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Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor, Pleistocene Archaeology - Deadline: 21 Dec. 2018Edit

Submitted: 6 November 2018

Department: School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Institution: Arizona State University

Job type: Tenure-track

Application URL: http://academicjobsonline.org

Assistant Professor JOB# 12667 Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the archaeological study of the spread of hominins across the globe, particularly during the Pleistocene. Anticipated start date is August 2019. The candidate will help advance the research and public outreach of the Institute of Human Origins and contribute to the university’s global leadership in the study of human evolution. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate level courses, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and appropriate scientific societies.

Minimum qualifications: • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field by the time the appointment starts • A record of archaeological research on the spread of hominins across the globe with a focus on the Pleistocene. • Experience in field archaeology • The potential to develop a world-class, long-term field research program employing transdisciplinary approaches • The potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact Desired qualifications: • A background in the hands-on study of excavated materials from archaeological sites • Evidence of success in obtaining external funding • Classroom and/or online teaching experience • Experience mentoring and supporting students • A commitment to the public communication of science • Capacity to cross-teach and mentor students across the Anthropology degree program and other programs offered in the School such as Global Health, Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences, or Environmental Social Science • Collaborative experiences with a broad range of sciences inside and outside anthropology • A strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities Initial deadline for complete applications is December 21, 2018. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to http://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1) a letter that explains how your research, teaching, and mentorship fit with the advertised position and how the research program expands in the future at ASU, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your letter of application to Professor Curtis Marean, GHD Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.

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

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.htmlhttps://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

  • Apply by: 21 December 2018.

Bridgewater State University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropological Archaeologist - Deadline: 25 Nov. 2018Edit

The Anthropology Department at Bridgewater State University provides a strong liberal arts curriculum aimed at developing well-rounded, informed citizens with strong critical thinking abilities. Department programs also impart skills to students, preparing them for a wide range of professions. The department encourages students to continue on to graduate study.

Many Anthropology Department faculty members engage in research and the department encourages student-faculty collaborative research. Students may also carry out internships. The public archaeology concentration requires that students participate in field work or laboratory work, and the department offers a summer archaeological field school.

Essential Duties: The Anthropology Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Anthropological Archaeologist with geographic expertise in Eastern North America. The successful candidate will begin in the Fall semester of 2019.

We seek an individual with demonstrated ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in a broad-based anthropology program with a 4/4 teaching load. Courses offered must include the following:

ANTH 103: Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 328: Archaeology of North America
ANTH 410: Public Archaeology.

In addition, the candidate would be expected to supervise field/laboratory research in archaeology, and be able to teach ANTH 303/504: Archaeological Field Excavation in Sites in New England. We currently offer a graduate certificate in Applied Anthropology. Teaching opportunities may be available in this program.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse population to our major, to maintain continuing scholarly activities and contribute service at the department, college and university levels.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or ABD candidates with an expected completion date of August 31, 2019 or earlier. Teaching experience in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of full time or equivalent experience teaching in public higher education. Demonstrated scholarly or research achievement.

Special Conditions for Eligibility: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Please attach the following required documents to your application: Letter of Interest; CV; Teaching Statement.

To apply, visit https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/13532

  • Posting Number: F00209P. Open Date: 09/07/2018. Close Date: 11/4/2018. Open Until Filled: No
  • Apparently someone deleted the earlier note (!), but close date was extended to 11/25/18.


- Request for a phone interview 12/10. (x3)

Brown University (RI) - TT Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World invites applications for an assistant professor of Roman archaeology, 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 community 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 field of Roman archaeology. 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 1, 2018. 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.

Please submit application materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/51716. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information: Professor Peter van Dommelen Chair, Search Committee Director, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World Brown University Box 1837 / 60 George Street Providence, RI 02912. Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu

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.

  • Applications received by October 1, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Mesoamerican Archaeology - Deadline: 7 Dec. 2018Edit

The Position: The candidate's research interests may be in any area that complements current program strengths in archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics, or sociocultural anthropology. We seek an individual whose research deals with the prehispanic and historic peoples of Mesoamerica, and who can complement our program's emphasis in the interactions between humans and their environments. The individual would be expected to teach existing courses on Mesoamerica, one or more courses on native peoples of North America, and to teach introductory courses within more than one of the major subfields in anthropology.

Responsibilities: Teach general undergraduate courses in more than one of the major subfields (ethnology, archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics). Assist with advising of majors and serve on appropriate departmental, college, and university committees. Demonstrate an engaged anthropological scholarship, and make significant contributions at the regional, state, and international levels.
Minimum Qualifications

  • ABD considered; completed PhD is preferred. Area of expertise may include any dimension of Mesoamerican archaeology that complements existing departmental strengths in archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics, and sociocultural anthropology. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, with ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and career opportunities, and who have a record of scholarly excellence. Scholarly research excellence as evidenced by publication record is necessary.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred /Desired Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach courses in the prehispanic and historic peoples of Mesoamerica and a course on native peoples of North America, which complement our program's emphasis in the interactions between humans and their environments. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of preparing diverse undergraduate students for graduate education and career opportunities.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in December 2018. Register your online application at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/index and submit the following in a single pdf file:

  • - Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • - Cover letter (The cover letter should address 1) the applicant's research interests, 2) teaching philosophy and 3) future plans.
  • - List of 3 references with contact information
  • - Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)
  • - Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • - Teaching Evaluations (if available)

For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation directly to the email address of sneedham@csudh.edu or you may mail directly to:  Dr. Susan Needham, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, CSU, Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA  90747

  • For full consideration please submit your completed application no later than December 7, 2018.
  • They are very open to bioarchaeologists as well (11/19/18)

East Central University (OK) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology/Cultural Resource Management / Native American Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

At East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, we commit to educating and empowering students to understand and transform our world.  ECU is a state regional university offering thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts, business, education, mathematics, sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and six master's degrees in accounting, education, human resources, psychology, management, and water resources. ECU's 4,200 (average) students come from 35 countries and 22 different states.  About 65% of the 147 full-time faculty hold doctorates.

The Position:  The Native American Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at East Central University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Archaeology/Cultural Resource Management to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will direct a new program within Native American Studies that focuses on Cultural Resource Management. 

We seek a faculty member with expertise on the five southeastern tribes who will work effectively both on campus and with community partners. The successful candidate will teach archaeology and CRM courses (including internship supervision), along with Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. They will advise students, maintain an active scholarly agenda, and serve the university and the broader community. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is committed to equity, diversity and inclusiveness, engaging students in active learning, and providing online instruction for adult learners. Additional duties may be required as needed.

Qualifications:  An earned doctorate in archaeology or a related field is preferred. ABD considered. College-level teaching experience and professional experience in Cultural Resource Management required.

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest; resume; transcripts; name, addresses, phone numbers of three professional references; and *Disclosure Statement to Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB D-2, Ada, OK 74820 or es@ecok.edu.

East Central University, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admission, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Employment Services Director, 1100 E. 14th, Adm 160, Ada, OK 74820, (580) 559-5260.

  • Applications received by October 15, 2018 will receive priority consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled. For more information about ECU, visit our web site at http://www.ecok.edu.
  • Phone interview stage [posted 11/3]

Emory University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University invite applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professor position, with tenure home in Anthropology. We seek a scholar with an active anthropological research program addressing core issues in biological and/or cultural evolution, using the tools of computational biology with application to empirical datasets. Candidates must have a doctoral degree, an excellent research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualified candidates will be able to teach advanced statistics courses and introductory courses in Anthropology. Ability to interact effectively with faculty in two broadly inclusive departments is important.

Applications should include a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Applications will be accepted through November 9, 2018. To apply for this position, please visit apply.interfolio.com/53932 and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.

Emory University (GA) - Associate/Full Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University, Atlanta GA invites applications for a full-time position in Biological Anthropology at the rank of associate or full professor, to begin August, 2019. We seek a scientifically-oriented anthropologist pursuing theoretically rigorous study in the area of Human Biology. The ideal candidate will examine variation in human biology (e.g., endocrine function, immune function, energetics, neurobiology, anatomy, genetics) either across or within human populations from an evolutionary perspective. The ideal candidate also will have an established field and lab-based research program that will provide research opportunities for both the candidate and future graduate students. Candidates must be able to interact effectively with faculty in a broadly-inclusive department with joint biological and cultural focus, hold a doctoral degree, have a strong research record, and be committed to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates also must be able and willing to regularly teach an introductory course in Human Biology.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Applications will be accepted through November 9, 2018. To apply for this position, please visit apply.interfolio.com/53927 and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.

James Madison University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in the archaeology of complex societies, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, and with theoretical and methodological strengths in material culture studies.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology consists of 21 full-time faculty, 12 in Sociology and 9 in Anthropology. The Anthropology program is committed to four-field undergraduate teaching. The faculty are active in professional fields at the national and international level, and are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching duties include introductory and upper level courses in world prehistory and archaeological method and theory, as well as regional and topical courses related to the successful candidate’s areas of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates who can provide regular laboratory and field experiences, and who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. by time of appointment is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate their potential to teach in both small and large classroom settings and to maintain active scholarly research programs.

Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/3964

Posting Date: 08/29/2018

  • Beginning Review Date 10/22/2018.
  • It should be noted that, upon entering the submission portal for this position, 3 references are required. This information is nowhere else, but it doesn't look like they request the letters up front.
  • Really? I submitted mine already and didn't get the impression they needed letters, at least none of my letter writers have said they got a request to submit one.
  • I submitted mine last night and my references told me that letter prompts were not sent automatically, so it seems they are not requiring letters up front. I also learned that the application does not accept the formatting of international phone numbers, so the chair recommended I fill in the numbers with blanks (999-999-9999) and include complete contact information on my CV.
  • Any updates on this? Any requests for letters or other short lists made? 
  • 12/3/18: rejection email received. x7

Kenyon College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeologist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - SKYPE/AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. We seek an archaeologist specializing in the colonial period with a regional specialization in North America or the Caribbean, broadly trained in anthropology. Theoretical specialties should complement existing strengths within the Anthropology department.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 1 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
  • Ugh - Does anyone know if they actually want the three letters up front, or if this is an HR snafu? 
  • I emailed to ask, they do indeed want letters up front.
    • Actually that was a misnomer-- they did not require letters up front (the application only asked for contact info)
  • Via AAA policies for job postings: "Solicitation of letters of recommendation should occur only after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to applicants and referees. Names of references may be requested, however."
  • Requests for interviews at AAA or via Skype sent 11/2/18
  • They came up with their long list one day after the review started????
  • ^Yet another sham search where they will choose one of their cronies. On the bright side, at least they made everyone submit letters up front!
  • Wow, this is total crap. How does the person who called the up-front letters a "misnomer" actually know this?  They definitely asked my references for letters up front.
  • Because the application form only asked for reference names (at least, I didn't see a place to upload letters), and I got an interview.
  • What on earth is this department doing? They just posted essentially the same job again today on the AAA jobs board, but this time more exclusively focused on African Diaspora. 
  • Maybe it's a new position but they just recycled the wording to expedite things?

Lakehead University-Thunder Bay Campus (CAN) - Assistant Professor, Archaeological Science - Deadline: Open until FilledEdit

Department: Department of Anthropology

Institution: Lakehead University -- Thunder Bay Campus

Job type: Tenure-track

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor.  The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence August 1, 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to support undergraduate and graduate teaching, including the new MSc. in Archaeological Sciences in its final stages of review.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D., and those who combine archaeological science expertise with an active research program (field, lab or both) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise complementary to existing department strengths in archaeology, osteology, archaeometry, residue analysis, paleoanthropology, remote sensing, and zooarchaeology. Candidates are expected to offer introductory and advanced courses, supervise theses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Scott Hamilton, Chair, Department of Anthropology (807) 343-8742 or e-mail: shamilto@lakeheadu.ca.  Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage at:  https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/anthropology

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should submit their electronic application to: Dean, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, e-mail: ses@lakeheadu.ca 

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form should be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website here.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or 'human.resources@lakeheadu.ca' to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Longwood University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology - Review begins immediately (Posted 10/5/18) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies

Full-time Faculty, Tenure-track Position #F0137

Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites candidates to apply for Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Archaeology.

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia and is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.

The Anthropology and Archaeology Program at Longwood University is a four-field program that combines cultural anthropology with an active archaeology field program. The Department seeks a generalist who is able to teach both introductory Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology courses in the new Civitae Core Curriculum, an Archaeology Lab Methods or Cultural Resource Management (CRM) course, Indians of North America and one or more other ethnography or “peoples” courses of the candidate’s choosing, and advanced topics courses other than religion and gender. This position involves teaching four undergraduate courses per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise students, participate in departmental, college and university service, and engage in ongoing scholarly activity. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Archaeology or Anthropology and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Candidates who are ABD with a firm defense date will be considered.

  • To view the complete posting and details on how to apply, please visit:

http://www.longwood.edu/hr/careers-at-longwood/faculty/

  • Follow-up questions to application requested (10/30)
  • Notified via email that the search process is being pushed into early Spring 2019 due to a committee member emergency (11/29)(x7) 

McGill University-- TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Anthropology and Canada Research Chair - Sociocultural Anthropologist or Archaeologist  - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2019Edit

The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology with a focus on Indigenous Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor (in exceptional cases, appointments at the Associate Professor level may be considered). Candidates must demonstrate a strong research record and teaching potential.

We welcome candidates whose work demonstrates a research and teaching specialization grounded in decolonial and Indigenous knowledges and theories, methodologies (including land-based learning), epistemologies, and pedagogies. Preference will be given to candidates whose work engages with Indigenous lives and experiences in North America, as informed by the applicant’s ongoing active involvement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions.

The successful candidate that satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Indigenous Studies which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Job DutiesEdit

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, supervise and mentor graduate students, and contribute to the intellectual life of the university.

Qualifications and Education RequirementsEdit

Applicants must have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment or be within a year of completion (in which case, a deferred starting date can be arranged). The appointment is scheduled to begin on August 1, 2019. (Inquiries about this position can be sent to the Department Chair, Dr. Setrag Manoukian, at: setrag.manoukian@mcgill.ca  ) Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of research, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (for example: sample course syllabi and summaries of teaching evaluations), and two writing samples (20-30 pages each).

Preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit). Knowledge of Indigenous languages and French is an asset. English is the language of instruction at McGill.

Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.

Applications must be submitted to: ­­­­­­­­ https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12893

The following supporting documents are required:

-A cover letter and curriculum vitae

-A statement of research

-Three letters of recommendation. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor.

-Two writing samples

-Sample course syllabi

-Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, if available)

Mississippi State University (MS) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Archaeologist - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in North American Archaeology. The successful candidate will have a research focus in the Southeastern U.S. and the Woodland and/or Mississippian periods, and demonstrate a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Teaching responsibility is five courses per year, to include introductory, upper division, and graduate instruction, including a course focused on public or community archaeology. The candidate will also be expected to develop and teach a summer field school (which includes both excavation and regional site survey). Experience in cultural resource management and membership in Phi Beta Kappa is preferred.

AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program. AMEC is housed within the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, and the successful candidate will be a Senior Research Associate of the Cobb Institute. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position as the candidate is expected to contribute to the applied M.A. archaeology/bioarchaeology track.

Mississippi State University is a top 100 major research university, designated as a “higher research activity university” and recipient of a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community.

Rank: Assistant or associate professor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic qualifications: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or closely related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 16th 2019. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research activity and an excellent record of teaching.

Position available: August 16th 2019, with academic year beginning Fall 2019.

To apply: All applicants must apply online at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu (Search for: 497860) and attach a cover letter (which should address the candidate's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three references willing to write a letter of recommendation. Please submit attachments as PDF files only.

Additional materials will be requested from a selection of applicants.

Communication about this position should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Shane Miller (dsm333@msstate.edu).

  • Review of applications will begin on November 16th, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than August 16th 2019.


LORs Requested and Skype Interview Scheduled (11/28)

New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor in Anthropological Archaeology (2 Positions) - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications from outstanding scholars for two tenure-track positions, at the Assistant Professor level. The position is to begin September 1, 2019, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

Candidates should have exceptional records in research and teaching anthropological archaeology and who take a big-picture approach to studies of: (1) the earlier Pleistocene record; or (2) complex societies in the Holocene, such as the development of urbanism and the rise of states and empires. Regional specialty is open. We seek individuals with a theoretical outlook rooted in evolutionary theory and who complement research of current faculty in the Late Pleistocene of Central Asia and animal domestication in Europe and the Near East. Possible specializations include but are not restricted to: paleoclimate and geochemistry, computer and mathematical modeling, and spatial analysis. We will favor candidates with ongoing field- and lab-based projects. The successful candidates will be affiliated with and contribute to the mission of the Center for the Study of Human Origins (CSHO), helping shape the archaeology program along four main milestones: the emergence of the earliest cultures, the appearance and dispersal of Homo sapiens, the food production revolution, and the development of inequality, institutions, and urbanism.

  • Initial application deadline is November 15, 2018, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please apply online at (http://apply.interfolio.com/53487) with a cover letter, CV listing contact information for three confidential references, a research and teaching statement, and a statement of diversity and inclusion. As diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, for the latter statement we ask you to provide a brief paragraph telling us how diversity figures into your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how you would bring issues of diversity to bear on the teaching and programming of NYU's Department of Anthropology.
  • What's the story with the theoretical perspective? I understand with the number 1, but most people studying complex societies aren't really using evolutionary theory, unless it's social evolutionary theory or the more darwinian side of collective action theory. Is that what it's getting at?
  • Anyone else slightly confused with the online portal, where they wanted the T&R statements submitted with the cover letter, but here in the job ad they look like separate documents (i.e. three documents in total rather than one)? I am happy to just send the standard R1 cover (2p), which mentions both teaching and research, and am hesitant to merge in my research and teaching statements after (thereby making it a 5p packet), unless that's what they want? Thoughts from other applicants?
  • They confirm they want a statement on research and teaching within the cover letter. The Interfolio also lists a requirement of 5 writing samples- they also confirm this is correct and need to be research publications.
  • Just to clarify: does this mean that they want the typical few paragraphs on research and teaching WITHIN the standard, 2p, R1 cover letter (i.e. what most of us consider a typical cover letter)? Or do they want two separate pages (titled something imaginative like, 'research statement,' and 'teaching statement') combined into a single 4p document, which is then uploaded as a 'cover letter' on Interfolio? Maybe it's just me, but this seems like an exceptionally convoluted posting....
  • Same question as above- I wonder who in the department we could address the question to?
  • Checked with department member, they want three separate documents: (1) a standard R1 2 page cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) a diversity statement. Note also that the 5 publications upload requirement is no longer listed. Was told one can submit as many extra documents as desired in "Additional Documents" section. 
  • (Deadline is listed as November 15, 2018 on Interfolio. The department confirmed that the official closing date is Nov. 15)
  • Request for Letters of Recommnedation (12/7) - I applied for the complex societies position...  
    • ^^does this refer to both the early Pleistocene and complex societies positions?
    • I applied for the complex societies position my referees were asked for letters on 12/7

Northern Arizona University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeology of the American Southwest - Review Begins: 1 Sept. 2018 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in Archaeology of the American Southwest beginning Fall 2019.

