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Alma College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017 - POSITION FILLEDEdit
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology. Candidates should have a primary expertise in archaeology and a secondary area of interest in cultural anthropology. Courses to be taught include introductory classes in archaeology, cultural anthropology, theory and/or methodology as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s specialization. Preference will be given to specializations in the anthropological areas of medical/health, environment, and/or development. Geographical region is open.
Applicants should submit the following materials via email: a cover letter, a current CV, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 1-2 representations of scholarly work to: Ms. Jackie Gage, Faculty Secretary, Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801-1599 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.
- Received email asking to schedule phone interview for December 12-15 and send reference letters by December 15 (12/5) X2
- Scheduling campus visits (1/9)
- Offer made and accepted (2/23)
American University of Beirut (LEB) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut is seeking a junior scholar in archaeology for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin on August 15, 2018.
The applicant will be a junior scholar specializing in a field(s), ideally with a Middle East emphasis, not currently covered by the department, including: the prehistory of the Ancient Near East/Eastern Mediterranean, Egyptology, Islamic archaeology, environmental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, heritage studies, and numismatics. Applicants who have experience in teaching archaeological methodology and theory are particularly welcome. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018.
In addition to the customary research and administration responsibilities associated with a position at AUB, candidates are expected to teach five undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year, supervise student research and MA theses as well as contributing to the fieldwork program of the department. The language of instruction is English. The initial period of appointment is four years.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV to email@example.com. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.
For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx
- All application documents should be received by November 30, 2017.
- Has anyone heard anything about this search? --- No, but I heard that it was an inside hire.
- Skype Interviews this week
Campus Interviews held in April
Arizona State University (AZ) - Assistant Research Professor, Curator of Collections - Deadline: 16 March 2018Edit
The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University (https://shesc.asu.edu/) invites applications for a position as Curator of Collections (at the academic rank of Assistant Research Professor). We seek applicants with applied experience and theoretical knowledge of current collections-management approaches, museum experience, as well as experience teaching courses in museum studies or other relevant anthropological/archaeological topics. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2018. This appointment will be renewable on an annual basis and will not be eligible for tenure consideration.
As curator for SHESC’s anthropology collections (https://shesc.asu.edu/research/collections), the successful candidate works with archaeological, bioarchaeological, and ethnographic materials located at the Alameda Repository and other ASU facilities. The position manages the curation and use of collections in exhibits and other educational and outreach programs for the School and cooperates with various centers within the School, such as the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Global Health, and the Teotihuacan Research Facility. These duties involve applying contemporary collections practices for large and diverse collections, consultation on interdisciplinary research projects involving collections, advancing the School’s engagement with the local community, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and supervising staff.
The SHESC anthropology collections preserve materials in accordance with applicable governmental policies and procedures, and current professional standards of curation, data collection, management, and access. The data and artifacts are accessible for research, publication, exhibition, education, and other related purposes, and are available to students and researchers by appointment.
- Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or a related field by time of appointment.
- Previous experience in managing museum or institutional collections, using collections practices informed by contemporary approaches to collections management.
- Teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
- Experience as a director of collections or collections curator, including administration and grant leadership, within an academic, cultural resource management, museum, or institutional collections-management setting.
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating with multiple stakeholders on diverse projects and tasks, with knowledge of planning, budgeting, and implementation of projects.
- Experience with NAGPRA and consultative research.
- A strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.
Information about the School can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. SHESC is a global leader in transdisciplinary social science providing many opportunities for the successful applicant to engage with a world-renowned, collaborative research and teaching environment. For example, the School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute of Human Origins (http://iho.asu.edu) and the Center for Evolution and Medicine (https://evmed.asu.edu). Opportunities for the curator to conduct collaborative research are abundant.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX
- Application deadline is March 16, 2018. Applicants must apply online at http://academicjobsonline.org and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. References should be prepared to submit a letter, if requested, by March 23, 2018. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your cover letter to Professor Richard Toon, Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment.
- From Cultural Anthropology 2017-2018: This position is being posted as a replacement for Dr. Arleyn Simon who will soon be retiring. The University has allowed a search to begin prior to her retirement so that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Simon (who has 30 years experience as curator of ASUs collections) to get up to speed on current/ongoing projects.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2017-2018
- Campus interviews held last week.
Boğaziçi University (TURKEY) - TT Asst. Professor of Roman Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2017Edit
Boğaziçi University Department of History invites applications for an entry level full-time position (Assistant Professor). The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s undergraduate courses on Roman Archaeology and History as well as Latin language instruction at all levels and graduate programs in Ancient History and Archaeology and in History of Art, Architecture and Visual Culture. Research focus on Roman architecture or Roman ceramics will be given preference. Applicants must have a PhD in Classical Archaeology with a minor in Classics by the time of appointment. We seek a scholar who will in addition to dedicated undergraduate and graduate level teaching and mentoring, collaborate and contribute to the department’s field-work project and affiliated research centers.
Applicants must be non-Turkish citizens with excellent command of English.
Electronic files must be received by the application deadline at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies must be mailed on or before the deadline to the address below:
Search Committee for a position in Roman Archaeology: Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Bebek, 34342, İstanbul - Turkey.
- The deadline for applications is September 1, 2017. Hard and electronic copies of the following documents are required: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research and teaching statements (not to exceed 4 single spaced pages in total), syllabus for 1 undergraduate survey course and 1 graduate level seminar course, three letters of recommendation (Referees should send their letters directly to the department, in electronic format or as hard copies), writing sample (article or a chapter). All electronic documents should be in pdf format.
Brown University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor of Roman Art, Archaeology, and Architecture - Deadline: 10 Oct. 2017 - CANCELLEDEdit
Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Department of History of Art and Architecture invite applications for an assistant professor in the fields of Roman archaeology, art, and architecture, whose research focuses on any region of the Mediterranean and/or Near East. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.
Applications are welcome from candidates who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research and cross-disciplinary thinking in the fields of Roman archaeology, art, and architecture. Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, 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. We particularly value active involvement and leading roles in ongoing fieldwork projects.
All candidates should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae by October 10, 2017. Applicants should provide the names of three referees with up-to-date contact information (including email, if possible); referees will be contacted directly by the Search Committee. The Search Committee may also contact candidates to request additional materials, such as course descriptions or writing samples. Applications received by October 10, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
- Please submit application materials online at apply.interfolio.com/42728. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically. Applications received by October 10, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
- Also posted at Art History 2017-2018 - LISTED AS CANCELLED ON ART HISTORY WIKI.
Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor - Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean and Near East (c. 11000 – 300 BCE) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit
The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, beginning Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2018 in the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Neolithic to the end of the Iron Age (c. 11000 – 300 BCE). Within this broad area, we seek candidates who engage in a promising and developing research program and teach courses centered on the material culture of the Mediterranean and the Near East, such as the archaeology of Mesopotamia and Egypt, as well as the interaction between these various regions. Teaching in these areas will extend from undergraduate to graduate, including supporting interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in the college, participating in the Graduate Group in the Humanities, and advising students on the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is desirable, but not necessary, that the candidate be involved in an active fieldwork program in the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East. This can encompass excavation and/or archaeobotanical, archaeozoological, or bioarchaeological research. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date.
To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement and a writing sample by November 1, 2017 to the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42993. In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Department Search Committee.
- Applications received by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.
- Request for Skype interview (12/05)
- Campus Invite (12/22)
California State University San Bernardino (CA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit
The Department of Anthropology at California State University San Bernardino invites applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Archaeology to begin April 2018. The Applied Archaeology program is a professionally oriented program designed to prepare students for middle- and upper-level careers in the archaeological sector of the cultural resource management (CRM) industry.
California State University, San Bernardino (a Hispanic serving Institution) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles. CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation.
CSUSB actively encourages qualified applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaged, high impact educational practices. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Typical Activities: The primary responsibility of the successful applicant will be to direct and teach in the MA program in Applied Archaeology, as well as to teach undergraduate courses as needed, and conduct research.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in archaeology or anthropology by time of appointment.
Preferred qualifications: The successful applicant will have specialization 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.
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) letters of recommendation and contact information for four professional references who in combination can address the applicant's academic and CRM experience 4) copies of transcripts of all post-secondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
Also include a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). California State University, San Bernardino is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.
To find out more about the Department of Anthropology, please visit https://csbs.csusb.edu/anthropology/ma-program. If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/1846992/anthropology-archaeology-assistant-associate-professor-tenure-track?pagetype=transferJobs
- Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, contact: Dr. Wesley Niewoehner, Chair, Department of Anthropology; email: email@example.com; 909-537-5567.
Cambridge University (UK) - TT George Pitt-Rivers Professorship in Archaeological Science - Deadline: 22 Sept. 2017Edit
The Board of Electors to the George Pitt-Rivers Professorship of Archaeological Science invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Archaeological Science, as broadly construed, and one integrated with wider issues in interpretative archaeology. Candidates will be able to demonstrate the intellectual vision, applied experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining a leading research presence for Cambridge in this field, while also demonstrating an appetite for new, transformative approaches to configuring the future shape of Archaeological Science within Cambridge and internationally. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
The duties for this Professorship include cutting-edge research and teaching in Archaeological Science, broadly construed, that demonstrates both conceptual breadth and world-class specialist excellence; the ability to build and lead a team of colleagues and research students from across the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology; engagement with laboratory design and equipping; and contributions alongside other senior colleagues to the strategic advancement and leadership of Archaeology at Cambridge. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Further information is available at: https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact the Human Resources Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Cyprian Broodbank, Disney Professor of Archaeology (email@example.com).
Please quote reference JB12236 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
- Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees, should be made online no later than 22 September 2017.
- Letter stating no longer under consideration sent 10/30/17 via email (x3)
Catholic University (DC) - TT Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Anthropology in Global Cultural Heritage and Historical Archaeology - Deadline: review begins 15 Feb. 2018Edit
The Department of Anthropology at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill an approved tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018. We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which can be found here: https://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm. The ideal candidate is expected to have a broad training in Anthropology with the ability to contribute to a new interdisciplinary BA in Global Archaeology, including experience or specialization in cultural heritage studies and cultural resource management. A background in one or more of the following is highly desirable: Historical Archaeology, geospatial analysis (Geographic Information Systems), materials analysis. Excellence in teaching introductory level Anthropology classes with a liberal arts and core curriculum setting is essential. Potential for external grant funding is desirable as is a commitment to community engagement. Applicants should expect to have Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.
The following application materials should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- - a cover letter
- - a curriculum vitae with list of courses taught
- - sample of writing (a chapter or article manuscript)
- - teaching plan (1-2 pages) and one or two sample syllabi
- - a research statement and willingness to develop a research program that includes the Greater Washington DC area and vicinity (2 pages)
- - three letters of recommendation that should be mailed separately by the letter writers to email@example.com
- - a personal statement (1-2 pages) indicating how the candidate, through research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to advancing the University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex corde ecclesiae, which can be found here: http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_15081990_ex-corde-ecclesiae.html
The university will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment.
Contact: Anita Cook, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application submission email: email@example.com The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Review of applications commences February 15, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.
- I could be wrong but it seems like this search was set up for an internal candidate.
- I was thinking the same thing. It would explain the odd timing of the announcement, but not why the deadline was extended.
- The extension was probably an HR thing. A posting like this is for an internal candidate. Not worth anyone else's time.
- Campus interview invite (3/29)
College at Brockport, SUNY - TT Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2017 - OFFER MADEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at The College at Brockport, SUNY seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology with a focus on historical archaeological and museum studies. Anticipated starting date is August 2018.
We seek a candidate who can be part of a collegial and collaborative team of teacher-scholars who contribute to teaching, research, and service to the broader college community. The candidate should have specialties in historical archaeology and material cultural analyses using archaeological data. Preference given to applicants who can develop a local or regional summer archaeological field school, and teach advanced museological courses and archaeological theory, in addition to introductory level courses in archaeology and general anthropology. Candidates are expected to teach credit bearing courses at the undergraduate level, work closely with students in and out of the classroom and demonstrate a promise of excellence in both research and teaching.
