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The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as Research Station Archeologist based at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, just south of Little Rock. The responsibilities of station archeologists are multifaceted and dynamic, ranging from academic scholarship to public outreach and preservation. Research is integral to ARAS’ mission, and the qualified candidate will develop an innovative research program in their designated station area, conduct said research individually and in collaboration with colleagues and/or descendant communities, seek internal and external funding to support their endeavors, and present and publish the results of scholarship in local, regional, and national venues. Ample resources are available to the successful candidate, including but not limited to rich existing collections and opportunities for new research throughout the lower Arkansas River Valley; the ability to hire a full-time station assistant; a station vehicle and basic field equipment; strong existing relationships with descendant communities; and support from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville through an associated Research Professorial appointment. While research specialty is open, we particularly welcome scholars interested in studying the African diaspora and the African American experience in Arkansas as UAPB is the only HBCU in the University of Arkansas System, or French Colonial archeology associated with nearby Arkansas Post National Memorial. The station’s research territory also has sites associated with early Quapaw history and a full sweep of precontact sites dating back to the first peopling of the area. Station archeologists also contribute to their host institutions and teach two courses per year. ARAS also emphasizes public outreach and the development of educational materials and projects, while also providing support to the Arkansas Archeological Society and their associated programs such as local chapter activities and the annual Training Program. All research station archeologists are supported by a Coordinating Office and nine other stations with associated staff, as well as technical resources including 3D scanning, drone-based photogrammetry, RTI imaging, remote sensing (e.g., resistivity/conductivity, magnetometry, GPR) and a range of archeometric capabilities, as well as fiscal and grant administration support. Minimum Qualifications: PhD or equivalent in anthropology, archeology, or a closely related field; Field and research experience in North America east of the Rocky Mountains; Experience teaching at college/university level (TA experience included). Anticipated start date: July 1, 2024.
 
The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as Research Station Archeologist based at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, just south of Little Rock. The responsibilities of station archeologists are multifaceted and dynamic, ranging from academic scholarship to public outreach and preservation. Research is integral to ARAS’ mission, and the qualified candidate will develop an innovative research program in their designated station area, conduct said research individually and in collaboration with colleagues and/or descendant communities, seek internal and external funding to support their endeavors, and present and publish the results of scholarship in local, regional, and national venues. Ample resources are available to the successful candidate, including but not limited to rich existing collections and opportunities for new research throughout the lower Arkansas River Valley; the ability to hire a full-time station assistant; a station vehicle and basic field equipment; strong existing relationships with descendant communities; and support from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville through an associated Research Professorial appointment. While research specialty is open, we particularly welcome scholars interested in studying the African diaspora and the African American experience in Arkansas as UAPB is the only HBCU in the University of Arkansas System, or French Colonial archeology associated with nearby Arkansas Post National Memorial. The station’s research territory also has sites associated with early Quapaw history and a full sweep of precontact sites dating back to the first peopling of the area. Station archeologists also contribute to their host institutions and teach two courses per year. ARAS also emphasizes public outreach and the development of educational materials and projects, while also providing support to the Arkansas Archeological Society and their associated programs such as local chapter activities and the annual Training Program. All research station archeologists are supported by a Coordinating Office and nine other stations with associated staff, as well as technical resources including 3D scanning, drone-based photogrammetry, RTI imaging, remote sensing (e.g., resistivity/conductivity, magnetometry, GPR) and a range of archeometric capabilities, as well as fiscal and grant administration support. Minimum Qualifications: PhD or equivalent in anthropology, archeology, or a closely related field; Field and research experience in North America east of the Rocky Mountains; Experience teaching at college/university level (TA experience included). Anticipated start date: July 1, 2024.
   
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The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Anthropological Archaeology beginning in August 2024. Geographic specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach a section of the four-field Introduction to Anthropology class each semester, and introductory archaeology courses: “World Archaeology” (Fall semester) and “Archaeology in Practice” (Spring Semester). The remaining courses will be determined by the candidate’s area of specialization and departmental needs; the ability to teach at least one hands-on methods courses is especially desired. Note: our more specialized upper-level methods and topics courses typically serve both undergraduate students and graduate students in our Master’s in Public Archaeology and PhD programs.
 
The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Anthropological Archaeology beginning in August 2024. Geographic specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach a section of the four-field Introduction to Anthropology class each semester, and introductory archaeology courses: “World Archaeology” (Fall semester) and “Archaeology in Practice” (Spring Semester). The remaining courses will be determined by the candidate’s area of specialization and departmental needs; the ability to teach at least one hands-on methods courses is especially desired. Note: our more specialized upper-level methods and topics courses typically serve both undergraduate students and graduate students in our Master’s in Public Archaeology and PhD programs.
   
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=== [https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/10474 Wesleyan University - Visiting Assistant Professor, Archaeology Program (Applications due by 10 June) (Zoom Interviews Scheduled)] ===
 
=== [https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/10474 Wesleyan University - Visiting Assistant Professor, Archaeology Program (Applications due by 10 June) (Zoom Interviews Scheduled)] ===

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Tenure-Track Jobs (Chronologically by review/deadline date)

Harvard University - Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel and its Environs (Due September 1, 2023)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in the archaeology and history of ancient Israel and its environs, that is, the Levantine ecological region, or Mediterranean coastline from the Sinai to Cilicia west of the Syrian Steppe. The emphasis on archaeology maintains the focus on the recovery and analysis of material culture through archaeological survey and excavation. Period(s) of specialization can range from roughly the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic era. The emphasis on history concerns wider issues in the study of the social, religious, and cultural history of ancient Israel and beyond, such as the materiality of empire, trade and economy, state formation, and the history of religion and cultic practice. The successful candidate will articulate a program of teaching and research that will offer NELC students the opportunity to participate in archaeological digs and strengthen Harvard’s presence in the region. The candidate should also be comfortable integrating the findings of field archaeology with literary, epigraphic, and/or iconographic evidence, all to inform the larger narrative of ancient history of Israel and of its neighboring regions. We expect the successful candidate to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration within and beyond the NELC Department, with scholars from but not limited to Anthropology, Classics, History of Art and Architecture, Comparative Literature, Religion, and the Ancient Studies Program, to establish regional and international collaboration, and to participate in proposals for cooperative research projects. We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and community service has demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity and excellence. Historically excluded or marginalized individuals are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2024.

Applied x3

9/12 - Request for letters and statement on publication overlap/joint authorship effort x 2

Any news on this one? (10/23) 11/9 - Yes, four candidates are being brought to campus very early (no first round interviews) in early Nov. Wanted to finish interviews before the chair of the search goes on leave.

11/10 - "early November", i.e. interviews are already ongoing? There were rejection letter sent out, but I received neither a positive, nor negative note. 11/19 - The last of the four candidates finished interviewing on 11/14. I wonder if they left some apps open in case there was a need for more? As of right now they are still trying to finish the search by the end of 2023.

New York University - Assistant Professor in Archaeology (Review begins September 1)

The Department of Anthropology at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin September 1, 2024, subject to administrative and budgetary approval. The department seeks scholars with exceptional records in the research and teaching of archaeological science and who take a big-picture approach to studies of human-environment interactions in the Holocene and later Pleistocene records. We seek individuals who have a theoretical outlook rooted in evolutionary theory as applied to the archaeology of sociopolitical complexity in societies of any scale, from hunter-gatherers to large urban empires, and who complement the research of existing faculty (Late Pleistocene of Central Eurasia and Africa; animal domestication in Europe and the Near East). Regional specialty is open. We are especially interested in candidates with ongoing field- and lab-based projects. Possible specializations include but are not restricted to geoarchaeology, archaeobotany, ceramics, bioarchaeology, computer and mathematical modeling, and spatial analysis. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the university’s Center for the Study of Human Origins (CSHO). They will help shape the department’s Anthropological Sciences strategic plan along two main research tracks: ecosystem engineering and the emergence of complex social organization.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline at the time of appointment. They will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical inclusive excellence in support of the department’s programs. At the undergraduate level, they will be expected to teach introductory courses, as well as more advanced courses in areas of their expertise. At the graduate level, they will be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise as well as supervise students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology provides a strong, supportive, and collaborative research culture, building the research capacity of faculty and graduate students.

Applicants should include a CV as well as a cover letter that outlines their research, teaching, and service experience. We are particularly interested in hearing about steps they have taken (or plan to take) to foster an open and inclusive intellectual environment in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in the field more generally. The Department will begin reviewing applications starting September 1, 2023. The position will remain open until it is filled. For any enquiries, please contact the Department of Anthropology administrator, Marta Arroyo (mma9257@nyu.edu) , at mma9257@nyu.edu.

Applied x 16

(Sept 6) Request for one-page DEI statement x14

---Do we think everyone got the request for the DEI statement?

--- looks like it.

(10/16) has anyone heard anything yet? It's been a while since any communication.

-- nothing here

-- nothing 10/18 x 8

(11/1) Has anyone heard what is going on with this position?

- still nothing x 6

--Still nothing, I thought about reaching out to Marta Arroyo but also was worried about coming off as pushy. (note: have not reached out)

--this happened the last time they had a job posted. it took forever for them to move beyond the submission stage and then I think they failed to get anyone to come and fulfill the position

---the 2018-2019 search was for two positions, but only resulted in one hire (Pargeter).

- Has anyone reached out to them?

- Reached out to Marta Arroyo, she said "applications are being reviewed by the committee at the moment" (11/7)

- Request for additional materials, recommendations and to schedule Zoom interview (11/7) x2

- Rejection Email x 9

- Request to schedule in-person interview

-- anyone know what happened with this position?

-- word on the street is they have made an offer but idk if the person has accepted (this is just a rumor, I don't have insider information and I don't know who the person is)

Yale University - Assistant Professor, Environmental Archaeology of Complex Societies (Review begins September 10 20)(Zoom Interviews Scheduled)

The Department of Anthropology at Yale University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in anthropological archaeology, with an initial five-year appointment beginning July 1, 2024. The successful applicant will have a research and teaching profile involving the environmental archaeology of complex societies. Applicants should be involved in field and laboratory research on the broad range of human interactions with the environment and have relevant methodological expertise such as the analysis of plants, animals, and/or landscapes. The research focus may involve specialization in archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, or geospatial analysis. The geographic area of specialization is open, with the expectation that the successful applicant will complement the department’s existing faculty profile. The teaching expectation is normally four courses per academic year.

** It's not due till the 20th, right?

- It looks like the review date was updated.

- Applied x15

- Request for additional materials (10/12) x3

- Anyone know anything more about this? Heard that the other search (sociocultural anthropology) in the same department and with the same deadline already completed Zoom interviews

-Nothing yet (11/18)

- Zoom interviews were week of 11/6

- had request for additional materials but no rejection yet

- any news?

- Heard a rumor that this job search was canceled. Anyone know if this is true?

2/14- job post is no longer on the website

- out of curiosity, anyone know what happened with this one? is the cancellation rumor true?

- Campus interviews were in January/February

5/7 - rejection email. Honestly, despite the long wait, the email itself was nicer than most. X4

North Carolina State University - Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Bioarchaeology) (Review begins September 15)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Biological Anthropology with expertise in bioarchaeology to begin Fall 2024. The faculty hired will contribute to the Anthropology graduate and undergraduate programs and should complement existing faculty research. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate introduction to biological anthropology course and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in human osteology, bioarchaeology, and courses developed in the candidate's own speciality.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology or related field by the start date, a strong record of research and publications that demonstrates potential for extramural funding, demonstrable skills in theory and/or quantitative research methods, and a clear commitment to excellence in teaching and graduate student mentorship. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching, and service, to the excellence of the academic community, and who can demonstrate an ability to foster a welcoming environment and work with underrepresented students.

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter that describes their qualifications, research agenda, and teaching experience and interests
  • A vita that includes contact information for three references.

Applicants may be contacted at a later date for additional materials, such as writing samples and letters of recommendation. For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/187534. Review of applications will begin on September 15.

Applied x2

9/27- Request for more materials

10/31- Rejection

Dartmouth - Assistant Professor, Archaeology of Indigenous America (Review begins September 25) -- INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED (10/5)

The Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of an Assistant Professor specializing in the archaeology of Indigenous America. We seek applicants with a demonstrated record of field and lab-based archaeological research, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and demonstrated engagement with contemporary Indigenous and descendant communities. Regional focus within the Americas and technical specialization are open. 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. This position will have a tenure home in the Department of Anthropology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies.

This search is part of a cohort hiring initiative in Native American and Indigenous Studies across the Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth. The other positions are in Global Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Environmental Studies. Collectively, these hires reflect Dartmouth’s commitment to building and sustaining innovative Indigenous scholarship and teaching. In addition, the Anthropology Department has a second search in Cultural Anthropology focused on the study of inequality that is part of the Faculty Fellow Program in Arts Sciences, a cohort of faculty members who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their disciplines.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field, or be ABD with PhD expected before the start date of their appointment. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in research and teaching, and demonstrated commitment to addressing underrepresentation in higher education. Effective classroom teaching is essential for this position.

Applicants should submit all materials electronically via Interfolio:

  1. Cover letter describing, (i.) current and future research plans, (ii.) teaching experience and philosophy, and (iii.) how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  2. CV, including the names of three (3) references willing to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin September 25, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. Direct questions to Prof. Jesse Casana. Full job ad here: https://apply.interfolio.com/130350

Applied x 9

10/5: Zoom interview scheduled and additional materials requested

New Mexico State University - Assistant Professor of Archaeology. Mexico, Central America, and South America (Due October 3) OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED

The Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University seeks a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Archaeology. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: spatial analysis, zooarchaeology, paleoethnobotanical analysis, and heritage management. The expected workload includes teaching, scholarly activity/research, and service and/or outreach. The allocation of effort for these duties will be reviewed each year.

Preference will be given to candidates with a regional focus on Mexico, Central America, or South America. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: spatial analysis, remote sensing, zooarchaeology, paleoethnobotanical analysis, and heritage management. Teaching and research philosophies that are collaborative, develop synergies between research and education, and engage local, regional, and descendant communities are strongly preferred.

Department Contact:  William Walker, wiwalker@nmsu.edu OR Kelly Jenks, kljenks@nmsu.edu. Department phone: 575-646-2725

Applied x 8

10/07: request for Zoom interview and LOR x 2

They sent out zoom requests on a Saturday? — definitely did, and this is not my first time this happens in my job search…

--Same, received the request on Saturday.

10/23: request for campus interview

01/23: email notifying that they made the hire. Congrats! x2

Davidson College- Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology- Historical Arch (Due October 6th) (zoom interviews scheduled)

The Department of Anthropology at Davidson College invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology to begin in the Fall of 2024. We seek an anthropological archaeologist specializing in historical archaeology with an interest in Indigenous and/or African diasporic communities. Candidates with fieldwork experience and ongoing research in the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, or the US South, are especially encouraged to apply. Davidson College sits on the lands of the Catawba Nation and a former plantation known as Beaver Dam. The successful candidate will be excited to develop Beaver Dam as a site for research and teaching. We welcome applicants whose expertise will deepen our curricular commitments to decolonial theories and methods in anthropology in hopes that our department can foster meaningful community engagement.

The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, with a one-course reduction in the candidate’s first year. ​​Our department emphasizes a four-field approach to the discipline, and the candidate will join the teaching rotation of major/minor requirements such as methods, the senior colloquium, and introductory courses in archaeology. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and participate in advising anthropology majors and minors and supervising independent study and/or senior thesis projects. Candidates will also have the opportunity to develop applied and experiential learning courses in archaeological research methods, historic preservation, artifact analysis and interpretation, as well as courses that align with the candidate’s expertise and interests. These might include new courses or revisions of existing courses in applied archaeology, food studies, settlement, land sovereignty, or social justice. A willingness to engage students in local projects, establish a field school at Beaver Dam, or include students in their research projects will be considered a plus.

Current courses in the Anthropology Department support an array of interdisciplinary majors, including Africana Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, and Public Health. The successful candidate will be able to enrich our interdisciplinary relationships with departments across campus, and their work may also include collaborations with The Hurt Hub, Dúta Bahiisere Kus Ráˀhere/We Know Corn Together with the Catawba Nation, the Center for Civic Engagement, and/or the Office of Sustainability. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology is required at the time of appointment. Applicants seeking an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must have demonstrated excellence in teaching, a strong publication record, and an ability to develop a field school at Beaver Dam.

Application instructions:

Visit https://employment.davidson.edu and upload a CV and a cover letter (maximum 4 pages single-space) by Friday, October 6th, 2023; the position will remain open until filled.

The committee will make the first selection based on an evaluation of the potential for inclusive pedagogy, particularly decolonial theories and methods, as indicated by the cover letter. All initial applications received by October 6th are guaranteed full consideration by the search committee; however, the position will remain open to initial applications (with just a CV and Cover Letter) until closed, and the committee may also choose to review late applications, depending on the status of the search.

On or before Monday, October 16th, the committee will ask selected applicants to send additional materials by Friday, October 27th. The additional materials that may be requested by October 27th include a research statement, a writing sample, and the names of three references.


--Applied x1

--Zoom meeting, LOR and other statements requested on 10/18

New Mexico State University - Assistant Professor of Archaeology. American Southwest and Northern Mexico (Due October 3 9) - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED

The Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University seeks a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Archaeology. The expected workload includes teaching, scholarly activity/research, and service and/or outreach. The allocation of effort of these duties will be reviewed each year. Preference will be given to candidates with a regional focus on the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: spatial analysis, remote sensing, zooarchaeology, paleoethnobotanical analysis, and heritage management. Teaching and research philosophies that are collaborative, develop synergies between research and education, and engage local, regional, and descendant communities are strongly preferred. Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of appointment.

Department Contact:  Kelly Jenks, kljenks@nmsu.edu OR William Walker, wiwalker.nmsu.edu. Department phone: 575-646-2725

Applied x 3

- The NMSU ad for this position only lists Jenks' contact info, though both Jenks and Walker for the Central/South America position. Is this contact info correct or accidentally posted from the other position?

