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Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor - Social Science Research Methods - Deadline: Nov. 7 2016[]

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with advanced expertise in social science research methods, including statistics. Anticipated start date is August 2017. This position is part of a cluster of hires, in collaboration with ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research (,to advance the university’s global leadership in social science methods innovation and training. We seek applicants with an established record of research that deploys advanced social science research methods to study pressing social questions that fit the intellectual mission of the School (, and with a capacity to teach advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students in the range of social science programs offered across the School (e.g., global health, anthropology, and environmental social science) and the University.

The successful candidate is expected to teach advanced social science statistics and social science methods at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and profession.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in social statistics, sociology, policy, political science, epidemiology, econometrics, anthropology or related fields by the time of appointment
A strong record of research accomplishments, appropriate to time since Ph.D.
A record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired qualifications:

Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (e.g. classroom, hybrid, online)
Demonstrated record of collaborative experiences with interdisciplinary research teams
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit

  • Initial deadline for complete applications is November 7, 2016. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to the following materials: 1) a letter of application that outlines qualifications and includes a statement of teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your letter of application to Dr. Dan Hruschka, Social Science Methods Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.

Binghamton University, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Andean Archaeology - Deadline: 10 Oct. 2016 - OFFER MADE[]

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), Anthropology Department seeks an archaeologist specializing in Andean prehistory for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2017. Candidates should complement and contribute to departmental strengths and interests. Qualifications include proficiency in Andean archaeology, a strong theoretical foundation, and expertise in analytic techniques for the study of the archaeological record - for example, artifact analyses, such as ceramics, lithics, textiles, or metallurgy; quantitative methods; GIS; archaeometry; zooarchaeology; paleoenviromental reconstruction; bioarchaeology; etc. The candidate is expected to develop an active research program with field-based and/or laboratory-based research, and with plans to incorporate students in her/his research. Applicants should review the graduate and undergraduate programs and other faculty interests at

Requirements: Applicants must have completed a PhD by the time of appointment and have a demonstrated record of teaching, an active research program, potential for grant-funding, and publications.

Additional Information: It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, 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: Formal review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references must be sent electronically by visiting In addition, hard copies should be sent to: Chair, Andean Archaeologist Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Questions about the position may be directed to Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Letters requested (10/20).
  • Skype interviews are being scheduled (12/1)
  • Campus interviews are being scheduled (12/15)
  • Heard at SAAs that an offer has been made. 

Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeologist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology of Columbia University invites applications for an Archaeologist, to be appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2017. Region and field of specialization are open. A strong theoretical orientation, a fieldwork program, and an interest in active conversation with sociocultural faculty are required. Ph.D. required. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation abstract, a list of three referees with email addresses, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

  • The review of applications will begin November 1st 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Can anyone clarify this. I cannot locate it on the AAA website. The RAPS, like many similar submission sites, might include extra things or might not describe them well. You need to submit a dissertation abstract if you are NOT ABD (i.e., have a PhD)? What if you got your PhD several years previously?
  • "the Department continues the Boasian tradition of extended ethnographic research, critical theoretical approaches to contemporary global problems, and language sensitive and historically informed analysis. Faculty research interests span the range of the domains most critical to contempory anthropology, including continental philosophy, law, political anthropology, semiotics and post- semiotics, ecology and ecocriticsm, science and technology studies, critical native studies, aesthetics, affect theory, media (including film, photography, and sound recording), and new media." The lack of any mention of archaeology on the program's website homepage would make me wonder about the program and the home an archaeologist might find there.
  • asked for skype interview 11/23
  • Asked for additional materials and letters of reference 11/25
  • Any word on this search?
  • Got an email saying committee will consider materials, following Skype interviews, and decision will be made in late March. Unclear if this means final decision, but it seems very late for campus-visit invites. 12/15.
  • Did anyone actually have a skype interview? The skype interview stage was posted two days before receipt of request for additional materials. And when they requested additional materials and letters of reference, I can attest that they did not request skype interviews.
  • Similar experiece, got contacted for references and materials and just received an email (vaguely worded) about them making a decision in late March.  Have they made a shortlist? 
  • I did a skype interview last week. Got the same email though, so not sure if there's a shortlist. I bet they just have a lot to read and may decide to do more interviews. [posted ~ 12/15]
  • I received the request for additional materials and the invitation for a skype interview in the same email. Skype interview took place 12/5. It's unlcear to me whether there's a shortlist or not; it seems like they're still in the process of making one. [posted 12/21]
  • 6 people were invited for campus interviews, which will conclude this week or next week. [posted 1/31]
  • Whatever happended to this job? I wasn't on the short list but still curious.
  • Heard at SAAs that an offer has been made and accepted. 

CUNY City College of New York (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 14 Jan. 2017 - POSITION FILLED[]

The Department of Anthropology in The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of the City University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Archaeology to begin August 25, 2017. The Department seeks theoretically and empirically grounded candidates with excellence in teaching and research. We are particularly interested in archaeologists who share the Department's commitment to social justice, and to public scholarship around questions of race, gender, sexuality, ability, citizenship, and globalization; geographical area is open. Research and teaching relevant to Museum Studies and/or public anthropology will be given strong consideration.

Teaching requirements include introductory and upper level archaeology courses,and significantly, some courses in biological anthropology in order to contribute to the department's four-field curriculum.

The Assistant Professor will also share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required at time of application. The successful candidate will have a commitment to working with a diverse student population. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

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

HOW TO APPLY: Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Interested applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter including statement on research and teaching interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information for three references.

  • CLOSING DATE: January 14, 2017.
  • Any news? (2/27)
  • yeah, heard from reliable sources they did Skype interviews about 3 weeks ago. They're looking for someone who does local stuff -so why on earth didn't they state that in their job description? 
  • Received an email (5/18) that position has been filled

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Anthropological Archaeology) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Anthropology Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2017. We seek candidates with a specialization in archaeology and general ability to teach biological anthropology. We seek candidates whose research and teaching broadly reflect training in archaeological science – specifically, candidates who specialize in early human adaptations and continental discovery with consideration of human/environment interactions and whose interests complement current faculty interests and course offerings. We expect candidates to be able to offer annually one semester of introduction to archaeology (with 20% biological anthropology), one 200 level biological anthropology course on human evolution, a biennial course on analytical methods in archaeology and other 200-300 level topical courses associated with the candidate’s expertise. In particular, we seek applicants who can demonstrate course contributions to Geoarchaeology and/or Environmental Studies Programs. We expect that the successful applicant will develop an ongoing research program involving undergraduate students. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. For ABD candidates, the requirements for the Ph.D. should be expected to be completed by July 1, 2017. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. Candidates should submit materials via interfolio at Questions regarding the search may be directed to Nathan Goodale, Search Committee Chair, at

  • The deadline for applications to be considered is October 15, 2016.
  • Also posted at Biological Anthropology 2016-2017
  • Contacted for Skype interview and requested letters of recommendation 11/2 (x7)
  • Campus interviews scheduled 12/16 (x3)
  • Offer accepted 2/17 

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - non-New World Archaeologist with expertise in Zooarchaeology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in anthropology beginning August 16, 2017. We seek a non-New World archaeologist with research expertise in zooarchaeology and the ability to teach courses in human osteology and introductory biological anthropology and archaeology, in addition to courses in her/his area of specialty. Ph.D. in anthropology required. The successful candidate will have an established record of research and teaching and the potential to offer an archaeological field school.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in anthropology is required prior to the start date of this position. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

  • Application review will begin September 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please attach the following to this posting by September 15, 2016: 1. an online faculty application 2. a curriculum vita 3. names and contact information for three academic references 4. examples of scholarly work 5. evidence of teaching effectiveness (listed as "other" in the document section of the application).
  • Link to Apply:
  • Letters requested 9/22
  • Skype interview request 10/21
  • Any further news on this?
  • Rejection email stating that an offer had been made and accepted. 12/6
  • Did they go with the inside candidate?

Ithaca College (NY) - TT Asst Professor - Deadline: Nov. 4, 2016 - OFFER MADE[]

The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in archaeology effective August 16, 2017. The position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in archaeology appropriate to the candidate's expertise and the department's needs, including a methods class; supervising field experiences; conducting and publishing research; and participating in service to the department, campus, community, and profession. Preference will be given to candidates with a holistic and integrative approach to teaching and research.

Position/Job Qualifications: PhD in hand at time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, an active program of research that will involve undergraduates, experience working with diverse populations, and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Geographic area of specialization open, with preference for areas outside of South America. Topical specialization is open, though candidates with demonstrated experience in environmental and climatic applications of archaeology or modern technological applications, such as GIS, remote sensing, or bone chemistry, are particularly attractive.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Required Documents: Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Reference List

  • Deadline: 4 Nov.
  • I hope people applied for this position. I caught it on the Chronicle. That is a legit source to look for jobs, but it just seems less common than the AAA page. So I thought it was weird that they didn't advertise there. Maybe it was too expensive. Or maybe it was a way to keep apps low for an inside hire. Just curious
  • Was also posted on the SAA career webiste before due date
  • Additional materials requested 12/12 (x3)
  • Campus interview requested for end of January/beginning of February 1/18
  • Offer made at end of March

Lehigh University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology of Tourism, Pilgrimage, or Heritage - POSITION FILLED[]

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2017. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus on tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage. Sociology & Anthropology is the home department, but the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Global Studies Program and teach courses that are cross-listed with Global Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with field research experience and primary data collection outside of the US. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory anthropology courses, as well as topical courses in tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage and their geographical area(s) of specialization. Applications from socio-cultural anthropologists and archeologists are welcome.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the starting date of August 2017 and show significant evidence of research productivity and effective teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will contribute to the department’s programs (, as well as to the Global Studies Program (

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has sixteen faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and a master’s degree in sociology. Department faculty are actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary programs. The standard teaching load is 2-2. Lehigh University’s core mission and goals include a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. In addition to Sociology and Anthropology, the Global Studies Program draws on faculty from multiple social science and humanities disciplines, including Religion Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, and Political Science, to offer a flourishing undergraduate major.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at:

Candidates should submit the following at 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (one statement for each), 3) a curriculum vitae; and 4) three letters of recommendation. Please do not send additional material at this time. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

  • The deadline for applications is December 5, 2016. Questions concerning the position should be directed to David Casagrande, Search Committee Co-Chair, at

Lycoming College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2016 - POSITION FILLED[]

Lycoming College seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Archaeology. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with an effective start date of August 2017. Lycoming College has a well-respected undergraduate Archaeology program, and is looking to build on our strength in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean with the addition of an archaeologist with teaching and research interests related to Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican Archaeology. Candidates should be prepared to teach six courses per year, including Introduction to Archaeology, an upper-level Archaeological Methods course, and other courses that fit the needs of the expanding Archaeology Program. The Archaeology Program at Lycoming College is interdisciplinary, but the locus of review for this position will be within the Sociology/Anthropology department. Successful candidates will be able to provide undergraduates with enhanced learning experiences and exposure to research in Archaeology. Ph.D. required.