Individuals who can positively engage a diverse student body through teaching, mentoring, or research activities are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive.
- Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2017. Applicants must upload a cover letter that addresses job criteria, teaching and research experiences and interests, a CV with contact information for three references, and a writing sample / publication to https://www.brockportrecruit.org. AA/EOE
- those who got skype interviews, would you mind sharing your area of research?
- Rejection email 12/18
- OFFER MADE TO FINALIST 2/9
Colorado State University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor - Archaeology (Agricultural N. America, incl. Geospatial) - Deadline: 17 Nov. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2018. This position supports a new PhD program focusing on Place, Space, and Adaptation. We seek an archaeologist whose research focuses on prehistoric agricultural societies of North America from a spatial context. This could include research specializing in geoarchaeology, GIS/remote sensing analysis, landscape archaeology, migration/diaspora, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, or other related topics. Candidates need to have a PhD in anthropology or related discipline at the time of appointment (August 16, 2018).
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Required Job Qualifications: PhD in anthropology or related discipline at the time of appointment (August 16, 2018). Archaeological research with a focus on prehistoric agricultural societies of North America. The research must explicitly integrate geographic perspectives and techniques in a spatial context. Evidence for a promising record in scholarship/research. • Ability to mentor and integrate students into his/her research. Ability to teach a core PhD seminar in Place, Space, and Adaptation.
Preferred Job Qualifications: PhD in anthropology or related discipline at the time of the application deadline (November 17, 2017). Specialization in cultural and/or physical approaches to the study of space and place. This could include concentration in one or more of the following areas: geoarchaeology, GIS/remote sensing analysis, landscape archaeology, migration/diaspora, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, or other spatially influenced topics. Field and/or lab research focused on western North America • Ability to teach a methods course at the graduate level. A willingness to organize, coordinate, and lead the department’s archaeological field school on a rotating basis. Experience in cultural resource management or other forms of public archaeology.
- To see full position announcement and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/50345
- Letters of Reference and Phone Interview Requested (12/21)x2
- Phone interviews completed (1/17 and 1/19)x2
- Campus Interview Invite (1/30)
Columbia University (NY) - Lisa and Bernard Selz Professorship in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology - Deadline 22 Jan. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit
The Department of Art History and Archaeology invites applications for the Lisa and Bernard Selz Professorship in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology. The position is open rank and may be filled at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (with or without tenure), or Full Professor. Candidates specializing in any subfield of Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology are encouraged to apply. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Columbia academic community.
All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include the following materials: a cover letter, a current CV, a statement of research accomplishments and plans, and a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, and a list of three references. Applicants to this position at the non-tenured level should arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. Applicants at the tenured level should provide information on three persons who may be contacted for letters of reference.
RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.
For questions about the RAPS application process please contact Jared Stickley, Administrative Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed Start Date: 07-01-2018
EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
- Date Review Begins: 01-22-2018.
- Skype Interview Requested (1/31)
- Skype Interview Completed (2/6)
Eastern New Mexico University - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology – Archaeology - Review begins: 23 March 2018Edit
Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position for an anthropological archaeologist to begin in August 2018. 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 or experience in quantitative methods, CRM, consulting with current descendent communities in the Southwest, and other areas that complement the existing strengths of the department are a plus. Responsibilities will include teaching a range of general undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology and archaeology, as well as courses within the new faculty member’s specialty, supervising graduate research and thesis writing, undergraduate advising, curriculum development, and providing service to the university. The successful candidate should bring an active research program and will be responsible for directing the archaeological field school on a rotating basis with other faculty. Our department’s deep history of research has provided an incredible array of ceramic collections in our curation facility available for the candidate’s and student research. The successful candidate is expected to facilitate student research and professional training with the aid of our comprehensive teaching collections and state-of-the-art ceramic laboratory with new equipment for analyses. All candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 2018 to be considered for the position.
Electronic applications may be submitted through the links available in the Employment area of the ENMU Human Resources page (http://www.enmu.edu/about/employment-and-hr/employment-opportunities). Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcripts, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2018 and continue until filled. Applicants must pass a pre-employment background check.
- Review of applications will begin March 23, 2018 and continue until filled.
- So was the first search a failed search? Any word?\
- The search has not failed, but was extended. The date to begin review of applications was pushed back until March 23.
Florida State University (FL) - TT Open Rank - Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2017 - POSITION FILLEDEdit
The Department of Anthropology at the Florida State University invites applications for an appointment in anthropological archaeology with a regional focus in the southeastern United States. Rank is open. The successful candidate will complement, not duplicate, current faculty research areas. This is a tenurable position that will begin August 2018.
Qualifications: Ph.D. required at the time of application.
We seek a candidate with a strong record of teaching, external funding, field research and publications, and RPA certification. Candidates with expertise in ceramic analysis, geochemical sourcing, and method and theory are especially welcome.
Contact Info: For questions or more information regarding the position or application, please contact Malinda Carlisle, email@example.com, Anthropology Office Administrator.
Information about the Department of Anthropology can be found at http://www.anthro.fsu.edu.
Pay Plan: This is a Faculty position.
Schedule: If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.
Criminal Background Check: This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.
How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. To apply, interested candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) statements of teaching, research and service experience; 3) a curriculum vitae; and 4) the names and contact information for three references. Job application materials should be compiled into a single PDF file and must be included with the online application.
- Applications must be received by October 25th, 2017
- [Heard rumor on Nov 11 that search was meant for someone specific, and that they've accepted] +1
- Campus interviews are being conducted this week (Nov 13-17)
- has anyone received rejections for this one already?
- The position appears to have been filled, based on this blog post: https://jayur.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/my-journey-from-student-to-archaeologist-to-professor/
Hamilton College (NY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Studies (incl. Archaeology) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the general field of climate science starting July 1, 2018. We are seeking candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in an appropriate scientific field and who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship and/or service. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in global climate change and a gateway course in Environmental Studies. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following: climatology, paleoclimatology, atmospheric science, climate modeling, climate and biodiversity, climate and energy systems, and the social, political, economic, and policy implications of climate change. Preference will be given to candidates who are conversant in both the scientific and societal aspects of climate change and who are dedicated to developing an active and productive research program involving undergraduate students. The normal teaching load is five courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor senior projects in Environmental Studies and eventually assume directorship of the program.
Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org as well as additional information at http://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.
- Qualified candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter that addresses his/her qualifications for the position; 2) a statement describing his/her teaching philosophy; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a curriculum vitae; and 5) letters from three professional references who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college. Candidates should submit these materials to Professor Todd Rayne via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/44185 by December 1, 2017.
- A qualified environmental anthropological archaeologist could be considered for this position.
Hartwick College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeology - Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 9/28/17) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
Description: The Department of Anthropology at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2018, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with an active scholarly program in archaeology that can facilitate student research. Candidates should have an interest and ability to teach a local field school. Preference for applicants with experience in museum collections. Minimum qualifications of a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. Specific teaching assignments will include Fundamentals of Archaeology, specific topics in archaeology, a four field Introduction to Anthropology, and possibly general education courses, including First Year Seminars. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service and academic advising also are expected for tenure and promotion.
Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. To apply, please submit two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.
- cover letter
- curriculum vitae
- statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
- Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/)
- and the names and contact information for three references
All materials should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with Archaeology in the subject line.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
- Request for phone interview, references (11/13) (x2)
- Received a rejection letter beginning with "Dear Applicant Name". That's Dr. Name to you! (x2)
- The worst, and you (anyone, really) deserves more. Although it doesn't excuse it, please know that I once received a rejection with a ________ [blank] where my name should have been inserted.
- Lol. Best of luck to you Dr._____!
- Some time ago, I was on a really remote island and got an email from a search committee when I was in an internet cafe. Dopamine levels go up. I could see there was an attachment. It took me an hour to finally get to the screen where the attachment lived and it was entitled "First Cut.doc". I thought I made the first cut, right? Another hour to get the damn document to open. Nope. Dr. _____ was IN the first cut!
Harvard University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor OR Untenured Assoc. Professor in Anthropological Archaeology (focus on Archaeological Science) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor in anthropological archaeology with a focus on archaeological science, broadly defined. We seek a candidate with expertise in scientific analyses applied to anthropological problems using archaeological data. Preference will be given to candidates who are leading research projects in, and can teach methods and theoretical aspects of, any one (or more) archaeological science/archaeometry complementary to existing department strengths. (Examples of research orientation include, but are not limited to, archaeobotany, archaeological statistics, archaeometallurgy, bioarchaeology, ceramic analyses, chronometric dating techniques, environmental archaeology, forensic anthropology, geoarchaeology, geophysics, human osteoarchaeology, isotopic archaeology, molecular archaeology, zooarchaeology, etc.). Candidates are expected to be able to offer introductory as well as advanced courses to undergraduates and graduate students and to demonstrate a promise of excellence in both research and teaching.
In addition to a cover letter, applicants should provide a statement of present and future research as well as a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three to five references. In addition, the application should include a CV, teaching evaluations and two or three writing samples/publications.
- Please submit the materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7680 ) no later than November 1, 2017. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018 and a PhD is required by the start date.
- References contacted 11/22 (2x)
- Those of you whose refs were contacted -- were you contacted too, or just the refs? One of my referees said they wrote a letter for me, but I got no email they were contacting people.
- I only found out because one of my references told me. No word from Harvard.
- You can check if your references were contacted by logging into your Harvard application and looking at the reference requests.
- What's going on with this search? Any updates? Seems like a big job for so much silence, but not a lot of activity here this year in general it seems
- I heard from a grad student there that job talks were supposed to be in February, so it's especially odd that they're not reaching out yet to schedule them (as far as I know).
- Apparently the short list has been made and campus interviews are scheduled (1/15)
- Is this accurate? Not doubting it, but this sounds a little too 3rd hand ("Apparently") to justify updating the position status here. Anyone have more concrete intel?
- Yes-all the interviews are scheduled.
Hunter College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 19 Dec. 2017 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at Hunter College of the City University of New York invites applications for a tenure-line position in archaeology at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall 2018.
Performs undergraduate and graduate teaching, and guidance duties in area(s) of Archaeology. Shares responsibility for committee,department and College-wide service assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.
The largest college in CUNY, Hunter is a complex institution with 34 departments and six professional schools. Hunter enrolls over 23,000 students, and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. The Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy, opened in 2010, is located in the recently renovated home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and is dedicated to fostering academic and public engagement in a wide range of domestic policy issues and international human rights.
Hunter College has taught anthropology for over a century with an emphasis on supporting scholarship and teaching in the traditional four-fields of anthropology. Our research-active faculty are at the forefront of their respective areas of specialty and maintain a strong commitment to active engagement with students and the community at large. We embrace equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.
For more information, please see our website: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology
Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required.. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
We seek an individual whose research program emphasizes urban archaeology, historical ecology, and archaeological approaches to sustainability, including zooarchaeology and archaeobotany. The preferred candidate will have publications in major peer reviewed venues, a record of successful prior external funding, potential for student engagement through active field and laboratory research, including in the New York metropolitan area, and connection to global change programs such as IHOPE (Integrated History and Future of People on Earth, ihopenet.org). In addition, applicants should demonstrate familiarity with advanced research methods, including but not limited to GIS, molecular archaeology, and digital modeling, as well as the capacity to address one or more of the “grand challenges in archaeology” (http://www.pnas.org/content/111/3/879.full). Finally, the preferred candidate would assume responsibility for curricular design around the theme “New York City: Urban Landscapes.”
COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website ( http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html or www2.cuny.edu/employment ) and following the CUNYfirst Job System Instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts? new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. To search for this vacancy, click on Search Job Postings, under Employment Opportunities, select More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs and enter the Job Opening ID then click Search. The required material, as stated on the CUNYfirst vacancy notice, for the application package must be uploaded as ONE file in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- The committee will review complete applications on December 19, 2017. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position remains open after initial round. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.