- I added both of these, and only put one contact for each. Someone went in and changed them so it was intentional ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

- Looks like the closing date may have been bumped back to Oct 9.

- Zoom interview scheduled (10-25-2023) x3 (& LORs requested directly from writers)

- Request for campus interview (11-7-2023) x2

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures of the University of Chicago - Assistant Professor in Egyptian Archaeology (Due October 9)

Position Description: The Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Egyptian Archaeology. The appointment would commence on July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. We welcome applications from specialists in the archaeology of Egypt or Sudan, preferably with expertise in the pharaonic periods. Any methodological or theoretical specialty within this broad geographic and chronological ambit will be considered.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for receipt of a PhD in a relevant field by the position start date and will be expected to teach courses in Egyptian archaeology and history as well as in the University’s undergraduate Core Curriculum, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. Participation in an active field project as director or senior staff member, or otherwise having the ability to provide students with field research opportunities, will be an asset.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at apply.interfolio.com/129514. Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and a list of three (3) referees (including email addresses) from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. Only complete applications can be considered. Additional materials may be solicited from shortlisted candidates. Applications must be received by 11pm Central Time, Monday, October 9, 2023. Inquiries should be sent via email to anniediamond@uchicago.edu with the subject heading “Egyptian archaeology search.” This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

Wellesley College - Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Due October 10)

The Wellesley College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-eligible anthropologist, beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. Our expectation is that this hire will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor, though applications from more senior candidates are not excluded from consideration. We are seeking a broadly trained anthropologist whose research expertise and teaching interests will complement those already present within our department. Preference is for an anthropologist whose primary research is situated within socio-cultural anthropology or archaeology, with geographic interests in North America, Asia, or Africa. Topical areas of particular interest include Indigenous studies, human-environment interaction, and applied work. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses related to their research expertise, as well as contribute to the core curriculum of the department (introductory courses, methods, theory). If you have questions about your potential fit for the position prior to applying, please do not hesitate to reach out to Adam Van Arsdale (avanarsd@wellesley.edu).

-Is this an internal hire for their current VAP, an archaeologist who just so happens to work in the US, Egypt, and Sudan?

-are they really asking for 3 reference letters up front from first round applicants? That's ridiculous.

- they are asking for names for letters, the ad says they will automatically generate the request, but recommenders can refrain from submitting until asked by the committee

Applied x 12

Letters requested from recommenders (10/16)

10/23 - I think those letter requests were automatic

10/31 Request for more materials (x2); does anyone know if this is an internal hire? -Adam van Arsdale told me they're hoping to hire more than one person. Not sure if the plan is to put the FT lecturers on the TT or hire outsiders.

11/17: rejection email x 10

Were any of the people who got rejection emails previously asked for more materials? I was asked for more materials and did not receive a rejection on 11/17

I don't get any email asking for additional material, only rejection email.

11/30 invited for zoom interview (to take place next week or the following week)

12/12 Any news or campus invites yet?

12/13 after my interview last week, Van Arsdale said they are doing the last of the Zoom interviews this week and intend to send invitations next week (week of 12/18) for campus interviews in January/February

12/19 just told I'm not a finalist x 2 (from the search chair "I am sorry to pass along the news that after a long deliberation, we are not selecting you as one of our finalists for the Wellesley position.")

Rice University - Assistant Professor, Archaeology of the African Diaspora in the Americas (Due October 15) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED

The Department of Anthropology at Rice University (Houston, Texas), in partnership with the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin July 1, 2024. We seek an archaeologist focused on the African Diaspora in the Americas (North, Central, or South America) including the Caribbean. Areas of expertise may include: plantation societies, or other contexts of enslavement; maroon societies; the material culture of enslavement and/or post-emancipation life; more historically recent African diasporic communities; Caribbean Studies; and community-engaged and public archaeology. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful candidate will teach three undergraduate and graduate courses in a normal academic year.

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field by the time of the appointment.  The application deadline is October 15, 2023.  A complete application must include a cover letter outlining the candidate’s research, teaching trajectory and future plans; a curriculum vitae; two writing samples; and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted using apply.interfolio.com/130312. Please address any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Mary Prendergast.

- Materials/references requested 10/25

- campus interviews scheduled 11/9

Rejection email received 11/14

Has anyone who did an on campus interview heard anything?

SUNY Oswego - Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Full consideration by October 15) (Zoom interviews)

The Assistant Professor of Anthropology will be required to teach courses in Historical Archaeology, Introductory Archaeology, and upper division courses in an analytical specialty and courses in Afro-Latino/Latin American Studies based on subject expertise, and other upper-division Anthropology courses as needed. This hire will be housed in the Department of Anthropology and create curriculum in support of developing Afro-Latino and/or Latin American Studies within our department's offerings. Responsibilities also include student advisement duties and co-management of the archaeology lab space and collection with existing archaeology faculty.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology or closely related field, ABD candidates who will have PhD by time of appointment will be considered. A commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated interdisciplinary interests. Engaged in an active program of research with the potential to involve and train students.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. with specialty in historical archaeology, whose research focuses on Afro-Latino communities and heritage. Scholar-educators who have experience directing archaeology fieldwork projects and can contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Sustainability Studies, Native American Studies, regional area studies, and public archaeology and historic preservation are especially attractive.

To Apply Submit:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications, including a student-centered research agenda.
  2. A separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional experience or personal life or community engagement
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Teaching Portfolio (teaching philosophy, example syllabi, teaching evaluations)
  5. Copy of unofficial (or official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  6. Contact information for three professional references

Applied x 4

11/13- Request for Zoom Interview

12/9- Invitation for Campus Interview

Brandeis University - Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek History (Review begins October 16, rolling until October 30)

The Department of Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in ancient Greek history from a broad, comparative Mediterranean perspective, to begin in Fall 2024. This position is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach survey courses and special topics in Greek history and the early Mediterranean world. An ability to teach Greek language and literature is desired, but not required. Research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose interests complement, but do not duplicate, those of the department faculty, and who demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary and inclusive teaching and scholarship.

The Department of Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies instructs undergraduates and administers the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies MA program. A well-rounded candidate will advise undergraduate majors at all levels of their studies, mentor seniors on independent projects covering various topics, and serve as an advisor and mentor to graduate students working on MA papers or theses. Our full-time teaching load is 4 courses per year (2 courses per semester). A Ph.D. in Ancient History, Classics, Classical Studies, Greek, or related fields is required.

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2023 with a rolling deadline extending to October 30, 2023. Letters of recommendation will be solicited once a short list of candidates is compiled for Zoom interviews to be held in mid-November 2023.

Applied x 1

University of Pittsburgh - Assistant Professor in Bioarchaeology or Biomedical Anthropology (Closes October 20) (Zoom interviews)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology with expertise in biomedical anthropology among living humans or bioarchaeology to begin in Fall 2024, pending budgetary approval.

Research expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars whose research explores power and coloniality, health and social inequities and adaptations, and/or life history (e.g., developmental origins of health and disease, aging, growth, and development) to address the complex relationship between sociocultural processes, environmental change or multispecies with human biology. The geographic area is open but preference will be given to regions of African and/or regions linked to indigenous and/or African diasporic populations in the Americas. Methodological and theoretical expertise are open but should add to and complement existing strengths in our bioarchaeology and/or joint Ph.D./MPH in the medical anthropology/public health programs. Scholars whose research is driven by collaborative partnerships with descendants or local communities are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, such as Human Evolution and Variation, Human Origins, Womb to Tomb, and advanced undergraduate and graduate seminar/methods courses in their field of specialization. Teaching responsibilities will also include the Bioanthropology Graduate Core and introductory courses such as Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Introduction to Human Evolution on a rotational basis. New course development is also expected.

Applied x1

zoom interview scheduled 11/7

Any updates on this? Did campus visit invites go out?

Purdue University - Assistant Professor of Computational/Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology (Due Nov 1) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED

Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology at Purdue University seeks a scholar with expertise and use of artificial intelligence in biological anthropology to join our collegial, dynamic, integrative department. This tenure-track Assistant Professor position begins in August 2024. The ideal applicant will have a record of publication and funding, an active research agenda, analytic lab/field, quantitative/mixed methods skills, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. We expect that the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in Liberal Arts and other areas to contribute to developing research clusters and externally funded research in Artificial Intelligence with existing degree programs and classes in foundations, tools, ethics, law, policy, and social implications of AI.

Candidates with expertise in innovative data science and AI approaches (e.g., big data, GIS, and machine learning) are invited to apply. We encourage applications from scholars using above approaches related to topics such as evolution, biological variation, health and disease, genomics, environmental change over time, and spatial/landscape analyses. We seek candidates who will collaborate across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, collegial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research, and field or lab work. The successful candidate will participate fully in the life of a vibrant department whose Anthropologies of Tomorrow (AOT) initiative embraces publicly engaged and interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary scholarship that includes community partnerships and preparation of students for diverse and impactful careers. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute expertise to the Advanced Methods at Purdue program through research that utilizes cutting- edge social science research methods and tools, and show an interest and ability in linking to related research and education programs on campus and beyond.

Purdue’s Department of Anthropology is located within the College of Liberal Arts and offers B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.

Position Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology, AI approaches and related specialty areas. Two courses per semester will be split between departmental courses and foundational first-year courses in Cornerstone, Purdue’s integrated Liberal Arts certificate program (see College description). The candidate is expected to complement and strengthen Anthropology’s curriculum, and collaborate with colleagues in research, teaching, and service.

Basic qualifications

A PhD degree (or equivalent international degree) in Anthropology or a related field must be held by start date of the position.

The College and University:

For the third consecutive year, the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking on multiple hires with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) to begin in Fall 2024. Representing a variety of disciplines in the College, this cohort of scholars will expand our capacity to explore the implications of developing AI across our academic domains and advance and contribute to research and educational initiatives surrounding AI in new and important ways.  These positions will also include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. As a public, research intensive, PhD-granting institution, the University has over 50,000 students and 17, 500 employees. Purdue has the fourth highest enrollment of international students among public U.S. universities, with more than 9,000 international undergraduate, professional, and graduate students.

Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the following items to Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications. Materials should be uploaded in this order and as one PDF document: 1) cover letter discussing research agenda and teaching philosophy; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) names of three referees; and 4) two writing samples of no more than 30 pages each (which may be book or dissertation chapters or articles).

Applications should be submitted at https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/28332/. Questions about the position should be directed to Melissa Remis, Anthropology Department Head at remis@purdue.edu.

For full consideration applications should be submitted by November 1, 2023, and review will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applied x2

Request for additional materials and reference letters (11/10) x2

Request for Zoom interview (12/1) x2

Invitation for Campus Interview in early-mid January (12/12) x2

Lawrence University - Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology (Deadline November 1) (Campus Interviews scheduled) - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED

Lawrence University of Wisconsin invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professorship in anthropological archaeology, beginning September 1, 2024. Lawrence University is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Appleton, WI. Competitive candidates for this appointment will be committed to teaching excellence and undergraduate advising and should demonstrate evidence of an active and ongoing research agenda.

The Department of Anthropology at Lawrence seeks a broadly trained anthropological archaeologist to join a holistic anthropology program that values community engaged research and learning.  Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology by September 1, 2024.  The successful candidate will teach a full-time load of six courses per year, two course per 10-week term, ranging from a yearly introduction to world prehistory, to methods courses in field archaeology and historic preservation, to other courses in their areas of expertise that will be of interest to a diverse group of undergraduate students. Additionally, the candidate will participate in Lawrence’s flagship First Year Studies program. The First Year Studies curriculum presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts intended to support new students’ fundamental skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.  In addition, the successful candidate will curate a large collection of archaeological and ethnographic materials and must be conversant in regulations pertaining to archaeological and ethnographic collections, including NAGPRA.

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive campus in one or more of the following ways: (1) further diversifying the faculty; (2) constructing or contributing to successful collaborative diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and/or (3) developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as these pedagogies relate to antiracism.

Applicants should apply online at https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com and submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. A Teaching Statement that includes how your teaching and/or other activities engage with diversity and anti-racism initiatives. Outline the types of courses you would like to teach and
  4. A Research Statement that describes your planned and/or on-going research project(s) and ways in which students could be involved.  
  5. Names and contact information for 3 references. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage in the application review process.

For further information, please contact Carla Daughtry (carla.daughtry@lawrence.edu), Associate Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Search Committee.  

Applied x15

11/17 - LORs requested, sent to letter writers. (x5) For some it went to their spam folder. You can see if letters were requested by logging into their application portal

11/20 - Request for Zoom interview. (x6)

-- to the folks who have received Zoom interview requests: are all 3 of your LORs submitted already?

-- No, I had 2 of them only, but they sent me a request. (x2)

12/12- Invitation for Campus Interview x3

--Has anyone received an offer?

01/12 - Rejection email x4

Anyone with a Zoom interview who didn't get invited for a campus interview not receive a rejection email?

- Zoom interview and no rejection email yet over here (x5).

3/1 - Post Zoom interview rejection email. x2 (even though it was already a given I didn't get it, I do appreciate that they emailed. That's rare in my experience)

Rhodes College - Assistant Professor of Archeology or Cultural Anthropology (Review Begins November 1) Offer made and accepted

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Rhodes College invites applications for a broadly trained archaeologist or cultural anthropologist. This tenure-track position will begin fall of 2024. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain people from a diverse candidate pool.

We seek a candidate with expertise in at least one of the following areas, environmental anthropology/archeology, medical anthropology, and community-engaged anthropology/archeology, who can contribute to our departmental strengths in justice-centered pedagogy and the study of social inequality. Our department welcomes public scholarship and community-engaged teaching and research.  Teaching responsibilities will include five courses per year, and the person in this position will be expected to contribute to teaching our core major requirements as well as offer courses in their areas of specialization. We encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and in particular from candidates who can contribute to one or more of the following interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies, Archeology, Asian Studies, Educational Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Media Studies, and Urban Studies. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Anthropology by July 2024.

Applied x 17

(11/22) request for additional materials and LORs x1

12/14 interview requested

1/9 Campus visit invitation

University of Kansas - Assistant or Associate Professor in the Museum Studies Program (Review begins November 1)

The Museum Studies Program at the University of Kansas (KU) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level expected to commence on August 18, 2024. The program seeks a scholar whose research and teaching examine the politics, ethics, and epistemologies of museum collections, exhibits, and pedagogy. We are particularly interested in Asian/Black/Indigenous/Latinx topics and/or museum politics, ethics, and epistemologies in a global context. We welcome applicants holding a doctoral degree in a related field, including (but not limited to) Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture/Historic Preservation, Art History, Education, Ethnic Studies, History, Natural Sciences, Public Administration, Visual Arts/Culture, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

The successful candidate will have an active research program and will teach a 2-2 load, contributing their expertise in the politics and ethics of museums to core courses MUSE 801 (The Nature of Museums), MUSE 802 (The Culture of Museums), and MUSE 803 (Seminar in Current Museum Topics). They will develop specialized courses in their field of training and relevant professional domains (leadership, interpretation, collections, or community engagement). The ability to offer professionalization courses in an area such as management and development or digital technologies in museum practice is a plus. The successful candidate will also mentor students and serve on student committees for internship and final research projects.

Applied x 2

11/22 Request for Zoom interview x 2

12.14- Rejection email

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Assistant or Associate Professor - Landscape Archaeology (Zoom Interviews Scheduled)

The Anthropology Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track (TT) faculty position at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level commencing in the Fall of 2024. The Department seeks a candidate with expertise in anthropological archaeology with a research focus in landscape archaeology who can bring new research and instructional breadth to the Department and build upon our interdisciplinary strengths. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication in landscape archaeology, and to develop a robust, externally funded research portfolio that advances the candidate’s research as well as the mission of the Department of Anthropology. Engagement in exciting areas of research may include, but is not limited to, historical ecology, conflict, colonialism, landscapes of segregation, racialized landscapes, emplacement, memory, or ritual. Methodological foci could include geoarchaeology, geophysical applications and remote sensing, and use of geographic information systems (GIS). Critical to this position is the development and delivery of active field projects that provide opportunities for student participation and training. Geographic area of research is open.

The successful candidate will also provide support for the teaching mission of the Department by enthusiastically teaching (typically 2 courses per semester) established undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department and creating new courses in landscape archaeology and areas of related expertise. The candidate should be able to teach our undergraduate Introduction to Archaeology course as well as the graduate core archaeology theory course. Further, this candidate will take an active role in bringing creativity to curriculum development, particularly the new Archaeology Concentration, which emphasizes experiential learning in laboratory and field school settings.

Applied x 8

- Is anyone else confused with the Interfolio Application, it keeps saying that I am missing a document (but I've uploaded a Cover Letter, CV and list of references). In Additional Documents you can upload your reviewers but it looks like it will send a request for a letter now. Has anyone else had this issue?

-I feel like I've had this issue a ton with Interfolio. What always seems to work for me is loading all the necessary documents, and then backing out to the main "Deliveries" page (there should be link on the left-hand pane). If you then go back into your application it might fully load. I think it sometimes gets hungup. Hope this works for you!

- Update- Thanks for the advice! At the time, I did trying logging back in and out and reloading that page and that didn't work. But, I came back to the page an hour later and then my cover letter had finally registered so I was able to submit.

-just heard this is likely an internal hire; just thought I would share

Any news on this from anyone? Nope.

- request for Zoom interview (1/3)

Any word?

Not yet. In the Zoom, they mentioned voting in Jan, but that with admin it would be mid- to late-Feb before notification.

- References requested (2/28)

Anyone know if the 'internal hire' did get the offer for this one?

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology (Full consideration by November 1) (Zoom Interviews) Offer made and accepted

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology seeks an excellent candidate for tenure-track assistant professor in Anthropological Archaeology with research and teaching strengths in any world area that complement and extend those of current faculty. The successful candidate will maintain active field and lab research programs; will teach in anthropology; and will communicate scholarship effectively to broader audiences inside and outside the academy. We are especially interested in candidates with research broadly centered on integrated cultural-human-environmental questions and with strengths in archaeological science (e.g,, archaeometry, biogeochemistry, geoenvironmental methods, etc.).