This is a full time, 9-month position that requires a balance of teaching, scholarship, and service within the discipline. Minimum qualifications: PhD in anthropology, specializing in Southwestern archaeology, with PhD completed by August 15, 2019. We seek candidates with demonstrated interests and/or experience in tribal liaison, consultation, community engagement, environment and sustainability, partnerships with federal agencies and regional cultural heritage tourism. The successful candidate will have skills in one or more of the following: museum/archives, digital imaging, digital humanities, mapping, GIScience, heritage management, and public archaeology. In addition, the candidate should be ready and able to teach classes in: Southwestern Archaeology (undergraduate and graduate level), and some combination of Archaeological Theory, Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Northern Arizona University and the surrounding area are strongly desired and who have the potential to involve students in field research, enhance partnerships with regional museums, the National Park Service, and tribal heritage and preservation offices.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, proceed to our website, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' links, and locate vacancy 603813.

Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position? (2) a curriculum vitae? (3) a statement of teaching philosophy (one page)? (4) fivey ear research interests (two pages); and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document. If problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact the department for assistance at Cristen.Crujido@nau.edu. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the department Chair, Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Kelley.hays-gilpin@nau.edu. Please include “Assistant Professor: SW Archaeology” in the subject line of the e-mail.

  • This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. First review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018, with weekly reviews thereafter.
  • Anyone hear anything on this position yet? 10-20-2018
  • Has this gone to long list already? 10-30-2018
  • I received an email on 10-30-2018 acknowledging the receipt of my application and that I would be informed as the search moves forward. (x3)
  • Received email requesting a phone interview. 11-13-18

Northern Illinois University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

Northern Illinois University Department of Anthropology anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in environmental archaeology starting August, 2019. Candidates in all areas of environmental archaeology are encouraged to apply. However, candidates are encouraged to link with one or more of NIU's interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes.

The candidate is expected to be engaged in active field work, to maintain a strong externally funded research program, and to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research in the field. Research interests that complement existing department strengths are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising graduate students, and teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses including introductory courses in archaeology, as well as upper level courses in their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities normally include four courses per academic year, though only two in the first year.

The Anthropology Department is a four field department with an MA graduate degree program. Candidates should submit a letter describing their scholarship, record of external funding, plans for future research, and teaching qualifications and interests, plus a full vita and the names and addresses of three references to the NIU online employment system.

  • Initial review will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Pre-employment criminal background investigation required.
  • Is anyone else having issues with their online system? I upload my transcript but then I get a message that it has "failed to convert the document to a PDF" (but it is already a PDF!) and it will not let me submit the application. I am trying to get in touch with human resources to resolve the problem. 
  • Maybe just reload the page and/or try to "save as" your PDF to a new file to see if you can resolve whatever is going wrong. My PDF uploaded just fine.
  • I had the same problem with the transcript pdf. I think it's some kind of write protections the university puts on the transcript to prevent tampering. I solved the issue by printing it to onenote and then saving it there as a pdf. You could also do cropped screenshots in word and save it as pdf there.
  • Did anyone notice that as of yesterday their required teaching document was called "Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness" and was changed today, on the last day, to "Evidence of Teaching Philosophy"? (or am I going crazy?) Given the change, does anyone know if they are looking for both a typical teaching statement as well as course reviews, or just the letter?

Northern Illinois University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - North American Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

Northern Illinois University Department of Anthropology anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in North American archaeology starting August, 2019. Candidates in all areas of North American archaeology are encouraged to apply. However, candidates are encouraged to link with one or more of NIU’s interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes.

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

Required skills include: Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of hire, evidence of scholarly productivity commensurate with experience, potential to establish and maintain an independent program of research, and evidence of quality teaching experience/potential.

Princeton University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor of Art and Archaeology, the Silk Road - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit

The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology. The Department seeks candidates specializing in the history of the Silk Road, and in the study of China and its cross-cultural interactions, who will engage some portion of the chronology from the Han through the Yuan periods. Responsibilities will consist of undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision of B.A. independent work and doctoral dissertations. Interaction with the Program in East Asian Studies and other academic units on campus and beyond is expected. Apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7941 with a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees from whom letters of recommendation may be requested. PhD is expected by the start date. We seek to appoint a candidate who will contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the excellence and diversity of our academic community. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

  • For fullest consideration please submit all materials by October 1, 2018.

Rejection received 12/14 (x1)

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - "Anthropology of Tomorrow" (2 Positions) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for two positions to begin August 2019. Assistant/Associate Professor of anthropology, tenure-track with a focus on the Anthropology of Tomorrow. We are seeking dynamic scholars with innovative research programs that address humanity’s grand challenges. We expect to make one open subfield hire at the assistant professor level and one sociocultural anthropology hire at the assistant/associate level.

We seek scholars with a promising record of publications and funding, active research agendas, teaching experience, and a commitment to the application of anthropology. All subfields are encouraged to apply to the assistant professor position, and we welcome creative approaches to the Anthropology of Tomorrow. The successful candidates will join a vibrant department with a focus on and commitment to impactful anthropological inquiry, interdisciplinary scholarly and public engagement, innovative pedagogy, and external funding.

Purdue’s Department of Anthropology is located in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The Anthropology of Tomorrow positions will contribute to Purdue’s strategic areas including integrating data science across the University, the life sciences, Advanced Social & Behavioral Science Research Methodologies at Purdue (AMAP), Center for Aging and the Life Course, the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, and the Center for the Environment, Climate Change, Global Food Security. Our faculty regularly join interdisciplinary research teams to work on global challenges, and help the next generation of scholars and professionals develop the integrative analytical toolkits they need for the diverse careers of tomorrow.

Purdue University is a leading research intensive public university (LINK) with a land grant mission and a strong reputation in fields focusing on future-making including data science, engineering, and agriculture. The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue (CLA) includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts. CLA (LINK) is incubating an array of forward thinking programs including the broad integration of liberal arts into the University Curriculum (Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program LINK). The program provides an opportunity for Anthropology of Tomorrow scholar-teachers to innovate creative approaches to the 21st century and beyond in thematic areas of conflict resolution and justice, science and technology, environment and sustainability, healthcare and medicine, and management and organization. Purdue's Department of Anthropology has 15 full-time faculty and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Articulate a vision of research and teaching that demonstrates forward thinking anthropology and using and developing social science for solving grand challenges. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) Human Rights/Social Justice, Tourism/Cultural Heritage, Social Implications of Big Data, Human-Animal Interaction, and Design Anthropology.
Foster research and public engagement linkages with Purdue’s already established programs or centers addressing humanity’s grand challenges
Demonstrate strong teaching skills and potential to develop innovative and broad undergraduate anthropology courses as well as field-based, interdisciplinary, cross-listed, and/or service learning opportunities at introductory, advanced, and graduate levels
Teach in Anthropology and courses that are part of the College of Liberal Arts’ Integrated Cornerstone first-year curriculum
Prepare students for a diversity of careers and mentor their development
Show evidence of a commitment to diversity and promoting a multicultural environment
Participate in departmental and university administrative activities.

Send electronic applications including a CV and a cover letter specifying which position you are applying to: Anthropology Professor Search, c/o Brenda Gunion, (gunion@purdue.edu), Assistant to Head, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059. The cover letter should include information on research program, teaching interests, engagement record, diversity experience, and contact information for three references. Purdue University’s Department of Anthropology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2018, and review will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology
  • Almost definitely an inside hire. Candidate has a doctorate in the field in hand
  • Thank you for the much-needed laugh!
  • Request for additional materials and AAA interview (x2).
  • Was the above request made to an applicant who applied to the sociocultural anthropology position or to the open-field position?
  • Request was made to both positions as far as I can tell
  • Heard campus interview requests went out for this yesterday (12/17)

San Diego State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in the Archaeology of Human-Environmental Interaction, North America - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the archaeology of human-environmental interaction in North America beginning in Fall 2019. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field by the time of appointment, a proven record of excellent publication, and potential for securing external research funding. Specialty interests may include transnational border issues, field-training opportunities (including experience in CRM or other forms of public archaeology), subsistence and residue analyses, other laboratory specialties in archaeological science, or other skills that complement existing departmental strengths. Applicants with fieldwork interests in the greater south-west of North America, including the US-Mexico border region, are especially welcomed. Applicants should discuss their record and/or potential for teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including how they will teach general anthropology courses, upper division courses, and graduate seminars in areas of expertise.