- Any info?
- I hear they already have a short list and campus visits scheduled for February.
- Inside candidate?
Iowa State University (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - Bio-Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Anthropology Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. This appointment will support our Anthropology Program in the area of Bio-Archaeology.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to instruction in both undergrad and graduate programs, as well as, a graduate certificate program in forensics; mentor graduate students; and contribute to institutional service.
The standard course load for anthropology faculty is four courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course in biological and archaeological anthropology, a combined lecture/lab course for anthropology majors in biological anthropology, and at least one advanced course in forensics, the theory and methods of bio-archaeology, or human evolution. In addition, the successful candidate also will be expected to sustain a robust research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and external grant funding. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research includes an applied component and who can provide students with field research experiences.
Required Education and Experience: - PhD in Anthropology - An active research program with peer-reviewed publications on anatomically modern humans
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Statement of Research and Teaching Interests 4) Reprints of Recent Publications – attach as ‘Other Document(s) 1’ 5) Name and Contact Information for Three Professional References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email email@example.com or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
- Guaranteed Consideration Date: 12/01/2017.
- Also posted at Biological Anthropology 2017-2018
- LORs requested
- Campus visits began 1/29/2018
Kutztown University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology (Archaeology) - Deadline: Review begins 4 Dec. 2017Edit
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Anthropology (Archaeology) beginning Fall 2018. In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: Ph.D. in Anthropology conferred by August 18, 2018. The successful candidate will provide evidence of at least two years of undergraduate teaching in anthropology, and an active research agenda. Additionally, the successful candidate will show evidence of managing an active regional field school and collaboration with undergraduate students. Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration and demonstrated success in securing funding are preferred.
Responsibilities: the successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load in a four field undergraduate program. Courses to be taught include required courses in Introduction to Archaeology, Archaeological Theory and Technique, Archaeological Field Methods, and elective courses in Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology and others. The ability to teach Cultural Anthropology and to teach or develop additional courses related to the successful candidate’s interests is preferred as is the ability to provide online instruction. The successful candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate students and be involved in departmental efforts to recruit and retain students.
A successful interview and teaching demonstration is required. Salary competitive. Send letter of application, vita, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references to: Kim Shively, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology/Sociology, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530.
- Review of applications to begin Dec. 4, 2017. Applications will be accepted until January 26, 2018.
- Has anyone heard anything on this search yet? (2/23)
- Still no word on this one? Was this search canceled? (3/28)
- Campus interviews are in process (3/29)
- Did they hire anyone?
Michigan State University - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Environmental Archaeology - Deadline: 17 Nov. 2017 - SCHEDULING CAMPUS VISITSEdit
Michigan State University Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Science invites applications for a tenure-system position in archaeology at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018. We seek an anthropological archaeologist specializing in Environmental Archaeology. Successful applicants will have appropriate research background, skills, and training to interact effectively with other disciplines across issues of human-environment interactions. These skills may include multidisciplinary training in related fields including laboratory analysis, computer modeling, and data-science methods. Applicant’s research should enhance or compliment current department strengths in anthropological archaeology or our emerging strength in cultural heritage studies. Interdisciplinary research and an interest in the application of archaeology to current human issues are desirable. Michigan State Universityis a R1 institution and applicants with a demonstrated record of peer reviewed publication and competitive funding for research are preferred; an active research program is required. We seek a candidate with an established track record of external funding or the promise of attracting external funding. University teaching experience, while not required, will strengthen the application. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by date of appointment. Please send application letter, including statement of research and teaching interests, CV, names of three references, and up to three publications. Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at http://careers.msu.edu.
Required Degree: Doctorate - Anthropology
Minimum Requirements: We seek an anthropological archaeologist specializing in Environmental Archaeology. Successful applicants will have appropriate research background, skills, and training to interact effectively with other disciplines across issues of human-environment interactions. An active research program is required and an established track record of external funding or the promise of attracting external funding.
Desired Qualifications: Applicant’s research should enhance or compliment current department strengths in anthropological archaeology or our emerging strength in cultural heritage studies. Interdisciplinary research and an interest in the application of archaeology to current human issues are desirable. Applicants with a demonstrated record of peer reviewed publication and competitive funding for research are preferred, as is university teaching experience.
Required Application Materials Please send application letter, including statement of research and teaching interests, CV, names of three references, and up to three publications. Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at http://careers.msu.edu.
- The closing date for applications is November 17, 2017, or until the position is filled. The Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jodie O'Gorman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Anyone know if there's looking for the CL inclusive of research and teaching (i.e. a standard CL), or a CL and additionally Research and Teaching Statements (i.e. three separate documents)? I found the wording slightly confusing.
- ^ Looks like standard CL inclusive of research and teaching. There is only space to upload a CV and 5 extra documents, and the posting asks for up to 3 publications.
- Has anyone emailed to ask them about this? I am unclear on it as well. I read it as them wanting separate docs.
- I actually did (I was the original poster). Quick response, and just the CL (in which you mention research and teaching, i..e standard CL). It was the commas that got me, as those were also used to distinguish different documents.
- Great, thanks! That makes things a lot easier.
- Request for references (12/6)
- Anyone heard from them since the reference request?
- Request for campus visit (1/09)
- Did anyone who was asked for references get a rejection from them?
- Rejection letter received (2/7) x2
- Were those of you receiving rejection asked for reference previously?
- Anyone know whats going on with this job? Did they hire someone?
- It seems they have settled on a candidate, but there isn't communication with those who weren't selected yet. (3/15)
- Rejection received (4/5)
Mississippi State University (MSU) - Professor & Department Head - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit
The Department of Anthropology & Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) at Mississippi State University seeks applications for the position of Department Head to begin July 1, 2018.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology and have or be eligible for tenure at the rank of Professor. Ideally, candidates should have administrative experience, experience with contracts and grants, and a research agenda complementing the department’s B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology. Subfield, interest area, and geographic area are open.
Mississippi State University (MSU), is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community. MSU is a top 100 major research university, with growing enrollment (23,000), and is the recipient of a Higher Research Activity and a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU also received recognition as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2016 and 2017.
AMEC (http://amec.msstate.edu/) is a dynamic, young, growing department, which offers an anthropology major, Middle Eastern studies minor, and a growing applied anthropology MA program. The MA program has two tracks: archaeology/bioarchaeology and cultural anthropology. The Department Head will serve on graduate committees and as major professor for a very limited number of students. The Department Head will guide curricular revision and programmatic assessment; guide faculty through the tenure and promotion process; oversee all personnel matters; manage the budget; serve as liaison between faculty and administration; and sustain and enhance collaborative programs with other campus units. Documented experience in departmental or college leadership positions is required. Teaching expectation is one course per semester. AMEC is in the College of Arts & Sciences, which includes 14 academic departments and eleven programs. The department is housed in the Cobb Institute of Archaeology (http://www.cobb.msstate.edu/), an endowed institute with office and lab space, a research library, a museum, and a CRM office. The Head of AMEC (regardless of subfield) will work in consultation with the Director of the Cobb Institute to meet shared goals of the Department and Institute.
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a statement detailing the applicant’s vision for an applied program, and names & contact information for at least three references to Quintara Miller, PO Box PC, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Applicants must also apply online at http://www.explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/ (PARF 496316).
- Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
North Carolina State University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeology - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2017 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) appointment to begin fall 2018. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, or related field, by start date (anticipated 8/16/2018); strong record or promise of research and publication, including potential for obtaining extramural funding; strong commitment to student mentorship. The faculty member hired will serve 75% of the position in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and 25% in the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program in Interdisciplinary Studies. Teaching load is two courses per semester for research active faculty, of which one course per year would apply to the B.A or B.S. curriculum in STS. Undergraduate courses in STS will contribute to a program that combines historical, philosophical, social, and policy approaches to the conduct and impacts of science. Candidates should have a research background in areas of study pertaining to bioarchaeology. In anthropology, candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in bioarchaeology, human osteology, and biological anthropology theory. Priority will be given to candidates whose research areas complement existing program strengths, including, but not limited to: health and disease, paleodemography, paleopathology, or dental anthropology. The Anthropology program at NCSU values a holistic approach, and candidates with the ability to reach across sub-disciplinary boundaries are especially welcome.
North Carolina State University is the largest public university in North Carolina. Located in Raleigh at the heart of the Research Triangle, it offers excellent area amenities. To learn more, please visit our website at https://socant.chass.ncsu.edu/.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
- To Apply: All applicants must apply online by going to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/91895. All applicants should submit a vita and a cover letter. The vita should include the names of three references and their email addresses. The cover letter should describe qualifications, research agenda, and teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants may be contacted for additional materials such as writing samples and evidence of effective teaching.
- Formal screening of applications will begin November 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
- Additional materials & LORs requested. Long list is 13 (out of 71 applicants). 11/14 x2
- Invited for campus visit in January. 12/21
- Any news on this position? Has an offer been made?
- Offer Accepted 4/1
Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017Edit
The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Native American archaeology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful applicant must be engaged in a program of archaeological fieldwork; broad theoretical and substantive interests are also essential for this position. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Anthropology Department and 50% of the teaching will be cross-listed in the curriculum of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body.
The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018. Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, one example of written work and the names of three referees to Professor Ian Hodder, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034. Application materials should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.
- For full consideration, materials must be received by December 15, 2017.
Texas A&M University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Nautical Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position specializing in nautical archaeology and artifact conservation to begin August 2018. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded background in the field of maritime archaeology, with extensive training and experience in the conservation of artifacts from submerged sites. Knowledge of advanced archaeological recording and analytical tools and techniques is also desirable. Applicants should have a strong record of research, publication, and external funding that is commensurate with the present stage of their career. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct field and laboratory research, supervise graduate and undergraduate student research, teach two courses per semester, and participate in service to the Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology, and College of Liberal Arts.
Minimum qualifications: Applicants are required to have in hand a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field and demonstrated experience in artifact conservation. Prior teaching experience, research publications, and success in obtaining external funding for research will be considered strengths. 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.
The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University has 26 full-time faculty situated in four distinct programs: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Nautical Archaeology. The Nautical Archaeology Program is closely affiliated with the Conservation Research Laboratory (CRL), the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC), and the non-profit Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA). Texas A&M University is a leading public research university with over 62,000 students located in the city of College Station which is within 90 minutes of both Houston and Austin. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references as a single pdf file by email or mail to Search Committee Chair Dr. Deborah Carlson, Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4352 (email@example.com).
- Deadline has been extended to December 1, 2017.
- On-campus interviews scheduled (1/31)
- inside candidate
Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: 8 Nov. 2017 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Forensic Anthropology to begin September 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates whose research area complements the existing strengths of the department in the Indigenous Americas. Research focus is open, but preference will be given to candidates that have a successful research agenda specific to forensic anthropology as it applies to issues of human rights, genocide, and/or the excavation and interpretation of mass graves.
The successful candidate will have experience in GIS, quantitative analysis, anthropological DNA, or other methodological specialty and will contribute to the curriculum by teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology including Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Archaeology, and Human Skeletal Biology and Forensic Techniques. In addition, the new colleague will be expected to develop courses related to his or her specializations, to mentor graduate students, and to involve graduate students in research. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
Service duties include program building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to seek outside research funding.
- Applications should be submitted by November 8, 2017.
- Also posted at Biological Anthropology 2017-2018
- Phone interviews scheduled
Umeå University (SWEDEN) - Professor of Archaeology - Deadline: 29th Sept. 2017Edit
The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities conducts education and research in the fields of archaeology, philosophy, history, history of ideas, religious studies and theology. Within archaeology, courses and degrees are offered at first-cycle (BA) and third-cycle (PhD) levels. Within the field of environmental archaeology, education is offered at second-cycle (MA) and third-cycle levels (PhD). The department hosts the Environmental Archaeology Laboratory (EAL/MAL), a research infrastructure whose operations are integrated into both education and research in archaeology. The department also hosts the international Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database infrastructure. Further information about the department and archaeology division can be found here.
