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Aarhus University (DEN) - Nov. 1 - REVIEW BEGUN[]

The Department of Culture and Society Archaeology, invites applications for either an assistant professorship or an associate professorship in prehistoric archaeology.

In case of an assistant professorship, the position is a three-year training position. An associate professorship will be advertised in the field covered by the position in continuation of the assistant professorship. In case of an associate professorship, the position is a permanent full-time position.

The position is available from 1 January 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position: The position is affiliated with the Prehistoric Archaeology Programme, which, together with Moesgård Museum, has established a strong research environment. In the light of the interdisciplinary environment and the unique university and museum facilities, we are looking for an assistant/associate professor who is prepared to participate in and develop the many possibilities within Aarhus University's core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

Research: The successful applicant will be expected to have ambitious and visionary research goals that can result in international projects and excellent research in the subject-related disciplines and topics. A research interest in the Neolithic Period in Northern Europe would be an advantage, but not a prerequisite. Emphasis is also placed on interdisciplinary collaboration and participation in collective research projects. For further information about the research field at Aarhus University, please visit this website.

Education: The successful applicant will be expected to teach and guide at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in archaeology. In addition, applicants should be prepared to teach courses in the broader field of cultural history, including the Neolithic Period, as well as courses on the theory and methodology of archaeology.

Knowledge exchange: Applicants should document interest in and preferably experience with knowledge exchange with society in these fields.

Talent development: In case of an associate professorship, the successful applicant is expected to undertake supervision of PhD students and to contribute to the development and implementation of PhD courses within the field. In case of an assistant professorship, the successful applicant is expected to develop supervisory skills during the period of employment as an assistant professor.

For more information on the position, please contact Degree Programme Director, Associate Professor Mette Svart Kristiansen, or tel. +45 87 16 20 84.

Qualification requirements: Applicants for the assistant professorship must have a doctoral degree in prehistoric archaeology or equivalent degree. Applicants for the assistant professorship must also have teaching experience corresponding at least to the experience gained during a PhD degree programme. Applicants for the associate professorship must have scholarly qualifications at an international level and teaching qualifications equivalent to those acquired in an assistant professorship.

Applicants for the associate professorship must be able to document: - a clear, methodical and theoretical international research profile - important research findings within the field of prehistoric archaeology - experience with and visionary approaches to the development of archaeology and the field’s interaction with other research fields at Aarhus University - participation in national and international research networks - experience with or an interest in communication and knowledge exchange - extensive teaching and supervision experience, including experience with innovative teaching methods, such as involvement of students, IT-based courses and teaching development.

Documented research experience in the Neolithic Period in Northern Europe would be an advantage, but not a prerequisite.

Applicants for the assistant professorship must be able to document experience with or an interest in the above fields at PhD level.

As part of our research and teaching team, the successful applicant is expected to contribute to local development and to contribute to the academic environment both internally within the department and in collaboration with the rest of Aarhus University. Participation in the daily life of the programme is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and to our students.

If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

It should be clearly indicated whether the application is for the assistant professorship or the associate professorship.

The application must be uploaded in English. For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR partner Louise Søndergaard, e-mail

  • Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by 1 November 2013. Please apply online here.
  • Email acknowledgement of received materials (10/31)
  • Email confirming committee members have been assembled and are at work.  34 applications received. (7 Jan)
  • Anyword?
  • I asked for an update and the search administrator said she anticipates the decision to take 3-4 months (from early Jan.).
  • Why it's taking so long (from the Applicant Guide):
    • 3.The assessment process
      • The assessment of the applicant's scholarly qualifications is performed by an assessment committee of experts, the majority of whom are not affiliated with Aarhus University. Applicants are informed of the membership of the committee.
      • The assessment committee is charged with producing an assessment report on each applicant which states whether or not the applicant is qualified for the position in question. In the interests of transparency, a copy of the assessment report is sent to each applicant electronically. The assessment process is normally completed within six months of the application deadline.
    • 4. Selection of the candidate
      • On the basis of the assessment committee's work and a general evaluation of the candidate, which may involve soliciting references, interviews and a trial lecture, the dean determines which qualified applicant is to be offered the position. The dean may also decide not to fill the position even in the event that there are qualified applicants.
      • All applicants are informed of the result of the application process electronically, including the applicant to be offered a position. "
  • Email acknowledgement of completion of "Assessment," deemed "Qualified." (6/3) (x2)

Arkansas Tech University (AR) - Jan. 3 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED[]

Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, beginning mid-August 2014. PhD and teaching experience preferred; ABD required. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in archaeology and/or biological anthropology and whose work focuses on the southeastern U.S., although other areas of topical and geographical expertise will be considered. As part of a growing minor in Anthropology, the successful candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Anthropology and upper division courses in his/her area of specialization. In consultation with other faculty, the successful candidate will contribute to building a regionally-focused interdisciplinary Associates Degree in Ozark-Ouachita Studies. Arkansas Tech University is a mid-sized liberal arts University emphasizing teaching and undergraduate education.

  • Closing date is January 3, 2014.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Dr. W. Daniel Martin, Chair, Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Arkansas Tech University, 407 West Q Street, Russellville, AR 72801. Applications may also be sent via email to Dr. Martin at Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. AA/EOE
  • Phone Interview Scheduled (1/24)
  • On-campus interviews this week (2/24)

Binghamton University (NY) - Nov. - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

About Binghamton University: Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.

Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.

Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.

Job Description: Assistant Professor, Greek and/or Roman Archaeology

Binghamton University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES), beginning fall 2014. We are seeking an archaeologist whose research centers on the ancient Greek and/or Roman worlds broadly defined. Specialization within those parameters is open, but should offer innovative perspectives on material and visual culture, an emerging focus of interdisciplinary study at Binghamton University. An active field research program is desirable, as is an interest in enriching the experiences of undergraduates through study-abroad or participation in archaeological fieldwork.

Candidates should expect to offer courses relating to the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. That will include offerings in archaeological methods and theory as well as in the successful candidate's area of expertise. Teaching should complement current culture-civilization offerings in Classics within CNES; some courses will count toward the undergraduate major in History. Candidates should also expect to contribute to language sequences in Latin and/or ancient Greek. The teaching load in CNES is five courses per academic year (2/3 or 3/2). This position has been approved for funding by the University administration as an affiliated position for Materials and Visual Worlds, one of five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) that Binghamton University has identified for growth under the auspices of its SUNY2020 plan. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of this TAE as an area of intensive research and teaching. The search committee will include members of the Material and Visual Worlds steering committee. For more information on the TAEs, go to

Requirements:  The successful candidate must have the PhD or its equivalent in hand by the start of the appointment.

Additional Information:  It is the policy of the Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.*Application Instructions:  Submit cover letter, CV, ca. twenty-page writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations, faculty observations, teaching philosophy) electronically (standard formats, e.g., Word doc, PDF) via Interview Exchange. Arrange also to have sent electronically three letters of recommendation to: Andrew Scholtz, Search Committee Chair, c/o Margaret Dwyer, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (

  • Preliminary interviews will be held for select candidates at the January 2014 AIA/APA Joint Meetings in Chicago: alternate arrangements will be made for semifinalists not in attendance. All materials must be received by November 2013. Expect electronic acknowledgment of receipt. 
  • LINK
  • Any news on AIA/APA interviews?
  • Interviews were scheduled in early December I understand.

Boise State University (ID) - Dec. 1 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

Assistant Professor - Department of Anthropology - Search # SS-0021-13

Boise State University, p0wered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of Assistant Professor.

We seek a prehistoric archaeologist for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in August 2014.

You will have the opportunity to: ·contribute to the department's commitment to the study of human behavior from an evolutionary and ecological perspective. ·Teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses, as well as methods and core graduate classes within your area of specialization. ·advise graduate and undergraduate students. ·maintain an active research program. At a minimum you should have: A Ph.D. in hand is required by time employment begins.

Preferentially, you will have: ·expertise in human behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, foraging theory/foraging economics, zooarchaeology and ethnoarchaeology. ·strong quantitative skills, a solid record of fieldwork and publications. ·Preference will be given those candidates with external grant experience. ·Geographic area of specialization is open though Western North America is preferred.

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: .

  • [See update below]  If you are interested in this position: Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information. Required documents should be emailed to:
  • Review of documents will begin immediately and will continue until finalist are identified. About the University: About the City of Boise: About the Department: [posted at on 10/11/13]
  • Another version of the ad is up now on the SAA website-- applications are due via Interfolio by Dec. 1.  The materials they're requesting have also changed slightly (they're also requesting an unspecified number of sample publications).
  • I think it is lousy form to use a private service that requires the applicant to pay a fee in order to apply to a public institution.
    • You mean like paying the U.S. Postal Service to deliver an application to a public institution?
    • I just submitted, and it went through as a "free delivery". (I'll update here if it turns out otherwise) x3
  • Campus interviews are being scheduled for February (as of late December)
  • Does this mean that phone interviews have already been held?
    • They don't seem to have done phone interviews.  As far as I know they didn't contact references yet, either.
  • Wow, there are some qualified VAPs there but this still seems really fast.
  • Received kinda nice but generic rejection email 03/05.

Carleton College (MN) - Oct. 15 - AIA/APA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Languages, beginning September 1, 2014. More advanced candidates will only be considered under exceptional circumstances. We are seeking a broadly trained archaeologist with an active field research program that can incorporate undergraduate students. Experience or interest in the liberal arts college environment is essential.

The successful candidate will contribute to both a well-established interdisciplinary Archaeology program and the Classics major. In Archaeology, teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses in archaeological methods and theory as well as elective courses in the successful candidate’s area and topical specialties. The ability to teach a course on archaeological methods with laboratory and/or field components is essential. Technical expertise (GIS/spatial analysis, remote sensing, materials science, etc.) that can strengthen and complement existing expertise on campus is a plus. In Classics, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the language sequences in Latin and Greek as well as courses in translation that complement current offerings in the department. The teaching load is 5 courses spread over Carleton’s 3-term academic year.

  • Application Documents: To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at to complete the online application, including a letter of application addressing relevant educational and teaching experience, c.v., graduate transcript (need not be official), and contact information for three letters of reference. The cover letter should speak to the candidate’s interest in teaching at a highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse student body. The deadline for receipt of all materials, including letters, is October 15th. If you have questions, please contact Professor Chico Zimmerman at Applications will be reviewed with the intention of interviewing potential candidates at the 2014 APA/AIA meeting in Chicago.
  • REQUESTED AIA/APA interview 11/26 (X1)

Christian Albrechts University (GER) - Sep. 13 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

Professorship (W2) in "Ancient Socio-Environmental Modelling"

Kiel University seeks to appoint more women to professorships.

The Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes at Kiel University (CAU) invites applications for the position of: Professorship (W2) in "Ancient Socio-Environmental Modelling" The appointment is initially for five years with tenure track.

The Graduate School ( is funded in the framework of the German Excellence Initiative and will be transferred into the Johanna Mestorf Academy as a permanent interdisciplinary structure at CAU. This interfaculty, multidisciplinary institution investigates the interplay between the environment, social relationships, population dynamics, material culture, and human perceptions of socio-environmental change. Mathematical modelling is of great importance in this context, as it permits the simulation of scenarios and validation of conceptual models of the complex interactive processes responsible for the transformation of landscape and of societal systems. Recruiting is carried out jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. The successful applicant will be appointed to one of the faculties depending on his or her field of specialization.

The successful candidate has outstanding expertise in mathematical modelling, preferably of ancient and prehistoric societies. Models may come from a variety of theoretical disciplines such as economic theory, evolutionary game theory or agent based modelling. Experience in securing external grants will be viewed favorably. Teaching will be in the areas of archaeology, economics and social sciences, or geography.

Applicants must have the necessary formal qualifications as set out in § 61 and § 63 Abs.1 of the University Law of Schleswig-Holstein. For more information see under "Berufungsverfahren".

The University strongly encourages women with appropriate qualifications to apply for the position. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference. The University also supports the employment of disabled persons. Persons with disabilities will, with appropriate qualification and aptitudes, be given preference.

  • Please send applications (including CV, list of publications and teaching experience, copies of academic certificates, private and workplace addresses and phone numbers, and e-mail address) both by regular mail and by e-mail no later than September 13, 2013 to: Dekan der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstraße 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany, (

Costal Carolina University (SC) - Jan. 10 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Department of History at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an advanced assistant or associate professor of historical archaeology to serve as the James L. Michie Endowed Professor of Archaeology. Candidates eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be allowed a compressed tenure process.

The ideal candidate will hold an earned doctorate in archaeology or related discipline, university teaching experience, and a record of program development and scholarly engagement commensurate with the demands of an endowed position.

The Michie Professor will teach four or five courses per year (depending on enrollments) and have access to the Michie Endowment. The endowment provides c. $15,000 per year in research funds, the actual amount dependent on market performance. The Michie Professor will be expected to develop archaeological programming centered on the southeastern United States, with special emphasis on the study of regional sites, establishing university/private sector partnerships in commercial archeology, and collaboration in the community. Through a memorandum of understanding, the Michie Professor will have limited responsibilities as Archaeologist-in-Residence at Brookgreen Gardens. In addition to being an excellent teacher, the successful candidate is expected to produce significant peer-reviewed scholarship, support student research, organize regional field schools, and develop the archaeology curriculum at Coastal Carolina University. We are especially interested in candidates who can fill a public role, representing the university in the community and coordinating regional cultural resources in order to promote the study of archaeology. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,400 students from 45 states and 56 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

  • Applicants must apply online at A complete set of application materials must include an online application; a letter of application describing the candidate's research, scholarly agenda, and teaching experience; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae listing at least three (3) references with contact information; and three (3) letters of recommendation. Completed applications are due by January 10, 2014. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquires about the position should be directed to Professor Arne Flaten, Search Committee Chair, Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer. The ideal candidate will hold an earned doctorate in archaeology or related discipline.
  • This position is actually for an UNTENURED faculty member at the advanced Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor level (so I've moved it into this category in the wiki). Do not hesitate to apply if you are currently in an untenured position or visiting/adjunct. CCU is specifically seeking someone able/willing to do locally-engaged historical archaeology.
  • Received a nicely worded rejection letter via snail mail. (1/21) x1
  • Does anyone know anything new about this position? I have not received anything from the them (rejection or otherwise) and I am a bit confused. (3/28)
  • Offer made. (3/30)

Colorado Mesa University (CO) - Mar. 1 - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

Assistant Professor of Archaeology

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Archaeology. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Anthropology, North American Archaeology, Southwest Archaeology, and a field methods course/lab in the region of western Colorado as well as courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will also develop additional courses for the program. In addition to demonstrating excellence in teaching, faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, advising, and service. Research specialization is open, but candidates are encouraged to discuss in their letter how their research will complement the Archaeology program at CMU. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A Ph.D. in Archaeology/Physical Anthropology required; ABD with documentation of successful completion by August 1, 2014 may be considered. Specialty in North American Archaeology required; a specialty relating to the western slope of Colorado is preferred. College-level teaching experience, interest or experience in online teaching and interest or experience in heritage management is highly desirable. Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education. 

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure-track appointment. Appointment begins August 2014.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by March 1, 2014.

APPLICATION: Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current curriculum vitae, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), three letters of recommendation with contact information, and the following completed forms:

• Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check • Background Investigation and Disclosure Authorization • Voluntary Affirmative Action form • Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript

Mail to:
Archaeology Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • Email notification that application materials were received and are complete (02/28) x3
  • phone interview scheduled for next week (03/13) (x2)
  • phone interview scheduled for next week (03/14)
  • campus inteview scheduled for mid-April (04/02)

Duke University (NC) - Nov. 22 (refs. by Dec. 2) - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Classical Archaeology at the rank of assistant or associate professor, to begin in August 2014.  Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of application. We are especially interested in candidates with fieldwork experience that informs their research, and who engage with material culture in its contexts. Area of specialization is open, but should complement and not duplicate existing expertise in the department and its affiliates, including the Duke-UNC Consortium for Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. The successful candidate will contribute to our Classical Studies graduate and undergraduate teaching in ancient history, and in other courses in classical studies, ancient language, and literature as appropriate. Letters of application, and curriculum vitae must be received by November 22, 2013 to be guaranteed full consideration, and three letters of reference must be received by the deadline of Dec. 2, 2013.  Applications should be submitted via  Questions may be directed to Professor Mary T. Boatwright, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee (, Department of Classical Studies, Box 90103, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0103.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the APA/AIA annual meeting in Chicago, January 2-5, 2014.

Duke University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

  • rec'd rejection email (12/19)

Ghent University (BEL) - Feb. 3 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

Professor (FT) in the rank of Lecturer Archaeology of the Near East
The Faculty of Arts & Philosophy invites applications for the full-time position of professor in the rank of Lecturer (Tenure Track system) in the Department of Archaeology, taking effect on October 1, 2014. Responsibilities will include academic teaching, research and service in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, from the Neolithic to the beginnings of Islam
On the day of application, candidates are required to hold a PhD with a doctoral thesis (or equivalent thereof) in Archaeology; candidates are required to have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on the day of commencement; candidates are required to have research experience in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology (from the Euphrates to the Indus, from the Caucasus to North-Eastern and South-Eastern Arabia), as is evident from fieldwork, contributions to international conferences and publications in books and/or peer reviewed journals; candidates should be able to teach courses in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology; teaching experience will be considered an asset; candidates are required to possess the necessary didactic, organizational and communicative skills for teaching in an academic context; an international ‘profile' gained, for instance, through participation in research programmes at institutions other than one's own, will be considered an asset; expertise and experience in research into material culture, sites, or landscapes, will be considered an asset; a willingness to organize fieldwork and the ability to obtain the requisite funding will be considered an asset.

The candidates are required to submit: an outline (max. 1500 words) explaining their views on research, teaching and administrative duties in relation to this vacancy; the required transcripts (copies of degrees).

Selection procedure: candidates will be short-listed on the basis of their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and the outline; short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview and required to teach a short class, on the basis of both of which the final selection will be made.

A full-time position at the entry level of Assistant Professor entails a five-year temporary appointment in a Tenure Track system. If the university board positively evaluates the performance of the person involved, the position may lead to a permanent position as Associate Professor. The University Board has the possibility to change the appointment into a tenured position, either immediately or in due course, based upon similar academic performances in another university of research institution.

Applicants should measure up to the language proficiency as mentioned in article 91novies of the decree concerning the restructuring of higher education in Flanders. The administrative and teaching language used at Ghent University is Dutch, but in case one doesn’t speak Dutch, it is also possible to apply. In accordance with the decree, in case the candidate has an education  assignment, one should have proficiency in the language in which one teaches. This means that the candidate needs to have proficiency on an ERKlevel (European Reference for languages) C1. Even if a candidate with an education assignment, isn’t teaching a training component in Dutch, one should have proficiency in the Dutch language on an ERK-level B2. One should meet the requirements within 3 years after the recruitment or appointment.

For further information about this vacancy and about the way it fits into the department’s strategy, applicants are welcome to contact prof. Jean Bourgeois, Head of Department (tel +32 (0)9 331 01 52 or +32 (0)9 331 01 57)

At the Ghent University, the possibility of promotion in the rank of Assistant Professor is linked to the timely achievement of predefined personalized goals.
How to apply

Applications should be sent no later than February 3, 2014 by email to with the application letter, standard application form for Professoral Staff, and required transcripts (copies of degrees) attached

Please merge all the documents into one file.

Candidates will receive an email confirming receipt of application. The application forms for Autonomous Academic Staff (“ZAP”) are available through the following link:

Indiana University Bloomington (IN) - Mar. 20 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

Curator of Collections, Glenn Black Lab of Archaeology

Job Summary: Curates the archaeological collections of the Lab; provides access to the Lab's collections to IU faculty, staff and students; responds to public inquiries and promotes collections research at GBL. Manages and preserves archaeological materials and documents; conducts, publishes and enhances research on GBL collections; oversees contracts with government agencies and private firms; ensures compliance with government regulations; applies for collection preservation and digitization grants; develops and facilitates educational programming, website enhancements and exhibits; presents and publishes work related to GBL collections; manages support staff and advises student academic appointees; serves on internal and external committees.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Master's degree and two years of experience in museum collections management and development, archaeological laboratory collections management or archaeological curation.

Must have broad knowledge of archaeological materials and expert knowledge in archaeology of the American Midwest; must be experienced and familiar with archaeological survey excavation and remote sensing; must have expertise in database development and use; must be up-to-date on Federal and State laws and guidelines; must be able to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders from the general public to university students, faculty, and administrators. Must have working knowledge of general office equipment and Microsoft Office software, including Access. Past Perfect, Filemaker and ArcGIS experience helpful.

Preferred: PhD in Anthropology with Archaeology focus, or Masters in Anthropology/Archaeology AND a Masters in Museum Studies.

Other information: The Glenn Black Laboratory (GBL) of Archaeology is a well-known resource for the study and interpretation of the past peoples of Indiana and the Midwest. Research in field archaeology couples with laboratory analysis and historic archival research to answer questions about history, ways of life, food and shelter, technology and art, belief and ritual, and interaction in the past. GBL collections comprise library and archives related to archaeology and ethno-history along with artifacts and samples from archaeological sites. Applications accepted until March 20, 2014, or until position is filled.

  • Job# 10427
  • I question whether or not this is considered an academic position, since it mentions nothing about tenure, teaching, or academic research.  Perhaps we should make a new category for Epi-academic jobs?
  • "publishes and enhances research on GBL collections" would seem to qualify as mentioning research.  Is using collections in research somehow non-academic in your definition?  It involves working with and training students at a university.  But if you think it is beneath "academic" then by all means, don't apply.  Perhaps there should be more jobs like this on this board since there are so few t-t openings relative to the inordinate number of PhDs created. 
  • I agree that this should be here.  I've seen probably a dozen or so jobs like this, but didn't post them.  It is academic in the sense of research, but looking at all the other tenure-track jobs in this category, it is the one that stands out as different by not involving teaching nor tenure, thus my suggestion that it should be here, but we should make a new category and then others might be comfortable adding other jobs the rest of the users hadn't considered.  This isn't a tenure-track position, so should not be in the tenure-track category.  That was my point.  I have no problem with it being on the Wiki and I am applying to these epi-jobs, too.  If you feel so strongly, start a new category and I'll help you fill it with job ads.
  • I also think it would be useful to have someplace to list these kinds of jobs.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this??? I guess I should just email or call them.
  • Not heard anything. End of semester, maybe busy.  Depending on number of applications, that's a lot to go over in your spare time in one month, though I too am getting anxious.
  • Still nothing, anyone else heard?
  • I heard secondhand several weeks ago that interviews had been scheduled, but I can't verify that.  My understanding was that this search was supposed to be more or less wrapped up by now, so I would be surprised if the position wasn't already "filled" at this point.  I applied and didn't hear anything - no acknowledgement of my application, etc.
  • Never heard anything after email the director and being told they hadn't really started a month after the deadline. No rumors heard here, but expect things wrapped up by now.

Lake Forest College (IL) - Oct. 25 - AAA Interviews[]

Lake Forest College Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2014. The ideal candidate will focus on material culture or specialize in historical archaeology or ethnoarchaeology. Applicants should be willing to help build a program in archaeology and should be prepared to teach a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology, within an interdisciplinary department. Regional specialty is open. Demonstrated classroom teaching excellence is expected. PhD required. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a growing department of more than 75 majors. The department will comprise 3 sociologists and 2 anthropologists committed to the comparative analysis of human societies.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,500 students from over 47 states and 78 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and other members of historically underrepresented groups.

  • Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and evaluations, and graduate school transcripts to Letters of application should address teaching experience and philosophy, as well as the candidate’s professional goals in a national liberal arts college which stresses both teaching excellence and continuing scholarship. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed to the same address under separate cover. Materials should be addressed to Professor David Boden, Search Committee Chair. Completed applications must be received by October 15, 2013 to receive full consideration for an interview at the AAA meetings in Chicago.
  • Received confirmation of application receipt via email (10/14/13)
  • According to the Chronicle survey, average pay for assistant professors here is 57,000 ... doesn't that seem, well, low, for a Chicago suburb where median individual income is $77K (per Wikipedia)? Anyone know anything about this institution?
    • I certainly got into this job for the earning potential.  I'm with you.  Let's not apply.  Sorry, that was snarky, but I stand by it.  It seems that most starting positions range from $40-55K, so this doesn't seem that out of step to me.  The $77K figure is related to the relatively well-to-do nature of the area surrounding LFC.  Yes it is a city and expensive.  Yes institutions can probably low-ball us (I interviewed for a VAP paying $24k) because of the few jobs and many applicants.  Right now they have us over the barrel.  My sister-in-law went here and loved it (anecdotal, I know).
    • I thought that was a legit, open-ended question, and your answer confirms my feeling that we should be aware of, and perhaps leery of, lowballing institutions. A TT position is expected to do service, both to the institution and the community, but if we realistically couldn't live in the community, there seems to be a fundamental flaw somewhere. Anonymous Internet snark-shade to the tune of "move along, prole" doesn't seem very helpful. And yes, I've applied, and yes, I wrote the first question.
    • US Average income is $55k. My point is that income should only be a part of the calculus in any potential job.  This is a small liberal arts teaching position, not top-ranked research or ivy.  $50k seems reasonable to me, not low, even in Chicago.  Rural schools are often in the $40s.  You wouldn't have the biggest house on the block, but you could certainly live near Lake Forest.  Zillow shows plenty of houses in the 100-200k range.  I think abnormally low salaries are a red flag, sure, but this doesn't seem to be abnormally low.  My comment was not helpful, but I don't think comparing a professorship to median income in a pretty wealthy suburb helps either.
    • 55,000/9=6,111.11, 6,111.11*12=73,333.33
    • Anthropology programs are definitely not at the mean or above on these rankings. I had a job where the avg pay was listed much higher than what I got paid. I imagine this school is definitely in the 40s, maybe very low 50s. Honestly, like I said, anthropologists get paid poorly, even at some very prestigious places with PhD programs. I know someone who started at a southern school with an ivy league rep, and she makes 56 K a year. Chicago is far less expensive that Boston, San Fran, NYC, and many other places. You can still get decent 1-2 bedroom places between 800-1200 a month in cool neighborhoods. The food and drink is no more than elsewhere. Plus, Chi-town is a cool place to be in general. This sounds like a cool job, but it is probably a 4:4. But if your into teaching, and the rate your teaching more than your pubs, it would be a god job.
    • Be sure you are aware that some schools use the CUPA data for salaries, not the AAUP survey (which I believe is what the Chronicle of Higher Ed uses). CUPA averages can be a little lower. I realize you just want to get an interview first, but thinking about how to best negotiate starting salaries isn't a bad thing. Just landing a job is great. But don't stop there. Your starting base salary dictates all other raises you receive. So, when you start out low, it shapes where you go salarywise. If that matters to you, do your best to get paid as much as you can. Assembling good data on current salaries at the institution (not just average, but range) is helpful. I was first offered 55k at my position. I argued for 60k based on AAUP and what others were getting paid, and they went for 59k (which by the way is the average at my institution). They did low ball me, and part of their argument was the low cost of living. I had to make a case for getting paid the average! If it's expensive to live around the institution, that should be an argument you can make for more pay. You are limited somewhat if the institution cares about salary compression. Just know that if you make it to an offer, negotiation is necesary, and expected. But also know that most of us don't make that much money. Just some food for thought that I hope helps.
    • The community college 20 minutes up the street from Lake Forest College starts their Ph.D. faculty at 61K, has salary increases each year, a scale that tops out around 120K and just has a three year tenure process. Just saying. The real worry about a position in Illinois is the soon-to-collapse state pension system. You can expect to put in 3% more per paycheck in the near future, further depressing your take home pay. Proposals being floated currently include making new employees under 40 work until they are 72. I realize people don't have many options these days but, if you did, I'd be wary of Illinois.
  • Looks like the ad was changed. On the AAA website it now mentions everything needs to be in by October 25th and mentions a different email address: "Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and evaluations, and graduate school transcripts to Letters of application should address teaching experience and philosophy, as well as the candidate’s professional goals in a national liberal arts college which stresses both teaching excellence and continuing scholarship. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed to the same address under separate cover. Materials should be addressed to Professor David Boden, Search Committee Chair. Completed applications must be received by October 25, 2013 to receive full consideration for an interview at the AAA meetings in Chicago."
  • That's good (the new email address).  My referees had their letters bounced using the other email address. 
  • Incidentally, that Lake Forest site still says October 15th (as of 10-12-13).
    • The Lake Forest website still has Oct. 15 as the due date, but it also has the NEW email address. Both the SAA website and the AAA website have the new email and the new date. Did someone at Lake Forest simply forget to change that one piece of info on their own website? Maybe- but it's better to be safe than sorry. Funny- if any of us made this kind of mistake on our cover letter or CV, our application would get tossed in the garbage immediately.
  • AAA Interview requested (11/14) (x3)
  • Had interview.  The interviewers were very nice and it seems like a great dept.  Good luck, everyone!
  • Any word on this??
    • Had a phone interview. They said they were going to decide before the holidays and do campus interviews in February. Haven't heard anything by 1/27, so figure I didn't make the cut. (x2)
  • There are three historical archaeology talks listed on their online calendar for February and March, so I think it's a safe bet that they really have moved on to their top three for campus interviews (2/24)

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - Nov. 15 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

Department of Classics and Archaeology is offering a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level for an archaeologist, to begin in the fall of 2014. Duties include a 3-3 teaching load, expectations for scholarly publication, and participation in university service. In addition to teaching traditional courses in the field of Archaeology, candidates may browse current listings at The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop courses for the new University Core Curriculum. Specialty is open, but expertise in the Near East, esp. Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Levant, and its relation to Greece and Rome is essential. Candidates should have facility with at least two ancient languages, either classical or Near Eastern; the ability to teach at least one, e.g., Hebrew or Egyptian hieroglyphics, is desirable. Archaeological field experience in the Near East or Mediterranean areas is desirable but not necessary. The department possesses an extensive museum and laboratory; a sample may be browsed at The department manages an extensive archaeological library of over 20,000 volumes, and the candidate should be involved with this collection, to assist in its maintenance and growth.

  • Interviews will be conducted at the APA/AIA Joint Meetings in Chicago. Applications should include a cover letter, the candidate's CV, a representative writing sample, not to exceed ca. 25 pages, and three letters of reference. All materials must be received by November 15, 2013 and should be sent to: Prof. Matthew Dillon, Chair Department of Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 3700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
  • any news?
  • anyone heard about interviews yet?
  • AIA interview requested 12/23 via email (according to Classics wiki) (+1)
  • very nice post-interview rejection email (1/21)
  • Campus visits occurring 1/31 - 2/14

McMaster University (ON) - Nov. 29 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Anthropology seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in archaeology. The successful candidate will be an anthropological archaeologist engaged in a theory-based research program. Topical, methodological and geographic specializations are open, but should complement current faculty strengths. Proficiency in one or more science-based research methods is an asset, and we are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching skills in GIS-based applications.
The successful candidate must be prepared to undertake graduate supervision within a strong and growing PhD program. In addition to their own geographic areas of interest, candidates should have the capacity to supervise graduate students engaged in topically or methodologically related research based in Ontario. The successful candidate should also be open to collaborative research and graduate
supervision opportunities across anthropology and with other disciplines. Candidates willhave completed a Ph.D. and will have a strong research record and a demonstrated record ofexcellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residentswill be considered first for this position. McMaster is strongly committed to employment equity withinits community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encouragesapplications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities,Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.Applications should include a curriculum vita, the names and addresses (including email) of threereferees, a statement of research interests and plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy andshould be sent in electronic format.
  • Submit applications to:
Dr. Petra Rethmann, Chair
Department of Anthropology, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4L9
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23920
Fax: (905) 522-5993
CLOSING DATE: November 29, 2013
  • For additional information, visit the department’s website at
  • Has anybody heard any news on this search?
    • No, they didn't even confirm receipt of my applicaion.
    • After emailing application, received a response email stating that they would be in touch "most likely" by mid-December. Have not heard back yet
  • Request for pubs and letters of rec in late December. (X2)
  • On-campus interviews currently taking place. (2/18)

Nazarbayev University(KZK) - Dec. 1 - DEADLINE PASSED [continuing to accept applications untill filled] []

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University invites applications for a full-time faculty member in Anthropology at any rank. Subdiscipline is open, but specialties that complement and do not duplicate our existing strengths and contribute to the development of an integrated university research community are especially encouraged. Expertise of local or applied interest are particularly valued.

Responsibilities include teaching, program development, and conducting research. The salary and benefits package is highly competitive by European and North American standards and includes medical benefits, housing and travel. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, and the University offers opportunities for research support. The university encourages research integrated teaching. SHSS has a faculty-student ratio of approximately 1:8, and classes are taught in English.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the starting date in either January 2014 or August 2014, preferably from a Western or leading international university. Send a letter of application, C.V., a short writing sample, and a list of three references to Application reviews begin on December 1, 2013; positions will remain open until filled. Please contact Daniel Pugh ( with informal inquiries about the position, the university, or living and working in Astana.

Nazarbayev University, a Western-style university created with the support of leading university partners including University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a research-intensive university in Astana, Kazakhstan. Astana offers its 700,000 residents the amenities found in any capital city in the world. Nazarbayev University's goal is to create an elite institution of higher education for Central Asia and all of Eurasia.

Ohio University (OH) - Mar. 28th - UNDER REVIEW[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the area of Archaeobotany of North America, with specialization in the areas of food, domestication, indigenous societies, and diet in the Ohio region. The successful candidate will teach upper-division courses focusing on archaeobotany, ethnobotany, prehistoric human diet, origins of food production, archaeological and archaeobotanical laboratory methods, and prehistoric human landscape modification. 

Possible courses include Origins of Food Production; Archaeology of Food; Food, History and Culture; Land Use and Food Production; American Indian Subsistence; and/or Food in the Ancient World; among others. The successful candidate will also teach regular sections of an introductory course in the Anthropology program, and will carry primary responsibility for running the Field School in Ohio Archaeology in the summer. Anthropology faculty teach two courses per semester. 

This Archaeobotany position will contribute to the new interdisciplinary curriculum on Food Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio University. Interested applicants can learn more about the Food Studies theme here:

Minimum Qualifications: 

ABD with PhD in Anthropology by the time of appointment; demonstrated teaching excellence; established research agenda; established or promising publication record. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

PhD in Anthropology by the time of appointment; demonstrated teaching excellence; established research agenda; established or promising publication record.Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, publications or other samples of scholarly writing (uploaded as one "research" document type), a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details (including email addresses). Other optional documents applicants may choose to attach include recent teaching evaluations (uploaded as one "other" document type), and sample syllabi. Letters of recommendation will be requested after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to both applicants and referees. The successful candidate is expected to have completed the Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. 

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 28, 2014

Questions may be directed to Haley Duschinski, Search Committee Chair, at

Contact: Haley Duschinski,
Sociology and Anthropology
Ohio University

Online App. Form:

University of Alaska (AK) - Feb. 2 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is accepting applications for a joint position of Curator of Ethnology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology. The Ethnology and History Department is one of ten collections-based departments at UAMN and contains material relating to all of Alaska's Native cultures and manufactured items relating to the settlers in Alaska, in addition to indigenous cultures from the Circumpolar North. The collection consists of approximately 16,000 individual artifacts, including full-sized umiaks, thousands of examples of traditional clothing and tools, two Russian blockhouses, and an airplane. The temporal representation ranges from the mid-1700s with Russian Orthodox religious items to contemporary Alaska Native art and modern tools used by all Alaskans.

This is a joint appointment with the College of Liberal Arts and the Museum. It is a nine-month, tenure-track position represented by United Academics (UNAC).

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the nation's northernmost Land, Sea, and Space Grant institution, serving over 10,000 students. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Regional Accrediting Association and has a Carnegie classification of RU/H. Fairbanks is Alaska's second-largest city with over 90,000 residents in the greater Fairbanks area. The city is located on the Chena River approximately 120 miles north of Denali National Park and the Alaska Range and 40 miles south of the White Mountains National Recreation Area. Surrounded by millions of acres of wilderness, Fairbanks offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and outdoor recreational activities.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Experience working with private organizations, non-governmental public organizations and government agencies; Ability to advocate for the university and museum; Ability to acquire funding from external sources; Museum experience

Typical Education or training required: PhD in anthropology or a related field at time of appointment

Length of time and type of experience required: Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research

Preferred applicants will have: A strong background in developing, managing, and using museum collections, as well as research in issues of importance to indigenous people; Fieldwork experience working in Alaskan communities or with indigenous communities elsewhere; Language skills appropriate to fieldwork area; Abilities to develop new and dynamic ways of building collaborations with indigenous communities; Experience undertaking NAGPRA consultations and research related to repatriation of cultural materials.

  • Please submit a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching experience and philosophy. Please describe your background working in northern regions and/or indigenous communities, or describe a plan for developing collaborative research in Alaska or the circumpolar North.  Museum experience is required for the position as well.  Please submit a statement of curatorial philosophy that includes a description of your curatorial work, background in museum studies, and/or experience in the use of museum collections.

University of Calgary (AB) - Feb. 1 - IN REVIEW[]

The Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invite applications for a joint tenure–track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective 01 July, 2014. As a future joint department with strengths in critical analysis of resource exploitation, we are seeking candidates with a PhD in either Anthropology or Archaeology and with a scholarly record and ongoing research activities in Heritage Resource Management and Traditional Land Use. Geographical area is open; however, we are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in contemporary Canadian policy and practice in Heritage Resource Management and Traditional Land Use, preferably in the context of natural resource exploration and development. Topics may include but are not limited to: human impacts on ancient and modern environments, building community capacity through heritage preservation and aboriginal engagement, community self–reliance and well–being, and subsistence land use. The successful applicant will also contribute to the current and future teaching needs of the departments at all levels.
The two departments have established solid relationships with local, national and international Aboriginal and First Nations communities. We plan on strengthening these relationships by expanding our focus on traditional land use and heritage resource management. We are looking for a scholar who will be sharing broad research interests with existing faculty members.
The Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Calgary are among the most dynamic research and teaching departments in Canada, with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs. The departments play leading roles in anthropological and archaeological studies throughout the Americas as well as in Africa, Asia, and Europe. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. For more information about the departments, see our home pages: and

  • Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. They should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:
Nicole Ethier, Department Manager
Re: HRM/TLU Position
Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Or by e–mail to:
Deadline: 01 February, 2014 or when the position is filled.
While we will acknowledge receipt of applications and we thank everyone for their applications, only those under consideration will be contacted.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

University of California Berkeley (CA) Anthropology of Race - Oct. 1 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor focusing on the anthropology of race and racialization—the processes, practices, and power relations that produce “race” as a social fact and a lived reality. The approach and research specialization are open. Appointment will begin July 1, 2014, by which date the Ph.D. or equivalent is required.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Questions may be addressed to the Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3710.

Review begins immediately. The deadline for application is October 1, 2013.

Applications must include a detailed letter, a Curriculum Vitae, all published and unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as the dissertation or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference. All items should be submitted electronically.

  • From Cultural Anthro. page: "Request for AAA interview 11/5"
  • Yeah, not a single archaeology candidate. This was always a Cultural hire.
  • From Cultural Anthro. page: On-Campus in Jan-Feb.

University of California Berkeley (CA) Egyptology - Oct. 15 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Egyptology with a start date of July 1, 2014.

Applications are encouraged from scholars with broad Egyptological training and any Egyptology specialization except archaeology. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Egyptology, strong background in ancient Egyptian language, promising ongoing research and teaching experience. Candidates should be prepared to teach a broad range of Egyptological topics at all levels (undergraduate and graduate), including advanced language courses, and to take an active role in the NES Department and affiliated interdisciplinary programs. PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2014.

  • To apply, please go to the following link (applications should be submitted on-line): Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a brief research statement and summary of teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; and a representative writing sample of no more than 20 pages. Applicants should also request three to five letters of recommendation through the online application system. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. *Application deadline is October 15, 2013. Questions should be directed to NES Department Manager Erik Nelson at  The University is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please contact the CALcierge office at or visit
  • So, why is this posted here (see graf 2)?
  • Some archaeologists might have a related specialty.  E.g., "Hey, I can teach Egyptian hieroglyphics and religion, and as a bonus I am also an archaeologist, so you're getting a two-for-one deal with me!".

University of California Merced (CA)- Jan. 6 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California, Merced has one position open at either the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate/Full (tenured) level with expertise in World Heritage from the perspective of Digital Heritage and/or Digital Humanities. We seek a candidate whose research methods involve visualization. Candidates may focus on depicting existing monuments, artifacts, and/or landscapes using methods such as GIS or 3D reconstruction; or may use information visualization to study social or spatial phenomena. No specific disciplinary background is required, but priority will be given to scholars whose research crosses boundaries of discipline, genre, geography, and era.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Candidates must have a PhD in a humanities discipline or a related field directly related to world heritage studies no later than July 1, 2014. Candidates should also demonstrate a well-articulated research program, excellence in teaching, and a dedication to program development. Candidates may have training in any humanities or related discipline (including, for instance, anthropology, archaeology, art and art history, geography, history, or information science) so long as they can demonstrate expertise in digital methods for the study of heritage and the humanities. Participation in the museum and/or heritage community is highly desirable. Candidates must be able to contribute courses to one or more humanities majors and to teach courses in their expertise at the graduate level. Candidates with a program-building background are also highly desirable.

University College Cork (IRL) - Oct. 1 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

Applications are invited for the above permanent whole-time post in the Department of Archaeology within the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences. This is an opportunity to join one of Ireland’s leading universities and an academic unit with a century-long record of teaching and research in Archaeology.  Applicants should have a specialist interest in the Neolithic, Bronze Age or Iron Age of Europe, as well as expertise in archaeological theory and/or anthropology. The successful applicant will be required to deliver foundation and advanced teaching on aspects of European prehistory. An interest in Irish prehistory is desirable, but not essential. S/he will also teach archaeological theory at undergraduate level.

Candidates must hold a doctoral qualification in Archaeology from a recognised University at the time of application. They must have post-doctoral research experience and a promising publication record.  The holder of this post will be expected to promote student research at masters and doctoral level on different aspects of Irish and European prehistory. They will also be required to contribute to the academic administration of the department and College, and to engage with external bodies in areas relating to Archaeology.

  • For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Professor William O’Brien; Tel: 0035321-4904045; email:  For more information on the Department of Archaeology in UCC please visit our web-site: Application forms must be completed and are available, together with details of the post, including the full list of duties and Selection Criteria, by clicking on the Apply button below. Alternatively, please contact the Department of Human Resources, University College, Cork, Ireland.  Email:  / Tel: +353 21 490 2757. The completed application form must be returned by email to   
  • Received a rejection letter about a month ago, so at the very least, a short list of candidates has been selected.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) - Mar. 15 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Department of Ancient Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications from Roman Archaeologists for the position of visiting Assistant Professor for the academic year 2014-2015. The position is renewable for 2015-2016 and requires a PhD in Classical Archaeology, Classics, or in a closely related field.

Research interests in Roman archaeology and the ability to teach archaeology courses and Latin and Greek at all levels are requirements. The successful candidate will have experience in antiquities curation and be able to strengthen ties with area museums. The ability to teach Egyptian archaeology is highly desirable.

To learn more about the Ancient Studies Department at UMBC, visit our website at Inquiries should be directed to Prof. David Rosenbloom (

Located between Baltimore and Washington, DC, UMBC is a Carnegie Research University (RU/H) widely recognized for its commitment to diversity and excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its students and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.

  • Please send (in pdf format) a letter of interest, C.V. (which includes the names and email addresses of 3 referees), a writing sample (20 pp. max.), relevant syllabi, and evidence of excellence in teaching to Domonique Pitts ( It is important to put "Visiting Assistant Professor" in the subject heading. All application materials are due on March 15, 2014. Interviews will be held by video link (Skype, FaceTime or similar platform).

University of Michigan, Dearborn (MI) - Physical Anthropology - Dec. 1 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

  • See add at Physical Anthropology Jobs Wiki here.

Université de Montréal (QB) - Jan. 15 - REQUEST FOR CAMPUS INTERVIEW[]

Assistant Professor, Society and environment  The Department of Anthropology seeks candidates for a full time, tenure-track position in archaeology at the rank of assistant professor, with a focus on innovative approaches to the study of the interactions between society and the environment.

Responsibilities Successful candidates will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

Requirements PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology or related discipline, Specialization in innovative approaches to the study of interactions between society and the environment, We are particularly interested in archaeologists doing research on intercultural contact and on the historic period, Teaching and fieldwork experience, Capacity to lead an archaelogical field school, preferably in Quebec, on the contact or historic periods, Publications, Proficiency in the French language. The Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To revitalize its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy [1], the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Salary The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Starting Date  On or after June 1st, 2014

For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please consult the Web site at:

Confidentiality  The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all document s unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Employment Equity Program   The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from women, ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities. All applicants are asked to complete the employment equity identification questionnaire posted at and attach it to their application. We assure you that the information collected is strictly confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes for equal access, in accordance with section 18.1 of The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. 

Immigration Requirements   In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

  • Deadline   The complete application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of recent publications and research, must be received at the address below by January 15, 2014.
Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department director at the following address:  Bernard Bernier, Chair, Département d’anthropologie , Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7
request for campus interview (short list) (2/6/14)

University of Queensland(AUS) - May 8 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a continuing, full-time Lecturer in Archaeology, from January 2015.  The successful applicant will engage in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, postgraduate thesis research supervision, and contribute to the further development of the School's archaeology discipline.  The role also involves conducting research, including bringing in external grant funding, and publishing scholarly papers.

Applicants must have a PhD in archaeology or equivalent PhD in anthropology.  They must demonstrate expert knowledge in African prehistoric archaeology and hominid evolution and be able to teach undergraduate courses in introductory archaeology, African archaeology, laboratory methods and field skills.  Applicants must show evidence of ongoing archaeology research lab and field projects focused on Africa and human evolution and demonstrate a high quality contribution to research, including one or more successful applications for competitive external grants, and a track record of publications. Technical speciality in at least one of the following should be demonstrated: landscape archaeology, statistical applications, geoarchaeology, evolutionary ecology. An ability to supervise honours and postgraduate students is also required.

This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level B (Teaching & Research). The remuneration package will be in the range $83,904.14 to $99,635.89 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,167.84 - 116,573.99 p.a.).

