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Stanford University Postdoctoral position in Archaeology

The Stanford Archaeology Center announces a postdoctoral position in archaeology. The field of expertise is open, with preference given to topics complementary to existing faculty interests. The main focus of the fellowship will be on published output. The candidate is also expected to teach one course per year, organize one academic conference at Stanford during the fellowship, and engage with faculty and graduate students at the Center. The faculty sponsor of this postdoc will be the faculty director of the Stanford Archaeology Center.

The appointment carries a twelve-month salary commensurate with the University Provost established minimum pay levels. The appointment may be eligible for renewal for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding. Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment.

Requirements Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015, and have completed all degree requirements by August 31, 2020. U.S. citizenship is not required. The application receipt deadline is March 31, 2020. Interviews will be held in April 2020 and the position will begin September 1, 2020.

All applications must include the following: A cover letter A current curriculum vitae A statement of proposed research (up to 5 pgs) A dissertation abstract or summary An undergraduate/graduate course proposal, inclusive of syllabus A conference proposal (up to 2 pgs) A writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper) Optional: teaching portfolio Three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the job posting at Academic Jobs Online.

Please direct any questions to archaeology@stanford.edu. For more information about the Stanford Archaeology Center, visit https://archaeology.stanford.edu/

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16025

- 4.4.20 Search Cancelled due to circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Binghamton University, Director - Master of Arts Public Archaeology (MAPA) Review 15 March 2020 Cancelled May 22 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY), in collaboration with the University's Public Archaeology Facility (PAF), invites applications for a Director of the Masters of Arts in Anthropology with a track in Public Archaeology Program (MAPA). MAPA is a professional graduate program offering training in public archaeology that we define to include Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and other areas in which archaeologists and their publics interact. The successful candidate will be hired as a 12-month, full-time lecturer on a renewable three-year term appointment.

The successful applicant will oversee the program curriculum, teach classes, and manage the MAPA program (including recruitment, application processes, budget oversight, program marketing and communications, developing internship opportunities and alumni connections, advising and mentoring students, and participating in MA committees).

About Binghamton University: Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in hand, regional experience in North America (Northeast preferred), senior level supervisory experience in public archaeology (including CRM firms, museums, and/or state and federal agencies), and a record of publication. We specifically seek an individual who can help the department to continue to develop the program and deliver master level courses essential to professional training in CRM. We prefer candidates with experience working with Indigenous and descendent communities.

Additional Information: The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions: Formal review of applications will begin on March 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  1. Cover letter, which may be addressed "To the Search Committee." and
  1. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume or CV. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp

Update May 22, 2020: I was informed by the search chair that the position has been impacted by the SUNY/New York State hiring freeze and has been cancelled. 

Brandeis University, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Historical Archaeology (INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED) Position Accepted[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University invites applications for the position of tenure track Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology, beginning July 1, 2020. We seek an accomplished researcher and teacher to complement and diversify our current regional, methodological, and theoretical strengths and contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. We particularly invite applicants whose scholarship engages with topics including race, labor, gender, colonialism, resistance, inequality, indigeneity, globalization, heritage, and the environment. This position is subject to budget approval. Candidates should hold a PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology no later than July 1, 2020.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that discusses current and future research and teaching. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. We value and seek candidates with a variety of social identities, including those underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. The cover letter should therefore also briefly address how the applicant’s experiences, interests, or future goals could promote pluralism and equity in research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should also submit a CV; a writing sample of no more than 40 pages (such as a published article, article manuscript, or dissertation chapter); and the names and contact information of three referees. Applications should be submitted through:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14300

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019; preliminary interviews will be held by web conference with the aim of bringing final candidates to campus in late November/early December. Please contact Charles Golden (cgolden@brandeis.edu), chair of the search committee, with any questions.

Application Materiakls Required:

    Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:


  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A writing sample of no more than 40 pages
  • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses)

Further Info:

    http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/anthro/     Brandeis University     Department of Anthropology     415 South Street     Waltham, MA 02453


  • Anybody hear anything about this one? (10/30)
  • I heard from a colleague that skype interviews were held last week (10/30).
  • I heard last night that campus interviews have been scheduled; job talks are not listed on the department calandar yet, but should be soon. (11/6)
  • Got a nicely worded rejection letter. Competitive pool of applicants. Position accepted. 

CalifornaState University, East Bay: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Anthropology Deadline 20 September 2019[edit | edit source]

Interfolio Application Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/61640

THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences.  The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT:  Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies (AGES) is a highly dynamic and collegial department that hosts the three indicated undergraduate degree programs, two of which are relevant to this position announcement.  The Anthropology Program offers ethnographic, theoretical, and methodological courses in biological anthropology, prehistory and archaeology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and applied anthropology.  In addition to taking core courses in these areas, students in the Anthropology B.A. degree program are required to specialize in either Archaeology and Biological Anthropology or Socio-cultural, Linguistic, and Applied Anthropology.  Environmental Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary program offering a B.A., a Minor, and a Sustainability Certificate, focusing on issues at the nexus of environmental sustainability, resource management, and social justice.  The program emphasizes environmental problem solving skills, hands-on learning, and community engagement. 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:  The Department seeks an environmental anthropologist whose teaching responsibilities will include lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses in applied anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, ethnographic field methods, and environmental studies, with additional coursework as assigned.  Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses, though courses associated with this position will typically be taught at the Hayward campus or online.  In addition to teaching, all faculty participate in advising and committee work, and maintain a record of scholarly publications and of meaningful community engagement.  The new hire will have a reduced teaching load in the first two years, followed by opportunities for reductions in teaching load by means of competitive application for internal grants and/or special programs in subsequent years.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the Department and the University.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant Professor.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Semester, 2020.

**Note that the qualifications section does not preclude the possibility of application by archaeologists** Qualifications Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Anthropology or a closely related field no later than the effective date of appointment.  A demonstrated record of research and scholarly activity in environmental anthropology, as well as the ability to teach sociocultural anthropology and ethnographic field methods, is required.  The preferred candidate will have expertise in some combination of cultural or historical ecology, environmental reconstruction, conservation, urbanism, and sustainability.  The new hire will be required to contribute to instruction in the Environmental Studies Program and to the University’s Institutional Learning Outcomes, particularly those involving diversity, social justice, and sustainability (https://www.csueastbay.edu/about/mission-and-strategic-planning/institutional-learning-outcomes.html).  Candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level, as evidenced by consistently excellent student course evaluations, are preferred.  Candidates should be able to teach online and large lecture classes.  They should also demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.  The ideal candidate will be able to employ High Impact Practices (HIPs) in teaching.  This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/.

Application Instructions APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Application review will begin on September 20, 2019.  Positions are open until filled.  Please submit the following via Interfolio (see “Apply Now”): (1) a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; (2) a complete and current vita; (3) three confidential letters of recommendation; and (4) a one-page diversity statement that explains how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.  Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness may be requested at a later time.  

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 

  • No news yet?
  • Any news? (12/14)

California State University, Sacramento Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Deadline November 1, 2019 (CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latin American prehistory to begin Fall 2020.

Education: PhD in Anthropology. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 2020.

We seek an anthropologist with training and ongoing research in Latin American prehistory. Geographic focus within Latin America, as well as topical specialization and research expertise are open to encourage a diverse applicant pool, but acceptable candidates must demonstrate qualifications to teach an upper division, general education course on the Archaeology of Mexico. An ongoing research program in Latin America is required, with the expectation that the successful candidate will facilitate research opportunities for students. Experience or skills that advance the program focus on the prehistory or ecology of hunter-gatherer or pre-state agricultural societies is preferred. Examples of desired methodological specialization that would complement and integrate effectively with existing faculty’s expertise and perspectives include, but are not limited to, ethnoarchaeology, bioarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, or geoarchaeology. This position will support undergraduate degree concentrations in Archaeological and Biological Anthropology and in General Anthropology, and work with graduate students in our MA level program in Anthropology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large sections of the Archaeology of Mexico course, and to develop upper division major’s courses on regional prehistory and anthropological theory (for example, the development of complex societies). Development of a laboratory methods class in the candidate’s area of analytical expertise and graduate seminars in archaeology are desirable.

Click here to apply.

The successful candidate will have an active research agenda showing evidence of conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications and potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, student advising, service to the institution and broader community, and demonstrate a capacity to prepare students for a career in Anthropology. This hire is expected to enhance the Department’s curricular and scholarly offerings to broaden the perspective and articulate with our diverse student body.

Sacramento State has a strong commitment to social and workplace diversity, and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their research interests, scholarship, and teaching background; a curriculum vita, including contact information for three referees; a statement of the candidate’s professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that advance campus equity, diversity, and inclusion goals; and unofficial transcripts.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Materials received by this date will be given full consideration. 

Click here for full description and application.

  • Any news? (12/14)
  • Not yet :(  (12/16)
  • Short list contacted for references and Skype interview (1/13)
  • Invitation for campus interview (2/14)

California State University, San Bernardino:Anthropology/Archaeology - Assistant Professor - Tenure Track (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED)[edit | edit source]

Overview

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020. 

The successful applicant will specialize in the archaeology of California or nearby regions and have significant experience in a methodological specialization such as faunal analysis, lithic analysis, or historical archaeology. Experience analyzing both terrestrial and marine fauna, as well as chipped and ground stone lithic technologies, would be especially welcome. Previous experience collaborating with Native American communities or working in the CRM industry is desirable, but not required.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually.  As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission.  We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success.  By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty.  We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Typical Activities

The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in anthropology and graduate courses for the MA program in Applied Archaeology that is housed in the Department of Anthropology. She or he will also direct some theses in the MA program, which is primarily designed to prepare graduate students for middle- and upper-level careers in cultural resource management (CRM). Graduates of this program are also trained to be well-versed in archaeological theory and research design and are competitive for Ph.D. programs if they select that route.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field is required by time of appointment.

Supplemental Information

To apply please submit the following required documents:    

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Cover Letter that includes:   

a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.   

b. A statement of your research experience and goals.   

c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.

3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.

4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

6) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.   Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Anthropology, can be found at https://anthro.csusb.edu.  If you need additional information, contact Dr. Wesley Niewoehner, Chair, Department of Anthropology at wniewoeh@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5567. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2554936?.  Salary is commensurate with experience. 

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: https://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.

  • Any news? (12/14)
  • [12/20] Request to schedule a video interview
  • [1/28] References contacted
  • [2/6] Campus interviews scheduled

California State University San Bernardino, Assistant or Associate Professor. Deadline: May 4th 2020[edit | edit source]

Overview The Department of Anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified candidates for a tenure track position in Archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications, to begin August 2020. The MA in Applied Archaeology program is a professionally-oriented program designed primarily to prepare students for middle and upper-level careers in the archaeological sector of the cultural resource management (CRM) industry. Graduates of this program are also trained to be well-versed in archaeological theory and research design and are competitive for Ph.D. programs if they select that route.

The successful applicant will be familiar with the archaeology of California or nearby regions and have a significant working knowledge of CRM laws and procedures. A methodological specialization such as faunal analysis, lithic analysis, or historical archaeology is preferred. Experience analyzing both terrestrial and marine fauna, as well as chipped and ground stone lithic technologies, would be especially welcome. Previous collaborations with Native American communities are also desirable.

Typical Activities The primary responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to participate in directing the MA in Applied Archaeology program, teach and advise graduate students in the MA program, teach undergraduate courses if needed, and conduct research.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.

Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field is required by time of appointment.

Supplemental Information Appointment will be made at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Cover Letter that includes:

   a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
   b. A statement of your research experience and goals.
   c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.

3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.

4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

6) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin in April 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Anthropology can be found at https://www.csusb.edu/anthropology. If you need additional information, contact Dr. Wesley Niewoehner, Chair, Department of Anthropology at wniewoeh@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5567.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/csusb/transferjobs?. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Coastal Carolina University, Assistant Professor of Physical Anthropology. Deadline: October 31, 2019 - Phone Interview Stage[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology and Geography at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology, with a specialization in Physical Anthropology. The candidate must be able to teach a range of lower and upper-level courses in service to an innovative combined B.A. in Anthropology and Geography, and the minor in Anthropology. We specifically seek candidates able to teach undergraduate courses in human evolution, forensic anthropology, biological adaptation, or human health, as well as other introductory courses and upper-level seminars.

Candidates should hold an earned Ph.D. in anthropology or a related discipline, exhibit scholarly promise, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy. The teaching load is 7 classes over the course of a 12-month academic year, and includes limited opportunities for periodically teaching evening, weekend, study-abroad, summer and distance-learning courses. The salary range is within CUPA averages.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application that addresses their qualifications and commitment to teaching and diversity, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references electronically at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Completed applications are due by October 31, 2019. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Palmer (dpalmer1@coastal.edu).