Description and work duties: Duties will include research, teaching, supervision, leading seminars, internal and external cooperation as well as administration. For the first four years, the position will include responsibility for the archaeology subject area, including leading the development of research and graduate programmes. The Professor will be expected to initiate research and establish external contacts, as well as contribute to the development of the university, department and the archaeology division. Teaching and supervision will be required at first-cycle (BA), second-cycle (MA) and third-cycle (PhD) levels. A productive relationship with environmental archaeology and the Environmental Archaeology Laboratory at the department will be essential. As Professor, you will be expected to keep abreast of current developments within archaeology and related subjects, as well as follow social developments that are of significance for the field. The exact composition of the post may vary over time and duties will be assigned according to the department's circumstances and needs, as well as current legislation.
Faculty funded research time and subject representative duties, amounting to 60% full time equivalent, will be included in the position for the first four years. Following this, the general terms for promoted professors at the faculty will be applicable (including the possibility of being appointed as archaeology subject professor with faculty-funded research time and responsibility for subject representative duties).
- Please see the full advertisement at https://www.universitypositions.eu/job/4g0er/professor-of-archaeology for contact details, information on elegibility requirements and application procedures.
Université de Montréal (CAN: QC) - Assistant Professor of Public Archaeology - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2017Edit
The Département d’anthropologie is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in public archaeology (which includes community-based, collaborative, indigenous, engaged, citizen and participatory approaches). The new professor will be able to theorise public archaeology on a global scale, and create a programme of research, practice and teaching based in the greater Montréal region.
Responsibilities: The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University. He will have to teach at least two specialised courses in public archaeology (undergraduate and Master’s levels), establish collaborations with local and regional stakeholders, and integrate the public in a participatory archaeology.
Requirements: Ph.D. in anthropology or equivalent. The successful candidate will be expected to have the Ph.D. degree completed by the starting date. Strong research record in the field of public archaelogy. Aptitude for teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels Proficiency in the French language.
Information about the position
Posting number: FAS 09-17 / 9.
Treatment: The Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
Starting date: On or after June 1st, 2018
Application:• The application must include the following documents:- a cover letter. - a curriculum vitæ. - copies of recent publications and research. - a statement for the development of an integrated programme of research, practice and teaching based in a new public archaeology laboratory located in the tourist and administrative centre of Old Montréal. If previous or ongoing research are based elsewhere in the world, the statement should indicate its proposed continuity with the present position. - Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.
Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département d’anthropologie at the following address:
M. Guy Lanoue, directeur
Faculté des arts et des sciences
Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7
or in digital format to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nonetheless, paper copies of all materials should also be mailed as quickly as possible.
For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at: http://anthropo.umontreal.ca/accueil/.
- Language Policy: Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French: http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf .
Confidentiality: The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.
Equal Access Employment Program: Through its Equal Access Employment Program, Université de Montréal invites women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnical minorities, as well as persons with disabilities to apply. During the recruitment process, our selection tools will be adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities who request it. Be assured of the confidentiality of this information.
Université de Montréal is committed to the inclusion and the diversity of its staff and also encourages people of all sexual and gender identities to apply.
Immigration Requirements: We invite all qualified candidates to apply at UdeM. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
- Deadline: Until November 6th, 2017 inclusively
- Received rejection email (12/19)
University at Albany, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Ancient History (Hellenistic Culture) - Deadline: 4 Oct. 2017Edit
The University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in ancient history, with a research concentration on any aspect of Hellenistic culture (including material culture) from the Classical Period to Late Antiquity. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first part of the Western Civilization introduction course, surveys of Greek and Roman History, as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in an area of expertise. Proficiency with digital methods in teaching and research is desirable, as is the potential to complement existing departmental thematic strengths such as Environmental History, Religious Studies, and Business and Public History. Applicants must have in hand by August 15, 2018, a Ph.D. from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse populations. Application requirements include: cover letter, CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation (independently submitted), and a teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, course evaluations, or peer reviews of teaching).
The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.
To view the full description and to apply, please visit https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88176
- Closing date for receipt of applications is October 4, 2017.
University of Arizona (AZ) - Assistant Curator of Zooarchaeology - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
Posting Number: A21985 (https://uacareers.com/postings/21307)
Job Description: The Assistant Curator of Zooarchaeology is a continuing-eligible Academic Professional position functioning in the Research Division of the Arizona State Museum (ASM) at the University of Arizona (UA). The incumbent provides curatorial oversight for the comparative zooarchaeological collections (modern, non-human animal skeletal collections) housed at ASM and facilitates access to these collections for the purposes of research and education. The incumbent also conducts sponsored research and prepares publications in the area of zooarchaeology, with an emphasis on the US Southwest and northern Mexico. Other duties include community outreach, contributing to museum exhibits and programming, teaching and mentoring students, committee service within ASM and UA, and review of applications for paleontological permits issued by ASM.
- Ph.D. in anthropology with an emphasis in the zooarchaeology of North America.
- Research experience in zooarchaeology and field experience in archaeology.
- Research capability demonstrated through publications.
- Experience in the management of zooarchaeological collections and/or a zooarchaeological laboratory.
- Demonstrated capacity to obtain grants for research.
- Demonstrated experience working successfully with Native American tribes.
- University teaching experience.
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 30 - 40 hours per week
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Posting Detail Information: Posting Number A21985
Number of Vacancies One
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates Andrea Lawyer (email@example.com)
Open Date 08/16/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
- Review Begins On 10/02/2017. Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/21224
- Has anyone heard anything on this?
- Still nothing on this?
- request for phone interview 11/30 (x2)
- Campus interview scheduled [posted 12/20]
- Does anyone know what's happening with this search? I received an email from HR yesterday saying some of the application questions had been "modified" and the review date extended until 2/22 if I wished to reactivate my application. (2/13)
- Offer made and accepted
University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - Archaeologist Open Rank Faculty - Deadline Extended: 28 Feb. 2018Edit
ARCHAEOLOGIST OPEN-RANK PROFESSOR SPECIALIZING IN THE WESTERN COASTAL UNITED STATES
The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Bioarchaeology (SAAB) Unit, invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured, Professor appointment to begin July 1, 2018. We seek an archaeologist specializing in the western, coastal United States, who has or can begin upon appointment, an active field program in the archaeology of the California central coast or Channel Islands. Research program should be theoretically and methodological rigorous and complement that of the current archaeology faculty.
The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach both introductory and upper-level introductory courses and supervise the UCSB Repository for Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections and Central Coast Information Center. Applicants must have completed a PhD in anthropology or archaeology by the time of appointment. The ability to direct graduate students, publish, and obtain extramural funding are critical requirements.
Please apply and submit via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01196 (1) a statement detailing past and current research experience, (2) a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) three letters of reference submitted directly from referees via UC Recruit, and (6) a brief cover letter. Please direct any questions to Associate Professor Gregory Wilson, SAAB Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For primary consideration, submit application and materials on or before Friday January 26, 2018. Interviews are expected to be conducted in the Winter quarter.
- DEADLINE EXTENDED: "The primary consideration date of January 26, 2018 has passed; however, applications are still being accepted. The next review date is February 28, 2018. The position is open until filled." [posted 3 Feb. 2018]
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago seeks to appoint a distinguished senior scholar of Ancient Iranian Studies to begin in the autumn quarter of 2018 or as soon thereafter as feasible. The exact specialization is open as long as the candidate focuses on the pre-Islamic cultures of Iran; the successful candidate may concentrate on the archaeology, languages, religion, art, or history of ancient Iran, or a combination of these. This is a tenured faculty position and will entail a joint appointment in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
Applicants must apply through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp
Posting ID: 03518
Applicants are requested to send (1) a letter stating their interest in the position and outlining briefly their qualifications for it; (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing their training, positions held, university teaching experience, and publications; (3) one representative article or other publication as an example of their scholarship; and (4) the names and contact information for three referees who know the applicant well and may, if the candidate is invited, be asked to submit recommendations for the candidate at a later stage in the process. Please do not ask recommenders to submit letters until requested to do so by the search committee. The committee may also request further information or publications from select candidates as the search proceeds.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit materials as early as possible. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
University of Colorado (CO) - Curator of Archaeology and TT Assistant Professor in Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2017 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit
The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and the Department of Anthropology invite applications for a tenure-track, joint position as Curator of Archaeology and Assistant Professor. Applicants should have PhD with specialization in Archaeology, and museum experience. Strong preference for candidates with experience in Southwestern material culture research and publication, NAGPRA, collaborative research, and teaching, with strengths in contemporary archaeological and museological theory. The successful candidate will teach no more than one course per semester and be a part of the museum’s Anthropology Section, working closely with the Collections Manager and the Curator of Cultural Anthropology. Duties include establishing and executing a vital research program with extramural funding; curating archaeology collections (including a large collection of Southwest pottery); implementing NAGPRA; teaching in both units including graduate and undergraduate courses; and, advising MA and PhD students in Anthropology (http://www.colorado.edu/Anthropology ) and Museum & Field Studies (http://cumuseum.colorado.edu ). We offer a collaborative, intellectually stimulating, and supportive environment in which a new professor can thrive. Contact: email@example.com.
The anthropology collections at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History include more than 1.5 million archaeological and ethnographic objects, and nearly 50,000 photographic images relevant to these collections. The geographic foci of the collections are the North American Southwest and Rocky Mountain-Plains. The anthropology collections are primarily archaeological materials resulting from the systematic work of Earl H. Morris and Joe Ben Wheat. Morris built the museum's anthropological collections from 1913–1956. Wheat served as Curator of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus from 1952–1997, and directed the Yellow Jacket field school from 1954–1991. Anna O. Shepard's research collection in ceramic technology is also part of the anthropology collection.
- For full consideration, application submissions are due by midnight on September 30, 2017. Apply online at: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers.
- Rejection Notification (10/26)
- Request for reference letters (10/26) x2
- I'd heard that a short-list had been created and contacted. Can anyone confirm?
- Campus visits scheduled
- Failed search
University of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor - African Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in sub-Saharan African Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2018. We seek applicants strong in theory, method, and practical applications related to the archaeology of Mid-Late Holocene African societies including pre-colonial through post?colonial periods. The successful candidate will be expected to develop research projects supported with external funding. Topical and regional specializations within sub-Saharan Africa are open, but we seek applicants who complement and expand strengths in the archaeology program at UF. These include community archaeology, cultural heritage, ethnoarchaeology, pre-Industrial technologies, non-Western complex societies, and research perspectives that reach across the global south. We are especially interested in candidates who combine rigorous original research and scholarship with excellence in teaching and student mentoring. The prospective hire is expected to enhance our four-field education of all students in Anthropology, contribute to the theoretical and methodological interests of our masters and doctoral graduate students, and collaborate with other units on campus, as appropriate, including UF’s Title VI Center for African Studies (http://www.africa.ufl.edu) and Center for Global Islamic Studies (http://globalislam.center.ufl.edu). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a related discipline at the time of appointment.
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida has 28 faculty members, 140 graduate students, and 400 undergraduate majors. We are an interdisciplinary unit within a large research-intensive university of over 52,000 students. More information on the Department can be found at: http://www.anthro.ufl.edu
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
- Applications are due December 1st and must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en?us/listing/. It must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and plans, (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (5) a statement of commitment to diversity and community engagement in research, teaching and mentoring, and (6) the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.
- Skype interviews being conducted (15 Jan)
- Campus interviews being scheduled (31 Jan)
University of Georgia (GA) - TT Assistant Professor - Review begins 20 Nov. 2017Edit
The Department of the Classics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in the eastern Mediterranean. We seek candidates whose expertise and methodologies are in keeping with the department’s expansive approach to antiquity and its legacy. The teaching load is four courses per academic year. Candidates should be prepared to teach classes in introductory Classical Culture, Archaeology, Latin, and/or Greek, as well as their research specialties. Submit dossiers containing a cover letter, cv, three letters of reference, and a writing sample (20 pages maximum) to http://facultyjobs.uga.edu. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.
