Skidmore Archaeological Collection contains several thousand artifacts, including ceramic, lithic, bone, metal, glass and shell objects from various local and regional archaeological sites. Although part of the material represents donated objects from local amateur archaeologists, over half of the collection was acquired through archaeological excavations by members of the Skidmore community. The Skidmore Archaeological Collection maintains a goal of responsible use of these cultural materials and ongoing scholarship, which represents a rich resource for Upper Hudson Valley community heritage spanning more than 10,000 years of history.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate. Applicants for appointment as associate or full professor must have a distinguished publication record suitable for a tenured appointment.

Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; List of Three References.

Online App. Form: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57449

After an initial review of applications, a short list of final candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including a writing sample, sample syllabi and recent teaching evaluations. Preliminary interviews with candidates will be scheduled in November 2016. Questions concerning the search should be directed to Professor Heather Hurst, Anthropology Department Chair, at hhurst@skidmore.edu.

  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 30, 2016. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the aspects of teaching and research described in the position, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should include in their letter of interest information about how they will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom as well as on campus or in the broader community.

University of Alabama (AL) - TT Asst. Professor - Latin American Archaeologist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Latin American archaeology to begin August, 2017. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. We seek an anthropological archaeologist who can direct graduate–level field research, chair M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and teach graduate–level research methods. The proposed archaeology hire will strengthen the department’s research emphasis on the “Archaeology of Complex Societies of the Americas.” We seek an archaeologist with a specialization in Geographical Information Systems and other technical skills that complement our departmental strengths including, but not limited to remote sensing, paleoethnobotany, soil chemistry, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology or statistics. The successful applicant will also contribute to the newly created Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program and Minor ( LACLS ) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu 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 November 1, 2016, 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.

University of British Columbia (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor (Archaeological Sciences/Bioarchaeology) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeological sciences/bioarchaeology. This position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017. A Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology as well as a strong record of research and demonstrated potential for excellence are required. While a Ph.D. is preferred, applicants who will have successfully defended the Ph.D. dissertation by the position start date may be considered. We welcome applicants whose primary expertise is in the domains of archaeological sciences and bioarchaeology and whose research interests intersect both the natural and social sciences in understanding past human societies. More specifically, we seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: archaeochemistry, archaeological-anthropological genetics, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, and related sub-disciplines. Also desirable is experience in the application and teaching of quantitative methods. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. S/He will have access to the Laboratory of Archaeology facilities including specialized labs for isotope analysis and scanning electron microscopy. For information about the Department, visit: http://anth.ubc.ca.

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

Applicants should apply by December 1, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 24449, and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vita; a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to anth.recruitment@ubc.ca (or by post to the address below) by the same deadline.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to: The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1.

University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - Assistant Professor - Archaeology - Dept. of Classics - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. To apply, please visit: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59190

Position Summary: The department is seeking a teacher and researcher with a special interest in the archaeology of Roman Italy and the Roman Western Mediterranean. The successful candidate should have an active program of field research in those areas and must hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline at the time of appointment. The appointee will be expected to teach courses in Roman Art, Archaeology and History at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; to assist with general education instruction; to supervise MA theses and PhD dissertations; to perform departmental, college, university and professional service; and to play an active role in the University at Buffalo's Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA).

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate should have an active program of field research in those areas and must hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline at the time of appointment.

To apply please upload a letter of application, a current CV, and a writing sample of no more than twenty (20) pages at http://www.UBJobs.buffalo.edu. Please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of reference to be submitted to the e-mailed website.

  • The deadline for the application is December 1, 2016. We will interview selected candidates at the AIA/SCS meeting in Toronto, Canada. Please direct any inquiries to Stephen L. Dyson, Park Professor and SUNY Distinguished Professor (cldyson@buffalo.edu), Chair, Roman Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Classics, 338 Millard Fillmore Academic Center, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), Buffalo, NY 14261. UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position, in the area of anthropological archaeology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We are interested in candidates whose theoretical emphases and methodological expertise will complement and expand those of the existing faculty. The successful candidate will conduct multi-scalar research through interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary engagement with the past, and will consider the respective roles of humans; the things they make; and the environments they shape and are shaped by. The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in anthropology, and demonstrate evidence of reflexive attention to the broader context of archaeological research in contemporary society. World area and methodological emphases are open. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to our dynamic undergraduate and graduate program in archaeology and commitment to fostering analytical and critical thinking through engaged scholarship. Candidates should have teaching experience in anthropology, with evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness preferred.