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. For more information, and to apply, please go to: https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/8561

  • 11/14 - Has anyone heard anything?
    • 11/14 - Not yet. My HR status still says "In Progress."
  • Rejection email received 11/17
  • 11/22 rejection email found in spam folder
  • 11/20 - no rejection email.. My HR status still says "In Progress."
  • 11/20 - from bioanth page: someone received a request for a phone interview.
  • 11/20 - Got a request for phone interview today - found the email in my spam box
  • 11/20 "I checked my spam and inbox and I don't have anything? Did the HR department send the interview request or was it from the chair of the search committee? (x3) "- bioanth page
    • Chair of the search committee
  • Any news on this one? (1/8)
  • 1/30 Rejection received after phone interview
  • 3/10: Rejection email received (I did not have a phone interview)

Eckerd College, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Deadline: November 1, 2019 (Campus INTERVIEW STAGE)[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, tenure-track position, to start in September 2020.  Ph.D. in Anthropology required.  Teach seven courses per academic year (3-1-3), including regular delivery of Introduction to Anthropology and opportunities to take students abroad during the January term or summer. Specialization open within the subfields of archaeology or biological anthropology, with a strong preference for those with empirically oriented field research programs that encourage undergraduate participation. Candidates with teaching experience in a liberal arts setting and/or the ability to offer a culturally-focused introductory course for the Latin American Studies minor are also desirable.

Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/.  Applications must be complete by November 1, 2019. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Allan Meyers, meyersad@eckerd.edu

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

  • LOR requested 10/22: they probably review the applications as they come.
  • LOR requested from recommender: 10/28 (x4)
  • 10/29 It looks like their application system auto-sends requests for letters.... It says: "Faculty applicants must list the name and email address for their 3 references. An email will be sent shorty after submission of your application to the reference writers requesting the letters of recommendation. Please communicate to your references that you have applied for a position at Eckerd College and have listed them as a reference. Applications will not be considered completed until all 3 references have been received".
    • 10/30: I'm not sure if that's actually how it's working, although I saw the same thing you did. I submitted my application on 10/19 and none of my references have been contacted to provide a letter.
    • I submitted mine on 10/14 and did recevie a request for letters on 10/28... Unless "shortly" is 2 weeks later?
    • I submitted mine on the 22 and none of my references have been contacted.
    • I submitted on 10/29 and LOR requested on 11/5
    • Submitted on 11/1 and LOR requested approx. 11/10
  • 12/2: Request for video interview 
  • Campus interview scheduled 12/18


Field Museum. Assistant Curator of African Anthropology and Archaeology[edit | edit source]

The Field Museum invites applications for an Assistant Curator of African Anthropology & Archaeology, including Egypt. The Field Museum's Anthropology Section has a record of scientific excellence in collections-based research, and we seek a colleague focused on using material culture to address pressing questions of global importance.  Our curators focus on research on the rise of urbanism and patterns of urban social life, as well as economic, environmental, and political anthropology, global heritage, and social resilience. We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills to develop an outstanding research program in African Anthropology who will complement our existing faculty expertise in the areas of comparative research. The candidate should also have strong ties to African and African descended communities and have a plan for engaging them with museum collections.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded field research program, to contribute to building and using the African Anthropology collections, and to participate in Museum exhibit, public outreach and education, and programmatic efforts. Close relationships with local universities, especially UIC and Northwestern, provide opportunities for participation in graduate and undergraduate training. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment. Applications should include: (1) a Curriculum Vitae; (2) a statement of research interests and career objectives; (3) names and contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation may be sought; and (4) copies of up to 5 relevant publications. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Apply online at www.fieldmuseum.org/careers. The Field Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culture that respects and embraces diversity, inclusion and equity in its workforce.

For inquiries, e-mail: anthrosearch@fieldmuseum.org

The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy. AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.

This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.

This employer offers health insurance benefits to eligible same-sex domestic partners. This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

- LORs requested 11/8 (x2)


- Request for skype interview 1/7

Furman University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Archaeology of East Asia (OFFER MADE & ACCEPTED)[edit | edit source]

Job Description: We seek an archaeologist with teaching and research specialization in East Asia and/or Southeast Asia and experience directing or running a field school and/or willingness to start one. A successful candidate will have experience directing student inquiry and research; commitment to engaged anthropology; and eagerness to teach undergraduates in a liberal arts setting. Furman values and supports interdisciplinarity and is especially interested in hiring faculty who will contribute to The Furman Advantage. The teaching load is 3-2. In addition to courses in the candidate's areas of expertise, the candidate will ideally be prepared to teach introductory courses in archaeology and Asian Studies as well as anthropological theory and methods. Ability to teach GIS mapping and analysis is desired. PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed: a letter of interest that describes the candidate's research expertise, teaching experience, and pedagogical approaches, C.V., diversity statement, and complete contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe how the candidate's teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2019.

Request for Zoom interview (11/22) x1

Any updates? x2

I have heard from a reliable source that they have contacted applicants for on-campus interviews.

Heard from a reliable source that an offer was made and accepted.

Gettysburg College: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Anthropology [OFFER MADE & ACCEPTED][edit | edit source]

Job Summary: The Department of Anthropology at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Anthropology beginning August 2020. We seek an archaeologist who specializes in public archaeology, museum studies, and/or stakeholder-community relations and who is committed to collaborating with indigenous or historically marginalized groups in knowledge production and representation. Their geographical focus can be based in the Americas, Africa, or Asia-Pacific. Candidates should have a genuine interest in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment in a department focused on building linkages between archaeology and cultural anthropology. The teaching load for this position is five courses per two-semester year (3/2). The successful candidate will teach an introductory course as well as upper-level courses and a first-year seminar, and provide archaeological field opportunities for students.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology preferred at time of appointment. Teaching experience as lead instructor required. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please visit our website to submit your electronic application on our website. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, list of possible courses, and the names of three professional references (at least one of whom can comment on teaching effectiveness). As part of the cover letter or teaching statement, we invite you to elaborate on your cultural proficiencies and experiences engaging an increasingly diverse student body. Professional references for short-listed candidates will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Applications should be submitted by November 10, 2019, for best consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Department Chair Amy Evrard

EEO Statement: Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Required Documents:

    Cover Letter

    Curriculum Vitae

    Teaching Philosophy

    Potential Course Offerings



  • Contacted for Additional Materials 11/27
  • Skype interviews 1/31
  • Any news on whether they have moved to campus interviews? (3/8)

Kiel University (Germany): Deadline 18 November 2019[edit | edit source]

eadline 18 November 2019 Professorship for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology (W3) Professorhip for with a focus on prehistoric archaeology and social archaeology. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.The core focus of the professorship is localised in the field of prehistoric archaeology and social archaeology. In addition to the application of traditional methods, extensive theoretical knowledge on social archaeology and on the social-archaeological evaluation of the enhanced range of methods provided by the natural sciences are expected.
For interdisciplinary cooperation at Kiel University, both the readiness to participate in the synthesis of archaeological, natural science and social-theoretical knowledge as well as the willingness to carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis on the development of prehistoric societies are required.
Included among the tasks of the professorship are teaching responsibilities associated with the existing courses of study in prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology as well as the organization and conduction of representative research on prehistoric archaeology in order to generate new impulses to this field. Within the scope of the Excellence Cluster ROOTS, the applicant should take part in the subcluster Social Inequality and contribute to its theoretical positioning.Prerequisites for employment

  • Scientific investigations on prehistoric and social-archaeological questions, in particular on the interpretation and methodological discussion of archaeological and natural science data
  • High-ranking publications in German and/or English
  • German proficiency on a native language level (or the willingness to acquire language skills within 2 years in order to hold classes in German) and very good English language skills
  • A completed Master's degree in prehistoric archaeology or an equivalent degree
  • A relevant, qualified doctoral degree (with a minimum rating of magna cum laude or an equivalent rating)
  • Habilitation, a positively interim-evaluated junior professorship or comparable scientific achievements in the field of prehistoric archaeology
  • Proof of courses held on social archaeological and prehistoric questions
  • Proof of the acquisition of externally funded projects with personal responsibility
  • Field research

Further desired prerequisites

  • Proof of cooperation in interdisciplinary collaborative projects
  • Proof of the conception and organisation of scientific conferences

Requirements Requirements for the position are an excellent PhD in the field of  Archaeology and proof of further scientific achievement through a junior professorship, habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) in Archaeology or the completion of a second scientific monograph in the field (published or completed manuscript). A substantial and internationally visible publication record concerning diverse aspects of urban archaeology is also required, along with evidence of success in external funding applications. Experience with collaborative or international research programmes is particularly desirable. Good command of the German and/or English language, alternatively the willingness to learn the German language, is an essential prerequisite.The position is opened with respect to Art. § 61 and § 63, Section 1 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Schleswig-Holstein. For additional information please refer to the website www.berufungen.uni-kiel.de.The Christian-Albrechts-University wishes to increase the number of female academics in faculty positions and encourages applications from qualified women. Female applicants will be treated with priority if their qualifications and achievements are equal to those of male applicants.Applications from academics with disabilities will be treated with priority in case of equal qualifications. We explicitly encourage candidates with a migration background to apply.
Candidates are not required to submit a photograph with their application and are requested not to do so.Job application Applications in German or English including CV, certificates of academic degrees, list of publications, information on teaching experience, a list of grants awarded together with private and academic postal and email-addresses and telephone numbers must be submitted by November 18th, 2019 to the Dean of the Philosophical Faculty, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 24098 Kiel, Germany. Please send your application preferably in a single PDF-file via email to bewerbungen@philfak.uni-kiel.de.

  • Why would a prehistoric archaeologist (myself) have a degree in Classical Archaeology? 10/29
  • This is a (major) typo in the ad - confirmed with Kiel. 
  • 12/13: Got an email saying the search is being discontinued and relisted

George Mason University (VA): Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Environmental Archaeologist Deadline 1 October 2019 (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED)[edit | edit source]

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Environmental Archaeologist

The George Mason University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in environmental archaeology (geographic area open), to begin August 2020 (teaching load is 2:2). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity and excellence among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 

Qualifications: 

The Anthropology Program seeks an environmental archaeologist with one or more of the following areas of interest: climate change, diet, resilience and adaptability, transformation and collapse, and cultural resilience including areas surrounding the integration of socioecological systems with the ritual and symbolic domains of past lifeways. Excellence in fieldwork and laboratory skills is required. We prefer candidates focused on hunter-gatherers or nomadic pastoralists, but outstanding candidates working across geographic and subsistence boundaries are encouraged to apply. The capacity to teach a large, upper-division undergraduate course on the prehistory and history of climate change and introductory archaeology is expected.

The successful applicant must have teaching experience and a Ph.D. in-hand at the time of application. All applicants are expected to demonstrate a productive research and publication trajectory as well as a record of extramural funding.

Please submit the following documents: 2-page statement of interest covering research interests and achievements; curriculum vitae; a 1-page statement addressing how the applicant’s training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity; and list of three references. Applications should be submitted at jobs.gmu.edu (Recruitment Number FAC7763; Position Number: F5369z) by October 1, 2019. Please contact Daniel H. Temple with any questions: dtemple3@gmu.edu.  

About Us:

We are a three-field program that offers a B.A. and M.A. degree in anthropology. There are many opportunities for cross- and interdisciplinary collaboration across units. Women and minority candidates especially are urged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience.

​​​​​​Internal Number: Position Number: F5369z

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is nearly 33,000, with students studying in over 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. George Mason University Where Innovation Is Tradition! George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity. Women and minority candidates are especially urged to apply.

  • To apply visit the George Mason University site
  • Request for additional materials 10/3 (x5)
  • Phone interview scheduled 10/18
  • Phone interview completed 10/22 (x1)
  • Has anyone been invited to campus yet?
    • Campus interviews scheduled (11/8)

  

Grand Valley State University TT-Position(s?)[edit | edit source]

Does anyone know if they are hiring one or two positions? The job description changed while open, saying they received money for a Distinguished position.    --I went ahead and applied and got a request for more materials and Letters of Rec for the original job decription title. Additional info was due Jan. 10.     Anyone have additional info?

I sent additional info before the Jan 10 deadline, along with LORs sent directly to them. Heard nothing so far. Still unclear if this is one job opening or two. Nothing listed on university events calendar. Anyone with info????

  • Undergrad student contact provided names of job talk individuals--all prehistoric researchers; fairly local folks
     




Memorial University of Newfoundland: Joint Tenure-Track position, Assistant Professor, Archaeology and Geography[edit | edit source]

Posted: November 15, 2019

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 170 regular faculty members in 15 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting around 4,500 students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences houses, among other units, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books, and the Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore and Language Archive, and the Aboriginal Languages Archives. Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive collection of journals in the region. Please see http://www.mun.ca/hss/. NOTE: All applications should quote the appropriate position number. 


The tenure-track position listed below is anticipated to commence July 1, 2020, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. A completed earned doctorate (or recognized terminal qualification in the discipline) is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree.) Please see below for required materials. Please direct any questions about the below noted position to the department head. The application must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Applications should reach the Head no later than January 31, 2020.