Georgia is well known for its quality of life, in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (http://www.georgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (http://www.visitathensga.com; http://www.uga.edu).
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Classics or a related field (must be received by August 1, 2018), evidence of teaching excellence, ability to teach courses in Classical Culture, Latin and/or Greek, record of scholarship or evidence of scholarly potential.
Required Docs: Resume/Vitae; Cover letter; Writing sample
For more information and to apply: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2888
- Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
- Anybody hear anything about this one??
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Mediterranean Archaeology - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2017Edit
The Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Mediterranean Archaeology. The appointee will be expected to conduct independent research and build a portfolio of publications; perform academic duties associated with our B.A. program, which includes a Classical Archaeology option, and with our M.A. and Ph.D. programs; and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates who are significantly involved in a major excavation in the ancient Mediterranean. Applicants are expected to present evidence of excellence in research and teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Greek or Roman Archaeology (or in an immediately relevant field) required by mid-June 2018 for preferred start date of August 16, 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Required information includes a cover letter, CV/resume, short writing sample (up to 20 pages), evidence of excellence in teaching (evaluations, up to three sample syllabi, and a statement of teaching philosophy), and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references.
- To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 6, 2017; letters of reference must be received by November 13, 2017. Referees will be contacted by email within a few days of application submission. Initial interviews will be conducted at the SCS/AIA meeting in Boston, January 4–7, 2018. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
University of Louisville (KY) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor - Director of the Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track position as Director of the Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage with an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The appointment will begin August 1, 2018.
Opening in August 2018, the new Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage will house the archaeological collections and feature an exhibition space, wet/dry labs for processing materials, and a dedicated lab for geoarchaeology and biomolecular research. In addition, the center has four teaching labs for archaeology, paleoanthropology, and applied anthropology.
The new Director will have a strong record of fostering community-engagement through archaeology and a desire to develop future archaeologists. We seek an archaeologist with administrative experience in collections, laboratory, and database management, organizing exhibitions, public outreach, education, and internship programs, building partnerships with community organizations, a successful record of grants and contracts, and a commitment to transdisciplinary projects and research. The Center presents an opportunity for someone to enter at the beginning of an exciting new venture and build a long-lasting institution to promote archaeology through research, education, outreach, and advocacy.
This position will have a 50% administrative and 50% academic composition. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements department strengths, be prepared to teach courses in archaeology, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental activities. Given the significant administrative component, the course load will be commensurate with workload allocation. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The hire is contingent on the availability of funding.
Click here to apply online for Job Opening # 34459 and attach one document containing a cover letter with a statement outlining a vision for a new archaeology lab and research center, current vitae, and names and email addresses of at least three referees. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.
- Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018.
- 1/18/2018: position funding approved
- Phone interviews week of 2/5/18
- Campus interviews scheduled for short-listed candidates
- Likely possibility that this has been offered and accepted. A position was recently advertised in the same dept. on 4/11 with a close date of 4/18. Grapevine suggests spousal hire or similar.
University of Maryland (MD) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Environmental - Deadline: 27 Oct. 2017 - POSITION FILLEDEdit
The Department is seeking a candidate with expertise in ecological or environmental anthropology, whose research focuses on the impacts of environmental change on peoples and communities across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Quantitative or modeling skills are essential. The ability to integrate qualitative approaches is also desired. Research on coupled natural and human systems is of particular interest as is cultural heritage, human health, and environmental justice. Successful applicants must show a strong theoretical and methodological focus and be able to work in an interdisciplinary setting. The candidate must demonstrate an engagement with issues of diversity and inclusion and we invite candidates to explain how they incorporate these issues into their scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will serve as a role model for students, and contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity. The department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the development and implementation of a new interdisciplinary BS degree in Anthropology and are committed to our efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. The candidate is expected to teach courses in their area of interest at the undergraduate to graduate levels, a quantitative and statistical methods course on the graduate level, as well as established courses.
Geographic area and sub-discipline are open.
Candidates should send a letter of application that details their experiences and interests, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission only to: http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54746 Questions may be answered by the search coordinator, Nadine Dangerfield, 301-405-4737 or at firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by October 27, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
- For best consideration, apply by October 27, 2017.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2017-2018
- Now in SKYPE interview stage (according to the Cultural Anthropology Wiki) [posted 11/9]
- On-campus interviews being scheduled (11/27)
- Offer made and accepted
University of Maryland (MD) - Associate Director of the Michelle Smith Collaboratory - Deadline: 23 Apr. 2018Edit
The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture is a visualization and computational methods facility situated within the Department of Art History and Archaeology.
The Associate Director will work with the Director to identify faculty (both within and without the Department) whose research has the greatest potential for the development of long-term research projects, work with selected faculty to design and structure their research project, document each project's many phases, and ensure the long-term sustainability of each project. Acting as a "translator" the Associate Director will mediate between content experts (for example Art Historians, Archaeologists and/or Classicists) and technology experts (Computer Scientists) to develop these effective models of cross-disciplinary research.
Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, and the email address of three reference providers. (The writing sample might be from a scholarly article, thesis or dissertation chapter, or, ideally, a successful grant application). Candidates must have a Master's degree in a Humanities field such as Art History, Classics, Archaeology or related discipline (Ph.D. preferred).
To apply, please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/58833
Questions may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Henry (Quint) Gregory, at email@example.com. To assure full consideration, please submit all materials by April 23, 2018.
The Department of Art History and Archaeology values diversity. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty and staff in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and across the College of Arts and Humanities; and we therefore welcome applicants from groups historically underrepresented in academia, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, and protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Archaeology. We are searching for an anthropologically grounded archaeologist with preferably four-field training and background. Applications from scholars specializing in any periods and geographic areas of the Old World are encouraged, but there is a preference for an individual working in southwest Asia and/or eastern Mediterranean with a theoretical emphasis on complex societies. Potential areas of expertise include archaeobotany, environmental archaeology, geoarchaeology, or GIS. We seek a dynamic scholar with an active research program, established fieldwork, and a proven record of scholarly achievement with publications and external funding. The successful candidate is also expected to complement and enhance the present departmental strengths. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a record of excellent teaching, as they will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to offer courses in their area of specialization and to facilitate student access to lab and fieldwork.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Ph.D. degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must be in hand by June 1, 2018.
SALARY RANGE: Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
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 November 15, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Levent Atici at Levent.Atici@unlv.edu, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicants, be aware that you get one shot with this online application system, so have everything in order before you go through to the end. There is no actual "Submit" button at the end, nor the chance to review your documents and what you entered in the online forms, Instead, the process ends once you fill out the demographic survey. I may have just sunk my chance at this job by submitting an incomplete application as I was having a look at the online system...
- I know it's not the fault of the department, but I'll echo the previous post about how crappy the application portal is. My issue pertained to uploading documents - there's no immediate verification within the application system (until you have sumbitted it) whether or not your documents (CL, CV) are uploaded. You can't preview them, either, to triple-check whether tyou uploaded the correct document, if you loaded multiple copies and it has selected the most previous one, if there's now 3 or 4 cover letters uploaded to your application because there is no in-system verification of your selection. It's fine that they provided the line/email for assistance with your application, but one would have hoped that these basic functions would be accessible for the applicant.
- To add to this, there are issues with the application system if you're using Google Chrome. I talked to HR because I had trouble uploading my documents, and they said it's better to use Firefox.
- Interesting that the previous poster was told that it was better to use Firefox. I talked to someone there this afternoon and when she asked me what I was using and I said Firefox, she told me that it was better to use Google Chrome (that it definitely worked better). Hmmm... Anyway, at the end of the process, you can check to see if everything uploaded and then contact HR if it didn't and they will do it manually. It does seem to work, but yes you need to be extra careful that you are uploading the right document because you will never have the chance to preview it. I also noticed that although demographic data is "voluntary" the system does not actually allow you the choice of declining to give any information, except about disabilities. Truly a tyrannical and ineffective application system, UNLV.
- Request for additional materials and letters of rec (12/8)
- Rejection received (12/15) (x2)
- Campus interviews scheduled
University of New Mexico (NM) - Open Rank Assistant or Associate Professor - Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit
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.
- Earned PhD in Anthropology (or Archaeology) with an emphasis in Archaeology by time of appointment
- Two or more years research expertise in the archaeology of the American Southwest or Northern Mexico.
- An active archaeological field research program (either an ongoing field school or other archaeological project of at least one year’s duration) and commitment to teaching the UNM archaeological field school.
- A minimum of two peer-reviewed publications and recent presentations of ongoing work that shows research productivity involving field, laboratory, and/or analytical projects.
- Demonstrated high-quality teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
- Evidence of an established independent and extramurally funded research program
- Research that includes fieldwork, data analyses, and analytical approaches in archaeology.
- Ability to collaborate in integrative interdisciplinary research and expertise that will complement existing strengths in UNM archaeology.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
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
- Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. Follow this link to apply: https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1982.
- Rejection received (11/14) (x3)
- LoRs Requested (11/15) (x3)
- Campus Interviews requested (1/19)
University of New Mexico (NM) - TT Open Rank - UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Director - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit
The UNM College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Full Professor with tenure, Associate Professor with tenure, or probationary tenure track Associate Professor (as applicable) to begin August, 2018. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on a 5-year term basis (may be renewed), and will also teach in the Department. We seek a scholar who will complement a three-subfield department (including archaeology, ethnology and evolutionary anthropology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate training.
A complete application consists of: 1) letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, 2) a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, 3) five-year research plan, 4) current CV, 5) a vision statement for the Maxwell museum, and 6) full contact information of three professional references. All application materials must be submitted via http://unmjobs.unm.edu/. Requisition # 2607. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field has been awarded by time of appointment. Two years of prior museum employment by start of appointment. Evidence of an active research program as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and grant funding. Experience in supervising employees and managing budgets. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of extensive experience in museum administration, including in a university setting. Evidence of successful institutional fundraising and development. Evidence of curatorial and/or collections management. Evidence of public outreach to diverse communities. Evidence of leadership and ability to foster multidisciplinary research to complement existing strengths in UNM Anthropology. Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Evidence of an established extramurally funded research program in any of the subfields of anthropology. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
- Applications received by November 15, 2017 will receive best consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
University of Oklahoma (OK) - TT Assistant Professor - Proteomics - Deadline: EXTENDED to DEC. 1, 2017Edit
The University of Oklahoma invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, as part of a multi-departmental cluster-hire initiative. The successful candidate, will be expected to establish a leading-edge research program using proteomics methods to address wide-ranging basic and translational research problems that bridge biological and anthropological sciences. Areas of research focus may include ecological and evolutionary research, basic biomedical science, host-microbiome dynamics, diet and metabolism, ancient biomolecules, or human biology. Strong consideration will also be given to candidates who complement and contribute to OU’s Biology of Behavior initiative (http://www.ou.edu/bb/) integrating evolutionary, developmental, physiological and genetic mechanisms of behavior from the social to molecular levels.
This strategic cluster hire initiative expands upon the success of our highly collaborative team of researchers who are addressing critical questions in biological and anthropological sciences from diverse perspectives. These studies, which span the range from extant to prehistoric cultures, are helping to shape perspectives about cultural and evolutionary drivers of human biology, health and disease, as well as human-enviroment interactions on many scales. The successful candidate is expected to lead teams applying modern proteomic technologies, especially mass spectrometry tools, to better understand the intersection of biological and anthropological science. Strong candidates will bring novel perspectives to partners in the University’s Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (http://lmamr.org/ ), facilitated by access to cutting-edge equipment, including top of the line spectrometric instruments for proteomics.