You will be asked to create a profile and upload (1) a cover letter addressed to the search committee, (2) a current CV, (3) a research statement (maximum two pages) and (4) a teaching statement (maximum two pages). Because faculty members are expected to contribute to the governance of their units, applicants should address their administrative experience and/or vision for participation at a research university in their letter of application. They should also discuss how their research and teaching interests align with or complement those of existing faculty, particularly in Archaeology. Candidates who advance to a shorter list will be asked for three letters of reference from scholars who can testify to their potential as future faculty members.

Applied x22

11/27 - Request for Zoom interview x2

11/29 - Rejection email sent out x 12

12/22 - Request for additional zoom interviews (not doing campus interviews)

3/11 - Post interview rejection email

Washington University in St. Louis - Assistant Professor, Environmental Archaeology (Full consideration by November 1)

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Environmental Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2024.  We seek an active, interdisciplinary-minded field and/or lab researcher studying the Archaeology of Human-Environmental Interactions, Climate Change, or Sustainability, to complement a department with a record of excellence in archaeology and environmental analysis. All areas of regional focus and time-period of expertise will be considered. Duties will include teaching courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees.

Applied x 16

11/21 - Recommendations requested (x4)

12/20 - Any updates?

12/22 - Rejection email (x8)

University of Southern Queensland - Lecturer (Archaeology) (Due November 10th)

You will be joining an existing team of three active research archaeologists who are undertaking nationally funded, cutting-edge research with a focus on the Australasian region. Archaeology at UniSQ has a strong undergraduate program oriented to professional practice. The undergraduate and postgraduate programs are supported by a refurbished and well-equipped teaching laboratory, a wet lab, and a quarantine facility. Our research programs are closely aligned with the University-wide research centres and institutes.

Applicants will possess a PhD in archaeology.  Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience in teaching archaeological theory and practice including community archaeology and heritage in the Australian region, and cognate disciplines.
  • Experience in innovative curriculum design, delivery of online and in-person lectures and seminars, student engagement strategies, assessing academic progress, and effectively supervising honours-level and higher degree research projects.
  • A proven track record of research engagement and outputs related to Australian archaeology, historical archaeology, and/or heritage or museum studies relating to the Australasian region.
  • That you are an advanced and effective communicator who is able to convey complex concepts to students and colleagues, engage in critical discussions, and facilitate active learning.

What you’ll do

  • Participate in the ongoing development and expansion of the archaeology majors.
  • Develop and deliver high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the archaeological and cognate disciplines.
  • Supervise honours and postgraduate students engaged in coursework and research projects.
  • Conduct research including securing external grant funding and publication of quality peer-reviewed research outputs.
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and linkages with industry and professional bodies to ensure ongoing relevance of programs, access to suitable student experiences, and facilitation of research partnerships.

- note that in the Australian system a Lecturer is equivalent to an Assistant Professor

Applied x 1

Eastern Kentucky University - Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology) (Full consideration by November 20) (Campus Interviews Scheduled)

The Department of Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Anthropology Program, to begin in August 2024. A Ph.D. in anthropology by the time of appointment is preferred. We seek an anthropologist who can contribute to a four-field approach to anthropology. A commitment to teaching undergraduate students and evidence of teaching effectiveness are essential. The new faculty member will be responsible for teaching four courses per semester. Preference given to candidates who contribute to teaching the following courses in the anthropology core curriculum: Native American Cultures, Archaeology and Human Cultures, anthropological theory, and anthropological writing.

Candidates who can contribute to our Archaeology Field School, our online curriculum, and who have a demonstrated interest in and dedication to significant engagement and collaboration with Native American, descendant, and/or Appalachian communities and organizations are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a Cover Letter, CV, one page Teaching Statement, one page Statement of Research, and contact information for 3 professional references.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 20, 2023.

Applied x 5

1/3 - Zoom interview invite

1/18 - Campus interview invite

Texas A&M University - Assistant Professor in Biomolecular Archaeology (Deadline November 21)(Campus Interviews Scheduled)

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biomolecular Archaeology. This is a full-time, 9-month appointment beginning August 1, 2024. We seek a scholar with an active research program that uses ancient organic molecules—especially nucleic acids, proteins, and/or lipids produced by past living organisms—to address archaeological research questions. The successful candidate will conduct research using the methods of biomolecular archaeology, mentor PhD and undergraduate students, teach a 2-2 course load including undergraduate and graduate courses, manage the department’s existing ancient and modern biomolecular laboratories, and participate in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required qualifications: PhD in hand (PhD conferred before December 31, 2023); however, strong applicants who are scheduled to have the PhD in hand by June 1, 2024 will also be considered. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in biomolecular archaeology—ancient DNA, paleoproteomics, collagen finger-printing, or lipid biomarkers—at the doctoral or post-doctoral level, have a laboratory-based research program focused on non-human animals or environmental reconstruction, and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biomolecular archaeology and archaeological genetics.

Preferred qualifications: An active biomolecular research program in North, Central, or South America; interest in prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies; peer-reviewed research publications; success in obtaining competitive research grants; ability to interact with the department’s archaeological science program (with established ZooMS, radiocarbon and isotope, archaeobotany, palynology, zooarchaeology, and geoarchaeology laboratories) and the Center for the Study of the First Americans; prior teaching experience.

Applied x2

2/19 Rejection email

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Assistant Professor (Historical Archaeology) (Deadline November 22) OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED

The School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology invites those with potential for excellence in research and teaching to apply for consideration as an Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology. This position is a continuing, tenure track, 9-month appointment to start August 16, 2024. Tenure will be housed in the School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Anthropology or related discipline. ABD applicants will be considered if all requirements for the PhD will be completed by August 15, 2024. If all degree requirements are not completed by August 15, 2024, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with university policy (https://policies.siu.edu/personnel-policies/chapter2/ch2 -faps/conting.php). Specialization will be in Historical Archaeology. In addition to the degree requirement, applicants must demonstrate the following: 1. A potential to develop a strong program of individual scholarship. 2. An active research agenda. 3. Teaching experience. 4. Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds such as racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify as LGBT+, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation or otherwise underserved college students.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas in their cover letter. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to teaching applied archaeology or who are conducting research in 18th and 19th Century archaeology including African American archaeology.

Applied x 3

12/15/23 Contacted to schedule on campus interview

01/16/24 On campus interview

3/29/24 Offer made and accepted

University of Melbourne - Lecturer in Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology (Due November 24th)

A Lecturer undertakes teaching and research in their discipline or related area(s). Working closely with the Discipline Chair and colleagues in Classics & Archaeology, this position will teach primarily undergraduate level 1-3 classes in our ‘Ancient World Studies’ major. Such classes include ‘ANCW20003 Egypt under the Pharaohs’, and ‘ANCW10001 Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia’ which is due to be redesigned. Our discipline also offers language classes in Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Akkadian, and Syriac Aramaic.

The Lecturer will undertake research or engage in professional activities appropriate to their profession or discipline. The Lecturer undertakes administration primarily relating to their activities within the Faculty and may be required to perform the full academic responsibilities of, and related administration for, the coordination of an award program of the University.   The Lecturer will have experience in research, which has resulted in the publication of high-quality outputs or other demonstrated scholarly activities. Research may be carried out independently and/or as part of a team. The Lecturer may supervise postgraduate research (MA or PhD) students or projects, and 4thyear honours students, and be involved in research training.  

- note that in the Australian system, Lecturer is equivalent to Assistant Professor

applied x1

University of Melbourne - Lecturer in Cultural Materials Conservation (due November 24th)

The Grimwade Centre is a University of Melbourne Research Centre hosted by the Faculty of Arts. The Faculty welcomes applications for the role of Lecturer in Cultural Materials Conservation. The successful applicant will be expected to research and teach  at a level commensurate with a Level B lecturer. The area of specialization is conservation treatment.   The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to complement the Grimwade Centre’s research objectives and support its teaching program. In addition to the core research and teaching activities, the incumbent will engage in leadership and service within the research centre and be supported to achieve success by the School, Faculty and University.

The Lecturer will contribute to teaching at postgraduate levels and undertake research or engage in professional activities appropriate to their profession or discipline. Associated administrative duties will be required.   The Lecturer will have experience in research, which has resulted in the publication of high-quality outputs or other demonstrated scholarly activities. The Lecturer may supervise postgraduate research students or projects and be involved in research training.   

- note that in the Australian system a Lecturer is equivalent to Assistant Professor

Sewanee: The University of the South - Assistant Professor, Prehistoric Archaeology (by November 28th)

Sewanee: The University of the South seeks a tenure-track prehistoric archaeologist at the level of assistant professor to begin July 1, 2024. Duties include teaching survey and upper division courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in departmental governance, and university service. A research agenda and experience outside the U.S. are desirable, as is a willingness to eventually create a local project on the university's 13,000-acre domain on the Cumberland Plateau. Lab space is available. We are particularly interested in candidates willing to develop a local research and teaching agenda for university Indigenous Engagement initiatives.

To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses teaching and research, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus or syllabi, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of two references. Reference letters will only be requested for short-listed applicants. The cover letter should address an applicant's commitment to, and experience with, supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applications received before November 28th will be considered. Please direct questions to Dr. Celeste Ray at cray@sewanee.edu. Please submit materials here: submit their materials electronically to https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/sewanee/

Applied x 7

12/20: email saying "The portal for applications is now closed and a long list will be selected in late January."

01/19: zoom interview request x 3

03/28: was told there would be in person interviews scheduled for April, but have not heard from them since interviews in January. Anyone have any updates

04/13: any news about campus interviews? I was also told that they would be scheduled in April.

05/04: rejection email

05/04: rejection email -- I had a campus visit to Sewanee in April.

Note on zoom interview: they sent the email Friday evening to request an interview on M/T/W of the following week. Not impressed with asking for such a quick turnaround and on a weekend no less...

- yikes. to me that says they either don't have their shit together, or don't respect applicants.

I heard about the KKK involved in the foundation of this university... is this still a thing? Job looks ok, but I would be afraid to be around the administrative and people in positions of power in this place.

Tred very, very carefully with this job, particularly if you are a woman. It isn’t a coincidence that this department was 4 tenured professors three years ago and is now one (you can check this on Wayback Machine). If you want more info, reach out directly. Godspeed to anyone wanting to work under CRay.

Indiana State University - Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Systems (Review begins December 1) (Zoom Interviews Scheduled)

The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2024. We are searching for motivated individuals with a strong background in geoscience-related fields especially with regard to applying GIS and remote sensing skillsets to research. The candidate’s expertise should have an interdisciplinary focus matching expertise in the Department (e.g., geology, geography, environmental science, anthropology, archaeology, sustainability). The candidate’s teaching and research should complement current teaching and research and contribute to the degree programs offered in the Department. Teaching responsibilities will likely include courses titled Introductory Environmental Science, Intro to Geospatial Technologies, Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, and upper level/graduate electives in the areas of the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust externally funded research program in their specialty that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students.

https://jobs.indstate.edu/postings/45973

Applied x 3

1/31 - Email that application has now been sent to hiring committee

2/6 - Invitation for zoom interview x 2

2/28 - Invitation for campus interview

Michigan State University - Assistant/Associate Professor in Environmental Archaeology (Review Begins December 1)

Michigan State University Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Science invites applications for a tenure-system position in archaeology at the assistant or associate professor level. The appointment will begin August 16, 2024. We seek an anthropological archaeologist specializing in Environmental Archaeology. While the geographic area of specialization is open, priority will be given to those candidates whose work is in the Midwest or Great Lakes region. Applicant’s research should enhance or compliment the second archaeological program research theme: Heritage, Preservation, and Community Engagement. Applicants should have an active field program, the ability to organize and lead an archaeological fieldschool, and the ability to train undergraduates and graduate students in collections analysis or lab-based methods.

Successful applicants will have appropriate research background, skills, and training to interact effectively with other disciplines across issues of human-environment interactions. These skills may involve multidisciplinary training in related fields including specialized laboratory analysis, computational and data-science methods, or geospatial analysis and remote sensing.

Required application materials: Please send application letter, including statement of research and teaching interests, diversity, equity and inclusion statement, CV, names of three references, and up to three publications. Questions should be directed to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Stacey Camp, campstac@msu.edu.

applied X 6

Any updates on this one?

-1/26 - last night this posting was sent by the search chair to a major listserv. What's the deal, are they still hoping for more people to apply?

- I can't remember, was it always for assistant/associate? Maybe with new vacancies in the department they are particularly interested in finding someone more advanced?

- I think it was originally just for assistant. Has anyone heard anything?

3/8 - zoom interview request x2

anyone heard about campus visits?

5/1 - rejection email x2

Were any of the people who got rejection emails previously interviewed over Zoom or take part in a campus visit?

University of Texas at Arlington - Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology (Review begins December 10) (Offer Made and Accepted)

We are looking for candidates whose research focuses on human-environment relationships (e.g., in the context of climate change) and related issues of sustainability, human behavioral ecology, and societal change from a long-term perspective. An anthropologist specializing in these issues will expand upon and bridge our current disciplinary strengths and enhance synergistic collaboration with other university units that share similar interests. We expect candidates to seek external funding to pursue a research agenda built around these loci as well as to provide research and training opportunities to our students (including first-generation college students with diverse cultural backgrounds). Applicants should be able to teach an archaeology field school, and train students in the skills required by the growing Cultural Resource Management (CRM) industry. Candidates for the position should be prepared to teach a variety of courses, from Introduction to Archaeology to advanced courses in Archaeological Theory as well as specialized topics and methods related to his/her research focus in any of the areas outlined above.

To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/25571 and submit the following materials:

· Curriculum Vitae

· Cover Letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications

· Contact information for three references, including name, relationship, email address, and phone numbers.

Department will begin reviewing applications starting December 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Christian Zlolniski (chrisz@uta.edu) and Shelley Smith (slsmith@uta.edu)

Applied x7

11/28 - Recommendations requested (seems automatic)

They sent an email confirming reception of references, and no further action needed… (Dec 9) X2

1/29/24 - Recommendations requested and when received email saying no further action needed x1

- Did you applied before the December 10 deadline?

2/7 - Request for Zoom Interview

2/9 - Request for zoom interview x 2

2/29 - Campus interview scheduled

4/11 - Rejection email

Cal State San Bernardino - Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Review begins December 15)

The primary responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to teach undergraduate courses in Anthropology, teach and advise graduate students in the MA in Applied Archaeology program, conduct and publish research, and engage in required service activities. Ongoing research projects with the capacity to involve undergraduate and graduate students are especially desirable. The successful applicant will focus on the African diaspora from biological, biocultural, or bioarchaeological perspectives. Preferred research specializations include one or more of the following: geographic origins, population genetics, environmental justice, embodied legacies of colonialism and enslavement, biological impacts of structural racism, decolonizing historical processes, critical approaches to race and inequality, and health disparities. The applicant’s preferred geographical focus is the Western Hemisphere.

Simon Fraser University - Assistant Professor, Bioarchaeology/Bioanthropology (Deadline December 15)

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University seeks to fill one Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Bioarchaeology/Bioanthropology with a preferred start date of July 1, 2024. We seek a human skeletal biologist, with a PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology or related areas, with expertise and a strong or promising research program in ancient health and disease, paleopathology or similar areas, including those which focus on biocultural, biomedical, or community-based approaches to the study of health and disease in the past. The successful candidate is expected to bring complementary expertise to those existing in the Department to enhance our strength in research and training in Bioarchaeology/Biological Anthropology, as well as teaching in our Bioanthropology Certificate. We seek an expert with demonstrated or potential capacity to attract funding and supervise and mentor graduate students, develop new undergraduate courses, and teach most of the biological anthropology courses in our curriculum. Our normal teaching load is 4 courses/year. Candidates should submit a maximum 2-page cover letter, a 1-page teaching statement (plus an original course syllabus), a 2-page research statement, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees (reference letters are not required at this stage).

Applied x2

—2/20 any word?

^^Letters were requested on 1/24, but I haven't heard anything since.

^^2/26 same, letter requested 1/24 but nothing since.

University of Evansville - Assistant Professor of Archaeology (Greece) (Due December 15)

The University of Evansville invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position as Assistant Professor of Archaeology to start on August 1, 2024. We seek candidates with expertise in the archaeology of Greece in any periods from the late prehistoric through the early Medieval. While the field of research is open, a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the past is a must. Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching for both non-majors in General Education courses and archaeology majors in survey and upper-level courses. We seek an amiable colleague who enjoys interacting with undergraduates and engaging them in research. Affiliation with an on-going field project in Greece or in the areas of Greek colonization in the Mediterranean, to which the faculty member could bring undergraduates during the summer, is a plus. The successful applicant must have a completed PhD in Classical Archaeology, Anthropological Archaeology, or a related field by the contract start date.

A normal teaching load includes seven courses spread over two semesters with the expectation that faculty will participate in department duties such as recruitment and university-wide duties such as serving in faculty governance. In addition to an introductory survey course in the archaeology of ancient Greece, the faculty member will be expected to teach upper-level courses in their area of expertise as well as in interdisciplinary subjects from the field of Classics or Anthropology.

Our new hire will be replacing a retiring Greek archaeologist. This year we created a new anthropology program headed by a recently hired anthropology faculty member. The department features a lab outfitted with basic equipment and storage and we have a strong relationship with local museums, archives, and an archaeological CRM firm to whom we send interns. Evansville is also a very affordable place to live.

The applicant must complete the online application at https://www.evansville.edu/offices/hr/employmentApp.cfm. Please upload a cover letter explaining your area of research, a CV, a statement on your teaching philosophy, a statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and contact information for three references in a single pdf (one complete application package) in the "Upload Resume" section. We will begin reviewing applications and contacting references on December 15 with interviews via Zoom to follow in January.

Applied x 1

University of Nevada Las Vegas - Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Review begins December 28)

The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology beginning fall semester 2024. Applicants must have expertise in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. We are searching for an anthropologically grounded biological anthropologist.

