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Oklahoma State University - Assistant Professor in Public History, Tenure-Track Full Time[]

Applications close Feb 15, 2021

The Oklahoma State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Public History beginning in August 2021. Candidates with experience in the broadly defined area of Cultural Resource Management, including historic preservation, tribal or indigenous cultural heritage management, historical archaeology, or other similarly engaged public history activities are especially encouraged to apply.  Research specialization and periodization are open.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD at time of employment, with graduate work and/or professional experience in public history.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in public history, as well as lower­ division American history surveys, upper-division courses, and graduate seminars in the area of specialization. The teaching load is 2-2.

Additional duties include contributing to the public history program and graduate program within the Department of History, arranging and supervising student internships, organizing outreach events, recruiting and advising graduate and undergraduate students, and carrying out public-facing historical work. Candidates are expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods, and engage communities across and beyond OSU. Conference travel funding and research/project support is available.

Submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to . To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by February 15, 2021. Candidates might be requested to supply additional materials.

-Invited for 1st round Zoom interview (3/2) x 3

-did any archaeologists get invited to on campus interviews?

-At least three(?) of us made the first round. But doesn’t seem like much luck for short list

Boise State University- Assistant Professor in Archaeology, Tenure-Track Full Time[]

Advertised: 12/1/2020, Applications Close: 1/15/2021

About Us: Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.
Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department of Anthropology at Boise State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeology with research experience in the Great Basin or Intermountain West of North America. We seek a scholar who will maintain an active program of field-based research leading to externally-funded projects, development of student research opportunities, dissemination in peer-reviewed journals, and professional engagement with land-managing stakeholders, including federal, state, and tribal governments. The candidate will become Director of the department’s Center for Applied Archaeological Sciences which is our contracting unit that conducts small and large-scale cultural resource surveys and excavations. The research program will entail an active lab where students are involved.

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and is committed to the success of our students and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

Level Scope: The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an entry-level academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, or creative activities; institutional and professional service appropriate to the discipline and is eligible for tenure.
Essential Functions: Teaching:

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.

  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabi and a schedule of classes that may include day, evening, weekend, and distance classes offered at any approved instructional site.
  • Engage in development of new and creative instructional materials, including new courses and programs of studies.
  • Assist in keeping the curriculum of the program(s) current.
  • Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
  • Advise students and ensure the successful completion of their degree program.
  • Post and hold office hours in a physical and electronic format (to include virtual office hours) as appropriate.
  • Assist with the departmental assessment efforts and plan.
  • Assist with student recruitment, particularly when low student enrollment is an issue in the program.
  • Direct culminating activities for graduate students

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:

Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.

  • Conduct research and/or produce scholarly or creative work in accord with the norms in their discipline.
  • Share that work through professionally recognized publication for the type of scholarship.
  • Present that work through professionally recognized forms in professionally recognized venues for the type of scholarship.
  • Engage in professional development.


Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university and the community. Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her profession, and the community. This type of commitment is demonstrated by service to students (such as advising); participation and leadership in department, college, or university committees, the faculty senate, and professional organizations; and, as appropriate to their discipline, affairs of the local, state, or national community.

  • Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or outreach missions of the department, college, and University, such as serving as a member of department, college, and/or university committees or councils.
  • Participate actively in professional organizations and perform professional functions such as serving on committees and in leadership roles; as chair, panelist, and discussant at conferences; on editorial boards; refereeing manuscripts and grant applications; and serving on panels for funding agencies.
  • Meet administrative deadlines set by the University for carrying out service responsibilities and submitting required employee materials.
  • Use technology as directed by the University to carry out service responsibilities and receive and submit employee information.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations
  • Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet required attendance and submission deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student educational goals and to create graduation plans based on those goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effective, friendly, and civil working relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the university.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and abstract thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work while working independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate, an equivalent terminal degree, or nationally-recognized excellence in his/her field.

Undergraduate Instruction: Hold a degree in the field of instruction (as determined by the discipline) at least one level above that of the program taught.

Graduate Instruction: Hold a terminal degree determined by the discipline and have a record of research, scholarship, or achievement appropriate for the graduate program.

Preferred Qualifications: Innovative theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches are encouraged. We seek an individual who will develop an archaeological field school in the Snake River Plain region, teach and manage introductory coursework in archaeology, Prehistory of North America, methodological and lab based mentorship, as well as method and theory courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Contributions to the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) minor are welcome.
Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at
Required Application Materials: Applicants should submit: a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying to this opening; a current curriculum vitae; research, teaching equity, and inclusivity narratives; sample publications, syllabi, and other supporting materials.

We ask candidates to contextualize their research with a narrative describing their past, current, and future research plans, the impact of their work in national and international spheres, the importance of their current or forthcoming publications, experience in community research engagement, and any awards, honors, or grants.

We ask candidates to prepare a narrative on teaching that describes their teaching experience, in particular: motivation and inspiration of students with use of evidenced-based approaches to learning; respect and support the development of students as individuals through inclusive excellence; development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field and future student needs; and fostering of independent learning, reflection, and articulation of student learning experiences. Evidence in the form of syllabi, teaching evaluations, or course design materials will be accepted.

Boise State University is actively committed to equity and inclusivity, a stance in alignment with our Statement of Shared Values. We ask candidates to prepare a narrative on their experience in contributing to inclusion and equity through research, inclusive pedagogies, mentoring of students from underserved groups, or other relevant activities.

- Request for Zoom Interview (1/27/21)

- Request for Campus Interview (2/16/21)

Loyola University Chicago. Assistant Professor in Archaeology, Tenure-Track[]

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks candidates who undertake North American-based archaeological research into material cultures of inequality, with a special focus on race. We are especially interested in emergent archaeologists whose research addresses structural inequality, segregated landscapes, or settler colonialism. Applicants should describe how their research advances goals of community-based collaboration, equity, and justice, as well as how their work could contribute to interdepartmental programs. The successful candidate will be joining a department with eight full-time faculty members, and over 140 majors and minors. For more information about the department, please visit

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and research and a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester, contribute to and develop interdisciplinary initiatives that enhance collaboration between Life and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, and serve on Departmental committees. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Candidates should submit to (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Letters of recommendations will be requested after a preliminary selection process has been completed. Candidates are welcomed to upload additional materials to related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications. Questions can be directed to

Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at


Applied (x3)

1/12: Request for additional materials (x2)

3/26: Search completed; rejection email

Georgia Southern University - TT Assistant Professor - Deadline 4 Jan 2021[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Anthropology. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus. Within this setting, we seek an applied Biological Anthropologist to contribute to the four-field focus of our anthropology program. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a community of engaged teacher-scholars committed to engaging students with the perspectives of anthropology by providing them with a set of frameworks for understanding and studying the variations and similarities in biology, behaviors, and beliefs of people from around the world. As citizens and students of the world, anthropology majors examine what it means to be a human being across all time, in every place, and with an appropriate sense of cultural relativism that paves the way for intercultural understanding and cooperation. The Assistant Professor of Anthropology will enhance the current offerings and expand the biological anthropology options for our students.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Anthropology will teach four-field introductory anthropology courses, a lower-division course in biological anthropology, and upper division courses relevant to their specialty. The successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda and engage in service to the department, University, community, region, and profession. The standard teaching load for tenure-track and tenured faculty is 3 courses per semester. The position is an academic (9 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in anthropology.

• The successful candidate will have experience in applied biological anthropology, biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, and/or bioarchaeology.

• The successful candidate will have the ability to contribute to required courses in the Anthropology major (including a four-field introduction to anthropology).

• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will

• Be active in scholarly activity that brings added perspectives to contemporary discussion of race, class, and gender.

• Demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly activity.

• Demonstrate the ability and/or desire to seek out and procure external funding.

• Demonstrate an ability to teach and mentor graduate students.

Screening of applications begins January 4, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence (

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching experience (including sample syllabi); and three letters of reference that include current contact phone numbers. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach, particularly as relevant to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Jennifer Sweeney Tookes, Search Chair, Search #67795

Georgia Southern University Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-5443

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

- applied (x2)

Appalachian State University - TT Associate/Full Professor - Chair of Anthropology - Deadline 21 Dec 2020[]

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Professor (advanced Associate Professors may be considered).

This is a tenure-track 9 month position with twelve month duties, appointment to begin July 1, 2021. Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology. Anthropologists from any subfield are welcome to apply.