The primary appointment will be within either the Department of Biology or the Department of Anthropology, depending on expertise. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to proteomics approaches to basic biology and to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (one course per semester in general courses and areas of expertise). Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in biological science, anthropology or a closely related field (postdoctoral experience preferred) by the appointment start date.
Interested individuals should post the following at http://apply.interfolio.com/44555: 1) a cover letter describing their interest in this position, 2) a full curriculum vita, 3) a description of research accomplishments and future research plans as they relate to this focused search (6-page limit), and 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests. 5) Candidates should provide names and contact information of three references.
- A review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until filled. The position will begin in August 2018.
- Also posted at Biological Anthropology 2017-2018
University of Oklahoma (OK) - TT Open Rank - Osteologist - Deadline: 28 Oct. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, Norman is seeking outstanding applicants for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in biological anthropology. Our vibrant department has over twenty faculty members whose innovative research programs include molecular anthropology, microbiome, medical anthropology, North and Mesoamerican archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistics. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program.
QUALIFICATIONS: We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in human osteology, bioarchaeology, and paleopathology, with a geographic focus that includes the Americas. Preference is given to candidates who complement, expand, and strengthen existing department research and teaching. Successful applicants 1) will have a record of published research or demonstrate research potential, including through external funding, 2) will have the ability to collaborate within the department and across the university, 3) can create research opportunities for students, and 4) demonstrate superior teaching ability at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The regular teaching load is 2+2.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit the following to http://apply.interfolio.com/45743: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (with names, addresses, and email addresses of three references), 3) research statement (2 page limit), and 4) teaching statement (2 page limit).
- Review of applications begins on October 28 and continues until the position is filled.
- Also posted at Biological Anthropology 2017-2018
- Despite open rank status, ABD and junior faculty are encouraged to apply--Search Comittee member
- Has anyone heard anything about this one (11/29)?
- nope... (12/4)
- LORs Requested (12/12)
- Campus interview requested (1/26)
The University of Texas at San Antonio (TX) - Associate Professor - Data Analytics - Deadline: late Jan. 2018Edit
The College of Liberal and Fine Arts, invites applications for Associate Professor position in data analytics (to begin Fall 2018).
All applicants must have a Ph.D. in a directly related social science discipline working with modern or ancient societies. Applicants must have an outstanding track record of scholarship, publications, and research funding in the areas of network analysis, social-ecological systems analysis, health data analytics, geospatial analysis, or big data analytics. Applicants must also demonstrate teaching excellence or effectiveness and a track record of service. Individuals who have a strong background in resilience, climate change adaptations, regime shifts, demography, health, geospatial analysis, socio or bio-statistics, computational anthropology, or big data analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. The position is part of a campus-wide, multidisciplinary initiative in the area of data analytics. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate on research and grant applications with faculty in other colleges or departments. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the candidate’s specialty area or home department, such as Anthropology, Communication, Geography, History, Psychology, or Sociology (including Public Health). Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; pursuing an active research and publishing agenda; securing extramural funding for research; and serving the University, profession, and community. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.
All information and materials associated with an application for this position must be submitted electronically through https://jobs.utsa.edu. Keyword search for posting TT20170032P.
Applicants should submit the following items electronically: 1. Letter of application that documents evidence of scholarly publications, funded research, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position; 2. Current curriculum vita; 3. Copy of all graduate transcripts; 4. Three samples of written or published scholarly work; 5. Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant; 6. Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction evaluation); 7. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references who are familiar with the applicant's scholarship and/or teaching and can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. UTSA is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.
- Review of applications will begin in late January, 2018 and continue until filled.
- This new position is in College of Liberal and Fine Arts and is well suited for an anthropological archaeologist with strong quantitative skills and an interest in working across social science disciplines. Individuals with interests in agent-based modeling, GIS, network analysis, social-ecological systems, resilience, climate change, Bayesian statistics or related topics as described in the ad are encouraged to apply. The Department of Anthropology at UTSA is a community that fosters excellent research and teaching and has a dynamic Ph.D. program in Environmental Anthropology as well as excellent M.A. and B.A. programs. http://anthropology.utsa.edu/.
- Assistant professors and junior scholars with developing research profiles are encouraged to apply.
I realize it's a long shot, but did anyone on this page ever hear what happened with this job?
Request for Skype interview 03/13.
Scheduling Campus Interviews.
University of Vermont (VT) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017 - OFFER MADEEdit
The University of Vermont, Department of Anthropology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in archaeology. We invite applications from broadly-trained, anthropological archaeologists whose research focuses on human-environment interaction in the past. Ideal candidates should: 1) examine anthropogenic changes to landscapes and/or human responses to environmental change; and 2) do work that is firmly grounded in the application of Geographic Information Systems ( GIS ), remote sensing methodologies, geoarchaeology, or archaeochemistry. Strong preference will be given to applicants who work in the Americas and actively engage contemporary indigenous or Afro-descendent communities.
The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an active program of field and laboratory research and to obtain extramural funding to support these pursuits. In addition to teaching, faculty members will advise and mentor undergraduates and, whenever practical, involve students in their research. Prospective candidates should submit a letter detailing their areas of expertise and potential research and teaching contributions along with a curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. Apply online at http://www.uvmjobs.com by searching for the position under the department name (Anthropology).
- The position will remain open until filled but priority will be given to applications submitted by November 1, 2017. The hire must have a Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of initial appointment. The anticipated start date is August, 2018.
- Request for pubs and references contacted (11/8 x 4); friend of a friend said they received 200+ applications.
- Request for telephone interview (12/8 x 3)
- Request to schedule on-campus interview (12/15 x 2)
- Rejection received (12/15)
- If you had an interview, please post if you had an offer or hear anything! Thanks!
- Offer made about 3 weeks ago.
Wake Forest University (NC) - Assistant Teaching Professor, Study of Religions (Near East Archaeologist) - Deadline: ASAPEdit
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department for the Study of Religions is seeking applications for an assistant teaching professor beginning immediately. We seek highly qualified candidates who have a commitment to excellence in teaching. The preference is for an archaeologist working in the Near East with a field project in hand. Experience teaching in religious studies and an undergraduate field school environment necessary, and an interest in the intersection between archaeology and social justice desired. A Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology or a related area is required.
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, and ranked 11th in teaching among national universities. With 4,800 undergraduates and 2,800 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.
- Applicants should apply online with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and graduate transcripts (unofficial). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation will be requested from finalists. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Questions about the application process may be addressed to email@example.com.
- With the "ASAP" is this an inside hire?
- Already no longer active. Definitely an inside hire (19/2)
Wichita State University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2017 - POSITION FILLEDEdit
Wichita State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology. The candidate’s expertise will help our department maintain long-term research projects in Plains archaeology with a focus on the protohistoric period. The candidate should have or be willing to develop expertise in protohistoric Plains and Southern Plains Native American cultures to further the ongoing Etzanoa archaeological Project. The candidate is required to teach a full load of three regular courses (3 credit hours each) per semester as scheduled by the department chair, in addition to teaching independent reading, research, lab, and field studies courses. The candidate must demonstrate preparedness to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeological anthropology as offered in the course catalog, also to include introductory courses on-line. The candidate is also expected to develop topical and area courses in their field of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels which have an applied dimension. The candidate is required to work with and advise undergraduate and graduate students in our program, and is expected to work actively to recruit and retain students for the program. The continued pursuit of external funding to support undergraduate and graduate research is required.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. in Anthropology (Sub-Discipline: Archaeology) in hand at time of employment.
Minimum Experience: The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in teaching and research, documented through teaching evaluations, published articles, and grants received. The candidate must demonstrate ongoing engagement in scholarly publications and research grant activity.
- Documentation of quality of teaching and three letters of recommendation are required. The documentation and letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Wichita State University Department of Anthropology Attention: Faculty Search Committee 1845 Fairmount St Box 52, 114 Neff Hall Wichita, KS 67260
- LINK: https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/11655
- Position will be open until filled; however, priority will be given to fully completed applications received by 11/10/2017.
- Skype interview scheduled (12/5) x 2
- On-campus interview scheduled (1/5)
- Offer made and accepted (2/19)
York University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Activist Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUESTEDEdit
The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the field of Activist Archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence on July 1, 2018.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Anthropological Archaeology. The candidate will specialize in community-based collaborative research (which could include traditional environmental knowledge, heritage management, curation, or ethnohistory). Regional areas of field research are open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise working with descendant communities within Canada.
Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, and scholarly research and publication. The successful candidate will have an active program of research which connects with the sociocultural anthropology orientation of our Anthropology Department and the social justice focus of York University's Strategic Research Plan. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Albert Schrauwers, Chair, Department of Anthropology, 2054E Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3.
Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.
- The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.
- Additional information requested (December 7th)
Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit
Bowdoin College (ME) - Visiting Asst. Professor (2 Positions) - Deadline: 23 Feb. 2018Edit
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bowdoin College invites applications for two visiting positions in anthropology to begin July 1, 2018.
- A one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in archaeology. Teaching load is two courses per semester including, “Introduction to World Prehistory” and three courses at the introductory- or intermediate-level in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Geographic and topical specializations are open, but candidates whose teaching and research specialties complement those of the department’s faculty, or the college’s Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Arctic Studies, or Environmental Studies programs are especially encouraged to apply. A renewal of the position for a second year is possible.
- A one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in cultural anthropology. Teaching load is two courses per semester including, “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology” and three courses at the introductory- or intermediate-level in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Topical and geographic specializations are open, but candidates whose teaching and research specialties include medical anthropology, science and technology, race/ethnicity, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates 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. PhD expected at the time of appointment.
We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please click here to submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.
- Review of applications will begin February 23, 2018 and continue until filled.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2017-2018
- Any updates? (x2)
Dartmouth College (NH) - McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship (Archaeology) - Deadline: 18 Jan. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit
Dartmouth College Department of Anthropology welcomes applications for the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are seeking an archaeologist with methodological expertise and regional specialization that complements current faculty. The McKennan Fellow will be expected to teach one course of their own design, pursue independent research, and participate in the academic life of the department and the College. This 10-month fellowship will commence Sept 1, 2018, includes a competitive salary, a travel allowance, and offers access to lab space, field equipment, and institutional research funding.
More information can be found here. Please submit a research and teaching statement, C.V., and the names and contact information for three references to the McKennan Archaeology Fellow Search Committee. Applicants should submit material through Interfolio.
- Formal review will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
- From their website, it looks like there is only one position at a time, and it rotates throughout the subfields. The current postdoc is an archaeologist, and I've seen calls for applications for a biological anthropologist floating around this year as well, with different application requirements and a different starting date. This is the only place I've seen the archaeology posting. Does anyone know what is going on here? Are they hiring two postdocs for next year?
- The application for an archaeologist is still active on Interfolio. Emailed the dept. administrator about it, who will be out of office untill Dec. 7.
- To clarify the situation for prospective applicants: the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth will hire two postdocs next year, one in Biological Anthropology (a 2-3 year position) and one in Archaeology (a one-year position), both of which are funded by the department's McKennan endowment. Both positions were advertised on AAA and elsewhere, and will receive applications through Jan 15, 2018. Usually there is only one McKennan postdoc at a time, rotating among subfields, but there was an unexpected departure from the position last summer, leaving a year of postdoc support available. An archaeologist will be hired to fill this one-year position in the 2018-2019 academic year, so please consider applying!
- LETTERS REQUESTED (Archaeology)
Hamilton College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology) - Deadline: 16 March 2018 SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Anthropology Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year position with the possibility of reappointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2018. We seek candidates with a specialization in archaeology and general ability to teach biological anthropology and whose research and teaching broadly reflect training in archaeological science. We expect candidates to be able to offer annually one semester of introduction to archaeology (with 20% biological anthropology) and other 200-300 level topical courses from within the current course offerings or new courses associated with the candidate’s expertise. Area of specialty and geographic focus is open but should complement the current faculty. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is five courses per year.
Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.
- Candidates should submit materials, including (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) names and contact information for three references, via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/48944 Questions regarding the search may be directed to Nathan Goodale, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Our review of applications will begin on March 16, 2018.