We require that the candidate demonstrate an active research program in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. Candidate’s research interests should complement but not duplicate those of current departmental members. The candidate’s research agenda in bioarchaeology or skeletal biology should be demonstrated by funding, publications, presentations, and projects. Forensic anthropological expertise should be evident by means of previous forensic anthropological casework, demonstrating an ability to apply osteological and forensic skills to law enforcement cases (e.g., forensic casework, field recovery, authoring case reports, expert witness). The successful candidate will be able to teach a 2-2 course load of introductory courses in biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization.

The successful candidate should be willing to assist in supervising/overseeing forensic anthropology casework for southern Nevada at the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a plan of action to recruit and mentor graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD program and to those who have a plan for obtaining external funding for research. Visit our website at http://www.unlv.edu/anthro.

University of Groningen - Assistant Professor of Archaeobotany (Due January 4)

This position is part of the research group on the archaeology of northwestern Europe, which consists of six tenured staff and about 15 post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. Similar to the zooarchaeological specialist in this group, the specialist in archaeobotany is expected to operate in the geographical areas where the institute is involved. We offer you a position that combines teaching and administration (45 %) with research (55 %).

You will be teaching courses on archaeobotany at a starters level (BA1), intermediate level (BA2, BA3) and advanced level (MA). You will also lecture on more general topics within archaeology, such as theory, anthropology or fieldwork methods. You will take part in the MA and Research Master Archaeology teaching programs including supervision of theses and tutorials, and committee membership.

You will be head and curator of our archaeobotanical lab, and line manager of its two laboratory assistants. The laboratory holds a renowned reference collection; especially in botanical macroremains (see https://www.plantatlas.eu/). We expect you to have a clear vision on the relevance of this collection for future teaching and research. We expect you to have a vision on the contribution of your specialism to the developing field of historical ecology. You will help strengthen the research profile of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology by developing new research ideas, collaborations and approaches. Your specialization is in archaeobotany, with an evident track record or research interest in northwest Europe. You will be expected to acquire (independently or jointly) new funding for this, and will co-supervise PhD students when appropriate.

You may apply for this position until 4 January 11:59pm / before 5 January 2024 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). The first round of selection interviews will be held online in the last week of January 2024.

Applied x1

Rejection email sent 01.15.2024

Cal State Dominguez Hills - Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Environmental Studies Major) (Due January 5)

Our department is hiring an assistant professor in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Environmental Studies broadly defined. If you would to learn more about the position--I will be meeting with interested folks for coffee at the American Studies conference in Montreal in early November. Please email me achoi@csudh.edu to make an appointment and/or if you have questions about the position ~ Dr. Anne Choi, Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Department of  Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024. At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

It is anticipated that Environmental Studies will be a single major housed in Interdisciplinary Studies beginning in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will lead the Environmental Studies major for the Department. This includes student advising, developing internship and service-learning opportunities, teaching GE and major courses, and developing lower and upper-division courses in their area of specialty. The successful candidate will also engage in partnerships and grant-supported projects that engage the local community. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research profile and serve on department, college, and university committees. The normal teaching load is 4-4, with a reduced 3-3 teaching load for the first two years.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a natural science discipline or allied interdisciplinary field. Specialization is open, although priorities include experience in teaching interdisciplinary environmental studies courses. Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment, Applicants must have a minimum of three years of demonstrated independent teaching including experience in online instruction that engages in equity-minded pedagogy, Applicants must have experience working with diverse student populations and communities, Applicants must have a demonstrated record of service, Applicants must have a demonstrated record of research including but not limited to disciplinary specific research and/or research in teaching and learning, Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in community engagement and community partnerships, Demonstrated record of grant funded projects, Demonstrated record of private/public partnerships, Demonstrated experience with urban farming, community-based citizen-scientist projects, Demonstrated experience in issues of sustainability.

University of Cincinnati - Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Review begins January 5)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track anthropological archaeologist at the rank of Assistant Professor whose research focuses on African and African diaspora archaeology. The department seeks to expand its growing programmatic and research focus on applied and community engaged anthropology and archaeology. This position will contribute to strengthening our research profile and expanding training opportunities for students in these areas. The position entails teaching courses such as introductory archaeology and archaeological theory as well as upper-division courses in the individual’s area of expertise. The topics of such classes might include the historical archaeology of Africa and the African diaspora, community-engaged archaeology, and an archaeological field school.

Applicants are required to submit: Statement of interest (cover letter outlining the applicant’s current research program and future research plans, teaching experience [if applicable], and proposed courses); CV; Names of three references; Separate one-page statement reflecting on their vision and/or experience (if applicable) in teaching students of diverse backgrounds.

Letter of recommendation requested (1/31) x2

Request for Zoom interview (2/13)

-Any updates on this position? I imagine campus visits must have been extended and completed by now (4/14/24).

California State University Sacramento - Latin American Archaeologist (Review begins January 8) [Campus Interviews]

This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2024 semester.

Job duties: Demonstrate a genuine interest in high quality teaching and mentoring of a diverse body of students; Teach an upper-division, General Education, large enrollment course related to Latin American archaeology; Develop and teach upper division major courses in support of the major and the ABA Concentration, including a regional prehistory and an anthropological theory course in their specialty; Work collaboratively with faculty to support and contribute to the department as a part of the ABA concentration, which is strongly grounded in evolutionary theory, and committed to empirically rigorous, scientific research and student training; Develop a focused and productive program of original research that demonstrates inclusivity in the involvement of students and respect for diversity in the content and/or focus of the research topics.  Engage in dissemination of research; Provide advising to a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate majors from a variety of backgrounds; Provide service to the department, college, University, and community.

Required qualifications: Education: Ph.D. in Anthropology or relevant discipline. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 2024; Demonstrated experience or potential of high-quality teaching practices and/or mentoring diverse students; Demonstrated expertise in Latin American prehistory sufficient to teach upper-division and graduate-level courses; Evidence of ongoing field or laboratory work at one or more field sites and/or curatorial facilities in Latin America that involve community engagement; Evidence of and potential for developing and disseminating original research in related areas; Interest in curriculum and program development for training of students in Latin American archaeology with an emphasis on the social, political, economic, and/or ecological dimensions of hunter-gatherer or non-state agricultural societies; Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in pedagogy/educational practices.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated experience or potential teaching undergraduate students; Demonstrated experience or potential mentoring graduate students; Demonstrated experience or potential supervising students in field and lab research; Experience and/or interest in the social, political, economic, and/or ecological dimensions of hunter-gatherer or non-state agricultural societies; Analytical specialization that complements and integrates effectively with existing faculty’s expertise and perspectives, including but not limited to ethnoarchaeology, bioarcheology, paleoethnobotany, palynology, geoarchaeology, geographic information systems (GIS), or materials analysis; Experience and/or interest in teaching graduate-level seminars.

Applied x 10

- Is this an inside hire? They have a current Andeanist adjunct

- Hard to say, although the adjunct you are mentioning doesn't focus on hunter gatherers

(1/28) Zoom interview request on 1/27 x 3

(2/14) Campus invitation request on 2/13

(5/16) This one was re-listed on the Chronicle of Higher Education jobs board as of May 14, anyone heard if they're reopening it? I tried logging on and my previous application doesn't seem to be there anymore?

University of Glasgow - Lecturer in Geospatial Archaeology (Deadline January 10)

The University of Glasgow is seeking a Lecturer in Geospatial Archaeology (Grade 7/8)(Research and Teaching Track) within the School of Humanities.

The successful candidate will undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities in the discipline within the broad area of Geospatial Archaeology. They will contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes within their area of specialism and beyond, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervise research and dissertation students, contribute to team teaching at Levels 1-2 and participate in one of our annual field schools. They will undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives.  

Expertise is sought in the field of geospatial archaeology and landscape research specialising in one or more of the following areas: archaeological remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems, landscape–scale spatial analysis using computational modelling. The successful candidate will bring period and regional expertise to complement current strengths, preferably in North-west Europe, the Mediterranean and/or the South-west Asia, and will develop an active programme of landscape-based archaeological fieldwork.  

The successful candidate will make a significant research and leadership contribution to our Landscape Archaeology research cluster and work alongside a dynamic group of archaeology researchers within the subject area. Our research clusters showcase our methodological strengths in material culture, landscape studies, and digital archaeology. Regionally, our fieldwork and research has a strong focus on Scotland in its broadest insular and Atlantic contexts and on the Eastern Mediterranean and South-West Asia, where we have a longstanding and substantial engagement.

Cutting across all three research clusters, Engaged Archaeology is an underpinning ethos we share, and we have a commitment to practice and innovation within the broad area of archaeological science. To support our research within this area, the University has recently invested a £1M upgrade programme of our teaching and research laboratory facilities over 2023-24, dedicated to the scientific analysis and handling of archaeological materials and biological remains. Recently refurbished areas support the area of digital archaeology. A vibrant community of postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers play a major part in research success and contribute to our teaching portfolio, and are integral to making Archaeology at Glasgow a dynamic and welcoming environment.

This position is full time (35 hrs per week) and open ended. For informal enquiries, prospective applicants can contact Head of Subject, Prof Nicki Whitehouse (nicki.whitehouse@glasgow.ac.uk).

Applied x2

1/23-rejection email x2

Lehigh University - Director of Africana Studies Program (Deadline January 15)

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for a senior scholar and Director of the Africana Studies Program at the rank of Full Professor, effective August 15, 2024, This hire is a joint appointment between the Africana Studies Program and an appropriate academic department represented in the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University. The candidate should have a scholarly background in African American/Black Studies/critical race studies.

The candidate should possess a terminal degree in one of the following disciplines: archaeology, anthropology and/or sociology; political science; history (pre-colonial, colonial, and/or post-colonial); psychology; Anglophone culture, literature, and language in the Modern Languages and Literature department; English literature, film, media studies, or digital humanities by the date of hire.. The candidate must have a minimum of eight years of scholarly and teaching experience and three years of leadership or administrative experience in an academic setting.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024. For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement that describes past scholarly contributions and future research directions, a teaching statement that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop, and a statement that discusses how the candidate will contribute to Lehigh’s mission to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, the candidate should include complete contact information for at least three references.

Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Vera Fennell (vlf208@lehigh.edu).

Cal Poly Humboldt - Tenure-Track Faculty in Anthropology (Archaeology) (Review begins January 22) (campus visit scheduled)

Cal Poly Humboldt and the Department of Anthropology invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position specializing in Archaeology to begin August 2024. We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank. An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field is required at the time of appointment. If ABD, degree requirements must be completed by date of appointment. Qualifications include: Educational emphasis and/or substantial work experience in archaeology; Regional and/or methodological focus that builds upon or expands expertise within the department; Experience in applied aspects of archaeology; Readiness to teach a broad range of courses; Record of teaching excellence using a variety of methodologies and modes; Readiness to train and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the field, lab, and classroom on existing and emerging methods and technologies; Peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience; Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity; An understanding of the dynamics of diversity in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in one’s teaching, scholarship, and service; and Commitment to practicing, and training students in, highest ethical standards in archaeological practice and scholarship and respectful consultation with descendent communities.

Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: Archaeology-focused courses including: Archaeology & World Prehistory, World Heritage & Archaeology, Method and Theory in Archaeology, Archaeological Materials Analysis, Experimental Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, Field Archeology, Archaeology Lab, Special Topics in Archaeology, teaching or assigned time related to the archaeology labs and/or the Cultural Resources Facility (CRF) - our in-house cultural resources management firm. The candidate will also participate in teaching some of our cross-disciplinary core courses.

For more information and to apply, please view the vacancy announcement.

Applied x 10

Request for Zoom Interview 02/02 x4

02/12-Email telling that the decision for deciding who’s going to be called for campus visit will take a couple of weeks, but that I’m still considered for the position, do you think is a polite way to tell me they moved forward without me? [x3]

- Did you have a Zoom interview? If so I'd take it for what it is, an update saying you're still being considered and they haven't sent campus invites yet. [agree] 

-02/16 request for campus visit (x2)

-04/02 rejection email (x6)

Memorial University - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Maritime Archaeology (Deadline January 31) (On-Campus Interviews)

The Department of Archaeology at Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in maritime archaeology (in the broadest sense and open to all technical/theoretical areas of expertise), subject to final budgetary approval. The position will commence on July 1, 2024 (negotiable) on the St. John’s campus. Candidates must hold a PhD or have defended their doctoral thesis in archaeology or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment. We are seeking a candidate with a research portfolio oriented to the study of maritime cultures, encompassing the history of human (Indigenous and/or settler) populations and their relationships with marine and coastal ecosystems, landscapes, and changing climates. In a Canadian province where lifeways and identities are intertwined with stories, practices and beliefs connected to the sea, and in a university where ocean-related research and programs are a core strength, we are especially interested in applications from individuals already engaged in, or willing to develop, research projects anchored in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Applicants must submit: • A letter of application addressing your research program and teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum) • A curriculum vitae • Contact information for three references (no letters required at this stage)

Applied x5

References Requested 02/19 x 2

Zoom Interviews 02/22

Has anyone been asked for additional materials?

On-Campus Interview requested 03/05

University of Sheffield - Lecturer in Archaeology and Digital Humanities (Closes January 26)

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint two Lecturer posts with proven, exceptional research and teaching abilities: a Lecturer in History and Digital Humanities, and a Lecturer in Archaeology and Digital Humanities. We will consider applications from candidates who specialise in any field of History or Archaeology, including Cultural Heritage Studies. For both posts, applicants will also need to be able to evidence an applied knowledge and understanding of relevant digital methods within their field (e.g. digitisation, data mining, semantic annotation, mapping and spatial analysis, 3D imaging, extended and virtual reality etc).

You will play a full role in developing the research profiles of History, Archaeology and the Digital Humanities. You will deliver teaching on existing programmes within the Digital Humanities Institute, History and Archaeology, and develop new taught modules that apply Digital Humanities methods.  You will play an active role in university life, providing pastoral support to tutees, supervising dissertations, marking student work, and undertaking a variety of  leadership and administration roles at departmental or faculty level.

- Note that in the UK "Lecturer" is largely equivalent to "Assistant Professor"

- Has anyone applied for this position yet? If so, where do they list the necessary materials?

^^^I have applied. There is no list of necessary materials. The application just directs you to look at the job posting for what is required. Essentially all that is required in the application itself is a letter of application and background information. There is a place to upload additional documents, but no officially required ones.

Applied x3

2/22- Rejection email sent out x2

Info about interviews: I was invited to interview in person, I did not get the job. But for those interested in numbers, the long list was ~70 people and 8 people were invited to interview. I do not know if there were 8 people for just the lecturer in archaeology role, or for both the history and archaeology positions.

- Didn't apply but curious if we use "long list" the same way... do you mean there were ~70 applicants total, or that they asked for letters from 70 people? In the US the way I have seen long list used, it's the list of people invited to submit LORs and/or do first round interviews, and the short list is campus interviews.

^Good question, from the way it was communicated to me it sounded like they were using "long list" how we do in the States....as in 70 people were selected to move on to a second round (nothing additional was required for this stage to my knowledge) and then 8 were selected for interviews.

-I was wondering how your experience was when you were interviewed compare to the US. Were they any differences and similarities? Do you have any tips for the interview? I wanted to know more as I plan to apply for more positions in the UK.

^In general, they put a lot of emphasis on learning about your approach to pedagogy and DEI initiatives during the interview. One piece of feedback I got was that my answers on this were a little "generic," even though I felt they weren't. So I highly recommend preparing and being very thoughtful in this area. We had to give a short presentation during the first day. I highly recommend not using any kind of notes or script for this because the committee indicated that this would make them feel like you weren't totally confident. The interview was over two days but there wasn't any kind of meet and greet, reception, tour of the department, dinner, or any other social gatherings planned. This was pretty different from what I've experienced in the States. (Thank you!, this is helpful)

Southwestern Illinois College - Full-Time Anthropology Faculty (Review begins January 31)

Southwestern Illinois College. a community college offering both transfer and occupational degrees, is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track Anthropology faculty position. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024. In accordance with the Mission and Values of Southwestern Illinois College, the position will develop, teach and maintain courses in the Behavioral Sciences department. Primary teaching assignment will be in Anthropology. The position will assess student performance and collaborate with other faculty within the department to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction in the discipline. Opportunities exist for participation in professional development activities and service on departmental divisional, and/or college committees. This is a 9-month teaching position with the salary determined by placement on the base salary schedule.  For example, the minimum 2023-2024 starting salary at Step 1 on the Master's degree column is $51,976.  The actual starting salary is determined by educational attainment level and experience.  Voluntary overload and summer teaching assignments may also be available which may increase the annual compensation.  The college offers a comprehensive flexible benefit program.

Applied x2

Request for video answering three interview questions, 29 Feb 24 x1

University of California, Riverside - Tenured Professor and Chair of Anthropology (Feb. 1, 2024 first review/April 1, 2024 deadline)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor who will also serve as Department Chair. The successful candidate will have demonstrated higher education leadership experience and a vision to position the department at the forefront of educational attainment and world-class research in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and across UCR-wide initiatives relating to interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

We seek applications from broadly trained anthropologists whose teaching and research interests build upon and complement that of the department. Research focus may include living or past populations, including the intersecting social, material, and biological aspects of human life. The candidate will join our diverse and dynamic faculty whose research attends to core issues in anthropology, including power, ideology, gender, antiblackness, social and health inequities, human ecologies, urbanism, and transnationalism. We are particularly interested in hiring a colleague with leadership experience who is dedicated to creating research opportunities for undergraduate students and mentoring our increasingly international graduate students.

This search is part of our departmental commitment to transforming anthropology through research, rigorous academic teaching, training, and public service to promote cultural understanding and social, racial, and environmental justice, while empowering our students to change the world. We value community-driven and activist research to generate theoretical innovation and address local and global inequities. We pursue efforts to decolonize our research and curriculum and create a vibrant and welcoming intellectual community to build an anthropology for liberation. The department supports the ample opportunities for innovative collaborations across our vibrant campus, including with the newly established Department of Black Study and the Department of Society, Environment and Health Equity, as well as academic programs in Art, History, Environmental Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Southeast Asian Studies, and the School of Medicine, among others.