To discuss this role please contact Professor Marshall Weisler phone (07) 3365 3038 or Dr Andrew Fairbairn (07) 3365 2780.

Further information, including how to apply can be found here.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN) - Nov. 15 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

University of Tennessee-Knoxviile, TN. The Department of Classics has been authorized to make an appointment in Roman Material Culture at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor starting fall 2014. Ph.D. required. We seek an individual who will teach both Roman and Greek archaeology, as well as courses in ancient civilization and Latin at all undergraduate levels, and who will strengthen the undergraduate major in classical archaeology and the graduate program in Mediterranean archaeology. The successful candidate will show strong promise as a scholar and teacher of Roman material culture, and demonstrated excellence in teaching Latin. Ability to teach Etruscan archaeology and Greek language courses is desirable. The salary is competitive. We will begin screening applications on November 15, 2013, and will continue reviewing them until the position is filled.

  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample to Maura Lafferty, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0413. Please submit all materials electronically by following the directions posted at If a candidate or recommender does not have access to a computer with an internet connection, we will also accept paper applications and supporting documents. Please address inquiries to Maura Lafferty at 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 University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
  • Any news on this search? Are they interviewing at AIA/APA?

The University of Toledo (OH) - May 16 -  CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The University of Toledo’s Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology to begin August 18, 2014. Applicants should be broadly trained (four-field) archaeologists, with research specialty in the Archaeology of North America. Must be able to teach introductory courses in archaeology and physical/biological anthropology, archaeological field methods as well as courses in area of specialty. Developing a field site for undergraduate research is required. The candidate will have an active research agenda, be committed to quality undergraduate teaching and mentoring and engage in service. Prospects for effective teaching and development of a successful anthropological research agenda that involves publication, external grants, and community engagement are critical criteria in the selection process. The successful candidate will hold a PhD no later than August 2014. Application screening will begin on May 16, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer an Educator M/F/D/V.

To apply online, interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests The applicant must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to

Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Willie L. McKether

  • Was contacted for a phone interview (5/22 x2). It's scheduled for the following day, so they're obviously trying to do this quickly, which makes sense, figuring as how late this is.
  • Damn, that was fast... now why can't all searches move like this?
  • Any idea the size of the pool?
  • None, but they said that they wanted to start bringing in people next week, so I'm assuming that they did all of the interviews in one day. At about 20-25 minutes an interview, it's unlikely that it was more than 8-10, methinks.
  • I got no indication of when the next step was, maybe I didn't make the cut then.
  • Campus visit scheduled (5/27)
  • Any news on this?  Wondering if any offers have been made or is the search still on?
  • Don't know if an offer has been made yet, but the search is still on.

University of Toronto (ON) - Nov. 20 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of East Asian Archaeology. This tenure-stream appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2014. We seek an anthropologically-oriented archaeologist who has a strong record of research and teaching with an established program of archaeological research in East Asia or Southeast Asia. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, with an ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and gradute levels. The successful candidate will complement existing faculty strengths and needs; preferred research areas include but are not restricted to collaborative research on material studies, complex societies, historical ecology, method and theory, and spatial analysis.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Mississauga, which has an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern and spacious campus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program, pursue excellence in teaching in the UTM Anthropology undergraduate program, and actively participate in the tri-campus Anthropology Graduate program at the University of Toronto. Candidates should have a Ph.D. on appointment (or soon thereafter). Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests and three representative publications.  The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: .

  • Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly by e-mail to , addressed to Professor Heather M.-L. Miller, Chair, and with the Subject line "East Asian Archaeology hire" by the closing date of Wednesday, November 20, 2013. If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Heather M.-L. Miller at
  • For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit our homepage at
  • rejection letter (12/13/2013)
  • Campus interview invitation (12/11/13)

Universität Tübingen (GER) - Sep. 30 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

Institute of Prehistory and Mediaeval Archaeology

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen invites applications for the position of an Associate Professor (W 1) of Archaeometry starting 1 April, 2014. The chosen candidate will be expected to cover the whole field of Archaeometry in research and teaching. We welcome a research focus on the analysis of organic materials. Apart from national and international research activities and the establishment of an externally funded research group, interdisciplinary collaboration within our own and other faculties is expected.

Requirements for appointment are an excellent PhD dissertation and documented teaching experience in the academic field.

The successful applicant will be appointed for four years as a civil servant. Depending on the results of an evaluation of teaching and research, an extension of two years is possible.

Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The University of Tübingen seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply for these positions.

  • Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae and scientific record, abstract of past and envisioned future research projects; list of external funding, publications and teaching experience; copies of certificates and three of your selected publications) must reach us by 30 September 2013 to: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Tübingen, Wilhelmstrasse 50, D-72074 Tübingen, Germany; email: via the Apply button below.
  • Hat jemand was gehört?  Has anybody heard anything?  Got an application confirmation, but nothing else.
  • On campus interviews were today, all candidates (16/12).

University of Utah (UT) - Nov. 15 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) and the department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invite applications for a tenure-track joint position as Curator of Archaeology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning July 1, 2014. The majority of this split appointment is funded by the Museum and retention, promotion and tenure decisions will be made according to the department criteria. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. by time of appointment. The successful candidate will maintain a strong field-and collections-based research program involving students. Duties also include overseeing the curation and continued development of the Anthropology collections, teaching one formal course per year in the Department of Anthropology, participating in Museum public programs and exhibit development, supervising graduate students in the Department, as well as participating in departmental governance. NHMU has recently moved to a new, state of the art facility in Research Park at the University of Utah. This move allowed for inspecting, reorganization, and completion of the database for this remarkable collection of artifacts ranging from some of the earliest artifacts in the Great Basin (Danger Cove) to modern Navajo baskets. Numbering nearly one million objects, the Anthropology collections relate primarily to the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau. Candidates must have a strong record of research and publication in the prehistory of western North American, with preference for work in the Great Basin or prehistoric Southwest; some research must be Utah based. Research focus is open, but preference will be given to applicants cognizant of the research potential of the collections, and whose work will support graduate student training and produce significant extramural support. Candidates that complement the strong evolutionary perspective of current faculty in the Department are especially encouraged to apply. 

PHD Candidates must have a strong record of research and publication in the prehistory of western North American, with preference for work in the Great Basin or prehistoric Southwest; some research must be Utah based. Research focus is open, but preference will be given to applicants cognizant of the research potential of the collections, and whose work will support graduate student training and produce significant extramural support. Candidates that complement the strong evolutionary perspective of current faculty in the Department are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application on-line at EMPLOYMENT/ FACULTY. Please include a statement of research, a statement teaching, and programmatic interests, as well as a curriculum vitea, and the names and email addresses of three references. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
  • References were contacted for letters by HR email so soon after my submission I suspect it was auto-generated.  One person had the request end up in a spam folder, so be careful on this one.
  • Has anyone heard anything about the status of this search?
  • Campus interviews are being scheduled for late January (as of late December)

University of Washington (WA) - Nov. 15 - INITIAL INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

The Department of Classics at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in the academic year 2014-15.  Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the effective date of the appointment.  Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students and conducting independent research. The Department is seeking a broadly trained archaeologist, with specializations in Roman archaeology and art.  The successful candidate will be able to teach an array of courses in the archaeology, art, and material culture of the Greek and Roman world as well as courses in at least one of the ancient languages through the advanced undergraduate level.  The successful candidate will be ready to maintain our traditions of cooperation with ancient-world colleagues in cognate departments.  We will therefore welcome evidence of openness to the making of intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections, in such areas as (e.g.) art and text, archaeology and social history, sex and gender, reception studies and the Classical Tradition. We seek as well candidates willing and able to contribute to foreign study initiatives, including (but not restricted to) the Departments annual quarter-long program in the Palazzo Pio, Rome, now in its 26th year.

  •  Applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and letters of recommendation (at least three), should be sent to:
Professor Alain M. Gowing, Chair
Department of Classics
University of Washington
Box 353110
Seattle, WA  98195-3110
  • Priority will be given to applications received before November 15, 2013. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.  The University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
  • Any news on AIA/APA interviews?

University of Waterloo (ON) - Nov. 30 - IN REVIEW[]

A tenure-track archaeological anthropologist with an active program of field research either in southern Ontario or transferable to there, ideally with experience in archaeological heritage resource management or digital applications within archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Archaeological Anthropology. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D and a strong commitment to teaching and especially to experiential learning in both the fieldwork and laboratory setting. Specific topical focus is open but the candidate should have an active program of field research either in southern Ontario or transferable to there. Experience in archaeological heritage resource management will be considered an asset, as will expertise in digital applications within archaeology or other expertise that might complement the University of Waterloo’s many strengths. The Department of Anthropology has a flourishing undergraduate program and a Master's program in Public Issues Anthropology, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to both. Additional information concerning the department can be found at Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2014. Applications must be submitted online at Applications require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three referees, a teaching statement, an outline of research plans, teaching evaluations if available, and three examples of scholarly work. Enquiries may be directed to Professor Maria Liston, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.
  • Reference letters requested (11/18)
  • any news? (01/07)
  • my references were contacted, but no news (01/09)
  • Rejection e-mail sent (1/20)


Columbia University (NY) - Jan. 17 - IN REVIEW[]

The Department of Art History and Archaeology invites applications for the Lisa and Bernard Selz Professorship in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology. The position may be filled at the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor. Candidates specializing in any subfields of Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology are encouraged to apply.

All applications must be made through Columbia University's online application system and must include the following materials: cover letter, current CV, statement of research accomplishments and plans, list of three references, and a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages. For more information and to apply, please go to:

Screening begins January 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

  • Any news?

Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida (FL) - Jan. 6 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, invites applications for its Lockwood Professorship in Historical Archaeology, as part of the university’s faculty preeminence initiative. The successful candidate will be hired at the level of Associate or Full Curator (equivalent to Associate or Full Professor) with tenure and be expected to conduct a dynamic research program in Historical Archaeology with an emphasis on Colonialism, preferably Spanish Colonialism.
Qualified candidates must: have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related field and a distinguished record of research and publication, preferably but not necessarily including Florida or the Caribbean; be willing to participate actively, although not exclusively, in the University of Florida’s ongoing research, education, and interpretive programs in the St. Augustine, Florida area; and be capable of curating the extensive Historical Archaeology collection.
The appointee will supervise a full-time collections manager and will have the opportunity to teach and mentor students at the University. Three endowments are dedicated to support of the appointee’s research program. In addition, external funding should be sought. The start date is expected to be August, 2014.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 6, 2014 and will continue to receive applications until this position (requisition # 0904273) is filled. To ensure full consideration please apply on-line by January 6, 2014 at Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee and/or hiring authority. The application should include: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research, collections, teaching, and outreach experience; (4) digital links to no more than three publications; (5) the names of three colleagues who might be contacted for letters of recommendation.
Any questions regarding this position or nominations may be directed to search committee chair Dr. William H. Marquardt, Lockwood Professor Search Committee, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, P.O. Box 117800, Gainesville, Florida 32611-7800 (
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). The selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws.

National University of Ireland, Galway(IRE) - Oct. 24 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The filling of the vacancy at the level of Established Professor of Archaeology is a strategic opportunity in the development of the discipline at NUI Galway with regard to its role nationally and internationally. The role of the discipline within the School of Geography & Archaeology, and the interaction of Archaeology with other disciplines within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, as well as more widely across the University is of vital importance. The regional, national, and international profile of Archaeology at Galway will be the especial responsibility of the Established Professor.

The discipline of Archaeology has a strong commitment to teaching, which will be matched by the successful candidate. It is expected that the Established Professor will be an experienced academic, who is able to offer effective leadership to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Archaeology. In addition to providing leadership within Archaeology, the successful candidate will be expected, in due course, to provide leadership within the School and contribute to the future success of the College and the University through service on committees and as an academic leader.

The Established Professor will have an international reputation for scholarship, a record of high-quality publications, and an ongoing programme of research; will develop the discipline of Archaeology in Ireland; and will offer leadership to an experienced team with diverse interests. Additionally he/she will be expected to advance Irish archaeology within the broader context of Western European and World archaeology. The successful candidate will offer a clear vision for the future development of archaeological studies at NUI Galway in their regional, national, and international contexts. 

University of Missouri, St. Louis (MO) - Dec. 16 - SCHEDULING CAMPUS INTERVIEWS []

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenured position in Archaeology at the Associate or Full Professor level  to begin in the Fall of 2014.  The successful candidate will be expected to become the next department Chair.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills as well as experience in department-level administration, curriculum design, program-building, and outreach. A Ph.D. is required.

We are searching for an outstanding archaeologist with a strong record of scholarship and undergraduate teaching.  Preference will be given to candidates who complement and enhance the existing strengths of the department in Museum Studies, Greek Studies, and/or East Asian Studies.   Classical archaeologists are encouraged to apply.  The ideal candidate should have a broad interdisciplinary background that integrates cultural anthropology with archaeology, and also draws on relevant disciplines such as history or classics.  They will have an innovative theoretical agenda that engages with significant issues including but not limited to: the rise of states, civilizational continuity and collapse, warfare and violence, trade and material culture, human-environment relationships, religion, or other topics that strengthen existing departmental specializations. 

Teaching responsibilities will include introductory archaeology courses and upper-level courses in archaeological methods, as well as core courses in the applicant's areas of specialization.  The ability to teach GIS is desirable.  The successful candidate will have an active field research program and will be expected to provide field school opportunities to students on a regular basis.  The department possesses two outstanding collections that may be utilized in teaching and research.  The Archaeology Lab possesses a large collection of Eastern Woodlands artifacts and an outstanding archaeozoological comparative collection. The Forensic Anthropology Lab contains an exceptional teaching collection. 

The Anthropology Program is the largest program within a Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages.  It is an undergraduate major with an affiliated M.A. in Museum Studies. There is the potential to create a Master’s degree program in the near future.  The University Missouri-St. Louis is known as a premier metropolitan public research university and is a university of choice for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  It provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities for a diverse student body.   Outstanding faculty and staff, innovative research, and creative partnerships foster synergies that advance the welfare of our stakeholders and benefit the global society.  To learn more about the department, visit

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission.  The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

  • Applicants should submit the following:, Letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, One sample publication, and Complete contact information for three referees. These should be submitted electronically with the subject line “professor of archaeology,” or by mail to Laura Hayes ( and be addressed to Susan Brownell, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages, 507 Clark Hall, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121.  Review of applications by the Anthropology Search Committee will begin on Dec. 16, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Skype interviews scheduled. 
  • References contacted 2/17/14.
  • Invited for campus interview, early March.
  • 5/3: Any news?

University of Queensland (AUS) - May 4 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The School of Social Science, University of Queensland is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Museum Anthropology and Material Culture.  The successful applicant will contribute to teaching, course coordination and curriculum development in anthropology, museum studies and/or cultural heritage, especially in relation to the use of the Anthropology Museum collections.  The role involves conducting research, including bringing in external grant funding, and publishing scholarly papers.  The position will include the role of Anthropology Museum Director, initially for a period of up to three years.  The Director will be responsible for developing and reviewing the curatorial, research and public engagement strategies for the Museum.

Applicants must hold a PhD in anthropology or a cognate field.  Experience in course design, course coordination and teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in the areas of museum anthropology and/or related fields of material culture, visual culture, and cultural heritage studies, is essential.  Evidence of contribution to scholarly research including success in obtaining research grants and a strong publication record is required.  Applicants must have experience in promoting and profiling museum or related collections as well as experience in working with Indigenous communities in Australia, Melanesia or other relevant locations.

This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level C or D (Teaching & Research). The remuneration package for level C will be in the range $102,782.21 - $118,513.95 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $120,255.19 - $138,661.32 p.a). The remuneration package for level D will be in the range $123,757.86 - 136.343.73 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $144,796.70 - 159,522.16 p.a).

Further information about the position and application process can be found here.

University of Tulsa (OK) - Oct. 15 - IN REVIEW[]

Director of Research and Endowed Professor, The University of Tulsa's Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum

The University of Tulsa (TU) seeks a dynamic, accomplished and collegial scholar to serve as founding director of research for the newly constructed Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR) at Gilcrease Museum. The position offers an extraordinary opportunity to shape a bold and innovative long-term interdisciplinary research agenda to advance Americanist research and augment understanding of the extensive holdings of the Gilcrease Museum and related special collections of McFarlin Library at The University of Tulsa.  The founding director will also hold the Walter H. Helmerich Chair in American Research concurrently with the director's appointment, and a senior faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department at The University of Tulsa.  The HCAR director reports to the provost of the university.
Qualifications:  Ph.D. in a relevant field of Americanist research (anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, geography, history, languages, literature, etc.).  Substantial and sustained record of research and publication (scholarly books, monographs, and articles). Successful record of university teaching.  Administrative experience in grants management or oversight of a department, research center, or institute.  Demonstrated interest in advancing scholarly and public understanding of Americanist research, broadly conceived.  Successful fundraising experience or a desire to engage in fundraising to augment support for HCAR.

Additional information about the Helmerich Center for American Research, Gilcrease Museum, and The University of Tulsa may be found at the following websites:, www., and

  • All inquiries, nominations, and applications shall remain confidential.  Complete applications must include a curriculum vitae and letter of interest along with the names and contact information of three references.  Submit letters of nomination and applications electronically to: Associate Vice President Jacqueline Caldwell, Esq. at  Review of applications and nominations will begin on October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Tulsa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14[]

The American University of Beirut (LEB) - Nov. 15 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks an established scholar of prominent standing in his/her field of specialization for visiting appointment to the Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology to begin September 1, 2014.

  • All application materials should be received by November 15, 2013.

Asociación de Patronato para el Desarrollo de las Comunidades de Morazán y San Miguel (PADECOMSM) – October 1, 2014 (El Salvador)[]

Peace Corps Response (


The community of Perquín (pop. 4,000, located in northeastern El Salvador near the Honduran border) is seeking an archaeologist or an expert with extensive archaeological training to complement a tourism project currently in progress and under the direction of the Perquín Alcaldía.

The aim of the tourism project is to rescue and preserve the historical and cultural patrimony (ca. 1000 BC–present) of the Lenca people native to the region surrounding Perquín. An important part of this process will be the identification and exploration of Lenca archaeological sites in the Perquín area. Several sites with stone existing ruins and adobe structures or other vestiges (principally pictographs) have been discovered nearby, notably at “El Reloj” (Mozote) and “El Sendero Escondido” (Guacamaya), but many other sites likely exist, and the known sites have not yet been systematically explored.

The PCRV would be working alongside two very distinguished Salvadoran experts—Ricardo Lindo Fuentes, internationally known writer, painter, historian and noted expert on cave paintings, of the Secretariat of Culture, and archaeologist Marcelo Perdomo Barraza of the Salvadoran Academy of History. The team would work together to determine the extent of the archaeological evidence present in the Perquín area and, pending ministerial approval, begin exploration of one or more sites. During the project the PCRV would transfer his/her knowledge and skills—among them recognition of potential sites, protection of sites, solicitation of permissions to explore sites and proper techniques for investigating and excavating sites—to Salvadoran counterparts, and together they would develop a work plan that would allow the Salvadoran team to continue with the project following the PCRV’s one-year stay in Morazán.

The PCRV would also work with Rolando Cáceres, Director of Perquin´s Museum of the Revolution, and a team of university students from the University of El Salvador-San Salvador and the University of El Salvador-San Miguel, in the exploration of sites. Cáceres is training a group of young local men and women who will provide guide services to tourists in the future and Cáceres and his group will accompany the PCRV and Salvadoran team in the field since many sites are remote and trails are nonexistent or not well marked. A group of Tourism students from the Technological Institute “Segundo Montes” will also participate in the project and perform a similar role.

Near the end of the PCRV’s service, the PCRV and the Salvadoran team will participate in a forum organized by PADECOMSM and the City Hall of Perquín, whose purpose will be to inform the public, scientists, students and representatives of the Salvadoran government about the results of the archaeological investigation and increase awareness of the project nationally and internationally to encourage funding from the government and/or universities and NGOS to facilitate the continuation and expansion of the project.

The goals of the PCRV’s study, the goals of the Alcaldía's tourism project, and the historical and cultural vision of the host institution coincide in the following shared aims:

·         To identify and document local sites with vestiges of the presence of a pre-Colonial Lenca population

·         To provide to the community, to local and regional institutions, and to scientists and investigators the evidence resulting from a comprehensive archaeological study conducted by the PCRV in cooperation with qualified Salvadoran counterparts

·         To contribute to the development of a strategic plan for the conservation and improvement of archaeological, natural and cultural resources in the area and thereby to provide a sustainable base for tourism in the area

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Transfer skills—how to recognize potential sites, how to protect the sites, how to solicit permission to explore and excavate sites—to a team of Salvadoran archaeologists and technical experts so as to strengthen its existing capabilities in these areas

·         Identify, with a Salvadoran team, as-yet undiscovered archaeological sites in the area of Perquín

·         Promote visitations of selected sites by national and international scientific experts and other visitors and thereby raise the profile of the project, potentially providing access to funding mechanisms that would assure the sustainability of the project

·         Incorporate the project into the framework of objectives of the host organization—Partnership for the Development of the Communities of Morazán and San Miguel (PADECOMSM)—and the objectives of the “Fortification of the Historical and Cultural Patrimony of Perquín” (tourism-development) action plan


·         Familiarization with the Perquín area and existing Lenca archaeological sites (1st month of service)

·         Discovery of other possible pre-Colonial Lenca sites (1st – 3rd month of service)

·         Training of Salvadoran team of archaeologists/technical experts in archaeological techniques (2nd month to 12th month of service)

·         Reporting—via forums and other public gatherings—to local and regional institutions, scientists and investigators on the results of the study (from 9th to 12th month of service)

·         Elaboration of a project plan with aid of Salvadoran technical team that would assure continuation of the project following PCRV’s tenure (from 9th to 12th month of service)

·         Development of a tourism framework including  groups of students, scientists, and tourists, in order to attract publicity and possible funding for an ongoing project (9th to 12th month of service)


·         Minimum of 2 years of experience or advanced study in archaeology

·         Advance level of Spanish

·         Experience in adult education and training

·         Ability to work in coordination with different organizations within a community

·         Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

·         Strong field supervisory skills

·         Advanced degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field desirable

·         Experience working in Latin America preferred

·         Knowledge of and experience with GIS and GPS preferred

·         Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas in tropical climate preferred

·         Knowledge of the history of the indigenous cultures of Central and/or South America preferred

To Apply:

·         Email recruiter Ariel Simons ( for more details

·         Apply online:

Brandeis University (MA) - Nov. 1 - IN REVIEW[]

Two-Year Non-Renewable F. L. Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in classical archaeology and chemistry

The Department of Classical Studies and the Department of Chemistry at Brandeis University invite applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in classical art and archaeology and chemistry beginning Fall 2014. We seek a scholar who has advanced training in classical art and archaeology, classical studies, and chemistry, is experienced and active in archaeological fieldwork, especially the period of Greek and Roman antiquity, and who has expertise in chemical analyses of ancient objects with the latest archaeological methods. The Fellow, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer with a joint appointment in Classical Studies and Chemistry, will teach one course per semester.