Lycoming College is a four-year, private liberal arts college dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. The college has a vibrant residential community and is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, near the banks of the Susquehanna River.

To apply: Applicants should send letter of interest addressing teaching and research interests within a liberal arts institution; a list of three references (at least one letter should address your teaching qualifications); curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations and sample syllabi; and copies of graduate transcripts. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool. Electronic submission of application materials is required. Please reference “Assistant Professor of Archaeology” in the subject line of the email.


  • The application receipt deadline is October 30, 2016. Additional information at The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Any word on this position?
  • I got an email on 12/15 saying that the position had been filled.

McGill University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Landscape Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications to fill a permanent Tenure-Track position at the Assistant Professor level in Landscape Archaeology, beginning August 1, 2017. The successful candidate will have a strong, theoretically driven research program likely to generate significant insights into the study of past environments, including the cultural meaning of space. Candidates are expected to have expertise in advanced methodological approaches to landscape studies, for example, in the areas of palaeoethnobotany, GIS, soil chemistry, micromorphology, or remote sensing technologies. The ideal candidate would complement, rather than duplicate, the existing strengths of our current archaeology faculty, including research on climate change, settlement studies, and urban ecology, and existing geographical specializations in the Arctic, Andes, East Asia, and Mesoamerica. Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses on method and theory, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service in the department and university. Candidates should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion.

  • The deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2016. Applicants must fill out the online application form at and upload a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and contact information for three referees. For more information, please consult the Department of Anthropology website at Enquiries may be directed to
  • Long list contacted for references, syllabi (12/14).
  • Any word here yet? (1/25)
  • On the long list, but no word here (1/25) (x2)
  • Invited for campus interview (1/26) (x2)
  • Rejection/denied/thanks anyways letters sent out: total of 169 applications (2/3/17)
  • Heard at SAAs that an offer has been made and accepted. 

Memorial University of Newfoundland (NL) - TT Assistant Professor Archaeology - spec. in pre-contact Indigenous foragers - Deadline: Oct. 28 2016 - OFFER MADE[]

Department of Archaeology Position: #VPA-ARCH-2016-001

The Department of Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in pre-contact Indigenous foragers. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D at the time of hire. You will be expected to implement an active program of research in Newfoundland and Labrador, obtain external funding, demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have an excellent publication record. Additional expertise in Geographic Information Systems and/or archaeological/geophysical prospection would be an asset.

The Department of Archaeology has a strong and diverse program of research with specific emphasis in North Atlantic archaeology, economic and social archaeology, historical archaeology, biomolecular archaeology, applied archaeological science, ethnoarchaeology, aboriginal studies, and archaeological history and theory.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, an example of scholarly work, evidence of teaching experience, and the names, addresses and email of three referees. Please include with your application a detailed statement outlining your proposed program of research on pre-contact Indigenous foragers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Your application should be sent via mail or email to: Dr. Barry Gaulton, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7, Canada, Phone: (709) 864-8192, Fax: (709) 864-2374. Email:

  • Closing date for applications:  28 October 2016.
  • Interviews over, candidate offered position

Michigan State University (MI) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor in Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017 - LORs REQUESTED[]

Michigan State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure system position in archaeology at the assistant or associate professor level. The appointment will begin August 16, 2017. We seek an anthropological archaeologist who has experience in public archaeology and heritage studies, and will be responsible for directing the MSU Campus Archaeology Program (CAP) (, which is centered on the MSU campus and largely focused on historic period (AD 1855-1955) sites. The candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to an active and dynamic research agenda that will be pursued in addition to or in conjunction with CAP. Candidates must be committed to both undergraduate and graduate education, must display evidence of excellence in research, and will be expected to obtain extramural funding for their own research. Priority will be given to candidates whose scholarly and teaching interests complement current faculty expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to regularly teach at least one historical archaeology course. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by date of appointment. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please submit: 1) letter of application that includes a description of professional experience, expertise, professional goals, and research and teaching philosophy and interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names of three references; and, 4) up to three publications. Electronic submission is required through the MSU Applicant Page (MAP) at, posting #4529. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lynne Goldstein,

  • Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for letters of recommendation - January 31, 2017.
  • Rejection letter indicating a short list had been compiled after technical delays - March 26, 2017

Missouri State University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeologist - Deadline: 13 Jan. 2017 - CANCELLED[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Missouri State University (in Springfield, Missouri) invites applications for a tenure-track position in bioarchaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017. Duties will include teaching courses at the introductory, advanced, and graduate levels in biological anthropology and archaeology; advising students and mentoring graduate research; and otherwise contributing to a four-field undergraduate anthropology program and a master’s program in applied anthropology.

Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of appointment, significant experience in the field, demonstrated success in teaching anthropology, a record of excellence in research required; experience in applied / engaged anthropology sought. Expertise in areas that complement and build on the department’s current strengths, including a masters program in applied anthropology is sought. A willingness and ability to offer opportunities for students to engage in applied anthropology research projects, fieldwork and / or study abroad experiences is sought. The university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Apply at, attaching a letter of application identifying experiences and qualifications pertinent to the position and a curriculum vitae. Applicants may later be asked for transcripts, letters of reference, and other materials.

  • Review of applications will begin January 13, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Received an HR email indicating the search was cancelled ("The department did not select a candidate for this position at this time. The position may be filled at a later date") 2/17
  • Heard that funding was lost for the position

North Carolina State University (NC) - Assistant Professor - Archaeology of North America - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) appointment to begin fall 2017. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus in the archaeology of prehistoric or historic North America and a strong theoretical foundation. We seek candidates with topical interests that may include, but are not limited to, the curation of material or digital data, collections management, and visualization techniques. Candidates will be expected to teach combined graduate/undergraduate courses in their specialty area, undergraduate courses in archaeology, and to mentor graduate students.

All applicants must apply online by going to You can search for the opening by entering 00105903 in the search field. As part of the online application process, applicants should be prepared to upload a vita and a cover letter describing research interests, research plans, and teaching interests and philosophy. Please include a list of three referees with email addresses on your CV.

Candidate qualifications include: (1) a PhD in anthropology or a related field by August 16, 2017; (2) a strong record of research and publication with a demonstrated record of extramural research funding or promise of such funding; and (3) a strong teaching record.

  • Formal screening of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. North Carolina State University is the largest public university in North Carolina. Located in Raleigh at the heart of the Research Triangle, it offers excellent area amenities. Please visit our website at: NCSU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer welcoming applications from members of under-represented groups and all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education.
  • Please note that date for completion of a PhD differs from the post on the AAA jobs website. The correct date is August 16, 2017.
  • Additional materials requested: 3 letters of reference, writing sample, and three teaching evaluations (they had 90 applicants) (x3)
  • Have any longlisted people heard anything further on this?
  • I have not. (12/9) x 2
  • Still nothing?
  • Nope...
  • Nada.
  • Campus interview requested (12/20)
  • Received kindly worded rejection email. There were 93 applicants. (12/27)
  • Any other longlisted people not get a campus invite or rejection?
  • yes, no invite or rejection (yet? probably 10-20 on first shortlist)
  • I was on the long list but have not received a rejection or a request for interview (1/4)
  • Did any other long-listed people ever hear anything about this - interview or rejection?
  • No, I'm wondering if this is an internal hire (1/19)
  • it's always looked like an internal hire (1/23); and no, heard nothing about interview or rejection. 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Program of Anthropology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor Position in Archaeology, beginning January 1st, 2017. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment (January 1, 2017) or be awarded no more than 10 years ago.

Preference will be given to researchers working in Latin America. However, applications from researchers working in areas other than Latin America are also encouraged, which will be duly considered. We particularly seek candidates whose work demonstrates a commitment to archaeological research, potential to maintain a successful publishing career at international level and skills for teamwork, organizational abilities to carry out administrative, outreach, and research activities.

Dedication and ability to teach undergraduate courses is required (3 courses a year in a semester system). The successful candidate will undertake the management of research projects with intramural/extramural funding and will participate in the consolidation of the Anthropology undergraduate program, which began in March 2013.

Knowledge of Spanish is required to apply for this position. Full fluency in Spanish is expected by the first year of employment. Salary is ~US$33000 before taxes (in local currency). Candidates should send the following documents to Gabriela Cabaña (

1) Current CV 2) Personal statement on teaching and research projections (maximum 2000 words) 3) Two reference letters via email to Gabriela Cabaña ( 4) Copies of the three most important papers, documents or dissertation chapters

  • Application deadline: October 31st, 2016.
  • Rejection letter 11/22.
  • Job offered and accepted. 12/22

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Political Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Political Archaeology beginning August 2017.

The department seeks individuals with a background in prehistoric, historic or contemporary Archaeology, in the history, theory, and political uses of Archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology is one of the original departments of San Francisco State University and has established a rich tradition of preparing students both for doctoral work and rewarding careers. With over a dozen faculty and lecturers, the Department carries out research and provides undergraduate and graduate education in four areas: Archaeology, Biological, Cultural, and Visual Anthropology.

Qualifications: Candidates should have Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a clearly related discipline.

Candidates should have a strong background in archaeological method, theory and interpretation, with particular strength in the study of the ways that archaeology is used in historic and modern politics. Politics is understood as both institutional (e.g., governments, communities, ethnic and indigenous groups) and inter-personal (e.g., individuals, the Other and identity construction).

The candidate will be expected to develop a research program that incorporates local Bay Area communities.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including archaeological method, theory and interpretation, as well as offerings in their research area.

Candidates must have an active record of scholarship in Archaeology. Evidence of external support or the potential for external funding is desirable.

Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience with a large, diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Archaeology, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in ones area of specialty, and service to the community, University, and Department. Detailed position description is available at

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page description of research interests and future research plan, a two-page syllabus for an upper division class on political archaeology, and three letters of references. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from your referees.

  • Submit all materials online to Mark Griffin, Search Committee Chair, by October 1, 2016.
  • "a two-page syllabus for an upper division class on political archaeology." This is a strange post. Sounds just so insider.
  • it also says letters must be "sent directly from referee"; I hope that doesn't exclude interfolio; I ask all my writers to use interfolio so that I can deploy the letters myself and know they've gone out. I hate ambiguity in job app directions!
  • Request for phone interview 10/6
  • Request for campus interview 10/17
  • Any news on this one?  An offer must have been made by now... (1/2/17)
  • Looks like this was a fake search, given how oddly specific the description was, and how incredibly rapidly they moved to phone and campus interviews.
  • No, it turns out that the offer was made - just not to me! :-/  I believe they had to move quickly to finish the search in 2016 due to budgetary reasons.

Simon Fraser University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Environmental Archaeology - Deadline: April 10 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in archaeological/environmental science with focus on human-environment interaction, paleo-ethnoecology, historical ecology or related areas in environmental archaeology.  Regional specialization in the Pacific Northwest is prioritized but other areas will be given consideration.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. The Department of Archaeology has a gender imbalance among its faculty members so we particularly encourage applications from all qualified women as well as aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. 

Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae including names and addresses for three referees, a cover letter outlining research strengths as they relate to the position description, and a summary of teaching experience and interests.

  • Complete applications need to be submitted electronically to "Search Committee Chair” ( by April 10, 2017.  Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. The planned start for the position is September 1, 2017.
  • Reference letters requested (x3)
  • Campus interviews have begun (04/27)
  • That was quick
  • Any news on this?

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Assoc. or Full Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in archaeology, with a preference for hire at the rank of associate professor or full professor. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek an archaeologist with an active program of scholarly research and a strong reputation as an active member of the academic community. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching, whose theoretical and regional expertise can strengthen our undergraduate program and expand work with our archaeological collections of Upper Hudson Valley material culture. We seek candidates with topical interests that include, but are not limited to, indigenous heritage, cultural patrimony, and public archaeology. The successful candidate will strengthen connections between existing department sub-disciplines and collaborate with colleagues in other areas of the College such as Documentary Studies, the GIS center, the Tang Museum, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and other interdisciplinary programs. The candidate should have familiarity with the National NAGPRA program and will work to expand links to local institutions in the Hudson Valley region. The successful candidate will teach our introductory course in archaeology and human evolution, a geographic course open to area, and two advanced offerings that will include a practicum course working with archaeological materials. Applicants for appointment as associate or full professor must have a distinguished publication record suitable for a tenured appointment. Successful applicants will have experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and should highlight any specific knowledge and skills related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials.

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

The Skidmore Archaeological Collection contains several thousand artifacts, including ceramic, lithic, bone, metal, glass and shell objects from various local and regional archaeological sites. Although part of the material represents donated objects from local amateur archaeologists, over half of the collection was acquired through archaeological excavations by members of the Skidmore community. The Skidmore Archaeological Collection maintains a goal of responsible use of these cultural materials and ongoing scholarship, which represents a rich resource for Upper Hudson Valley community heritage spanning more than 10,000 years of history.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate. Applicants for appointment as associate or full professor must have a distinguished publication record suitable for a tenured appointment.

Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; List of Three References.

Online App. Form:

After an initial review of applications, a short list of final candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including a writing sample, sample syllabi and recent teaching evaluations. Preliminary interviews with candidates will be scheduled in November 2016. Questions concerning the search should be directed to Professor Heather Hurst, Anthropology Department Chair, at

  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 30, 2016. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the aspects of teaching and research described in the position, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should include in their letter of interest information about how they will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom as well as on campus or in the broader community.
  • Additional materials (letters of reference, publication) requested 10/24 (x3)
  • Phone interviews scheduled 12/1
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • Offer made and accepted

SUNY Plattsburgh (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Field Archaeologist) - Deadline: 30 Nov 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Department of Anthropology at SUNY Plattsburgh is seeking a broadly trained field archaeologist for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2017. Geographic speciality is open. The successful candidate will be committeed to excellence in teaching in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education. It will be expected that the person appointed to this role will demonstrate au understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring that ist graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world.

Duties and Responsibilities include teaching courses to undergraduate students including human evolution and archaeology. Contributing to other departmental offerings and developing area speciality courses. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research program that can involve undergraduate students and and provide service to the department, college, and profession. The successful candidate may be asked to teach classes in a distance learning format.

  • Any news on this one?
  • Phone Interviews
  • Campus interviews scheduled

Temple University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Anthropology Laboratory (pref. N. American Archaeology) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016 - POSITION FILLED[]

Temple University, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Anthropology Laboratory, beginning August 2017. The laboratory houses archaeological collections from the Americas, as well as ethnographic collections from the Americas and Oceania. We seek applicants with a specialty in museum curation, ideally in archaeological collections. All areas of research expertise will be considered, although a geographic focus on North American archaeology is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be in the fields of archaeology and museum studies. The Directorship of the Anthropology Laboratory is compensated with a one course teaching reduction per semester and compensated museum/curation duties over the summer months.

Requirements include a Ph.D., a strong record of museum/collections management and exhibition, NAGPRA compliance, grant writing, research and teaching experience. Candidates are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development.

Candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and the names and email addresses of three references. Applications should be mailed to: Paul Farnsworth, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Anthropology, Room 209, Gladfelter Hall, 1115 Polett Walk, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, or submitted by email to

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Temple University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups.
  • Letters of recommendation, syllabus, teaching portfolio, and evidence of muesum/NAGPRA experience requested (12/15/16)
  • Campus interview requested (1/27)
  • As part of rejection letter, was informed that the position has been filled.

University of Alabama (AL) - TT Asst. Professor - Latin American Archaeologist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Latin American archaeology to begin August, 2017. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. We seek an anthropological archaeologist who can direct graduate–level field research, chair M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and teach graduate–level research methods. The proposed archaeology hire will strengthen the department’s research emphasis on the “Archaeology of Complex Societies of the Americas.” We seek an archaeologist with a specialization in Geographical Information Systems and other technical skills that complement our departmental strengths including, but not limited to remote sensing, paleoethnobotany, soil chemistry, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology or statistics. The successful applicant will also contribute to the newly created Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program and Minor ( LACLS ) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

To apply, go to complete the online application and upload (1) an application letter with research interests, goals, and the names of three references with contact information; (2) a CV; (3) examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications and/or published articles) and (4) teaching evaluations (if available).

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
  • Timeline provided. Reviewing applications beginning November 1st. Medium list will be contacted for skype conversation and references, skype interviews probably Dec. 1 and 2. Formal campus interviews expected 3rd and 4th week of January.
  • Letters of reference requested and Skype interview requested 11/18 (X4)
  • job talks completed, in process of making offer
  • Heard at SAAs that an offer has been made and accepted. 

University of Alberta (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor (Mediterranean Archaeology) - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016[]

The Department of History & Classics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Mediterranean Archaeology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, or be close to completion with a primary focus in the field of Mediterranean Archaeology preferably within the Roman period.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Research excellence will be demonstrated in a record of publications and presentations in highly regarded venues, research funding history, and letters of reference. Evidence of high-calibre teaching and supervisory potential will be demonstrated through previous teaching experiences, letters of reference, and teaching dossier.   We are looking for candidates who have the ability to teach classes in a wide range of courses in Classics, including courses on Roman civilization and material culture in both undergraduate and graduate student programs.   Fieldwork experience is an asset.  Candidates should have the potential to organize and direct an archaeological field school.  Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative and robust externally-funded research program, regularly engage in relevant domestic and international research networks, supervise and mentor graduate students, and provide service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, as well as to professional and external communities.

The Department of History and Classics is recognized as one of the leading departments for the study of History and Classics in Canada and globally.  Classical Archaeology offers a long tradition of excellence with two field schools and a strong graduate program (Masters and PhD); for more information on the department visit

The University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research universities. With a metropolitan area population of approximately one million people, Edmonton is home to numerous arts and music festivals and boasts the largest system of urban parkland in North America. Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.

For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit and

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales:

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • cover letter that includes an overview of your program of research and the names of the three referees
  • curriculum vitae (CV)
  • teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and course outline(s) (Attach under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")
  • copies of up to three publications (Submit as one attachment under "List of Publications" option)

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in History & Classics, Shufen Edmondstone, Referees should enter “A110530381 REFERENCE” 

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. David Marples, Chair, Department of History & Classics.

  • Review of applications will start on 31 October 2016. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

University of British Columbia (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor (Archaeological Sciences/Bioarchaeology) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETED[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeological sciences/bioarchaeology. This position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017. A Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology as well as a strong record of research and demonstrated potential for excellence are required. While a Ph.D. is preferred, applicants who will have successfully defended the Ph.D. dissertation by the position start date may be considered. We welcome applicants whose primary expertise is in the domains of archaeological sciences and bioarchaeology and whose research interests intersect both the natural and social sciences in understanding past human societies. More specifically, we seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: archaeochemistry, archaeological-anthropological genetics, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, and related sub-disciplines. Also desirable is experience in the application and teaching of quantitative methods. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. S/He will have access to the Laboratory of Archaeology facilities including specialized labs for isotope analysis and scanning electron microscopy. For information about the Department, visit:

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

Applicants should apply by December 1, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website (, Job ID: 24449, and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vita; a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to (or by post to the address below) by the same deadline.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to: The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1.
  • Also posted at Biological Anthropology 2016-2017
  • Anyone heard anything on this one yet? 12/21
  • Nothing (1/13)
  • Nothing here either (1/13), but considering the other Canadian job (UWO) went quiet too, my guess is that Canadians aren't using this wiki and the positions have moved on without us.
  • Nothing here, I am Canadian, (1/26)
  • Rumor from a colleague in the Vancouver area that UBC has not yet finalized the short list for this position (1/27). My guess is that they are stuck wading through hundreds of reference letters!
  • Any update from applicants or the rumor mill on this position? 2/13 seems like a considerable time past 12/1 to make a short list.
  • I havent heard anything
  • Short list has just been approved and candidates are in the process of being contacted. 2/22
  • Received rejection email stating ~120 applications had been received. (2/23  X2).

University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - Assistant Professor - Archaeology - Dept. of Classics - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016[]

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. To apply, please visit:

Position Summary: The department is seeking a teacher and researcher with a special interest in the archaeology of Roman Italy and the Roman Western Mediterranean. The successful candidate should have an active program of field research in those areas and must hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline at the time of appointment. The appointee will be expected to teach courses in Roman Art, Archaeology and History at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; to assist with general education instruction; to supervise MA theses and PhD dissertations; to perform departmental, college, university and professional service; and to play an active role in the University at Buffalo's Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA).

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate should have an active program of field research in those areas and must hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline at the time of appointment.

To apply please upload a letter of application, a current CV, and a writing sample of no more than twenty (20) pages at Please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of reference to be submitted to the e-mailed website.

  • The deadline for the application is December 1, 2016. We will interview selected candidates at the AIA/SCS meeting in Toronto, Canada. Please direct any inquiries to Stephen L. Dyson, Park Professor and SUNY Distinguished Professor (, Chair, Roman Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Classics, 338 Millard Fillmore Academic Center, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), Buffalo, NY 14261. UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position, in the area of anthropological archaeology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We are interested in candidates whose theoretical emphases and methodological expertise will complement and expand those of the existing faculty. The successful candidate will conduct multi-scalar research through interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary engagement with the past, and will consider the respective roles of humans; the things they make; and the environments they shape and are shaped by. The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in anthropology, and demonstrate evidence of reflexive attention to the broader context of archaeological research in contemporary society. World area and methodological emphases are open. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to our dynamic undergraduate and graduate program in archaeology and commitment to fostering analytical and critical thinking through engaged scholarship. Candidates should have teaching experience in anthropology, with evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness preferred.

Basic qualifications: The completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application

Additional Qualification: The Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the start date.

To apply, please go to the following link: .