We seek an individual with a leadership philosophy oriented toward building consensus and fostering collaborative and equitable relations. The successful candidate will provide evidence of administrative experience and skill; provide evidence of fostering collaborative relations and partnerships within and beyond the university; maintain an active research program in Anthropology; and demonstrate strengths in undergraduate teaching. We value candidates interested in working with us to nurture a vibrant undergraduate anthropology curriculum and community that fosters hope and prepares students to face the future. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

The Department of Anthropology is a four-field undergraduate program with 13 tenure lines and more than 150 majors. Our faculty excel in scholarship and teaching, carrying a 12 hour load with 3 hours of reassign time for those with an active research agenda, and considerable service commitments within and beyond the institution. Our current faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website, click here. Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

The department has an appointed chair with the general responsibility for guiding the department toward selected goals. It is the specific responsibility of the chair to:

  • Participate in the development of University policies and be responsible for their communication and implementation at the department level;
  • Communicate the needs of the department (personnel, space, fiscal) to the appropriate administrative units;
  • Serve as an advocate for the department and represent the department in the University, the community, to appropriate external agencies, and at meetings of learned and professional societies;
  • Provide leadership in the recruitment and appointment of faculty members;
  • Arrange effective and equitable distribution of faculty responsibilities, including: (i) teaching duties and committee assignments within the department; (ii) evaluate and counsel with all departmental faculty members concerning the performance of their duties;
  • Encourage and support good teaching, scholarly activity, and professional development within the department;
  • Initiate, in consultation with the appropriate faculty committee recommendations for appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and dismissal in accordance with the University and college policy;
  • Endeavor to maintain faculty morale by reducing, resolving, or preventing conflicts;
  • Make salary recommendations in accordance with University and college guidelines;
  • Organize and coordinate the departmental faculty and staff in developing, implementing and evaluating short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, standards, and programs;
  • Work with the faculty to develop standards, curricula, and procedures, which provide adequate preparation of graduates for professional or further academic endeavor;
  • Provide for appropriate advisement of students majoring in the department;
  • Provide leadership in supporting equality of opportunity and the protections available to members of the University community under all applicable laws;
  • Manage the departmental resources, including the budget, in accordance with college and University guidelines;
  • Participate in planning capital improvements and maintenance of physical facilities;
  • Endeavor to secure and maintain adequate supplies, materials, and equipment for the department;
  • Supervise the departmental support staff; and
  • Lead full departmental meetings (with the exception of PTC meetings) and ensure that formal agendas be sent out ahead of time and that minutes be approved at the next departmental meeting.

As a part of the COVID-19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, as necessary.

A complete application consists of:

(1) Letter of application;

(2) Statement on leadership philosophy;

(3) Statement on diversity and inclusion;

(4) Current C.V.;

(5) Names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

Contact Diane Mines, Search Committee Chair at with questions.

Review of applications will begin on December 21, and applications will continue to be reviewed util the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Appalachian State University is an equal employment opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or [[1]]

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

University of Texas - Austin - TT Assistant Professor - Deadline December 1st, 2020[]


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the prehistoric or historic greater U.S. Southwest, sub-Saharan Africa, or the African diaspora. We seek candidates whose research interests address any of the following topics: social difference and inequality, colonialism and its legacy, Indigenous archaeology, or traditional ecological knowledge. We especially encourage applications from candidates who have active field programs, who have or will develop a field school, and whose scholarship involves critical heritage studies, or other community-based approaches. The department’s faculty represents the four fields of the discipline and this new hire will ideally help to integrate teaching and research across the subdisciplines and contribute to existing strengths in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), the African diaspora, and/or Latin America. We strongly encourage women and scholars from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer.  Position funding is subject to budget availability. A background check will be conducted on the selected applicant.

The Department of Anthropology is committed to being a supportive, collegial, and inclusive space where students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds and cultures can learn, work, and thrive. We are also committed to becoming an anti-racist community in all of our practices and policies. We ask applicants to specifically describe how they can contribute to these goals in their cover letter and statement. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and fostering inclusion within the academic community.

The Department of Anthropology at The University of Austin at Texas would like to acknowledge the Alabama-Coushatta, Caddo, Carrizo/Comecrudo, Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Kickapoo, Lipan Apache, Tonkawa and Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, and all the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples and communities who have been or have become a part of these lands and territories in Texas here on Turtle Island, the ancestral name for what now is called North America.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field and an established record of high-quality research and publications commensurate with rank. Candidates must be able to present evidence of teaching and research publications excellence or potential for the same.  The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Application Instructions[]

Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a writing sample, a separate statement describing past or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through your research, teaching and/or service, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio by December 1st, 2020. Questions about application submission should be directed to [[2]].

Applied (x6)

Updates? (12/23/20)

  • nothing here (12/28)
  • Anything? (1/13) x3
  • nothing (1/14) x2
  • References requested on January 11
    • Did they contact the applicant or the letter writers? Thanks! <-- wondering this too
    • Sorry for slow reply--contacted applicant directly at address on file with Interfolio (submission portal)
  • Has anyone been contacted for an interview yet, after the references were requested? (2/11)
  • Full-day ("campus") interviews scheduled (2/5) - I guess they didn't do preliminary interview
  • Anyone know if this position was filled? They were back from spring break last week seems like they should have a decision by now... (3/29)

Arizona Museum of Natural History (City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department) – Museum Administrator – Deadline 02 November 2020[]


The Museum Administrator performs administrative work involving planning, developing, coordinating, and supervising the activities and facilities  (example:  museum buildings, historic home, and archaeological sites) of the Arizona Museum of Natural History (AZMNH), including: providing leadership for the Museum's curatorial, educational, and preservation programs; overseeing the initiation and maintenance of exhibitions and management of research programs in the fields of natural history and social sciences; and overseeing the development of public programs, collections, educational and promotional materials, and fundraising and special events, in the fields of natural history and social sciences.

Supervision is received from the Arts Administrator, who reviews performance through conferences, reports, and results achieved.  This class is FLSA exempt-executive.


  • Developing, administering, and monitoring the AZMNH's annual budget.
  • Management, planning, and maintenance of Museum facilities (building maintenance, security, safety, etc.); developing short- and long-term museum program objectives.
  • Developing and implementing short- and long-range strategic planning, overseeing the administration of grants awarded to the AZMNH and associated programs; supervising professional-level subordinate supervisors and assigned support staff.
  • Acting as liaison between the AZMNH, Department of Arts and Culture staff, AZMNH Foundation, and community interest groups (example:  Chamber of Commerce, Mesa Convention, and Tourism Bureau).
  • This class performs related duties as required.

Qualifications & Requirements[]

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree or higher in Museum Studies, Social Science, Natural History, or a closely related field.  Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible experience in the organization and management of a natural history, anthropology, and/or history museum, preferably in the public sector.  Considerable (3 - 5 years) supervisory experience with both professional and support staff.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications: Supplemental coursework in management, business, or public administration is preferred.

Job Description[]

Boston University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor - Deadline: 20 December 2020 - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology and Program in Archaeology at Boston University invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with a focus on the archaeological study of Native peoples of the Americas, beginning Fall 2021. We seek specialists in the material culture of precolumbian or early colonial Native peoples of North, Central, or South America. Indigenous approaches to archaeology are especially welcome. Preferred technical specialties include geospatial and digital methods of archaeological analysis, or bioarchaeology. We will give greater consideration to archaeologists whose scholarship and teaching complement current faculty and bridge cognate campus programs, including American and New England Studies and/or Latin American Studies. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program (field, lab, and/or museum/archival), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Boston University strives to create environments for learning, working, and living that are enriched by racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. For full consideration in this position we expect an active record of publication, teaching experience, a willingness to participate actively in student advising, and a commitment to the department’s and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online by December 20, 2020, and should include a cover letter, current CV, teaching portfolio, and contact information for three references. In the cover letter and teaching portfolio we invite candidates to explain how their teaching and mentorship activities work to increase student awareness of the Indigenous cultures of the Americas and contribute to more robust and inclusive intellectual discourse.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • Teaching Portfolio

applied: x9

Anything? (1/13)

  • Nothing (1/14)
  • Nothing here either (1/14)
  • Still nothing here (1/21). Anyone else? x3
  • Nothing. (1/26)

Anything now? (2/3)

- Nope (2/3) x4

2/5 request for additional materials and zoom interview (email)

2/9: rejection email saying that they moved forward with other candidates for the interview stage. They note that more than 140 candidates applied for the position. I don't know for you, but emails such as this one are so rare that I really appreciate it, even if I was not selected! (x4)

5/14: offer made and accepted

California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) -- TT Assistant Professor in Indigenous Archaeology - Deadline: 15 December 2020[]

California State University San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified candidates for a tenure track position in the Department of Anthropology specializing in archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2021.

The successful applicant will focus on Indigenous archaeology. Preferred qualifications include active engagement with fieldwork in Western North America or nearby regions. We seek expertise that complements our existing department strengths in ceramics, lithics, and human osteology - for example, GIS, faunal analysis, paleoethnobotany, or historical materials analysis. Significant, collaborative projects with descendant communities are also desirable.

