Wesleyan University’s Archaeology Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Archaeology beginning July 1, 2019.
The preferred candidates will be anthropologically trained archaeologists and will demonstrate interest in and ability to teach Introduction to Archaeology, as well as upper level courses of interest to majors and non-majors. Preferred areas of specialization include environmental or landscape archaeology and/or the application of contemporary scientific analyses to archaeological problems. Regional focus is open. Advanced tenure track candidates will be given full consideration.
Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor. A successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the PhD in Anthropology or related field within one year of hire.
The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.
Applications completed by October 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Deborah Sierpinski at 860-685-2070 if you have questions about the application process. Please contact program and search chair Douglas Charles at 860-685-3266 if you have questions about the position.
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Deborah Colucci, Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 860-685-2456.
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