- Rejection Received 4/4
- Request for Skype interview (4/4) x3
Notified offer made and accepted 5/7
National Autonomous University of Honduras (Honduras) – Visiting Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology (begin May 2018) – Deadline: rollingEdit
The Anthropology Department at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) in Tegucigalpa, invites applications for the position of Visiting Professor in archaeology, with the possibility of this becoming a permanent (tenured) position. The department seeks applicants with experience in field and laboratory methods and archaeological theory. Anticipated start date is May 28, 2018.
The Anthropology Department at the UNAH is the only anthropology program in Honduras and currently offers a licenciatura (equivalent to an undergraduate degree) in Anthropology with a focus in archaeology or socio-cultural anthropology. Visiting professors are required to teach three courses per academic period (approximately 3 months), to be determined by the curricular and scheduling needs of the department.
Compensation and benefits The salary offered is $19,500 per year, which is very competitive given the living costs of Honduras. Academic salaries in Honduras are also tax free.
Minimum requirements: -Master’s degree in Anthropology or higher, with a focus in archaeology -Experience teaching undergraduate courses -Excellent command of Spanish
More information about the career and its curricular plan can be found at the following links: https://cienciassociales.unah.edu.hn/carreras/carrera-de-antropologia https://www.unah.edu.hn/assets/UNAH/plan-de-estudios/Plan-de-Estudio-Antropologia.pdf
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Licenciada Carmen Julia Fajardo, Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application process: Application deadline is rolling, as the department has several positions to fill.
Northwestern University (IL) - Academic Adviser (primarily) and Assistant Professor of Instruction (2 yr. appt.) - Deadline: 2 Feb. 2018Edit
Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences anticipates hiring a College Adviser to start 1 September 2018. College Advisers work with an assigned cohort of students, advising them on a wide range of academic and other matters throughout their undergraduate careers. College Advisers hold appointments in the Weinberg Dean’s Office of Undergraduate Studies & Advising (OUSA) and coterminous teaching-track appointments in academic departments or programs in the College. Teaching responsibilities generally include one or two courses yearly, with academic advising and related service constituting the primary responsibilities of the position. This is a 10-month, full-time, benefits eligible position. The initial appointment is two years.
Required: Ph.D. or terminal degree in academic field represented in the College's curriculum and complementing the disciplines of the existing advising group; a commitment to the mission of an interdisciplinary arts and sciences education; a keen interest in providing timely advice on academic matters to undergraduates; a strong record of undergraduate teaching; superior communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; the ability to master relevant campus policies and procedures; and an aptitude for working collegially. Candidates will ideally have some experience advising undergraduates. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with under-represented minority students, low-income, or first-generation college attending students.
AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
The application requires: a cover letter describing relevant interests, preparation, and experience; a current curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations; any advising evaluations; and three letters of recommendation, at least one focused on teaching qualifications. All of this material is to be submitted at the link to be found at: http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/academic-adviser.html
This submission process is a one-time online entry (incomplete applications cannot be submitted). Applicants will be notified by automated email when the application is received, and upon submission of each letter of recommendation.
- Applications are due by 5 pm CST on Feb 2, 2018; letters of reference will be accepted until 5 pm CST Feb 9, 2017. If you have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Sheree Trimuel-Jackson at 847/467-5497 or email@example.com.
Rice University (TX) - Lecturer in Anthropological Archaeology or Bioarchaeology - Deadline: 1 March 2018Edit
The Department of Anthropology of Rice University invites applications for a one-year, full-time lecturer in archaeology or bioarchaeology for academic year 2018-2019. The successful candidate will teach four courses over two semesters, including Introduction to Biological Anthropology and three undergraduate courses that align personal research interests and expertise with existing departmental course offerings. The Department seeks applicants with teaching experience in one or more of the following: anthropological archaeology, bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, laboratory analysis
Geographical area of expertise: open
REQUIREMENTS: Specialization in archaeology or bioarchaeology; Active or recent field or laboratory research;; Experience teaching Introduction to Biological Anthropology (if specialization is in archaeology); Strong record of teaching and scholarship.
Open Date: 02/02/2018
You can apply for this position online at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/13488
- Best Consideration Date: 03/01/2018.
Notified of Rejection (3/21)
Skidmore College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeology - Review begins: March 15, 2018Edit
The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a two-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in archaeology beginning September 2018. 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 candidates with scholarly expertise outside of North America, and we are particularly interested in candidates with research experience in Mesoamerica, South America, the Middle East, or East Asia. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching with theoretical and regional expertise that will complement existing department offerings. The position requires teaching 18-credits per academic year, including an introductory course in archaeology and human evolution, as well as upper-level geographic and topical courses. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship and fieldwork, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.
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 students from some 47 states and 46 countries. Additional information about the Anthropology Department can be found at .
PhD required at time of appointment.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Special Instructions to Applicant: 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 email addresses of three references. All referees will be emailed once you have completed the application process. Interfolio Users: Visit your Interfolio account to acquire email addresses to enter into our applicant tracking system for your referees. https://www.interfolio.com Letters should include information about how the applicant will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom, on campus, or in the broader community. Applicants should highlight any specific knowledge and skills related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials. After an initial review of applications, a short list of candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including course descriptions, sample syllabi, course evaluations, and a writing sample. Preliminary video conference interviews with candidates will be scheduled in April 2018. Questions concerning the search should be directed to Heather Hurst, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
- Additional materials requested (reference letters, syllabi, course evals) 3/28 (x2)
- Any updates about interviews?
- Interviews scheduled (4/16)
Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Position in Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2018Edit
The Stanford Archaeology Center invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in archaeology. The field of expertise is open, with preference given to topics complementary to existing faculty interests. The candidate is also expected to teach one course per year and engage with faculty and graduate students at the Center.
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 two years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding. Post-doctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by January 1, 2018. U.S. citizenship is not required.
- Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10732
- The application receipt deadline is February 15, 2018. The position will begin September 1, 2018.
Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Position in Historical Archaeology - Deadline: 1 March 2018Edit
The Stanford Archaeology Center invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Historical Archaeology. The post-doctoral fellow will serve as lead researcher on a archaeology program focusing on sites and landscapes associated with historic Asian American work camps located on the Stanford University campus.
The successful candidate will demonstrate prior experience in successful development and implementation of robust field and laboratory research programs. Scholarly engagement with Asian American Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies, Labor Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, or Community-Based Archaeology is preferred.
The candidate is also expected to teach one course per year, likely a field or laboratory methods class associated with the campus-based archaeology program, and to engage with faculty and graduate students at the Center. The faculty sponsor of this postdoc will be Prof. Barbara L. Voss.
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 two years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding. Post-doctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by August 31, 2018. U.S. citizenship is not required.
- The application receipt deadline is March 1, 2018. The position will begin September 1, 2018. We are accepting applications through Academic Jobs Online.
===University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Visiting Scholar in the Center for Comparative Archaeology (begin Sept. 2018) - Deadline: 16 Feb. 2018=== Rejection letter received. *The website actually indicate that the deadline was last Friday (02/09) Applications are invited for a one-year position (academic year 2018–19) as Visiting Scholar in the Center for Comparative Archaeology. The Visiting Scholar will be engaged in archaeological research that takes a comparative approach to long-term social change. S/he will help to lead an extended seminar on comparative research in archeology involving the theme of this research. The Visiting Scholar must have completed the doctoral degree by September, 2018; inquiries from more senior scholars are also welcome. Salary competitive.
- Applicants should submit, by Feb. 16, 2018, a CV, the names of three references, and a letter of application (2–3 pp.) including a discussion of the research to be pursued. Ideas related to the integration of the research theme into the ongoing seminar on comparative archeology are also welcome. Inquiries and applications by email are preferred. Applications can be sent to Robert D. Drennan, email@example.com (no attachments larger than 1 Mb please).
University of Puget Sound (WA) - Lora Bryning Redford Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology - Deadline: 1 March 2018Edit
Appointment: The University of Puget Sound invites applications for the Lora Bryning Redford Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Archaeology starting in Fall 2018. This is a nonrenewable one-year position.
Responsibilities: The Redford Fellow will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses over the year: an introduction to archaeology (including archaeological methods) course in the fall and two courses in the spring, chosen in consultation with the faculty mentor. The Fellow will also deliver a public lecture and serve as a resource on campus for those interested in archaeology; this may include advising students, identifying summer excavations or field schools in which to participate, or finding graduate programs that meet the students' interests. The Fellow will be assigned to an appropriate department (e.g. Art and Art History, Classics, History, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology), where faculty will assist with mentoring and professional development.
Qualifications: We invite applications from scholars who have completed a Ph.D. in archaeology or anthropology within the last three years. We seek a candidate who has expertise in the archaeology of the Americas or Africa and with interests in such areas as the relationship of archaeology to indigenous peoples, ethnoarchaeology, landscape archaeology, or cultural heritage management. Scholars who are able to make connections across disciplines and demonstrate the impact of archaeological work on a variety of fields in an undergraduate liberal arts setting are especially encouraged to apply.
Compensation and Benefits: Rank: Post-Doctoral Fellow. The position offers a salary of $40,000, and comes with health and professional development benefits. Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
- Application Deadline: Submit application materials no later than March 1, 2018 to ensure consideration.
- APPLICATION LINK: http://bit.ly/2E6TBwD
- Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18
DISCUSSION, RUMORS, SPECULATIONEdit
This is by far one of the worst job years I've seen in awhile--maybe even worse than the 2013-2014 year. Hope it gets better.
- Agreed. Same for BioAnth. Most positions this year are cultural or medical. (10/8)
- This is the very worst job year I've seen since 2007. Have been in the market for 6 years and have never seen such thing. I wonder how many faculty members out there realize it's time they stop producing more PhDs who are condemened to unemployment from even before they get their degrees. That would be the ethical thing to do.
- I didn't see 2007. But 2011 and 2013 also were pretty bad, especially 2013. That year was similar to this one in that there were more Classical archaeology jobs.
- Yeah. I had hoped a few more Dec jobs would open up, and by now I think it's unlikely. I haven't sorted through the jobs--nor do I know how productive it would be, spiritually or otherwise--by this year's high 30's for TT jobs is down nearly a quarter from last year, and about 50% from the two years before that. And, as much as I realize having specific geographic/methodological specialities defined is a way to deal with that onslaught of job app numbers (see the 200+ for Vt), it's also so disheartening as an applicant to have such few options, or even the remote possibility of being considered outside tight constraints. Again, nearing unethical. Anyone else have thoughts on the recent trend?
- I have also been tracking archaeology jobs for the last few years. They are down massively this year and it does not look like we are going to have any late arrivals. There has also been an increasing trend in jobs requiring a certain specialism, time period or region, leaving a lot of people unable to apply. I can only imagine how many people are applying per job at the moment while at the same time we have increasing PhD students flooding into the job market every year. I have also been tracking who gets the jobs every year and there is a significant trend towards either fresh PhDs or people who already had TT jobs.
- -Add to requiring specialism and region, most jobs also want explicitly environmental focus. Everything filtered through the lens of its interaction with climate change and the environment. I don't know if this is a fad or a long term trend reflecting increasing pressure to hire people who could get large grants focused on environmental sustainability.
- And the baby boomer retirement wave ain't happening. These folks are staying until they drop dead in their offices, giving universities ample time to cut lines and hire adjuncts.
- And I would agree, but honestly, I didn't even got looked at seriously until I was a few (4) years out, and had established a publishing and external grant record post-PhD. Like you, I was also taught that unless you were picked up within 2 years post-PhD, you were dead in the water. Now, I don't know.
- I find the rationale of who gets jobs and who doesn't increasingly mistifying. I've seen cases of freshly minted PhDs with a blank publication record and no teaching experience being picked over their own professors... And very talented, established scholars being forced to drop out after a few years in the market. We all know this is not a meritocracy and that a lot depends on who is friends with the search committee chair, but still... Seriously, shouldn't the AAA and SAA address the issue?