Our BA in Anthropology provides a broad education in the discipline. Faculty research specializations emphasize ethnography, critical social theory, museum studies, osteology, human ecology, and archaeology. Geographical regions of focus include North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Graduates often go on to postgraduate studies in anthropology and related social sciences, as well as careers in public archaeology, museums, and education. Our MA in Applied Archaeology program is a professionally-oriented program designed to prepare students for middle and upper-level careers in the cultural resource management (CRM) industry. Students in this program are trained to be well-versed in archaeological theory, analytical techniques, and research design, and graduates are competitive for admission to Ph.D. programs.

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 one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) sits on the territory and ancestral land of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (Yuhaaviatam). We recognize that every member of the CSUSB community has benefited and continues to benefit from the use and occupation of this land since the institution's founding in 1965. The Office of Tribal Relations at CSUSB aims to increase enrollment of Native American students, and to promote Native American perspectives across campus. The campus hosts the annual San Manuel Powwow, and coordinates with a Native American Advisory Board through which stakeholders provide input in decision-making that impacts Native American affairs on campus and in the surrounding community. CSUSB has a Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies, through which students can earn a Certificate in Native Nations / Indigenous Peoples Studies and a Certificate in California Indian Languages and Cultures. The campus regularly offers courses in the Cahuilla, Luiseño, and Serrano languages.

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. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

Formal review of applications will begin December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Find full position information and guidelines for applying at

applied: x2

12/22: email stating that I didn't meet the minimum qualifications for the position (not sure why, maybe because I'm ABD)

  • Has anyone heard anything about this job? (2/6/2021)
  • Campus interviews were requested on 2/5

Received notification from the Chronical of Higher Education job board that this position was reposted on 3/22 (3/23/2021) 5/4 heard through the grapevine that it's been filled

University of Cambridge (UK) - TT University Lecturer, Assyriology - Deadline: 24 July 2020[]

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a permanent University Lecturer in Assyriology, to start on 1st January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will have a strong programme of independent research and will take the lead in coordinating and teaching on the Assyriology track within the Archaeology Tripos (undergraduate degree) and on the Assyriology MPhil (masters) degree. The post holder will provide lectures, teaching and research supervision in Assyriology at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must be able to teach elementary and advanced Akkadian and elementary Sumerian, to take a leading role in the teaching of Mesopotamian literature and culture, and to provide teaching in team-taught thematic courses and seminars within the Department, as appropriate. Applicants should have an active research project, or plans for one, which will attract graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. A complementary interest in broader Mesopotamian social/cultural history and/or material culture may be an advantage, although excellence at language teaching and research remains essential. There are potential opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Normal duties include undergraduate and Masters examination and coursework assessment, supervision of MPhil and PhD students' research, departmental and university administration, and outreach. The successful applicant will benefit from the outstanding facilities offered by the University and the generous support for research and teaching provided by the Department and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. The appointment made will be permanent, subject to a probationary period of five years.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of a doctorate is imminent) in a relevant aspect of Assyriology.
  • Evidence of ability to teach Akkadian from elementary to advanced levels, to teach elementary Sumerian, as well as to develop and teach specialist courses at undergraduate and graduate levels in aspects of Mesopotamian culture.
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally outstanding research.
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career.
  • Evidence of the ability to initiate and engage in international collaborations, potentially including grant acquisition, commensurate with career stage.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to team-taught inter-disciplinary or thematic modules within the Department.
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department and University as a whole.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with academic colleagues and support staff. Ability to work as a willing and effective contributor on Departmental, Faculty and University committees and work groups.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applications should include a covering letter describing your research (current and future) and indicating the nature of the contribution you would make to teaching, a curriculum vitae, including an up-to-date list of publications, and the names and contact details of THREE referees who can be contacted to provide a reference. Referees will be contacted by the University as soon as possible after submission of an application.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit three samples of published work or extracts of published work totalling no more than 20,000 words in length. Those invited for interview will be asked to make a short presentation, meet staff and students individually and in groups, and will have an interview with the Appointments Committee.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Cyprian Broodbank, Head of Department, or to Dr. Augusta McMahon ( For any queries about the application process or online system please contact

Closing date: Friday 24th July 2020.

Please quote reference JD23095 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Environmental Archaeologist (Postdoc to Assistant Professor) -  Deadline: November 9, 2020[]


The Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment specializing in environmental archaeology.  We seek an anthropological archaeologist whose research seeks to reconstruct past Indigenous and traditional systems of ecological knowledge alongside dynamic human-environment interaction.  Candidates with an active program of field and lab-based research  and expertise in paleoenviromental analytic techniques (e.g., paleoethnobotany, archaeozoology, geoarchaeology, aDNA) will be given priority.  Regional specialization is open, but candidates who expand upon rather than duplicate existing department strengths are preferred. The successful qualified candidate will be appointed initially as a Faculty Fellow, a two-year residential postdoctoral appointment. After this two-year period, the position will convert to a regular tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. Faculty Fellows are part of a cohort of faculty committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. We seek candidates who will be engaging and inspiring our students and who will enhance the diversity of courses and other educational experiences in the department.

Anthropology at Dartmouth is a four-field department with over 100 undergraduate majors and 50 minors. The department is also part of a growing interdisciplinary PhD program, Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society (EEES), through which we maintain a cohort of graduate students in relevant fields of anthropology, including archaeology.  In addition, the department typically hosts several postdoctoral scholars funded by the Dartmouth Society of Fellows, the Neukom Institute, the McKennan Fund, and a variety of other institutional programs.   Faculty and students in the Department of Anthropology have access to travel and research funding from numerous institutional sources, including the Department's Claire Garber Goodman Fund for Anthropological Research.  Faculty in the department frequently collaborate with colleagues in the Giesel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Departments of Geography, Biological Sciences, and Classics, as well as with many of Dartmouth’s area and topical studies programs, including Environmental Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Native American Studies; Middle East Studies; Latin American, Latino, and Carribean Studies; African and African American Studies; and Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages.

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


Applicants should have a PhD in anthropology, archaeology or closely related field.  ABD candidates with PhD expected before the start date of their appointment as Faculty Fellow will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who have held a PhD less than 3 years.

Application Instructions[]

Review of applications will begin November 9, 2020 and continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter detailing (1) current and future research plans, (2) teaching experience and philosophy, and (3) contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service.  

*Anyone know if this is an inside hire? They have at least one postdoc who fits the job ad.

  • I wondered the same thing. I find it strange that all they wanted was a cover letter and a CV.
  • I thought the same thing, but it also says that they prefer someone who has had a PhD for less than 3 years, and that Postdoc has had theirs longer. Maybe that's just wishful thinking though :)

Any updates?

  • I haven't heard anything (Nov 30, 2020) (x4).
  • Anyone have any new updates? I've heard nothing since submission (12/15). (x8)

Additional Materials Requested (Dec 29, 2020) (x3)

  • Did they contact you directly? Or did they email your references for letters? Thanks!
  • Contacted directly.

Anything since the reference request? (Jan 31, 2021)

Request for preliminary interview last week (2/1)

Zoom interview (2/3)

Do those of you who got interviews have your PhD for less than 3 years? Yes.

Virtual "on campus interview" scheduled for early March.

April 05: email stating that the search was concluded and that another candidate was selected (x2)

University of Bologna (Italy) - TT Associate Professor, Cultural Heritage/Phoenician and Punic Archaeology - Deadline: 30 July 2020[]

Specific teaching and scientific functions - The teaching commitment of Associate Professors will entail: teaching course units in the L-OR/06 (Phoenician and Punic Archaeology) subject group, in accordance with the national regulations for associate professors and the need to cover the learning catalogue offered by the University of Bologna. - The scientific commitment will entail: topics related to the L-OR/06 subject group in line with the areas of research traditionally pursued by the department in relation to Punic contexts of the Central Mediterranean, with a particular focus on archaeological, historical, artistic, economic and religious aspects. Language English Maximum number of eligible publications 15 Assessment standards Teaching activities Maximum points available: 35 Teaching activities Consideration will be given to the volume and continuity of the activities carried out, with regard in particular to course units and modules in the competition sector for which responsibility was taken on degree programmes and in specialization schools. Supplementary teaching and student service activities The following activities will be considered: - supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and PhD theses; - teaching workshops, including in the field; - seminars and case studies; - tutoring of students. Research and scientific publications Maximum points available: 50 Research activities With regard in particular to activities that are in line with the competition sector and subject group of the procedure, consideration will be given to: a) Management of archaeological digs. b) Organisation, management and coordination of national and international research centres, or participation therein, and other research activities such as the management of, or participation in, the editorial committees of journals; c) Participation in national and international research projects and/or groups. d) Responsibility for scientific studies and research assigned by important public or private institutions. e) Participation in national and international scientific and editorial committees. f) Participation as a speaker at congresses and conferences of national and international interest. g) Organisation of conferences and congresses of national and international interest for the L-OR/06 Phoenician and Punic Archaeology subject group. h) Receipt of national and international awards and recognitions for research activities. Scientific production Consideration will be given to the overall weight of the candidate's scientific production and its intensity and continuity over time, with regard in particular to activities that are in line with the competition sector and subject group, excluding any adequately documented periods when work was involuntarily suspended and other periods of leave or stand-by established by current laws, excluding those allowed for study purposes. Publications presented for the procedure Publications presented for the procedure. Consideration will be given to: a) originality, innovative nature, methodological rigour and importance of each publication in relation to 10/N1 competition sector and specifically to the L-OR/06 subject group. b) consistency of each publication with the topics of the 10/N1 competition sector and the L-OR/06 subject group. c) scientific importance of the journal in which the publication appears and its readership within the scientific community; d) individual contribution of the candidate to collaborative works. Institutional and organisational activities for the University. Maximum points available: 15 Consideration will be given to the volume and continuity of the activities carried out, with particular reference to management appointments and the commitment made to boards and committees at significant public and private bodies or scientific and cultural organisations, or at the University and/or other Italian and foreign Universities. Total available points: 100 Teaching activities: 35 points Research activities: 50 points Activities for the University institutional and organisational: 15 points