SDSU anthropology faculty and students address real-world problems through theoretically driven yet practical applications of anthropology, promoting an understanding of human diversity and commonality across the globe and through time. The department currently boasts 154 undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and 18 graduate students working on their Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Anthropology. Three primary factors guide the department’s program offerings: 1) a dedication to a four-field approach, 2) an emphasis on experiential learning through hands-on field, laboratory, and internship opportunities, and 3) a focus on Applied Anthropology. Above all, the department’s faculty members are dedicated teacher-scholars; they are active researchers and engaged instructors who regularly unite these tasks by involving students in their projects through firsthand field, lab, and internship opportunities and bringing their original research into student-centered learning environments.

SDSU is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76, and doctorates in 21. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • Is engaged in service with underrepresented populations in higher education
  • Demonstrates knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education
  • Has experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students
  • Integrates understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research
  • Extends knowledge of how to achieve artistic or scholarly success as a member of an underrrepresented group
  • Is committed to research that engages underrepresented communities
  • Shows expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration
  • Has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education

To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their letter of application how they meet two or more of the criteria.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/52197. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. For questions, please contact Dr. Isaac Ullah at iullah@sdsu.edu.

  • Campus interviews scheduled 10/15.
  • Well, that was fast.
  • Rejection received (12/17)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL) - TT Assistant Professor in Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications for a continuing tenure-track (9 month) position at the level of Assistant Professor, specializing in archaeology, beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague with an active research focus in North American archaeology. There are potential funding opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary grants. We are particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in public archaeology, ceramic, and/or lithic analysis, while welcoming other areas of expertise. Additional skills in remote sensing, museology, heritage studies, community archaeology, environmental archaeology and/or digital archaeology are also highly desirable. SIUE has a strong commitment to teaching and research, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate their potential to integrate the two, while also engaging in service to the department, the university and its surrounding communities. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory anthropology course, advanced undergraduate courses in archaeology, and graduate courses related to the candidate’s expertise, as well as undergraduate and graduate supervision. PhD in anthropology or related field required; however, ABD candidates may be considered for a one-year appointment at the rank of instructor. The ability to teach a local archaeology field school is also required.

Email vita, contact information for three references, graduate transcripts, and a letter of application with explanation of teaching interests/philosophy and research interests/experience to Cory Willmott (cwillmo@siue.edu). In your cover email, please state where you saw the job ad.

SIUE is a growing and vibrant public university, recognized for its excellence in both undergraduate and graduate categories by U.S. News and World Report. It is located just 30 minutes from St. Louis and urban attractions such as a lively music scene, microbreweries, and the St. Louis Zoo, ranked the country’s best by USA Today. Edwardsville and surrounding towns are great places to live, featuring amenities from shopping to wineries to hundreds of miles of bike trails. Local communities have won awards including best small towns and top schools in towns you can afford by Money magazine. The SIUE campus is a beautiful oasis of 2660 acres, including 380 acres dedicated to the Nature Preserve, which features forested bluffs, restored grasslands, and lakeshore habitats. The SIUE campus has also dedicated more than 20 acres to preservation of 11MS99, a multicomponent archaeological site and home to our archaeology field school. The site lies at the base of the bluff next to Cahokia Creek, just 20 minutes upstream from Cahokia, largest archaeological site north of Mexico and the center of an especially rich archaeological region, the American Bottom. This area has been a great place to live for thousands of years, and it’s a great place to live today.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.  

  • Completed applications must be submitted by November 15, 2018.
  • This job is no longer posted on the university's human resources website. (11/8/18)
  • It was there when I checked just now. (11/8/18)
  • I'm dumb - went to "SIU" website not "SIU Edwardsville"
  • Phone interview requested; stated they had a long-list of 10 candidates (11/19) x 2
  • Received personal email stating I wasn't a finalist. Refreshing and much appreciated communication from the search committee (11/20) X 2

Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

The Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Classical Archaeology. We seek applicants with a record of teaching, research, and publication in Roman archaeology and material culture, who will be able to teach surveys in Roman archaeology and material culture at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to complement existing faculty interests. The candidate should also be capable of teaching existing core courses in the program: such as Sports and Spectacles in the Ancient World, World of the Near East, Classical Mythology, and Prophets, Warriors, Poets. Ability to teach undergraduate Latin and/or Greek is required.

Responsibilities include an ongoing program of research and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ideal candidates will have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding, which demonstrate the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Must have Ph.D. in hand by beginning of appointment.  

Apply online at https://www.texastech.edu/careers , requisition 15399BR. Submit online a letter of application, CV and a scholarly writing sample.  Three Letters of recommendation may be sent via Interfolio, postal service or email.  For additional information, contact Lloyd Allred at lloyd.allred@ttu.edu

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. Texas Tech University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and consider the needs of dual career couples.

  • Deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2018.

University of Arizona (AZ) - Assistant Curator, Zooarchaeology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

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 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.

The ideal candidate for this position will take a proactive approach to management of the ASM Zooarchaeological Collections and engage with the public as part of the Museum’s and UA’s mandate as a land grant institution. They will be an innovative and motivated researcher with a productive research program. They will also actively seek initiatives to improve the functioning of the lab and facilitate researcher and student interactions with the collections. We are looking for someone who is eager to apply new ideas to an old collection and develop stimulating new ways of interacting with the public and exciting them about ASM, UA, and what one can learn from zooarchaeology.

Centrally located on the University of Arizona campus, just a few steps from the U of A Main Gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard, the museum has something for everyone of every age. ASM is the preeminent institution engaged in the anthropology and history of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Our researchers are leaders in all areas of Southwestern anthropology, sought after the world over for their expertise. Our unparalleled collections are accessed continuously through tours, research, teaching, and exhibits. This is where groundbreaking research is conducted and where visitors have authentic, life-enriching encounters with the region’s enduring cultures through our public programs.

  • Similar position posted last year; see Archaeology Jobs 2017-2018
  • Failed search last year after it was offered to multiple candidates.
  • Anyone hear anything on this yet?
    • Nothing here. I'm assuming this means they've moved forward with other candidates, but who knows.
  • Heard campus interviews are scheduled for January

University of Arkansas (AR) - Assisstant Professor, Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 January 2019Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology. The anticipated start date is August 2019. Candidates should have Ph.D. in anthropology (or related field) in hand, and an active research program that includes a record of substantial publication and funding.

Responsibilities will include directorship of the successful pre-dental advising program for the university and teaching graduate- and undergraduate-level courses, including dental science. Candidates whose research program includes dental or craniodental studies that complement historical departmental strengths in bioarcheology and forensics as well as existing strengths in paleoanthropology and functional morphology will be given preference.

Salary and startup package will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/31353. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number). Completed applications received by 15 January 2019 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

This position requires a national criminal background and registered sex offender check.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


University of British Columbia, Okanagan (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor in Anthropology (incl. Archaeology) - Deadline: 14 Sept. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department (http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ccgs/welcome.htmlDocument1), and is expected to start on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in anthropology with a specialization in in one or more of the following areas: material culture; cultural heritage; intangible/tangible heritage; ethnohistory; historical or social archaeology; Indigenous archaeology; digital or visual archaeology. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Human Geography is expected.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program that complements existing expertise in language and culture revitalization; decolonizing methodologies; urban and global/transnational anthropology and mobility studies; social inequality and health; political ecology and development; visual and media anthropology; ethnography, place, and community-engaged research. There is also an expectation for the appointee’s scholarship to be integrated into, and to enhance, the Department’s commitment to diversity as well as current research strengths in the Department, the Faculty, and other Faculties, and to form linkages with existing research centres and institutes, such as the Institute for Community Engaged Research, the Humanities Data Lab, and the Centre for Indigenous Media Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing introductory and core upper level courses in Anthropology, such as Introduction to Archaeology, History of Anthropological Thought and/or Contemporary Anthropological Theory. This colleague is also expected to provide service that is commensurate with rank.

The Anthropology program is part of the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, which has an active graduate program, speakers series, and close ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes, housed in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 9,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 450 Aboriginal students on the campus, with nearly a tenth of them studying at the graduate level. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

How to Apply: To apply for this position please visit the link - http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job Opening ID#30030 )

  • The deadline for applications is September 14th, 2018. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2018-2019
  • Does anyone know if this is an inside candidate?
  • No indication that this is the case. 
  • Does anyone know if letters have been requested yet?
  • (08/10) Letters of reference requested.
  • How did you find out your LORs had been requested?
  • Anyone know if shortlist has been contacted yet? 

University of California Riverside (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology beginning on July 1, 2019. We seek a Human or Skeletal Biological Anthropologist with research expertise in one or more of the following areas: human health, diet, nutrition, disease, migration, adaptation to climate change, and/or plasticity in living or ancient human populations. Candidates should have a research agenda that examines human adaptation and survival amidst social and ecological transformations from a broad, intersectional, four-field perspective. Regional focus is open. The successful candidate would join a diverse faculty committed to research that examines the intersections of power, identity, ideology, inequality, gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Typical course load is four classes over the academic year. Candidates are encouraged to consider their fit with current department courses and to design new courses within their research focus. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. A Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of appointment is required.

Complete applications must include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions, a statement on potential contributions to diversity, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information for three references.