DEPARTMENTS OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY
POSITION#: F03954-2019-65 The Departments of Archaeology and Geography invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching and other academic responsibilities will be divided between Archaeology (60%) and Geography (40%). The successful candidate will have a PhD in Archaeology, Geography or a cognate discipline, with particular research skills and interests in the generation, analysis and archival dissemination of digital and quantitative data (“digitalization”; e.g. data science methods, probabilistic (Bayesian) and predictive modelling, legacy data digitalization, Indigenous cartographies, quantitative methods, Geographical Information Systems). Archaeology and Geography currently share active research interests relating to Indigenous Peoples, arctic and northern regions, environment (including paleoenvironment) and natural resources, and oceans and fisheries, particularly, but not exclusively, as these bear on regions adjoining the Northwest Atlantic. The candidate will be expected to develop research and teaching programs within one or more of these areas that foster digitalization and interdisciplinarity. Letters of application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, and names and addresses of three referees, and forwarded by January 31, 2020 to: Dr. Peter Whitridge, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7, peter.whitridge@mun.ca. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify them-selves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.



Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma: Research Faculty (Archaeologist III)  Deadline 15 November 2019 [edit | edit source]

The Oklahoma Archeological Survey at the University of Oklahoma seeks applications for an Archaeologist III position.  This is a 12-month appointment as faculty within the College of Arts & Sciences.  The selected candidate will uphold the survey's legislative mandates: "To research Oklahoma's archeological record; to work with state and federal agencies, and the citizens of Oklahoma to preserve significant archeological sites; and to disseminate information about Oklahoma's cultural heritage through publications and public presentations."

We seek an archaeologist with a specialization in Archaic to historic archaeology of native peoples of the North American Plains or surrounding regions with a specialization in plant use, diet and health, and environmental change among native groups of the Plains. Ideally, the candidate will focus on paleoethnobotany. The search committee will also consider candidates who focus on ancient pollen studies, bioarchaeology (human skeletal remains) with a focus on climate and population health, or other related specializations. Following the mandate of the survey, the research faculty member will conduct their primary research on archaeological sites within Oklahoma.

Qualifications:

The required qualifications are:

1. Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in archaeology

2. Research focus on Archaic to historic period plant use, human health and diet, and/or environmental change in the human past

3. General knowledge of Oklahoma, Southern Plains, and/or North American archaeology

4. Demonstrated ability to administer field and laboratory research projects resulting in publication of results

The desired qualifications are:

1. Demonstrated ability to obtain research grants and support funding for research

2. Interest in archaeological research in and relevant to Oklahoma

3. Ability to present archaeological findings and information to the public

4. Demonstrated ability to work with avocational archaeologists and the general public

Application Instructions:

To apply, applicants MUST upload a cover letter, current Curriculum Vita, and three references (with contact information) to the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/68427. For final candidates, three confidential letters of recommendation will be required. A review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 but will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate an August 1, 2020 start for the position. The proposed salary range is $60,000 to $67,000 annually.

Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related fields. The OU Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center campuses offer programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa. OU enrolls almost 32,000 students, has more than 2,800 full-time faculty members, and has 21 colleges offering 172 majors at the baccalaureate level, 156 majors at the master’s level, 81 doctoral-level majors and 54 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $2.05 billion. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. www.ou.edu/eoo.


===University of Oklahoma, Sam Noble Natural History Museum Director The University of Oklahoma seeks a Director for the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History https://apply.interfolio.com/73214

The Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a visionary leader to serve as Director and to work collaboratively with an outstanding professional staff. The Museum is the state’s natural history museum and an organized research unit of the university. It is also a space for celebrating the state’s rich cultural and natural heritage, and engages in significant outreach and educational activities designed to serve a diverse and inclusive community.

The Museum contains over 10 million artifacts and specimens in a 198,000-square-foot facility. It houses notable collections in archeology, ethnology, linguistics and linguistic anthropology, herpetology, ichthyology, invertebrates, mammalogy, ornithology, genomic resources, invertebrate paleontology, paleobotany and micropaleontology, and vertebrate paleontology. The Museum also plays an important role in Native language preservation by hosting the annual Native American Youth Language Fair. Oklahoma is home to thirty-nine federally recognized tribes, and the Museum collaborates with tribal partners to foster respect for sovereignty and preservation of Native American language, art and culture.

The Museum has received a total of four national and international awards, including the prestigious National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, for its commitment to collection stewardship, outreach and education activities, and public programs.

Responsibilities of the Director

The Director reports to the Senior Vice President and Provost of the Norman Campus, and is expected to (1) oversee museum activities including collections and research, education, exhibits, public programs, security, administration, personnel management, facility maintenance, and publicity; (2) integrate and deploy the museum’s programs to meet state and university needs; (3) increase outside financial support, including acquisition of private, state, and federal funds; (4) serve as a liaison with the university administration and with departments associated with the museum; (5) interact with public constituencies and articulate for them the museum's vision and educational mission; (6) develop and update policies and lead long-term planning; and (7) manage the museum's budget. The Director may have an academic appointment in the appropriate degree-granting academic department within the university.

The ideal Director will be a proven leader with exceptional communication skills, and a deep understanding of the role of museums in heritage preservation, research, and community engagement. The Director will have the knowledge and experience to inspire staff and supporters. She/He/They will bring a combination of visionary leadership, managerial expertise, fundraising experience and presentation skills to keep the museum at the forefront of innovations in heritage, conservation and public engagement. A strong knowledge base in one or more of the museum’s collections and programmatic areas is preferred.

Qualifications Requirements

Applicants must have: a minimum of five years of progressive management and administrative experience in a complex museum or comparable institution; (2) a terminal degree in a relevant field; (3) a record of scholarly research and/or creative activity equivalent to tenured faculty; (4) demonstrated strength in areas of fundraising and financial management.

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of collections acquisition and management, exhibition, public service, and who have a successful history of working with diverse academic and public constituencies.

Applications must include a full curriculum vitae, a letter of interest in the position, a statement demonstrating commitment to diversity and inclusion, a delineation of the qualifications of the candidate for the position, a vision statement for the museum and the role of the Director in attaining that vision, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Application Instructions


Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio/ByCommittee at:

Screening of applications will begin February 28, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer. Visit the SNOMNH web site at: www.samnoblemuseum.ou.edu.

--Posting here because it is open to Anthropology/Archaeology --Outgoing director is an anthropologist

The Pennsylvania State University. Professor of Anthropology, Open Rank (CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University (https://anth.la.psu.edu/) invites applications for two tenure-track positions in archaeology starting Fall Semester 2020. Rank is open as we intend to fill early (Assistant Professor) to mid-career (Professor) positions.

We seek outstanding archaeologists whose interests and skills are consistent with the Anthropology Department’s integrative, scientific, and quantitative approach to studying the human condition, and its long tradition of sociopolitical, population, ecological, and evolutionary research. Methodological and geographical areas of expertise are open. Candidates’ areas of interest might include, but are not limited to, human responses to climatic and environmental change, population growth and distribution, health and diet, intensification of subsistence systems, and sociopolitical and economic systems, especially as they relate to inequality, migration, and settlement.

Candidates must be engaged in active fieldwork and laboratory research that complement existing departmental programmatic strengths. Successful candidates must demonstrate effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to obtain external funding, a strong publication record, and an innovative and integrative research program with a commitment to community engagement. We encourage collaborative research projects within the department and across the university through its various interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences [https://www.huck.psu.edu], Institutes of Energy and the Environment [www.iee.psu.edu], Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment [http://agsci.psu.edu/hdnre], Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology [1], Population Research Institute [2], and the Graduate Program in Demography [3]).

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. George R. Milner (ost@psu.edu).

Applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae detailing your educational background, employment history, grants, and publications; 3) a statement covering research and teaching interests, as well as how they relate to a commitment to diversity and inclusion (maximum 2 pages); and 4) the names, addresses, and emails of three or more references. To apply, please upload materials as a single PDF file at https://psu.jobs/job/89754.

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. EEO Is The Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact HR Services at vacancy@psu.edu or 814-865-1473.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

NOTES:2 openings.The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy. AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.

This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression. This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

Internal Number: 89754

  • LORs requested 10/7/19
  • Sent to candidate or direct to references?
    • To candidate
  • Campus Visits Scheduled
  • Rejection email from the chair (11/9) x4


Queens College, CUNY (NY): TT Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology of North America Deadline December 2, 2019[edit | edit source]

Queens College, CUNY seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Historical Archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate should have an active research program in North America on the archaeology of the African diaspora, slavery, indigenous societies, colonialism, or immigration.

Teaching priorities include 1) course in the geographic area of specialization; 2) Historical Archaeology; 3) Introduction to Archaeology; and 4) Research Design and Method. Preference will be given to candidates whose research demonstrates effective application of quantitative approaches to data analysis and a field or laboratory research project that could involve Queens College undergraduate students.

The Department emphasizes an integrated four-field approach to anthropology and is associated with the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology has 16 full-time faculty, 120 majors in the BA program, and an enrollment of 3,000 undergraduate students in its courses every semester. The faculty is unionized, and CUNY offers an excellent benefits package.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to cuny.jobs
  • In the box under "job title/ keyword", enter "21239"
  • Click on "Assistant Professor - Anthropology"
  • Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.



Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

  • Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.



CLOSING DATE:  December 2, 2019

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. The successful candidate should have an active research program in historical archaeology of North America, research record demonstrating effective application of quantitative approaches to data analysis and the ability to offer a field or laboratory research project that could involve Queens College undergraduate students.

Internal Number: 21239

About Queens College, City University of New York: Founded in 1937, Queens College is dedicated to the idea that a first-rate education should be accessible to talented people of all backgrounds and financial means. The college’s strong liberal arts curriculum—with over 170 undergraduate and graduate programs—assures students an education for a fulfilling life and career. The students of Queens College represent a vibrant mix of cultures; they hail from over 128 countries and speak 79 languages and dialects, providing an extraordinary educational environment. About 35 percent of them are from the first generation in their families to attend college. Queens College, with one of the most rigorous admissions standards in the City University of New York system, has nearly 20,000 students enrolled in its four divisions of Arts and Humanities, Education, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Queens College has an outstanding faculty of more than 600 full-time and more than 1,000 part-time teachers and scholars.


Any news on this one??

Anyone hear anything?

Additional materials were due 1/5. 

Rice University (TX): TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology) Deadline December 1, 2019 PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin July 1, 2020. Assistant professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. The successful candidate will have demonstrated promise for a national/international reputation in research in anthropological archaeology by their outstanding record of publications and ability to attract external grant funding for an active research program. In addition, they will excel in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests enhance the department's existing strengths in the archaeology of Africa and the African Diaspora, and who have research expertise in geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology and/or remoting sensing/GIS and are willing to develop those specializations at Rice. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Museums and Cultural Heritage program at Rice. Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2020. The application deadline is December 1, 2019. A complete application must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Education Required: PhD or other Doctoral Degree Requisition Number: F19055 Open Date: 05/01/2019 Close Date: 12/01/2019 Open Until Filled: No Desired Start Date: 07/01/2020 Position Status: Full-Time Benefits Eligible: Yes Special Instructions to the Applicant Required documents include the following: • Letter of Application, that includes teaching and research interests • Curriculum Vitae • Contact information for 3 references References will be contacted at the discretion of the search committee, not upon application submission. Posting Link http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/18522


- Link dead? (12/2- It would appear that the link is dead because the posting has closed)

- Recevied an email acknowledging receipt of application and indicating that phone interviews will be scheduled in mid- to late January (12/20) x3

-Request for additional materials 1/8/2020

-Phone interview scheduled 01/14/2020


- Skype interview 01/27/20

- Anyone heard back? 02/24/20 x3

- Job talks on the dept calendar for 2/20, 2/24, 3/5, 3/12

- No update or rejection even after contacting HR 3/10


- Rejection received 05/13

Salve Regina University (RI): TT Assistant/Associate Professor in Cultural and Historic Preservation  Deadline Open Until Filled (Comments Below say OFFER ACCEPTED)[edit | edit source]

About Salve Regina University: Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine and among the best regional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.
Job Description: Salve Regina University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Cultural and Historic Preservation starting September 2020. The successful applicant will teach in the Noreen Stonor Drexel cultural and historic preservation program, one of eight undergraduate programs recognized by the National Council for Preservation Education. Candidates should have expertise in teaching and practicing anthropological archaeology within a broad framework of historic preservation (e.g. public archaeology, cultural resource management). Candidates who emphasize hands-on, experiential teaching and who employ current technologies (e.g., photogrammetry, Geographic Information Systems, and archaeological geophysics) in their preservation practice are strongly encouraged to apply. While the geographic area and time period of a candidate's research and practice is open, they should be able to take advantage of the local area's rich archaeological heritage. They should also be committed to local community engagement through partnerships with local preservation and cultural institutions. The successful candidate will work with the program's architectural historian to develop and teach courses covering archaeological method and theory, laboratory applications, introduction to Graphic Information Systems, and special topics. The successful candidate will also teach anthropology courses and to collaborate with colleagues in the Cultural, Environmental, and Global Studies Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teaching and Advising This position requires a teaching load of seven courses per academic year, which will include both anthropology and historic preservation topics. Along with the coordinator of the program the successful candidate will also be responsible to academic advising and internship coordination.