Zhejiang University (China) - TT Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor, Art and Archaeology - Deadline: 31 July 2020[]

School of Art and Archaeology

Established in 2019, The School of Art and Archaeology is aiming to integrate talent cultivation, scientific research, cultural preservation and social services, and set up a comprehensive ecological system of arts and archaeology. It includes the following department: The Department of Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology, the Department of Art History, the Department of Fine Arts, the Department of Design and Art and the Museum of Art and Archaeology. Currently the school has 60 full-time faculty members and over 430 students. 

Zhejiang University “Hundred Talents Program”


  1. The one who holds this position should engage in high-quality teaching and fulfill the teaching requirements of the relevant school or department.
  2. The one who holds this position should be engaged in high-level research, implement new developments in the academic discipline, make influential achievements in relevant fields, enhance his/her own international academic influence, and be an internationally active academic member.

3.The one who holds this position should facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation, build an international reputation, and strive to become a leading personality in the academic discipline. 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. The applicant should hold a doctoral degree from a world-renowned university and should have reached the level of assistant or associate professor (or an equivalent title) at an internationally prominent university.
  2. The applicant should be a proactive learner, who is professional with teamwork skills. At the same time, he or she should have the ability to conduct research independently.
  3. The applicant should be a top-notch talent among his or her peers and have the potential to become a leader in the field.
  4. The applicant should work full-time at ZJU. 


  1. ZJU will provide competitive compensation, including a housing allowance.
  2. ZJU will provide the position of ZJU100 Young Professor, qualified to supervise doctoral students.
  3. Those qualifying for the talent program may rent a faculty apartment during employment, and after receiving tenure, they have the opportunity to apply for the purchase of an apartment designated for those with “talent” status.
  4. After the application is approved, a research fund will be provided by ZJU, the particular amount of which is to determined according to discipline.
  5. ZJU will provide a one-time relocation fee and actively recommend and assist qualified faculty in applying for national, provincial and ministerial-level youth talent programs or projects. 

Application Details:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit your applications electronically to the contact person. Applicants should include the following materials in PDF format:

  • a comprehensive CV
  • a statement of research goals and a teaching plan
  • the full texts of 3 to 5 representative papers or major publications
  • a list of 3 to 5 references with detailed contact information. 

Contact: Mr. Zhou

Tel: +86- 0571-8827 3633


Leiden University (The Netherlands) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeological Materials Analysis - Deadline: 31 August 2020[]

The Department of Archaeological Sciences of the Faculty of Archaeology is looking for an

Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis

Key responsibilities The Department of Archaeological Sciences of the Faculty of Archaeology is looking for an Assistant Professor who will use and steer the existing laboratories to encourage collaborative research with the whole faculty and to develop his/her own research line in new methods and approaches to the analysis of material culture and artefacts. The Assistant Professor will also be responsible for teaching in both the bachelor and master education programs and will be available for students in a supervisory capacity. The position within the Material Culture Studies Research Group fills an important academic collaborative role between the Archaeological Sciences, World Archaeology, and Archaeological Heritage and Society departments. Tasks will include:

  • Conducting outstanding research that includes the development and application of innovative methods to the analysis of material culture and artefacts, making use of or expanding the currently available laboratory facilities;
  • Developing collaborative project applications with colleagues from within and beyond the Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Acquiring project funding for individual research as well as in consortia;
  • Presenting the results of such research in the form of peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and other means;
  • Co-supervising PhD candidates;
  • Preparing and teaching courses in the scientific study of the archaeological material record, the history of man-made materials, and techniques in chemical-mineralogical-petrographic analysis for archaeologists, both in the Bachelor tracks and in the MScs;
  • Engaging in instruction in the BA and Msc programmes, including supervising internships and excursions, and supervising BA and Msc theses;
  • Playing an active role in recruiting Dutch and international students by contributing to open days, orientation, and information sessions;
  • Participating in the development and implementation of educational innovations – also in digital form;
  • Contributing to administrative and management duties within the Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Actively participating in the academic community of the Faculty;
  • Building an extensive network in the working field.

Selection criteria

  • The successful candidate has obtained a PhD on a topic regarding archaeological science, archaeometry or related disciplines and is experienced with conducting and supervising experimental archaeology projects;
  • Proven track record of excellent independent research in new approaches to inorganic ancient materials analysis, as demonstrated by a substantial list of publications, awards/grants;
  • Flexible collaborator with excellent communication skills, a team worker;
  • Demonstrable teaching skills (documented in teaching evaluations), with experience in teaching at bachelor’s and/or master’s level;
  • Experience with educational innovations and related online platforms;
  • (Near) native proficiency in the languages of instruction, English and Dutch. NB: if the candidate fulfils all other requirements, proficiency in Dutch may be acquired within two years after appointment.

Information More information about this vacancy is available upon request from Jason Laffoon, email

Applications Applications should be submitted no later than August 31 via and addressed to Jason Laffoon. Please quote the vacancy number in your application. All requested documents should be sent in PDF format. Applications should be submitted in English and include a:

  • Cover letter;
  • Statement of purpose, which states the ways in which your experience and knowledge would aid the Material Culture Studies research group, the Faculty of Archaeology, and Leiden University in achieving their overall goals;
  • Explains what you will contribute to the Material Culture Studies research group, the Faculty of Archaeology, and Leiden University overall and how you would develop the outline of your position above;
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications, link to google scholar, and h-index;
  • Copy of PhD thesis or publication;
  • List of (maximum) two referees for your application (with full postal addresses, telephone numbers, and emails). Referees will be contacted directly by the search committee prior to the scheduling of interviews.

Interviews on Skype are envisaged for September/October 2020. The intended start date is 1 January 2021.

University of Vienna (Austria) - TT Assistant Professor, Paleogenomics of Coevolution of Human and Animal Disease - Deadline: 23 September 2020[]

The suitable candidate will have an exceptional track record in research in the field of genomics and bioinformatics, which involved one or more of the following: (1) the study of interaction of human biological and cultural evolution, (2) the emergence and spread of zoonoses and other pathogens, and (3) adaptation to infectious disease. Preference will be given to candidates with an exceptional track record in paleogenomics/paleoproteomics/paleoepigenomics.

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
  • Potential for successfully acquiring an ERC Starting Grant or an ERC Consolidator Grant (depending on career level) or comparable renowned funding within the qualification period.
  • 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.  Application document:

Please submit a single PDF document named “LastName_FirstName.pdf” to containing the following information (in English).

  1. Cover Sheet and Table of Contents
  2. Application letter , including a brief description of:

o motivation to apply for the position
o current research interests and research plans for the future
o current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of early career researchers

  1. Academic curriculum vitae, including information about:

o education, degrees (incl. information about the PhD granting institution and the exact date DD.MM.YYYY when the PhD was conferred), professional experience as well as applicable family/care/… times
o "esteem factors" (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
o previous and current cooperation partners

  1. Full list of publications, including:

o highlight and separately list five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised tenure-track professorship 
o provide links to these five key publications for download (if not available: full text electronic version in appendix)
o describe your publication strategy, including targeted publishers and journals 
o provide information about peer review of publications
o if common in your field of research provide information about indexation (e.g. SCIE, SSCI, AHCI), citations resp. book reviews received or other indicators of scientific quality/international visibility

  1. List of scientific talks

o Name invited lectures and presentations at international conferences

  1. Third-party funding

o complete list of acquired third-party funded projects as PI (role, subject, duration, funding agency, funding volume), and, if applicable, of inventions/patents

  1. Academic Teaching and Supervision

o list courses taught and theses supervised
o explain your teaching and supervision concept (max. 3 pages)

Appendices to application document (in a single PDF or ZIP file named "LastName_FirstName_Appendices.pdf/zip"):

  1. Five key publications as electronic full text version (if not publicly available)
  2. Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file)
  3. Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)

University of Bern (Switzerland) - TT Assistant Lecturer, Ancient Cultures and Constructions - Deadline: 30 September 2020[]

At the Historical Institute of the University of Bern, Chair for Ancient History is one on August 1, 2021

Assistant lecturer with tenure track: Ancient cultures and constructions (100%)

to occupy. The assistant lecturer is assigned to the interdisciplinary Walter Benjamin Kolleg of the Faculty of Humanities. After a successful evaluation, the position can be limited from August 2025.