Complete applications will include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing research portfolio, leadership experience, and vision as Chair, a statement on past and potential contributions to diversity, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence and of graduate and undergraduate mentoring, and the names and contact information for at least three references. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field is required at the time of application; subfields and areas of research expertise are open. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted by February 1 will receive full consideration.

The initial period of appointment as Chair is at least three years, with the possibility for renewal as Chair after review and determination of satisfactory performance. The Professor appointment should begin no later than July 1, 2025 with the Chair appointment commencing on July 1 2025. The professorial salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience; additional compensation for term as chair follows a standard schedule (https://chass.ucr.edu/chairs-and-directors/chair-compensation). Underrepresented scholars are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of California values salary transparency and reports salaries annually in the UC Annual Wage Database. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf. The salary range for this position is $108,300 -$197,100. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

UCR has had major successes in our commitment to recruiting faculty from diverse backgrounds. Across CHASS, applicants will find a strong group of faculty that share concerns with race, class, gender, and age dynamics. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Established in 1954, the UCR campus today has a fast-growing population of over 26,000 students, is the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. Located fifty miles east of Los Angeles, the campus lies in the heart of over twenty Native American communities, including the Tongva, Cahuilla, Serrano and Payómkawichum Nations and the largest urban Native American population in the U.S.

Riverside is situated in an historic citrus growing area surrounded by mountain ranges; it is about an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain or desert environments. The campus is ideally located to build collaborations with other universities, research institutes, and community-based organizations throughout Southern California.

Please contact search Chair Professor Travis Stanton at travis.stanton@ucr.edu with questions.

Department: http://anthropology.ucr.edu

Applied x 1

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Associate Professor in Human Osteoarchaeology (Deadline Mar 1)

The NTNU University Museum is seeking a highly qualified and motivated candidate for a tenure-track associate professor position in Human Osteoarchaeology, with complementary expertise in stable isotope analysis of human skeletal remains. The position is central to broadening the Museum’s expertise in archaeological science and human-environment interactions, and to realizing the potential of our extensive collections of archaeological human skeletal remains deriving from prehistoric sites of Central Norway and the medieval town of Trondheim in comparative Eurasian and global context. The position is important for strengthening and internationalizing collection-based research at the Department of Archaeology and Cultural History, and activation of the collections as research infrastructure. The post will ultimately be part of the Departmental team responsible for the Museum’s archaeological collections. The successful candidate will carry out cutting edge primary research in Human Osteoarchaeology and associated isotopic analysis. They will work closely with members of the Department’s research group on Environmental Archaeology, and with the chronology-focused research groups From Foragers to Farmers and Iron Age to Historical Archaeology. The post-holder will also cooperate extensively with the National Laboratory for Age Determination (with facilities for sample preparation, radiocarbon dating, isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS), dendrochronology and dendroclimatology) and with the Holomuseomics research group of the Department of Natural History (where ancient DNA research is conducted).

A prerequisite for being evaluated to this tenure-track position is that the candidate has defended their doctorate normally within 5 years or less since time of employment. Additional time may be granted for leave related to childbirth or adoption.

The successful candidate must have a strong academic record, an active research programme, an academic standing that demonstrates an internationally competitive research profile, and internationally recognized potential to make a future impact. Moreover, the ideal applicant should have an exceptional publication record for their career stage, with significant first/senior authorships. Applicants must also have spent significant time in research institutions outside Norway.

Applicants must hold a PhD and will primarily be evaluated on the basis of their documented international scholarly achievements. Your Ph.D. must be within the field of Human Osteoarchaeology and you will have competence in the primary analysis of archaeological skeletal remains, including fundamental and innovative approaches to growth, development, metric and non-metric variability, health and disease. In addition to a broad foundation in the field, you will have an internationally recognized specialization within one or more aspects of the discipline. You will have a demonstrable background in specifically archaeological applications of Human Osteology. You will have practical experience of stable isotope analysis of human skeletal tissues as a complement to research in Human Osteology, consistent with the present state of the art within the discipline. The successful candidate is also expected to have excellent skills in written and spoken English, and to be a motivating team-player.

New employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language by appointment is required, within three years, to demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three of the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.  

University College London - Lecturer in Mesoamerican Archaeology (Closes Mar 7)

We are seeking to appoint a full-time lectureship beginning in September 2024. We are looking for applicants with the ability and expertise to teach broad thematic undergraduate courses, as well as survey courses in Mesoamerican archaeology. Active involvement in Mesoamerican fieldwork is also essential. The successful candidate will act as a Personal Tutor in our popular BA Archaeology and Anthropology, so some educational background in both disciplines is required. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise research students, and Masters’ and Undergraduate dissertations, and undertake related administrative duties.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Archaeology or Anthropology (specialised in some aspect of Mesoamerican archaeology), an established research profile with evidence of international and local impact, and track record of gaining funding for research. Candidates should have experience of leading excavations in Mesoamerica, including effective relationships with local stakeholders.

Applicants are required to submit a CV, including academic and employment history, and any additional relevant skills, publication list and contact details of two referees; evidence of qualifications and a covering letter stating their reasons for applying and why they think they are a strong candidate for the post. Applicants should refer to the criteria in the person specification.

This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL welcomes applications from international applicants who require a visa.

University of Arizona - Assistant Professor (Full consideration by March 15)

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) of the University of Arizona (UArizona) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant level with an anticipated start date of August 2024. We are seeking candidates who will advance scholarship in dendrochronology and/or any established or emerging related fields (e.g., archaeology, carbon cycling, chemistry, climatology, ecology, fire ecology, hydrology, ecophysiology quantitative wood anatomy, xylogenesis) or other inter-disciplinary domains connected to tree-ring research (e.g., vegetation modelling, remote sensing, machine learning/ artificial intelligence, extreme events and economics, time-series analyses, high-resolution paleoclimatology). We especially invite candidates interested in contributing to an inclusive research and mentoring environment in both collaborative and leadership roles. The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (https://ltrr.arizona.edu/) is based in the University of Arizona’s College of Science (https://science.arizona.edu/) and contributes to interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy in at least six other departments across three Colleges, as well as nationally and internationally. We strive to uphold working and learning environments to inclusively and equitably support students, faculty, and staff (https://ltrr.arizona.edu/DEI). The LTRR will soon be housing state-of-the-art instrumentation within the LTRR Tree-Ring Innovations in Mass Spectrometry for Earth Systems (LTRR-TIME) facility and seeks to further grow and host additional community research and training infrastructure. We invite candidates that have interest and potential to acquire funding and disseminate research in both scholarly journals and with general audiences via outreach programming. LTRR faculty generally teach two courses per academic year and are expected to mentor a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of learning and training settings. Start-up funding has been allocated to this position to help foster a framework for the candidate’s success, and their contributions to the LTRR, and allied departments and programs at the University of Arizona (e.g., https://sees.arizona.edu/ and https://air.arizona.edu/) and beyond.

To apply: Please upload your Cover Letter and CV (with the names and contact information of three references). Please also include a research statement outlining research experience and goals (3-page limit), and a teaching statement sharing teaching philosophy/approaches; future teaching and mentoring interests; and ways you might contribute to UArizona values and goals including those associated with its roles as a land grant and Hispanic-serving Institution (3-page limit).

Queen's University Belfast - Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology (Deadline 18 March)

The School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a Lecturer (Education) in Prehistoric Archaeology. The successful candidate will undertake teaching and research, with a focus on Prehistoric Archaeology and Archaeological Fieldwork, to complement existing expertise within Archaeology and Palaeoecology, while contributing to School leadership, administration and outreach activities. Please note that the successful candidate should ideally be available to start in May 2024.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • PhD in Archaeology or related subject, completed at time of application.
  • Teaching experience in Prehistoric Archaeology (with ability to cover Human Evolution, Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic) and Archaeological Field Techniques, in English at university level.
  • Ability to design course materials and plan and organise the delivery and assessment of taught courses in own specialism.

Applied x1

University of Southampton-Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Management (Archaeology) (Deadline April 4th)

The role The University of Southampton seeks to appoint a full-time, permanent Lecturer (A) in Archaeology specialising in cultural heritage management. The successful candidate will enhance the reputation of Southampton Archaeology regarding the policy and practice of curating cultural assets. They will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will undertake leadership, management and engagement activities.

This full-time, permanent post is available from August 1, 2024. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Archaeology, Prof. Alison Gascoigne (A.L.Gascoigne@soton.ac.uk).

About you . You will have:

  • a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Archaeology or related discipline;
  • detailed understanding and knowledge of cultural heritage management;
  • a research agenda that addresses wider questions of disciplinary significance, and a track record of peer-reviewed published research;
  • experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

While not essential, the following criteria are desirable:

  • a teaching qualification (PCAP or equivalent) and/or Membership of Advance HE;
  • knowledge of a wide range of approaches to cultural heritage management;
  • Experience of contributing to grant applications.

What we can offer you With a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break. View our Benefits Explained website for full details.

We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify with one or more of the following: Black, Asian, a minority ethnic background, coming from a lower socio-economic background, LGBTQ+, a woman or having a disability as these identities are currently underrepresented in our working community.

Applied x2

5/13-rejection email

Florida State University - Assistant Professor (Anthropological Archaeology) (Closes May 1)

The Department of Anthropology at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, in anthropological archaeology with a focus on geospatial analysis, ceramics, method and theory, and the archaeology of Mesoamerica and/or the Southwestern US. We seek a candidate with expertise in scientific analyses applied to anthropological problems using archaeological and geospatial data. Candidates are expected to be able to offer introductory lectures and advanced seminar and lab courses to undergraduates and graduate students.

This position is on a 9-month contract. Tenure-line faculty teach a 2-2 load, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research, and contribute to the shared governance of the department and university. Primary teaching duties will include courses required for the undergraduate major, courses that satisfy the general education undergraduate requirements, graduate courses, and combined upper-division/graduate courses on topics in the candidate's research area.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in Anthropology at time of appointment. We seek a colleague with a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, an interest in incorporating students into research opportunities, and an active externally-funded research program. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to motivate and inspire students, are essential. All candidates must be RPA certified at the time of appointment.

Preference will be given to candidates with actively funded field research programs. Successful candidates will demonstrate proof of competitive external funding and a comprehensive publication record.

05-01 Applied x1

University Museum of Bergen - Associate professor within osteology or zooarchaeology (Deadline May 21)

We are seeking a productive and innovative academic who will be a dedicated researcher within the field of osteology and faunal history. The successful applicant has an excellent track record in osteology and vertebrate morphology, and is conducting research on osteology, vertebrate zoology, faunal history, paleoecology or zooarchaeology. We emphasize competence in stable isotope analysis, ZooMS and/or ancient DNA and the application of these methods in research on modern as well as sub-fossil skeletal material. The successful applicant is expected to submit both internal and external grant applications.

The position includes curatorial responsibility for our scientific collections of subfossil bones, and we hope to recruit an osteologist with experience from curation of collections and other museum work and with a sincere dedication to collection development.

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within three years of being appointed.

University of Saskatchewan - Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Community-Engaged Plains Archaeology (Review begins June 1)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Community-Engaged Plains Archaeology. This position is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canada Research Chairs (CRC) are part of the national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). The ideal candidate is an expert on the evolving cultural history of the North American Plains region, as well as in Indigenous archaeology and community-based or community-engaged research. Expertise in precontact and/or post-contact archaeological and cultural contexts is welcome. Ideally, this researcher would bring a mix of professional and academic experience to the post. Topically and methodologically, the incumbent will have expertise in one or more areas of archaeology such as the following: cultural resource management, archaeological science, landscape or environmental archaeology, material culture, identity, ethnoarchaeology, ethnohistory, cultural contact (e.g., fur trade), public archaeology/ outreach, cultural tourism.

In particular, the CRC in Community-Based Plains Archaeology will be encouraged to affiliate with the Wanuskewin Institute on archaeological research initiatives grounded in the local landscape and inspired by the peoples, cultures, and natural environment of the Northern Plains. The Wanuskewin Institute was created out of the long-standing and highly valued partnership between the Department of Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The Park is currently on course to achieve UNESCO World Heritage Site designation by as early as 2026. In addition to those within Anthropology, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers across campus within several complementary areas. Focal research areas of the college and university relevant to the Chair include Indigenous research, community-engaged research, environmental studies, human and animal health, and synchrotron sciences.  USask has nine signature research areas, many of which are potentially directly relevant to the activities of the chair.

For a Tier 1 Chair, the successful applicant will be appointed as a Full or Associate Professor.  Tier 1 Chairs are outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have had a major impact in their field and are recognized internationally as leaders in their field.

- Reposted from last year with some changes.

University of Idaho - Terry Abraham and Priscilla Wegars Professorship of Asian American Historical Archaeology (Priority for applications received before June 14)

The Department of Culture, Society and Justice at the University of Idaho invites applications for the “Terry Abraham and Priscilla Wegars Professorship of Asian American Historical Archaeology,” a full-time, tenure track position. The department is looking for a highly specialized and focused candidate to direct the University’s Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC). The candidate will be the primary point person for the Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), which includes substantial outreach, budget management, collections management, stewarding, and acquisitions of collections. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the department’s anthropology program through teaching one class per semester, working with undergraduate and graduate students and supporting the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program focusing on historical archaeology (housed in the history department). The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2024.

Dickinson College - Assistant Professor of Archaeology (Rolling deadline, submit ASAP)

Assistant Professor of Archaeology for Dickinson College to work at our Carlisle, PA loc. In rotation with other department faculty, teach required courses in the archaeology major, including: Archaeology and World Prehistory; Archaeological Methods; Archaeological Theory and Interpretation; and a senior undergraduate archaeology seminar. Additionally, teach courses in areas of specialization that contribute to both archaeology and classical studies as well as college initiatives related to sustainability, diversity, civic engagement, and global education. Involve undergraduate students in field and lab research related to an active archaeological excavation program. Create inclusive learning environments for a diverse student body. Annual teaching load is five courses.

Applied x 12

FYI: upon application any references put in their system will, seemingly, get a request to file a letter. It is unclear if they should do so or this is purely automated (suspect automated)

11/7: I emailed them to ask a couple of clarifying questions and was told 1) the deadline is rolling so get any applications in ASAP, and 2) letters are not required up front (but, as someone notes above, the system might send out automatic requests anyway).

12/14: Job post Closed? not on the website anymore.

1/8: Anyone heard on this one?

- 1/11: Nothing here.

- 1/29: Anything?

- 1/29: Nothing.

-Listed as not interviewed/not hired/not notified in the application portal (2/9) x7

-4/4: application portal status is still the same as 2/9. Anyone know if they moved ahead with this search?

Edmonds College - Anthropology Tenure-Track Faculty (Unknown deadline)

Edmonds College is seeking an Anthropology Tenure Track Faculty member. This position is enabled by the Our Colleges, Our Future Act of 2021 to guarantee equitable access and educational success for all, particularly for students from communities of color and low-income communities.  The college seeks faculty who demonstrate enthusiasm for learning, can adapt to a variety of teaching situations, can employ student-centered approaches and instructional technology effectively, and work collaboratively with students, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity, equity, inclusion, and student learning and success.

As an Anthropology Faculty, you will be responsible for teaching and providing leadership in various Anthropology courses, including, but not limited to  Survey of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Bioanthropology.  

In this role, you will be responsible for developing an inclusive and equitable curriculum, preparing teaching materials, developing and assessing learning outcomes to evaluate student work, assigning grades, maintaining required records, academic advising, and consulting with students. Other responsibilities include department head duties; participating in achieving the college’s mission and goals; upholding the college’s values; college governance via department and division work; committee assignments; required professional development and college in-service activities (including employee orientation and college compliance training); and personal and program evaluation. The teaching assignment may include early morning, late afternoon, evening, weekend, or online classes.  This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and has an anticipated September 2024 start date and will have a 9-month service period.

Applied x1

- It's not listed in the ad, but they also ask for a cover letter in the application.

Francis Marion University - Assistant Professor of Archaeology (Unknown deadline)

Francis Marion University and the Department of History invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeology or historical archaeology. Candidates are expected to have expertise in the history and archaeology of the U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary period. Applicants whose subfields complement the Department’s existing offerings, who have some experience teaching college history courses, and who have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment are preferred. ABD will receive consideration. Demonstrated success in teaching is a plus.

This position will include significant responsibilities in field research and community service in archaeology. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in archaeology and upper-level courses in History that complement the Department of History’s offerings. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will engage in archaeological field studies, with a research focus on the wealth of sites in eastern South Carolina associated with the Revolutionary War career of the University’s namesake, General Francis Marion. The successful candidate may also develop new areas of research and publication, with a preferred focus on South Carolina. Duties will include the supervision of undergraduate internships in archaeology. The successful candidate will play an active role in student advising, recruitment activities, faculty governance, and engagement with the larger community.

- Looks like this job got reposted with a few tweaks for the upcoming 2024-2025 cycle.

New Mexico Highlands University - Assistant Professor of Archaeology/Physical Anthropology (Open until filled) - Zoom Interviews Scheduled

We seek a bioarcheologist with a background in North American archaeology, or with previous field, or museum expertise dealing with skeletal collections. Applicants who have training and experience with NAGPRA or collections management are also encouraged to apply. The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach lower-division, upper-division, and graduate-level archeology, physical anthropology, and forensic anthropology courses; teach using various modes of instruction (e.g., F2F, distance); conduct scholarly activities including archaeological and/or bio-archaeological research; publish findings in academic publications; participate fully in departmental activities; serve on university committees; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; serve on thesis and professional paper committees; and other duties that may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D.), in Anthropology (ABD will be considered) with a specialization in bioarcheology and a regional specialization in prehistoric North America. Overall, we seek a bio-archaeologist who can contribute to our growing graduate program (M.A) in CRM. The candidate should have a history working with marginalized or Indigenous communities, or experience with tribal agencies, state SHPOs, a body of work in Cultural Resource Management (either at the federal or private level) or working with skeletal collections.