Research The successful candidate is expected to maintain a record of significant scholarship within their field. This position also requires collaborative research with undergraduate students through fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology along with historic preservation related experience (e.g. public archaeology or cultural resource management). Candidates should also have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and publication, as well as a desire to conceptualize and teach courses that will prepare undergraduate students for entry into the preservation field or for admission to graduate school. The successful candidate will also have extensive experience in advising students and a record of placing students in graduate programs.
Additional Information: Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify. URL: www.salve.edu

  • Skype Interviews scheduled (10/2)(x2)

On Campus Interviews (11/14)

Offer Made and Accepted (1/13)

Stanford University: Assistant Professor, Archaeology; Deadline: October 25, 2019 CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in archaeology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful applicant must be engaged in research that complements and expands the existing profile of the Department, including theoretical and methodological strengths and an active program of fieldwork. Candidates should demonstrate interests that engage a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body.

For full consideration, materials must be received by October 25, 2019. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2020. Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, one example of written work, and the names of three referees to Professor Lynn Meskell, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034.

Application materials should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical mission.

  • Not sure I have ever seen such a vague job add. I could not find any other more detailed job description. Does anyone know anything else about this position?
  • Ha! If you don't already know what Stanford wants with this job than you ain't gettin it!
    • This response is nasty and unhelpful. If you have some insider knowledge you want to share, do so. If you suffermerely from disenchantment with the job market, I'm sure you know you are not alone (10/21)
  • It is a vague advertisement--and there was no addtional information available to be found (at least publiclly). Obviously they will get hundreds of applications. I'd still apply, and look at their department strengths and orientation.
  • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION REQUESTED (Oct 31, 2019) x2
  • That was fast. They must have gotten hundreds of applications.
    • I literally submitted an application just to spite them because I thougth something like this would happen.
    • I've been on search committees before and I can't believe they went through that volume on applicants in under a week!
  • Huh. For those who made the cut, were the applicants notified or just the letter writers?
  • Didn't contact me (letter writer let me know)
  • Scheduled video conference interview (11/20) x2
  • Scheduled on-campus interview (12/11)


Temple University, Specialist in Ancient Mediterranean[edit | edit source]

Cross-Posted with [Art History Wiki]https://academicjobs.wikia.org/wiki/Art_History_Jobs_2019-20#Temple_University_-_Specialist_of_the_Ancient_Mediterranean

  • 1/20: Zoom Interview Request
  • 2/2: Recc letters due
  • 2/6: Rejection
  • Does anyone have any updates regarding campus invitations for Temple?

Texas State University: Tenure track assistant professor in archaeology[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in archaeology, at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to department’s baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, M.A. in anthropology, and Ph.D. in applied anthropology. For information about the Department, please visit www.txstate.edu/anthropology . For information about the Center for Archaeological Studies, please visit cas.anthropology.txstate.edu/.

Responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and applied archaeology; developing external funding to support an active research program; and contributing to the department and university through service activities. The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and public 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.

Preference will be given to applicants with 1) peer-reviewed publications in the prehistoric archaeology of Texas or adjacent regions; 2) experience in teaching, or the ability to teach, courses such as Introduction to Archaeology, Texas Archaeology, North American Archaeology, CRM Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Archaeological Methods, and Field School; 3) an active research program, or clear plans to institute an active research program in areas that complement our current faculty research activities; 4) experience in methodologies and/or technologies that expand on those currently offered by the department; 5) evidence of external research funding, or a plan to obtain future external research funding that would support the candidates research and/or teaching agendas; 6) experience with education and outreach to the public; and (7) a commitment to advancing diversity.

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/25631.

For full consideration all application materials must be received by October 25, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting experience and qualifications with regard to (a) the position’s responsibilities, (b) the required and preferred qualifications, and (c) the applicant’s comments on diversity; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 3) the names and contact information of three references.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Emily Brunson, Search Committee Chair, at ebrunson@txstate.edu.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

At the time of application, applicants are required to have a PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology and a research agenda in the prehistory of Texas or adjacent regions, which may include the Southwest, Plains and Southeast of the U.S, or Northern Mexico.

The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy. AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.

This employer does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.

This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.

This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

  • I posted this previously but I guess someone deleted it. Remote interview scheduled. 
  • Campus interviews scheduled.

Texas State University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology of Mesoamerica - Deadline December 13, 2019 (SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in archaeology, at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2020. Applicants are required to have 1) an active research program in the complex societies of Mesoamerica, and 2) a Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology, or a closely related field, at the time of application.

The department has baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, a M.A. in anthropology, and a Ph.D. in applied anthropology. We believe that an academic department is a scholarly community formed by faculty, staff and students that creates an environment of learning for all. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort. Go to www.txstate.edu/anthropology information about the department, and to www.cas.anthropology.txstate.edu for information about the Center for Archaeological Studies.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology and applied archaeology; support an active research program with external funding; and contribute to the department and university through service activities.

Preference will be given to applicants with 1) an active research program in the archaeology of complex societies of Mexico; 2) peer-reviewed publications in the archaeology of complex societies; 3) evidence of external research funding, or a plan to obtain future external research funding that would support the applicant’s research and/or teaching agendas; 4) experience in one or more of the following applied areas: cultural resource management, international heritage management, laws and legislation, digital tools and methods, preservation, curation, consultation and collaboration with descendant communities, and public outreach and education; 5) experience in methodologies and/or technologies that expand on those currently offered by the department; 6) ability to, or experience in, teaching introductory, topical, applied, theory, and methods courses for undergraduate and graduate students; 7)ability to, or experience in, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; 8) a plan to recruit M.A. and Ph.D. students; and 9) a plan to promote diversity and inclusion in one or more of the following areas: instruction, scholarship, and public engagement.

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/26394. For full consideration all application materials must be received by December 13, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting experience and qualifications with regard to (a) the position’s responsibilities and (b) the required and preferred qualifications; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 3) the names and contact information of three references. For inquiries, please contact Dr. David Kilby at jdk95@txstate.edu.

The selected applicant will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Applicants are required to have 1) an active research program in the complex societies of Mesoamerica, and 2) a Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology, or a closely related field, at the time of application. Internal Number: 26394


- Contacted to schedule interview, references requested 1/17

Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline October 15, 2019  (PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in forensic anthropology to begin October 15, 2020. Candidates whose research area complements the existing strengths of the department in the Indigenous Americas are highly desired. Research focus is open, but candidates that have a successful research agenda specific to forensic anthropology as it applies to issues of human rights, genocide, and/or the excavation and interpretation of mass graves a encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have experience in GIS, quantitative analysis, anthropological DNA, or other methodological specialty and will contribute to the curriculum by teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology including Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Archaeology, and Human Skeletal Biology and Forensic Techniques.  The successful candidate will be expected to seek outside research funding.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Internal Number: 202016FAC  Phone interview scheduled 10/29 (x1)



Troy University, Assistant/Associate/Professor of Anthropology - Applications Under Review Until Position Filled[edit | edit source]

The Department of Social Science (https://www.troy.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-arts-sciences/departments/social-science/) at Troy University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant, associate, or full professor of Anthropology, anticipated to begin in January or August 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Biological Anthropology and quantitative methods in Anthropology. The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach four undergraduate and graduate courses per semester, conduct scholarly activities including research and publish their findings in academic publications. Full participation in departmental activities, serve on committees, advise and mentor students, and other duties may be assigned.

In-Class Teaching Percentage 50% Online Teaching Percentage 50% Minimum Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in Anthropology from a regionally accredited institution or will have earned a stated degree by the time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications

While the area of specialty should be Biological Anthropology, the subject of research is open. Preferential consideration will be given to the candidate who:
1. Has expertise in Forensic Anthropology or Bioarchaeology.
2. Demonstrates the abiiity to teach courses such as Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Osteology, Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology.
3. Shows the capacity to involve students in ongoing or potential research project(s) or grant(s).
4. Demonstrates the potential to form interdisciplinary partnership(s).

11/25 - Any updates?

  • 11/26 - Application Portal Still says "Under Review"
  • 11/21 - Invited for Video Interview to be completed Dec. 6.

University of British Columbia (BC, Canada): TT Assistant Professor of Greek Material Culture. Deadline Sept. 30, 2019 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETED[edit | edit source]

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in ancient Greek material culture to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong, ongoing commitment to research and teaching excellence. Any research focus within the material culture of the Greek world from the Neolithic through Hellenistic periods will be considered. We especially welcome candidates who complement the existing interdisciplinary strengths of the Department and who engage with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches (e.g., digital, post-colonial, scientific) in their research and teaching.

The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in a relevant field prior to taking up the position, and will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program leading to peer-reviewed publications. We are looking for a candidate committed to innovative teaching at a large, highly diverse public institution.  The position entails a teaching load of 4 courses per year (12 credits) and the successful candidate will be required to teach Greek archaeology and art at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The ability to teach ancient Greek would be an asset. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide mentoring and research training for undergraduate and graduate students and actively participate in departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies has a long tradition of leadership in ancient material culture and currently supports active field work in the Mediterranean, Europe and the Near East.  We would particularly welcome candidates who can engage with resources and collections within the Department and through the Laboratory of Archaeology and Museum of Anthropology. More about the programs, resources, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS can be accessed at: www.cnrs.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted online through the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies’ Internal Resources website at: (https://cner.air.arts.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/position-34924/). Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a one- to two-page description of current and future research plans, a one- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and one writing sample (20-30 pages).

Shortlisted applicants will be asked for evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence (including but not limited to student evaluations and/or peer assessments, one graduate course syllabus and one undergraduate course syllabus) and to arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees.

Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of CNERS. 

The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 30, 2019.

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

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • [10/26] Any updates?
  • Skype interview on 2 Dec
  • [12/19] Any further updates? Rejections or campus invites?
  • [2/7] Campus interviews completed

University of Chicago / Oriental Institute, Archaeology: Professorship in Mesopotamian Archaeology - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[edit | edit source]

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for an open-rank tenure-track, or tenured, faculty position in Mesopotamian archaeology.

The earliest date the appointment is anticipated to begin is July 2020; applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after January 15th.

Applications are welcome from scholars with a research focus in archaeological excavation and fieldwork, preferably of the Mesopotamian historical periods.  Engagement in the technologies and methodologies of landscape archaeology is also highly desirable.  The successful candidate will be expected to eventually direct the excavations of the Nippur expedition.  She or he should be able to teach a wide range of courses on Mesopotamian material culture, civilization, and history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication.

The successful applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins.

Applicants should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) referees (including e-mail addresses) from whom letters of recommendation may be requested.  These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities Website at: https://apply.interfolio.com/72119 

Job posting number: 56517 

No additional materials should be submitted at this time. 

Inquiries can be directed to oi-administration@uchicago.edu with the subject heading “Mesopotamian Archaeology Search.”

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

University of Georgia, Anthropology: TT Assistant Professor in Archaeology - Deadline Jan. 6, 2020[edit | edit source]

The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Science is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. We seek an outstanding scholar whose research and substantive interests focus on the anthropological archaeology of large-scale agriculture landscapes past, present, and future in ways that connect human livelihood with biophysical and hydrological processes to form complex social-ecological systems. Start date: August 1,2020.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies: Advanced expertise in archaeological science, environmental studies, quantitative methods, agent-based modeling, spatial or simulation modeling, and sensitivity analysis of collective decision-making at multiple scales along with regional expertise in the history and prehistory of large-scale agriculture in Mesoamerica, South America, Near East or Southeast Asia.

Responsibilities: Individual will hold the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology with responsibilities that include teaching, mentoring, and supervising undergraduate and graduate students, developing, obtaining  and carrying out independent research, and publishing findings in appropriate outlets. 

Applications:  We invite interested candidates to visit the Department of Anthropology site at (https://anthropology.uga.edu). Please submit applications online at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/128963. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 6,2020. The positions is open until filled. Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement of teaching experience and interests, and writing sample. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an online link for submitting letters of reference. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).  Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity,age,genetic information,disability,gender identity,sexual orientation or protected veteran status.  

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Woman, minorities and people with disabilities are  encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology or a related discipline, and have completed all the requirements for the degree by July 31,2020.

Internal Number: F0561P 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Anthropology: TT Assistant Professor in Archaeology[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Archaeology with a target start date of August 16, 2020. 

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Geographic area of research is North America. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in Indigenous archaeology and a commitment to collaborative research, ethics, and understanding of the principles of NAGPRA (Native American Graves and Repatriation Act), as well as an interest in organizing summer field schools. Candidates will be expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent archaeological research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or related field required.  Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment would be changed to Assistant Professor.  Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, two sample syllabi and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials by November 15, 2019. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board by Nov. 15th will be considered. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Professor Helaine Silverman at helaine@illinois.edu.

PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or related field required. 

Internal Number: 122195


  • [12/3] LOR requested - direct email to recommenders
  • [12/16] Any further updates? Requests for phone/skype interviews?
  • [12/18] Letters were due 12/15 and I haven't heard anything yet
  • [1/6] Campus interviews scheduled for end of January
  • Any updates?
  • An offer has been made and accepted.

University of Hawaii West Oahu: TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Historical Archaeology). Review of applications begins Nov. 1st [VIDEO CONFERENCE INTERVIEW STAGE][edit | edit source]

Title: Assistant Professor (Historic Archaeology)
Position Number: 0076305
Hiring Unit: University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu
Location: Kapolei
Closing Date: Continuous  - application review begins November 1, 2019
Salary Information:  Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. This position will be responsible for teaching upper and lower division courses in Archaeology.  Responsibilities include teaching courses in Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Archaeological Field Techniques, Archaeological Laboratory Techniques, Cultural Resource Management, Archaeology of Animal Remains, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Senior Project/Practicum--plus related courses in areas of the professor's expertise.
  2. In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UHWO are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the profession and broader community, teach courses using distance methods, participate in program assessment, advise students and supervise senior projects, practicum  and readings courses, and participate in faculty governance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD from an accredited college or university in Anthropology/Archaeology, with a specialization in Historical Archaeology.  (ABD candidates will be considered, but must complete all degree requirements prior to the appointment)
  2. Prior field and laboratory experience in Historical Archaeology.
  3. Willingness to arrange for a field school on Oahu.
  4. Potential for continued scholarly and applied research.
  5. The ability to effectively communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  6. Evidence of high quality teaching.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Proven ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities.
  2. Knowledge and experience in Forensic Archaeology, to complement the current Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology curriculum.
  3. Knowledge and experience in Cultural Resource Management, to contribute to the applied focus of the Anthropology concentration curriculum.
  4. Expertise in fauna/floral analysis, museum studies, GIS, or other applied laboratory skillset.
  5. Demonstrated ability to teach distance education courses.
  6. Proven ability to write and/or administer grants.

To see the full ad and apply:
Applications will only be accepted at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu/jobs/2543073/assistant-professor-historical-archaeology-76305 .  Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents. Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire). Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by August 1, 2020. If multiple applications are received from the same candidate, only the last one will be reviewed. Please do not include any self-identifying photos they will be redacted. PLEASE REDACT REFERENCES TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND BIRTH DATE ON TRANSCRIPT COPIES. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O'ahu and will not be returned Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NeoGov, you will need to create an account.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Christina Mello at melloc@hawaii.edu

  • Request for Zoom interview 11/20


University of Maryland: TT Assistant Professor in Environmental Anthropology (sub-discipline open) . Deadline Oct. 27, 2019 (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure track assistant professor for August 2020. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in the human dimensions of environmental change. The candidate must demonstrate an active research agenda with publications, field experience, extramural funding, and teaching excellence.

The Department is seeking a candidate with expertise in ecological or environmental anthropology, whose research focuses on the impacts of environmental change on peoples and communities across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Quantitative or modeling skills are essential. The ability to integrate qualitative approaches is also desired. Research on coupled natural and human systems is of particular interest as is cultural heritage, human health, and environmental justice. Successful applicants must show a strong theoretical and methodological focus and be able to work in an interdisciplinary setting.

The candidate must demonstrate an engagement with issues of diversity and inclusion and we invite candidates to explain how they incorporate these issues into their scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will serve as a role model for students, and contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity. The department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the development and implementation of a new interdisciplinary BS degree in Anthropology and are committed to our efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. The candidate is expected to teach courses in their area of interest at the undergraduate to graduate levels, a quantitative and statistical methods course on the graduate level, as well as established courses.

Geographic area and sub-discipline are open. For best consideration, apply by October 27, 2019.

Candidates should send in one pdf file the following information; 1) a cover letter that details their experiences and interests, 2) a teaching philosophy statement, 3) current curriculum vitae, 4) a writing sample, and 5) contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission only to https://ejobs.umd.edu. (Position # 118746).  Questions may be sent to the search coordinator, Nadine Dangerfield, 301-405-4737 or at nadine@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by October 27, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The Department of Anthropology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in the human dimensions of environmental change. The candidate must demonstrate an active research agenda with publications, field experience, extramural funding, and teaching excellence.

  • Rec letters requested & skype interviews scheduled (11/6) x2
  • Received a nice letter from the search committee chair stating that 4 applicants were invited for campus interviews (11/25)






The University of Nevada, Las Vegas: [Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Archaeology)] Deadline: 1 November 2019 (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS)[edit | edit source]

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology (Archaeology) in the UNLV College of Liberal Arts [R0118857].

Requirements of the position are that the candidate demonstrates an active research program in archaeology. We are searching for an anthropologically-grounded archaeologist with preferably four-field training and background. Applications from scholars specializing in the New World are encouraged, with a preference for an individual working in western North America, Mexico/Central America, or South America.  The position is for a prehistoric or protohistoric archaeologist, but the temporal focus is open and topics may span from the peopling of the Americas to the study of middle-range or complex societies.  Methodological expertise should add to, and theoretical focus should complement, existing departmental faculty strengths (see http://www.unlv.edu/anthro) We seek a dynamic scholar with an active research program, established fieldwork, and a proven record of scholarly achievement with publications and external funding. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a record of excellent teaching, as they will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses to undergraduate and graduate students.  As well, they will need to be able to offer courses in their area of specialization and to facilitate student access to lab and fieldwork.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a PhD from a regionally accredited college or university and must be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 1, 2019, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Karen Harry, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV  is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Any news?
  • 12/11 Form rejection email received x4
  • Did someone get an additional materials request?
  • Any news on this beyond rejections? Did anyone get an email about making the long or short list?
  • 2/6 Campus interviews underway this month

The University of New Mexico: [Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Archaeology] Deadline: 4 November 2019 [Short list made & interviews scheduled][edit | edit source]

The UNM Department of Anthropology and the UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology invite applications for a probationary tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Archaeology. The successful candidate will maintain a strong field- and collections-based research program involving students. The candidate’s 50% Departmental duties include teaching two formal courses per year in the Department of Anthropology, supervising graduate students, and participating in Department service and governance.  The candidate’s 50% Museum duties also include overseeing the curation and continued development of the archaeology collections and participating in Museum public programs, exhibit development and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or related field by the start date for the position;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the archaeology and material culture of the Native American US Southwest and/or Northern Mexico borderlands;
  • Evidence of museum background and experience including one or more of the following: collection development and curation, exhibition development, knowledge and experience with Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated research excellence as reflected in one or more of the following:  active and ongoing field or collections-based research, peer reviewed publications, external research funding;
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: Indigenous archaeology, cultural heritage theory and practice, historic preservation;
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the Public Archaeology Program;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the contributions of university anthropology museums to research, teaching, and community engagement;
  • Experience and commitment to teaching excellence at graduate and undergraduate levels;
  • Experience with and demonstrated commitment to public engagement and community-based scholarship, including but not limited to a record of collaborating with Native communities;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

For best consideration, application materials must be received by November 4, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.  A complete application consists of a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and four two-page statements addressing your past, present and future plans and priorities concerning: (1) research, (2) teaching, (3) curation and the role of an anthropology museum in a research-oriented university, and (4) diversity and inclusion. For complete requirements and to submit application materials, see Assistant Professor & Archaeology Curator at https://unmjobs.unm.edu. (Requisition 10618) Questions related to this posting may be directed to committee chair, Carla Sinopoli (csinopoli@unm.edu)

UNM is both a research intensive university (Carnegie R1) and a minority-majority institution. It is located in Albuquerque, a city with a rich heritage in a culturally diverse, scenic landscape. The Department of Anthropology is family-friendly and comprises 25 tenure-track faculty members (http://anthropology.unm.edu/), ~150 undergraduate majors, a thriving graduate training program offering PhDs in Anthropology and MA degrees in Public Archaeology, and vibrant extramurally funded research programs.

The Maxwell Museum (https://maxwellmuseum.unm.edu/) holds collections of approximately 3 million objects derived from nearly a century of anthropological research in New Mexico and beyond. The collections are divided into three collecting divisions, each supported by a full-time collection manager. The museum maintains an active program of exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities and is committed to the use of its resources for public and community engagement and creating research and educational opportunities for UNM students. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

- Form rejection email sent (11/8) x3

  • This was a long, time-consuming application just to get rejected three days after the deadline. Asking for four two-page statements on top of CV and cover letter in the first stage is excessive. (x2!)

- Received a personalized rejection email from the search committee chair.  Was nice to receive and detailed enough to make me wonder if all rejected applicants got the same or just me. (11/11)

  • I got one, too, after the automated rejection. It was a nice letter, and appreciated. (x2)

- Received a request for additional materials (11/15) and letters of recommendation. - Any info on this? Has a shortlist been made? - Campus interviews are scheduled for Jan and Feb.

The University of Pittsburgh: Assistant Professor, Archaeology of Mesoamerica (OFFER ACCEPTED)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in Anthropological Archaeology with a regional focus in Mesoamerica to begin fall 2020, pending budgetary approval. Applicant must have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment. An active research program is essential, and candidates must be able to integrate graduate and/or undergraduate students in field and/or lab research. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research and publication.

Thematic and methodological areas of expertise are open, but should complement existing strengths in a program that stresses broadly comparative approaches in the anthropological archaeology of complex societies and the foundations of complexity. We particularly seek candidates who value collaborative, mutually respectful relations with international colleagues. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses in the fall term and two courses in the spring term, at undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates also will advise and mentor graduate students, contribute to departmental and wider university administration, and participate in the intellectual life of the department.

Apply here. The online application must include a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research expertise and teaching experience and pedagogical approaches. The application must also include a diversity statement, CV, and the names and contact information of three references (letters are not required with initial application).

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2019. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration, but members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Contact Dr. Elizabeth Arkush, Search Committee Chair with any questions.

  • Request for additional material, letters of reference, and Skype interview (11/9) x1
  • Received rejection e-mail addressed to "Dear [candidate name]". That's Dr. [candidate name] to you! 
  • Rejection e-mail (11/21) x3
  • Invitation for campus interview (12/18)
  • Offer made and accepted (2/25)

The University of Texas at AustinFaculty Position, Native American and Indigenous Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a faculty position in anthropology with an affiliation in Native American and Indigenous Studies, to start in Fall 2020.

Applicants with a focus in sociocultural anthropology, or socioculturally informed applicants from the other subfields of anthropology, will be considered. Applicants from closely related disciplines are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those candidates working in Native North America and entering at the rank of Assistant Professor, although others will be considered. The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active engagement with Native American and/or Indigenous peoples, thought, politics, and cultures.

We conceive of the field of Native American / Indigenous Studies broadly, in terms of both geography and identity, and we are especially interested in work that critically engages these very definitional questions both theoretically and empirically. The new member of our faculty will join a vibrant anthropology department and will be encouraged to actively participate in the process of building the interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Background check conducted on applicant selected.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 30th, 2020 in Anthropology or a related field and an established record of high-quality research and publications commensurate with rank. Applicants should also have a demonstrated record of effective classroom teaching.

Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a writing sample, a diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio by October 15, 2019.

Questions about application submission should be directed to adriana.d@austin.utexas.edu

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin has approximately 33 faculty members, spread across its four subfields: sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology. There are over 45 faculty affiliated with the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program.

Is there any movement on this at all? Different from the GIS position, below.


The University of Texas at Austin: Assistant or Associate Professor, specializing in Geographic Information Science [edit | edit source]

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for three faculty positions as part of a cluster hire in the areas of Maya archaeology, environment and religion.  The cluster represents a critical expansion of UT Austin’s long-existing strengths in the interdisciplinary study of Mesoamerica, a major cultural region defined by what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. It will bring to UT Austin three leading researchers in Maya civilization and culture, all using different approaches to address key questions in archaeology, visual culture, history, religion, and environmental change.  With these three new faculty positions we envision the development of a unique intellectual hub bridging work in the sciences and in the humanities. The three positions will be housed within existing departmental structures but will forge new and strong relationships among the Theresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS), the Departments of Anthropology, Geography and Environment, Religious Studies, and Art and Art History.

Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor specializing in Geographic Information Science with a focus on remote sensing technologies including LiDAR, and specialties in Mesoamerica, Maya Studies, and Complex Societies. This person will complement existing strengths and growing needs in research and teaching in the areas of Geographic Information Science, remote sensing, complex human-environment relations, and long-term environmental change. Applicants should be quantitative, remote sensing specialists with expertise in LiDAR who will advance understandings of how the spatial dimensions of archaeological features inform the diachronic understanding of complex past societies and environmental interactions as broadly defined. Research agendas may include how new spatial analytical technologies such as LiDAR shape and enhance our understanding and modeling of, for example, ancient land and water use, population dynamics, the human and environmental complex, political ecologies, societal structure, sustainability, spatial justice, and related issues. The successful applicate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Geography, Environmental Science, Sustainability Studies, Anthropology, and/or Urban Studies degree programs. Questions should be directed to Timothy Beach - beacht@austin.utexas.edu.