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (one- page max), teaching statement (one-page max), and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (optional). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via the application portal. 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.

  • Applications must be received by October 31, 2016. Please direct questions to Sabrina Agarwal at .
  • How about places just try to stick to the trinity? Letter, CV, and names of three refs. (x2)
  • Doesn't the request for reference letters up front go against AAA practice?
  • Yep. And this one is so broad they will likely get applications numbering in the 100s, which means a whole lot of unread reference letters!
  • Does anyone know anything about this search? (Nov. 30, 2016)
  • Mass email sent to all applicants on December 6th saying they are still reviewing applications, and expect long list interviews to be contacted in a few weeks. (Dec 6, 2016)
  • Email sent out to long list of candidates asking for additional materials (X 3) (Dec 13, 2016)
  • Official email rejection (X 2) (1/18)
  • Campus interview requested (1/21) (X2)
  • Can you comment on whether or not you have a bioarchaeology focus? Curious since I had heard that was initially the intent of the position.
  • No.

University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Genetic Anthropologist - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016 - OFFER MADE[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Genetic Anthropology. Ph.D. must be completed by the first day of courses (September 2017). This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant or Associate rank. The resulting hire will not be at the full professor rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

We seek applicants with a record of original research and scientific publication on using genetic and genomic data to illuminate human or non-human primate evolution (phylogeny, demography, adaptation), with a background in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and/or population genetics. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

The position is a nine-month appointment within the Department of Anthropology. The proposed start date is July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will be four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include an introductory undergraduate course in Human Evolutionary Biology, an advanced undergraduate course in Anthropological Genetics, and a graduate seminar. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter; (3) a statement that indicates completed research, current research program, and teaching experience; (4) copies of up to three publications (5) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity and (6) the names and addresses of three referees. Applications must be submitted online to:

University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Evolutionary Wing of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialization in archaeology. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. in Anthropology, or a closely related field, by the first day of courses (September 2017) and have a record of original research and publication focusing on hunter-gatherer or transitional agricultural societies in the Americas, with a preference for Western North America. The successful applicant will show a clear plan for a continuing program of theoretically-driven research based in field and/or laboratory work that complements current faculty strengths in the Evolutionary Wing.

The position is a nine-month appointment starting July 1, 2017. Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses may include introductory offerings in Archaeology and World Prehistory, an upper division course in Field Methods, and a graduate seminar. The candidate will develop additional classes in their field of research, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. in Anthropology, or a closely related field, by the first day of courses (September 2017) and have a record of original research and publication focusing on hunter-gatherer or transitional agricultural societies in the Americas, with a preference for Western North America. The successful applicant will show a clear plan for a continuing program of theoretically-driven research based in field and/or laboratory work that complements current faculty strengths in the Evolutionary Wing.

The position will remain open until filled. However, for full consideration applicants should submit the full set of materials by October 15, 2016: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement outlining research and teaching experience; copies of up to three (3) publications representing recent research; a Statement of Contributions to Diversity and the contact information for three (3) references through the online application system found at:

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

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

  • Request for two-page summary of additional information, notification that references have been contacted. November 3, 2016.
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • Short rejection email (wasnt shortlisted) (2/2)
  • Offer accepted (3/25)

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Open Rank - Interdisciplinary Initiative - Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning (Multiple Positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

UC San Diego Interdisciplinary Initiative: Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity Tenure-Track and Tenured

The University of California, San Diego has a long-standing commitment to interdisciplinary research. Building on this foundation, we are launching a campus-wide initiative to hire four or more tenure-track or tenured faculty conducting innovative interdisciplinary research with the broad goal of understanding human knowledge, learning and creativity. We seek candidates with research interests in: Cultural basis of human knowledge, learning and creativity. Candidates studying how culture shapes what we know and how we learn, and/or how knowledge, learning, and creativity are produced or contested within cultural communities are encouraged to apply.

For Assistant level candidates:

For Associate or Early Full Professor level candidates:

Assistant Professor candidates must have Ph.D. completed at the time of appointment and show great promise in teaching, service and research. The preferred candidate will be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate students, demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Associate-level or Early Full Professor candidates must hold a Ph.D. and show evidence of an outstanding independent research program along with strong teaching ability and service commitment. The preferred candidate should have evidence of meaningful and strong contributions to diversity.

  • Candidates may apply to one or more of the above four areas. The initial deadline for applications is September 30, 2016, and the review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

University of Glasgow (UK) - Research Associate in Paleolithic Geochronology - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2016[]

To make a leading contribution to a Leverhulme-funded project: A high-resolution chronology for early humans in the Southern Caucasus. The Research Associate will be working directly with Dr. Darren Mark (Head, NERC Argon Isotope Facility, SUERC) and Keith Wilkinson (University of Winchester) and Simon Blockley (Royal Holloway) as a member of the project team. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in argon isotope measurements and geochronology. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) - Assistant Professor (material culture outside of Greece and Italy) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016[]

The Ancient Studies Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to begin in August 2017. A Ph.D. in a discipline related to the ancient world is required by the time of appointment. The Department is committed to inclusive excellence and seeks to hire a scholar-teacher capable of enhancing the diversity of its faculty, courses, and approaches to knowledge of the ancient world. The successful candidate will be able to teach Latin at all levels, have a strong grounding in material culture, and preferably specialize in a geographic area and culture outside of Greece and Italy. Scholars conducting research on Greece and/or Italy who are enthusiastic about offering innovative classes in social and cultural history are also encouraged to apply. The Ancient Studies Department currently has three tenured and tenure-track, two visiting, and three adjunct faculty members. It has 52 majors and minors and enrolls over 1,000 students in its courses per year. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research, and service. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility, and lifelong learning.

Applications for this position will be handled exclusively through Interfolio. The URL for applications is: A complete application will include the following: (1) letter of application; (2) current c.v.; (3) writing sample (e.g. published or forthcoming article or chapter, submitted work, selection from dissertation) in the range of 20 pages; (4) teaching portfolio demonstrating potential for excellence in teaching (e.g. teaching narrative, syllabi, and selected evaluations). You may be asked to upload three letters of recommendation at a later date. Please direct all inquiries to Prof. David Rosenbloom, Chair of Ancient Studies (

  • The deadline for the receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

University of Mary Washington (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Historical Archaeology - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

The Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in historical archaeology beginning August 2017. In addition to teaching the introductory sequence in historic preservation, the successful candidate will assume primary responsibility for courses focusing on archaeology including an introductory course, those on field and laboratory methods, and on archaeological analyses and interpretations.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in anthropology, archaeology, or related field. Experience in providing students a challenging learning environment in which they gain theoretical and practical knowledge of historical archaeology focusing on the United States is strongly preferred. Use of current relevant technologies is important.

The successful applicant also must have a thorough knowledge of architectural history in the U.S. in a preservation context. Experience and/or education in historic preservation is strongly preferred. Additional interests such as Cultural Resource Management are welcome.

  • Additional information requested 10/17/2016

University of Minnesota Morris (MN) - TT Assistant Professor (or Instructor) of Anthropology (with specialization in Archaeology) - Deadline: 22 Nov. 2016 - POSITION FILLED[]

The University of Minnesota, Morris invites applications for a tenure track position in Anthropology, with a specialization in Archaeology. We seek a candidate who can teach introductory and upper level courses in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, including methods, theory and research-based classes. We are also interested in someone who is able and willing to teach, on occasion, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (e.g., sabbatical for a colleague). Other desired competencies include GIS, online Geography (mainly for Education majors), and the ability to contribute to one of the campus' interdisciplinary academic programs (e.g., Environmental Studies, Latin American Area Studies, Gender Women and Sexuality Studies, African and Black American Studies, American Indian Studies). The opportunity to teach a freshman seminar is also a possibility. Academic advising of undergraduate students in Anthropology and related disciplines is a required component of the teaching load.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual with a demonstrated interest in the liberal arts who will engage with our students inside and outside of the classroom. Interest in conducting and supervising locally based research is welcomed. UMM emphasizes close student-faculty relationships and faculty-directed student research. An active research program is expected and research collaboration with undergraduates is highly valued.

Position begins August 14, 2017. Salary and teaching load (20 credits annually) are competitive. ABD will be considered although candidates with strong evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed by the start date are preferred. Evidence of successful prior undergraduate teaching experience is required.

UMM has a two-step initial application process (both steps required). Step 1) Please apply electronically through the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at: (upload no attachments there, please). Choose Job ID# 313310. Step 2) Send the following documents via emails (subject heading Anthropology Search) to Sharon Severance, i) a cover letter expressing your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and outlining your research interests; ii) a statement of teaching philosophy; iii) teaching evaluations; iv) a curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation, transcripts and copies of publications may be requested at a later date. If you have difficulty navigating the electronic process, or have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Sharon Severance at 320-589-6201 or For other communications, please contact the search Chair, Dr. Leslie Meek, at or 320-589-6213.

  • Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 22nd, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Anyone hear any updates? 12/12
  • Not here - anyone else hear anything yet? 21/12 
  • still nothing? (1/13)
  • still nothing.. (1/27)  (x2)
  • LORs and phone interview requested
  • LORs requested but not phone interview (x5). Wondering if this is round 2 of their search...
  • Also got a request for letters, but not phone interview. It's weird that they would ask some for a phone interview and not all. First poster, did you really get a request for an interview? Maybe they're doing those in waves... (2/3)
  • Yep, really got a phone interview request along with my LOR request...(x2)
  • Did anyone that ONLY had LOR request ever advance to phone interview, etc?  Curious...
  • Not here. And I find it fairly unprofessional that they would ask for three reference letters from those they didn't intend to move on to the next phase and then go straight to scheduling campus visits. That's a major ask of candidates and their writers. (2/21)
  • I completely agree with previous comment that this is not fair to recommenders or applicants. Please consider changing format of search. (2/22)
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled 2/21
  • I had LORs request and a phone interview, which was quite pleasant. However, in doing additional research prior to the interview, I noticed that one of the current faculty matches the search criteria very closely. It appears on faculty webpage that he is an assistant professor, but the website link states he is a "Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor," which sounds far less permanent. So it looked to me that they had an inside candidate. Or perhaps he's moving on. Who knows. I haven't bothered checking the wiki until now. I'm glad I wasn't asked for an on-campus interview, because if this was an internal hire and they were just going through the process I don't need "the practice" or my time wasted. 2/23
  • Position filled (according to rejection email received 3/22)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE) - Assistant Professor of Practice in Archaeological Methods - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

Teach hands-on courses in field archaeological methods, laboratory methods, cultural heritage management, material culture manufacture and analysis, and research design. Serve as a liaison with the local and regional professional communities. Individual will be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching and will help coordinate an archaeological field school program.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Anthropology or Archaeology is required. Candidates must provide evidence for excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to: 1. candidates who have their degree in hand by August, 2017 2. candidates with a North American research focus 3. candidates with experience curating anthropological/archaeological collections

  • Also posted at Biological Anthropology 2016-2017
  • The description at the link above says this is a "Faculty Non-Tenure Leading" position.  This isn't otherwise clear from the posting, so thought it was worth mentioning here.
  • Position is for a three-year contract that is renewable and offers advancement through the ranks with the potential of long-term employment. See UNL Professor of Practice
  • Contacted for Skype interview and requested letters of recommendation 2/7

University of New Mexico (NM) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Southwest Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016 - CANCELLED[]

The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Anthropological Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. We seek a scholar who will complement a three-subfield department (including ethnology and evolutionary anthropology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate training.