Basic qualifications: The completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application

Additional Qualification: The Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the start date.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01137 .

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (one- page max), teaching statement (one-page max), and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (optional). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via the application portal. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html ) prior to submitting their letters.

  • Applications must be received by October 31, 2016. Please direct questions to Sabrina Agarwal at agarwal@berkeley.edu .
  • How about places just try to stick to the trinity? Letter, CV, and names of three refs. (x2)
  • Doesn't the request for reference letters up front go against AAA practice?
  • Yep. And this one is so broad they will likely get applications numbering in the 100s, which means a whole lot of unread reference letters!

University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Genetic Anthropologist - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Genetic Anthropology. Ph.D. must be completed by the first day of courses (September 2017). This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant or Associate rank. The resulting hire will not be at the full professor rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

We seek applicants with a record of original research and scientific publication on using genetic and genomic data to illuminate human or non-human primate evolution (phylogeny, demography, adaptation), with a background in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and/or population genetics. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

The position is a nine-month appointment within the Department of Anthropology. The proposed start date is July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will be four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include an introductory undergraduate course in Human Evolutionary Biology, an advanced undergraduate course in Anthropological Genetics, and a graduate seminar. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter; (3) a statement that indicates completed research, current research program, and teaching experience; (4) copies of up to three publications (5) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity and (6) the names and addresses of three referees. Applications must be submitted online to: http://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01142.

University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016Edit

The Evolutionary Wing of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialization in archaeology. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. in Anthropology, or a closely related field, by the first day of courses (September 2017) and have a record of original research and publication focusing on hunter-gatherer or transitional agricultural societies in the Americas, with a preference for Western North America. The successful applicant will show a clear plan for a continuing program of theoretically-driven research based in field and/or laboratory work that complements current faculty strengths in the Evolutionary Wing.

The position is a nine-month appointment starting July 1, 2017. Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses may include introductory offerings in Archaeology and World Prehistory, an upper division course in Field Methods, and a graduate seminar. The candidate will develop additional classes in their field of research, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. in Anthropology, or a closely related field, by the first day of courses (September 2017) and have a record of original research and publication focusing on hunter-gatherer or transitional agricultural societies in the Americas, with a preference for Western North America. The successful applicant will show a clear plan for a continuing program of theoretically-driven research based in field and/or laboratory work that complements current faculty strengths in the Evolutionary Wing.

The position will remain open until filled. However, for full consideration applicants should submit the full set of materials by October 15, 2016: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement outlining research and teaching experience; copies of up to three (3) publications representing recent research; a Statement of Contributions to Diversity and the contact information for three (3) references through the online application system found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01175.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Open Rank -Interdisciplinary Initiative - Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning (Multiple Positions)Edit

UC San Diego Interdisciplinary Initiative: Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity Tenure-Track and Tenured

The University of California, San Diego has a long-standing commitment to interdisciplinary research. Building on this foundation, we are launching a campus-wide initiative to hire four or more tenure-track or tenured faculty conducting innovative interdisciplinary research with the broad goal of understanding human knowledge, learning and creativity. We seek candidates with research interests in: Cultural basis of human knowledge, learning and creativity. Candidates studying how culture shapes what we know and how we learn, and/or how knowledge, learning, and creativity are produced or contested within cultural communities are encouraged to apply.

For Assistant level candidates: http://apptrkr.com/872259

For Associate or Early Full Professor level candidates: http://apptrkr.com/872258

Assistant Professor candidates must have Ph.D. completed at the time of appointment and show great promise in teaching, service and research. The preferred candidate will be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate students, demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Associate-level or Early Full Professor candidates must hold a Ph.D. and show evidence of an outstanding independent research program along with strong teaching ability and service commitment. The preferred candidate should have evidence of meaningful and strong contributions to diversity.