Qualifications[edit | edit source]

These positions are expected to begin in August of 2020, with salaries commensurate with rank and experience. All successful candidates should have a Ph.D. completed by August 15, 2020, should demonstrate potential for a successful publishing and research trajectory, and should have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher and a teaching philosophy helping to ensure success in the classroom.  Applicants to this position should demonstrate ability to teach required undergraduate and graduate courses, to teach specialized language and technique courses of their field, and to contribute to the work of other units on campus, such as the Mesoamerica Center, the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program.

We expect the successful candidates to develop strong research and publishing programs; to direct dissertations, MA theses, and undergraduate honors theses; to advise students working in relevant units on campus; and to exhibit a commitment of collaboration and service to their department(s), the Center, and other appropriate units on campus. In addition to specific departmental assignments, successful candidates will hold campus affiliations with the Mesoamerica Center, the Theresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, and/or Anthropology, and should connect to partner programs in (for example) the Center for Archaeological and Tropical Studies (CATS), Program for Belize Archaeological Project (PfBAP), Casa Herrera, the Texas Archaeological Research Lab, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Mexican American Studies, Linguistics, History, Geography and the Environment, and/or Religious Studies.

As noted, successful candidates for these positions will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of the cluster Maya Archaeology, Environment and Religion. Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member’s annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure.

Application Instructions[edit | edit source]

Please submit an electronic application via Interfolio, including a statement of interest (cover letter) that indicates the position to which you are applying. Deadline for applications is December 13, 2019, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Please include a CV, a diversity statement, a sample of recent scholarship, and a list of three references and their contact information. The University of Texas at Austin is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Applicants are welcome to include a brief description of how they would contribute to this goal in their cover letter. You may find help with the Interfolio using their Customer Support, help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


[Additional material (letters or reference) requested] Any news on this search?

My understanding is they are scheduling campus interviews. (2/4 confirmed)

The University of Texas at San Antonio: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Environmental Archaeology of Latin America. Open until filled; review begins 1 November 2019. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[edit | edit source]

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has embarked on a focused cluster hiring plan to recruit top-tier researchers in interdisciplinary areas of knowledge that will advance the study of Social and Environmental Challenges in Latin America.  Home to some of the largest bioreserves in the world and some of world’s most important biodiversity hotspots, Latin America’s environments are undergoing rapid transformation due to climate change, environmental degradation, and politico-socio-economic transformations across the region.  These forces are coupled in complex ways, and understanding the coupled dynamics of society, climate, and environment in Latin America presents a grand challenge that is fertile ground for transdisciplinary research.

To address this challenge, UTSA is recruiting a cohort of researchers from different disciplines whose research centers on environmental degradation, climate change, and the associated socioeconomic and political challenges and transformations in Latin America and the US-Mexico borderlands. The goal is to foster collaborative and transdisciplinary research to understand and confront the emerging social and environmental challenges facing the region.   This targeted cluster hire will build on and leverage our established research portfolio, propelling our ability to tackle and solve previously unsolvable problems. Hires are expected to build their own unique programs of research, as well as to collaborate with other hires in this cluster and with colleagues in their home department, college, and other colleges.

As part of this cluster, the Department of Anthropology seeks to hire an environmental archaeologist at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to start August 2020. We seek a scholar who studies the long-term relationships between past societies, environmental transformations, and climate change in Latin America (region open, including US-Mexico borderlands). Areas of specialty could include but are not limited to bioarchaeology, paleobotany, zooarchaeology, archaeological chemistry, ancient DNA, geoarchaeology, climate change, remote sensing, and “big-data” approaches.  We would welcome a scholar who employs methods that complement those used by current faculty. This hire would amplify the department’s strengths in New World archaeology and environmental anthropology.  The ideal candidate also creates transdisciplinary collaborative synergies with faculty hired as part of this cluster and existing faculty in UTSA’s Geography, Geosciences, Environmental Science, and Demography programs, the Center for Archaeological Research and other units.  The Department has a Ph.D. program emphasizing anthropology’s engagement with environmental issues. We are looking for candidates who will enhance this focus and who also will support the four-field emphases of our B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field at time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; an established record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor; demonstrated interest and experience in collaborative teaming and/or transdisciplinary research; desire and ability to contribute to graduate and undergraduate programs and to educate and mentor students from a culturally diverse urban population.

Preferred Qualifications: strong potential for securing external funding; commitment to a four-field approach to teaching and research; ability to complement existing faculty specializations; active field research program. Preferred candidates will be able to successfully teach and mentor diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students, and have the ability to contribute to the university’s commitment to inclusive excellence as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Responsibilities include: teaching basic courses in archaeology and general anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, methods oriented courses, and core seminars and topical graduate courses in areas of specialization; research and service in a program that offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.  

Applicants must submit:

  • a letter of application describing research, teaching, and service accomplishments and goals

that includes a discussion of the role that diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment

  • a CV
  • up to three representative publications
  • teaching evaluations if available
  • names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

Materials must be submitted on-line via jobs.utsa.edu.  Please reference posting TT20190060P. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Position close date 29 November 2019. Inquiries may be directed to the Cluster Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jason Yaeger (jason.yaeger@utsa.edu]).

Applicants selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • I'm curious, where did the text on the regional focus of this position come from? It is not posted on their application page as far as I can see, and I did not see it in adverts posted elsewhere (For example, here).
  • The regional focus is weirdly only in the announcement on the department website
  • Posting on UTSA website says review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Hah, I love that: "region open, including US-Mexico borderlands...."
  • Request for Skype interview (11/16) x 1 
  • approx. 11/26: Campus interview scheduled

University of Tuebingen, Full Professor, Archaeometry: Deadline: June 7[edit | edit source]

W 3 Professor of Archaeometry. to commence immediately.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching right across the field of Archaeometry. He/ she will be expected to carry out outstanding, internationally visible research activities as well as taking on co-responsibility for a new interfaculty center of archaeometry, which is currently in development, along with partners both within the University and outside it, such as the Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie gGmbH. The holder of this position must be expressly willing and able to carry out close interdisciplinary collaboration with all the University’s archaeology subjects.

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent international degree and postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness. Furthermore the holder of this position must have international experience and experience in successfully applying for and executing national and international third-party- funded projects.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Send your application together with the required documents (curriculum vitae and outline of academic career, scanned copies of certificates and degrees, publications list, list of teaching experience) along with up to 5 publications are to be sent in electronic form to the Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities (bewerbungen@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de) by June 07, 2020. Enquiries may also be sent to this address.

Website for this listing: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-humanities/faculty/vacancies-job-offers/#c1090161


University of Washington, Assistant Professor, Archaeology of Health and Wellness: Preferred Deadline: December 15[edit | edit source]

*ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time archaeologist with a focus on engaged health and wellness research with Indigenous or other descendant communities. Geographic and methodological expertise are open but should complement existing program strengths. Research should be innovative and methodologically rigorous. We seek candidates who are committed to transparency and open research approaches. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses in Anthropology, distributed between three academic terms (quarters), contributing to our undergraduate options in Archaeological Science and Indigenous Archaeology as well as to our archaeology graduate program. The candidate is expected to teach a method/lab course based in their area of expertise and a large lecture class, using innovative and inclusive pedagogies.

UW Anthropology faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Anthropology have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15). The position is expected to begin September 16, 2020 with the start of the autumn quarter. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Members of the Department of Anthropology maintain strong connections to a variety of other units on campus including American Indian Studies, Burke Museum, Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Center for Social Science Computation and Research, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, Department of Global Health, eScience Institute, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, Jackson School for International Studies, the Quaternary Research Center, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, the Science Studies Network, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students and over 27% Pell Grant students. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.

The successful candidate will have a record that includes archaeology of health and wellness with Indigenous or other descendant communities. They must demonstrate strong commitment to integrity, equity, access, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service. Applicants must have earned a doctorate — or foreign equivalent — in anthropology/archaeology, or related field, by the date of appointment; however, applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered.

To apply, use Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/70006) and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement (addressing teaching philosophy and approaches to both large lecture courses and lab/methods classes, and discussion of teaching challenges and their solutions), (4) a list of courses prepared to teach including at least one large lecture course and one method or lab class with one paragraph abstract for each, (5) research statement (explication of research activities and accomplishments as well as future plans) (6) diversity statement (statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship and/or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (7) the names and contacts for three referees. As a guideline, we are looking for 1-2 pages (single spaced) for each of the statements on teaching, research, and diversity. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Ben Fitzhugh, search committee chair, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by 5 PM PST, December 15, 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity: The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities.(https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).


  • Are they sure this is for an archaeologist?
    • Right?!
    • Exact same thought when I first read the description.
  • In case not obvious, internal info makes me think you should take the diversity statement very seriously


    • LOR, additional materials, and skype interview requested Jan 14, 2020 (x2)
    • On campus interview scheduled Feb 8, 2020

University of Wyoming: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Anthropology Open Until Filled (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED) OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology ESSENTIAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyominginvites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rankof Assistant Professor to begin in August 2020. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming isknown throughout the state of Wyoming and the region for itsleadership in research and public education about our uniquearchaeological heritage. The department is achieving national andinternational recognition for its research programs.In addition to the commitment to Wyoming-based research,Anthropology faculty offer UW international expertise in areas suchas Europe, Asia, Africa, Native America and more, constituting acenter of multicultural global research at UW. We seek an archaeologist with specialization in zooarchaeology.We have a strong preference for a scholar with specialization inthe hunting and gathering populations. The successfulcandidate will be capable of mentoring graduate and undergraduatestudent research in the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and adjacentenvirons AND show evidence of teaching effectiveness andgrantsmanship, a record of publication, and a field or lab-basedresearch program that could incorporate studentparticipation.Expected teaching includes a course inzooarchaeology as well as introductory and upper division coursesin archaeology. The successful candidate will also beresponsible for managing the department's comparative faunalcollection. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019.Position is open until filled. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Laramie, WY - 82071 =====MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    - Doctorate degree in Anthropology related field by date of appointment=====

- Specialization in zooarchaeology - Demonstrated record of grantsmanship - Demonstrated record of publication - A field- and/or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation - Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains - Ability to teach introductory and upper division courses in archaeology, including zooarchaeology   DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   - Expertise in prehistoric hunter-gatherers - Geographic area of specialization is open but preference given to applicants with experience in Western North America - Evidence of teaching effectiveness REQUIRED MATERIALS:   Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  

  • [12/20] Request for additional materials/skype interviews
  • [1/21] Campus interviews scheduled
  • [1/26] Has anyone received a rejection letter?
  • [3/18] Offer made and accepted

University of Vienna (Austria)Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Geoarchaeology Deadline 18 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

At the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of
Geoarchaeology (full-time position) is to be filled.

Addressed are candidates with an innovative research approach in geomatics and data science (GIS and geological data), a background in geoscience as well as a track record in archaeological science. Relevant geosciences include geochemistry, geomorphology, mineralogy, petrology, sedimentology/soil macro- and micro-morphology, geophysics; analyses of isotopes, heavy metals, proteins, lipids, and non-organic compositional analysis. The university has a wide range of technical equipment available. Cooperations, also across disciplines, within the University of Vienna and with other research institutions are welcome.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. 

We offer:

  • the opportunity to obtain a permanent position and eventual promotion to full professor. The successful candidate is hired as “Assistant professor” for a maximum duration of six years. If the candidate meets the conditions stipulated in the qualification agreement, the assistant professor is promoted to tenured “associate professor”, i.e. obtains a permanent position. If the conditions are not met, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract. Associate professors can be promoted to “full professor” through a university-internal competitive procedure. 
  • at least a salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff: section 49, job group A2 
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension scheme to its employees
  • a dynamic research environment
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/en). The University strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. Reference no.: 9735

The application deadline is 18.09.2019.


Letters of rejection sent 11/29 (x1)

University of Vienna (Austria)Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Methodology and Techniques from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic Deadline 18 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

At the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of
Methodology and techniques from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic (full-time position) is to be filled.

The Tenure Track position will cover the interdisciplinary field of “Methodology and techniques from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic” in its entire breadth, including the ritual, social, political, economic and cultural frameworks and associated social processes in Central Europe. Scholars working on the Palaeolithic and/or Mesolithic and/or Neolithic are invited to apply. Special emphasis will be placed on the application and further development of interdisciplinary methods and techniques for analysing raw materials and material culture. Relevant excavation experience should be demonstrated; planning and supervision of field schools (training excavations) is expected. The supervision and continued development of relevant collections of (stone) raw materials and artefacts from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic is likewise expected. Additional experience with the application and interpretation of prospection methods is welcome.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. 