The tasks of the job holder are teaching and research in the field of ancient history as well as antique reception or history of science as well as gender research. Active cooperation in the institute and in the Walter Benjamin Kolleg as well as with neighboring disciplines and institutions is expected.

The prerequisites for the application are an above-average doctorate and a promising ancient history research project that can be geared towards a habilitation. Relevant publications or projects in the history of reception or science as well as gender studies in antiquity are expected. The additional qualification in a further ancient science is desirable.

The University of Bern strives to increase the proportion of women in senior academic positions and therefore urges qualified female scientists to apply.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and courses as well as information about previous work (with third-party funds obtained) and a detailed sketch of the research project must be submitted electronically by September 30, 2020 at https: // ohws. Prospective. Ch / Public / v1 / application / 28c3f10c- 1b5a- 4c8b- be45- b41 d6e6 890a 9? Lang = de .

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rebenich

Langgassstr. 49

CH-3012 Bern

stefan. rebenich @ hist. unibe. ch ===  ===

Bowdoin College (ME) - TT Assistant Professor - Deadline: 12 September 2020 -- OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus on historic or prehistoric archaeology.

We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on topics such as colonialism; transnational cultural encounters; circulation of people and goods; alliances, conflicts, and violence; identities and inequalities; and/or material culture, cultural heritage, and ethics. We seek a colleague who will collaborate with us in a program that integrates the subdisciplines of cultural anthropology and anthropological archaeology. We also encourage applications from candidates whose teaching incorporates decolonizing, experiential, issue-based, and/or digital and computational pedagogies.

The ideal candidate will have a geographic specialization in the Americas (North, Central, or South America) or the Arctic-North Atlantic region. We also will consider those candidates whose topical specializations align with the specific areas of interest listed above but whose geographic expertise lies in another region of the world.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin requires a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidates will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses for the major in Anthropology (including Introduction to World Prehistory). A Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected by date of appointment.

We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda, describes your teaching experience, and explains your potential contribution to a diverse and inclusive learning environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one article- or chapter-length writing sample (approximately 8000 words); 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Candidates should indicate how their research and teaching specializations contribute to the areas under which the search is organized. Review of applications will begin September 12, 2020. We expect to conduct this search remotely in consideration of the health and safety of candidates and the Bowdoin community.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

  • Just a note, someone either posted this or edited it in a misleading way as a job on "Colonialist archaeology of the Americas." Although the archaeology of colonialism is listed, it is not the only topic. PLEASE DO NOT MODIFY THE JOB DESCRIPTIONS WHEN POSTING

  • Note: Bowdoin College currently has a Visiting Assistant Professor whose research aligns with this search pretty much exactly. Seems like they have their internal candidate already. 
--As their job description goes from specific to general and back again, I estimate they will receive 300 to 350 applications. The fact that they want letters up front is crazy! I was embarassed to ask my recommenders, but did so anyway.
-thanks for the note.  I'm hella tired of applying for positions where they already have decided to hire their internal candidate.
-this doubly pisses me off because they are asking for freaking letters of rec upfront from everyone. The note to letter writers even says they realize this isn't a best practice but they're doing it anyway. Given how few jobs there are and how many applicants they will have they are wasting a collasal amount of time for so many people. Jerks. 

  • Received email that the search committee completed their initial review, and my application was still under consideration. They also extended the due date for letters of rec to Oct 6 (10/1 x7) 

          --Just out of curiosity, I wonder if everyone who applied got this email, and if there was a cut? Did anyone    who applied not receive this?

-- I received it, but it certainly sounds like the making of a long-long list. Maybe somewhere between 20-30? But that's just a total guess.

  • I applied and did not receive this email, so I assume I'm out of the running

--I received this email but a colleague of mine who also applied did not. It appears they did make a cut. 

-- Just wondering if anyone has heard anything since the Oct 6 long list email? Feels like they should have narrowed down their list by now, but no news here.

  • I also made the "long long" list but haven't heard back since Oct 1. They gave until Oct 6 to send all recommendation letters, so I'm guessing it should take them 1-2 weeks before making another decision, which should be around now. Fingers crossed.
  • ^ Same
  • One week later, still no news on this end. Either this dept is taking its time reviewing this long list of candidates, or the people on that shortlist aren't using this wikia.

-- 10/28: Received email for preliminary interview (x2)

Nov 2020: finalist interviews

Dec 15: Received final email announcing position has been filled

  • 230 total applicants, if anyone is interested. Huge, but I think we all thought it would have been a bigger pool!
  • Does anyone know if the inside candidate was the one to get the job?

Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of the American Indian) - Museum Curator (Anthropology) - GS 11/12 - Deadline 06 August 2020[]


This position is located in the Office of Museum Research and Scholarship, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution located in the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, MD.  The employee is responsible for a variety of content development, collections, collections development and information, and public service projects under the supervision of the Supervisory Museum Curator.


  • Performs scholarly, technical, and/or applied research related to the Native/Indigenous cultures, arts, and histories of the Western Hemisphere (North, Central, and South America). Performs research which may involve multiple disciplines or interdisciplinary strategies, including connecting contemporary Native/Indigenous communities and descendant populations with historical, contemporary art, and/or archaeological museum collections and resources.
  • Serves as an associate curator of a specific portion of NMAI’s collections based on the incumbent’s training, knowledge, and experience in Native/Indigenous cultures, arts, and histories of the Western Hemisphere. Performs collections identifications, collections research, and/or related collections development work for collections that are stable yet varied and where synthesis is required. There is continuing responsibility for the development and maintenance of a “balanced” collection and this may involve participation in efforts towards collections expansion.
  • Performs varied work associated with exhibits or program planning and/or development, including research and preparing content, providing technical guidance, contributing expertise associated with the subject matter, latest theories and/or characteristics of the collection in the museum or other museums, and incorporation of Native/Indigenous or community viewpoints in interpretation.

8/24: Received an email from the recruiter stating that my application had been recieved and was under review. As of 9/3, job application status says "Reviewed".

9/4: Received an email from the recruiter stating that my application had been reviewed and met minimum qualifications. Says I will be updated within the near future whether or not I am being referred to the hiring official. 

10/20: Received email from HR stating that I am eligible for the position, but did not rank among the top scoring candidates for referral. 

11/3: Has anyone been contacted for an interview?

1/19: Status on usajobs changed from 'referred' to 'reviewing applications'.

  • Just checked USA Jobs and all three positions I have applied for on there (including closed searched from 2018 and 2019) say "reviewing applications," so this may be a system glitch.
  • Looks like it is not a glitch, per se, but a new feature. Copied from a banner at the top of USA Jobs " New job status feature We will now display a job status instead of the application status to help you understand what's happening with the job. The job status tells you where the job is in the hiring process. You can still check for application updates by clicking "Track this application". Learn more about the job status and how it helps you track jobs and applications." 2/5

Weber State University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor, Western North American Archaeology - Deadline: 01 October 2020 - Offer Made and Accepted[]

Weber State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropology, beginning fall semester, 2021. Our institution operates on the semester system, with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Anthropology Program began in the 1950s, has offered BA and BS degrees since 2000, and is committed to a four-field approach. Today the program has over 120 declared anthropology majors and 25 minors, with 6 full-time anthropology faculty and 6 adjuncts. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the following courses: introductory anthropology, principles of archaeology, North American archaeology, archaeological method and theory (including a cultural resource management component), archaeological field and laboratory techniques, and upper-division courses in their areas of expertise and interest. A Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology is required, and must be in hand at the time of appointment. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, and a record of research in the archaeology of Western North America, and be willing to mentor student research and teach an archaeological field school. We are especially interested in applicants with research interests complementary to those of current faculty (e.g., ethnohistory, historical archaeology, zooarchaeology), and who can teach courses in our General Anthropology track.