- You've seen new PhDs get jobs for positions that their professors also were applying?? There's a new AA paper on the issue of the same programs leading placement across a few decades.
- can you share the ref for that article? It sounds interesting (but depressing)
- hmm, for some reason another user deleted the DOI for the article after I posted it the first time: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2017.36
- And you can find the table on job placements in the Supplementary Materials
- Meanwhile... just heard UCF is opening a new PhD program next year. Isn't it unethical to be starting new PhD programs in this context?
- Yes, I agree. Especially given the competition for placement would likely mean that a UCF PhD is not worth much in terms of getting a job.
- If you want to see evidence for how out of touch academics are, look at the adjunct position for Appalachain State
- ^^ because they ask for a letter, a CV, and teaching evals?? this is normal/minimal.
- Not OP, but that's totally excessive for an adjunct position.
- I suppose there are differences in experience. I had two adjunct positions before my first job (where I sat on a committee that hired two adjuncts), and the materials that A State lists were more or less what was expected. It would seem that anyone on the job market already has these three items prepared. Departments don't want to just hire anyone with an appropriate PhD -- though adjuncts are not paid or treated well (they should be!), they are still very important to the education process, and those faculty who recommend them want to make sure that they are good. Anyway, good luck out there!
- Those who contributed here: I am curious about what some people seem to think is "out of touch". This past year, I was on two hiring committees for adjunct or temporary positions. We did not want to be a burden on applicants, but we also had to provide documentation to the Dean and others in administration. Could the people suggesting "out of touch" departments with "excessive" demands please reveal what they, in their experience applying to or reviewing for other universities, seems to be "reasonable" or "normal"?
- Wow, just realized there really isn't anything in historical archaeology this year :(
For those who didn't get TT jobs or postdocs this year (most of us?), what are your plans for the next academic year to stay afloat financially and academically? Anybody ready to move on from academia?
- Is dying (metaphorically or not) a valid plan? I have been in the market for... seven years now. It is safe to say now that I am academically dead. And I have seen so much unfairness, arbitrariness, pettiness, etc in the way these academic searches are conducted that it has taken away pretty much all the joy I once found in being a scholar. Thank you, academia, for turning me into a human detritus.
I hope someone is reaching out to this person "Unperfect1" posting above. Una74 you seem to be an administrator, can you help?
- I'm so sorry I'm only seeing this message now (I haven't been able to be here much recently...). I do not have any more access to specific user information / identities than you do. The hosting company Wikia might be able to intervene more directly: here is the contact link. Beyond this, I think the compassionate response of this wiki community has been appropriate and moving and I hope it has helped this user to feel less alone in this difficult situation. --Una74 (talk) 16:10, April 28, 2018 (UTC)
- Wow. Best of lucks to Unperfect1. All I can say (and I know this doesn't really help) is I can totally relate to your feelings/situation. I've been in the market for six years and had to leave the US, all my friends and academic connections behind to try to "stay afloat". And even that hasn't really worked out so far, so I feel pretty down at times. However, I still enjoy what I do and I am going to keep trying to find an academic job somewhere. This said, the sad reality is that most people don't really think/care about those of us who were left behind -there is not enough support from departments, advisors, etc.
- I am one of the quitters. My PhD was done on a world region very few care about, on a topic that's not very sexy, and is increasingly going out of style. I even got a TT job in 2015, but in a location that was making me miserable. I stayed for a while thinking this will be the place from which I can catapult myself to "something better". But even having achieved the mythical TT job, I was miserable, and the "something better" in a place I'd actually be happy living seemed nearly impossible, and ultimately, not worth it. I was pretty decent at all the things academics are supposed to do, writing, research, teaching, admin ... but by the time I decided to quit, none of the things that I had loved about it really gave me joy anymore. Too much stress, anxiety, too constantly feeling like I (or my work - though it's hard to separate the two) was never good enough. Once I was out I realized academia was my abusive relationship, an abusive spouse. It had been hurting me for years, and I just kept going back for more. I decided I could stay in academia, and stay on a pretty hefty dose of anti-depressants, or I could quit. So I quit. Even not knowing what I'm going to do next, I'm ok. I'm off anti-depressants, and I can't believe how much happier I am. I'm free. The only thing I was really afraid of losing walking away from academia were the friends. For the most part, that fear turned out to be unfounded. The friends who were friends with the academic me have not rejected me, even though I have rejected academia. Good luck to all of you out there - to those staying in it, and to those getting out. Neither one is easy.
- I considered quitting on multiple occasions but have been too invested in this career to do so. I've been on the job market for 11 years--I got my PhD right before the recession hit and had some personal issues that took me off the job market for a bit. But I managed to hunker down, do research, write, and after a few years in a temporary position finally moved into a permanent position this year. It's hard out there, and I don't know if it's harder in the long run to stay or go. There's no certainty as to who's going to end up with a job, and as the previous poster said, whether those who do are going to end up being able to thrive there. I've seen multiple colleagues drop away from academia and others get booted when they were up from tenure. Some of my best friends got jobs in schools in places that sounded like hell to me and have thrived and found happiness there, and others who had given up on academia pop back on the scene and get killer positions and do amazing work now. It's such a mixed bag and it's a life that's hard and rewarding and fun and frustrating and often mind numbingly boring. Good luck to everyone.
- Hang in there Unperfect1. I feel your pain. I've been unemployed for the last three years and it seems like this will be my fourth no luck job app cycle. The job market in archaeology is just too competitive at the moment, so lots of good people are having trouble finding jobs despite stellar records. It's a buyer's market so decision making is often based on very superficial reasons and search committees have the luxury of acting on unfair biases. That said, as depressing as everything is, I try to be grateful that I have a roof over my head and friends/family who love me. I am grateful also that I have the luxury of quitting academia altogether because it did give me specific skills that are valued outside of it. I think I'm going to give it one more year, and then I'm calling it quits.
- --- Some thoughts:
- Best of luck to all of you! This is not a good job market and academia is not for everyone, but there also profound flaws and deep fissures in how the academic (especially anthropology) job market is structured. I am glad to see some people voicing their dissatisfaction with these flaws. We all may be screaming into a vaccuum, but these things need to be said and heard. Too many faculty are ignoring these issues. For example:
- - Faculty: Why are there so many PhD granting institutions given the lack of jobs? Why are you accepting more students even though you are funding them at terrible levels; you provide little support; and many of you (not naming names) are not even present on campus for multiple years after you have accepted a student? To contextualize a bit, I have seen this for years and I am disgusted with about 80% of my colleagues. I have a TT position at what I might call a "mediocre" research institution (and I don't mean that in terms of prestige level or the typical East-coast snobbery, but in simple objective terms regarding the amount of money and support we can provide students). We accept 6-8 students per year for anthropology, and of those 2-3 are typically archaeologists. About 15-20% of our students go on to academic jobs. Almost all of them enter the program wanting an academic job. Most go through 3-5 horrendous years of rejection after earning their PhD. Why is this the common model? As I said I am at a research institution (though not top-ranked by any means), so here there is some pressure to take graduate students and develop a viable research program -- but why? And why do so many faculty at such mediocre institutions want to develop PhD programs that, in the end, do not produce professional academics? This is unethical and self-serving, and we faculty need to start taking more responsibiity -- we are contributing to a terrible cycle of despair.
- - Now, part of the answer to these questions is that many university administrations (especially those at mediocre research institutions) would love to erase anthropology from the books. There are many reasons, but one is that anthropology departments simply do not generate much funding or jobs. And, since the 80s, the proliferation of "Cult Studs" departments (e.g., those departments that are X-studies and Y-studies) have made anthropology redundant and in some cases outdated (especially in comparing typical Gender Studies and Anthro offerings). Given this reality, it seems odd for anthropology faculty to want to respond to admin, to claim their "worth", by showing that they can produce more PhD students (note: the Dean often cares about how many PhD students have been graduated, not about what happens afterward, hence a professor or a department can impress the Dean by stating that they have successfully graduated X number of students). But this is often what happens. And I've now seen it at two mediocre research institution departments. Of course, there are other ways to prove that what we anthropologists do is worthwhile and viable -- but some of these will require that we reimagine anthropology beyond its Boasian definition in most of North America, and for many/most of my colleagues that is just too hard, too risky. So faculty repeat the model: accept more students; broadcast the name of the university in those students' papers and presentations; have more students to fill TA and lab positions, thus freeing faculty from onerous tasks and (hopefully) allowing for more pubs and grants. Or, I suppose the other rationale is: we can build the reputation of the department by regularly accepting students, and then if 1 of 10 of those students lands a job, and publishes, then we are more prestigious? Right? On paper this seems fine... that is, if one considers "students" to be "lines of data" on a piece of paper, instead of human beings. It would seem that, overall, the way to ETHICALLY deal with pressure about the existence of a department or to build the reputation of your department is precisely to NOT admit and then poorly fund PhD students. After all, doing so means that those other nine students are depondent and hopeless... And these days doing so also means you will often have to try your damnedest to get all students out of the program in 5-7 years to meet expectations from admin. Why would faculty sign on for this (especially given that most faculty at research institutions took and needed 8-10 years to finish their degree)? Because finishing students in a timely manner makes the program look viable and productive. But... are those students prepared for jobs? No. Not at all. I recently left a TT position that accepted and released PhD students in this way -- they actually had a quota for graduate students that needed to be out the door within a certain time. Many students, even if not ready, were coerced to defend so the department could maintain its quot). That is seriously f-ed up, and though it may further the careers of the faculty, it also ruins the lives of students and saddles them with debt. That is not an ethical trade-off.
- - I am on the verge of quitting academia for these reasons and others. This is all unethical. After being at a "mediocre" research institution for multiple years it seems evident that given the job market and the current state of anthropology, this is just a very difficult job. That is, it is a difficult job because, every month, I have to look students in the eye and tell them "yes, you should pursue a degree / career in archaeology." Other members of the department want us to say this to students. They tell me: "We need majors. We need full classes. We need PhD students." I ask them "What do our students do post-graduation?" They tell me: "They get jobs, just not in academia." I just can't lie to students like this.
- ^^ very well-reasoned post. I was lucky and fortunate enough to land a renewable VAP position after 200 applications (over three hiring cycles) to various academic and CRM institutions. I have several pubs, a well-known advisor, extensive teaching experience, an ongoing field project, and good evals/letters. I have literally not had a SINGLE interview request (or even a request for additional materials) since accepting the position. Zero. It sounds like our university is now going after non-TT lines to save a buck and replace them with adjuncts. Not sure what the future holds for me in academia, but I agree that the system has created a monster that is simply spiralling out of control. Completely unethical, and our current treatment of adjuncts is wage theft pure and simple.
- I'm wondering if cutting down half the amount of doctoral students accepted by depts. and using the dept. funds to instread create a couple post-doctoral positions could somewhat repair the system. This of course wouldn't change everything, but it would not cost more to universities, bring more publications to dept, and, if done widely, slowly decrease the amound of unemployment and the quantity of poeple ready to accept unhealthy adjunct positions. If I'm not wrong, in some humanities and in theoretical sciences like Mathematics they do such things.
Departments across the country have to do their part to relieve some of this stress. This would include admitting less or no doctoral students at least temporarily, treating their contingent faculty more thoughtfully (e.g. help with moving costs, reasonable teaching load, professional development support), and NOT ASKING FOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS UP FRONT whether it's a tenure track job, postdoc, or otherwise. Despite the AAA statement regarding these letters, departments are still unethically and callously asking for letters up front. This year, the guilty North American arch/anthro departments are (please update if I've missed any):
- Bryn Mawr
- Cal State San Bernadino
- Catholic University
- Columbia University
- University of Montreal
- SUNY Albany
- UC Santa Barbara
- University of Florida
- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Wichita State
- York University
- Bowdoin College
- Skidmore College