We offer:

  • the opportunity to obtain a permanent position and eventual promotion to full professor. The successful candidate is hired as “Assistant professor” for a maximum duration of six years. If the candidate meets the conditions stipulated in the qualification agreement, the assistant professor is promoted to tenured “associate professor”, i.e. obtains a permanent position. If the conditions are not met, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract. Associate professors can be promoted to “full professor” through a university-internal competitive procedure. 
  • at least a salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff: section 49, job group A2 
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension scheme to its employees
  • a dynamic research environment
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/en). The University strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. Reference no.: 9735

The application deadline is 18.09.2019.

University of Washington, SeattleTenure-Track Assistant Professor in Archaeology  
Deadline December 15th 2019
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Position Description

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time archaeologist with a focus on engaged health and wellness research with Indigenous or other descendant communities. Geographic and methodological expertise are open but should complement existing program strengths. Research should be innovative and methodologically rigorous. We seek candidates who are committed to transparency and open research approaches. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses in Anthropology, distributed between three academic terms (quarters), contributing to our undergraduate options in Archaeological Science and Indigenous Archaeology as well as to our archaeology graduate program. The candidate is expected to teach a method/lab course based in their area of expertise and a large lecture class, using innovative and inclusive pedagogies.

UW Anthropology faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Anthropology have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15). The position is expected to begin September 16, 2020 with the start of the autumn quarter. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Members of the Department of Anthropology maintain strong connections to a variety of other units on campus including American Indian Studies, Burke Museum, Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Center for Social Science Computation and Research, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, Department of Global Health, eScience Institute, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, Jackson School for International Studies, the Quaternary Research Center, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, the Science Studies Network, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students and over 27% Pell Grant students. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a record that includes archaeology of health and wellness with Indigenous or other descendant communities. They must demonstrate strong commitment to integrity, equity, access, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service. Applicants must have earned a doctorate — or foreign equivalent — in anthropology/archaeology, or related field, by the date of appointment; however, applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered. Instructions: To apply, use Interfolio and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement (addressing teaching philosophy and approaches to both large lecture courses and lab/methods classes, and discussion of teaching challenges and their solutions), (4) a list of courses prepared to teach including at least one large lecture course and one method or lab class with one paragraph abstract for each, (5) research statement (explication of research activities and accomplishments as well as future plans) (6) diversity statement (statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship and/or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (7) the names and contacts for three referees. As a guideline, we are looking for 1-2 pages (single spaced) for each of the statements on teaching, research, and diversity. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Ben Fitzhugh, search committee chair, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by 5 PM PST, December 15, 2019.


University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Deadline: December 16, 2019 - Campus Interview stage[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in archaeology beginning in September 2020. The position is open in terms of research specialization within archaeology, however, preference will be given to applicants that complement the existing strengths of the department. In terms of teaching, the responsibilities of the position include teaching a variety of introductory and advanced courses in anthropology and archaeology, including general education courses. The position includes the expectation of the regular offering of an archaeological field school and maintenance and use of our archaeological collection. Depending on the area of expertise, the successful candidate may contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, as well as UW Oshkosh's ethnic studies and global citizenship/scholar initiatives. -Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field required. ABDs with the expectation of Ph.D. completion within one year of start date may apply.
-Record of excellence in teaching
-An active and productive research agenda related to anthropological archaeology

  • Does anyone know if this is for an inside candidate? Curious after perusing their department website.
  • Nope, it is not. Archaeologist just retired, this is a replacement.
  • Any news on this one? (1/8) 
    • 1/8 None here.
    • They are still working through all of the applications. 
  • Received invitation for phone interview (1/13) x3
  • Additional materials/letters requested (1/27) x1


Do folks know if they are strictly looking for Prehistoric?


Don't think so. I think it's pretty open.

Wake Forest University: tenure-track position in Anthropological Archaeology at the Assistant Professor levelDeadline: November 1, 2019 (OFFER MADE & ACCEPTED)[edit | edit source]

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of Anthropology is accepting applications for one tenure-track position in Anthropological Archaeology at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 2020.

We seek highly qualified candidates devoted to excellence in both teaching and research. To align with Wake Forest University’s commitment to inclusivity and contemporary issues of race, applicants should show an active engagement with diversity in their pedagogy and/or scholarship. A PhD in Anthropological Archaeology or a related discipline is required. Candidates should have an active research program, evidence of teaching excellence, and commitment to the engagement with and professional development of diverse undergraduate students through both theory and practice. A focus on the Americas is preferred; topical and theoretical focus should enhance the strengths of the faculty currently in the department. The department consists of eight tenure-track faculty and one assistant teaching professor/museum director and offers four-field training to undergraduate students.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, and ranked 11th in teaching among national universities. With 5,100 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” Click here for quick facts about the University.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including text on the candidate’s approach to diversity), and research statement. For full consideration applications should be received by November 1, 2019. 

Applicants should apply on-line by submitting a single PDF on our careers website

Alternatively, a hard copy can be sent to Steve Folmar, Chair, Wake Forest University, Department of Anthropology P.O. Box 7807, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

The Department of Anthropology promotes understanding and appreciation of human cultural and biological diversity. Through academic courses, scholarly and applied research, and public service, the Department provides the Wake Forest community with the tools and knowledge necessary for global citizenship. Composed of scholars representing all sub-fields of anthropology, the Department serves as the premier academic and practical resource for multicultural awareness and education in the University and Winston-Salem communities.

  • anything yet?
  • was told short list wouldn't be determined for awhile, maybe end of semester or beginning of next 
  • does this mean long-list candidates have indeed been contacted? 
  • still nothing?
    • Nothing here as of 12/9
  • Request for additional materials (sample publication and teaching portfolio) 12/18 (x3)
  • Skype Interview scheduled 1/8
  • Campus interviews scheduled 1/31
  • Offer made and accepted 3/16

Washington State University:  Two Tenure Track Assistant Professors-Archaeological Sciences Initial Review Sept 30, 2019 CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University in Pullman invites applications for two full-time, permanent tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology beginning August 16, 2020. The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We seek exceptional scholars who have innovative approaches to the archaeological sciences, which can include—but is not limited to—archaeometry, bioarchaeology, paleobotany, geoarchaeology, earth or environmental sciences, geochemistry, lithic analyses, molecular research, remote sensing methods or quantitative/spatial analysis. The area of geographic specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in applicants with research programs based in the Americas. The WSU Archaeology program has strengths in many aspects of archaeological method and theory, with a particular emphasis on materials analyses. We are seeking faculty members who can capitalize on the collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU.

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field earned by July 1, 2020
  • demonstrated specialization in archaeological science
  • active program of field and/or laboratory research, with the ability to integrate and provide opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students
  • ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropological Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds

Preferred qualifications for applicants include:

  • strong record of high impact publications
  • demonstrated past success and future potential for securing extramural funding
  • evidence of teaching excellence
  • capacity to complement and extend existing faculty strengths
  • a research agenda that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries

See the full Notice of Vacancy (available at https://anthro.wsu.edu/).

Candidates must supply a letter of application summarizing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information (including e-mail and phone numbers) for at least three references. Please apply online through WSU Human Resources (https://www.wsujobs.com/). Initial review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Send email enquiries to Dr. Erin Thornton, Search Committee Chair, at erin.thornton@wsu.edu.

Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

  • Anyone hear anything on this yet?
  • Nothing (10/25) x4
  • Just heard there were 275+ applications
    • ^I expected this, with such a general solicitation. 
  • Request for recommendations and additional info (11/7) x6
  • Did anyone get invited to campus yet? (12/15)
  • Campus interview scheduled (12/13) x2
  • Just saw this job reposted on Higheredjobs.com (4/27) -- any insights?
  • The reposting was apparently a mistake (4/28)

University of California, Santa Cruz: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Archaeology[edit | edit source]

Anthropology: Assistant Professor in Environmental Archaeology (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 1/03/20) Recruitment

Period Open date: November 4th, 2019 Last review date: Friday, Jan 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description The Department of Anthropology (https://anthro.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Environmental Archaeology. The successful candidate will employ laboratory-based methodologies to explore the longue duree history of human-environment interactions broadly defined. The specific methodological focus of the position is open, but we prefer ascholar who will help us build on existing department resources in zooarchaeology, or develop a new focus in paleoethnobotany. Desirable foci include, but are not limited to, the archaeology of subsistence, foodways, domestication, and climate change. This position will contribute to our existing focus on the archaeology of the colonial encounter and its legacies in West Africa, the Caribbean, and Western North America. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program, advise graduate students in their research area, advise, develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and perform university, public, and professional service. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to develop synergies with Cultural and Biological Anthropology faculty and students within the department (particularly in the fields of Environmental and Molecular Anthropology). We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Professor of Anthropology, tenure-track SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis). BASIC QUALIFICATIONS PhD or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or a closely related field and a demonstrated record of research and teaching. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by July 1, 2020. POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2020, with the academic year beginning in the Fall of 2020. Degree requirements must be met by July 1, 2020 for employment beyond that date.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs. APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00779 Please refer to Position # JPF00779-20 in all correspondence.

Reference Requirement Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 4 will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System. • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm. RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by January 3, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


  • Video interviews and References letters requested (1/17) x3
  • Anyone get a campus invite yet?
  **I have not heard anything....
  • Heard from a reliable source that finalists have been invited to campus

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[edit | edit source]

General Postdocs: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-20

Cultural Anth wiki: Cultural Anthropology 2019-2020


Indiana University[edit | edit source]

Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington seeks to hire an archaeologist for a 1 year Visiting appointment for the 2020-2021 academic year. Specific rank (Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Lecturer) to be determined based on whether the PhD is in hand at time of appointment and subject to change with degree conferral. We are particularly interested in a scholar with a methodological focus in faunal analysis, historical archaeology, and/or underwater archaeology, but the culture area and time period are open. Expertise in zoo archaeology preferred.

The candidate will teach 4 courses (2 per semester), including a large introductory class “Humans and Animals”,” and electives. Large classes will be online; smaller classes might be in person. Draft syllabi are welcomed, but not required, with the application.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related fields in hand by the time of appointment are preferred, but ABDs will be considered. Applications received by August 10 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Interviews will be conducted by Zoom. Applicants should submit a letter of application including information about relevant research and teaching goals and experience, a current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, evidence of teaching and scholarship effectiveness, and a statement on their experience and commitment to diversity. IU Anthropology is an established top-ranked four-field department with large graduate (primarily doctoral) and undergraduate programs. Indiana University offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Indiana University is a Research-1 equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University has recently strengthened its institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dr. Anne Pyburn, apyburn@indiana.edu, 130 Student Bldg, 701 E Kirkwood Ave Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405.

To apply, please submit (1) cover letter (2) CV (3) max 1-page research statement (4) max 1-page statement addressing diversity and equity through research, teaching, and service (5) contact information for three references.

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/9783


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA (July 15th)[edit | edit source]

Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Geosciences Research Division (GRD)


Reconstruction of Holocene Temperature and Precipitation

The Geosciences Research Division (GRD) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has an opening starting in 2020 for one Postdoctoral Scholar. The candidate will work on a project to develop a new reconstruction of Holocene temperature and precipitation in the d’Alpoim Guedes Laboratory. The objective is to create and update a database of paleoclimate proxies and downscaling these records to provide a high-resolution map of the impact of changing precipitation and temperature on the ability of different cultivars to complete their lifecycle. Overall, the objective is that these models will be integrated with population genomic data as well as data on archaeological site timing anddistribution.



Candidates should have demonstrated proficiency in “R” and in reproducible research; familiarity with paleoclimate proxy datasets: tree ring, speleothem, foraminifera etc. and; have an Interest in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of archaeology and climate science. In addition, candidates are required to have completed a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.



The position is now open for a two-year period, with an option for an additional one-year, dependent on funding and performance. It includes a minimum stipend of $55,596 plus benefits (higher for applicants with postdoc experience). Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UC San Diego.



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on July 15th.  Please e-mail a curriculum vitae with publications list, a statement of research interests and contact information for two references to Jade d’Alpoim Guedes at jguedes@ucsd.edu .



UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.


Bryn Mawr College: One year, full-time Lecturer position, Department of Anthropology - Feb 24, 2020 (SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Lecturer position to begin August 1, 2020, contingent upon budgetary approval and department staffing needs. We seek an anthropologically trained archaeologist who will add to and complement the existing curriculum. The teaching load is 3/3. The successful candidate will co-teach the lectures and labs for two sections of the introductory course on biological and archaeological anthropology, and offer three upper-division electives that focus on the candidate’s geographical and/or topical interests. Contingent on department needs, in lieu of one elective, teaching duties may include co-teaching one semester of the senior thesis seminar. Topical and geographic specialties open, with a preference for the archaeology of Meso- or South America, the Caribbean, or Sub-Saharan Africa, environmental archaeology and human-environment interaction, landscapes and/or geoarchaeology, complex societies, hunter-gatherers, or early colonial encounters.