Applications received by September 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Applications must include letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, as well as a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, and five-year research plan. Please also include a curriculum vitae and full contact information of three references. Applicant is required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Earned PhD in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology by time of application 2. Research expertise in the archaeology of the American Southwest or Northern Mexico. 3. An active field research program and commitment to teaching the UNM archaeological field school. 4. Evidence of peer-reviewed publications and recent presentations of ongoing work that shows research productivity involving field, laboratory, and/or analytical projects.

Quicklink for Posting:

  • Posting Date: 05/23/2016. For Best Consideration: 09/15/2016.
  • Any word on canceling this search? The position is no longer listed on the UNM Jobs website.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology, spec. in Anthropological Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in Anthropological Archaeology. We seek a dynamic and broadly trained scholar to enhance our research and teaching in Archaeology at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Geographical and topical areas of research are open, with preference given to scholars who will complement the department’s current strengths. We welcome applicants whose expertise includes Bioarchaeology. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students, and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels.

Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, with specialization in Archaeology in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, and the potential to secure appropriate external funding. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Archaeology, and foster research engagement with students in a diverse academic environment. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester. This position will begin August 15, 2017.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates who can contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity. Candidates will be asked during the interview stage to discuss how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. More than 28,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Candidates should submit the following to [Position Number 003216]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee members Dr. Dennis Ogburn,, Dr. Jon Marks, or Dr. Nicole Peterson ( Our website:
  • Request for additional materials (LORs, publication sample) (x3 12/5/16)
  • Request for Skype interview (12/30/16) (x2)
  • Any long-short listers invited for campus interviews yet?
  • I haven't heard from the committee since my Skype interview. I know the last Skype interview was scheduled for Monday Jan. 16th, and they're hoping to have on-campus interviews in February. (1/25/17) (x2)
  • Invited for a campus interview (1/27/17)(x2)
  • heard an offer was made and accepted.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Asst. Professor in Archaeology - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The successful candidate will be foremost an inspirational teacher, role model, and mentor to graduate and undergraduate students with varying academic and non-academic career goals. The successful candidate must express their dedication to the four-field approach to high quality undergraduate and graduate education.

We are searching for an archaeologically grounded and anthropologically informed scholar with four-field training, who is an engaging teacher with an active program of field research. The research interests of the successful candidate should, complement or extend our current existing departmental faculty expertise related to non-state sedentary societies or the people on the margins of states. Existing areas of expertise include mortuary analysis, archaeological chemistry, demography, the built environment, social organization, and a wide range of material studies.

The thematic focus, geographical and temporal interests, and methodological skills are open, with the successful candidate making a strong case for how their academic portfolio and research agenda complement and extend existing research and teaching agendas. Excellent teaching skills, a demonstrated path toward an outstanding research record, and strong scholarly promise are expected. The Department of Anthropology is dedicated to dynamic four field graduate and undergraduate teaching that seeks creative collaboration across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, congenial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research and fieldwork.

  • The start date for this position is August 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted now through October 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. For questions please contact Agustin Fuentes, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame:
  • Please upload a CV, cover letter and names of three references to
  • Wow - they emailed a timeline: I am writing to acknowledge that we have received your application materials for the position of Assistant Professor in Archaeology at the University of Notre Dame. Thank you for your interest in our department. The process we follow is this: The search committee began reviewing applications on October 15th and will determine the long list of candidates by November 15th. We will conduct phone interviews with the long list candidates between December 2nd and 9th. Following this, and in consultation with the department, we will invite several candidates to campus in February 2017.
  • How weirdly transparent and classy of them!? Nice to see it. 
  • Not surprised. They have great people there.
  • Request for publication, syllabus, reference letters and telephone interview (11 people out of 221 were long-listed).  Again, very transparent and informative letter.
  • Anyone else having trouble entering the reference info in interfolio? I thought I did this when I applied
  • You did, but you need to make the system send an invitation for them to upload letters.  I can't remember if you need to go back and re-enter contact information.  It is clunky, but if you poke around for awhile you should be able to figure it out.
  • Request for campus interview (12/21) x2
  • Offer made and accepted (3/27)

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Assistant Professor in Archaeology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016 - POSITION FILLED[]

The University of Oregon, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a 1.0 FTE tenure-track assistant professorship in archaeology beginning September 16, 2017. Ph.D. in hand at the time of application is required. We seek an outstanding, anthropological archaeologist who will strengthen and diversify us geographically, topically, and/or theoretically. Methodological and theoretical expertise in GIS, spatial analysis, geoarchaeology, environmental archaeology, material science, big data management, or ancient DNA is of particular interest. We aim to hire an individual with transdisciplinary interests who will strengthen links within archaeology and between the subfields of anthropology in the department and related disciplines. We seek a colleague who has the ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities. A successful candidate must have a strong research record, including external grant support and publication. Submit application materials, which must include a letter explaining your research focus and directions, teaching philosophy and experience, a CV, and contact information for three references. Queries can be sent to: Gyoung-Ah Lee, Archaeology Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 97403-1218, or +1-541-346-4442.

  • For those waiting until last minute and using only job description to get stuff together. THE DESCRIPTION IS INCORRECT. It reads like your cover letter should cover research and teaching, like all cover letters do. No. You must have (1) Cover letter, (2) Research statement, (3) Teaching statement, (4) CV, (5) list of refs. I am so tired of departments requesting these separate statements. They are useless and just added work for both applicants and committees. Not listing them in the job description is an added irritation. Any job not only requesting letter, CV, and list of refs should get blacklisted on the AAA website. Anyway, so much fun to get your letter ready and log in to upload only to find out I have to write a separate research statement.
  • Agreed
  • request for references and 3 articles (x6)
  • Rejection letter (11/23) (x2)
  • Curious: were you on the long list?
  • Not on long list (x2)
  • Skype interview requested (x3)
  • Campus interview requested (12/13/2016) (X3)
  • Anyone heard if they have made an offer?
  • Offer made and accepted 

University of South Alabama - TT Assistant Professor / Open Rank - Southeastern Archaeologist - Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016 - OFFER MADE[]

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track position at an open rank, in Southeastern North American archaeology, beginning August 15, 2017. Those with specialization in contact period or historical archaeology are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be committed to four-field anthropology. Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree in Anthropology but ABD’s near completion of the degree will be considered. Applicants should be prepared to teach existing undergraduate courses, such as Introduction to Archaeology & Biological Anthropology; to develop upper-division courses within their own specialization; and to engage and mentor undergraduate students in field and laboratory research. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a research program, develop interdisciplinary research collaborations, and actively seek external funding for research support. Developing a local research track is particularly important for local field school courses. Applicants should provide evidence of research success and a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

Please apply at the following link and be prepared to attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.

Additional information regarding this position, the Department, and the University of South Alabama is available here:  Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Philip J. Carr, at   

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled 11/22 (x2)
  • Recommendation letters requested 12/2
  • Writing sample requested 12/13
  • Request for on-campus interview 1/13
  • campus interviews finished, offer being made

University of Toronto (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor (Greek History and Material Culture) - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016[]

The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Greek History and Material Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on 1 July 2017. Candidates must hold a PhD in Classics, or a relevant discipline, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching and they must show a demonstrated record of ongoing development in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An ability to teach Greek prose authors at all levels is required. The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, demonstrated by publications in leading journals relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. The successful candidate’s research will focus on the history and material culture of the Greek world in the first millennium BCE. She or he will emphasize the archaeological and documentary evidence, and demonstrate clear engagement with historical questions and methodologies. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong linguistic skills in both Greek and Latin. The Department of Classics ( welcomes a wide range of methods and innovative approaches in the study of history and material culture, and is particularly interested in candidates who combine a thorough training in Classics with an interest in other disciplines in the humanities or social sciences. The Department of Classics cooperates closely with the Departments of Anthropology, Art, History, and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as well as with the Archaeology Centre, among other units. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, as well as a research statement and a teaching dossier. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Alison Keith, Acting Chair, Department of Classics ( or to the Business Officer of the Department of Classics, Mrs. Ann-Marie Matti ( Submission guidelines can be found at: We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format.

  • Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Department of Classics via email to by 31 October 2016. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Utah (UT) - TT Assistant Professor (Ancient Mediterranean) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016[]

The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-line Assistant Professor specializing in the history of the ancient Mediterranean world. We are particularly interested in scholars working on cross-cultural contact, material culture, archaeology, or who have contributed to digital humanities projects, but we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including upper-division courses on the history of both the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, Western Civilization to 1300, as well as contributing to the teaching of an undergraduate course in historical methodology. PhD in hand by July 1st 2016 preferred.

  • Applications should include a letter indicating research and teaching interests, a c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample, and should be submitted online ( by November 1, 2016, attention Isabel Moreira, search committee chair.

University of Western Ontario (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeology - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

We are seeking a Biological Anthropologist with a focus on Bioarchaeology, studying the intersection of culture, biology and environment in the past using archaeometric methods. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in human skeletal analysis. These skills will allow the successful candidate to contribute to a strong department research program on ancient human societies, particularly in the Americas.

The successful candidate will build on our department’s established strength in bioarchaeology, which we take in the broadest sense to include all biological components of the archaeological record. Our bioarchaeological approach cross-cuts traditional anthropological sub-disciplines and is built on synergies between archaeologists and biological anthropologists to produce dynamic externally-funded collaborative research.

The successful candidate will be able to benefit from and further strengthen existing collaborations with campus partners such as the Bone and Joint Institute, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, the Department of Chemistry, the Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Sustainable Archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology at Western is a four-field department with strong collaborative relations within the department, with other departments and programs on campus, and with the Canadian and international communities where we carry out research. We have Ph.D. and M.A. level graduate programs that consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants. We also offer a wide range of courses, including rich experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduate students in all subfields.

To be considered for a probationary (tenure track) appointment, candidates must have a completed PhD degree in Anthropology. The candidate will demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in research and teaching, including the ability to publish in the highest quality journals and develop an externally-funded research program relevant to the Department’s core research areas. The applicant must also demonstrate the ability to teach at the postsecondary level and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

To be considered for a tenured appointment, candidates must hold a PhD in Anthropology and provide evidence of research excellence through an outstanding record of internationally recognized publication in the discipline’s leading journals, invited talks, and strong endorsements from referees. Evidence that a candidate conducts, and will continue to conduct, innovative, externally-funded research projects that complement the Department’s existing research activity must be provided. Applications should also include evidence of excellence in teaching, such as strong course evaluations, teaching awards, graduate student supervision, and development of new academic programs. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and provide evidence of the development and management of research collaborations.