The candidate should be able to offer viable courses both in Classical Studies and in Chemistry. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, especially from those who can bridge chemistry and classical archaeology. Ph.D. should be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship, and preferably received within the past ten years. Extensive teaching experience (in classical studies, chemistry, and in the humanities) is strongly desired, since a part of the responsibilities of the Fellowship involves engagement with Brandeis undergraduate and graduate students. The Fellow will contribute to the vibrant intellectual communities of Classical Studies and Chemistry; interdisciplinary connections and mentoring are strongly encouraged. A summer field project in 2015 that incorporates student research would be particularly welcome.

  • Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at, should include a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings, a CV, and the names and addresses of three references. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. First consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, November 1, 2013.
  • Rejection email received Dec. 15th

Brown University (RI) - Mar. 31 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications from exceptional junior scholars who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research and cross-disciplinary thinking. We seek candidates who best augment or complement the present strengths of the Joukowsky Institute community.  We are particularly interested in individuals working in four spheres: 1) visual culture; 2) archaeologies of gender; 3) public archaeology; 4) the archaeology and art of the ancient Asian world. In addition to pursuing their research, successful candidates will be expected to teach half time — i.e., one course per semester.  Teaching may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable.  Applicants must normally have received their Ph.D. within the last five years.  Successful candidates will be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute, such as the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium, or another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual environment.  This will be a one-year position, with the possibility of a one-year renewal, beginning on August 1, 2014.

  • All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses, and curriculum vitae by March 31, 2014.  Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by the application deadline. Please submit application materials online at

Cardiff University (UK) - Apr. 4 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion wishes to appoint a full time ten-month fixed term lecturer in Archaeology to cover the sabbatical of a member of staff.

The successful applicant will have potential for delivering high-quality research-led teaching in Archaeology at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  S/he should also have potential for excellence in research in Archaeology.  

Applicants will be expected to contribute to the life of the School, including carrying out teaching related administrative duties.

Salary: £30,728 - £36,661 per annum (Grade 6)

Dartmouth College (NH) - Mar. 1 - IN REVIEW[]

Dartmouth College Department of Anthropology welcomes applications for the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are seeking an anthropologically-trained bioarchaeologist whose work focuses on ecology, social relations, and/or experiences of health, nutrition, and violence. Geographic area is open. The McKennan Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year: one introductory course and one advanced course in her/his area of specialization.

The Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year appointment with the possibility of a one-year extension, and the fellowship term will commence July 1, 2014.  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no later than Spring 2014.  The fellowship includes an annual stipend of $53,000.00 and an annual research and travel allowance of $2500.00. It also includes a first-year only computer allowance of $2,500.00.  Residence for nine months (September – June) is required. 

  • Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., and the names and contact information for three references to the McKennan Fellow Search Committee. Applications should submit material through INTERFOLIO by following this link:  Formal review will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 3/1: Has anyone heard anything on this? The VAP search in the dept with the same deadline has made a longlist
  • Request for additional information on 3/27.
  • 4/30: Rejection email

Eastern University (PA) - Rolling Deadline[]

Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a Visiting Professor of Anthropology for the academic year, 2014-2015. Responsibilities include an eight course annual teaching load in the Department of Missions and Anthropology, to include six courses  in cultural  anthropology, one in physical/biological, and one in archeology. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology and a strong interest in teaching undergraduates. A willingness to work on the integration of the secular scientific discipline with Christian intellectual thought is strongly preferred.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation to Search # 4257.
All positions remain open until filled.

Location: Saint Davids, PA

About Eastern University: Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.

  • supplemental questions 3/6

Harvard University (MA) - Feb. 21 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Department of Anthropology at Harvard University is seeking applications for a College Fellow in the archaeology of the Americas with a specialization in bioarchaeology. Teaching duties will include one course with a forensic anthropology component and two other courses to be determined by the interests of the Fellow (in conjunction with departmental needs), with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research.  The Fellow may also advise and evaluate senior theses.  Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date.  The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  Detailed requirements and information, as well as a link to the online application, are available at  Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by February 21, 2014.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged

  • Any news about this postdoc?

Indiana University East (IN) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

Long-term Lecturer Position: Anthropology Faculty Position Opening for Fall 2014 Indiana University East, one of the eight autonomous campuses of Indiana University, invites applications for anticipated full-time faculty position in Anthropology commencing August 1, 2014. Located in the historic city of Richmond, just a little over an hour’s drive from Indianapolis and Cincinnati and 35 minutes from the Dayton International Airport, IU East provides its employees access to first class parks, museums, recreational facilities, a symphony orchestra and civic theatre, and many family-oriented programs and activities. Known for its quaint shops and cafes, Richmond has an active arts community, and IU East houses one of the largest art collections in Indiana. A regional comprehensive four-year institution located on the eastern border of Indiana, IU East is the leader in providing bachelor’s and graduate education for residents of eastern Indiana and western Ohio. With a growing student population of 4450, IU East offers over 50 academic areas of study and takes pride in the quality of the faculty who deliver these programs. Online delivery of programs is an increasingly important aspect of IU East enrollment strategy. Candidates for all full-time faculty positions must demonstrate a strong desire to excel in teaching and provide ongoing support for student success, in and out of the classroom. Candidates for tenure-track positions must also have an interest in building a sustainable program of research, scholarship and/or creative activity. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and with national accreditations from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Council for Social Work Education, IU East offers students small class sizes, personalized attention and the highest quality educational experience possible. For more information, visit our webpage at Anthropology, one long-term lecturer Academic year, long-term lecturer position to teach undergraduate courses in Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology/Archaeology, Cultures of the World, Indians of North America, and others; opportunities exist to teach courses in area of expertise; standard teaching load is four courses per semester, including both online and classroom offerings; required qualifications include a master’s degree in Anthropology or equivalent; with doctorate, position is convertible to tenure-track if and when conditions warrant; some college-level teaching experience preferred. Professional development activities to support and strengthen teaching and service within the department are expected.   

  • Please send a letter of application, including a statement of interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references, as email attachments, preferably as MS Word or pdf documents, to: . Please limit submissions to requested materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Indiana University East is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment institution, and proactively seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Office of Human ResourcesIndiana University East2325 Chester BoulevardRichmond, IN 47374 USA
  • The person who held this position previously (who is retiring) is an archaeologist.  An applicant could be from any of the subfields so long as he or she is willing to teach intro in all subfields as well as other courses in his/her speciality.  It's not tenure track as listed, but as stated in the ad, it is potentially convertible to tenure-track.   What I was told this means is if you have a Ph.D. and IU East "really likes you" the position could become tenure track. FYI, there is no major in anthropology (only a minor) at IU East and the successful applicant would become the anthropologist on campus.
  • Phone interview scheduled (1/2014)
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/15/14)

Miami University (Ohio)  - Open Until Filled[]

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor Classics and Anthropology: Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2014 to teach full load of courses to include an introductory course on archaeological theory and methods, including a laboratory component, as well as an introduction to Greek civilization in its Mediterranean context, and upper division courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Require: Required: PhD in anthropology or archaeology by time of appointment (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor), ABD (for appointment as Instructor). Desire: Experience in museum studies or materials conservation is very desirable as is interest in innovative teaching methods for an undergraduate program. Applicants should send a cover letter detailing teaching experience and curriculum vitae to: Electronic submissions only.  Three letters of recommendation are also required; if unavailable to applicant, they can be sent to Dr. Steven L. Tuck, Chair, Department of Classics, Miami University,

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Steven L. Tuck. Screening of applications will begin June 2, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

  • N.B. Listed as "Screening begins 5/22/14" on the Miamiujobs website.

Milsaps University (MS) - Early Feb. - IN REVIEW[]

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Millsaps College invites applications from archaeologists for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning in Fall 2014. A candidate’s teaching and scholarship should extend beyond the department’s current strength in Maya and Mesoamerican archaeology. Applicants should be prepared to teach Introduction to Archaeology and Archaeological Method and Theory and be able to offer a range of courses that complement current offerings and contribute to the curriculum in archaeology and anthropology more generally. The teaching load will be three courses per semester. Candidates with PhD in hand will be given preference, but advanced ABDs will be considered. Review of applications will begin in early February and continue until the position is filled.

  • Application materials, including a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and references, should be sent to Dr. Julian M. Murchison, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Box 150738, 1701 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39210. Application materials can be sent via email to Millsaps College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college in the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi. One of only 40 colleges in Colleges that Change Lives, Millsaps is committed to academic excellence and pedagogical innovation. Millsaps is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities. Employment will be contingent on complete background verification.
  • Acknow. of application materials Feb. 3

Northern Arizona University (AZ) - Jan. 2 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

Northern Arizona University, Yuma Branch Campus is conducting a national search to fill a non-tenure track generalist position in Anthropology. This is a nine-month position at the rank of Senior Lecturer. Renewal is based on successful annual review and continued funding of the position. A demonstrated connectedness to the discipline of Anthropology is expected.  

The position reports to Arts and Science on the Yuma Branch Campus. The administrative and curricular structure of the program is located in Yuma.  This position is for online teaching only; however, the successful candidate must establish residence in Arizona. 

This position requires the ability to meet Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requirements as occasional travel within the State of Arizona is required. 

The position begins August, 2014.

The primary focus of this program is teaching upper division courses online in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology. The program provides university-level educational opportunities for people interested in attaining a solid background in Anthropology, as well as supporting NAU's delivery of a solid Liberal Studies (General Education) background.  This position includes a 4/4 teaching load with some flexibility for revised assignment to meet other departmental needs.  While this faculty member will report to the chair of the Arts and Sciences Division on the Yuma Branch Campus, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will serve as a mentor or anchor faculty in his/her location, while aiding in the delivery of a minor in Anthropology.  Summer and winter teaching is available for additional compensation.  Research is not an expectation for this position; however, a successful annual review is dependent on a demonstrated connectedness to the discipline, positive teaching reviews and department service.  The successful candidate will serve as a resource to academic advisors and recruiters.

Minimum Qualifications * PhD in Anthropology conferred by August 1, 2014.* The equivalent of at least six years (12 semesters) of university-level teaching (at least 6 credit hours per semester). * The equivalent of at least three years (6 semesters) of teaching six or more credits on-line at the university-level.

Preferred Qualifications * Evidence of the ability to teach a wide range of upper division courses in Anthropology.* Evidence of preparing syllabi for and teaching courses in Physical Anthropology, Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology.
* Evidence of a commitment to working in a diverse faculty, staff and student environment. * Evidence of participation in the curricular development process such as service on a curriculum development committee. * Evidence specific to teaching on-line courses using WEBCT or Blackboard (Send sample syllabus).* Demonstrate an ongoing engagement with the discipline as evidence by conference participation, applied/evaluation research and/or collaboration with peers.

General Information: NAU-Yuma is a Branch Campus of NAU in Flagstaff.  NAU is a comprehensive, Doctoral I institution with over 26,000 students in attendance between the residential campus in Flagstaff and over 30 statewide sites.  NAU-Yuma has a primary role in providing a wide range of bachelor and graduate degrees in the Lower Colorado River area of Arizona and California, with a growing role in providing degrees throughout Arizona. The Yuma Branch Campus has approximately 700 students on campus, while offering distance programs to an additional 900 students off campus.  The Yuma Branch Campus has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. 

The Anthropology program is an Extended Campuses education program, offered as a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. The administrative and curricular structure for the Anthropology program is housed at the Yuma Branch Campus of Northern Arizona University. The program is offered to a very diverse student population through a variety of formats including web, face-to-face, and hybrid delivery.  Travel to Yuma for departmental meetings is expected and normal travel expenses will be reimbursed.  All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. 

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employee's right to work in the United States.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service ( 

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. 

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment.  More information about NAU benefits is available at

  • Application Deadline: This position will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin January 2, 2014. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  Application must include an attachment that contains: 1. a letter of interest indicating the position for which you are applying (including vacancy number); 2. a current curriculum vitae; 3. recent teaching evaluations; 4. unofficial copies of academic transcripts; 5. a sample syllabus that you have developed; 6. contact information of at least four professional references, including addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document. To be considered for this position, candidates must provide evidence that they meet the minimum requirements. Additionally candidates are encouraged to provide supporting information relative to the preferred qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered until all material is in place at NAU.  Applicants will be notified if material is missing from the application and will have 10 business days from notification in which to provide that material. Applications sent through a third party and/or application sent through employment services will not be accepted.  If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact Susan Lauer at for assistance.  For additional information specific to the position please contact Dr. Larry Gould, Ph.D. by email Larry.Gould or by phone at 928-317-6475. Please do not send application materials to Dr. Gould.  If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.  If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


The History program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement appointment as Lecturer in Anthropology, with a specialization in the archaeology of Mesoamerica, beginning August 2014.
Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in introductory archaeology and cultural anthropology, and lower and upper division anthropology courses on early civilizations of Central and South America. The position requires excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as involvement in college and departmental service.
A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by August 2014. College teaching experience preferred.
Penn State Behrend is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State University in Erie, PA. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 4350 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically-advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. For more information about the college and history program, please visit our Web site (
Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please mail any hard copy application materials to:
Chair, Anthropology Search Committee
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Box HEJ, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
4951 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-1501

  • Phone interview scheduled 2/19, took place 2/25, 2/27.
  • On-campus interviews will be scheduled in the second half of March to take place not too long thereafter.

Rollins College (FL) - CAA INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Art and Art History and the Program in Classical Studies at Rollins College seek a one-year sabbatical replacement.

The teaching load is 3-3; the successful candidate must be able to teach a one-semester introductory art history survey (Prehistoric to Medieval), an introductory course in Roman civilization, and courses in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology. Other courses may be in the candidates areas of expertise. Teaching experience required.

  • Interested candidates must apply online through Rollins' employment website at
  • Applicants must upload the following materials when applying for this position: (1) Cover letter, (2) CV with list of courses taught, (5) [sic] Names and contact information for 3 references
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.
  • Has been a while since this deadline -- any news on this search?
  • email on 1/6 about scheduling an interview at CAA

Stanford University (CA) - Feb. 1 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

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

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 three years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding.

The application receipt deadline is February 1, 2014. Interviews will be held in April 2014 and the position will begin September 1, 2014.

Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than September 1, 2010, and have completed all degree requirements by September 1, 2014. U.S. citizenship is not required.

  • Submit your print materials via U.S. mail to: Heritage Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee Stanford Archaeology Center Stanford University P. O. Box 20446 Stanford, CA 94309. All applications must include the following: A current curriculum vitae - A statement of proposed research - A dissertation abstract or summary - An undergraduate/graduate course proposal, inclusive of syllabus - A conference proposal - A writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper) - Three sealed letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to the address above.
  • Given the history of this position it is probably not worth getting your hopes up unless you have worked with the faculty sponsor in the past. +1
  • Not true--post above. I had not worked with "faculty sponsor" and received the postdoc.  The position was lifechanging and I loved working with "faculty sponsor" and Stanford community.  

State University of New York at Buffalo (NY) - Feb. 15 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

SUNY Buffalo seeks a Post-doctoral Scholar (PS) for its interdisciplinary Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA). During a 10 month tenure, the PS teaches one graduate seminar (preferably on the topic of the symposium), organizes a symposium, and edits a subsequent volume reflecting IEMA’s focus on post-Pleistocene European and Mediterranean anthropological and classical archaeology.

  • Application letter, vitae, list of references, and 3-page description of proposed symposium topic, including intended invitees, must be received by February 15, 2014 for an August 2014 start, pending final budgetary approval. Email application or inquiries to the IEMA Director ( Dr. Peter F. Biehl: The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
  • Rejection email (3/22/14)

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Feb. 14 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Anthropology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in archaeology, beginning August 2014. Candidates must be qualified to teach two required introductory courses, Introduction to Archaeology and Introduction to Human Origins, and a senior seminar in anthropological theory. Course load is three per semester; the particular array of remaining courses is open but should contribute to the offerings of a four-field anthropology department. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand preferred, but ABD candidates may be considered.

St. Lawrence University, located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617, is a small, liberal arts college in upstate New York committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity. This commitment ensures an inclusive campus atmosphere that is intellectually and socially enriching for the entire community. Our recent incoming classes include 22 percent US students of color or international students; about 18.5 percent of each class receives Pell grants. We encourage applicants from historically under-represented groups, as well as individuals who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and those who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college.

To apply, please send via email- in a single pdf document - a detailed cover letter that addresses scholarship, teaching philosophy, and desire to teach in a small, liberal arts environment; CV; summary of teaching evaluations; and names and addresses (including email contacts) of three references to: Shinu Abraham, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications begins immediately and priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before February 14, 2014.

For additional information about St. Lawrence University and the Anthropology Department, please visit our website at St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

  • Received receipt of application and diversity questionnaire via postal mail, with instructions to fill out job application from HR website (really?) (2/2/14).
  • Has anyone figured out what this is about? I got the same instructions via snail mail. I went to the HR website and downloaded the pdf, but there are no instructions anywhere on who you're even supposed to send the application to. Any ideas? (2/15/14)
  • I sent mine to the generic HR mailing address. Honestly this is a ridiculous requirement, especially since it's largely just the same info as on the CV. Good luck! (2/18/14)
  • If I didn't want the job, I'd just include a CV and write "See CV" on every line of the application.  This stuff is tedious and made for hiring staff, not faculty.  Ug.  At least give us a fillable PDF! (x1)
  • Received request for Skype interview to be held next week (2/21/14).
  • Had a Skype interview last week and they said they'd be bringing in campus visits around March 20. Has anyone been invited yet? (3/4)
  • I interviewed last week as well, was told the same thing. They said they had more interviews this week and would notify people after those were done. (3/5). (As an aside, campus visits for a VAP position? This buyer's market is getting out of hand.)

University of Alaska Southeast (AK) - Oct. 9 - IN REVIEW[]

The UAS Ketchikan Campus is seeking an anthropologist with a broad background to teach a wide range of lower and upper division anthropology classes. Applicants must be able to teach on-campus and eLearning courses including introductory courses in general anthropology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology. Applicants must be able to teach courses in Alaska Native cultures as well as upper division classes in specific topic areas of cultural anthropology.The successful applicant will have experience with online and classroom delivered instruction. Experience teaching students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles is preferred.

This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment, covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Successful applicant must relocate/reside in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Required: Master's degre and/or ABD in Anthropology or related field, PhD perferred, strong communication skills, college teaching experience perferred

Job Duties: Develop and teach undergraduate courses, responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description, faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught, be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities, provide University and Community service.

Salary commensurate with education and experience, $55,000/annually(min)

  • Initial review of applications begins on October 9th, 2013. Position is open until filled. No notice will be provided for the closing date.
  • Applications must include: Resume or Curriculm Vitae, cover letter, references (3), philosophy of teaching, copies of educational transcripts, official transcripts will be required at the time of employment offer.
  • Must apply online at
  • For assistance with the application process or form information regarding this position call Gwenna Richardson, at 907-228-4509, or email at
Gwenna Richardson
Personnel Services
University of Alaska Southeast
907-228-4509 (TDD: 907-465-6001)

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Mar. 1 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

UCLA Costen Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

One 1-year fellowship (10 Months) intended to give a promising scholar
the opportunity to pursue archaeology research in any area that
complements UCLA resources, especially paleo-environmental studies,
historical archaeology, early complex Old World societies, or any area
of Asian studies. The successful candidate will teach one graduate

For more details:

  • References requested (3/19)
  • Polite rejection email (4/17)

University of Central Arkansas (AR) - Dec. 5 - IN REVIEW[]

The Department of Sociology at the University of Central Arkansas seeks an anthropologist for a continuing lecturer position to begin August 15, 2014. The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained and experienced anthropologist willing to teach courses across the lower and upper-division levels to support our minor program in anthropology, with preference given to candidates with demonstrated teaching or research experience in two of the four traditional subfields of anthropology. Qualified candidates with any combination of primary and secondary subfield training will be considered; areas of specialization and regional emphasis are open. Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching and service in an undergraduate program. A Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology is preferred, but highly qualified candidates with a master’s degree in one of these fields will be considered. The department offers a collegial and supportive work environment. The standard teaching load is four courses per semester (2-3 preparations); a course reduction may be possible for exceptional service or research-related activities. Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is an accredited state institution with an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students. Conway, a thriving community of approximately 60,000, has three colleges and universities, and is located thirty miles north of Little Rock. UCA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Review of applications will begin December 5, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates may submit material electronically or by mail to: John Toth, Chair, Department of Sociology, Irby Hall 306, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035; e-mail:

University of Exeter (UK) - Apr. 30, May 2, May 5 - DEADLINES PASSED[]

The University of Exeter seeks applicants for three (3) postdoctoral research assistant positions (2014-2017). These are associated with a European Research Council funded project 'Pre-Columbian Amazon-Scale Transformations'. The project will investigate the influence of late pre-Columbian (1000-1492 A.D.) land use on Amazonian landscapes, the impact of the 1492 Columbian Encounter (CE) and its modern legacy through the comparative study of pre-Columbian land uses in four different regions of Amazonia by applying an innovative interdisciplinary approach that integrates archaeology, ethnohistory, archaeobotany, paleoecology, soil science, landscape ecology and remote sensing.

Follow the links below to find out about each position:

Tropical Palaeoecology - Closing Date April 30, 2014

Tropical Archaeobotany - Closing Date May 2, 2014

Tropical Remote Sensing/Botany - Closing Date May 5, 2014

For further information please contact Associate Professor José Iriarte, email or telephone (01392) 724513.

  • TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please send your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees, along with a completed application and equal opportunities form to Kerrie Brealy, quoting the appropriate job reference number in any correspondence.

University of Glasgow (UK)- Mar. 23 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

Postdoctoral Research Associate or Predoctoral Research Assistant, Global Illicit Traffic in Cultural Objecs (Dealine: 23 March 2014).

The Trafficking Culture group at the University of Glasgow ( are looking for a researcher to join the project. You will be based in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (, within the college of Social Sciences, and will assist on the ERC-funded criminology project ‘Global Traffic in Illicit Cultural Objects, to support the PI and the project Senior Research Fellow in the successful delivery of the programme of work.

Broadly this is a programme of research into the global criminal market in looted antiquities which seeks to apply quantitative, qualitative and theoretical methods and approaches to develop knowledge in the field and to work towards producing policy recommendations for controlling the market. You will conduct literature and database searches, and assist with analysis and writing-up, including through the production of website encyclopedia entries, using key literature in the field to produce case studies of looting and trafficking.

An appropriate good first degree in a relevant subject (e.g. criminology, sociology, social science, law, archaeology, economics) is essential. For appointment at Grade 7, you will have a PhD in criminology, archaeology, sociology, law or cognate area or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience. You will be able to undertake quantitative and/or qualitative research in the field of international criminal markets and to perform knowledge mobilisation tasks.

Grade 6/7: £26,527 - £29,837 / £32,590 - £36,661
This post is funded until 31 January 2016

University of Manitoba (MB) - Dec. 1 -  DEADLINE PASSED[]

MA and PhD and Post-doctoral Fellowships Available (University of Manitoba)

Two to three MA and/or PhD Fellowships and a post-doctoral fellowship are available in the Department of Anthropology (and Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Lab) of the U of Manitoba under the supervision of Prof. Haskel Greenfield, as part of his "Nature of early urban neighbourhoods in the southern Levant: Early Bronze Age at Tell es-Safi (EBAS)", SSHRC Partnership Research Program with Bar-Ilan University, Israel. The term of funding for the MA is for two years (minimum of $12,000/year) and the PhD for four years (minimum of $18,000/year), beginning September 1, 2014. PhD students or Post-docs may have the opportunity for sessional (part-time) teaching if courses are available, contingent on funding.