  • Candidates may apply to one or more of the above four areas. The initial deadline for applications is September 30, 2016, and the review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

University of Glasgow (UK) - Research Associate in Paleolithic Geochronology - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2016Edit

To make a leading contribution to a Leverhulme-funded project: A high-resolution chronology for early humans in the Southern Caucasus. The Research Associate will be working directly with Dr. Darren Mark (Head, NERC Argon Isotope Facility, SUERC) and Keith Wilkinson (University of Winchester) and Simon Blockley (Royal Holloway) as a member of the project team. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in argon isotope measurements and geochronology. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

University of Mary Washington (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Historical Archaeology - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in historical archaeology beginning August 2017. In addition to teaching the introductory sequence in historic preservation, the successful candidate will assume primary responsibility for courses focusing on archaeology including an introductory course, those on field and laboratory methods, and on archaeological analyses and interpretations.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in anthropology, archaeology, or related field. Experience in providing students a challenging learning environment in which they gain theoretical and practical knowledge of historical archaeology focusing on the United States is strongly preferred. Use of current relevant technologies is important.

The successful applicant also must have a thorough knowledge of architectural history in the U.S. in a preservation context. Experience and/or education in historic preservation is strongly preferred. Additional interests such as Cultural Resource Management are welcome.

University of Minnesota Morris (MN) - TT Assistant Professor (or Instructor) of Anthropology (with specialization in Archaeology) - Deadline: 22 Nov. 2016Edit

The University of Minnesota, Morris invites applications for a tenure track position in Anthropology, with a specialization in Archaeology. We seek a candidate who can teach introductory and upper level courses in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, including methods, theory and research-based classes. We are also interested in someone who is able and willing to teach, on occasion, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (e.g., sabbatical for a colleague). Other desired competencies include GIS, online Geography (mainly for Education majors), and the ability to contribute to one of the campus' interdisciplinary academic programs (e.g., Environmental Studies, Latin American Area Studies, Gender Women and Sexuality Studies, African and Black American Studies, American Indian Studies). The opportunity to teach a freshman seminar is also a possibility. Academic advising of undergraduate students in Anthropology and related disciplines is a required component of the teaching load.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual with a demonstrated interest in the liberal arts who will engage with our students inside and outside of the classroom. Interest in conducting and supervising locally based research is welcomed. UMM emphasizes close student-faculty relationships and faculty-directed student research. An active research program is expected and research collaboration with undergraduates is highly valued.

Position begins August 14, 2017. Salary and teaching load (20 credits annually) are competitive. ABD will be considered although candidates with strong evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed by the start date are preferred. Evidence of successful prior undergraduate teaching experience is required.

UMM has a two-step initial application process (both steps required). Step 1) Please apply electronically through the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at: http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs (upload no attachments there, please). Choose Job ID# 313310. Step 2) Send the following documents via emails (subject heading Anthropology Search) to Sharon Severance, severask@morris.umn.edu: i) a cover letter expressing your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and outlining your research interests; ii) a statement of teaching philosophy; iii) teaching evaluations; iv) a curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation, transcripts and copies of publications may be requested at a later date. If you have difficulty navigating the electronic process, or have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Sharon Severance at 320-589-6201 or severask@morris.umn.edu. For other communications, please contact the search Chair, Dr. Leslie Meek, at meeklesr@morris.umn.edu or 320-589-6213.

  • Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 22nd, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE) - Assistant Professor of Practice in Archaeological Methods - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

Teach hands-on courses in field archaeological methods, laboratory methods, cultural heritage management, material culture manufacture and analysis, and research design. Serve as a liaison with the local and regional professional communities. Individual will be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching and will help coordinate an archaeological field school program.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Anthropology or Archaeology is required. Candidates must provide evidence for excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to: 1. candidates who have their degree in hand by August, 2017 2. candidates with a North American research focus 3. candidates with experience curating anthropological/archaeological collections

University of New Mexico (NM) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Southwest Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016Edit

The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Anthropological Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. We seek a scholar who will complement a three-subfield department (including ethnology and evolutionary anthropology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate training.

Applications received by September 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Applications must include letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, as well as a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, and five-year research plan. Please also include a curriculum vitae and full contact information of three references. Applicant is required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Earned PhD in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology by time of application 2. Research expertise in the archaeology of the American Southwest or Northern Mexico. 3. An active field research program and commitment to teaching the UNM archaeological field school. 4. Evidence of peer-reviewed publications and recent presentations of ongoing work that shows research productivity involving field, laboratory, and/or analytical projects.