Apply online where faculty and staff positions are posted. Search postings by job title (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) and Department (Sociology and Anthropology). Complete the online application, including: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief cover letter explaining how you intend to meet program expectations with regard to your teaching and research experience and future professional plans; (3) a short statement of your teaching philosophy and style; (4) a summary statement and sample of recent peer and student teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information for three professional references. Please also send one or two journal publications or unpublished manuscripts in PDF format directly to Dr. Francis B. Harrold (

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment. All other correspondence can be addressed to Dr. Harrold at: Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Weber State University, 1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1208, Ogden UT 84408-1208. Weber State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability) employer.

Weber State University is a comprehensive public institution founded in 1889. The University provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of students on two beautiful modern campuses through traditional classroom instruction, Internet-based WSU Online, and outreach efforts throughout the Intermountain West. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in associate’s, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in business, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The University is located in Ogden, Utah, north of Salt Lake City, on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. Additional information concerning Weber State University is available at

10/21 - Perhaps still a little early but anyone have updates on this position yet?

       Nothing here yet x3 (10/28)

11/2 - Invited for 1st round interview (Zoom). Request was made by phone.

11/17: Updates?

Anyone advance in this search? 12-1-2020

  • They are doing campus interviews next week (12/2).

Received an email stating that another applicant was selected for the position. (1/14/2021)

University of British Columbia (Canada) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Indigenous Archaeology - Deadline: 15 October 2020[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous Archaeology. This position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and experience engaging and working with Indigenous communities. A Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology or a related discipline at the time of appointment is required.

We seek candidates whose work is grounded in working with Indigenous communities and whose record demonstrates excellence in employing archaeological methods to engage with Indigenous histories. Engaging with global issues relevant to Archaeology and Indigenous peoples is an expectation of this position. The area of research is open. Priority will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They will join a community of scholars at the University of British Columbia that has a long history of research partnerships with Indigenous communities. For information about the Department, visit This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier 2 Chair in Indigenous Archaeology nominees must be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity and the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years. The chair holder should have the potential to attract, develop, and retain excellent trainees, students, and future researchers; and should propose an original, innovative research program of high quality.

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, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: and

Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be restricted to members of the following designated groups:  women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and indigenous people. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete the Equity Survey for Canada Research Chairs as part of the application, and candidates must self-identify as belonging to one or more of the designated groups to be considered for the position. The Equity Survey link can be found at

Please note that personal information is collected under the authority of sections 26(a) and 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide will only be used to determine whether you qualify for participation in this hiring process. Data will be collected by the Equity & Inclusion Office and only the names of those who identify as women, visible minorities (member of groups that are racially categorized), and/or Indigenous peoples will be shared with the search committee. The names of those self-identifying as having a disability will be provided separately to the search committee. Responses will be stored in a secure database.

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Professor Alexia Bloch at The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes.

For contact information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility:

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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply through the Department of Anthropology portal,

please click here to apply (Job ID #37897)

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following in the order listed (single PDF file).  Only complete applications will be considered:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vita;
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • 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 a list of 3 references.

We recognize the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Inquiries should be addressed to The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1;

Internal Number: Job ID #37897

12/04 - Any updates?

01/11 - Any updates?

University of Toronto Scarborough (Canada) - TT Assistant Professor of Archaeology - Deadline: 3 Dec. 2020[]

The University of Toronto Scarborough, the Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Archaeology.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applied: 1x

Preliminary 1st round Zoom Interviews scheduled (x1)

- Short list announced early Feb

- 5/4 - Rejection email

East Tennessee State University (US:TN) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 31 Dec 2020 - Offer made and accepted[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is advertising a tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropological archaeology. The successful candidate will be actively involved in the Anthropology program and will be expected to offer a core curriculum in archaeology for the anthropology major and the archaeology minor. The successful candidate will also have an active research agenda, regularly offer a field school, be able to manage existing archaeological collections, and advise undergraduate students regularly.

  • Applied: 10x
  • Letter requests sent to letter writers (1/11) (8x)
    • Did they contact you or did you hear this from your references?
    • Contacted references, not me.
  • Anyone hear anything? (2/2)
  • Nothing here yet. (2/2)
  • Nothing here (2/5) x2
  • Still nothing (2/11) x3
  • Invited for interview (2/26) (x3)
    • For those asked to interview, do you consider yourselves Historical Archaeologists?
    • Yes (x3).
  • (9 April) Offer should be made in 1-2 weeks per committee instructions
  • (12 April) Invitation for on-campus visit sent to a candidate

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[]

Postdoctoral Fellow at Rank of Instructor[]

The Oriental Institute

Position Type: Faculty

Chicago, IL

Apr 2, 2021

Apply Here:


This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During this appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with University of Chicago faculty members from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Human Genetics to do extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from Bronze Age human remains excavated at archaeological sites in the Middle East as part of a research project entitled “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East.” She will also assist in publishing the results of the research as a co-author and will help to organize quarterly workshops and an international conference on archaeogenetic research concerning the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. She will also teach one quarter-length course per year on ancient DNA and archaeogenetics.

  • Core Responsibilities
    • Perform tasks related to the extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from remains housed in the Oriental Institute Museum and the Field Museum of Natural History; the laboratory work will be conducted primarily in the “GenSCAPE” ancient DNA laboratory of the Dept. of Human Genetics under the supervision of Prof. Maanasa Raghavan.
    • Perform tasks related to the computational management and statistical analysis of ancient genomic data under the supervision of Profs. John Novembre (Human Genetics) and David Schloen (Oriental Institute).
    • Organize quarterly workshops at the University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for participants in the “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East” project; and also organize a concluding international conference for this project to be held in Spring 2023.
    • Teach one quarter-length course per year on ancient DNA and archaeogenetics.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in anthropology with a specialization in archaeogenetics
  • Lab experience in extracting and analyzing ancient DNA
  • Expertise in some aspect of the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and/or Middle East


  • Knowledge of both archaeology and human genetics and awareness of the interpretive issues raised by the study of genetic variation in ancient human populations
  • Knowledge of how genomic data bear upon the archaeological reconstruction of ancient population movements and cultural change
  • Laboratory skills relevant to ancient DNA research
  • Strong skills in academic research, writing, and communication

Application Instructions[]

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • (3) letters of reference

Review of applications will begin on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is July 1, 2021. Inquiries can be directed to [[3]] with the subject heading Postdoctoral Fellow (archaeogenetics).

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email [[4]] with their request.

Postdoctoral Position in Archaeobotany, Stanford University[]

Job URL:

Job Description:

The Stanford Archaeology Center announces a postdoctoral position for an archaeobotanist with experience in analyses of micro- and/or macro-remains (phytolith, starch granules, and seeds) and lab management. The research area is open, but priority will be given to someone working on East Asian materials. The candidate is also expected to teach one course per year in archaeobotany, assist with regular management of the lab, help with teaching archaeobotanical methods in other courses as needed, and engage with faculty and graduate students at the Center.  The faculty sponsor of this postdoc will be Prof. Li Liu.

The appointment carries a twelve-month salary of $65,568.  The appointment may be eligible for renewal for up to two years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding.  

The application receipt deadline is May 30, 2021.  The position will begin September 1, 2021.

Submit your materials via Academic Jobs Online at

All applications must include the following:

- A brief 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)

- Three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the job listing at Academic Jobs Online.

Please direct inquiries to

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. by August 31, 2021. U.S. citizenship is not required.

6-11-21 Any word on this post doc yet? Might be early to hear, but seems fast-paced since they wanted letters with the application

Western Illinois University Instructor of Anthropology (Archaeology) - Screening begins April 22, 2021[]

Job URL:

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August 2021

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach the program's primary recruitment courses, Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, as well as other 200-300 level topical courses within the current course offerings. Candidates with expertise in the archaeology and cultures of the Americas are especially encouraged to apply.

RANK & SALARY: Full-time, non-tenure-track faculty appointment. Teaching load of 4/4 within Anthropology is required.  Salary commensurate with Instructor/Associate Faculty. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ABD in Anthropology. Demonstrable expertise in anthropological archaeology. Commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment for both on-campus and fully-online students. Record of or evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate instruction.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD is preferred.  Evidence of ability to teach at the university level and commitment to scholarly/research activities.  Demonstrable experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Experience with online, face-to-face, and hybrid course delivery formats and the associated technologies. Noteworthy teaching experience in an academic setting is preferred.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Anthropology Program is part of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, located on the Macomb campus. The program offers students training in the four-fields of Anthropology and is the first fully online BA in Anthropology program at an Illinois public college/university. We have long-standing relationships with regional institutions including the Field Museum of Natural History and Dickson Mounds Museum.  Students also participate in short term study abroad programs, our Archeological Field School, and federally funded research.  Anthropology majors may also pursue an Integrated Master's Degree in either Liberal Arts & Sciences or Museum Studies.  For more information, please see

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.