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications are accepted electronically at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00995

University of California, Riverside (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Mesoamerican Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mesoamerican Archaeology beginning July 1, 2019. We seek applications from broadly trained anthropological archaeologists with expertise in complex societies of ancient Mesoamerica. Candidates will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division and graduate courses, and will pursue an active field or laboratory program in Mesoamerica in which UCR students can participate. The successful candidate would join a diverse faculty committed to research that examines the intersections of power, identity, ideology, gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. A PhD in Anthropology is required at time of appointment.

Complete applications will include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of contribution to diversity, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systems)

University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago invites applications for an environmental archaeologist to join the faculty at the rank of tenure track Assistant Professor. The position is open with regard to world region and time period.

We welcome applications from scholars whose work is grounded in social theory and speaks to questions of broad anthropological significance. We are particularly interested in scholars who can diversify our suite of laboratory methodologies, and who are doing innovative work in political ecology, environmental change and/or multi-species anthropology. Priority will be given to candidates who show potential to develop collaborations with the biological and/or physical sciences on campus. The successful candidate will teach in their areas of research, as well as on broader topics in environmental anthropology with relevance across the disciplines, and participate actively in the department’s and the University’s academic community.

Applicants are required to apply online at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at https://tinyurl.com/y8gaw4mf.

Applicants should have the PhD in hand by the time of appointment. Applications should include: (1) a current curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least three referees; (2) a cover letter that describes your research and teaching profile, as well as your professional plan for the next 3-5 year period; (3) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; (4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; (5) one to two writing samples, such as dissertation chapters, journal articles, or book chapters.

  • Review of applicants will begin by October 15, 2018; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or the search has closed. Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2019.
  • campus interviews are currently being scheduled [posted 10/21]
  • Really? This is the second job that has gone straight to campus interviews less than two weeks after the app deadline. Inside hires?
  • Less than two? This was less than one. How is that even possible? I've no clue how many applications, but I can't see how they had less than 300 applications and probably more. And this job has the fattest application of any job this year. Just saying.
  • Yea, no way they consulted letters of rec for their short list. Zero zero zero chance. Can anyone back up or second the campus interview post? I realize SDS was quick, but not this quick. Impossible that applications were thoroughly vetted.
  • Totally agreed. If this is true, they must have a had a short-list before they even reviewed applications, which is just *great* (eyeroll) for all of the people who prepared their six documents for this position.  I didn't apply, so no personal pain here, but this seems disappointing if not a bit disingenuous to others.  One wonders who is calling these shots, given Chicago's reputation for being an anth department without many (or any) archaeologists on campus at a given time. 
  • And don't they have to have a faculty meeting to OK a short list? It's gotta be a very very well integrated and focused department to have a committee go through 100s of applications, create a short-list, and have it approved by the broader faculty in one five day period. I'm just baffled by this, to the point I think it's either an uber-inside thing or someone is trolling the wiki.
  • In my experience, a faculty meeting is not always necessary to approve a short list.  In an ideal setting, the hiring committee reads the applications, comes up with long and then short lists, and then invites those candidates to campus.  Other faculty are typically not involved until the candidates arrive.  Could be different at other places, of course.  My serious question here:  (if this is true that they called people in within days of receiving the apps) is this how all of these top-ranked programs operate?  Do they actually vet applicants and read applications, or do they assemble and tactily decide on a pool of candidates by reaching out to colleagues and building from networks?  I know of at least two other top-tier searches for which the candidates seemed "chosen in advance due to networks or conference participation" much more than "carefully selected from a pile of documents."
  • The short answer: yes, this happens all the time. I think it is more the exception than the rule that search committees DONT have at least a few people in mind that they know or have been highly recommended through various networks. I would guess this is particularly true at top-tier universities. It just usually isnt so blatant as to skip the Skype interview stage and just move to campus invites four days after an app deadline. Search committee members: if you are going to do this at least have the courtesy not to make people write multiple documents, incurring potentially days of wasted time.
  • ^^ I also suspect it happens all of the time.  It would actually be counter-productive for committee members to not reach out to colleagues and ask about promising scholars, or to call to mind those conference participants that they have found appealing. But, it is not only counterproductive but also absurd and lazy to simply "go with" those recommendations of colleagues and not even consider a fat stack of applications that surely contains some very well-qualified candidates. Surely this is the way that "the elites" of academia operate -- relying on and reproducing their exclusive network rather than seeking to recognize potentials outside of that network -- but it still stinks.  
  • Will be interesting to see how this plays out... How does a department with absolutely no apparent commitment to archaeological methodologies or laboratories hire a specialist to "diversify laboratory methodologies"? 
  • I dunno. This could indicate many things. They just lost someone who did environmental arch and palynology
  • 3 Presentations by Environmental Archaeologists are now listed on their Dept. calendar. First presentation listed is 5 1/2 weeks after application submission deadline. (11/5)
  • Thanks. Interesting group. Any of them would be excellent contributions to their dept.

University of Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor - Art, Architecture, or Archaeology of the Medieval Mediterranean (500-1500 CE) - Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the arts, architecture, and/or archaeology of medieval Europe and/or the medieval Mediterranean, 500-1500 CE. The Department seeks applicants with ambitious research agendas and a serious commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An engagement with interdisciplinary medieval studies is strongly encouraged. The appointment will begin 1 July 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by the start of the appointment.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities web site at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu and select requisition #03872, and upload the following materials: a cover letter introducing research and teaching interests and detailing progress toward completion of Ph.D. if not in hand; a current curriculum vitae; names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation; and a dissertation abstract. In addition, applicants must submit one writing sample via email to eehayes@uchicago.edu. Application deadline is November 12. Only complete applications will be considered.

The position is contingent on final budgetary approval. 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. 

  • Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018.

University of Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Mountains and/or Plains Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position with an anticipated starting date of September 2019. We seek a candidate with specialization in Mountains and/or Plains Archaeology whose work intersects with one or more of the following areas of research and practice: Native American histories, migration and mobility, critical heritage studies, museum studies, civic engagement, environmental archaeology, natural resource use, or the application of new technologies to archaeological practice. The successful candidate will integrate the extant archaeological collections housed in the Department of Anthropology Museum of Anthropology (DUMA) into their teaching and/or research. To do so they may need to collaborate with faculty and staff outside the department for shared university resources (e.g. material analysis laboratories, GIS). The successful candidate will teach five courses per year over three quarters (fall, winter, spring). The ideal candidate, in addition to courses in anthropology and his/her regional area of specialization, should be able to offer courses that are accessible and appealing to undergraduate students who represent a broad range of majors. They would also teach courses that provide methodological, analytical, and/or theoretical training for students in the MA program. Some upper-divisional courses will be open to a mix of

Essential Functions: Teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring) that reflect candidate’s area of specialization. Teach courses that serve the University’s General Education program. Contribute to the Departments MA programs in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and/or museum and heritage studies. Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students. Work effectively with the staff of DUMA in making use of collections and other museum resources (such as the gallery). Serve as a good academic citizen within the Department of Anthropology, the University of Denver, the profession, and community beyond. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations; implementation of inclusive excellence principles in the classroom.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology or other closely related field; Evidence of active research agenda and record of publication in Mountains and/or Plains Archaeology Proven record of successful teaching experience; Strong commitment to department and university service. Preferred Qualifications: Ability to contribute to our diversity and to the advancement of Inclusive Excellence through their teaching, research and service. Interest in and the ability to teach community engaged and/or service learning courses would be welcomed. Candidates must apply online through http://www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

  • Review of material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 1, 2018.
  • Contacted for phone interview 9/20/18
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled 
  • Received rejection email 12/7/18

University of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor, Latin American Archaeology, Deadline: November 15, 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

Department: Department of Anthropology

Institution: University of Florida - Gainesville

Job type: Tenure-track

The University of Florida (UF), Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Latin American Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. We seek applicants strong in theory, method, and practical applications related to the archaeology of Latin America or the Caribbean. The successful candidate will be expected to develop research projects supported with external funding. Topical and regional specializations within Latin America are open, but we seek applicants who complement and expand strengths in the archaeology program at UF. We are especially interested in candidates who combine rigorous original field research and scholarship with excellence in teaching and student mentoring. The prospective hire is expected to enhance our undergraduate curriculum, contribute to the theoretical and methodological interests of our masters and doctoral graduate students, and collaborate with other units on campus, including UF’s Title VI Center for Latin American Studies.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida has 30 faculty members, 125 graduate students, and 325 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: www.anthro.ufl.edu.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a related discipline at the time of appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

  • Apply by: 15 novembre 2018. Application: no longer open
  • 12/1-- LORs requested
  • Any news? 

University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA) - Open-Rank Tenured/TT Position in Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an open-rank tenured/tenure-track position in archaeology, beginning September 2019.