Quicklink for Posting: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=87453

  • Posting Date: 05/23/2016. For Best Consideration: 09/15/2016.
  • Any word on canceling this search? The position is no longer listed on the UNM Jobs website.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Asst. Professor in Archaeology - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016Edit

The successful candidate will be foremost an inspirational teacher, role model, and mentor to graduate and undergraduate students with varying academic and non-academic career goals. The successful candidate must express their dedication to the four-field approach to high quality undergraduate and graduate education.

We are searching for an archaeologically grounded and anthropologically informed scholar with four-field training, who is an engaging teacher with an active program of field research. The research interests of the successful candidate should, complement or extend our current existing departmental faculty expertise related to non-state sedentary societies or the people on the margins of states. Existing areas of expertise include mortuary analysis, archaeological chemistry, demography, the built environment, social organization, and a wide range of material studies.

The thematic focus, geographical and temporal interests, and methodological skills are open, with the successful candidate making a strong case for how their academic portfolio and research agenda complement and extend existing research and teaching agendas. Excellent teaching skills, a demonstrated path toward an outstanding research record, and strong scholarly promise are expected. The Department of Anthropology is dedicated to dynamic four field graduate and undergraduate teaching that seeks creative collaboration across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, congenial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research and fieldwork.

  • The start date for this position is August 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted now through October 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. For questions please contact Agustin Fuentes, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame: afuentes@nd.edu.
  • Please upload a CV, cover letter and names of three references to https://apply.interfolio.com/35335

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Assistant Professor in Archaeology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016Edit

The University of Oregon, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a 1.0 FTE tenure-track assistant professorship in archaeology beginning September 16, 2017. Ph.D. in hand at the time of application is required. We seek an outstanding, anthropological archaeologist who will strengthen and diversify us geographically, topically, and/or theoretically. Methodological and theoretical expertise in GIS, spatial analysis, geoarchaeology, environmental archaeology, material science, big data management, or ancient DNA is of particular interest. We aim to hire an individual with transdisciplinary interests who will strengthen links within archaeology and between the subfields of anthropology in the department and related disciplines. We seek a colleague who has the ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities. A successful candidate must have a strong research record, including external grant support and publication. Submit application materials, which must include a letter explaining your research focus and directions, teaching philosophy and experience, a CV, and contact information for three references. Queries can be sent to: Gyoung-Ah Lee, Archaeology Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 97403-1218, galee@uoregon.edu or +1-541-346-4442.

University of Western Ontario (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - BioarchaeologyEdit

We are seeking a Biological Anthropologist with a focus on Bioarchaeology, studying the intersection of culture, biology and environment in the past using archaeometric methods. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in human skeletal analysis. These skills will allow the successful candidate to contribute to a strong department research program on ancient human societies, particularly in the Americas.

The successful candidate will build on our department’s established strength in bioarchaeology, which we take in the broadest sense to include all biological components of the archaeological record. Our bioarchaeological approach cross-cuts traditional anthropological sub-disciplines and is built on synergies between archaeologists and biological anthropologists to produce dynamic externally-funded collaborative research.

The successful candidate will be able to benefit from and further strengthen existing collaborations with campus partners such as the Bone and Joint Institute, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, the Department of Chemistry, the Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Sustainable Archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology at Western is a four-field department with strong collaborative relations within the department, with other departments and programs on campus, and with the Canadian and international communities where we carry out research. We have Ph.D. and M.A. level graduate programs that consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants. We also offer a wide range of courses, including rich experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduate students in all subfields.

To be considered for a probationary (tenure track) appointment, candidates must have a completed PhD degree in Anthropology. The candidate will demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in research and teaching, including the ability to publish in the highest quality journals and develop an externally-funded research program relevant to the Department’s core research areas. The applicant must also demonstrate the ability to teach at the postsecondary level and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

To be considered for a tenured appointment, candidates must hold a PhD in Anthropology and provide evidence of research excellence through an outstanding record of internationally recognized publication in the discipline’s leading journals, invited talks, and strong endorsements from referees. Evidence that a candidate conducts, and will continue to conduct, innovative, externally-funded research projects that complement the Department’s existing research activity must be provided. Applications should also include evidence of excellence in teaching, such as strong course evaluations, teaching awards, graduate student supervision, and development of new academic programs. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and provide evidence of the development and management of research collaborations.

Application must include the following: (1) Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf , (2) a C.V., (3) Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and (4) Names, addresses, and email addresses for three referees.