  • 5/14: Received rejection letter

Florida Atlantic University Department of Anthropology - Visiting Non-TT Position in Anthropology: Deadline: 12 Apr 2021[]

Position Summary:

The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a non-tenure earning Visiting Assistant Professor position in archaeology for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Geographic area and specialization are open, but candidates exploring themes of current interest such as, for example, race, gender, migration, slavery, inequality, indigenous archaeology, community archaeology, settler colonialism, environmental change, and ethnicity will be given special attention.  In addition, applications reflecting expertise in new techniques and technologies will receive special consideration. A successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, demonstrate research potential, and have an active, field-based presence. The Department of Anthropology has archaeological lab space and houses a substantial zooarchaeological comparative collection of south Florida fauna, fish, and shells.

Candidates will be expected to teach 6 courses (3 per semester) during the 2021-22 Academic Year. The candidate should expect to teach Archaeological Research Methods, Introduction to Anthropology, a course on a geographical region, and topically focused courses. The focus of the geographical and topical courses will be negotiated and should reflect the expertise of the successful candidate.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology from an accredited institution completed by the start of the Fall 2021 semester.

College or Department: College of Arts & Letters Location: Boca Raton Work Days and Hours: NA Application Deadline: 2021-04-12-07:00 Special Instructions to Applicant: This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents. The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, application letter addressing research and teaching interests, complete contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Clifford Brown, PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts. Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding. Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

  • Are they asking for letters of recommendation up front? It's a little difficult to tell from the advert, because they also ask for contact information for references from the applicant. <-- (4/5) I was also confused by this, but it seems like they want recommenders to email their letters in??
    • No, we only need contact information for recommenders at this time. Sorry for the confusing language in the post! --A member of the search committee
  • 4/23 - Request for first round interview and rec letters
  • 05/04 - Anyone contacted for a second interview? (5/4 - No, I haven't heard anything since my first interview)
  • 5/14 - Rejection email (first contact with me since a first-round interview)

Grinnell College Department of Anthropology - Term Position in Archaeology - Deadline 15 March 2021[]

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year term appointment in Archaeology beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests are open to any area in the subfield. Teaching will include an introductory course that incorporates the four-fields of American anthropology (i.e. biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology) through the exploration of some topic (such as adaptation, kinship, childhood, migration, etc.), as well as intermediate and upper-level archaeology courses in the candidates specialization. The ability to teach a course in archaeological methods, and possibly a course in statistics, is also desirable. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at

Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible.

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 15, 2021. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a description for an introductory four-fields topics course and an archaeological methods course, titles and course descriptions for one archaeology course at the intermediate and one at the advanced level, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Associate Professor Monty Roper, at or 641-260-0811.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

Grinnell College recognizes that harassment can relate to an individual’s membership in more than one protected class. Targeting individuals on the basis of their membership in any protected class is also a violation of Grinnell’s Community Standards and Responsibilities and may violate the College’s Hate Crime and Bias-Motivated Incident Policy. Under these circumstances, the College will coordinate the investigation and resolution, provided that doing so does not unduly delay prompt and equitable resolution under this policy.

This policy prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence against Grinnell College community members of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This policy also prohibits gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

The College has grievance procedures for any individual who has experienced harassment or discrimination and wishes to pursue resolution.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

We need to receive a minimum of 3 letters of reference in order to be fully considered for this position. Once your application is complete and you have received your confirmation number, the system will email requests for letters of reference to your reference providers. You will be able to track the status of these reference letters online. Be certain to submit your application well in advance of the deadline to ensure that your letters arrive by the closing date.

  • Applied x2
  • 3/29 - Anyone hear anything yet for this one?
    • 3/30 Nothing
    • 4/5: Contacted for WebEx interview (x2) - Received phone call to schedule a 15 minute video interview for later this week
    • 4/14: Anyone invited for a second round yet?
    • 4/15: invitation for second round interview
  • 5/13: Personalized rejection email with constructive feedback. I know search committees are overwhelmed and this isn't always possible, but it is really nice to be treated like an actual human. (x2)

Harvard University Department of Anthropology - College Fellow in Archaeological Science - Deadline 1 March 2021[]

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Archaeological Science. The appointment is expected to begin on 07/01/2021. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Duties will include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, as well as advising and evaluating senior theses.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

Keywords: faculty, instructor, lecturer, fellow

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Fields: Archaeological Science

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Anthropology or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2017. Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions: Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted no later than March 1, 2021. For letters of reference, please provide in the online application the names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.)

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

Applied: 5x

  • 3/30: Any word on this?
    • 3/30 I haven't heard anything
    • 3/31 I know that they finished their list. I don't know if they are contacting people yet. I haven't been contacted.
    • 4/2 I was contacted for a zoom interview (x2)
      • 5/3 Post-interview rejection email

Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology, Germany - PostDoc in Bayesian Chronological Modelling (36 months from 01 January 2021) - Deadline 20 September 2020[]

With the renewal of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre ‘Scales of Transformation: Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies’ (CRC1266), the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA) seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) specialising in Bayesian chronological modelling of archaeological sequences, within sub-project G1 ‘Timescales of Change’ (PI Dr John Meadows). For more details about G1 and the vacancy, see
Informal enquiries should be directed to John Meadows ( Applications consisting of a cover letter, brief résumé, copies of relevant publications (or unpublished written work, e.g. PhD thesis), should be sent to Sirka Feddersen by e-mail ( by 20 September 2020. Interviews will be held via Zoom in early October 2020.

Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) - Researcher, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering - Deadline 01 September 2020[]

Ontologies for Modelling Tool Behaviors Can we capture hand crafting using ontologies in ancient humans and future robots? In this project you will take a first step towards unravelling these questions JOB DESCRIPTION

Can we capture hand crafting using ontologies in ancient humans and future robots? In this project you will take a first step towards unravelling these questions. Using ontologies or other knowledge representation and reasoning methods from computer science, you will create a framework to model tool behavior in the animal kingdom. Data input is collected from the literature (primatology, archaeology, ethology) and possibly complemented with data from experiments recreating human tool use. The model will be tested and validated against at least two examples of primate tool behaviour. 


  • Collect data on tool behaviour from the literature
  • Created a formal vocabulary/taxonomy/ontology of tool behaviour
  • Model data and analysis
  • Write two peer-reviewed papers
  • Present results at a conference
  • Co-draft follow-up funding application

Dr Geeske Langejans (Material Sciences Engineering) and Dr Carlos Hernandez (Cognitive Robotics) share an fascination for tool behavior. With this pilot they aim to explore the use of ontologies, to be fully developed in a follow-up project. The successful candidate will work and bridge both departments.


  • PhD degree in Archaeology, Cognitive Robotics, Biology or Computer Science.
    • OR
  • Master degree Archaeology, Cognitive Robotics, Biology or Computer Science with proven research experience in knowledge representation and reasoning, taxonomies or animal tool behaviour.
  • Demonstrable experience in at least one of these fields:
    • Ontologies, taxonomies
    • Ethology
    • Early human tool behaviour
    • Computational (social) science and modelling
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken) and a good sense of humour.


Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: €2.656 - €4.402). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


Delft University of Technology Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

DEPARTMENT Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering.


For more information about this position, please contact Dr Geeske Langejans phone: +31 (0)15-278 87739, email: or Dr Carlos Hernandez, phone +31 (0)15 27 81053, email:

Dickinson College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology: Deadline 29 March 2021[]

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at Dickinson College invites applications for the position of visiting assistant professor of archaeology for the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek an anthropological archaeologist whose teaching and research focus on food production and/or environmental archaeology in South America. PhD or ABD required. Teaching responsibilities will be five courses: an introduction to archaeology and world prehistory course each semester; one course each semester in area of specialization; and an advanced undergraduate course on archaeological theory.

Dickinson’s Department of Anthropology and Archaeology has 20 anthropology majors and 18 archaeology majors, with six full-time faculty with research interests in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology and conducting research in North America, South America, East Asia, East Africa, and the Mediterranean. We emphasize student engagement in research through our methods and areas of expertise in courses incorporating our three laboratories—biological anthropology, environmental archaeology, and Mediterranean archaeology.

  • Applied: x1
  • 4/14: Has anyone heard from this one yet?

4/14: Zoom interviews occurred last week.

Hamilton College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology) Deadline March 5, 2021[]

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, 2021. 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 and inclusive educational environment. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a PhD are preferred. The teaching load for this position is three courses in the fall semester and two courses in the spring semester.

