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Welcome to the Archaeology Academic Jobs Wiki for 2024-2025.

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See also Anthropology 2024-2025, Classics 2024-2025, Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2024-2025

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

University of Wyoming - Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Review begins September 15)[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2025. We seek a scholar specializing in the archaeology of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and/or Great Basin with a demonstrated record of theoretically informed, problem-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research. The successful candidate will be capable of mentoring graduate and undergraduate student research. They will also show evidence of teaching effectiveness and grantsmanship, a record of publication, and a field or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation. Expected teaching includes courses in regional archaeology, an archaeological field school, as well as introductory and upper division courses in the areas of the candidate’s research expertise.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Doctorate degree in Anthropology related field by date of appointment. Specialization in the archaeology of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and/or Great Basin. Demonstrated record of theoretically informed, problem-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research. Demonstrated record of grantsmanship. Demonstrated record of publication. A field- and/or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Ability to collaborate with Indigenous communities and various public entities. Ability to work across disciplinary boundaries with geologists, botanists, ecologists, and/or climate scientists. Professional experience in Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Ability to teach courses in regional archaeology. Ability to teach archaeological field school. Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology.

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De Anza College - Instructor, Anthropology (Review begins September 30)[]

Under the direction of the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities Division, the instructor will teach Anthropology courses to a diverse student population at a college committed to student equity.  The instructor will be expected to teach a wide spectrum of topics in the discipline in which they have direct experience as well as the four broad subfields in the discipline.  The primary responsibility of an Anthropology Instructor is to teach a variety of college-level courses in multiple fields that fulfill either general education requirements, or an Associate of Arts degree in Anthropology. The instructor will be responsible for leading and providing community-based activities, internship, service learning and/or other student opportunities in field research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. 2. Master's degree in anthropology or archaeology OR Bachelor's in either anthropology or archaeology AND Master's in sociology, biological sciences, forensic sciences, genetics or paleontology OR the equivalent.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specialization in the form of academic preparation and/or professional experience in one or more of the following: 1. Archaeology and/or Applied Anthropology. 2. Experience, knowledge, ability and enthusiasm to teach a broad repertoire of lower division transfer courses in multiple fields of anthropology, including Intro to Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Physical Anthropology Lab. 3. Experience leading, advising, mentoring and providing community-based activities, internship, service learning and/or other student opportunities in field research. 4. Successful experience teaching students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds at a community college. 5. Experience teaching anthropology courses online and deploying other emergent pedagogical modalities and tools. 6. Ability to use various teaching methods that a) engage students in their own learning, including outcomes that motivate students to develop higher-order thinking skills, and b) ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress. 7. Initiative and ability to develop courses, degrees and certificate programs. 8. Commitment to the mission of the community college and its philosophy of education. 9. Demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in working cooperatively with colleagues in multiple departments and in serving on college committees in a shared governance organization.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year

Texas State University - Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology (Application evaluation begins October 1)[]

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a new tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in historical archaeology with an emphasis in the archaeology of Spanish colonialism or the African Diaspora in the Americas or Caribbean, to begin Fall 2025. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, M.A. in anthropology, and Ph.D. in applied anthropology.

Position responsibilities: 1) Teach introductory and advanced classes in archaeology, historical archaeology and applied archaeology in all degree programs, as assigned. 2) Provide practical training for undergraduate and graduate students. 3) Maintain an externally funded, active research program that results in peer-reviewed publications. 4) Mentor undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. students. 5) Contribute to service activities in the department, college, and university.

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

Francis Marion University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Archaeology or Historical Archaeology. Applicants whose sub fields complement the Department’s existing offerings, who have experience teaching, and who have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment are preferred. ABDs with some teaching experience will receive consideration.

This position will include significant opportunities for field research and community engagement in archaeology/ historical archeology. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced classes in archaeology, historical archaeology, and applied archaeology, as well as required courses that complement our faculty in History, Public History, and Anthropology. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will engage in archaeological field studies. We offer an exciting opportunity for a research archaeologist, with projects focusing on Southeastern United States, as well as the wealth of sites in South Carolina associated with the Revolutionary War career of the University’s namesake, General Francis Marion.

Duties will also 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 community. There are opportunities to teach additional courses during the summer. Internal funding for travel, research, and summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis.

Proposed Start Dates: January 2025 or Fall 2025

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