Applications should be emailed to:

Professor Kim Clark, Chair

Department of Anthropology

Western University

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2

Email: Anthro-Chair@uwo.ca

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30, 2016.

Weber State University (UT) - TT Asst Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016Edit

Weber State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in archaeology beginning fall semester, 2017. 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 record of research concerning ancient farmers or foragers of Western or Southwestern North America, a willingness to mentor student research, and also teach an archaeological field school. We are especially interested in applicants with working knowledge of geographic information systems, and who can teach ethnographic survey courses (e.g., Native Peoples of the Southwest), as well as a variety of archaeology courses. Our institution operates on the semester system with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Anthropology Program began in the 1950s, has offered BA and BS degrees since 2000, and is committed to a four fields approach. Today, the program has over 120 declared anthropology majors and 25 minors with 5 full-time anthropology faculty and 8 adjuncts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following courses: introduction to anthropology (four fields coverage), principles of archaeology, archaeology of early civilizations, archaeological method and theory (including a cultural resource management component), archaeological field and laboratory techniques, and various upper division courses concerning their areas of expertise and interest (e.g., culture area studies, GIS applications in archaeology).

Notes to Applicants: To apply, please go to https://jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61124 and complete the online faculty/staff data form and attach (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 recent peer and student teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information of three professional references. In addition, 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 September 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability. All other correspondence 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.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Cornell University (NY) - Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) (http://ciams.cornell.edu/about-ciams/) invites applications for a two-year Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology who have completed the Ph.D. within the last three years with a specialization in archaeology (broadly defined). We especially seek applicants who offer areas of research and teaching complementing, and not replicating, those of the existing CIAMS faculty (see http://ciams.cornell.edu/People/), and who would expand current teaching and research topics at Cornell. In particular, applicants who work in Asia, Africa, and/or with new methods or datasets, would be especially welcome. We seek scholars whose work addresses broader issues beyond their own area. The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate will teach two courses per year, and will deliver at least one public lecture each year (one of which may form part of the CIAMS, Finger Lakes AIA, or NYSAA lecture series). Additionally, the position-holder will be responsible for organizing and moderating the CIAMS brown-bag workshop series during the first year, and for organizing and hosting a thematic speaker series during one semester of the second year. The balance of the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate’s time is to be devoted to her/his own research. A faculty mentor will be appointed to assist the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate with their professional development. The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate is required to be in residence at Cornell during the semesters of her/his tenure, but is free to conduct fieldwork in the summer or during the winter break if desired. The salary for this position will be $48,000 per year, with benefits, and with up to $3,000 per year available in research funds. All materials are due on the strict deadline of November 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin promptly. Eligibility: Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree no earlier than August 1, 2013. Applicants who will complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (including filing the dissertation) before appointment are eligible to apply. The completion date for the Ph.D. degree will in no circumstances be waived or extended. Teaching: The position-holder is expected to teach four classes during the two years at Cornell, as follows: (1) a first-year writing seminar in Fall 2017 in a topic of his/her devising that conforms with the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines’ guidelines (see http://knight.as.cornell.edu/fws/fws.html); (2) a lower-level undergraduate course on a broadly-construed topic within his/her specialization; and (3) two upper-level courses for a mix of undergraduate and graduate students on topics in his/her area. The timing of offerings beyond the first-year writing seminar will be negotiated after the fellow has accepted the position.

Applications: Applications will be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8063). Please submit (1) a letter of application; (2) CV; (3) writing sample (of less than 30 pages); (4) a list of four courses (each with a 100-word description) that you propose to teach at Cornell; (5) a description of a possible theme for a series of 3-4 speakers in the second year; and (6) names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be solicited only for those applicants of the most interest to Cornell. Questions about the position or the application process should be addressed to CIAMS Director Prof. Kurt Jordan at kj21@cornell.edu. Cornell University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and educator.

  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016.

Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Position in Heritage and Archaeology - Deadline: May 15 2016Edit

The Stanford Archaeology Center announces a postdoctoral position in any area of global heritage with some preference for applicants working on archaeological ethics, rights and internationalism.  The main focus of the fellowship will be on published output.  The candidate is also expected to teach one course per year in heritage, organize one academic conference at Stanford during the fellowship, and engage with faculty and graduate students at the Center.  The faculty sponsor of this postdoc will be Prof. Lynn Meskell.

