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Bridgewater State University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropological Archaeologist - Deadline: 4 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

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.

East Central University (OK) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology/Cultural Resource Management / Native American StudiesEdit

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.

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.

Kenyon College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeologist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

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.
  • 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."


Longwood University -Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology - Review begins immediately (Posted 10/5/18)Edit

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/



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.

New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor in Anthropological Archaeology (2 Positions) - Deadline: 1 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 1, 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?

Northern Arizona University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeology of the American Southwest - Review Begins: 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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 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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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. 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 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.

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 - PHONE 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 

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 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.

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.

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.

University of Virginia - 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. 2018Edit

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.

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 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!).

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

DISCUSSION, RUMORS, SPECULATIONEdit

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.
  • 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."