Application must include the following: (1) Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form , (2) a C.V., (3) Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and (4) Names, addresses, and email addresses for three referees.

Applications should be emailed to:

Professor Kim Clark, Chair

Department of Anthropology

Western University

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2


  • The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30, 2016.

University of West Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Bioarchaeology and/or Forensics - Deadline: 13 Feb 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELD[]

We seek a broadly-trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in bioanthropology, bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology. Ability to teach a local forensic or bioarchaeology field school is ideal; ability to include students in some form of field or laboratory research is a necessity.

A Ph.D from an accredited institution in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

Expertise in bioanthropology, bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology; experience teaching a range of courses in biological anthropology; ability or potential to secure research funding; ability to publish in high-quality journals.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester that complement our existing BA and MA programs in archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology; will advise and mentor BA and MA students; will serve on and direct master’s thesis committees; and will engage in service and research activities.

This position will benefit from and strengthen existing collaborations with campus organizations such as the Archaeology Institute, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the Virtebra 3D lab, as well as external organizations such as local medical examiners’ offices.

ABDs will be considered if the degree will be completed prior to August 2017.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:

Applicants must attach the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Letter of Application/Interest, List of References, Statement of Research, Writing Sample

There will be an opportunity to upload these documents during the application process.

Applicants with questions can contact the search committee chair, Dr. Kristina Killgrove ( / 850-474-3287).

  • Interviews are scheduled for this position. Happening in the coming weeks.
  • offer has been made
  • Search is ongoing (4/12)
  • More on campus interviews were done

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Classics and Art History and Archaeology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2016[]

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time joint position in the Department of Classics and the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the rank of assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenured) professor, with a specialty in Classical Archaeology. The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field in hand by July 1, 2017 and must show strong promise of scholarly achievement and the ability to make significant contributions to the graduate and undergraduate programs of both of these vibrant and growing departments. Previous or current participation in field archaeology is required. Candidates must be prepared to teach courses at all undergraduate levels and graduate seminars in the material culture, art, or architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world, and language courses in either Ancient Greek or Latin at the undergraduate level. Candidates applying at the associate professor level should have an established publication record and at least five years of teaching experience at the university level. Duties will include teaching of two courses per semester, advising of students, research and writing for publication, departmental governance, and university service. Teaching and service duties will be evenly divided between the two departments.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, course evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by October 17, 2016. All materials should be sent via email to Inquiries may be sent to Tim Moore, Chair of the Classics Department (, or to Liz Childs, Chair of the Art History and Archaeology Department ( Members of the search committee will interview a short-list of candidates during the annual meetings of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America in Toronto, January 5-8, 2017.

Wayne State University - Director (Academic) Museum of Anthropology & Planetarium - Review begins: 20 April 2017[]

The Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan invites applications for a non-tenure track position as Museum Director (Academic) beginning August 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. We seek an energetic individual to lead the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology (GLGMA) and the WSU Planetarium on a new path towards greater visibility, accessibility and synergy. The successful applicant will develop and promote these two collaborative teaching and research spaces within the University and the greater Metro Detroit region. The successful candidate will be expected to manage research, exhibition and collections experiences for students; prepare grant proposals to enhance the condition and usability of facilities; teach occasional courses in Museum studies, Anthropology and/or Astronomy; and strengthen existing community and public outreach resources that attract K-12 students via exhibits, workshops and demonstrations.

Qualifications: An MA/MS in Anthropology, Astronomy or Physics required; PhD in one of the fields or a related discipline preferred. Applicants must also have at least two years of prior experience in museum work at a supervisory level, have a strong background in collections management and research, and proven skills in public outreach. Previous experience in archaeology, foundation and government grant-writing, NAGPRA consultation and teaching will be considered strengths in the search process. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at WSU.

  • Review of applications will begin April 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply on-line (Posting #042624; and should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications for and interest in the position, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement regarding the role of University museums in supporting teaching, research, and outreach missions, and contact information for three references. Contact: Dr. Tamara L. Bray (

Weber State University (UT) - TT Asst Professor - Archaeology - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

Weber State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in archaeology beginning fall semester, 2017. A Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology must be in hand at the time of the appointment. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, have a record of research concerning ancient farmers or foragers of Western or Southwestern North America, a willingness to mentor student research, and also teach an archaeological field school. We are especially interested in applicants with working knowledge of geographic information systems, and who can teach ethnographic survey courses (e.g., Native Peoples of the Southwest), as well as a variety of archaeology courses. Our institution operates on the semester system with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Anthropology Program began in the 1950s, has offered BA and BS degrees since 2000, and is committed to a four fields approach. Today, the program has over 120 declared anthropology majors and 25 minors with 5 full-time anthropology faculty and 8 adjuncts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following courses: introduction to anthropology (four fields coverage), principles of archaeology, archaeology of early civilizations, archaeological method and theory (including a cultural resource management component), archaeological field and laboratory techniques, and various upper division courses concerning their areas of expertise and interest (e.g., culture area studies, GIS applications in archaeology).

Notes to Applicants: To apply, please go to and complete the online faculty/staff data form and attach (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief cover letter explaining how you intend to meet these program hiring expectations with regard to your teaching and research experience and future professional plans; (3) a short statement of your teaching philosophy and teaching style; (4) a summary statement and sample of recent peer and student teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information of three professional references. In addition, please also send one or two recent journal publications or unpublished manuscripts in PDF format directly to Dr. Brooke S. Arkush (

  • Review of applications will begin September 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability. All other correspondence can be addressed to Dr. Arkush at: Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Weber State University, 1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1208, Ogden, UT 84408-1208.
  • Request for phone interview (11/7)

Williams College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor (Material Culture of the Ancient Mediterranean World) - Deadline: 4 Nov. 2016[]

The Department of Classics at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Classics beginning July 1, 2017. We seek a specialist in the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world who balances a commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching across all of classical studies with deep preparation and scholarly interest in such areas as archaeology, epigraphy, ancient medicine, religion, topography, paleography, and infrastructure. Candidates should be prepared to teach Latin and Greek at all levels in addition to courses in their specialty, and should provide evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Williams College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. We encourage applications from members of historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations. Applicants are welcome in their cover letter to note any specific knowledge, skills, and abilities related to building a diverse educational environment. The successful applicant is expected to have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2017. Appointment is normally made at the beginning assistant professor level, but a more senior appointment is possible under special circumstances.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is November 4, 2016. Applicants should submit a letter of application that explains their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Please do not send writing samples at this point. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available from the Office of the Dean of Faculty

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[]

Arizona State University (AZ) - Center for Archaeology and Society Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: Nov 1, 2016[]

The Center for Archaeology and Society (CAS) at Arizona State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with an anticipated start date in January 2017. The full-time, benefits-eligible position is renewable on an annual basis (July 1 – June 30), contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their Ph.D. to be considered for initial appointment of for subsequent annual renewal. In collaboration with CAS researchers, the successful applicant will propose, develop and execute a collaborative research project that will enhance the scholarly impact of data and artifact collections managed by the CAS Repository. The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to publish the results of this research in scholarly venues and to assist CAS outreach staff in developing public presentations of the research outcomes. Additional duties will include organizing and implement research plans, primary data collection and data analysis, preparation of manuscripts for publication in journals; supervising less senior research staff or interns; may attend conferences and seminars, and other duties as assigned.

The CAS Repository houses major collections from the U.S. Southwest including extensive Hohokam collections from numerous projects in central Arizona, materials from the Theodore Roosevelt Dam projects (Roosevelt Platform Mound Study, Roosevelt Community Development Study, Roosevelt Rural Sites Study, and Lower Verde Archaeology Project), the Cibola Region of New Mexico and Arizona (Cibola Archaeological Research Project, Chevelon Archaeological Research Project, and ASU field schools), the Mimbres region of New Mexico (Eastern Mimbres Archaeology Project), and smaller collections from many other regions across the U.S. Southwest.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology or a related field by the time of appointment. Desired qualifications include knowledge of and experience with archaeological data and materials from the U.S. Southwest, a demonstrated record of research and publication, museum experience, and a strong record of collaborative research and outreach activities.

The CAS is a newly consolidated research, curation, and educational outreach organization at ASU focused on addressing enduring issues in the present by exploring and communicating the diversity of solutions developed by ancient societies in the past, particularly in arid regions like the U.S. Southwest. CAS encompasses and expands the activities formerly associated with the Archaeological Research Institute, the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, the Museum of Anthropology, and the Southwest Archaeological Field School. It also partners with the Center for Digital Antiquity, the Teotihuacan Research Facility, and on several ongoing research projects in the U.S. Southwest conducted by faculty in the ASU School of Human Evolution & Social Change. The broad scope of the CAS initiative is designed to allow faculty and affiliated researchers to integrate their research findings into the school's curriculum, to involve undergraduate and graduate students in all phases of research, and to reach the wider, non-academic public through presentations and exhibitions of research results.

In addition to a cover letter outlining qualifications, applicants must submit a brief proposal that describes a collaborative research project that will make a substantial contribution to scholarship and that has the potential be of significant interest to the public. The proposal should identify the Center’s artifact and/or digital collections to be used and it should describe the project’s specific research objectives, contextualized in terms of one or more broader research questions. Where possible, this proposal should suggest a rationale for potential collaborations with others at ASU. The proposal must also present a compelling argument that the results of the project would be of interest to the public and must indicate the applicant’s willingness to work with CAS exhibit, outreach, and education staff to effect one or more interesting public products (for example, a physical or virtual exhibit or an educational program).

To apply submit: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications, 2) a 2-3 page statement outlining proposed research, as specified above, 3) a current curriculum vitae, and 4) contact information (including email addresses) for three references. General questions about this initiative should be directed to Dr. Matthew Peeples (

Initial deadline for complete applications is November 1, 2016; if not filled, review of complete application will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

The fiscal year (12-month) salary for this positon is $48,000 along with competitive benefits through ASU including health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The associate must be in residence in the greater-Phoenix metropolitan area during the appointment.

Apply through

  • Nov 1 deadline
  • The wording is odd but this is designed as an 18 month position

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Latin American Archaeologist VAP - Deadline: May 3rd. - POSITION FILLED[]

Bloomsburg University of PA is seeking a qualified individual to fill a one-year full time temporary position (AA # 46-6-309) at the rank of instructor in the department of Anthropology for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 academic terms (specialization in Latin American archaeology). The successful applicant will be required to teach introdcutory and upper level courses. PhD in anthropology is preferred, with an earned Masters in Anthropology required. Applicants must submit evidence of quality undergraduate classroom intrusction - student evaluations preferred. Finalist(s) must communicate well and successfully complete a phone interview process as judged by the department faculty. Completing this search is contingent on available funding.