The successful candidate is expected to have a background in archaeology and science, Near Eastern Archaeology (i.e., urbanisation of the EBA in the southern Levant), the archaeology of complex societies, and archaeological field work and methods. The fellowships are for the scientific analysis of remains from the EBA of levels at Tell es-Safi, Israel, including (but not limited to): Lidar scanning technology and archaeological imaging, Ceramics lipids, GIS and spatial analysis, Archaeobotany, Micro-debris analysis, Lithic source analysis, Trace element analysis, aDNA and microscopic use wear of zooarchaeological material, Database management, and/or Geoarchaeology.
Knowledge of any of the above archaeological methods, in addition to ceramic analysis, zooarchaeology, geology, chemistry, chronometric analysis, and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction are beneficial. Experience in archaeological data management and knowledge of Microsoft Office products, imaging software, spatial analytic (e.g. GIS) programs, Leica Cyclone, and SQL databases (e.g., DB2) would be an asset.
Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or landed residents must have their applications approved by Immigration Canada and acceptance by the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the start date of the fellowship.

University of Oregon (OR) - May 1 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The Classics Department at the University of Oregon invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin September 16, 2014.  PhD in Classics and/or Classical Archaeology or related discipline is required by the time of appointment and candidates must demonstrate a strong record or potential for exceptional teaching.  Primary teaching responsibilities consist of six classes (2-2-2) and will include courses in Greek and/or Roman archaeology and material culture as well as Greek language and classics-in-translation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of over 20,000.  The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment.  We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains.  The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

  • To apply: please upload letter of application, CV, writing sample, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to the following website: Academic Jobs Online:  To ensure consideration, please submit application by May 1, 2014.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interviews will be conducted through video conference after May 1st.  Questions about the position may be addressed via e-mail to Lowell Bowditch, Chair of the Department of Classics, at

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Feb. 20 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year position (academic year 2014-15) as Visiting Scholar in the Center for Comparative Archaeology (, in the Department of Anthropology. The Visiting Scholar will be engaged in archaeological research that takes a comparative approach to long-term social change. S/he will help to lead an extended seminar on comparative research in archaeology involving the theme of this research. The Visiting Scholar must have completed the doctoral degree by September, 2014; inquiries from more senior scholars are also welcome. Salary competitive.

  • Applicants should submit, by Feb. 20, 2014, a CV, the names of three references, and a letter of application (2-3 pp.) including a discussion of the research to be pursued. Ideas related to the integration of the research theme into the ongoing seminar on comparative archeology are also welcome. Inquiries and applications by email are preferred. They can be sent to Robert D. Drennan, ( attachments larger than 1 Mb please). PhD must be completed by September, 2014.
  • additional materials requested (3/2)
  • 3/28: Rejection email

University of Toronto (ON) - Mar. 10 - UNDER REVIEW[]

3-Year Term Lecturer in Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto See the job posting online at: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year, limited-term teaching-stream appointment in Archaeology. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer and will begin on July 1, 2014 and end on June 30, 2017. Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology by July 1, 2014 and have a record of excellence in teaching and teaching-related activities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in recent archaeological research and a demonstrated ability to teach effectively a broad range of courses in Archaeology, from introductory to advanced levels. Courses could include, but are not restricted to: Introduction to Archaeology, Archaeological Laboratory, and Archaeological Theory. Successful applicants could expect to teach at least one course in her or his specialty by the second year. In addition to teaching, the lecturer will assist in other activities in the Department of Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto is one of the premiere archaeological research departments in the world. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please see our homepage at Potential applicants may contact Professor Joshua Barker, Acting Chair, at for additional information. We will begin reviewing applications on March 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at
  • Applications should include a cover letter, teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and student evaluations) and curriculum vitae along with the names of three references. Application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  Review of applications will begin March 10 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted directly to the chair of the search committee (by email to:
  • I've heard second-hand that research is discouraged in this position.  Just a rumor, though, so I'd double check if I was applying.
  • Received rejection email 3/24

University of Virginia (VA) - Nov. 1 - IN REVIEW[]

3 yr. Non-TT Lecturer, Search in Pre-historic Mediterranean Art

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.

The McIntire Department of Art in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia invites applications for a three-year, full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position in the Archeology of Pre-historic Europe and the Mediterranean, including Ancient Egypt, the Near East, and pre-classical Greece. This position complements the University of Virginia's growing emphasis on the pre-modern world and is of fundamental importance to the teaching mission of the Art Department and to the undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Archeology. Preference will be given to a candidate who can teach field archeology [emphasis added] on site and has digital humanities expertise for innovative teaching.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester within the candidate's areas of specialization, and provide service to the University, the Art Department, and professional organizations. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential to interact productively across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013. The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2014. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field at the time of appointment.  To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0612992. Then go to Interfolio to apply for the position, attaching the following required documents: cover letter of interest describing research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample up to 30 pages, 2 sample syllabi, three confidential reference letters
  • Please direct questions about the position to Paul Barolsky, Chair, Pre-historic Mediterranean Art Search Committee, Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Joe Earhart,, ph. 434-924-6122.
  • The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The College of A&S and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse, intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:
  • rejection email (11/20x3)

University of Wyoming (WY) - Apr. 31 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

Pending funding, the University of Wyoming seeks an archaeologist to fill a two-year post-doctoral position, beginning September 1, 2014. We seek an archaeologist to cull radiocarbon dates from the western U.S. to help populate a continental database of radiocarbon dates, and to conduct research on radiocarbon dates as measures of prehistoric populations.

Requirements: PhD in anthropology/archaeology or related field by start date; demonstrated quantitative, statistical and database skills; prefer background in use of radiocarbon summed probability distributions and western North American archaeology.
The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations. The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

  • Please send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to: Robert L. Kelly, Position closes 5/31/14.

Vancouver Island University (BC), "Regular Part-Time" - Nov. 6 - DEADLINE PASSED[]

Duties: The successful candidate, Anthropology Professor, will be required to develop and prepare lessons; instruct, assess and grade student achievement in the sub-field of archaeology. Besides two lower-level courses-Introductory Anthropology: Physical Anthropology /Archaeology (ANTH 111) and Archaeology (ANTH 213)-the successful candidate must be able to teach Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest (ANTH 449), with other upper-level courses in rotation. Area and methodological specialties are open, but preference is for someone with ethnological experience with the Pacific Northwest and topical interests that complement existing faculty strengths. Since this is a small department, breadth is needed. See the VIU department webpage for course descriptions and program information.

All faculty must contribute to the life and work of the Department as outlined below. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution. This regular, part-time appointment will be made effective August 01, 2014.

Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree (or ABD) in anthropology, with a specialization in archaeology, from an appropriately accredited institution; recent experience and expertise teaching undergraduates; record of engagement in scholarly activities; and/or relevant professional memberships. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and student learning, interest in interdisciplinary scholarship, demonstrated competency working effectively in a team-oriented environment and will be responsive to diverse learning styles, and cultural and academic backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications: PhD completed. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements and extends the department's current strengths.

  • Application Information: The posting period for this career opportunity, competition #13-4079, will remain open until November 06, 2013. Please Submit: CV/Resume; Cover Letter; Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications; Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference; Teaching Evaluations; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Statement of Research Interests and Plans. Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview. Vancouver Island University supports an online application system. Visit to access this employment opportunity and VIU’s online application system. Requests for information or assistance can be directed to
  • This is called "Regular Part-Time."  I taught in Canada near BC last year and they paid adjuncts, or "sessionals," at a much better rate than in the States.  For example, if a faculty member teaching a 4:4 load made $50k, adjuncts were paid $12.5k per class.  This was just at the place I was teaching and I don't know if it holds true for VIU.  Also, BC is VERY pro-internal promotion (strong unions) and it is hard to get hired in at a higher level without starting at the basement.  If you are looking to move to Vancouver, this might be a good foot in the door for future employment.


Appalachian State University (NC) - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1st 2014. This position is contingent upon funding. Candidates should have a record of or potential for grant procurement, publication, and undergraduate teaching. Ph.D. in anthropology is required at the time of appointment. We seek a broadly trained anthropological archaeologist with substantial field experience, preferably in Southeastern Native America, and a demonstrated proficiency in G.I.S. and remote sensing. Teaching responsibilities will include a lower level introductory course and lab, archaeological method and theory, field archaeology, senior capstone course, and elective courses in the successful candidate’s areas of specialization, which should complement those of the archaeology faculty. Research responsibilities will include management of ASU’s extensive archaeological collections and development of local field research in which undergraduate students will participate. Other responsibilities include service, advising, and participation in curriculum development.

The Department of Anthropology ( has a well-earned reputation for collegiality among its 12 full time and 2 part time faculty covering the subfields of sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology. With approximately 200 majors and enrollments of over 1000 students per semester, the department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in multiple concentrations, including sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology, as well as a number of courses in the university’s general education curriculum.  Numerous undergraduate research opportunities are available for students, including field schools, internships, lab projects, and individual studies at home and abroad.

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked comprehensive university and part of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina system. With more than 17,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching while continuing to enhance its research reputation. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Appalachian State University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled individuals, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination.  Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Thomas R. Whyte ( Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Additional information about this position, the university, and the surrounding area is located at

  • Send applications electronically to Dr. Thomas R. Whyte, Search Committee Co-chair, at the following email Applications must include only two attachments: (1) a letter of application outlining background, teaching, and research interests; and (2) a current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references. Review of applications will begin November 4th and continue until the position is filled.
  • Received an email confirmation that my application materials had been received; that was appreciated (X5 10/31).
  • Received email request to complete Affirmative Action form on HR website (11/4). (X3)
  • Received email request for reference letters, 2-3 recent publications, and recent teaching evalations (11/13).
  • Campus interview scheduled for January (11/26).
  • Any updates on this search? Question from a "newbie": is it common for places not to bother sending rejection letters?
  • Yes, many places never send them or send them after they've gotten an offer officially accepted by a candidate. Still others will send them as they make cuts at each stage. 
  • Offer made and accepted

Beloit College (WI) - Sep. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Beloit College invites applications for a tenure track position in bioarchaeology beginning August 2014. Except for North America, geographic specialization is open. Interest in complex societies preferred. Areas of interest may include health and disease, conflict, human rights, identity, analytical approaches, or demography and population studies. The successful candidate must exhibit exceptional enthusiasm for, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching; develop a research program that engages undergraduates; contribute to all-college programs, interdisciplinary studies, and international education; and serve in leadership roles in campus governance. Preference will be given to individuals who can teach quantitative methods and who are committed to providing summer field opportunities for students. Teaching load is 5 courses per year, 2-3 courses per semester. Beloit College has a long history of excellence in anthropological education. The department offers courses in all four fields and has close ties with the Logan Museum of Anthropology, an AAM-accredited museum with extensive archaeological collections. Interest in using the Logan Museum for teaching or research is a plus. A record of successful undergraduate teaching is preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Strong candidates must be able to employ effective pedagogical strategies to teach and work with this diverse student body.

  • Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research agenda, and contact information for three references via email to Review of applications will begin September 1, 2013 with initial interviews to begin at the 2013 AAA meeting. AA/EEO Employer.
  • Also posted at Physical Anthropology 2013-2014
  • AAA interview requests have gone out to a short list (10/31)
  • Invited for on-campus interview in early February (12/13)
  • Offer made and accepted

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Mar. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking a qualified individual to fill a one-year full time temporary position (AA# 46-3-214) at the rank of instructor in the Department of Anthropology for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 academic terms ( specialization in archaeology; regional specialization is open but Latin American is preferred). The successful applicant will be required to teach introductory and upper level courses. Ph.D. in anthropology is preferred, with an earned Masters in Anthropology at the time of application required. Applicants must submit evidence of quality undergraduate classroom instruction-student evaluations preferred. Finalist(s) must communicate well and successfully complete a phone interview process as judged by the department faculty. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations required. Completing this search is contingent on available funding.

  • Application Process: Submit a cover letter of application, vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and evidence of quality teaching postmarked by March 15, 2014 to the Dept. Search Chair, Department of Anthropology, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E. 2ND Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. A recommendation for hiring is needed by the majority of the regular, full-time department faculty. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.
  • offer made and accepted

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - Oct. 11 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full- time, beginning Assistant Professor position in New World archaeology to begin August 1, 2014. Ph.D. in hand is required by the August 1, 2014, start date. We seek a broadly trained archaeologist with an active field research program in North America or Mesoamerica, and a research focus on hunter-gatherers, agriculturally-based societies, or historical archaeology. Preferred topical areas of specialization include population growth and its consequences, development of trade and exchange, early colonial encounters, social differentiation and the rise of hierarchical societies, material culture, ethnohistory, or the politics of heritage, but other areas will be considered. We expect the successful candidate to be a teacher-scholar trained in the major subfields of anthropology and prepared to join a four-field department. The candidate should be well grounded in archaeological theory and method and able to incorporate students in field research. Teaching responsibilities will include a lower level introductory course and lab, Archaeological Methods and Theory, senior capstone course, and elective courses in the successful candidate's area and topical specialties.

  • For full consideration, applicants should send by October 11, 2013, a curriculum vitae, cover letter outlining research and teaching interests and experience, and names and contact information for three referees. Send application materials in a single PDF file (electronic submissions only, subject line should read "Archaeology Search") to: Preliminary interviews will be held November 21-23, 2013, during the AAA meeting in Chicago.
  • Received affirmative action survey card through mail (10/6) and email confirmation of application receipt (10/3-x6).
  • Request for additional materials from seach chair (publications, syllabi, teaching evaluations). (11/5) (x5)
  • Request for AAA/Phone interview.  Enough interview slots were offered to suggest that the list is still about 30-50 people (11/8 + 1). 
  • I'm guessing more like 8-10 on the list from the slots offered to me (x3)
  • I heard secondhand that campus interviews have been scheduled (1/8)
  • Care to elaborate on that rumor, did you hear it from someone who was shortlisted? (x4)
  • Of note, they are also hiring a cultural anthropologist, but no indication that they have a finalist list on the cultural anthro wiki - someone I know was contacted for a campus visit for the cultural anth position (1/13)
  • Someone I know was shortlisted; campus visit scheduled (x2).
  • Offer made and accepted (2/28/)

California State University, Chico (CA) - Oct. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Minimum Qualifications:  The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology. Concentration in California/Western United States, and the capability to contribute to the Cultural Resource Management program is required.  Ability to teach courses for the Anthropology Major and Graduate Program, and a strong record of professional and scholarly activities complementing those of current faculty are necessary.
Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and teaching experience in areas that complement the background of current faculty.  These concentrations may include but are not limited to evolutionary ecology, zooarchaeology or other relevant topical areas.  Ability to teach and conduct research involving archaeological fieldwork is highly desirable as is the potential to work with and/or direct research engaging MA level graduate students in archaeology.  In addition, candidate should demonstrate potential for successful grant and contract activity that supports scholarly and/or applied research. 
Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, research, and service. The successful candidate is expected to teach general education and majors courses in anthropology at the undergraduate level as well as teach graduate level seminars and serve on MA thesis committees.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
For additional information concerning the Anthropology Department, as well as this vacancy announcement in its entirety, see

  • Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
  • How to Apply: All applicants must complete the Application for Academic Employment Form, which is available on-line at to be submitted with curriculum vitae or resume, complete set of transcripts, three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA  95929-0400, Phone: 530.898-6192; e-mail:
  • -Strange, they do not appear to be asking for a cover letter.  I am guessing this is some kind of oversight?
  • Phone interview scheduled (10/30/13) (x3)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled (11/15/13)
  • any news on this one? (12/16/13)
  • Their campus visits are ending this week sometime, and I got the impression they wanted to make a decision very soon after that.
  • Offer made and it was accepted.(2/4/14)

California State University, Stanislaus (CA) - Oct. 14 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

  • See full post at Cultural Anthropology 2013-2014
  • Email confirmation of application received (October, x3)
  • Phone interview scheduled for early December x2
  • Campus interviews are being scheduled for February (as of late December)
  • Phone interview schedule for January 30.x2
  • In case anyone is holding their breath on this one, I understand this was offered and accepted by their archaeology lecturer a while ago

City University of New York, John Jay College (NY) - Oct. 15 - SEARCH COMPLETED[]

Tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient History with a specialty outside of Greece or Rome. Teaching load: 4/3 "The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in Global history, skills courses in the Global History major, and electives in her or his own areas of interest." PhD must be in hand by June 2014.

  • Link to Apply
  • Deadline: 15 Oct., 2013.
  • Replacement search for an archaeologist.
  • Any more info?
  • NOTE: from Euro. History page:
  • Invitation for a phone interview (10/27)
  • Invitation for a campus interview (11/6, x2)
  • Offer made and accepted

Eastern Connecticut State University (CT) - Mar. 10 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Eastern Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2014. PhD required. Applicants should be broadly trained (four-field) archaeologists with a research specialty in the Archaeology of North America. Must be able to teach Introductory course on archeology and physical/biological anthropology, upper level classes on Native Americans, archaeological field methods, courses in area of specialty, and participate in the university's Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Developing a field site for undergraduate research is encouraged. The candidate will have an active research agenda, be committed to quality undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engage in service.

  • Interested applicants should send via email a curriculum vitae, a copy of all graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy (1 page max) and research interests (2 pages max),and names and contact information for three recommendations to Maureen Lucas at by March 10,2014. Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mary Kenny (
  • Any news?
  • The posting on the ECSU website was recently edited. The closing date was changed from March 10 to "open until filled."
  • Any idea why they extended the deadline?
  • I'm guessing that they received too few appilcations, but that's just speculation.
  • Not good news for people that already applied.
  • Phone interview requested 4/9
  • Job offer made and accepted [posted 6/13]

Eastern Kentucky University (KY) - Rolling Deadline- POSITION FILLED[]

Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work. We seek an archaeologist versed in prehistoric and historic archaeology with fieldwork, research and public outreach experience in the Southeast. Course expectations include North American Archaeology, Archaeology and the Law, and Archaeological Field School. Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology from a regionally accredited (SACS, etc.) or internationally recognized institution, and undergraduate teaching experience required. Candidates are invited to discuss their proficiency with online teaching in their letter of application.

  • Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until filled. Position begins August 15, 2014. Interested candidates must apply to requisition number 0614398 at Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin or veteran status, in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity which it conducts, or in any employment policy or practice.
  • NOTE: Strongly suspect inside candidate for this position.  Position as written fits existing lecturer's qualifications.
  • Phone interviews scheduled (x2): 11/18/2013
  • Rejection email received, saying position has been filled (1/13)

Eastern New Mexico University (NM) - Jul. 1 - CANCELLED[]

Position:  Assistant Professor or Instructor of Anthropology

Location:  Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology,

Eastern New Mexico University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology position or temporary one-year Instructor of Anthropology beginning August 2014.  We seek a Southwest archaeologist able to teach ceramic analysis.  We prefer someone who is a materialist with an active research agenda and a solid background in quantitative methods or GIS. The successful candidate must be willing to run a summer field school in alternate summers.  Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their Ph.D. by August 2014.  Our program has a strong graduate component, and candidates must be willing to help supervise Master’s theses.

  • Electronic applications may be submitted through the links available on the Employment area within the ENMU Human Resources page (  Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining qualifications, current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and names of three references.  Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2014. Applicants must pass a pre-employment background check.
    • Contacted for phone interview (6/30), letter writers contacted previous week.
    • Got word from ENMU HR that the search was cancelled (7/14). 

Emory University (GA) - Nov. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

EMORY UNIVERSITY Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in paleoanthropology or Paleolithic archeology. We seek a scholar with an active research program addressing core issues in hominin biological and behavioral adaptation and evolution. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree, have an excellent research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Capacity to teach skeletal biology is desirable. Ability to interact effectively with faculty in a broadly inclusive department is important.
The Department of Anthropology and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage qualified women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

  • Please send a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references to: . Applications accepted through November 15, 2013.  Emory University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
  • Letters of recommendation requested (25/11/2013)
    • Requested through you, or were your references contacted directly?
  • They requested that I personally contact the references (26/11/2013).
  • Shortlist generated (20/12/2013).
  • Offer accepted (27/3/13).

Florida Gulf Coast University (FL) - Oct. 29 - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED[]

Anthropology/Archaeology, Assistant Professor, Req. #1862

Summary: Your initial assignment will include teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Job Responsibilities: Teaches one or more of the following large enrollment General Education courses each year: Introduction to Anthropology and/or Introduction to Archaeology. Teaches upper division core courses including History of Anthropological Thought, Archaeological Research Methods, Development of World Civilization, and others as determined by program need (these courses are offered annually). Teaches topical courses such as Florida Archaeology, in alignment with his/her specialization, and generates new courses to promote program growth. Contributes to the MA program in Environmental Studies, including the core graduate-level courses, Cultural Ecology and Social Science Research Methods for Environmental Studies. Contributes to program's new Museum Studies minor and interacts with the Florida Public Archaeology Network located within the Anthropology Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to teach Archaeology and Anthropology. Ability to lead a research program including the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to make interdisciplinary connections to environmental and social scientists, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, within and outside the department.

Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. Demonstrated achievement or evidence of potential for excellent teaching in Archaeology and Anthropology. Interest in teaching across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including at the general education level.

ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2014. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated strength or clear evidence of potential to lead a research program including the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Research interests in Southeast U.S. (especially Florida), Caribbean or Latin American Archaeology. Ability to make interdisciplinary connections to environmental and social scientists, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, within and outside the department. A collaborative and collegial spirit and willingness to serve at the departmental and college levels.

Special Instructions: Appointment will be made on a 9 month multi-year appointment basis available August 2014.  Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.  For faculty vacancies, it is expected that a copy of the transcript of the applicant's highest degree in the field of instruction will be scanned and attached in SOAR as part of the application package.  Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.

  • FYI: This position is a continuing contract position, not tenure track.  The entire university is set up on that system.  I am attaching a few links describing this here and here, and some former employees reviews.  These pessimistic reviews from within and without are something worth thinking about.  Assistant professors make $47-51k.
  • Is this the same position that was advertised a year or two ago, but got canceled (I think due to a lack of funding)? I also seem to remember a high teaching load with it (4/4?).
  • Don't know about the teaching load, but yes, it was advertised in almost the same way and last time was pulled ~ December (I suspect budgetary issues).
  • I got contacted for a short phone interview on 12/2 (anyone else get contacted or hear anything?)
  • Contacted for campus visit (1/9).
  • Job has been offered and accepted. Have secondhand info that the search committee was not impressed with its interviewees.
    • Is this supposed to be somehow helpful? At best, it doesn't seem like a very collegial thing to repeat in a public forum. At worst, it sounds like you mean to humiliate all the candidates.
    • Sounds like a spurned applicant to me. This nasty sewing circle mentality is unfortunately becoming all too common as chances dwindle. The SAA meetings are like a breeding ground for unproductive gossip.
    • I think that comment is unproductive and misguided. If the search committee was unhappy, they either did a bad job screening applications or they had very unrealistic expectations. Considering the plethora of applications on the job market, there are plenty of fantastic candidates empty-handed right now. It's demoralizing for me to think they hired someone they were unhappy with just to avoid continuing the search. How is the person who was hired supposed to feel?
    • Yeah, this is a wiki for disseminating information. Not a wiki for disseminating information that might make someone feel bad! Who cares if it's true or not? If it shows that a department didn't do a good job, or if it hurts someone's feeling, let's pretend the information doesn't exist.
    • Yeah, as an interviewee for this job, that secondhand information was just delightful to hear!