Preferred Qualifications: an applicant that can contribute to the departments strength’s in CRM, Southwest Studies, or Forensic Anthropology/Criminology will be given preference. Additionally, experience in curating collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials, skeletal collections, and a background in regulations pertaining to NAGPRA would be welcome.

Applied x1

2/21 - Zoom interview scheduled

4/2 - Campus interview invite

University of Pittsburgh - Assistant Professor of Archaeology (Unknown Deadline)

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Anthropology in Pittsburgh, PA, seeks an anthropological archaeologist for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor of Anthropology position. Will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Archaeology as well as have an active research program in Africa and interests in the African diaspora that add to the department's newly formed regional focus of Africa, which connects with other faculty interests within the diaspora. Will seek external funding to support their research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and provide training opportunities for students. Will also mentor students and contribute to departmental and university administration.

Must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent degree) or PhD ABD in Anthropology at the time of application.

Must also have: (i) sub-disciplinary expertise in Archaeology; (ii) an active research and excavation program in Africa as well as be committed to rigorous data-driven research in one or more themes connecting across the department and university: e.g., culture contact, African diaspora, colonial and post-colonial legacies, decolonizing archaeology, and engagement with descendant communities; (iii) methods expertise in the archaeological analysis of ancient plant remains; and (iv) experience making presentations at relevant seminars, workshops, or conferences.

Must also have been the recipient of external awards, fellowships, or grants.

Experience can be concurrent.

Apply at https://www.join.pitt.edu, #24003209. Please upload a cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, at least three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and diversity statement. The diversity statement should address your contributions to diversity through research, service, and/or community engagement. Applicants should share how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh's commitment to inclusive excellence.

Three Letters of Recommendation can be sent to Wynn Maloney-wynn2@pitt.edu.

Posted 4/24/2024, deadline unknown

Non-Tenure-Track Jobs/ Visiting Positions/Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs

Washington College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology (Review begins September 10)

Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Archaeology. This is a 1-year appointment for the 2024 calendar year (January 2024 – December 2024). The expected teaching load is three courses per semester (spring and fall). All classes are conducted in-person. The area of specialization within archaeology is open. Teaching resp

onsibilities will include 1-2 sections of Introduction to Environmental Archaeology each semester, as well as a combination of courses on candidate’s preferred topics and other courses that support our department’s curricular needs. We seek colleagues who are invested in undergraduate education and who teach in creative, experiential, and interdisciplinary ways. The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology strives to create an inclusive educational community; promotes an environment that honors diverse human experiences; and approaches our educational mission in the spirit of social justice and community engagement. We support Washington College’s ongoing efforts toward inclusive excellence, and we seek faculty members who bring these values to their teaching and mentoring work. Applicants should submit the following materials to Aaron Lampman at alampman2@washcoll.edu: CV, cover letter, contact information for 2-3 references, and a statement of your teaching philosophy that includes a description of your demonstrated commitments and contributions to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach. Review of materials will begin on September 10, 2023. A Ph.D. in Anthropology is preferred, although applicants with an MA or who are ABD will be considered

- Applied x1

- Zoom interview request (9/13)

ACOR Post Doctoral Fellowships (Due October 1)

Applications are accepted for terms of four to eight months (six months is ideal), for a scholar who has a PhD or has completed their professional training. Fields of research include but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. An award for six months is expected to be $30,000, of which $18,000 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for ACOR room and board. This fellowship provides residency at ACOR’s center in Amman, Jordan; should a fellow elect to reside elsewhere in Jordan for a portion of their fellowship, the fellow is responsible for such costs. The award must commence on or after January 1, 2024, and may extend into early 2025. Award is contingent on peer review and it is possible that no award will be made.

Funding for this fellowship is provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship Programs at

Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI).

Inquiries should be directed to fellowships@acorjordan.org

University of Exeter - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Due October 18)

This full-time UKRI funded post is available from 1st December 2023 to 30th November 2025 on a fixed term basis. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours.

The Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr. Mark Robinson in relation to the Biodiversity and the Legacy of Anthropogenic Disturbance on Environments in the Neotropics project.

The successful applicant will conduct spatial analysis and modelling of project data.

You will conduct spatial analysis and modelling of proxy data, including Lidar, archaeological, palaeoecological, ecological, and palaeoclimate data to categorise the biogeophysical and archaeological landscape to identify target locations for field sampling and develop models of vegetation and anthropogenic disturbance through time; writing up research for publication; liaising with the wider international project team; presenting research at international and project meetings.  

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

Applicants will have proficiency in manipulating remote sensing data, use of GIS platforms, experience working with earth observation time-series data, and an understanding of forest ecology.

For further information please contact Dr. Mark Robinson, e-mail m.robinson2@exeter.ac.uk.

The closing date for completed applications is 18/10/2023.  Interviews are expected to take place shortly after.

University of Haifa, Israel - Post Doctoral Fellowship (Due November 1)

Position Description: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in stable isotope geochemistry with expertise in Quaternary paleoenvironmental reconstruction to join an Israel Science Foundation-funded project entitled ‘A high-resolution multiproxy approach for investigating climate-mediated modern human dispersal in the Middle Paleolithic microfaunal record of Southwest Asia’. In this position, you will lead research on the paleoenvironmental context of early modern humans outside Africa (c. 250–80 ka) through stable isotope analysis of rodent teeth. The project will focus on developing site-based histories of climatic and ecological change through isotopic analysis of archaeological specimens, as well as the development of a region-specific interpretive framework by investigating how isotopic variation in the tooth enamel of modern rodents relates to present-day gradients in precipitation, temperature, and vegetation. Your work will play a critical role in understanding how environmental variability drives and mediates major biological and cultural changes occurring from ~250,000 to 80,000 years ago.

The position will be based at the University of Haifa in the School of Archaeology and Maritime Cultures, which integrates the full scope of archaeological activities under one roof, excavation on land and underwater, conservation of cultural heritage, and work on finds from the field in exact and life-size laboratories. There you will report to Dr. Lior Weissbrod as PI of the project, which also involves the excavation heads at the study sites, Dr. Ron Shimelmitz and Prof. Mina Weinstein-Evron.

You will also visit the University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon USA) where you will conduct research in the Stable Isotope Laboratory, working with Assistant Professor Scott Blumenthal in the Department of Anthropology. You will determine the stable carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of archaeological and modern rodent tooth enamel using laser ablation-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (LA-IRMS). Additionally, instrumentation in the Isotope Lab is also available for isotopic analyses of other archaeological, geologic, and biological samples, and the position will provide flexibility to follow the interests of the Postdoctoral Research Associate in these or other geochemical, archaeological, or paleontological approaches.

Click for more information: Advertising - Postdoctoral Research Associate Candidate

Salary:  $39,883/£43,751 per annum

Term: One Year (with the possibility of extending to 2 years)

Hours: Full-Time

Start date: October 2024

Contacts: Lior Weissbrod (Project PI) at liorw@israntique.org.il; Scott Blumenthal (Stable Isotope Track) at sblument@uoregon.edu

Australian National University - Lecturer in Classics (4 years) (Due November 5)

The School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics (SLLL) is seeking to enhance the strong research profile and successful teaching program in Classical Studies through the hire of a four-year fixed-term Level B Lecturer (Teaching and Research, equivalent to Assistant Professor level in US system) to the ANU Centre for Classical Studies. The appointee will have an active research agenda in any field of Classical Studies, relative to opportunity, and will be expected to bring expertise and intellectual distinction to the Centre and the School.

The successful candidate will be supported to apply for Australian Research Council grants during their tenure, such as a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award or a Future Fellowship. They will take on the teaching of a recently awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow in the School and will be expected to teach Latin language and literature at all levels and to contribute to the Classical Studies major. This may include courses such as CLAS1005: Rome: The Story of an Empire; CLAS3002: Life, Love, and Loss in Ancient Greece and Rome; and CLAS3100: Remembering and Forgetting in the Roman Empire. The ability to teach Ancient Greek would be an advantage. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the Centre for Classical Studies’ outreach and engagement programme by giving talks to schools, teachers, and community groups.

Cornell University - Curator of Anthropology Collections (Deadline November 10) OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED

The Cornell Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position (rank will be based on experience) curating the Cornell Anthropology/Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) collections. We seek a curator whose practice demonstrates an engagement with ongoing conversations about the decolonization of collections, collecting practices, and the discipline more broadly and who seeks to extend current concerns with heritage, survivance, repatriation, and reparations into the context of a large teaching and research collection. Responsibilities include: ongoing care and preservation of the collection; upgrading and maintaining the catalogue, database and tracking system; photographing and digitizing the collections and making them available through the relevant web portals; ensuring that the Anthropology/CIAMS Collections continue to comply with NAGPRA and repatriation requirements; and determining the needs of the permanent collection. Responsibilities will also include joining the current curator in presiding over the packing, moving, and storage/maintenance of the Collections during the Collections’ upcoming move from McGraw Hall and then setting up the new Collections space in Olin Library. In addition to these curatorial duties, the position entails teaching and advising anthropology and archaeology students. The normal teaching load would be one course per year. The curator will have outreach responsibilities including making the collections available for visits or use by faculty, alumni, donors, classes, and community organizations. The curator will also facilitate requests for loans and write grants for conservation and other specialized projects.

Applied x 3

Additional materials and letters requested 12/14 x 2

how many people interviewed? any offers made?

Position offered to internal hire.

New College of Florida - Assistant Professor in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology (Review begins November 10)

New College of Florida seeks to hire a broadly trained archaeologist for a tenure-track position beginning fall 2024. Research specialization in Mesoamerica, South America, or Caribbean preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a record of teaching excellence and an active research program. The successful candidate will teach an introductory archaeology course and an upper-level Method and Theory class; thematic courses in archaeology are expected, as well as offerings in other subfields if appropriate. The candidate is expected to facilitate field research opportunities for undergraduates. PhD is required at the time of appointment.

The teaching load at New College is 2/2, along with tutorials, an independent study period, and participation on honors thesis committees. With the help of faculty sponsors, students plan their academic program through a series of semester contracts and receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. Completion of a senior thesis is a graduation requirement. Hal C. Ball Anthropology Laboratory at New College is a one-room seminar building that houses an impressive 2,000-volume library on Mesoamerican anthropology. It also contains hominid and primate skull replicas, historic slide collections, an oral history archive, an editing suite and two computer works stations.

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • names and contact information of three references
  • graduate transcript (may be unofficial for initial application)

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 10, when review begins. Further information may be requested after initial review.

Minimum Qualifications PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology is required at the time of appointment.

-- At first, I thought this should belong in the tt job postings, then I realized which school it is.

--ha. For anyone considering applying, google the school first so you're aware of what you're getting into.

Applied x 1

12/5- Request for Zoom interview

University of British Columbia - Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology (2-year) (Review begins November 30) (OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) invites applications for a two-year Assistant Professor position in Anthropological Archaeology starting ​​1 July 2024.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research program and teach four courses per year in Anthropological Archaeology at UBC (see course calendar at https://vancouver.calendar.ubc.ca/course-descriptions/subject/arcl). They should be able to teach at least one of the following fourth-year courses in the Department:  Analytical Techniques in Archaeology, Archaeological and Anthropological Mapping, First Nations Archaeology of British Columbia, or Practising Archaeology and the Management of Cultural Resources. In addition, they will teach at least one of the following first- or second-year courses:  Introduction to Archaeology, Archaeological Methods, Bones - The Origin of Humanity, Ancient North America, or Ancient Latin America. ​​ The regional area is open. The successful candidate may also have an opportunity to teach a senior-level archaeology or biological anthropology course in their area of expertise (Archaeology of a Special Area). Community-engaged, Indigenous, or Indigenous-centered scholarship is also desirable.  

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following in the order listed (single PDF file). Only complete applications will be considered: 1) a letter of application that includes a statement of research and teaching interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) 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; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi), five pages max; 5) and a list of 3 references. ​

Applied x 7 ​

-- References automatically emailed by the application system. ​

--Does anyone know if letters of recommendation are required for the initial submission, or if this is a case where the system is set up to send requests even if they are not required (which I have seen more than once)? ​

-- The letter writers get an email but it says that letters are not required at this time. ​

12/29: Any updates on this one? The application portal is no longer accessible (for me anyway) ​

01/15 Request for letters of recommendation by Jan 26th x 3 ​

Has anyone been contacted for an interview or additional documents? ​

2/13- Request for Zoom interview x2 ​

Hearsay edit as of 04/17: applied x45, interviewed x5, offers went out but no one accepted, so it's up in the air. ​

04/19- Request for Zoom interview x3 ​

04/30-Rejection email ​

Indiana University Bloomington - Robert E. & Avis Tarrant Burke Postdoctoral Fellow in Ancient & Indigenous Art of the Americas (Review begins December 8)

The Department of Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington (https://arthistory.indiana.edu/) invites applications for the Robert E. and Avis Tarrant Burke Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ancient and Indigenous Art of the Americas to begin in August 2024. The duration of the fellowship is one year. We welcome applications from early career scholars specializing in the art, architecture, archaeology and/or material culture of the ancient and indigenous peoples of North, Central, and/or South America, including the Caribbean. Eligible candidates will have received their Ph.D. degree within 7 years of the position’s start date. We seek a dynamic and original thinker who is committed to excellence in scholarship and is well-suited to teaching an introductory survey and an upper-level course for undergraduate and graduate students. The teaching load is one course per semester. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a detailed description of their research program and teaching philosophy, a CV, a writing sample running between 20-30 pages in length, a statement regarding how they would foster diversity, equity and inclusion in research and teaching, and the names and contact information for three referees. Queries about the position can be sent to the search committee chair, Bret Rothstein (brothste@indiana.edu).

The Burke Postdoctoral Fellow will join a vibrant community of scholars and students working across a wide range of topics in the history of art and visual and material culture. With our strong commitment to interdisciplinarity, we offer not only a supportive environment in which to build the foundation of a career, but also strong connections with allied institutes, departments, and programs across the Bloomington campus, including African American and African Diaspora Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Folklore and Ethnomusicology; History; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Latino Studies; Native American and Indigenous Studies; and the program on Race, Migration, and Indigeneity. The Burke Postdoctoral Fellow will also be able to forge close working relationships with the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art; the Lilly Library; the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; and the Kinsey Institute.

Applied x 2

1/19 - Zoom interview invite

University of North Carolina Wilmington - Lecturer - Archaeology of Africa, the African Diaspora, and/or Indigenous Populations (Closes January 8)(deadline extended to Feb 5)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position. This is a renewable, non-tenure track position, starting Fall 2024, with the opportunity of promotion to Senior Lecturer based on outstanding performance and service to the department. The position entails teaching four courses a semester, including our introduction to archaeology, history of anthropological theory, and introductory and upper-level classes in the individual’s area of expertise. The topics of such classes might include the anthropology of race & racism, historical archaeology of Africa and the African diaspora, historical archaeology of Indigenous populations, ethnoarchaeology, bio-archaeology, and/or racial disparities of health from the perspective of medical anthropology. We look to expand our course offerings into these critically important areas while advancing the strategic priorities of the Anthropology Department, the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, and the university in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position also involves some service responsibilities.

-I remember this job being advertised last year. A 4/4+service, non-tenure job that pays 50k. Dismal. Better off just doing CRM.

- deadline has been extended to February 5

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - Postdoctoral Scholar in Environmental Archaeology (Review begins January 1) (SEARCH POSTPONED)

This Postdoctoral Scholar in Environmental Archaeology designs and conducts human-environment relationship-based archaeological research; disseminates research results by writing professional reports and papers; and ensures the accuracy, consistency, and completeness of data in the research database. The focus of this postdoctoral appointment is on synthesizing robust data sets from the Crow Canyon Multi-Site Research Database to contribute insights into human-environment interactions, climate change, and sustainability.

Full-Time; 40 Hours per week, Pay Range: $55K Salary for a 2-year appointment

Applied x2

1/10: Interview request x1

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - Postdoctoral Scholar in Geospatial Archaeology (Review begins January 1) (OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED)

The Postdoctoral Scholar in Geospatial Archaeology designs and conducts geospatial research using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) archaeological datasets; disseminates research results by writing professional reports and papers; and ensures the accuracy, consistency, and completeness of data. The focus of this postdoctoral appointment is on synthesizing robust LiDAR and GIS data sets for community center sites located in the central Mesa Verde region and updating the Crow Canyon Community Center Database.

Full-Time; 40 Hours per week, Pay Range: $55K Salary for a 2-year appointment

Applied x1

1/30-rejection

British Museum/University of Reading - Research Assistant in Molecular Analysis of Archaeological Food Residues (Review Beings January 15)

The post-holder will work with experts at the British Museum and the University of Reading to assemble chemical evidence to reconstruct the history of chocolate within the food culture of Mexico and Central America. The post-holder will develop and optimise analytical methods for detection of diagnostic archaeological biomarkers for chocolate and other food materials. They will generate and interpret data acquired from residues associated with archaeological ceramics within the framework of a wider project on the archaeology of chocolate.

Full-time; Fixed-term – 2 Years – Starting in Spring 2024; £33,803 per annum

- note that at this salary, this position won't qualify for a skilled worker visa (new rules just handed down by the Tories is you must make at least $38.7k/year) so this job won't work for anyone who would need visa sponsorship

Bowdoin College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Review begins January 22)

The Department of Anthropology at Bowdoin College invites applications for an anthropological archaeologist to fill is a full-time, benefits-eligible visiting assistant professor position for the 2024-2025 academic year. The appointment begins July 1, 2024 and is for one year, with a possible renewal for a second year pending review and reappointment. The teaching load is two courses per semester, including “Archaeology and the Human Experience.” We are interested in candidates specializing in Indigenous peoples and cultures of the Americas, including the Arctic. A Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected by the date of appointment.