A Ph.D. in hand by the start of the position is required, and previous teaching experience is preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses your teaching and research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi (no more than 3), and names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/73176.  Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world.  The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion.  We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students.  We have a student body of 1,350 undergraduates (34 percent are U.S. students of color and 22 percent are international students). There are 310 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Anthropology includes faculty who specialize in sociocultural, medical and linguistic anthropology, as well as biological and archaeological anthropology. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.


  • Request for references and skype interview (3/3)
  • Any news? (3/31)
    • Nothing yet
    • Heard an offer was made (4/4)

University of Illinois Chicago[edit | edit source]

Postdoctoral Research Associate- Bridge to the Faculty in Anthropology (Mesoamerican Archaeology) === Originally, the search close on Feb 1, it was then extended to Feb 14. Posting this here in case anyone has heard anything back.

Did someone delete the update that was posted here last week, "short list contacted for additional materials and LORs"? (3/2/20)
  • Would be interested to hear some background on the experience levels for these applicants. Seems like an unorthodox but maybe(?) intriguing position (4/15)
  • It appears that someone did (I was the orginal poster), but I know at least two people have been contacted...
  • Anyone hear anything on this??? (4/13/20)
  • Received rejection email (4/14/20)

'Lecturer - Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University. 'SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]


The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks applications for a Lecturer position with a focus in archaeological anthropology. GSU is a Tier-1 research institution located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, a thriving, dynamic, and multicultural urban setting. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the country and has received national recognition for its innovative approaches to ensuring student success. The
department is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The Department of Anthropology is home to 12 collegial, fulltime faculty who represent all of the subfields of
anthropology, has engaged and passionate undergraduate majors, and has a thriving master’s program. The department also has a recently renovated, state of the art Archaeology Lab that may be used for instruction and which houses the MARTA archaeological collection, a large collection of historical materials associated with the growth of Atlanta. The successful candidate should have a PhD in Anthropology at the time of appointment, a proven record of excellence in teaching, and the ability to mentor and engage GSU’s diverse student body. The Lecturer will teach four classes each semester, and at least two of those each semester will be ANTH 1102, a four-field introductory course. In addition to the introductory courses, the Lecturer will have the ability to teach and develop upper-division and graduate level courses in one’s areas of expertise. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda in the Americas, with a preferred focus in Southeastern archaeology and/or historical and urban archaeology. Preference will be given to candidates with active fieldwork that will involve students, especially in the format of field schools. The ability to teach a course on the essentials of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) archaeology, ideally based on one’s professional experience in CRM, is also a preferred quality as it will
contribute to the “College to Career” initiative at GSU. Methodological focus is open, but preference is given to
candidates with expertise in Geophysics, GIS and Geospatial Statistics, Lithic Analysis, Paleoethnobotany, or
Zooarchaeology.

Hamilton College Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology) :https://careercenter.americananthro.org/jobs/13334650/ https://careers.saa.org/jobs/13413515/visiting-assistant-professor-anthropological-archaeology 

The Anthropology Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020. We seek candidates with a specialization in archaeology and general ability to teach biological anthropology and whose research and teaching broadly reflect training in archaeological science. We expect candidates to be able to offer introduction to archaeology (with 20% biological anthropology), North American prehistory, and other 200-300 level topical courses from within the current course offerings or new courses associated with the candidate’s expertise. Area of specialty and geographic focus is open. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is two courses in the Fall semester and three courses in the Spring semester.

Candidates should submit materials, including (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) names and contact information for three references, via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/73774. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Nathan Goodale, Search Committee Chair, at ngoodale@hamilton.edu. The deadline to receive applications is March 20, 2020.

Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

  • 3.27.20 Search Cancelled due to circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Postdoctoral Position in Hellenic Studies, Simon Fraser University[edit | edit source]

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies Post-doctoral Fellowship September 2020 – August 2021 For a second year in a row, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies (SNF CHS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a one-year Post-doctoral Fellowship focused on Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global. Our search committee welcomes proposals that span disciplinary boundaries from candidates working on comparative approaches to the advertised fellowship theme. Applicants from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences are encouraged to apply. Situated atop Burnaby Mountain, east of downtown Vancouver, the Centre is a major site for Hellenic Studies in North America. Affiliated faculty have expertise in Ancient, Byzantine, Early Modern and Modern Greek history, archaeology, literature and language. The successful applicant will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s day-to-day activities. In this context, they will take an active part in the SNF CHS seminar series, offering two formal talks on campus. The SNF CHS Post-doctoral Fellow will also offer one talk for a lay audience as part of the Centre’s community outreach activities. While at SFU, the SNF CHS Post-Doctoral Fellow will have opportunities to engage with the content development activities of the SNF New Media Lab. The successful candidate will receive $50,000 CA to support themselves for the duration of their fellowship. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Simon Fraser University is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within a maximum of FOUR years before the appointment date (September 1, 2020) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research project outline, and THREE letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to the Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, Dr. Dimitris Krallis: dkrallis@sfu.ca. Applications received by March 1, 2020 will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Position in Archaeology, Stanford University[edit | edit source]

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

The appointment carries a twelve-month salary commensurate with the University Provost established minimum pay levels.  The appointment may be eligible for renewal for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding.   

The application receipt deadline is November 1, 2019.  Interviews will be held in November 2019 and the position will begin January 6, 2020.

Please apply at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14840

Please direct inquiries to archaeology@stanford.edu.

Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015, and have completed all degree requirements by December 31, 2019. U.S. citizenship is not required.

All applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of proposed research
  • A dissertation abstract or summary
  • An undergraduate/graduate course proposal, inclusive of syllabus
  • A conference proposal
  • A writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper)
  • Optional: teaching portfolio
  • Three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the job posting at Academic Jobs Online.

The College of Wooster: Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology, 1-Year Visiting Position OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at The College of Wooster invites applications for a visiting position in Anthropology and Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2020. We are looking for a broadly trained specialist in the four-field approach of anthropology and archaeology. A Ph.D. in anthropology is desirable.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. 

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses and advise research projects in anthropology (four-field approach) and archaeology, a mid-level course in the prehistory of the Old World (Europe, Near East, Africa, South Asia, East Asia), or New World other than Mesoamerica, and several mid-level courses in anthropology (e.g., bioarchaeology/ forensic anthropology, political anthropology, a cultural area course [other than Japan or Latin America]). They will teach the equivalent of 6 courses, including introductory and advanced courses in the Sociology and Anthropology Department, credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program, and participate in teaching courses for non-majors. In addition, we are interested in candidates whose research and teaching can connect with one or more interdisciplinary programs at The College of Wooster such as Africana Studies, Global & International Studies, East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Urban Studies, or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluations, if applicable) and research (such as research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. Applications received at http://apply.interfolio.com/71519 by January 15, 2020, will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Sociology and Anthropology Department, at sschuch@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee: David McConnell at dmcconnell@wooster.edu or Olivia Navarro-Farr at onavarro-farr@wooster.edu.


  • Skype interviews completed
  • Invited for campus interview (2/18) x2
  • Offer made (3/6)
  • Offer accepted (3/12)


Tier 2 Canada Resarch Chair (CRC) in Community-Based Archaeology in the Pacific Northwest

(http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/employment/CRC-2020.html)

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University seeks a nominee for a Tier 2 CRC at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus on community-based archaeological research in the Pacific Northwest. We seek an exceptional scholar whose research program is centred in community-engagement with, and for Indigenous peoples. Applicants must have a proven publication record. Research focus is open, but may include Indigenous archaeology, human-environment interaction, ethnoecology, historical ecology, and Indigenous research ethics. The successful applicant must also demonstrate potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level, including general archaeology courses.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact the office for Institutional Strategic Awards.

The successful applicant will contribute to SFU’s Strategic Research Plan. The CRC will promote the use of collaborative, community-based archaeology and related heritageoriented research for: 1) addressing environmental concerns and creating a sustainable future; 2) understanding our origins; and 3) strengthening civil society by advancing justice, equity and social responsibility. Understanding the past through archaeology and ethnoecology and linking it to the present allows people to reconnect with their cultural heritage and identity, enhance food security, further rights and title, and reawaken traditional governance and stewardship mechanisms to better manage the lands, waters, and socio-environmental systems — all in furtherance of reconciliation.

This position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval of the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. The Canada Research Chair Program sponsorship of this position is for five years and renewable once, after which the universityis responsible. Interested applicants are invited to review the appointment and renewal details of the CRC program.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of under-represented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

To apply, please provide

  • a cover letter;
  • an up-to-date and full curriculum vitae;
  • four examples of refereed published scholarly work;
  • a proposed program of CRC research over five years;
  • an explanation of how the proposed research aligns with and advances the Department of Archaeology’s past and ongoing collaborations and outreach with Pacific Northwest First Nations; and
  • the names of three referees (with contact information).

These should be submitted to: Kristina Pohl, Chair’s Assistant: archasst@sfu.ca

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2020

DISCUSSION, RUMORS, SPECULATION[edit | edit source]

This is my first try at organizing the wiki (not sure who did it before, but thank you!), so if you see any errors on the page post here and I'll try to fix them.


  • Any updates on the anthropology (archaeology focus) position at Towson University?
    • They sent an email out to some grad programs (?) on 1/10, soliciting more applications: "Review of applications will begin next week.  We plan to conduct on-campus interviews in late January/early February 2020."
    • 1/24: Request from the chair of the committee to have three references submit letters by Friday 1/31 (x3)
    • (This comment disappeared earlier for some reason) 2/7: Has anyone heard about campus visits yet?
    • (This comment also disappeared earlier) 2/18: I have not heard anything since the request for reference letters.
    • Emailed search chair to inquire if they were still accepting applications, and response was that campus interviews currently were underway
    • Thanks for the update. I had called HR and the department administrative assistant and neither of them had any information.


  • Not posted here for some reason and the deadline passed (12/31), but adding a place to post updates about the Assistant Professor of and Director of the Archaeology Research Center position at Indiana University East.
    • (This comment disappeared earlier for some reason) 2/7: They got 49 applications and are planning to bring 5 candidates to campus at some point.
    • Any updates?
    • None here
    • Request for campus interview. Three finalists are being brought in (3/12)



  • Any news on the University of Michigan Assistant Professorship and Curatorship at Kelsey Museum in Classical Archaeology (deadline was November 10, 2019)? 
    • (12/31) Any news on this position?
    • (1/1) Interviews took place in December, and I am told that campus invites will go out in January.


  • Just a heads up that someone from Wake Forest (IP 152.17.169.116) just deleted a lot of information under various entries and rolled back a few entries info as well. Can folks who are involved in these searches go through and double-check the info that was erased or changed backward (i.e. campus visits to skype interview).


  • U of IL position?  Although it is not listed here, Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign had posted an archaeologist position on the AAA jobs board on September 18th but it is not showing up on their HR website.  Does anyone know if it was canceled?
    • (10/2) I just checked the UIUC job board and it is still there...
    • Posted it (10/2)
    • 10/4 The ads got reposted on several job boards shortly after the above post and it was back up on the HR pg as well. All resolved.


  • UNLV position is most likely a fake search based on quick deadline and an internal non-tenure line position that was hired last Spring, which was probably also a fake search.
    • Although the deadline is very quick (not clear why), it is not a fake search and neither was last year's.  A Mayan archaeologist left the department and this is a replacement position.  The non-tenure lines are dedicated to the new online degree program and to partly covering for faculty that are in administrative roles.
    • I agree that it doesn't look good. A Mayan archaeologist left and a Mayan archaeologist that works on the same project was hired as a non-TT last year, plus a short deadline. Probably a good chance that person is getting this job.


Wake Forest and UNLV have the most f$#@ed up application system I've ever seen. That was ridiculous. Rant Over.

  • aww, Wake Forest, too? Damn, I thought I was getting good at spotting them, lol
  • Agreed about Wake Forest--I applied (or tried to), and I'm not entirely sure I even uploaded the documents the right way. (x2)



I don't see the Archaeology curator position at the Virginia Museum of Natural History here. https://www.vmnh.net/careers

  • LOR request (11/1)


Did someone delete the updates about Texas State, or have I completely lost my mind? 

  • Yeah, same question. Where did it go?
  • Yes, someone deleted the updates. 


Any news on the indigenous archaeology position at UC Berkeley (not listed here)? - (Dec 14)


Any ideas why the Santa Cruz job for an environmental archaeologist was not posted here? The deadline was yesterday. (Jan 4)


  Grand Valley State University TT-Position(s?)

Does anyone know if they are hiring one or two positions? The job description changed while open, saying they received money for a Distinguished position.    --I went ahead and applied and got a request for more materials and Letters of Rec for the original job decription title. Additional info was due Jan. 10.     Anyone have additional info?

--Appears to be one single job search, focus of search committee seems to be prehistoric--currently hosting job talks



Has anyone heard any news about the University of Manitoba hire (not listed here)?

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