Flagler College (FL) - Mar. 21 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Flagler College invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Anthropology to begin August 2014. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (or have a documented completion date prior to appointment), demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an active scholarly agenda. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in archaeology, an area expertise in the Southeastern United States, and a secondary interest in cultural anthropology. The ideal candidate will have an interest in and ability to develop field based archaeological research.
Responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, contributing to the first year program, student advising, and committee assignments.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach a range of anthropology courses, and creativity in linking academia with field-work. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to the growth and development of the current anthropology minor, support the public history and international studies programs, and work collaboratively with archaeologists in the St. Augustine region. Preferred candidates will be able to teach the following courses: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and Historical Archaeology. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.
Flagler College is a private independent college with an enrollment of 2,500. The College is located in historic St. Augustine, Florida, 35 miles south of Jacksonville and 55 miles north of Daytona Beach.

  • Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and research goals, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a brief description of proposed courses, unofficial copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation with contact information, and other supplementary materials to Dr. Alan Woolfolk, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Flagler College, at Review of completed applications will begin March 21 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone else looked at this application process? It is through, and since they request three letters of recommendation, it appears that we are to get the letters of recommendation delivered to us before submitting them. There is also no contact information for HR or for questions, unless I'm missing something?
  • I'm baffled by the wording as well. It says all materials should be sent to this VP, then the link points to the GJ application site. I started the process, and it *appears* that you only need to supply reference contact information (I haven't completed the process yet). Really sick of all the outsourcing of applications that's going on. (2/18/14)
    • Glad it's not just me - the application process seems to also want you to enter all of your CV/resume information (because this is also a portal for applying to, you know, Government Jobs). I called HR two days ago and haven't heard back (good luck trying to find contact information for them). I also asked if they could please add a contact for questions about the application or position. Here's hoping. (2/18/14)
    • I posted two back. Completed the application now, and yes, you just enter reference contact information. I ended up adding most of the requirements under "other" documents -- this was a painful and protracted process.
    • Thanks for the update - I'm still waiting on a response to my question (to two different places at Flagler) re: whether they really do want letters at this stage, and if they really want them from us. Your having completed the process - and sharing with the rest of us - is very helpful (and I can tell my references to relax!).
    • Received email request for *me* to have references send letters via email. It noted "the screening process has already begun." (3/3/14) (x2)
    • Just wanted to add that this process for sending recommendation letters is different from what is inferred from the job ad - so, as you apply, you will fill in the names and contact information for references. Once you submit the application, you should receive an email confirming receipt and asking you to have references submit letters to a specific email address. (So don't wait until the last minute to submit - also because, as noted above, apparently review of applications has already begun.)
    • One note, this is NOT a tenure track position. It is an infinitely renewable contract position, so it may be in the wrong place on this wiki. Second, I applied earlier this week and received the application confirmation email immediately. But nothing since. Does the email to forward references follow shortly after the confirmation? I would like to get my ref writers as much time as possible.
    • All continuing-contract positions, like Florida Gulf Coast University and this one, are in this category since they do not have a set end date, as opposed to the limited-term category below.  Thank you for pointing that out, though, since the job advertisement is mute on the subject.  It does seem like there is a correlation: the worse the position, the worse the application process and organization.  So many limited-term positions ask for up-front letters.
    • Huh, that's interesting. Flagler did ask for the same materials last time this job was advertised (three years ago). They have quite a few faculty who stay, but it's true that it is not TT, and I think it is annual contracts.
    • Phone interview scheduled (3/31). FYI, request came by email (x2)
    • Invitation for campus interview (4/8).
    • Offer made and accepted (5/20).

Georgia State University (GA) - Nov. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University seeks to hire a tenure-track archaeologist beginning in August 2014.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand, a history of grant activity and/or prestigious fellowships, evidence of teaching excellence, and the ability to teach lower and upper level anthropology courses as well as graduate level courses in archaeology.  Preference is for an archaeologist working in Latin America, although particularly competitive applicants who conduct research in other areas will also be considered.  Review of applications will commence November 1st and preliminary interviews will take place at the AAA meetings.

  • Please send a cover letter detailing your research agenda and teaching experience, CV, teaching evaluations and the names of three references to the Chair of the Archaeologist Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3998, Atlanta, GA, 30302-3998. 
  • Has anyone found any additional info on this job?  Contact info for inquiries?  Email for the search committee?  Or, do you all think that these electronic forms of communication were barred for a reason?
  • GSU always does paper/mailed applications (says me, a veteran of two previous temporary position searches). They have a temp in place this year, for what that's worth.
  • There is only one tenured archaeologist there, so that is your best bet to email. But, yes, they are paper apps.
  • Hello! I am the search committee chair for this job listing; my name is Bethany Turner and I'm a bioarchaeologist in GSU's anthro department. I'm happy to answer any questions that aren't covered in the listing, you can reach me by email at 
  • I submitted my application by the deadline, but never received acknowledgement. Has anyone had confirmation that their application was received?
  • I never received an acknowledgement either (and no AAA interview, sigh)
  • Just received an invitation to interview at the AAAs (11/8). (x4)
  • Good luck to the interviewees!  If you are willing, in what regional and/or methodological foci do people who received AAA invites specialize?  Aside from Latin America, it was a pretty wide open job search and they no doubt received well over 100 applications.  
  • Received email request for publications and letters of rec (12/9).  (x3)
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? Has a short list been made? (1/27)
  • Request for campus interview (2/7/2014)
  • Offer made and accepted.

Grand Valley State (MI) - Apr. 28 -  OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The GVSU Anthropology Department invites applications for a 9 month, non-tenure track, visiting faculty position beginning in the fall semester 2014. The Department teaches a four-field undergraduate curriculum, and a successful candidate will have teaching experience in archaeology and one other subfield of anthropology and will be expected to teach primarily introductory 200 level general education courses, and possibly upper level courses. Classes include Cultural Anthropology, Origins of Civilization, Introduction to Archaeological Methods and Human Origins. Geographic area is open.
Grand Valley State University is a public, comprehensive university of 25,000 students that values excellence in teaching supported by active scholarship and community service. The Anthropology Department offers BA and BS degrees in Anthropology with ethnographic and archaeological field schools. The department consists of 12 faculty, 180 majors and 60 minors.
Required Qualifications and Education
Candidates should be ABD or have a PH.D. in hand. Teaching experience in archaeology and one other subfield of anthropology. Geographic area is open. The position is renewable yearly, for up to three years. Candidates must be committed to the goals of university general education. Salary is competitive by qualifications (degree and teaching experience).

  • Applicants should submit a letter of application (including qualifications, experience, and teaching philosophy) and curriculum vitae with three references listed to ( Review of applications will begin March 15th and continue until the deadline of April 28th.
  • Offer made and accepted (6/2014)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Nov. - POSITION FILLED[]

Position: The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level as Director of Archaeological Services beginning August 2014. Archaeological Services is an applied research center within the Department of Anthropology. The successful applicant will demonstrate a record of overseeing archaeological projects and administering grants and contracts. They will also have enthusiasm for mentoring students and strong teaching skills. Our vibrant, four-field oriented department is seeking individuals who are able to work cooperatively within a collegial department of diverse faculty.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, cultural resource management experience, and teaching experience are required. Required specializations include cultural resource management and North American archaeology. Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of the following: Pennsylvania archaeology, archaeology of the Northeastern U.S., archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic, archaeology of the Mid-West, archaeological geophysics, geoarchaeology, prehistoric ceramic analysis, archaeobotany, and/or statistical applications. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview process, which may include a teaching demonstration. The department is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. All applicants must be work eligible.

Responsibilities: Candidates should have an active program of research and scholarly publications and/or technical reports. Teaching responsibilities may include sections of our introductory four-field course in addition to more specialized undergraduate and graduate archaeology courses. The successful candidate will also direct Archaeological Services and be expected to procure and manage contracts. The successful candidate will advise students in undergraduate and graduate programs and participate in related university and community service.

  • How to Apply: Review of applications will begin November 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Visit to apply through our on-line application system. Applicants will be asked to provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of references, transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. IUP is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
  • Received email asking if I'd like to meet with search committee at the AAA meeting (x3).
  • Was told not part of selection process, no obligation to come, long list to be made independent of AAA.
  • Any updates on this one? I was told they would start compiling long list after Thanksgiving break. Anyone been contacted?
  • My memory is that they said they'd be contacting people in January (I could be remembering that wrong).
  • Anyone heard anything yet? Long list, short list, rejected, interviewed?
  • Phone interview scheduled (2/5) (x2)
  • For the record (in case anyone from IUP human resources reads this), the "information session" at the AAA meetings was absolutely part of the selection process. It was an interview.
  • I was not present at the AAA and was still selected for an (unsuccessful) interview. So even if that was considered, it wasn't a fully determining factor.
  • Rejection letter recieved indicating a candidate had been hired (4/2)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Rolling Deadline - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

LECTURER, Materials Science and Engineering-Program in Archaeological Materials (part-time, 75%-time), to teach three fundamental courses in anthropological archaeology to undergraduate students who have modest or no preparation in cultural anthropology or archaeology. The courses to be taught are Introduction to Archaeology and Human; Biological and Cultural Evolution; and a geographic area elective of the lecturer's choice, focusing on, e.g., N. America, China, SW Asia, to complement our strength in Mesoamerica and Andean South America. The three subjects are taught annually over the course of the Fall (September to December) and Spring (February to May) semesters. May also choose to contribute a one-week subject of special interest during the Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January. Those whose research involves the materials analysis of archaeological or ethnographic artifacts will have ready access to the archaeological materials laboratories of the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology (CMRAE).

REQUIRED: a completed Ph.D. in archaeology by the start of employment, a strong record of teaching experience well beyond the occasional TA level, and the desire and ability to demonstrate to students the value and necessity of adding the human sciences to their engineering tool kit. Must have demonstrated experience organizing and teaching in a laboratory as the course in human biological and cultural evolution is designed with a major laboratory component which often meets in several, small, weekly sections to give students ample opportunity to learn pertinent techniques and carry out laboratory assignments. Preparation in engineering or archaeological science is not required. Job #10574 The appointment will begin on September 2, 2014. Schedule to be determined.

  • Application material must include both a cover letter and a C.V. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sumbitted to
  • Offer made and accepted.

Miami University (OH) - Nov. 1 - SEARCH COMPLETED/HIRE MADE[]

Miami University: The Departments of Anthropology and Classics invite applications for
a joint tenure-track assistant professor position in Old World Archaeology beginning
August 2014. The successful candidate will have a joint position in two departments,
Anthropology and Classics, and will be expected to contribute strongly to curriculum and program development in both.

The successful candidate will have an active research program in the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean or ancient Near East, teach an introductory course on archaeological theory and methods, including a laboratory component, as well as an introduction to Greek civilization in its Mediterranean context, and upper division courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Expectation of student advising and service to departments and university.

Require: Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology required by the time of appointment.
Required qualities include: excellence in teaching, active research program; ability to seek external funding; willingness to provide service to the university and the profession, and ability to contribute to an interdisciplinary program in archaeology. Experience organizing a field school and experience in museum studies or materials conservation is very desirable.

Miami University is among the nation's premier public institutions, widely recognized for the strength of its academic programs and vibrant co-curricular programming. Miami University is ranked 1st nationally among public universities for undergraduate teaching, and third overall, by U.S. News & World Report. The main, residential campus in Oxford enrolls over 15,000 students. The city of Oxford, with a population of 12,000, is in southwest Ohio, a 45-minute drive from Cincinnati. See for more information about the university.

  • Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter detailing teaching and research, curriculum vitae, summary evidence of teaching excellence, and list of three references when applying for this position. Apply to Questions can be directed to Dr. Mark Allen Peterson, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Screening of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are received by November 1, 2013, may be contacted for prearranged interviews at the AAA and AIA meetings in Chicago.
  • Request for AAA interview (11/15) (x4)
  • Request for letters (1/16) (x4)
  • Campus interview request (2/5) (x2)
  • Rejection email, stating that a candidate was successfully hired (4/15)

Mississippi State University (MS) - Dec. 1 - OFFER MADE[]

The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) at Mississippi State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the archaeology of North America, beginning August 2014, pending budgetary approval.

Preference will be given to members of Phi Beta Kappa. Ph.D. in anthropology is required at time of appointment. We seek an archaeologist who conducts active field research in the southeastern United States, with a focus on pre-contact periods. Dedication to scholarship, teaching, and involving undergraduates in research is essential, as is a commitment to the Applied Anthropology M.A. program. Teaching responsibility is five courses per year, to include introductory, upper division, and graduate instruction. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach a summer field school, which includes excavation and regional site survey.

AMEC is a department of 11 faculty members, 42 graduate students, and 70 undergraduate majors, housed in the Cobb Institute of Archaeology. For more details, see

  • Applicants should send the following electronic files to a letter describing how their teaching and research interests would fit into the existing program; a current vita; and names and contact information for three references. The final deadline for applying is December 1, 2013, but we will begin reading applications immediately. All applicants must complete the Personal Data Information Form online at MSU is a public, land-grant institution and is classified as a “very high research activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applications from minority and female candidates.
  • For more details, and to apply, visit and search for PARF number 7541 or search for positions within the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures.
  • First short-list has been chosen and applicants contacted for additional information; Skype interviews to be scheduled in January/early February.
  • Request for reference letters and additional materials (12/6) (x2)
  • Nice, personalized email to say I hadn't been shortlisted. I must say, this is only the second such email I've received since my jobsearch began in September 2012!
  • Skype interview scheduled (1/3) x3
  • On campus interviews scheduled (1/17)
  • On campus interviews completed (2/14)
  • Was the offer accepted or was this posting moved because it was listed as offer made?

North Dakota State University (ND) - Feb. 24 - CANCELLED[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Dakota State University (NDSU), invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2014. Our program has a focus on human heritage, present and past, tangible and intangible. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate (master's degree) courses with a normal load of two courses per semester. Along with high quality teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct research leading to significant publications, seek external funding, and perform department, college, university, and professional service.

ABD applicants will be considered but PhD is required for a tenure track appointment. The ideal candidate is expected to have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate (master's) courses (2 per semester) including a four-field introductory course, world prehistory, North American archaeology, introductory biological anthropology, GIS and spatial analysis; candidate will have the ability to develop other courses in her/his area of specialization. Evidence of research dissemination through publications and professional presentations. Candidates must possess effective oral and written communication skills.

Evidence of effective teaching at the college level; ability to teach courses in physical anthropology or bioarchaeology; demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary program; archaeological expertise beyond North America; interest or experience in online teaching desirable; experience or interest in heritage studies; a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Required Application Documents:

  • 2-3 page letter of application that describes applicant's research and teaching experience, qualifications for the position, and future plans.
  • Curriculum Vitae including names, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three references
  • A sample syllabus (Attache to Other Document 1)
  • Received an email explaining that the search committee has narrowed down a list of possible candidates for a phone interview. References were confirmed, and will be contacted.
  • References received request for letters directly (not me), and told me that letters are due Sat. 22nd and list will be narrowed down after that for phone interviews. 3/14 x1
  • Despite refreshing my email umpteen times, it appears as if I struck out on this one. I wanted to chime in and say that Fargo is really fun and affordable, hardly the desolate tundra town some imagine it as. This is going to be a wonderful position for one of you, best of luck! (x2)
  • Got the official "we are sorry to inform you" email. Too bad. 4/3 (x2)
  • Request for Skype interview next week to determine candidates for campus interviews. 4/3 x2
  • Request for campus interview 4/8 x2
  • Any word on this? 5/22
  • Search cancelled by dean due to "procedural irregularities", job to be re-opened next year. 6/5

Northern Arizona University(AZ) - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

This is a tenure track position which will begin on January 1, 2014.

The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University seeks a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in Archaeology whose duties include both undergraduate and graduate level teaching, as well as standard tenure-eligible research and service activities.

Minimum qualifications are PhD in Anthropology by December 31, 2013, emphasis in Archaeology, and demonstrable record of at least one year of teaching experience as instructor of record.

Preference will be given to individuals with a strong archaeology background within a four-field anthropology program and strong research agenda, who have a record of success in obtaining external funding and providing students with high-quality field experiences. Preferred areas of research and teaching interest include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following: heritage management, indigenous perspectives, colonial encounters, and long-term human-environment relationships, with expertise in one or more of the following: paleoethnobotany, faunal analysis, traditional ecological knowledge, landscape, or climate change. Preference will be shown to individuals with evidence of teaching effectiveness. Evidence of applied activities, such as community engagement, in keeping with the department's applied anthropology orientation is desirable. The candidate's geographic, cultural, and temporal foci are open. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, expertise in web-based teaching, a strong record of scholarly publications, and demonstrated grant and contract success. Demonstrated experience with external funding of research is highly desirable.

  • Submit a letter of interest/intent, CV, and names of three potential references to Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, Campus Box 15200, Flagstaff AZ. 86011. Applications can be sent electronically to: Candidates must submit teaching portfolios (including syllabi, teaching philosophy, and student and peer evaluations) to the screening committee.
    • This wording is confusing--do they want the teaching portfolio as part of the initial application?
    • Good question, not sure either, but I presume that a teaching portfolio is included in the initial application....anyone else know anything about this one?
    • Agreed-very poorly worded and confusing. If the portfolio is to be submitted from the start along with the other materials, why not just clearly say so? 
    • I have specific knowledge of this: all applicants need a teaching portfolio plus letter, CV, and reference names in the initial application. Please submit all materials!
    • Heard through the grapevine that HR changed the ad's wording so that things ended up in this confusing order.  As if it wasn't already hard enough to guess what departments are looking for!
    • Anyone heard if there's been any movement on this one yet?
    • Negative (though I would have only heard from here), but it does seem slow if they plan to hire by January
    • Heard from a friend that they started interviewing for this position last week (10/7), though her info may be jumbled up with another job search... so I wouldn't take this as absolute truth. 
    • Email confirmation of application received (in September); no word since then, and I expect they are indeed doing interviews now given their timeline
    • In the phone interview stage now...
    • Campus interviews have been scheduled for three candidates; all before Dec. 10th
    • I assume this is wrapped up?
    • Looks like it; job offer was made and accepted.
    • I finally received my formal rejection letter from NAU. It was very nicely worded. But THEY MISSPELLED MY NAME IN THE ADDRESS SECTION, AND THEN PUT THE WRONG NAME IN THE SALUTATION. Whoops. Now I know who at least one other rejectee is. ; )
    • A friend of mine was offered this position a few weeks back, but his wife got a better offer somewhere and he rejected the NAU offer.

Northern Illinois University (IL) - Mar. 29 - POSITION FILLED[]

The Northern Illinois University Department of Anthropology invites applications for one or two anticipated Visiting Assistant Professors in archaeology for one year to begin August 2014. The successful candidate is expected to have teaching experience and an active program of field research.

The successful candidate is expected to teach advanced undergraduate and graduate (master's) courses (3 per semester) with preference for courses in the archaeology of Mesoamerica, the Mediterranean region (European bordering the Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa), or a region complementing the strengths of existing faculty. The candidate will develop other courses in her/his area of specialization and provide evidence of an active field research program, including the dissemination of research through peer reviewed publications and professional presentations.

PhD in Anthropology with specialization in archaeology. Candidates must possess effective oral and written communication skills. We require evidence of effective teaching at the college level and demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues and students in a four field program. Expertise in analysis of archaeological materials (e.g. ceramics, lithics, fauna) is also desirable.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.

  • Review of applications will begin March 26,2014 and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Please submit the following materials: Cover letter addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position: courses taught and able to teach, and current and future research agenda; CV including contact information for three academic references; and a sample syllabus. Applications should be addressed to: Kendall Thu, Chair Attn: Rachel Pierce Department of Anthropology Grant Towers South A, 5th floor Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL 60115 Application materials may also be emailed to For additional information, contact
  • Any thoughts if this is an inside hire?
  • Letters requested by email (4/3)
  • Rejection email sent to unsuccessful applicants (06/06/2014) x2

Old Dominion University (VA) - Oct. 15 - SEARCH COMPLETED[]

History: The Department of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the ancient world (600 BCE to 600 CE) with regional specialization in the Mediterranean Basin and/or Indian Ocean. Applicants who work in archaeological science and technology, environmental and/or maritime history, and/or on trans-regional connections are especially invited to apply. Position begins in July 2014. Ph.D. in history or classics required by the time of the appointment. Teaching experience and publications preferred.

  • Send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, a writing sample, and two sample syllabi (undergraduate lecture and graduate seminar) to Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, Chair, Personnel Committee, Department of History, BAL 8000, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0091. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
    • Has anyone heard anything about this search lately?
  • According to the Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology Job Market Wiki, candidates were invited for campus visits on November 14.
  • Received snail mail letter saying position has been filled

Richard Stockton College (NJ) - Mar. 3 - POSITION FILLED[]

Ph.D. required upon start date. The Sociology and Anthropology program seeks an Anthropologist committed to community engagement in teaching and research who specializes in one or more of the following: education, health, migration, work, archaeology. Applicants should be prepared to teach Anthropological Methods and Introduction to Anthropology.

Excellent teaching is expected along with strong scholarship and service. All faculty are required to teach General Studies courses. Teaching load is three courses (12 credit hours) per semester. Additional duties, including student advisement, are required as negotiated under collective bargaining agreement. Salary is competitive and set by state-wide compensation schedules, pending experience. Stockton offers a strong benefits package and multiple sources of research support for early career faculty.

Applications are now being accepted. Formal screening will begin March 3, 2014 and continue until position is filled. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager, at 609-652-4384.

  • Send letter of application describing your research agenda and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Anthropology Search Committee - AA329, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205.
  • Received Equal Opportunity Survey email 3/24 (x3)
  • Received above with generic "we received your materials" email 3/28 (x3)
  • Any word on the search?
  • Got *another* EEO survey request email, from a different sender, 4/24. I suspect that's disconnected from the search. They must have either made a selection or canceled it by now, right?
  • I called and they said that the committee is still reviewing materials
  • Position has been filled (by a cultural anthropologist)

Southern Methodist University(TX) - Nov. 22 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Advertisement/Position Announcement Southern Methodist University Rank/Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology) (Position Number:00006355)

The SMU Department of Anthropology invites nominations and applicants for an opportunity to be involved in a dynamic interdisciplinary program in Anthropology. Creative and innovative thinkers are encouraged to apply to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2014. We seek an archaeologist whose research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries to understand human ecosystems and human-environmental change. We are particularly interested in multidisciplinary, data-intensive, and collaborative research that informs contemporary issues, including one or more of the following: population dynamics, demographic processes, emerging sociopolitical inequalities, or social networks and technological innovation. Technical skills should complement the strengths of existing faculty, and may include expertise in geospatial analysis, remote sensing, quantitative modeling, paleobotanical studies, or biogeochemical analyses. Candidates must have an established field and laboratory program, demonstrated excellence in obtaining external funding, a strong publication record, and evidence for outstanding teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Geographical area is open, but scholars working in areas that complement departmental strengths will be preferred. The candidate is expected to develop graduate and undergraduate courses that enhance the Department’s offerings and articulate with the new Interdisciplinary Institute and Environmental Studies major at SMU. While an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor tenure track is anticipated, extraordinary candidates at all levels will be considered.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, demonstrated expertise in teaching undergraduate courses in archaeology and graduate courses in the applicant’s field or specialty, and on-going research projects.

