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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 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.

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.

Northern Arizona University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeology of the American Southwest - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2018Edit

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 Inquiries about the position may be directed to the department Chair, Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, 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.

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 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.

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

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 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 Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. For questions, please contact Dr. Isaac Ullah at

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

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 (, 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

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 Information about the surrounding community can be found at:

How to Apply: To apply for this position please visit the link - (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.

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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

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 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,

  • Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2018, and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

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:

For further information about this position, please contact Dr Alex Mackay on + 61 2 4221 5344 or email or Professor Zenobia Jacobs on +61 2 4221 3633 or email

  • Deadline: 19 July 2018.

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

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 or 860-685-2070 if you have questions about the application process. Please contact program and search chair Douglas Charles at or 860-685-3266 if you have questions about the position.

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