University of Louisville, Department of Anthropology
December 15, 2017
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track position as Director of the Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage with an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The appointment will begin August 1, 2018.
Opening in August 2018, the new Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage will house the archaeological collections and feature an exhibition space, wet/dry labs for processing materials, and a dedicated lab for geoarchaeology and biomolecular research. In addition, the center has four teaching labs for archaeology, paleoanthropology, and applied anthropology.
The new Director will have a strong record of fostering community-engagement through archaeology and a desire to develop future archaeologists. We seek an archaeologist with administrative experience in collections, laboratory, and database management, organizing exhibitions, public outreach, education, and internship programs, building partnerships with community organizations, a successful record of grants and contracts, and a commitment to transdisciplinary projects and research. The Center presents an opportunity for someone to enter at the beginning of an exciting new venture and build a long-lasting institution to promote archaeology through research, education, outreach, and advocacy.
This position will have a 50% administrative and 50% academic composition. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements department strengths, be prepared to teach courses in archaeology, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental activities. Given the significant administrative component, the course load will be commensurate with workload allocation. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The hire is contingent on the availability of funding.
Click here to apply online for Job Opening # 34459 and attach one document containing a cover letter with a statement outlining a vision for a new archaeology lab and research center, current vitae, and names and email addresses of at least three referees. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018.
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About University of Louisville, Department of Anthropology
The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 274-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses seven of the university's 11 colleges and schools. T...he Health Science Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. On the 243-acre Shelby Campus located in eastern Jefferson County are the National Crime Prevention Institute and the Information Technology Resource Center.