  • Application: Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) or by letter, and should include a statement on how the applicants research and teaching interests complement the strengths of the Anthropology faculty at SMU, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to: Dr. David Meltzer, Chair of the Archaeology Search Committee, Southern Methodist University, Department of Anthropology. PO Box 750336 Dallas, TX 75275, Please cc all application materials to Pamela Hogan, To ensure full consideration, the application must be received by November 22nd, 2013, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. A review of applicants will begin December 1, 2013. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
  • 11/10/13: This job listing has disappeared from all the other websites, but the deadline hasn't passed. Did funding get pulled?
  • 11/11: The ads stay up in places like AAA for a certain amount of time and then disappear. They're still doing the search. Look up other positions that were advertised early in the season -- they'll be gone, too. (x2 it was one of the first offered: it was therefore one of the first to disappear)
    • Universities have to pay, usually by month, to post an ad. Announcements stay up only as long as a department is willing to pay. As soon as you see an ad for something you'll appy to, print the page to PDF so that you always have the exact job announcement for your reference. Just a word of advice from someone who learned the hard way.
  • 12/3/13: Contacted for phone interview, additional information, and letters of recommendation
  • 12/16: Rejection email received (I didn't have a phone interview). Nice of them to do this so promptly! (x2)
  • 1/6: Short list generated
  • Seems like this one should be done, by now. They did campus interviews in Jan and Feb. Any info?
  • offer has been accepted

Syracuse University (NY) - Mar. 7 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position in historical archaeology at the Assistant Professor level effective Fall 2014. Candidates must be engaged in theory-driven research shaped by questions of broad anthropological and archaeological interest. Topical and area specializations are open. The candidate’s work should complement departmental research interests in the modern world. The candidate is expected to teach general graduate and undergraduate courses in archaeology as well as courses in his or her area of expertise, and an undergraduate introduction to biological anthropology. In addition, the candidate’s work should involve one or more elements of the mission of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs: the ability to speak to issues of interdisciplinary interest across the social sciences; relevance to public policy; and the nurturance of citizenship.

Applicant will have a full-time course load of 2/2 and all other responsibilities of a full-time faculty member. Courses taught will include both undergraduate and graduate classes.

Ph.D. in Anthropology with demonstrated research and teaching experience.

  • For consideration, please complete an online application at (Job# 070957). Applicants must attach: a cover letter that includes a statement of professional goals, research and teaching interests; a vita; names and email addresses of 3 references; a writing sample and; teaching evaluations. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS March 7, 2014, but early submissions are encouraged and applications will be reviewed as they are received.
  • References contacted for letters (2/28) x2
  • Follow-up question on teaching bio anth
  • Request for campus interview (3/24)
  • Offer made/accepted

Truman State University (MO) - Oct. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Temporary Part-Time Lecturer in Anthropology, available January 13, 2014. This is a temporary, part-time adjunct position for the spring and fall semesters of 2014. Multiple individuals may be hired if necessary in order to meet the needs of the department.

Responsibilities: Teaching engaging and challenging courses across integrated levels of our curriculum including SOAN 191: Anthropological Inquiry, SOAN 220:World Prehistory and/or SOAN 232:Anthropology of Gender, and SOAN 451:Topics in Anthropology.

Required: MA in Anthropology, Preparation or experience related to the responsibilities of the position, Evidence of or the potential for teaching effectiveness, Strong oral and written communication skills Preferred: PhD in Anthropology

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience

Program: The Department of Society and Environment is part of the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Truman State University. The department has 5 faculty members and approximately 95 undergraduate majors in the Sociology/Anthropology program plus a number of minors in Anthropology, Geography or Sociology. We have just implemented a new curriculum to better integrate knowledge and skills across multiple levels. For more information about the department, please visit

The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars with a highly selective student body, Truman is a residential university focused on providing its over 6,000 students with broad liberal arts experiences and depth of study in 48 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate programs. Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of the educational opportunities it offers students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. For the fifteenth consecutive year, Truman, Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university, has been recognized as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region – Master’s Category by U.S. News and World Report. Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman plays a vital role in the life of a thriving rural community served by commuter air service and Amtrak. More information about Truman State University can be found at and faculty positions at

  • Application: Electronic submission of applications is required, and can be completed at:  Completed applications must include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and all graduate transcripts (copies acceptable, official transcripts required prior to hiring).  Letters of recommendation will be solicited from candidates prior to interviews.  All materials should be submitted in .pdf format.  Please direct any questions regarding this process to:  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.  If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, documentation of degrees, and official copies of graduate transcripts.  Truman State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • I thought this was already on the Wiki.  I add it here even though it is already in review.  References have been contacted.  Rumor mill says they're offering $30k for two semesters ($15k per semester).  It is a 3-3 load sabbatical replacement.
  • They also are not offering any benefits for this position.
  • Four people have been contacted for phone interviews on 29 and 30 October.  No on-campus interviews will be held.
  • All done!  First one of the year.  The committee said the applicants for this 3/3-load, part-time, no-benefits position were tenure-track quality from people across the country.  Yikes.

University of Arkansas (AR) - Jan. 17 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas solicits applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in archaeology to start August 18, 2014.  Candidates should have an anthropologically-oriented research program, success in securing external grants, university teaching experience, and a PhD in hand by the time of appointment.  While the geographic specialization is open, we particularly welcome candidates with research interests and expertise in spatial analysis, remote sensing, 3D modeling and visualization, or archaeological GIS.  Teaching load and salary will be competitive for a Carnegie Tier-One Research University.  Supervision of graduate students in the Department of Anthropology’s MA and PhD programs is expected, as well as interdisciplinary teaching and research with allied units including the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST).

  • Please send a letter outlining research agenda and teaching interests, a CV, and contact information for three referees by January 17, 2014 to Shannan Freeman ( or to Archaeology Search, Department of Anthropology, Main 330, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.  Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Jesse Casana (  The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
  • Full job description here
  • Anyone know if this was set up for an internal hire?
  • This is NOT an internal hire.  The administration had a lot of turnover this year, and so they were very slow to approve new positions, which is why it is posted so late. 
  • Are the applications due on Jan 10 as it states in the last section, or on Jan 17 when it closes?
  • Received email acknowledging receipt of application materials (1/24) x3
  • Revceived an email request for letters, additional materials, and a Skype/phone interview (1/30) (x3)
  • Invited for campus interview
  • Anybody know if an offer has been made on this one? I was one of the Skype interviewies, but apparently I did not get an on campus interview. Still waiting for my "official" rejection letter (3/31)...
  • I see an offer has been made, and still no rejection letters have been sent... Fun times.
  • Sorry guys.  University rules actually prohibit rejection letters to be sent until the search is fully concluded.  Lawyers, eh?  What are you gonna do...
  • The position has been filled.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Sep. 16 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Board of Electors to the Disney Professorship of Archaeology invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of archaeology to take up appointment on 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.  Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in archaeology and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.  Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

  • Further information is available at: or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:, to whom a letter of application should be sent, together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list and form CHRIS/6 (parts 1 and 3 only) with details of two referees, so as to reach him no later than Monday 16 September 2013.  Informal enquiries may be made to the convenor of the Board of Electors, Professor Martin Jones,, tel: +44 (0)1223 333 507.  The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
  • Position Filled

University of Georgia (GA) - Jan. 6 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. The Departments of Geography and Anthropology at the University of Georgia invite applications for a joint-appointment tenure-track assistant professor position for Fall 2014. A Ph.D. in anthropology, geography or other related area is required. We seek an individual engaging in interdisciplinary studies of the longterm relation between human activities and landscapes during the late Quaternary, with a particular strength in one or more of the areas of biogeography, environmental archaeology, geoarchaeology, geomorphology, and/or paleoecology. The individual would be expected to foster a strong orientation to field-based research and an analytical approach to evidence. A commitment to graduate and undergraduate instruction is essential, and the expected teaching load is four courses per year. The successful candidate will have a solid record or potential for publishing and obtaining external funding, and have the ability to teach required and specialty courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research and teaching should complement and enhance existing strengths in the Departments of Anthropology and Geography, yet also engage students and faculty from other relevant units and leverage existing strengths and resources associated with the University of Georgia.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (; The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/ADA/AA institution. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

  • Candidates should apply at where you will upload curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, two representative articles, and contact information for three referees. Inquiries about the position should be directed to
  • Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Physical Anthropology 2013-2014 and at Geography_2013-2014
  • Contacted directly for reference letters (14-Jan) x2
  • Geography wiki indicates campus interviews scheduled (11-Feb)

University of Massachusetts Boston - Dec. 1 -  OFFERS ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Historical Archaeology with a specialization in the societies and cultures of the African Diaspora, commencing September 1, 2014 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We seek a dedicated teacher and accomplished researcher who will contribute both to the department's successful undergraduate and master's programs and to a new campus initiative in Transnational, Cultural, and Community Studies. Ideal candidates should be trained at the intersection of historical archaeology and ethnic studies, be committed to an engaged pedagogy in an urban public university setting, and be able to teach a range of courses in archaeology and African Diaspora studies. We welcome candidates with varied analytical approaches and geographic regions of interest that complement those of department faculty and the staff of our affiliated Fiske Center for Archaeological Research. Areas of potential research interest include, but are not limited to, identity, resistance, colonialism, labor regimes, gender, ritual, and the environment. We would be particularly receptive to candidates with an interest in collaborative research involving students. UMass Boston expects all scholars to explore available external funding to support active research agendas.

Minimum requirements: receipt of Ph.D. in Anthropology by June 1, 2014.

  • Applications must be submitted online by December 1, 2013. Send your CV with a cover letter describing in detail your research and teaching interests and providing the names of three referees, addressed to Prof. Stephen Mrozowski, Anthropology Search Committee Chair.
  • Online App. Form:
  • Received request to submit publications and teaching materials (syllabi, course evals), and have referees send letters to the search chair (12/7) x4
  • Acknowledgement of materials, email stating the search will resume in Jan. (12/15) x4
  • Contacted for phone interview (1/26) x1
  • Rejection Email 2/10 x3 (that was the most positive rejection email ever; also had a really nice email).
  • Completed phone interview 2/12 told two more weeks before campus visits.
  • Invited for campus visit (2/24)
  • Campus visits completed (3/12)
  • Offers made and accepted (3/29)

Université de Montréal (QC) - Nov. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Assistant professor in archaeology of complex societies of the Americas

The Department of Anthropology at Université de Montréal (Canada) is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant professor position in the field of Archaeology of Complex societies of the Americas. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

  • Requirements are: a completed PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline, a specialization in the archaeology of Complex societies of the Americas, some teaching experience, extensive fieldwork experience and publications. Since teaching is in French, proficiency in the French language is essential. The Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. To revitalize its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy [2], the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French. The starting date is June 1st, 2014.
  • NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs.
  • Additional Salary Information: The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.
  • The complete application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of recent publications and research, must be received at the address below by November 15th, 2013. Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department director at the following address: Bernard Bernier, Chair, Département d’anthropologie, Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, succursale centre-ville, Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7, Canada. Or by email at For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please consult the Web site at:
  • On campus interview requested (1/9)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - Digital Humanities -  - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

  • Thanks for sharing, but should we maybe make a separate category for "Open Field Jobs" since this is not explicitly for archaeologists or anthropologists?
  • See full post at New Media and Digital Humanities 2014
  • Phone Interviews scheduled, happening week of 12/09 (12/5) x1
  • Invited for campus interview (1/10) x1
  • Four campus interviews for 1-2 positions completed (2/22)
  • Offers have been extended, but not finalized (according to a recent email from the chair of the search committee) (3/3)
  • I heard second-hand that this position has been offered and accepted.

University of Oklahoma (OK) - Mar. 10 - OFFER ACCEPTED

Job Description: Southwestern or Plains US Archaeologist

University of Oklahoma, Department of Anthropology seeks an archaeologist for a permanent, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 15, 2014. Must have Ph.D. and teaching experience in archaeological anthropology by start date. Area of specialization must be in the prehistory of the Americas, with a strong preference for specialization in the Plains or Southwestern U.S. Methodological specialization is open, but must complement existing faculty. Applicants should be committed to a four-field anthropology program and will be expected to teach two courses a semester (2/2 load). OU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Consideration of applicants begins March 10 and continues until position is filled.  To apply, send letter detailing research interests and teaching experience, vita, and contact information for three references by email to Patrick Livingood (Search Committee Chair, and Keli Mitchell (Administrative Assistant to the Archaeology Search Committee,

  • Note: Late job searches sometimes indicate inside candidates.  That is not the case in this instance.  There are no inside candidates.  The search is later because it is a replacement hire for a retirement and the retirement was not made official until sometime during the fall semester.
  • Next pool selected, letters of recommendation and publications requested (3/13) x3
  • Request for on-campus interviews (3/25) x2
  • Offer made and accepted (5/21)

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Nov. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications from archaeologists with qualifications in the prehistory of North America.  The appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department and as an Assistant Curator in the American Section of the Museum, starting Fall 2014.  The Department of Anthropology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology are strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: 

Applicants should have a strong interest in theory, cultural complexity, the American Sections collections, and public education, as well as plans for active field research involving students. The successful candidate will be involved in: (1) the development of undergraduate and graduate curricula in archaeology within the context of an anthropology program that encourages dialogue across the subfields as well as between disciplines; and (2) the ongoing activities of the Penn Museum related to research, teaching, and public outreach.

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply at . Include a letter of application, a current CV, and the names and contact information of four individuals who will supply written references. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 
  • Since I've been on the market, I have gotten in the habit of applying for places even though I don't work in the specified region. The reasoning is a hopeful naiveté that my caliber will make them say, "wait a minute! hold yer horses! look at this guy! let's hire him instead, give him tenure, and a macarthur award!" Yea, I know. You don't need to mention it. Plus, it has increased the number of places to which I apply each year, making me feel like I am accomplishing something. So here is my question. Just how North American do they want a candidate to be. What about Meso, if the person works in Mexico which is technically N. America. Anyone have insider info so I don't waste my time? Usually it is a waste of time, but given shifts over at UPenn, I wonder if they might be more open to a wider array of applicants.
    • I have it on good authority that a North American (i.e., US) focus is preferred, but they would be open to reading/potentially considering an aplication from a Meso person. Also, here's a link to info on the American section at the museum, which does include collections from both North and South America
    • That is interesting, as they also request research interests in "cultural complexity."  Fingers crossed that my area is "complex" enough...
    • Request for letters sent to references (11/7x3)
      • Interesting, since the deadline of Nov. 15 hasn't hit yet.  The wording is ambiguous, are all applicants' references being contacted?  Did anybody apply at least more than one week ago (to give them processing time) and NOT get a request for references?
      • It's not that uncommon for places to ask for references from likely prospects before the deadline.  In the cases I've seen, not everyone was contacted (though I don't know anything about this job).
      • I suspect this is a broadcast request for references.  My experience with schools that use this system is that as soon as you submit an auto-email is generated to your references. Though all 3 sent on the same day is odd.
      • This was not an auto-email sent as soon as the application was submitted in this case.
      • My references all received automated requests for letters shortly after the application was submitted. It seems the system is requesting letters for all applicants. (x3) (I agree- applied on 11/15, references received request for letters 11/18.) 
    • As a letter-writer, I got two (count em, two) requests for letters for each of the applicants I write letters for. Deadlines for the letters were not mentioned, and no indication of the status of applicants for which letters were requested. I queried both emails contained in the request (for deadline, for the status of these applicants, and for the reason for duplicate requests), but no one has bothered to reply. I am sympathetic to the job-seekers who have to put up with the nonsense and bullshit of current academic searches. Penn thinks they have a high repulation, but poor procedures like this don't help their cause.
  • On campus interview requested (12-24) x2
  • An offer has been made (2/27)
  • Offer accepted (3/6)
  • Offer has been accepted for months now, I applied and still have never recieved a word about the status of the job. What a joke.
  • I agree. This search reflects badly on Penn's department.

University of Queensland (AUS) - Nov. 10 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Lecturer in Archaeology

The Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences. Applicants must have a PhD in archaeology or equivalent PhD in anthropology. They must demonstrate expert knowledge in general archaeology, Australian prehistoric archaeology, and zooarchaeology. Involvement in archaeology research projects focused on Aboriginal Australia, and a track record of publication in refereed international journals are essential. Experience in teaching and an ability to supervise honours and postgraduate students are also required. The person in this role is to engage undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, postgraduate thesis research supervision, and to contribute to the further development of the School's archaeology discipline.

Remuneration: This is a full-time, continuing appointment at academic level B. The base salary is: $81,857 to $97,205 pa plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%. (Total package will be in the range $95,773.51 - $113,730.73 p.a.).

Enquiries: To discuss this role please contact Professor Marshall Weisler +61 7 3365 3038

  • To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover Letter, Resume, and Selection Criteria responses.

University of South Carolina (SC) - Oct. 5 - SEARCH CANCELLED[]

The Department of Anthropology and the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in anthropological archaeology specializing in the southeastern United States. Applicants must have demonstrated abilities in external funding, publishing and research, and teaching. The position will begin in August 2014, and the candidate will be expected to hold the Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

SCIAA ( is a university research institute and state cultural resource management agency with a rich history of fostering research on the archaeology of the southeastern U.S. The Department of Anthropology ( is a four-field program offering B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, with a particular strength in historical archaeology. Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing innovative theoretical directions in Archaic and Woodland studies, but who also have a history of working in multiple time periods. Because SCIAA has a mandate to educate citizens about the history and archaeology of South Carolina, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a long-term research project in the state if they do not already have one. We seek someone with methodological strengths in either landscape, lithic or ceramic analysis.

The new assistant professor will have a tenure home in Anthropology but will have research and service duties divided between Anthropology and SCIAA. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate coursework and mentoring. SCIAA and Anthropology are strongly committed to collaborative efforts at the university. Scholars will thus have an outstanding opportunity to interact with a wide variety of departments, institutions, research programs, and individuals. There will also be opportunities for collaboration with the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, the only such program in the state.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent describing their interests and credentials, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, accomplishments, three letters of recommendation, writing sample (no more than three works) and samples of published and unpublished research electronically to : Mailing Address: Search Committee Department of Anthropology C/O Cat Keegan, Office Manager Hamilton Rm 317 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208

  • For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 5, 2013. Inquiries about the position may be sent to, and they will be forwarded to the Search Committee. Ms. Keegan may be reached at 803-777-9604.
  • Rejection letter received (10/31)
  • Set up campus interview (10/27)
  • Search cancelled (1/16)
  • Does anyone know why this search was cancelled? Did they cancel after having campus interviews? (1/18)
  • Campus interviews were conducted. The parties involved in the hire could not agree on a candidate. The dean cancelled the search. (1/18)

University of Sydney (NSW) - Jul. 28 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7,500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of four schools in the Faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Department of Archaeology invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Lecturer in Archaeology. Applicants will have a background in the archaeology of Aboriginal Australia (ie. Australian prehistory). Ideally, they should have a research specialisation in economic archaeology, preferably in zooarchaeology or archaeobotany, with the capacity to teach and research into the economy of Aboriginal groups in pre-historic times. It is desirable that the appointee also has experience in the Heritage/Consulting field within Australia and can both contribute to teaching in Heritage units and articulate their research with heritage managers and consultants where appropriate.

Essential criteria are a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of archaeology; a strong demonstrated interest in and commitment to developing high quality teaching programmes in archaeology, including field and practical work skills; the ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduate research students; demonstrated expertise in archaeological fieldwork practice; and demonstrated potential or excellence in research in their area of specialty.  Also essential are competency in administrative skills relevant to a university department, and the personal qualities needed to work well with a diverse group of colleagues, professional archaeologists and community groups on and off campus.

Yale Center for the Study of Ancient Pyro-Technology(CT) - Oct. 31 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Full time position: Associate Research Scientist Yale’s Council on Archaeological Studies is hiring a research scientist to conduct field and laboratory research on metals, ceramics, and glass.  The hire will be responsible for supporting faculty in the laboratory training of our students. We seek an individual with competence in a broad spectrum of analytical instruments with a demonstrated research and publication record.  Requires a Masters or Ph.D. in Anthropological Archaeology or in Archaeological Science and at least three years of related work in a research facility.  Contact 

  • One reference (former PhD advisor) contacted by phone - 10/29
  • The previous statement is a bit puzzling.  They contacted only one of your three references, or all of them but you only know about one?
  • It was just one reference contact by phone, not the other two (although they are notoriously hard to reach by phone), and it occurred before the closing date.  It's a bit confusing to me too.
  • Contacted one ref by phone.
  • This was a strange advertisement. Does anyone have any insight on the position?
  • An offer was made in late October and this position has been filled.
    • Interesting that the deadline wasn't till the end of October, but the job was already filled by that date?  Yikes.
    • More interesting that the advertisement was identical to the one published several years before when the current director finished his master and started his PhD. Yikes indeed....


Moving On![]

Time to start the wiki for 2014-2015.

  • I have a job to post to the 2014-15 listings, but don't know how to set up the new year's page. Can someone who does know how please set it up? 
  • Here is a new page for next year: Archaeology Jobs 2014-2015

Rejection Etiquette[]

For those of you who are on, or who have been on search committees, what is your "rejection etiquette"? As a potential candidate who's been on the market for three years now, I've noticed a wide range of "rejection behavior" from various search committees. I've received some letters right off the bat, within a couple days of the deadline. Sometimes, it's May or June,and I randomly get a letter from some job I applied to back in October. I've also never received letters at all. This range is inclusive of jobs where I've made the first round of cuts.  Why do some committees not send letters until after they've completed the hire? Are they afraid their preferred candidate will say no, and they'll be left in the learch? But isn't that why they bring 2-3 people for campus interviews? Why make the rest of us "chumps" wait in the dark until they've locked things down? Often, as job searchers, we have several stirrers in the pot, including post-doc, VAP, adjuncting, CRM, etc., and we need to know in a timely manner if we need to pursue one of those other opportunities with more vigor. This is not trivial; it often requires us to move our entire families across the country! We need time to plan that, and we owe it to our families to let them know of these things with enough time. I honestly think it's incredibly rude of search committees to drag their heels on these things.

Personally, speaking as a potential job candidate, I would prefer a "two stage" rejection approach. Send rejection letters immediately after making the first round cuts, thanking them, but letting them know that it's a real long-shot for them. Then, send another round immediately after the second-round cuts, letting them know that they haven't been asked for a campus interview, but that there is a small chance that they may be contacted again in the coming month or two. This is, IMO, an honest and fair approach, that allows both parties to move forward, without compromising any contingencies that may occur. The question is, why isn't this approach standard? Thoughts?