The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly excellence and accomplished teaching commensurate with rank. This hire is part of a larger initiative to build an innovative program in archaeology for the 21st century; as such we are looking for a scholar who takes seriously the role of archaeology in the contemporary world and who is committed to engaging responsibly and creatively with academic and non-academic communities. In addition to experience with the more traditional fieldwork, excavation, or methods of material analysis of the discipline, we encourage applicants who have interest and/or experience and ability to teach innovative theoretical, topical, and methodological approaches in archaeology, such as:

archaeology in a world in crisis (e.g. engaging with climate change issues; documenting conflict areas/threatened heritage; understanding migration and cross-cultural engagement; or (de)coloniality, race and inequality); and/or, bringing community-based practices into CRM, heritage management, archival practices, etc.; and/or, exploratory or community-based digital, sensory, or visual methods (e.g. 3D printing/modelling, cultural mapping, sensory archaeology & landscapes, archaeo-gaming, VR and augmented reality). Archaeologists with transdisciplinary interests who will strengthen links between the subfields and with adjacent disciplines (e.g. material culture studies, (post-)coloniality, critical heritage studies, sensory studies, public health, popular culture, museum studies, human geography, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply. The teaching load is 2/2, and we seek a candidate who has a strong record of external funding who can engage students in their research/fieldwork, advise Honors and MA/PhD research projects, and complement the broader department interest in community-based research and historical processes of power and inequality. The Department values research and teaching that spans the subfields of the discipline. The candidate should have a PhD in Anthropology in hand at time of appointment.

Application Instructions: Applicants should apply online at https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/822/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=494738&SourceTypeID=801&sLanguage=en-us. Be sure to include a CV, letter of application discussing qualifications, and the names of three references. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Sonya Atalay, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, satalay@umass.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2018, and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.
  • LORs and additional materials requested 10/25/2018 (x2)
    • Were applicants asked to obtain LORs or were writers?
      • Applicants were asked. Portfolios were due November 7th.
  • Any update on this search?
  • Rejection received, 12/5/2018 (x3)

University of Massachusetts Boston (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology of the African Diaspora - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2018Edit

The department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in historical archaeology of the African Diaspora, to begin on September 1, 2019. Strong preference will be given to candidates specializing outside the U.S., particularly ones who have active research projects in the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, Central America, or South America.

We seek an accomplished researcher with a healthy publication profile and an experienced instructor with a strong teaching record who will contribute to the department's thriving undergraduate program and successful M.A. Program in Historical Archaeology. Ideal candidates should be trained at the intersections of historical archaeology, cultural anthropology, and ethnic studies and experienced with interdisciplinary collaborations; be committed to teaching in an urban public university setting; be able to teach courses in archaeology, heritage, and African Diaspora studies that range across larger undergraduate introductory courses to smaller upper-division offerings to graduate seminars; and be notably engaged with contemporary issues and communities. Areas of potential research interest include, but are not limited to, identity, race, labor, gender, colonialism, resistance, inequality, indigeneity, globalization, heritage, space, expressive arts and ritual, and the environment. The new hire will work closely with the department’s own Fiske Center for Archaeological Research and will be encouraged to build further connections to the Transnational, Cultural, and Communities Studies graduate program and the department of Africana Studies.

The department would be particularly receptive to candidates who can involve undergraduate and graduate students in field and laboratory work. UMass Boston expects all faculty members to pursue external funding that supports long-term research agendas and to publish regularly. Equally important is a candidate who has a demonstrated commitment to building an equitable and inclusive scholarly and collegial environment, which the department will match with sustained and supportive tenure-track faculty mentoring. We recognize the singular importance of this mentoring environment for faculty members from underrepresented groups, from whom we encourage applications.

Minimum requirements: Receipt of Ph.D. in Anthropology no later than August 1, 2019.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should apply online with a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests/experiences, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/496176/assistant-professor-in-historical-archaeology-of-the-african-diaspora

  • Applications must be submitted online by November 30, 2019. Please direct questions to: Stephen Silliman, Chair of the Anthropology Department stephen.silliman@umb.edu

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor and Curator - Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 20 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology and the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology invite applications for a joint professorial and curatorial appointment in anthropological archaeology at the assistant professor rank, to start September 1, 2019. This is a university-year appointment. Time period and area of specialization are open, but strong preference will be given to applicants whose primary focus is on Asia and complex societies. Applicants must be willing to curate and teach from the Museum’s large Asia collection and actively engage in fieldwork.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application.

Please send BY EMAIL ONLY:

  1. a letter of interest
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a statement of current and future research plans
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  5. evidence of teaching excellence
  6. the names and complete contact information for three referees

by November 20th, 2018, to umich.anthro.chair@umich.edu , with "Archaeology Search Application" as the subject line.

Please make sure the name of each attached file starts with your name (Last Name, First Name). The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

  • Deadline: 20 Nov. 2018.
  • Anybody get their materials automatically uploaded to Box and receive notification emails?
  • Yup.

University of South Carolina (SC) - Associate Professor with Tenure - Anthropological Archaeologist - Deadline: Not Stated - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Classification Title: Associate Professor. College/Division: College of Arts and Sciences. Department: CAS Anthropology

Advertised Job Summary: The faculty of the Department of Anthropology seek an anthropological archaeologist at the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure to begin August 2019. Applicants should specialize in the later prehistory of the southeastern United States with a focus on landscape archaeology and competence in GIS and/or, lithic analysis. The Department of Anthropology provides instruction and mentoring in programs leading to bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees. We provide all students with a solid grounding in four-field anthropology and are committed to social justice. For more information about the Department, please visit c.edu/anth.

Advertised Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research, and the ability to secure extramural funding.

  • Deadline: ??
  • Where did you get this information? It appears that the posting has expired.
  • I heard they have an internal candidate, which might be why the posting was not up for long.
  • (12/2) Interviews conducted 11/26

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (TN) - TT Asst. Professor - Southeastern Archaeology - Deadline: 31 Dec. 2018Edit

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies - 18000001NU

The Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Anthropology beginning August 1, 2019. 

Successful candidates will possess the following requirements: Ph.D. in Anthropology. Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered but must have completed doctorate by December 2019. Experience in GIS applications related to archaeological research, including experience with archeogeophysics. Proven historic or prehistoric archaeology research experience. Ability to teach introductory/advanced courses including introduction to archaeology, archaeology of the Southeast, summer field school, cultural anthropology, and anthropological theory, as well as area of research specialty.

Preference will be given to candidates with: Teaching experience at the college level. The Department will be particularly receptive to candidates who can involve undergraduate students in field and laboratory work as a way of promoting undergraduate active and experiential learning. Research and field experience in the Southeastern U.S. An active field school or field school experience. Successful grant applications or funding. A proven record of scholarly activity and engagement, and promise of future work in the field.

Once hired, responsibilities for this position include: Regular publications in peer-reviewed sources is expected for all UTC faculty. Willingness to engage in a variety of instructional modalities in introductory and upper level courses, including online instruction, and especially High Impact Educational Practices (HIEP). Participation in departmental and university service. A commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to building an equitable and inclusive scholarly and collegial environment.

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

Cover letter with discussion of any teaching experience as well as teaching philosophy. Also include diversity statement and research statement, highlighting GIS and external funding experiences where applicable. CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.). Unofficial transcripts. One example syllabi (anthropology or archeology course preferred, especially one matching any one of the courses listed in the job posting qualifications. Names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

  • Preference will be given to those qualified candidates who apply before December 31, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.

University of Tennessee Knoxville (TN) - TT Asst. Professor - Zooarchaeology - Deadline: review begins 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a full-time tenure-track zooarchaeologist, at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2019.

The candidate should demonstrate strong theoretically-driven research of national or international significance. Required qualifications include the ability to manage and develop zooarchaeological comparative collections and to teach the identification of vertebrate and invertebrate faunal remains at undergraduate and graduate levels. While the region of specialization is open, knowledge of the archaeology of the U.S. Southeast is desirable, as is willingness to analyze ancient and historic animal remains from regional archaeological sites excavated by UTK Anthropology faculty.

Desirable qualifications include possible specializations in biomolecular methods, comparative anatomy, and geometric morphometrics; to investigate and interpret faunal data in a variety of cultural contexts; advancing our understanding of taphonomy/taphonomic processes and their importance to osteoarchaeological studies; and biomolecular techniques, such as DNA analysis, proteomics and stable isotope analysis. Knowledge of NAGPRA is also desirable, as the successful candidate will collaborate with UTK curators who engage with Native American tribal nations across the United States on matters of NAGPRA compliance.

The candidate should engage in multidisciplinary research and teaching, and have strong methodological and theoretical capabilities that intersect with the department’s archaeology, cultural, and forensic/biological anthropology programs. These programs include research into ancient biomolecules, functional and comparative anatomy, taphonomy, foodways, human/animal interactions, and ancient ecosystems, and collaboration with related disciplines such as biology, medicine, zoology, ecology, evolutionary biology, climatology and paleontology.

The candidate will be expected to assist with the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, including the teaching of introductory archaeology, principles of zooarchaeology (including advanced seminars and laboratory courses), and courses in their area of expertise in rotation. Inter-subdisciplinary orientations that interface with biological/forensic anthropology and/or cultural anthropology, and the ability to teach qualitative/mixed methods are highly desired. The successful candidate will be expected to serve on and chair MA and PhD committees from the start, and to mentor students for both academic and other professional career trajectories.

The successful candidate will develop a research program around our department and university’s cutting-edge research facilities with our internationally renowned zooarchaeological collections and will oversee curation and research with these collections. The candidate should demonstrate capacity to obtain external research funding and to publish in the highest tier journals.

Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of three references in digital format via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/53828  

  • Review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
  • 12/15/18 Request for additional information and LORs 

University of Utah - Curator of Archaeology & Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 7 Jan. 2019.Edit

The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invite applications for a tenure-track joint position as Curator of Archaeology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning July 1, 2019. The majority of this split appointment is funded by the Museum, but retention, promotion, and tenure decisions will be made according to the Department criteria.

The successful candidate will maintain a strong field- and collections-based research program involving students. Duties also include overseeing the curation and continued development of the Anthropology collections, teaching one formal course per year in the Department of Anthropology, participating in Museum public programs and exhibit development, supervising graduate students in the Department, as well as participating in Department governance.

NHMU and the Department of Anthropology have recently moved to new, state-of-the-art facilities equipped with laboratories, collection storage rooms, lecture halls, and student work space. For NHMU this move allowed for the inspection, reorganization, and completion of the database for remarkable collections, ranging from some of the earliest artifacts in the Great Basin (Danger Cave) to modern Navajo baskets. Numbering nearly one million objects, the Anthropology collections relate primarily to the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau. NHMU has research strengths in biodiversity science, including curators with expertise in vertebrate zoology, botany, mycology, genomics, paleoecology, paleontology, and archaeology (paleoethnobotany and zooarchaeology).

Candidates must have a strong record of research and publication in the prehistory of western North America, with preference for work in the Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, or prehistoric Southwest. Potential to develop field- and collections-based research projects in Utah is essential. Research focus and methodological expertise is open, but preference will be given to applicants cognizant of the research potential of the collections, whose work will support graduate student training and generate significant extramural support, and who complement the strong evolutionary and ecological perspective of current Anthropology faculty and NHMU curators. In addition, potential to contribute to the NHMU Sustaining Biodiversity initiative (https://nhmu.utah.edu/sustaining-biodiversity) is favorable.

To apply, submit an application on-line (https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/85384) that includes a CV, three sample publications, contact information for exactly three references, and a letter of interest that addresses: (1) research, (2) teaching, (3) collections, (4) programmatic interests, i.e. how your research may impact and contribute to exhibits and public programs at the museum, and (5) how your work and experience can contribute to the success of underrepresented students. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. by time of appointment. Questions may be directed to the Museum’s Executive Director, Sarah George (sgeorge@nhmu.utah.edu) and/or the Chair of Anthropology, Leslie Knapp (leslie.knapp@anthro.utah.edu).

  • Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019, and continue until filled.

University of Virginia (VA) - David A. Harrison III Professorship in Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Virginia (UVa) seeks to fill the David A. Harrison III Professorship in Archaeology, with a focus on subaltern lives in the prehistoric or historic Americas. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor and will begin on August 25, 2019. Applications from advanced Associate Professors who are ready to be promoted to Full Professor may be considered.

The successful candidate must have active research in the anthropological archaeology of the Americas. Preference will be to a candidate with research in the archaeology of African diaspora, Indigenous American, or historically oppressed peoples. The candidate must possess a proven record of sensitivity to community engagement and outreach in this capacity. Candidates are expected to have a substantial record of scholarship and to have established themselves as prominent scholars with a national or international reputation.

Duties will include teaching four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate level in consultation with the Department chair. The holder of the Harrison Chair will also be expected to provide service to the Department and University.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85467. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three references, and a statement of contributions to inclusive excellence (https://eocr.virginia.edu/Contribution-IE-Applicants) (as Other 1).

For questions regarding the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Adria LaViolette, at laviolette@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, skh7b@virginia.edu.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.

For more information about UVa and the surrounding area, please visit http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.

The University of Virginia, including the UVa Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

  • Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Wollongong (AUS) - Continuing position, Lecturer (Level B) in Archaeology - Deadline: 19 July 2018Edit

The School of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Wollongong is looking to appoint a new Lecturer (Level B) in Archaeology. The position is continuing and expected to commence in January 2019).

Our school is one of the most research active academic units in Australia for the Earth, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences, with a nascent and expanding undergraduate teaching program in Archaeology.  We are committed to an interdisciplinary effort to create new knowledge about Earth and its inhabitants for future generations.

This position will contribute to teaching and research specifically in the field of Archaeology. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic teacher with research expertise in one or more of the following areas:  geoarchaeology, spatial archaeology, and/or archaeo-informatics (including statistics and modelling). The application process is online, and can be accessed via this link: https://jobs.uow.edu.au/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=180864&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00

For further information about this position, please contact Dr Alex Mackay on + 61 2 4221 5344 or email amackay@uow.edu.au or Professor Zenobia Jacobs on +61 2 4221 3633 or email zenobia@uow.edu.au.

  • Deadline: 19 July 2018.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 19 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured appointment at the Assistant or Associate professor rank in Anthropological Archaeology, beginning August 2019.

We seek a New World paleoethnobotanist. An active research program involving field studies is a requirement for this position. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties include teaching courses, advising students, conducting sponsored research, writing for publication, and university service.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a cognate discipline, and the degree must be in hand by time of appointment. All materials should be sent as PDFs via e-mail with “Archaeology Search” in the subject line to: Jennifer Masterson.

  • Priority will be given to applications received on or before October 19, 2018, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
  • Letter writers contacted for LOR 11/12
  • Campus visits scheduled 11/30

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor of Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Wesleyan University's Archaeology Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Archaeology beginning July 1, 2019. The preferred candidates will be anthropologically trained archaeologists and will demonstrate interest in and ability to teach Introduction to Archaeology, as well as upper level courses of interest to majors and non-majors. Preferred areas of specialization include environmental or landscape archaeology and/or the application of contemporary scientific analyses to archaeological problems. Regional focus is open. Advanced tenure track candidates will be given full consideration. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include carrying on a program of research, advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field within one year of hire.

Please contact Deborah Sierpinski at dsierpinski@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2070 if you have questions about the application process. Please contact program and search chair Douglas Charles at dcharles@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3266 if you have questions about the position.

  • Is this position requiring letters up front, or is this just a warning that emails will be automatically generated? The ad says "After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you."
  • The letters are requested via automatically generated e-mails; as soon as I submitted, my referees received an e-mail, clearly before any review could be done by a human. So, it sounds like they do want the letters up front 
  • In my experience, some university's HR systems automatically generate these emails whether or not the search committee wants them yet. That happened to me more than once last year. Kind of an annoyingly ambiguously worded job ad, since having to get letters up front is a pain, and I'd hate to ask for them if they're not even needed.
  • I emailed the dept to confirm, and yes, they want letters up front. So tempted to email them back with the AAA policy... Are the people who come up with these applications not tired of writing endless letters for their own students?
  • Indeed. Thanks for confirming. I also confirmed over the phone with the program admin asst that they want letters up front. Did you email with the admin asst or a search committee member? I would be curious if a search committee member has actually confirmed this requirement yet.
  • I am not actually applying for this (no interest in East Coast living), so I am going to send a very polite email to the search chair reminding them of the AAA policy.  Perhaps someone who is not applying to the Kenyon College position could do the same?
  • I wrote them and sent a link to the AAA policy; here's the response: "We are well aware of the problem. The administration requires the letters from all candidates and they will not grant Anthropology an exemption. They also created the boilerplate for the job descriptions regarding letters and they control the application system which as set up automatically generates the letter requests."  
  • I'd say that's a red flag for how counterproductively bureaucratic that institution may be, as well as an indication of a lack of regard for people in vulnerable employment positions already...
  • I don't understand - why would it indicate a lack of regard for people in vulnerable employment positions already? (Real question, not snarky comment!).
  • I suppose the commenter is stating that it seems as though the folks who organized the terms of this search are not even thinking of what it is like to be applying for academic jobs, to be scrambling to put together application materials while under pressure to meet other deadlines, and to be contacting committee members for up front letters.  Applicants should spend time editing and tailoring their job letter and teaching/research statements.  Hence, they should not be required to chase down committee members for up front letters, especially seeing as most of these letters will never be read when the hiring committee is making the first cut of the applications.  In my experience as assistant prof, I have come to know the stifling and irrational bureaucracy of a university system.  But I have never heard of administration demanding that departments conduct their searches in a particular way, in terms of the timing of when materials come in.  After all, the deans and administrators do not review recommendation letters when they come in, and they might only do so after a recommendation for hire can been made.  So this smells like hogwash.  I'm not applying to this one so no horse in the race.  
  • Ah, I see. Thank you. It is absolutely true that up-front letters are a waste of everyone's time. I have been on search committees in the same boat (i.e., the university-wide system requires LoR to be submitted as part of the applications) and it is uncomfortable (though obviously less time-consuming) on the other end too. Some professors, asked to write many letters for the same position, rightly express their frustrations. But I wouldn't say it has anything at all to do with the department (or even the university) having a lack of regard for people - in fact, it probably comes out of some move to be "fair" (e.g., making sure every candidate's materials are recevied and a record of them as received is made, rather than their going to the inbox of a SC chair or department admin)
  • I'd counter that the intent of the university/SC are immaterial and what actually matters is the impact of putting candidates into an untenable position in terms of how many favors they have to ask for (and budget for). Being on the market means performing a careful calculus about how often to ask for letters, advice, feedback, etc., lest you alienate/annoy your allies. The stakes are big because coming up the next year without academic employment can mean the end of your faculty career.
  • Did anyone hear anything on this yet?
  • Nope.  I'd guess they're still reading the LORs they requested...
  • This search has to have moved ahead by now, right? My guess is that they are considering primarily 'advanced tenure track' types.
  • For what it's worth, they accepted LORs until Friday November 9th. They may have not started really reviewing until Monday the 12th. Assuming they got 100-200+ apps, plus the Thanksgiving holiday, it's maybe not a bad sign that there's no movement yet.
  • Contacted for Skype interview 11/28 [x3]

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor in Art and/or Archaeology of Pre-Renaissance Europe - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in art history, with a specialization in art and/or archaeology of Pre-Renaissance Europe, beginning July 1, 2019. Preferred candidates will demonstrate interest in and ability to teach undergraduate courses in medieval art and architecture and/or archaeology, as well as courses exploring the interactions between the cultures, religions, and arts of Europe and the Islamic world in various regions of the Mediterranean basin. The successful candidate will have teaching interests that might include some combination of an introductory survey of Western art and architecture (ancient through medieval), a theory and methods course, and/or a course on digital methods in art history. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; the teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in art history in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in art history within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations (but please do not send copies of individual student evaluations). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information: Applications completed by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration.