Applied x 5

Note- They will contact your refs for a letter within the hour of your application this seems like a lot for a VAP

-- I agree emailing for letters before you have a long list is obnoxious, not just for this job but all TT as well.

-- Lots of obnoxious stuff happens with academic jobs that goes largely unnoticed, reference letters are just one thing. The amount of work put into applications versus the time those materials are actually reviewed and the ruthlessness which applicants are rejected does not balance out in any way. Everyone hates having to ask/organize referees but that is like the least laborious part of academic applications. Reformatting your materials to meet the somewhat different job ad requirements along with tailoring it all to speak to the each job is all obscenely obnoxious given most first stage reviews take mere minutes per applicant. Talk about reinforcing privileged frameworks when reducing the workload of 3 people who are (generally) in way better economic/social positions than the applicants is the main leniency "reasonable" job ads afford. I'm not defending reference letters (they are also unnecessary at the initial stage) but at least this job is only asking for a cover letter and CV which is far more applicant-friendly than asking for teaching/research/DEI statements and evidence. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

- 2/20 Request for sample syllabi (x 3)

- 2/29 Request for Preliminary Zoom Interview

Harvard University - American School of Prehistoric Research Junior Fellowship (closes January 25)

The American School of Prehistoric Research (ASPR), which supports research and education in Old World prehistory, is pleased to announce ASPR Junior Fellowships: postdoctoral research fellowships at Harvard University for recent PhDs who are pursuing independent research on Old World prehistory. ASPR Junior Fellows are invited to offer one course per year in a Harvard department of their choosing, but otherwise are expected to conduct independent research. They may not take courses for credit or teach more than one course per year, and they are expected to be in residence at Harvard during the academic year when not conducting fieldwork. Currently, there will be two ASPR Junior Fellows at a time, each for an appointment of two years with the possibility for extension to a maximum of three years. As a result, applications for ASPR Junior Fellows may not be offered every year. During 2024/2025 the stipend for ASPR Junior Fellows will be $80,000 with full benefits, and they will receive a research stipend of $20,000/year.

Eligible candidates must be at an early stage of their scholarly career doing research that focuses on Old World prehistory. It is expected that ASPR Junior Fellows will have received their PhD just prior to the start of the fellowship. Degree recipients should be less than three years past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences.

Applications include a research proposal no longer than 1000 words describing the research they would like to pursue while an ASPR Junior Fellow, and a CV that outlines previous scholarship and other qualifications. Candidates should also solicit two letters of recommendation that include an assessment of the candidate’s work and promise. The candidate is also requested to provide transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate records, and 1-3 samples of independent work such as published papers. All application materials must be submitted by January 25, 2024. Questions can be emailed to Clara Alexander (calexander@harvard.fas.edu), Dan Lieberman (danlieb@fas.harvard.edu), or Rowan Flad (rflad@fas.harvard.edu).

Applied x4

-Rejection email (2/9) x2

- Request for more materials (2/28)

-Rejection email (4/3) x1

University of Alabama - Director and Curator, NAGPRA Program (Closes February 6)

Job Summary: The Project Administrator is responsible for the operation of a major project(s) or program(s), which could include supervision of personnel, budgeting & accounting, administration of programs & activities, evaluation of personnel & programs and reporting.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Native American Studies, or related field and some experience in identifying, analyzing, organizing, and managing Native American artifacts, human remains, and associated funerary objects, to include some experience with NAGPRA collections and consultation; OR Master’s degree and two (2) years of experience in identifying, analyzing, organizing, and managing Native American artifacts, human remains, and associated funerary objects, to include some experience with NAGPRA collections and consultation.

University of York - Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Palaeoecology (closes February 5)

We are seeking an outstanding Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in Palaeoecology, with advanced analytical skills and knowledge of biodiversity and Archaeology to lead research examining late Pleistocene and Holocene impacts of human development on biodiversity, and its implications for present-day and future interactions between humanity and biodiversity. This position aims to (i) compile timelines and identify the global extent of human and biodiversity development associated with the development and spread of human societies, (ii) analyse the likely human-generated causality of biodiversity change for selected taxa, regions and periods of time and (iii) collaborate with others to bring a past-present-future perspective to public and scientific debates around the future of conservation and biodiversity.

University of Wyoming - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Full consideration by Feb 8)

The School of Computing at the University of Wyoming is currently hiring multiple post-doctoral research associates to join faculty-led research groups. The School of Computing is a new academic unit focusing on the application of computing in and across all disciplines. Research associates will join an academic community that is fundamentally interdisciplinary and uses translational research to leverage new and critical computing technologies to address grand-challenge problems in science and society.     

This post-doctoral position will be based in Dr. Sean Field's research group. The Field Lab specializes in computational archaeology and anthropology, including the study of human-climate dynamics in ancient and contemporary periods and the deployment of remote sensing for archaeological prospection. The prospective postdoc will lead and/or contribute to several projects: 1) a project that leverages machine learning applications to identify archaeological sites within remotely sensed datasets across North America, and 2) a project that analyzes large scale paleoclimate and paleodemographic reconstructions to analyze human-climate dynamics in the U.S. Southwest from A.D. 400-1300. A strong applicant will have experience with R and/or Python, and experience with machine learning is especially advantageous but not necessary.

Applied x2

Request for Zoom interview 2/19

College of Wooster - Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology, 1-Year Visiting Position (Review begins Feb 15)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Program in Archaeology at The College of Wooster invite applicants for a one-year position as a visiting assistant professor of Anthropology and Archaeology for the 2024-2025 academic year (with the potential for renewal). We are seeking a broadly trained anthropological archaeologist who can teach introductory courses in anthropology (four-field approach) and archaeology, mid-level courses in archaeology (such as archaeological method and theory and courses that incorporate the scholar’s area of specialization) and a mid-level course in anthropology (possibilities might include bioarchaeology/forensic anthropology, political anthropology, or a cultural area course). Geographical and topical areas of expertise outside of Latin America are open. A successful candidate will also advise students in junior and senior theses. A Ph.D. in anthropology and teaching experience are desirable. We welcome applicants whose expertise will deepen our curricular commitments to decolonial theories and methods in anthropology in hopes that our department can foster meaningful community engagement.

Applied x6

Request for Zoom Interview 02/22

Rejection email 3/26 x3 -Did anyone else find this to be a terribly written rejection letter? Who starts a rejection with "It is with excitement that I write to confirm..." ?!

- Yikes!! >:(

- Yeah, not sure what they were thinking there.

- It was kind of funny, actually. I can't help but appreciate the overwhelming excitement of not selecting me. Gotta feel good.

North Carolina State University - Biological Anthropology Postdoc (Review begins Feb 15)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Teaching Scholar (non-tenure track) appointment to begin fall 2024. The Teaching Scholar should specialize in biological anthropology with a preference for scholars with training in human skeletal variation or bioarchaeology. The candidate should be able to teach upper division courses such as human osteology, paleopathology, and human variation, and have experience teaching introductory biological anthropology courses. Successful applicants should demonstrate motivation to teach and mentor undergraduate students and show evidence of an ability to publish research in their substantive specialty. The Post-Doctoral Teaching Scholar will be expected to teach two courses each semester and pursue their own research agenda. This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal. Postdoc appointments cannot exceed five years.

Qualifications: Candidate qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of employment awarded no more than five years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

To Apply: All applicants must apply online by going to http://jobs.ncsu.edu and reference position  PG191155PD

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae with contact information for three references and a cover letter that includes a teaching statement.

* This is a separate search from the TT hire in biological anthropology

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - NAGPRA Coordinator (Closes Feb 16)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking a knowledgeable NAGPRA Coordinator with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate across SIU campuses to ensure compliance with all NAGPRA regulations. This role will report to the Center for Archaeological Investigations and provide support to the Center for Archaeological Investigations, University Museums, and Anthropology programs on the Carbondale, Edwardsville, and School of Medicine campuses and interact on a regular basis with museum leaders, legislators, and the media. The Coordinator will serve as the primary campus contact for compliance and research to ensure all applicable policies, laws, and regulations are being met and upheld. The coordinator will work closely and collaboratively with NAGPRA Committee leaders and team members. This is an administrative professional position.

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Geography, Museum Studies or other relevant degrees and 2 years of relevant experience including: (1) Experience working with NAGPRA Compliance Regulations and Federal/non-Federally Recognized Tribes in a higher education, non-profit or government setting. (2) Evidence of securing and managing grants.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Geography, or other relevant degrees. Experience with curation in Higher Education on NAGPRA Compliance Regulations and Federal/non-Federally Recognized Tribes in a higher education, non-profit or government setting.

Vassar College - Two Year Postdoctoral Appointment in Bioarchaeology (Full consideration by Feb 16)

The anthropology department seeks a postdoctoral scholar of bioarchaeology whose ethical framework prioritizes collaboration with descendant communities. We are particularly interested in applicants working on the bodily effects of social inequality, structural violence, or environmental change, bodily differences as applied to disability or transgender studies, or studies of the skeletal markers of health and illness. The teaching load will be three courses per year including introduction to archaeology, introduction to biological anthropology, skeletal anatomy, forensic anthropology, and a course on the region or method of expertise. Courses will be taught with replica skeletal material, in keeping with our department’s ethics.

Arizona State University - Postdoctoral Research Scholar (First consideration by Feb 22)

The NSF-funded project Osmore Mobilty and Infectious Disease (OMID) in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University is recruiting one Postdoctoral Research Scholar under the supervision of Dr. Kelly J. Knudson, Director of the Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory. The postdoctoral research scholar will conduct heavy and light isotopic analysis of archaeological material from the Moquegua Valley of Peru in order to better understand the relationship between mobility and the spread of tuberculosis in the past. These duties include all aspects of sample preparation in the Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory at Arizona State University, as well as analysis using facilities and instrumentation in the METAL facility in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU as well as returning samples to the appropriate repositories in Peru. The postdoctoral research scholar will also be involved in outreach and science education activities in the United States and Peru.

This is an in-person, full-time, fiscal-year, term-limited 1-year position, which may be renewable for a second year, contingent on funding and satisfactory performance. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their Ph.D. to be considered. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.

Applied x2

Skidmore College - Biological Anthropology, Visiting Assistant Professor (Deadline Feb 26)

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in biological anthropology beginning September 2024. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community, particularly through their inclusive teaching. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist or biological archaeologist with expertise in human health and inequality. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching with theoretical and regional expertise that complement existing department offerings. The position requires teaching 18-credits (5 courses), including Anthropology of the Human Past(AN102; both semesters), a mid-level geographic or topical course, and two upper-level undergraduate seminars. Courses should be designed for undergraduate majors and non-majors and with minimal prerequisites. We are particularly interested in courses that can contribute to interdisciplinary programs. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. PhD required at time of appointment.

Brown University - Associate Curator (Full consideration for applications submitted by February 29)

The Associate Curator is based in the Curatorial Department and reports to and assists the Head Curator and Associate Director, focused on topics of repatriation, restitution, provenance research, and community connections. They are expected to provide subject matter expertise in one or more areas of HMA’s holdings, with a preference for North America, and work collaboratively with staff across departments to meet shared goals.

The main priority is to assist the museum's legal responsibility to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (PL 101-601). This work involves documenting repatriation efforts, sending out summaries and other reports, consulting with tribal nations, helping evaluate claims, and facilitating physical repatriations. The Associate Curator serves on the museum's NAGPRA committee.  The role's additional purpose is to advance provenance research and restitution response across all collections. The position works with collections, records, and the museum database to improve the accuracy and completeness of museum documentation. It generates and shares new knowledge about holdings and their significance through external research, collaboration, and consultation.

The role assists with inquiries related to its operational focus. This function includes responding to requests for information, consultation, and/or repatriation of ancestral human remains and cultural materials from the United States and around the world, requiring long-term relationship and trust-building. The role will respond to inquiries and help host visits, as well as coordinate work as needed across museum departments.

The Associate Curator contributes to Brown’s curricular resources in decolonial scholarship and professional practice through exhibition, teaching, and other modes of public engagement related to their operational focus and expertise. They will bring best practices and debates in the field to the museum and university community, including by fostering diverse perspectives within university spaces. The role will support—and may propose and lead—physical and digital exhibition and other modes of engagement.

The Associate Curator will advise senior leadership in their areas of expertise and also contribute to programming and special initiatives, such as grants. The position will manage and supervise Curatorial Assistants, students, and interns. The role undertakes other duties as required.

Open until filled. For fullest consideration please submit within two weeks of the Brown University posting date. [February 15]

University of Wyoming - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Full consideration by Feb 29)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming is currently hiring a post-doctoral research associate to support Dr. Briana Doering’s NSF CAREER research on past central Alaskan environments and their relationship with the archaeological record. This research associates will pursue paleoethnobotanical research in a collaborative and collegial department dedicated to answering theoretically-informed questions about human history.

The Doering Lab specializes in the study of human-environment interaction, focusing on the history of Alaskan resource use. The prospective postdoc will lead and/or contribute to several projects: 1) analyzing paleobotanical remains from archaeological sites central Alaska, 2) assisting in field work at the Swan Point and Niidhaayh’ Na sites in the middle Tanana River Valley, and 3) serving as the primary instructor one semester-length course. A strong applicant will have experience analyzing carbonized plant remains, working with descendant communities, incorporating Indigenous knowledge in archaeological research, and teaching archaeological courses.

This position is a 1-year fixed term appointment that can be extended to a second year based on satisfactory performance.

Colgate University - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropological Archaeology (OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED)

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in anthropological archaeology, beginning fall semester 2024. Regional specialization open.

Strong candidates should be able to teach Introduction to Archaeology and electives in their areas of specialization. Candidates with prior teaching experience and with the ability to teach courses such as Archaeology of Warfare, Environmental Archaeology, Archaeology of Race and Ethnicity, or Archaeology of Gender are preferred. Completion of Ph.D. in Anthropology is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

All applicants must submit a cover letter (1-2 pages), CV, and the names and contact information for two references through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/141107. The cover letter should address the candidate’s research and teaching interests. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities; thus, in their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching and/or scholarship might create an inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin March 3, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of about 3,200 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Sociology and Anthropology department can be found here. Please note that Colgate will not sponsor any visa or work authorization for this position. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York here.  

Applied x 7

3/12 - Zoom interview and LORs requested (x2)

3/28 - Final round Zoom interview request (x2)

4/28 - Rejection email (x4)

Dartmouth College - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (Review Begins March 15)

We seek applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship affiliated with the Ecology, Evolution, Environment, and Society (EEES) Graduate Program at Dartmouth College. EEES is a highly interactive and vibrant interdisciplinary community of over 75 faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. This diverse community of scholars conducts innovative research in the natural sciences and interdisciplinary environmental studies, including ecology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, economics, governance, and geography.

We aim to recruit an environmental social scientist whose work is synergistic with our program’s strengths in ecology and ecosystem science. Applicants should have a strong background in interdisciplinary research, advanced analytical skills, and an interest in undergraduate and graduate education. We are especially interested in qualified candidates whose research interests complement the EEES program’s existing strengths in anthropology, environmental studies, and geography. In addition to pursuing independent and collaborative research, postdoctoral fellows are expected to enhance graduate student education and professional development through a seminar series or working group dedicated to developing a research product. Applicants should identify in their cover letter one or more potential faculty mentors from the EEES program and describe how their research interests fit within current or future projects. We encourage applicants to contact potential mentors in advance.

This is a one-year residential fellowship (starting date negotiable), with possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance. This is a full-time appointment with a salary of approximately $60,000 (exact amount will be set at the time of appointment), benefits, and up to $5000 annually in research and professional development resources.

https://apply.interfolio.com/140939

Applied x5

Request to submit recommendation letters and a writing sample (03/27) x3

5/24: Reached out to ask for update, was told an offer was made. No official rejection sent yet.

University of Victoria - Limited Term Assistant Teaching Professor in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology (Due March 15)

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a 0.75 Limited Term Assistant Teaching Professor with expertise in the area of archaeological anthropology and/or biological anthropology. This 9-month appointment comes with an obligation to teach a total of six 1.5 unit courses (3 in Fall 2024 and 3 in Winter 2025).   

We seek a dynamic instructor who has completed the PhD and has the requisite background to teach courses in their area of regional, topical and/or methodological specialization. We particularly seek an individual who can offer courses with a strong experiential learning/skills-based component and who can teach an introductory course in archaeology (ANTH 240). The full list of the department course offerings can be found in the Calendar but applicants may propose new courses.  The candidate’s qualifications and experience will determine the candidate’s final salary offer. The salary for this position includes a competitive salary range of $93-$98k per annum, prorated for the term of appointment.

Applied x5

References Requested x4

Has anyone been contacted yet for an interview?

Rejection email -07 May x3

Central Michigan University - Lecturer in Archaeology (Review Begins 18 March)

The Department of Philosophy, Anthropology, and Religion at Central Michigan University invites applications for a one-year full-time Lecturer I position in archaeology to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will teach four sections per semester. The four sections will be a combination of ANT 174: Inequality in the Ancient World and ANT 175: Archaeology of the Americas. Course sections may be writing-intensive, non-writing intensive, or a combination of the two. Some of the sections may be offered in an online 8-week format; in-person sections will be taught on our campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Required qualifications:

  • MA in Anthropology (must be completed no later than August 2024).
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and examples/evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Cathy Willermet, Department Chair, at (989) 774-3444 or wille2cm@cmich.edu.

Applied x 1

Bournemouth University - Post Doctoral Research Assistant – AHRC Peopling of the Tularosa Basin (Closes March 28)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have awarded a grant to the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Technology) entitled: Peopling of the Tularosa playa during the Last Glacial Maximum.  This follows the discovery of ancient human footprints within this basin.