  • - Phone interview requested 5/9
  • -Rejection letter recieved 6/9

Cornell University (NY) - Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - LORs REQUESTED[]

The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) ( invites applications for a two-year Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology who have completed the Ph.D. within the last three years with a specialization in archaeology (broadly defined). We especially seek applicants who offer areas of research and teaching complementing, and not replicating, those of the existing CIAMS faculty (see, and who would expand current teaching and research topics at Cornell. In particular, applicants who work in Asia, Africa, and/or with new methods or datasets, would be especially welcome. We seek scholars whose work addresses broader issues beyond their own area. The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate will teach two courses per year, and will deliver at least one public lecture each year (one of which may form part of the CIAMS, Finger Lakes AIA, or NYSAA lecture series). Additionally, the position-holder will be responsible for organizing and moderating the CIAMS brown-bag workshop series during the first year, and for organizing and hosting a thematic speaker series during one semester of the second year. The balance of the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate’s time is to be devoted to her/his own research. A faculty mentor will be appointed to assist the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate with their professional development. The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate is required to be in residence at Cornell during the semesters of her/his tenure, but is free to conduct fieldwork in the summer or during the winter break if desired. The salary for this position will be $48,000 per year, with benefits, and with up to $3,000 per year available in research funds. All materials are due on the strict deadline of November 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin promptly. Eligibility: Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree no earlier than August 1, 2013. Applicants who will complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (including filing the dissertation) before appointment are eligible to apply. The completion date for the Ph.D. degree will in no circumstances be waived or extended. Teaching: The position-holder is expected to teach four classes during the two years at Cornell, as follows: (1) a first-year writing seminar in Fall 2017 in a topic of his/her devising that conforms with the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines’ guidelines (see; (2) a lower-level undergraduate course on a broadly-construed topic within his/her specialization; and (3) two upper-level courses for a mix of undergraduate and graduate students on topics in his/her area. The timing of offerings beyond the first-year writing seminar will be negotiated after the fellow has accepted the position.

Applications: Applications will be submitted through Academic Jobs Online ( Please submit (1) a letter of application; (2) CV; (3) writing sample (of less than 30 pages); (4) a list of four courses (each with a 100-word description) that you propose to teach at Cornell; (5) a description of a possible theme for a series of 3-4 speakers in the second year; and (6) names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be solicited only for those applicants of the most interest to Cornell. Questions about the position or the application process should be addressed to CIAMS Director Prof. Kurt Jordan at Cornell University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and educator.

  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Request for letters of recommendation (11/16/16) (x2)

Leiden University (Netherlands) - 2 year post-doctoral position in Foraging Decisions - Deadline: 14 March 2017[]

HARVEST project: Behavioral and biological adaptations to rainforest foraging. The ERC-funded HARVEST project aims to understand the factors that influence the choice of foods. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in behavioral ecology studies, particularly with fieldwork experience working either with humans or primates, and with an excellent speaking ability in French. The project will involve travel to Cameroon to work with the Baka and Bantu groups, specifically to explore their dietary and related behaviors. The candidate will be expected to manage all of the practicalities of field work, to collect behavioral data and samples of the foods for nutritional analysis, and as well to handle fecal samples for microbial studies. The position would begin as soon as possible, but at latest by June 2017.

Requirements: Please see the advertisement on the Leiden University website. A completed PhD in the field of Anthropology, Primatology, Ethnography, or a related field; Fieldwork experience with humans or primates (other animal studies may also be considered); Broad general knowledge of behavioral ecology, diet, optimal foraging theory; Excellent research qualities, demonstrated for example by (international) publications; An excellent command of the English and French language, knowledge of the Dutch language is considered an advantage.

  • To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, one page description of previous research and the names and contact information of two academic referees to Amanda Henry at

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Lecturer in Archaeology - Deadline: 15 July - POSITION FILLED[]

The MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering seeks to fill a non-tenure track position as Lecturer in Archaeology, beginning in September 2017.  The position involves teaching three fundamental courses in anthropological archaeology to undergraduate students most of whom have had modest or no preparation in cultural anthropology or archaeology.  Two of the courses are core subjects required by the BS curriculum for undergraduates majoring in Archaeology and Materials.  These are Introduction to Archaeology, and Human Evolution: Data from Palaeontology, Archaeology, and Materials Science.  The third course is a geographic area elective subject of the lecturer's choice, focusing on, e.g., N. America, China, SW Asia, to complement our strength in Mesoamerica and Andean South America.  We encourage candidates to apply who are engaged in an active research program.  Applicants 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).

MIT is an institution of higher education focused primarily on the fields of science and engineering and increasingly on disciplines that develop between them.  The Program in Archaeology and Materials is located within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Our undergraduate teaching insists on bringing the perspectives and the science of anthropology and archaeology to students, many of whom eventually will be engaged in engineering efforts to address issues of global consequence.  An essential requirement of applicants for the position of lecturer in our program is the desire and ability to demonstrate to students the value and necessity of adding the human sciences to their engineering tool kit.

  • Applications for this position will be reviewed until 15 July 2017.  Please apply to: and choose job number 14691.  Specific questions may be addressed directly to Prof. Heather Lechtman [].
  • Position filled 6/7/17

Penn State University (PA) - Landscape Conservation Fellowship: Cultural Resources - Deadline: Open until filled[]

This position for Landscape Conservation Fellow and Cultural Resource Specialist will work with the Appalachian LCC and Penn State University Department of Landscape Architecture to engage conservation partners and resource managers at the intersection between cultural resources and landscape conservation design.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Fellow will be a key communication link between regional stakeholders and scientists working to downscale the Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design (LCD); will work on spatial planning for cultural resources, including: data discovery, acquisition, evaluation, and organizing of “local” spatial datasets.
  • Coordinate technical meetings, consultations, and provide administrative and financial assistance services to the LCC.
  • Assist in the oversight of cultural resource funded-research activities, preparation of technical reports as well as general outreach of communication products.
  • Prepare or present findings and results to both technical and public audiences.
  • Serve as an Advisor and support network planning and coordination of conservation delivery activities to implement conservation planning including monthly communications.
  • Represent the research units as needed at outreach events and technical meetings.
  • Participate or conduct seminars and partner survey and or serve on committees or teams.
  • As appropriate, the Landscape Conservation Coordinator will be responsible in coordinating and supervising junior staff, interns, or volunteers.

Requirements: Candidate with an educational background and/or work experience in the area of cultural resource management, landscape ecology and/or design, is preferred. The successful candidate should possess strong data analytic skills, problem-solving abilities, communication skills at both a technical, professional publication level, as well as at the general public outreach level. Knowledge and experience in other forms of communication such as web-based products or other forms of social and digital media are an advantage.

Preference will be given to individuals that have advanced experience in landscape archaeology, cultural resource GIS, computer modeling, programming or statistics, along with relevant experience in regional planning (landscape architecture and community planning) or social sciences (cultural anthropology and archaeology). This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

For more information and questions about the position, contact Tim Murtha -

Original Posting:

Santa Clara University (CA) - Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (Archaeology) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW HELD[]

The Department of Anthropology at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University, seeks a full-time academic year lecturer (non-tenure track) in archaeology for a one-year term beginning in Fall 2017. The selected candidate witll be expected to teach the equivalent of six quarter-long courses during the academic year with at least one course in each quarter (fall, winter, spring). Each quarter is ten weeks long, with and 11th week for final examinations. Courses may include Introduction to Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, World Geography, or specific assignments will be made according to academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need.

There were two similar, but not identical postings made within a week of each other, and it's unclear to me whether they are filling one or two positions.

Original posting links:, and

  • campus interview invitation (4/17)
  • Rejection email received (5/18)

Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Position in Heritage and Archaeology - Deadline: May 15 2016[]

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. 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, 2012, and have completed all degree requirements by January 1, 2017. U.S. citizenship is not required.

  • The application receipt deadline is May 15, 2016The position will begin January 1, 2017. 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. Please direct inquiries to
  • Given the January start date is unusual, does anyone have any sense of what the expected time line will be to hear back? Or what the selection process is like?

Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (in Archaeology) - Deadline: Jan. 9 2017 -  POSITION FILLED[]

The Department of Anthropology at Tulane University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in the archaeology of complex societies in the Americas, beginning July 1, 2017. We encourage applicants who complement the current archaeology faculty of the Anthropology department. Applicants should indicate their areas of expertise and methodological interests. Completed Ph.D. required, previous teaching experience preferred, especially experience mentoring or teaching diverse students. Teaching responsibilities include three courses for undergraduates and/or graduate students per semester. The position carries a non-negotiable salary of $40,000.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology, a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, and an ongoing program of research. 

The mission of the Department of Anthropology is to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction in anthropology, and to produce innovative research and scholarship. Key to our research and teaching mission is maintaining integration and balance among anthropology's four fields: biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. Through research and publication, and the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, we strive to advance and disseminate knowledge of human and nonhuman primate origins and behavior, major developments in human prehistory, mechanisms of cultural change, human adaptation to diverse environments, and an understanding and appreciation of modern cultural, biological, and linguistic diversity.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Anthropology; Higher Education Teaching Experience

Instructions to Applicant: All application materials must be submitted online at ; required materials include (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement outlining courses you propose to teach and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) the names of three references.

  • Review of applications begins immediately.  Completed applications received by January 9, 2017 will receive full consideration.
  • Request for letters of recommendation (February 6 x2)
  • Heard from reliable source that they are going with an inside candidate
  • This was not a very appealing position, but some of us just had to apply. Am I the only one thinking the rejection email they sent out today via Interfolio was incredibly rude? "This is to inform you that the Visiting Assistant Professor position at Tulane University has been filled." No nead to sugarcoat things Tulane, but considering how much time many of us spent preparing this application, you could at least have sent out something more thoughtful.
    • The same rejection  email was even sent to those who had Skype interviews, as well. A more personalized note would have been nice.
  • Rejection letter received 

University of California San Diego (CA) - Department of Anthropology and Scripps Institute of Oceanography- Postdoctoral Fellow in Old World Archaeobotany - Deadline: April 15th []

The Department of Anthropology and Scripps Institute of Oceanography are currently advertising a position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Old World Archaeobotany. The fellow will work in collaboration with Dr. d’Alpoim Guedes (UCSD Anthropology and Scripps Institute of Oceanography) and Dr. Steven Weber (Washington State University) to analyze material from Indus civilization sites at the newly established Paleoethnobotany Laboratory at UC San Diego. Applicants should demonstrate a strong familiarity with Old World plant remains as well as strong writing and quantitative skills. Applications from archaeobotanists specializing in any area of the old world will be considered, however, individuals who specialize in South Asian archaeobotany are particularly welcome to apply. This appointment offers the possibility to be involved in cutting edge cross-disciplinary research in environmental archaeology and earth and planetary science. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC San Diego salary scales. To apply please include a:

1.) Cover letter that describes your research, interests and experience in old world archaeobotany, indicating topic(s) of interest

2.) CV

3.) Names of 3 referees (please make sure that your referees submit letters of reference by the deadline).