The appointment carries a twelve-month salary commensurate with the University Provost established minimum pay levels based on research experience.  The appointment may be eligible for renewal for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding. Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than September 1, 2012, and have completed all degree requirements by January 1, 2017. U.S. citizenship is not required.

  • The application receipt deadline is May 15, 2016The position will begin January 1, 2017. Submit your print materials via U.S. mail to: Heritage Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University, P. O. Box 20446, Stanford, CA  94309. All applications must include the following: - A current curriculum vitae - A statement of proposed research - A dissertation abstract or summary - An undergraduate/graduate course proposal, inclusive of syllabus - A conference proposal - A writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper)- Three sealed letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to the address above. Please direct inquiries to archaeology@stanford.edu
  • Given the January start date is unusual, does anyone have any sense of what the expected time line will be to hear back? Or what the selection process is like?


See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit

DISCUSSION, RUMORS, SPECULATIONEdit


  • A few great places, but generally looks as dismal as 2013-2014.
  • I was thinking the same thing, hoping the field would fill in a little after the semester begins and positions are finalized...



What's up with the Univ of Alabama job? This looks very similar to last year's job posting, which had resulted in a hire (at least, the previous wiki said "offer accepted"). So, is that person already leaving, or did they change their minds and just had to fill in with temps this year, or did they get a 2nd position?

  • - Last year's hire was for an additional Latin Americanist. After that hire was completed, their Andeanist left for another TT position. They are now filling the vacancy that was just created by that departure.
  • Two archaeologists in a row have left this position in less than five years. As far as I know, at least two other recent hires left this department before tenure (not even for TT jobs). Something is amiss with Alabama anthropology.
  • To address this: I would argue that it is neither naive nor unecessary to broadcast information about a job that may interest some people. First, if the information in the above post is incorrect (I only know about the recent archaeology departures) then please correct it. If it is not incorrect, then this could be important information for people on a very difficult job market, who are in weak negotiating positions and who are making a significant choice about where to work. This information may be particularly helpful because those people may be deciding between different offers, or they may want to investigate potential issues or problems when on campus. Second, it is most certainly in the spirit of the wiki (and especially a section titled "Discussion, Rumors, and Speculation") to speculate. That is the reason why we set up this section of the page. That said, if I had written the original post I would have edited it to read "may be amiss" rather than "is amiss;" but this is a wiki and not a journal article and I hope nobody thinks they have to watch their words. I am not applying, so no horse in this race. Good luck to all on the job market. 
  • People take and leave jobs for all kinds of reasons. It does not necessarily mean anything is amiss. Some jobs pay better than others. Some jobs might be in a state or city where you prefer or do not prefer to live. Some jobs may have few resources than others. Some jobs may be heavier on teaching when you want more research. Other jobs may be super heavy on research to the point that you find the teaching model in practice unrewarding. Some jobs might just be a more prestigious program, and if you are trying to move up the ladder (especially as a junior person with an idealized image that such a ladder actually exists), you might want to be at the more prestigious place. I've heard nothing bad about Alabama. But I do know that both these last two hires' moves are understandable--both due to geographical location and institution. I'd move to where they moved. And also, here is a bottom line, usually when there is something amiss, you won't see it by people leaving. After all, there is no "market" in academic jobs, so you can't just choose to leave unless that choice is leaving academia altogether. In the rare chance you get a second job offer (let alone a first!), there are just far too many factors--many obvious--to conclude that it is a problematic program. Some jobs do have a reputation for being a door mat, however, because they have an opportunity to hire the best people out there given the lack of jobs. But these same people have a lot of mobility. And simply if the job is not in a place where one wants to live, that often is enough. So, Alabama might be finding itself in this place. Wichita State is another one that lost folks in the same position so frequently that I think they lost the line (something 4 in about 6 years). I'm sure there are more. The important thing about Alabama, and a sign it might be a good place, is the fact that despite the fact they lost a couple in the past several years, they are still able to offer a job to some lucky but also qualified person.
  • FWIW, I'll add that from my perspective -- I am the person who just left the position at the University of Alabama -- nothing at all is amiss with this department. In fact, it is a great place to work and develop your research, and the university is a close community of very collegial scholars with a wide-range of interests. If you make it to campus, and want to ask questions, be sure to talk to people in allied disciplines such as history and geology.

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