The research team now seeks a talented individual who can support across a range of activities involving the documentation of ancient footprints both at White Sands National Park and at other playa locations across the American Southwest. We are particularly interested in modern analogue experiments to help interpret fossil footprints and in exploring ancient footwear and the traces they may leave. This post will involve excavation of footprints; their digital capture via photogrammetry and/or optical laser scanning; data analysis of footprints; Geographical Information Systems; data management and museum study of ancient footwear. We do not expect candidates to be experts in all these fields but a good technical grounding and experience of fieldwork practices within geosciences or archaeology is essential. You will have a doctoral qualification in an appropriate field, be able to work independently and travel as necessary. Participation in footprint excavations and the documentation of footprint sites forms a key part of the duties, as will engaging with indigenous peoples.

This position is available on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2026.

Monash University - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Palaeodiet Research Lab (Closes March 31)

Join our team at the Palaeodiet Research Lab! We're looking for a passionate postdoctoral researcher with expertise in dental histology to contribute to our groundbreaking research on human adaptations during major transitions. As part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, you'll delve into the Neolithic Revolution, reconstructing diets, health, and lifestyles of ancient Mediterranean populations. Your role involves establishing a cutting-edge dental histology lab, conducting pioneering research, and collaborating with leading institutions globally. This position will be for three years and will have no teaching obligations.

Key selection criteria: A doctorate qualification in Biological Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related discipline; Demonstrated analytical and manuscript preparation skills; including a track record of refereed research publications; Ability to solve complex problems by using discretion, innovation and the exercise diagnostic skills and/or expertise; Well-developed planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines with excellent written communication and verbal communication skills with proven ability to produce clear, succinct reports and documents; Research experience in dental histology, histomorphometry and with tooth thin section preparation; Knowledge of dental tissue microstructure and dental morphology; Experience in working with transmitted light microscopy

Millsaps College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropological Archaeology (Review begins April 5)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Millsaps College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in anthropological archaeology beginning on 1 August 2024. The appointment is for the 2024-2025 academic year. We are seeking a Maya archaeologist with active field research. Topical area of expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in applicants with four-field training in anthropology, a desire to include undergraduate students in research, and an ability to teach a variety of courses. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations, Introduction to Anthropology, courses in the core curriculum, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. A Ph.D. in anthropology must be in hand by August 2024. Candidates who are ABD may be considered for a Fellow position.

Applied x2

Additional materials requested 4/11 x2

Zoom Interviews Scheduled

Rejection email x1

UC Merced - Lecturer in Anthropology & Heritage Studies (Review begins April 5)

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts anticipates hiring full and part time lecturer(s) to teach courses in Anthropology for Academic Year 2024-25. Courses being offered may include but not limited to: Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology; Topics in Anthropological Archaeology.

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion and lab sections or supervise a graduate student teaching assistant. This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/index.html

Full time and part time positions available. Three courses in Fall and three courses in Spring are equivalent to full time position. Part time varies based on need and availability.

Applied x1

University of Glasgow - Lecturer in Archaeology - LTS Track (Deadline 7 April)

The University of Glasgow is seeking a Lecturer in Archaeology (LTS track) within the School of Humanities.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in Archaeology.

In particular, we seek a candidate with the necessary expertise to teach the study of artefacts and material culture at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They should also have broad knowledge of prehistory.

Cover Letter and CV required

Applied x2

4/19 - Rejection email

- Is this not a limited-term (10-month) temporary position? Shouldn't this be in the postdoc/limited-term section of the wiki? Also, "LTS" means "Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship" which is equivalent to a teaching-stream or teaching-focused position in North America for those that might be considering applying.

Boston University - Visiting Assistant Professor of Mesoamerica (Deadline April 7)

The Archaeology Program at Boston University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor with a focus on the archaeology of Mesoamerica, beginning Fall 2024. This position is a one-year, non-renewable, non-tenure-track appointment with a teaching load of two courses per semester. We seek a specialist in the material culture, history, and archaeology of one or more Indigenous societies of Mesoamerica. Temporal period and technical specialty are open; ability to teach courses on Mesoamerica, a pan-Americas course, and Introduction to Archaeology is preferred. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to continue their research program and to advise Archaeology students as relevant. Successful applicants will have evidence of prior teaching experience and effectiveness, an active research program (field, lab, and/or museum/archival) based in Mesoamerica, and a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Application materials should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27319 by April 7, 2024, and should include a cover letter; current CV; one-page statements on teaching, research, and diversity; a sample syllabus for a course on Mesoamerica; one sample of scholarly writing; and contact information for three references (who will be contacted at a later stage for individuals advancing in the selection process). In the cover letter and statements we invite candidates to explain how their teaching, mentorship, and scholarly activities have increased student awareness of Indigenous communities of the Americas and contributed to more inclusive intellectual discourse.

Terms of this one-year, full-time appointment include a set salary of $72,000, benefits in accordance with University policy, and limited relocation expenses for non-local candidates. This is a finite term, non-renewable position.

Applied x1

Western Washington University - NAGPRA Program and Collections Manager (Review begins April 10)

The NAGPRA Program and Collections Manager will oversee compliance, consultations, repatriations, and other activities associated with ensuring Western’s fulfillment of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The position will play a key role in managing, tracking, and evaluating the progress of core projects and initiatives relating to NAGPRA compliance. The position will work closely with the Chair of the Anthropology Department and WWU’s NAGPRA committee to build collaborative relationships with source communities on behalf of WWU. The position will also develop and evaluate processes to share or return important cultural items and archives to descendants, source communities, or culture keepers. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional staff position that requires travel.

University of West Florida - Assistant Director, Archaeology Institute (Preferred response by April 11)

Assistant Director will work with the Director to oversee the faculty, staff, and activities of several sub-units of the Archaeology Institute, including Marine Services Center, Collections, and the Institute. The incumbent will coordinate the uses of and access to Institute resource and will conduct annual reviews of Institute faculty and staff and report activities in an annual report to the Director.

UCLA, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology - Postdoctoral Scholar - Paleoethnobotany/Ancient Agriculture (Full consideration by April 15)

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, is currently offering a one-year postdoctoral position for the 2024-2025 academic cycle, with a potential for a one-year extension. We are inviting applications from individuals who have recently earned a Ph.D. with a specialization in paleoethnobotany or a closely related discipline. The appointed postdoctoral fellow will take on a central role in developing and overseeing the programs and activities within our Paleoethnobotany/Ancient Agriculture Laboratory. We are open to scholars with regional expertise from any area of the world who can bring diverse perspectives to our institute. This position represents an outstanding opportunity to contribute to and shape the study and understanding of agricultural practices through an interdisciplinary archaeological lens.

The position will include healthcare and other benefits. Salary range: $64,480 - $77,327

Applied x1

UCLA, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology - Postdoctoral Scholar – Archaeology of the Americas (Full consideration by April 15)

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position for the 2024-2025 academic year, with the option to extend for an additional year. We are in search of a recent Ph.D. graduate who has a strong background in the archaeology of the Americas. We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate innovative, methodological expertise in areas such as spatial analysis (GIS), faunal analysis, paleoethnobotanical studies, or ceramics analysis. While a specialization in the archaeology and material culture of California is preferred, we welcome applicants with experience across any region or time period in the Americas. This position offers the chance to contribute to a vibrant research community unique among archaeology programs in the United States in its melding of archaeological research pursued beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The position will include healthcare and other benefits. Salary range: $64,480 - $77,327

Applied x2

University of Cincinnati - Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Review begins May 6)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a full- time anthropological archaeologist at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor whose research focuses on Mesoamerican archaeology and spatial analysis. This one-year position begins August 15, 2024, with potential for renewal.

The position entails teaching archaeology courses, to include courses such as Introduction to Archaeology, Maya archaeology, Origins of Civilization, Identities and Material Culture, Spatial Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, and / or other courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise. Topics of such classes might include modes of connection and trade, gender, or community-engaged archaeology.

Essential Functions

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses specific to specialty areas (as noted above)
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Contribute service to the department

Prior to effective date of appointment, applicants must be ABD or have a PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.

Applied x1

5/13- Zoom Interview requested

Stanford University - Postdoctoral position in Archaeobotany (Deadline May 30)

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 commensurate with the University Provost established minimum pay levels based on research experience. The appointment may be eligible for renewal for up to two years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding. Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by August 31, 2024. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Kenyon College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Open until filled)

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a two-year position in Anthropology at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2024. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after July 1, 2024. We seek a historical archaeologist specializing in the colonial period who does not overlap with the department’s current strengths in Mesoamerica. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an excellent teaching record, an active research agenda, and a strong commitment to including students in ongoing research. Responsibilities include teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters in the academic year. The successful candidate will teach one section of Introduction to Archaeology every semester, upper-level courses in archaeology, and classes associated with their area of specialization. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applied x3

4/28- Zoom Interview requested x3

on campus interview requested x 1

Western Carolina University - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Review begins late June)

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University invites applications for a one year (nine-month term) Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach a 4-4 course load within Western Carolina University’s undergraduate anthropology program. This position is open to all anthropological specialties, but candidates with backgrounds in archaeology, biological anthropology, bioarchaeology, and/or forensic anthropology will be given preference as the primary courses to be taught will be related to those specialty areas.

Western Carolina University’s anthropology program is known for its undergraduate forensic anthropology program as well as its archaeological collaborative work with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).

Applied x1

University of Mississippi - Assistant Professor of Practice in Anthropology (Open until filled)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://socanth.olemiss.edu) at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice in Anthropology to begin August 2024. This is a permanent, non-tenure track position with responsibilities in teaching, research and service. Teaching load is five courses for the academic year. We are looking for candidates with a research focus in North America and demonstrated expertise in archaeological materials analysis who can support both Department program needs as well as support the work of the Center for Archaeological Research. Preference will be given to a candidate who is prepared to teach four-field introductory anthropology and North American archaeology courses, classes in their area of expertise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate student theses with colleagues in the department.

Applied x1

Rejection x1

Arkansas Archeological Survey - Research Station Archeologist at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (anticipated start date July 1, 2024)

The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as Research Station Archeologist based at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, just south of Little Rock. The responsibilities of station archeologists are multifaceted and dynamic, ranging from academic scholarship to public outreach and preservation. Research is integral to ARAS’ mission, and the qualified candidate will develop an innovative research program in their designated station area, conduct said research individually and in collaboration with colleagues and/or descendant communities, seek internal and external funding to support their endeavors, and present and publish the results of scholarship in local, regional, and national venues. Ample resources are available to the successful candidate, including but not limited to rich existing collections and opportunities for new research throughout the lower Arkansas River Valley; the ability to hire a full-time station assistant; a station vehicle and basic field equipment; strong existing relationships with descendant communities; and support from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville through an associated Research Professorial appointment. While research specialty is open, we particularly welcome scholars interested in studying the African diaspora and the African American experience in Arkansas as UAPB is the only HBCU in the University of Arkansas System, or French Colonial archeology associated with nearby Arkansas Post National Memorial. The station’s research territory also has sites associated with early Quapaw history and a full sweep of precontact sites dating back to the first peopling of the area. Station archeologists also contribute to their host institutions and teach two courses per year. ARAS also emphasizes public outreach and the development of educational materials and projects, while also providing support to the Arkansas Archeological Society and their associated programs such as local chapter activities and the annual Training Program. All research station archeologists are supported by a Coordinating Office and nine other stations with associated staff, as well as technical resources including 3D scanning, drone-based photogrammetry, RTI imaging, remote sensing (e.g., resistivity/conductivity, magnetometry, GPR) and a range of archeometric capabilities, as well as fiscal and grant administration support. Minimum Qualifications: PhD or equivalent in anthropology, archeology, or a closely related field; Field and research experience in North America east of the Rocky Mountains; Experience teaching at college/university level (TA experience included). Anticipated start date: July 1, 2024.

University of New Mexico - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (review begins May 31) (Offer Made)

The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Anthropological Archaeology beginning in August 2024. Geographic specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach a section of the four-field Introduction to Anthropology class each semester, and introductory archaeology courses: “World Archaeology” (Fall semester) and “Archaeology in Practice” (Spring Semester). The remaining courses will be determined by the candidate’s area of specialization and departmental needs; the ability to teach at least one hands-on methods courses is especially desired. Note: our more specialized upper-level methods and topics courses typically serve both undergraduate students and graduate students in our Master’s in Public Archaeology and PhD programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned PhD in Anthropology (or Archaeology) with an emphasis in Archaeology by time of appointment
  2. Record of Teaching Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars
  2. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Applications received by May 31, 2024 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Applications must include letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, as well as a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience. Please also include a curriculum vitae and full contact information of three references. Electronic submissions are required; please visit: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/.  Requisition 29288.  The successful candidate will also provide an official academic transcript for credentialing purposes.

The University of New Mexico is New Mexico’s flagship, R1, Hispanic-Serving, Carnegie Community Engaged University located in the largest urban center of one of the country’s most culturally diverse states and regions.   The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Applied x2

6/17 - LOR request sent directly to letter writers x2

6/17 - Additional materials requested (transcripts, syllabi, teaching evaluations) x2

6/20 - Request for Zoom interview x2

07/02 - Offer Made

07/07 - Offer rejected

Wesleyan University - Visiting Assistant Professor, Archaeology Program (Applications due by 10 June) (Zoom Interviews Scheduled)

Wesleyan University’s Archaeology Program invites applications for a one year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeological Science with a focus on Ancient Technologies or Archaeological Materials, to begin September 1, 2024. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable for a second year based on performance.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in the study of archaeological materials, including analytical methods and theoretical frameworks, whose research demonstrates the ways in which technological study of artifacts can offer insights into the communities, economies, and ecologies which produced them. The region and area of specialization is open; it may include metals, ceramics, glass, lithics, or any other material substrate. Candidates should be teacher-scholars able to blend creative and innovative pedagogy with rigorous methodological approaches to the interpretation of material remains. Strongest preference will be given to candidates with experience in experimental archaeology, and whose research and teaching address how archaeological evidence plays a part in current conversations about sustainability, ethnicity, inequity, environmental justice, or cultural property.

The candidate would be expected to teach survey courses with broad appeal such as a history of ancient technology, technological responses to climate change in antiquity, or a general introduction to archaeological science, as well as more narrowly focused lab or seminar courses in experimental archaeology and/or analytical methods in their area of specialization.

The teaching load is 3/2, in person on Wesleyan’s campus. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college, with a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, that values both scholarship and teaching very highly.

A complete application includes a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately; applications completed by June 10 will receive full consideration. Please contact kbirney@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Applied x3

Request for Zoom interview x2

Royal Ontario Museum - Vettoretto Curator of North American Archaeology (open until filled/applicant review in process)

The Vettoretto Curator of North American Archaeology (Curator) will lead a collaborative approach to stewarding ROM’s North American, and especially Ontario, archaeology collection, creating exhibitions and presenting programs with Indigenous communities and for broad audiences, as well as undertaking research aligned with museum priorities. Leading the repatriation of Indigenous ancestral belongings through deep engagement with relevant communities, in close partnership with the Hatch Curator of Indigenous Art and Culture, along with the Indigenous Interpretive Planner and Indigenous Museum Educator, the position reports to the Co-Chief Curator, Art and Culture, and will be a key voice in rethinking colonial patterns of practice and centering Indigenous perspectives. An accomplished researcher, the Curator of North American Archaeology will propose and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and interpret ROM’s North American archaeology collection in collaboration with communities through inclusive, transdisciplinary thinking, digital practices, and innovation.

The Curator develops and cares for ROM’s Archaeological collection with a focus on North American cultural materials representing over 13,000 years of human history. The collection includes human remains, and continuing the appropriate return to communities is a top priority of the curatorship. The position will also collaborate with ROM’s Learning Department and Indigenous Museum Educators to develop indigenous-centered educational and outreach programming, including supporting the Ontario curriculum in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies. The Curator will explore questions relevant to Canadian archaeology and throughout the contemporary world and will model inclusive interpretation of collections by a community of voices and viewpoints, acknowledging ROM as a forum rather than a sole authority.

---: This might be a scam! Artsconsulting website seems very shady, as does the email address, and this job ad IS NOT posted on the museum's career website!!! Additionally, there was a similar ad by this company almost two years ago for the exact same position, which ALSO wasnt posted on the ROM career's site. I strongly suggest removing this posting.

---- Hm, yeah, I don't see it on ROM's site either (and their current job ads use a different third party website). It did make it to the SAA job site.

Current Users

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I'm on the market 18
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DISCUSSION, RUMORS, SPECULATION

Fewer Jobs

- Am I alone in thinking there seem to be fewer jobs than there were this time last year?

-- sure feels that way.. =(

--- I felt that way about 2022 compared to 2021 as well. I also feel like a lot of the jobs in the past few years with a regional specification (e.g. "The Americas"; "Global South" etc.) definitely have a more specific, unstated preference which ultimately only manifests in the shortlist/finalists and therefore wastes the time of the other applicants whose only hope is to be much stronger in terms of their CV in order to override that unstated regional preference. I wish they could just be more upfront about the specific person they want rather than be scared that a specific job ad will result in too few applicants (which will almost never happen).

-Well I applied to 20 jobs, got 3 Zoom interviews, and no campus visits... Still I'm waiting to hear from a couple of places, but wish me luck for next year! Wish you all the best in this job market season! Happy holidays to all of you!

SUNY-New Paltz

- Did anyone else apply to the SUNY-New Paltz tt job? Any word?

- re: SUNY New Paltz, I applied. No word there yet. The posting was so short and not overly publicized that it feels a bit like a potential internal / pre-determined hire but who knows

- also Re; SUNY New Paltz - I applied also with no word yet. Just speculation but while the ad said "open subfield", I wondered if they had a preference. They have a very small department and it looks like 2 of 4 of the full time faculty are archaeologists, so they might be prioritizing socio-cultural or bioanth apps. But for whatever reason the other anthro wikis are way less active this year and it looks like the New Paltz position wasn't added to any others, so it's hard to know if ppl from other subfields have heard back.

-- I had a campus visit to SUNY New Paltz earlier this week. I am a cultural anthropologist.

UW Madison Zoom Interviews

- Fascinating to see that UW Madison isn't doing campus visits for their search. I believe that's the first time I've seen that for a TT job outside of peak pandemic. Do folks think this is a one-off, or a new trend in academic hiring?