Applicants should send materials to Dr. Jade d’Alpoim Guedes at

  • Review of applications will commence on April 15, 2017.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign- Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology - Deadline: May 10, 2017[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor with a target start date of August 16, 2017. The appointment is anticipated to be for one year but may be renewed depending on departmental needs and positive performance reviews. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Anthropology PhD in hand by the starting date of the appointment required.  Geographic area is open. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester. Experience teaching undergraduate lecture and discussion courses (including four-field introduction to anthropology, topical courses such as women in prehistory) strongly preferred.  Required demonstrated evidence of research including a publication record and an active research agenda related to the position.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and submit your application materials: application letter, CV, two sample syllabi, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Referees will be contacted after a first review of applications. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted.

  • To ensure full consideration, all required materials must be submitted by May 10, 2017.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information please contact

University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MO) - Archaeometry Laboratory (MO) - Deadline: January 15, 2017 - POSITION FILLED[]

The Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the area of compositional studies of ceramics. The laboratory is a world leader in neutron activation analysis of archaeological materials, and the candidate is expected to assist the Archaeometry program with this research. Independent research, publication, and grant writing are also expected. Region of expertise is open, but knowledge of multivariate statistics and GIS applied to ceramic analysis is desired. The laboratory also supports ICP-MS, XRF, and petrographic research, and candidates will have access to these and other analytical techniques. Short-term, externally-funded field research is allowed.

The initial appointment period is for one year with the possibility of an additional year depending on performance and availability of funds. The starting date is flexible but preferably in the early part of 2017.

Archaeometry Laboratory University of Missouri Research Reactor Center

1513 Research Park Drive Columbia, MO 65211

Archaeometry Laboratory

Research Reactor Center

Columbia MO 65211

  • To apply please send a CV and a short statement of interest via email to Dr. Jeffrey Ferguson (fergusonje(at), MURR, University of Missouri, Columbia by January 15, 2017. Additional information about the laboratory is available at The University of Missouri is an EEO/AA employer.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Lecturer in North American Archaeology, Department of Anthropology and Curriculum in Archaeology - Deadline: May 29, 2017[]

The Department of Anthropology and Curriculum in Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek an archaeologist for a one-year Lecturer position with a possibility of a second year pending funding. We seek someone with expertise in North American archaeology and interests in the archaeology of food broadly defined. Course load will be five classes (two Fall semester/three Spring semester) to support our undergraduate curriculum in Anthropology and Archaeology. Fall courses will include ANTH 252 Archaeology of Food and a large (ca 120 students) course with recitation sections and teaching assistants. Spring courses will include the ANTH 250 Archaeology of North America and two courses to be determined by curricular needs and successful applicant’s areas of interest and expertise.

PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field required.

The posting with a link for applying is at

  • Applications Due by 5/29/2017.

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Visiting Scholar in the Center for Comparative Archaeology - Deadline: February 27, 2017 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year position (academic year 2017-18) 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, 2017; inquiries from more senior scholars are also welcome. Salary competitive.

  • Applicants should submit, by Feb. 27, 2017, a CV, the names of three references, and a letter of application (2-3 pp.) discussing 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. (Because some of our notices did not appear as intended, the deadline has been extended slightly to provide ample time.) Applications can be sent to Robert D. Drennan (no attachments larger than 1 Mb please).
  • Request for  letters, publications, and additional information from a "very small number of candidates" (3/18) x2

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Department Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies Program - Deadline, January 1, 2017[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position at the level of non-tenure stream Lecturer in Anthropology. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2017 with an initial two-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three-year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews. A PhD in hand at the time of application is required.

The successful applicant will be expected to advise undergraduate students and assume the duties of Director of the Undergraduate Studies program for the Department of Anthropology. The teaching load will be a 3 + 2 course load during the academic year. The ability to teach large enrollment introductory courses and upper-level elective courses is desirable. We invite applications from candidates with teaching and research experience in North America with a particular emphasis on Native American, African American, or Latino studies from one or more sub-field perspectives (Archaeology, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Physical Anthropology). A particular preference for expertise in the teaching and study of material culture and/or (paleo)demography is sought.

  • Please submit letter of application, CV, and names/email addresses of three references online at: To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 1, 2017. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
  • WHAT??? This program must have real, serious issues if they are hiring a non-tt lecturer to be the director of undergrad studies.
  • Not really. This position emphasizes teaching and administration over research, and at this school this emphasis falls into the non-tt category, which can also be very stable and properly compensated.

University of Washington (WA) - Temporary Lecturer, Archaeology - Deadline April 13, 2017[]

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in archaeology, beginning September 16, 2017. We seek an archaeologist with a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level in both large and small classes. Applicants must have earned a doctorate by the date of appointment; applicants who have not completed their Ph.D. at the time of application will be considered. The successful candidate will have an engaging, responsive, and creative pedagogy that relates the history and practice of archaeology to excite and educate students about the field. They will show a commitment to teaching designed to encourage critical thought, student engagement, and sensitivity to archaeology’s political and ethical implications and its responsibilities to a descendant or local communities. Such a record could involve the use of active learning techniques, critical pedagogy, among others, and would demonstrate an awareness of the unique needs of UW’s diverse body of students. Delivering accessible and inclusive undergraduate education and service is integral to our mission as a department. Teaching responsibilities will include six undergraduate courses in archaeology, across three-quarters of a nine-month academic year. Salary is competitive.

All University of Washington lecturers engage in teaching and service.

Application Instructions: To apply, use and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for both a larger lower division and a smaller upper division class (an upper division class with a laboratory component would be welcome), and teaching evaluations, (4) diversity statement (a statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (5) the names of three referees. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Peter Lape, Department of Anthropology.

  • Priority will be given to applications received by April 13, 2017. All questions and inquiries may be directed to

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17[]


  • A few great places, but generally looks as dismal as 2013-2014.
  • I was thinking the same thing, hoping the field would fill in a little after the semester begins and positions are finalized...

What's up with the Univ of Alabama job? This looks very similar to last year's job posting, which had resulted in a hire (at least, the previous wiki said "offer accepted"). So, is that person already leaving, or did they change their minds and just had to fill in with temps this year, or did they get a 2nd position?

  • - Last year's hire was for an additional Latin Americanist. After that hire was completed, their Andeanist left for another TT position. They are now filling the vacancy that was just created by that departure.
  • Two archaeologists in a row have left this position in less than five years. As far as I know, at least two other recent hires left this department before tenure (not even for TT jobs). Something is amiss with Alabama anthropology.
  • To address this: I would argue that it is neither naive nor unecessary to broadcast information about a job that may interest some people. First, if the information in the above post is incorrect (I only know about the recent archaeology departures) then please correct it. If it is not incorrect, then this could be important information for people on a very difficult job market, who are in weak negotiating positions and who are making a significant choice about where to work. This information may be particularly helpful because those people may be deciding between different offers, or they may want to investigate potential issues or problems when on campus. Second, it is most certainly in the spirit of the wiki (and especially a section titled "Discussion, Rumors, and Speculation") to speculate. That is the reason why we set up this section of the page. That said, if I had written the original post I would have edited it to read "may be amiss" rather than "is amiss;" but this is a wiki and not a journal article and I hope nobody thinks they have to watch their words. I am not applying, so no horse in this race. Good luck to all on the job market. 
  • People take and leave jobs for all kinds of reasons. It does not necessarily mean anything is amiss. Some jobs pay better than others. Some jobs might be in a state or city where you prefer or do not prefer to live. Some jobs may have few resources than others. Some jobs may be heavier on teaching when you want more research. Other jobs may be super heavy on research to the point that you find the teaching model in practice unrewarding. Some jobs might just be a more prestigious program, and if you are trying to move up the ladder (especially as a junior person with an idealized image that such a ladder actually exists), you might want to be at the more prestigious place. I've heard nothing bad about Alabama. But I do know that both these last two hires' moves are understandable--both due to geographical location and institution. I'd move to where they moved. And also, here is a bottom line, usually when there is something amiss, you won't see it by people leaving. After all, there is no "market" in academic jobs, so you can't just choose to leave unless that choice is leaving academia altogether. In the rare chance you get a second job offer (let alone a first!), there are just far too many factors--many obvious--to conclude that it is a problematic program. Some jobs do have a reputation for being a door mat, however, because they have an opportunity to hire the best people out there given the lack of jobs. But these same people have a lot of mobility. And simply if the job is not in a place where one wants to live, that often is enough. So, Alabama might be finding itself in this place. Wichita State is another one that lost folks in the same position so frequently that I think they lost the line (something 4 in about 6 years). I'm sure there are more. The important thing about Alabama, and a sign it might be a good place, is the fact that despite the fact they lost a couple in the past several years, they are still able to offer a job to some lucky but also qualified person.
  • FWIW, I'll add that from my perspective -- I am the person who just left the position at the University of Alabama -- nothing at all is amiss with this department. In fact, it is a great place to work and develop your research, and the university is a close community of very collegial scholars with a wide-range of interests. If you make it to campus, and want to ask questions, be sure to talk to people in allied disciplines such as history and geology.

  • It would be great if people who have current experience working in states that are in the midst of higher ed budget crises (e.g., Wisconsin, Illinois) could speak to their experiences working there, for those of us considering applying or accepting jobs in those states. What have your experiences been like and what would you tell someone looking to take a job there?
  • Illinois here. The coy answer is "it depends" but, generally, it is not recommended that you take a public employee position here (if you have choices). You will be at the mercy of many things. The pension system looks like a disaster and as a public employee, you will have to pay into it rather than Social Security. If you are under 40, you will probably never see full benefits. The state finally passed a stopgap budget to keep entire community colleges and universities from shutting down, but that expires in December. Even those not on the verge of collapse are strained. My school has not hired a new tenure-track faculty member (only some retirement replacements) in many years, there are no more visiting positions, we had our library subscriptions to anthropology and archaeology journals cut entirely, experienced salary freezes, professional development money will be re-negotiated, etc. I understand that lots of anthropologists at public colleges and universities are trying to apply out of state.
  • Missouri: One of the state schools, UM St Louis, is trying to unionize and the system is pulling out all the big guns to try to squash it. We've already lost health insurance with retirement; the pension is probably the next thing to go. Our pay is not competitive with the region and many of our support staff have been fired. We've been in a hiring and raise freeze for three years though, so not potential archaeologists to warn away.
  • Thanks for these stories. Super helpful.

Curious to find out whether anyone knows what the story is with the recent VAP posting at Alma College ( Didn't they have a search for an almost the identical job as a tenure track position earlier in the season? What happened with that search?

  • I was curious about this too. I had a phone interview with them a few months back but then did not hear back until today. I received an email today saying the search was completed. Perhaps they hired one of the current Visiting Instructor/Professors (they have two listed on faculty currently) into the TT position and now need to replace one?