Hamilton ( 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, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit materials, including (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) names and contact information for three references, via Interfolio at Questions regarding the search may be directed to Nathan Goodale, Search Committee Chair, at [[5]]. The deadline to receive applications is March 5, 2021.

applied 3x

  • Reference letters requested (3/11/2021)
    • Did they contact you or your letter writers?
      • Letter writers.
    • Any updates? (04/15)
      • Received email that the position has been filled (4/19) x2

The University of Copenhagen - Postdoctoral Scholar, Saxo Institute, European Neolithic Archaeology - Deadline 01 September 2020[]

The Saxo Institute offers a postdoc position in north-west European Neolithic Archaeology

We are offering a 3½-year postdoc position for a candidate with a PhD in the Neolithic of north-west Europe and with knowledge of Danish (or Swedish or Norwegian). The position is available from 1 January 2021 and is funded by the research project Deep histories of migration: the early Neolithic around the North Sea financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (IRFD). In accordance with IRFD guidelines, postdoctoral candidates must have obtained their PhD within the last four years (counted from 1 October 2019) excluding leaves of absence.

The aim of the project is to uncover the longer-term impact of migration, which includes the relationship between different forms of contact and material culture change. The project will focus on the long-term networks and connections between Denmark, Britain and Ireland and reveal how these connections developed and changed from the start of the Neolithic (c. 4000 BC) over the following centuries up until c. 3300 BC.

The successful candidate will be part of a small international research group consisting of the PI and two co-PI’s and will be based at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, under supervision of PI Rune Iversen. The employment includes an extended research stay (16 months) at the University of Central Lancashire (UK) under the supervision of co-PI Vicki Cummings.

Job description

The postdoc will focus on data collection throughout years one and two. Year three will be dedicated to analysis and initial results to be presented in a final monograph (write up in year four). The data collection centres on seven selected micro-regions within Denmark, Britain and Ireland including: Northern Jutland, Funen, West Wales, north-western Ireland, central-eastern Ireland, central-western Ireland and south-eastern England. The data collection will focus on two key pieces of evidence: monuments and structured deposits. The main task will be to collect and record the relevant data in a custom-made database and then perform a detailed network analysis coupled to GIS in order to investigate similarities and differences in material culture.

The selected candidate is expected to contribute substantially to publications in the research group, oral dissemination of results and to the organization of an international conference to be held at the University of Copenhagen.

Qualification requirements

In order to be considered for the position, applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD and must be able to read Danish in order to carry out the data collection. The ideal candidate will have a background in northern/north-western European Neolithic archaeology. We seek candidates with good interpersonal skills, the ability to organise work independently and to produce state-of-the art research. Experiences with managing large datasets and familiarity with GIS and network analysis is an advantage. Furthermore, good skills in spoken and written English is a prerequisite.

For further information about the position, please contact Principal Investigator of the project Rune Iversen (

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020  For further details about the qualification requirements for postdoc, please read more in the job structure for academic at the Universities:  (only in Danish)

Salary and conditions of employment

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 33,600 (EUR 4,507) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad,

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here:, ​​ and


Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page and fill in the application form.

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

Cover letter (max 1 pages). The cover letter should specify how the applicant’s qualifications and experiences match the project’s focus on processes of migration, networks and mobility at the start of the Neolithic c. 4000-3300 BC.

Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email and telephone number). For applicants who have been on maternity or paternity leave after obtaining their PhD, the age of their PhD degree will be extended by calculating the actual number of weeks of leave and multiplying that by 2. The exact period of the maternity/paternity leave, with start date and end date, must be stat­ed in the applicant’s CV.

Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).

Complete list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with*.

Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3. Should any of the submitted publications consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German and English can be expected to be assessed.

Appointment procedure

After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from (HR), please refer to ID number 211-0479/20-2I.

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is September 1st 2020

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Scholar, East Asian Languages and Cultures & The Stanford Archaeology Center - Deadline 30 September 2020[]

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Stanford Archaeology Center invite applications for a one-year post-doctoral scholar position in Chinese Archaeology. The successful candidate will demonstrate prior achievement in research in Chinese Archaeology with a preference in archaeological sciences. The candidate will put forth a coherent proposal for research at Stanford University and will be expected to teach one or more courses and to engage with faculty and graduate students at the Archaeology Center. The faculty sponsor of this post-doctoral scholar is Professor Li Liu.  

The appointment carries a twelve-month salary commensurate with the University Provost established minimum pay levels based on research experience. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by December 31, 2020 and no earlier than 2016. U.S. citizenship is not required. The application receipt deadline is September 30, 2020. The position will begin January 2021. 

Applications must be submitted to the listing at Academic Jobs Online. 

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 writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper) 
  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Academic Jobs Online posting 
  • Optional: teaching portfolio 

Please direct inquiries to

University of Warsaw - Postdoctoral Scholar - Faculty of History & Centre for Research on Ancient Civilizations - Deadline 10 November 2020[]

University of Warsaw > 2 POSTDOCTS > The Rector of the University of Warsaw invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in ancient studies starting December 1st, 2020 or within 12 months hereafter (Ref. no. UW/IDUB/2020/05).

The call is open to historians, archaeologists, Classicists, Orientalists, and Roman jurists. Successful applicants will run their projects at the Centre for Research on Ancient Civilizations (CRAC). They will conduct research on projects submitted in their applications, take active part in academic life at the University of Warsaw, the CRAC in particular, and disseminate results of their research through conference presentations and publications affiliated with the University of Warsaw.

We offer a large, internationally connected and eager to collaborate scholarly community working within the field of ancient studies. Successful applicants will receive standard social security and medical insurance, standard benefits package, and salary of PLN 10 000 – 11 000 (gross) per month.

Essential requirements include:

  • a doctoral degree in any field of ancient studies such as history, archaeology, Classics, Oriental studies, Roman law, religious studies, or similar;
  • documented experience in research within the field of ancient studies;
  • proven active participation in international academic life;
  • well-argued excellent research project dealing with any period of Antiquity;
  • excellent knowledge of English (corresponding min. to level C1);
  • excellent communication skills, including the ability to present research results and write for publication;
  • ability and willingness to work as part of a scholarly community, share insights and findings, and engage in collaboration.

Applications should be sent to: (please write “CRAC Post-doc” in the subject line) by November 10th, 2020. For the list of required documents and further details, see:

Western Connecticut State University (CT, USA). Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Greek Studies. Feb. 8, 2021. (NT, PT)

Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies for the 2021-2022 academic year.

This is a two-semester, part-time faculty appointment comprised of a partial teaching load in the incumbent’s area of specialization and reassigned time to develop and implement co-curricular experiences, in consultation with the Macricostas Executive Stewardship Committee, that meet the following objectives: (1) Educate students, the university community, and the general public about the contributions that Ancient Greece has made to contemporary civilization; (2) Invite scholarly study of the Classics and Modern Greece; and (3) Demonstrably promote the discipline of Greek and Hellenic Studies at WCSU.

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to 13 departments offering 21 undergraduate majors and 8 graduate majors, and offers a variety of ways for students to further their education. Housed in the Department of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, the Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship is open to any discipline that involves Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies. We welcome all applicants, including those with the required expertise but desire to teach remotely. Applicants who wish to teach remotely must provide evidence of experience with and effectiveness in online teaching and if selected would be able to work from their current location. The Macricostas Fellow will be expected to be available for interactions with students, faculty, and the general public that contribute to the intellectual life of the university and the local community. Examples of cocurricular experiences may include but are not limited to public presentations on the Macricostas Fellow’s ongoing research, consulting with relevant local/regional agencies and organizations, hosting relevant speakers, and organizing in-person or virtual trips to regional events or exhibits of relevant interest to the campus community and general public. The Macricostas Fellow will perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary. Office space, related budget, and travel funds will be provided, as well as shared access to clerical support. Grant opportunities are available to support research and conference attendance.

Qualifications: Terminal degree in an academic discipline related to Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies or equivalent experience/background; record of distinguished scholarship; prior successful teaching experience in a higher education environment; leadership and/or service experience; excellent written and oral communication skills.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. Salary & Benefits: $14,856 per semester ($1,857.00 per credit hour) with a terminal degree for a part-time position of eight (8) credit hours per semester. Additional information on part time employment at WCSU may be found at

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, areas of teaching expertise and experience, service and/or leadership experience, and research interest; statement of teaching philosophy; current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to Dr. Çiğdem Üsekes at: All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Monday, February 8, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire via the following link. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer.

William & Mary - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline 24 March 2021[]

The Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) program at William & Mary seeks applications for a two- year postdoctoral scholar position in the historical ecology of the precolonial Chesapeake. Supported by W&M faculty, the postdoctoral fellow will develop a historical ecological study of shell midden deposits linked to questions of sustainability, traditional ecological knowledge, and biological conservation in the Chesapeake.

The postdoctoral fellow will develop a research and teaching program bridging the social and natural sciences through a study of a Native American community and its relationship with the Chesapeake oyster fishery over the long term. This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to use her/his skills to lead cutting-edge research projects and facilitate undergraduate student projects while receiving mentorship in professional academic development. The postdoctoral scholar will also teach one upper-level seminar course per academic year, a summer session course, and arrange an environmental speaker series in the second year.

  • 04/15 - Any updates?

General Postdocs: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021