  • I am not - and have not been - on a search committee, but I agree that it is in very poor regard to applicants not to alert them of an immediate or subsequent rejection, even more so for people who have made the long or short lists. I understand waiting to send rejection letters to remaining short-listed candidates until a contract is signed by the selected candidate, but I think it reflects a terrible disregard for applicants not to alert them of their status. And, yes, search committee members, I understand that being on a search committee is an additional duty on top of a heavy workload - but do you remember how much work you spent on an application, assuming you really wanted the job and tailored it appropriately? Receiving a form letter rejection in a timely manner is better than not receiving notification at all. And, let's be honest, it wouldn't really be the search committee sending the letters, right?
  • One thing I learned once I got my first TT job and served on search committees is that lot of things that famously suck- like reference letters up front or rejection conventions- are entirely HR rules and have nothing to do with the search committee or the department. Occasionally very senior people heading search commmittees will buck tradition to be more considerate but the rest of us are under penalty of death.
    • Does anyone know why this is a policy of some HR departments? Clearly it is not universal, so I wonder why some HR rules would stipulate this, and others would not? Is it somewhere in various state laws? Or just an institution by institution thing? If so, is it something that could be changed? How? As the academic job market gets increasingly unfriendly (let's be honest, it is), are these tacticts becoming more common? Should we try to change this?
    • I'm not sure about how univeral things are but, at my place, changing this policy (assuming people wanted to ) would involve sitting on several committeees for at least several months, getting everything approved by Faculty Senate, then administration, etc, with a lot of back and forth. It would literally take years and lots of frustrating work. And I'm not in the mood because we probably won't hire another anthropologist for 15 years (unless I leave). The logic behind letters up front is that search committees can move faster because they don't have to wait for additional materials (increasingly important for the spring term searches). The logic behind the boilerplate and very late rejections (or sometimes none at all) is to keep not-so-bright faculty members from divulging details that might get the institution sued (e.g. we were always doing to hire my buddy's old advisee). To get it all changed, one has to sell the changes as ones that will save the institution time or money. Being considerate or humane doesn't register in this buyers' market... unfortunately.

Posting Names of Job-Getters[]

I think it would be useful to post the names of people who actually get the jobs on the Wiki after the searches are completed.  Is there a reason we don't do so on this Wiki?  It is easy enough to suss out a few months later by looking at the websites of relevant departments.  Posting the names of big winners would not only sate my curiosity, but also could provide formative feedback to other unsuccessful applicants, allowing them to look at who is getting hired and think about why.  Just an idea...

  • I am not opposed to it in principle, but I worry that in practice it will open the floor to ad hominim an mulierem (sic?) attacks (e.g., "I can't believe John Dough got this job, he is a real jerk!").  I'm easy and will go where ever the winds of the wiki members blow.
  • I'd error on the side of caution with this in favor of anonymity--you wouldn't want any legal action directed at members or the site if some sort of incident happened prior to a hiring.
  • Perhaps it would be safe to name names only if the school openly identifies the successful candidate in the rejection letter (like Truman State did this year), on an official department or university website, or in print?  Then we are simply citing information we are not responsible for publishing.  To the origional poster: one tip I've used is to look at recent hires in the department to get a feel for what that school views as "successful candidate material."  That way you can use the information for your application, instead of waiting till afterwards to know what they were looking for.  Then again, sometimes hiring seems to be based on the same decision-making process outlined in South Park here. (<=Like)
  • I collected information on job-getters over the past couple of years. Typically 2-4 publications at least in press, with one accepted in a "name" journal. And I mean peer-reviewed (stop trying to call your excavation report or SAA presentation a "publication") Teach 3-4 different courses solo,including at least outside of our subfield and ideally one which is a specialization or upper division class (with rave student evals). It helps to have received an external grant and served on a committee. In an ideal world, every grad program would require these conditions to graduate. Be teaching at a comparable or higher ranked instituion than the one you are applying to. Have an active post-diss project ongoing (not just a good idea), not just a continuation of the diss but something novel and make certain it involves students in really obvious ways. There seems to be a slight preference for shiny, new graduates less than three years out that I cannot explain (wouldn't you want someone proven?). This might be related to offering low salaries.This is all UNLESS you've been entirely adjuncting it for years, in which case some search committees unfairly begin to see you as damaged goods. Oddly enough, having too many publications or years and years of yearching experience can start to work against you after a while, pegs you as too much of a specialist for some assistant prof positions. It bears repeating, in the past three years ~25% of these jobs did go insiders and I'd guesstimate another 20% went to people with the "right" connections (particularly postdocs or visiting positions). There are clear exceptions to any and all of this from time to time, but that's the common CV I identified. Too many people are graduating in this market without one pub, without just one solo class competed (let alone a teaching portfolio), heck, even some people are somehow coming out without any fieldwork experience at all. Those grad departments should be shamed.
    • I agree with most of that except I think a postdoc or VAP has become almost obligatory. What grad student is graduating with their new project already started, especially if one is getting out in the shorter amount of time that admins are pushing (5-6 years to defense instead of 7-9 years)?
    • Not many P.I. or dirt archaeologist types in my opinion. I think specialists (XRF, botanicals, zooarch, bioarch, etc.) have an advantage here, at least in the first five years out. Good ones (or at least those who are bright and who work in active areas of the world) are plugged into several things at once and often into projects with current permits and piles of material collected and awaiting analysis. I think it is easier to "sell" that situation as a developed post-diss project and I think that is possibly why, when I took back at the successful people in the last few years, I keep seeing these these specializations. I should note that I work internationally, this may not apply as clearly to the North American crowd where I speculate the ability to offer a local field school might be a stronger draw.
    • I don't know if there is a set of characteristics that are common among successful applicants.  Sometimes being a specialist might be seen as an advantage, but in other cases having one's own project that is student-friendly might be better, no?  Plus, even having all of the above-mentioned feathers in one's cap doesn't guarantee a job in any way.  I know I am getting more attention this year because my letter is much better, even though my stats haven't changed drastically.  If there was one right way to do this, or a magic formula that guaranteed a job, we would not need this Wiki.  My advisor told me that having an active field project (not a continuation of one's dissertation), publications, teaching experience, and a relatively short graduate school tenure were the best predictors of success on the job market.  Of course I think his advice comes from a pre-recession mindset.  Of all his students, the ones that have those four things are the ones getting interviews, though.  What we need are real statistics instead of anecdotes.  If I have free time, maybe I'll go back to last year's Wiki and check those departments who hired and tabularize the CVs of successful candidates.  "Free time" being the operative phrase.  Data!
    • I think a lot comes down to luck.  I have many of the things going for me mentioned above (first author pubs in good journals, an 'in demand' specialty, a good cover letter (so I've been assured), lots of professional presentations, tons of teaching experience with stellar student evals, a post-doc, a current VAP, a large, on-going research project that involves students in multiple ways, a good reputation in the field with research that has been very well received, etc) and in the past 3 years, I've gotten exactly one phone interview.  Folks on my committee and other colleagues are all scratching their heads as to why I haven't gotten any more interest.  I think it all comes down to luck.  Most of us are so specialized that departments can really pick and choose exactly what they're looking for.  You can do all the right things and not get anywhere on the job market if the right department doesn't offer the right job.  The only 'universal' advice I've been given is that once you're 4 or 5 years post PhD, your chances of getting a job decrease rapidly because you are seen as 'stale.'

I'm not a big fan of posting names...although it seems fair to look 'em up later if you think it will help. I feel like data on the lottery winners isn't really helpful though. Judging from what folks have posted above most folks seem to have a good idea of what makes a solid profile. I would surmise that the top 20-25 percent of candidates per job look pretty similar (with only a few outliers) in terms of their profile of pubs, classes, research without taking the elusive "fit" or "specialty trend" into account. The huge issue as I am sure we are all aware of is the absolute size of N (N=number of applicants). You could be doing everything right but with a sufficiently large N you may be in the top 10-20 percent (or less!) and still not make the long list. The size of N these days means that even top candidates have a lower probability of obtaining that TT job. Of course, you can always improve your profile but it bears repeating that until the jobs increase to the point that N is smaller, you may only be increasing your probabilities by depressingly low amounts. I do recognize that there will be a few candidates who are on everyone's list! But...the numbers mean that even folks I know who (I think) are rockstars have made a lot of lists and still not landed even one job. Statistical reasoning tells me that I shouldn't be surprised and that the sheer numbers data alone means that the CV data, while helpful to tell you what profile you will need, that profile alone is not sufficient to land a TT by an uncomfortably large margin.

  • I don't think posting names is a good idea either.  As someone mentioned above, it would create a hit list in the sense that those who can't handle the rejection will investigate the successful candidate searching for fault that makes them feel better.  It is common among people at all levels of education.  Academics are not above the fray and the more competitive it gets out there the worse it will be.  If you didn't get a job you applied for, look it up on your own or, better, ask the search committee for feedback.  Regarding the comparative N size of jobs/jobseekers, I am afraid this dire situation will not get better without an unavoidable purge of job seekers into CRM or other disciplines.  All current faculty everywhere are pushed to gain students, majors, and grad students or else face cuts to their department funding.  If the N of jobs increases (which cannot happen without an increase in students enrolled in archaeology for the reasons mentioned above) it won't sufficiently offset the # of seekers.  Currently apps per academic job are around 125:1 on average.  If the number of jobs doubles on a consistent basis (yearly) it will be due to increased enrollement in the discipline, which will further dilute the market.  Not sure if there is a solution, I hope the lottery winners appreciate their situation and stop bitching so much on Facebook about how they hate their students and how they are so busy.
    • Seeing someone awesome whose accomplishments I could strive to emulate get a job always made me feel better by partially restoring my faith in the system.  Seeing someone whose CV looked unimpressive get one is what made me feel worse-- pretty much the opposite of sour grapes or searching for faults.  Academics have been trained to think we'll succeed if we work hard enough, so having the random element to success thrust in our faces makes "the fray" even worse for us than it is for most people.
  • Another vote for not posting names.  It's very frustrating to see someone with far fewer publications than you and less teaching experience get a job you thought you fit perfectly, and it happens all the time!  Putting names up on an anonymous wiki would open the winners up to criticism, when the crazy hiring process is not their fault.  Don't hate the player, hate the game...
  • Nothing is going to change with this process unless it is made entirely transparent. To do so should not be an entry point for disabusing job seekers but rather for holding institutions/departments accountable for their practices. Don't hate the player; hate the game...

A Running List of Schools Violating AAA Career Center Request[]

The AAA has requested that search committees refrain from asking for letters of recommendation until initial screening of applicants has been completed:

"Solicitation of letters of recommendation should occur only after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to applicants and referees. Names of references may be requested, however."

Despite this (at least two year-old request), many institutions persist in requiring letters of recommendation as part of an initial application package.  This places a burden on both the applicant and his/her reviewers and places undue stress on advisor/advisee relationships.  Please list here the names of schools/job posts asking for up-front letters of recommendation so that we may alert the AAA to violations of their request:

  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Baylor University
  • Brown University (specifically Joukowski Institute of Archaeology for the PostDoc)
  • City College of San Diego
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Duke University
  • Flagler College
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Lake Forest College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Richard Stockton College
  • University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology of Race search
  • University of California, Chico
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utah

Thank you for starting this list.  There have been a number of jobs that I have not applied for because of the burden of receiving letters up front.  It is not only a burden on the applicant, who is expected to bend over backward for a very slim chance of even making the short list, but also for very busy referees.  Mine aren't the kind of references that send the letter immidiately.  I usually have to send several emails and call at least once before they send them.  It makes the applicant feel like a nuisance in these cases, and it can drive the referees to annoyance.  

It is shocking to me how many places are violating this logical request.  I would think the last thing a search committee would want to do is wade through reference letters up front along with everything else submitted with the application.  They must be trying to save time by asking for them upfront, but it is a waste of everyone's time and seriously NOT COOL.

I am sure many of these are HR requirements and the search committee members want to read these letters of recommendation as much as our referees want to write them.  In my admittedly minor experience, HR dictates some pretty strict requirements for the job ad and search.

  • Several universities this year seem to be asking for just reference contact info in their ads, but then sending auto-generated requests for letters to all applicants once their HR website receives an application.  I am guessing these are HR-mandated?  It's an interesting middle ground...
  • This is really no different from the letter requests that are made in the initial ad.  In fact, this way is even more nefarious, as applicants have no fair warning about the unnecessary request going to their referees. I tend to only apply for a "reach" job if I know my referees won't be bothered for a letter unless I'm on a pared down list. I think Penn and Utah should be added to the above list.

Florida Gulf Coast University was removed. After applying, and talking with HR at the achool, I found out that it was not mandatory to supply letters up front (although, both the job advertisement and the online application system made it seem this way). In fact, they are most interested in calling referees (after they make a short list). (x2)  Added note: yes, it was never apparent to me that FGCU asked for letters up front.  They did so the previous year (if I recally correctly), but then the search was cancelled. 


Was there a mass retirement in the Classics? Good lord. Anyway, unless things improve in the next month, these are some really grim tidings in terms of the jobs for anth arch. Last year was the best year probably in the past five for offerings. But this year is the worst since I have been looking, which started on the 2008-2009 circuit. Help.

  • I thought last year was rough, but don't have the history you do.  I did some quick comparison between last year's Wikia page and this one.  Last year, there were seven jobs with deadlines on or before October 1st.  This year we have eight.  Last year we had 25 jobs with deadlines between October 2nd and December 1st.  So far this year we have 25 and that number could still grow.  I don't think comparisons beyond that date will be accurate yet.  Maybe it isn't so grim?  What scared me last year was when plum jobs were getting 300+ applicants and even less desirable ones got hundreds.  I applied for 40+ jobs.  Sure, the system should winnow out the chaff, but jeez.  Best-case scenario means one out of three of us will get a TT job, but it seems more like one out of five or six.
  • I suppose you're correct in terms of numbers, but did you omit all the Classics jobs (Berkeley, Tenn, Carlton, Loyola M, Old Dom, Wash). But, nonetheless, I was considering a whole range of personally subjective things, like school quality, impact of program, presence of MA or PhD, location, and likely pay rate. The top places this year seem more Classics. Last year were some terrific offerings. The year before that a few nice gems. Same with the years prior to that. For each year since I have been looking, there have been at least a few jobs that folks would call "The ___ Job," with a certain degree of admiration, respect, envy, and, mostly, desperate desire. A couple years back it was "The Chicago Job." Before that, "The Berkeley Job." A couple years before that "The Michigan Job." But there were other, similarly impressive places each of those years. Last year there were a bunch that reached that standing (UNC, WashU, ASU, etc.). Hell, even Vermont, a small-non-grad program dept, was viewed in such a favorable light, mainly because it is a great school generally and, damn, I would love to live there. But, maybe this is totally a biased and jerky view, there aren't programs like that yet for anth arch this year. Maybe SMU. Maybe Toronto (though Canada, like many countries except the United States, puts their own citizens at an advantage on hiring). Maybe Emory, but it is very specialized. Perhaps NAU is the Vermont of this year. They aren't going to hire an archaeologist for the Berkeley race job. The environment jobs at Stanford and Santa Barbara are also not going to hire archaeologists. One should try, yes,but it won't happen. Yes, I have no insider knowledge, I'm just guessing, so maybe I am cyncial for trying to get a job for so many years. But, when taking these things into consideration, omitting jobs in Classics depts, and looking over the past six years, this is the worst one I've seen. It might be a great year for a few folks, but...
  • Seems like a smaller number of jobs than usual to me too, unless you happen to be in Classics, the Southeast, or bioarchaeology.  I'm afraid the odds of getting these jobs are nowhere near one in three-- many go to people who already have a job but want to move.  Most of those people either don't use the wiki or lurk very, very quietly, so the ratio of admitted wiki-users to jobs is misleading.
  • If you also check the PhysAnth wikia, the bioarchaeology jobs this year are suprisingly numerous. I am not complaining on that front, but I am waiting for more middle and lower tier schools to start posting positions. Right now it's all great programs (for bioarch) which suggests I won't get any attention as an ABD candidate. I'm fine taking a job at a less prestigeous program to move up to a better program in a few years, but that only works if smaller programs are hiring.
    • There's a catch-22 here; the "less prestigious" programs may not look at you because they know you'll want to move on in a few years, and they want someone who will stay!  I think I am currently having this problem-- I would be happy in a small, teaching-focused department, but I suspect people look at my research and don't believe me.  Sigh...  All the more reason for a draft system!
    • I have to disagree with you on that somewhat. If you have great research, pubs, grants, etc., but write a letter and present yourself as someone who wants to be at a smaller, less prestigious place or a teaching school, then you will be better off than somebody who submits a research 1 letter to a smaller place. That said, you also have to take into consideration the program and the demography of the program (i.e., avg age of active faculty). Younger profs are more realistic than the baby boomers because they know first hand what the job market has turned into. They are also more idealistic and do not see their "less prestigious" programs as less prestigious. Especially in this climate where getting a job anywhere is like winning an award. All programs want the best people they can get. The only consideration a program might have toward someone looking like they want to leave is that the college might eventually tire of the "floor mat" style of the program and just end the line. If you are applying for a teaching-oriented place, make sure to have a letter that talks all about how you want to be there and teach; let your research accomplishments just speak for themselves.
    • I also disagree with the idea that smaller teaching colleges will not fairly look at candidates who seem to have research programs and publications that are "above the average." And I have experience to support this claim. My first job was at a small teaching college (though I am hesitant to claim that my research and pubs were/are "above average," the hiring committee certainly thought so). Indeed, the hiring committee and my colleagues told me that they were indeed aware that I may have been treating the job as a stepping stone to an R1 position. But they said that they were willing to take the chance and they thought the students would benefit from someone actively conducting research. I did move on from that job and there were not any bad feelings. When I told a colleague the news that I planned to move elsewhere, he exclaimed: "Great! I've always wanted to work with people who could move to higher positions." So, long story short: Do not assume anything about the smaller colleges. Of course, it is possible that some of them are wary of hires from the "big gun" anthro universities, my experience demonstrates that many of their faculty do not think this way, and are just psyched to hire and work with people who are doing interesting research. 
  • Boy, the job posts have ground to an absolute halt here.  I had hoped early October would have been ripe with November and December deadlines.  Let's hope for a late-season glut of January deadlines or this is going to be absolutely dismal.  I apply for everything I possibly can and have only 13 done so far this year, compared to 17 by this date in 2012.  I've applied to more jobs outside the US than last year as well.  And as mentioned above, nothing seems to be "the" job for this round.  I also agree with the last comment above.  When I got a VAP gig and had to tell the chair of the department where I had been an adjunct, he said, "Great that we were able to have somebody of your caliber for the time we did.  We expect you to move on and up."  Let's hope things pick up soon, either that or you all have unfortunate accidents... hmmm.  No one will ever suspect me
    • Time to pack those bags and move to Australia
    • Yeah, this is pretty bad.  I'm an old world archaeologist and I've only been able to apply for 7 jobs so far, and none of them are a particularly good fit.
    • The job market in archaeology has never really recovered. To give you a sense of the scale, folks in my program that graudated in 2004-2007 were applying to 35 or so academic jobs on avarage (full-time but not all TT) that were at least reasonably good fits for them and they got them. I don't think I've met anyone since 2008-9 that can claim more than 16 in any given cycle. Add the a few years backlog of underemployed and highly productive Ph.D.s (given the proliferation of doctoral programs), some of whom are insiders at these advertised positions, and you have what must be the most competitive market in the history of our discipline.
    • Well, no January glut of deadlines.  Last year almost half of my applications were due in January, this year less than a quarter.  What happened?  Happy New Year and good luck.


  • These articles on not getting into Harvard and Berkeley remind me very much of applying for academic jobs, where we're up against that monster they call "fit" instead of interpretations of a "holistic" application.  "New York Times: Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard"  "New York Times: Holistic Application Process"  Unfortunately it's hard to find a really satisfying career equivalent to a "safety school" in archaeology.  (If you know of one that combines both teaching and archaeological research into ONE full-time job, please say so!)
  • It's an interesting comparison. In my experience, "fit" has a lot to do with the "sexiest" (on paper) candidate the school can get to accept the job and, unfortunately, a lot of things that should be irrelevant - like sex and age (not necessarily translated to experience in teaching or in the field).
  • Getting a tt job is harder than getting into Harvard. That said, don't think too much into it. There is no rational logic applied or any formula. These are academics making decisions and being forced to serve on committees they don't care that much about. One of the main things is abd. Unless you have made yourself really shine, and I mean really shine (which can be with grants, awards, pubs, demographics, etc), you get cut almost automatically if your are abd. But once you aren't cut from that long list, the abd thing matters less to committees, The only concern the comm might have is that the dean or someone higher up might not approve, but that has got to be rare. Generally, though, most abd folks are just cut flat out. Other than that, the "fit" thing I guess captures what happens. But many committees want more holisticaly trained people anyway. If you can sell yourself as such, both on paper and on person, you will out-shine. And, if you get an interview, a truly more holistic person should just intrinsically do better in conversations, Q and A, etc. On the other hand, in terms of teaching and research combo, that depends on the job and the institution. You can be the best teacher in the history of the place and not get tenured if you do not do enough research. Conversely, if you apply for, say Washington College (which was hiring last year) with a big research letter, you won't get a nibble because you will seem like someone who doesn't want to be there. People want good young and promising scholars with some good teaching experience who are willing to grow. That sounds corny, but it is really true. I wouldn't dwell too much on issues of "fit" because, frankly, they can become self-destructive ways to obsess on individuals' intrinsic qualities and, thus, find easy targets to blame when you don't get an interview or a position. You're somewhat right, especially as some schools have to try to meet particular goals, but not entirely. There is no self-evident hires, if you know what I mean. One of the problems in academics, is that we are trained to work hard and do our best. But we aren't trained to realize that this is a job we are trying to get. People get jobs for all kinds of reasons in other fields, like business, etc. It is not entirely different here. It is somewhat but this is still a job and we aren't entirely hired simply because we have x amount of teaching and a certain number of pubs. Those show that we are promising scholars. But, frankly, there are so few jobs these days that the number of very well published folks without tt jobs is enormous.
  • I have heard "fit" described in terms of "will this person socialize/get along with the current faculty?" This came from someone who has sat on several search committees.  Publication record counts, teaching record counts, theoretical orientation counts, but a bigger plus than all of these is knowing someone in department, having worked or published with them previously.  Then again, there is not one universal plan that different universities follow for their hiring decisions. That is why so many people refer to fit as an elusive term.  
  • Focus on the things that are in your control. Much of the interview and hiring process is not in your control. While it might be useful to know how it sometimes works, you can easily spend a lot of precious brain power worrying or strategizing about things hiring committees do that you can't change. That can be exhausting. "Fit" definitely isn't "fair". Use your energy to put concrete things in place that demonstrate that you are awesome. That's all you can do, and there are no guarantees. But maybe you can make the process less emotionally and psychologically draining for yourself.
  • This is pretty late a post but whatever. I was an undergrad at one school, and I was in grad school at two others. I've been a lecturer at a few places. I'm on my second tt job. One thing that I have noticed since on the tt thing has made me think back on things I saw with new hires when I was a lecturer, a grad student, and even an undergraduate. What is it? The fact that, ultimately, there is very, very, very little effort made by existing faculty, even very senior folks who should be mentors, to create a space that is receptive to the unique contributions that new, junior faculty make. I've seen new people become very isolated and unhappy due to this and I've experienced it myself. Academics are out for themselves.