If you have questions about the application process please contact Esther Moran, Department Administrative Assistant, at emmoran@wesleyan.edu or 1-860-685-2682.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018.

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

Boston University - Lecturer in ArchaeologyEdit

The Archaeology Program at Boston University seeks a Lecturer who complements research and teaching in the program with a regional expertise in either the archaeology of the Mediterranean or Latin America, and with methodological specialty in archaeological sciences, including geospatial analyses or human-environment interactions. The course load is 3/2, and candidates should be able to teach introductory courses in archaeology and upper-division courses either in their regional or methodological specialty. The position can be renewed for a second year. Candidates should apply using academicjobsonline.com to upload a cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, and list of three referees to Faculty Search Committee, Archaeology Program, Boston University, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. A review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Portfolio
  • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses

Further Info: http://www.bu.edu/archaeology/

Application Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12890 675 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (FRANCE) - Postdoctoral position in Archaeological Sciences (isotopic analyses) as part of the transdisciplinary project "NEOGENRE" - Deadline for application: 30 Nov. 2018Edit

Applications are invited for a 1 year renewable postdoctoral position that will start on January 2019 (may be slightly delayed for exceptional conditions) for research on Neolithic human diet and mobility by means of multi-isotopic analyses in correlation with other archaeological sciences deployed in the transdisciplinary project "NEOGENRE". 

The “NEOGENRE” ANR research project : The funding for this postdoctoral position has been made available by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), through the project entitled “Gender relations in the Neolithic: biology, societies, symbols (NEOGENRE)” (Projet-ANR-17-CE27-0023) led by Aline Thomas (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle). This project aims to shed light on the role of sexual dimorphism within the organization of European Neolithic populations (Paris and Rhine basins), which were among the first complex and ostensibly hierarchical societies (5th millennium BC). At a societal level, the project seeks to reveal the discriminatory dynamics of the expressions of gender. From an anthropological and biological standpoint, it seeks to evaluate the inter-population variability of sexual dimorphism in relation to environmental, natural and cultural factors. In this manner, the NEOGENRE project aspires to study the manifestations of difference, as well as shed light upon a wide variety of spheres of Neolithic life, including ideology, power, activities, health, diet and mobility. The analysis of the human remains is inclusive (morphological, paleo-pathological, isotopic and paleo-genetic) and the cultural data is contextualized and informed by specialized and direct analysis of the burials and the grave goods. 

The postdoctoral position : The home laboratory of the postdoctoral position is the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. 

The successful applicant will be geographically assigned into two units of research, successively: 

Laboratory of Lampea UMR 7269 (Aix-en-Provence) under the supervision of Estelle Herrscher in collaboration with Vincent Balter from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon UMR 5276 (Lyon), for the first analytical portion of the project. 
Laboratory of Eco-anthropologie UMR 7206 (MNHN, Paris) for the processing of the raw data and the crossing of data with the other related bio-archaeological research, under the supervision of Aline Thomas. This laboratory provides a multidisciplinary theoretical framework (genetic, ethnological, anthropological) for the theme of nutrition (adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, nutritional transition, image of the body, perception of food). 

Technical skills : The project focuses on French human Neolithic material that is new from an isotopic point of viewδ. The planned methodological approaches include isotope analyses on bone and dentin collagen (δ13C, δ15N, δ34S and on bioapatite (Sr/Ca, Ba/Ca, 44Ca, 87Sr/86Sr). As related to the issue of diet and residential mobility, a scientific monitoring will aim to stay at the forefront of the isotopic techniques, methods and markers exploited, in relation to the rapid progress of research in this field. The challenge will be to maintain an exploratory approach, throughout several stages of analysis. 

Qualifications and job requirements : Requirements include a Ph.D. in anthropological archaeology or geochemistry and a record of achievement in the use of stable isotopic analysis. 

Required: 

Training and experience with laboratory techniques on bio-archaeological material (preparation of samples for C, N, S, O and Sr analysis) 
Effective time management skills and ability to efficiently coordinate research analyses through to publication 
The ability to work independently on his/her own topic and in collaboration within an interdisciplinary research group 
Candidates are expected to be enthusiastic about learning and exploring interdisciplinary research topics 
We are seeking for individuals fascinated by archaeology and archaeological science, passionate about research, and keen to be a part of a young, growing, and dynamic interdisciplinary project 

Advantageous: 

Experience of fieldwork or laboratory research focused on human remains 
Experience working in cultural resource management (contract archaeology) or in academic excavation and scientific research settings 
Knowledge of the European Neolithic 

To apply: 

Submit, by November 30, 2018

A cover letter expressing your experience and interest in the topic of the project 
Your CV 
Your undergraduate and master’s transcripts 
Names of 2 references – They may be requested to send us a supporting letter 

For further information about the position, please contact Aline Thomas (aline.thomas@mnhn.fr) and Estelle Herrscher (herrscher@mmsh.univ-aix.fr) 

Send your application by email to aline.thomas@mnhn.fr, herrscher@mmsh.univ-aix.fr, vincent.balter@ens-lyon.fr 

  • Deadline: Nov. 30.

DISCUSSION, RUMORS, SPECULATIONEdit

To anyone with SKILLS:  University of Florida has posted three jobs this season (Latin American Archaeologist; Museum Studies; and Director of the Latin American Studies Center).  I do not see these posted here.  Could someone post these so folks can see how to apply, and also so applicants can follow any job news and developments?  I would do so, but I have no SKILLS.  (Maybe that's why I don't have a TT job?!!  Ooof... damn that hurt).  Thnx! 

Quick question. Curious (not on market). Did the Harvard and the Vermont jobs from last year not pan out? I don't see any updates to their faculty websites. Understand that there might just be start of year delays.

  • Last I heard the job was offered to someone, but that person may still be negotiating.
  • Heard the Harvard position has now been accepted.
  • UVM hire is up under their "courses" page for the fall semester (and in a academia update), so that went through at least - (it ended up being a Mayanist).
  • At least two finalists were Maya archaeolgoists for this position

I just want to leave this here. Directly from the AAA website's policies for employers posting job ads:

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

Quick piece of advice to either assuage or intensify worry: If you want to see if your application has gotten any nibbles, check your stats on your academia.edu page since you submitted materials


SOMEONE IS DELETING UPDATES Just noticed that an update I posted last week had been deleted. I went through the edit history and realized the same person had deleted several updates and comments to other job searches. Like me, they weren't signed in, so anyone's guess. I don't have time to monitor this, so i guess it's communal policing (is there a monitor)? At the least, we may want to occasionally check for deletions in the history (or turn them off?). The forums reliability and integrity will be destroyed if it keeps getting sabotaged. The only edits you should ever change (if ever) are your own-- NEVER anyone elses!!

For what it's worth, the edits I undid were: Revision 564373 by [Special:Contributions/2606:A000:618C:CF00:B08A:EDA:64B1:1C80|2606:A000:618C:CF00:B08A:EDA:64B1:1C80]] (talk)

  • Thanks for catching this ... haven't had time to investigate this specific case, but a lot of times deletions are accidental. One way to cut back on accidents: edit individual sections rather than the full page when possible. Otherwise, if you see a deletion, rather than posting about it, try to "undo" it right away. And always do feel free to contact administrators, like me (although I've had to be away more than I'd like, so communal effort is necessary too). --Una74 (talk) 23:52, December 1, 2018 (UTC)


The job market is abyssmal this year, again.

  • Sure is, and many of these positions seem to be advancing rapidly to long/short lists. Makes me think many are going to internal or targeted hires. Rough for those of us in the limbo of temporary positions and adjuncting. 

Anyone know anything about the anthropology instructor (not archaeology specific, but open for archaeologists) position at Southeast Missouri State University? I didn't see it posted here, but apps were due Nov. 15th.

  • I just checked my application status, and it says "Search Committee Review." I haven't heard from them since I submitted my application.
  • It's listed over on the cultural anthropology page. As campus is closing up tomorrow it looks like news on phone interview invites will be forthcoming in January.


I dont see the University of Colorado-Boulder Curator of Archaeology/Asst. Prof. of Anthropology job on here. Received a LOR request (12/14)

What about the non-TT archaeology position at Kent State -  has anyone heard anything about this job?


  • Nothing here