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Department Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology (SSW&A)

Position Summary

The Anthropology Program in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a 9 month, tenure-track position in Archaeology at the Assistant Professor level. Areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty and might include (but are not limited to) ethnoarchaeology, historic archaeology, lithics, and/or paleoethnobotany. Applicants with a record of research in an explicitly scientific paradigm such as Human Behavioral Ecology, and a research record in the archaeology of the western United States are encouraged to apply. We seek a broadly trained, anthropological archaeologist interested in and able to teach anthropological theory at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should be prepared to: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology; develop/pursue a research program in Utah or surrounding regions consistent with the Master’s degree program in Archaeology and CRM; pursue external research grants and contracts; and provide service to the department and the profession. The position start date is August 1, 2015, and salary will be based on education and experience. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Utah State is classified as a Doctoral Extensive university by the Carnegie Foundation. Located in Logan, a community with a regional population of 100,000, it is approximately 90 minutes north of Salt Lake City. The area has great scenic beauty and a four-season climate with excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation year round. Visit for details.

The Anthropology Program offers baccalaureate degrees (BA and BS) in Anthropology and an MS degree in Anthropology with a Specialization in Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management within an interdisciplinary department (Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology). The Department is highly committed to a diverse faculty and strongly urges minorities and women to apply.

Responsibilities for this position will include:

1) Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and anthropological theory.

2) Serving on graduate committees and supervising graduate theses.

3) Advising undergraduate and graduate students.

4) Conducting original research, including publishing in peer reviewed journals and submitting external grants.

5) Committee and service appointments at the program, department, and university level.

6) Service to the profession.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology or closely related field at an accredited university at the time of appointment

2) Strong record of academic training in archaeology and anthropological theory, as indicated by coursework, thesis research, and other related activities

3) Demonstrated teaching experience and competency

4) Record of research and professional development activities, with research focus in field settings in the western United States

Preferred Qualifications

1) Proficiency in quantitative methods and GIS

2) Strong teaching and publication record

3) Clearly-defined, empirical research agenda and strong research skills

4) Grant writing experience and success with external funding agencies

5) Ability to synergistically expand on research interests of faculty within and beyond the Anthropology Program

6) Ability to lead an archaeology field school/field trips as needed or requested

Review Date 10-31-2014

Position Close Date Open Until Filled

Salary Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

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Requisition Number 054818

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.

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