The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in the archaeology of complex societies, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, and with theoretical and methodological strengths in material culture studies.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology consists of 21 full-time faculty, 12 in Sociology and 9 in Anthropology. The Anthropology program is committed to four-field undergraduate teaching. The faculty are active in professional fields at the national and international level, and are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.
Teaching duties include introductory and upper level courses in world prehistory and archaeological method and theory, as well as regional and topical courses related to the successful candidate’s areas of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates who can provide regular laboratory and field experiences, and who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates must demonstrate their potential to teach in both small and large classroom settings and to maintain active scholarly research programs.
A Ph.D. by time of appointment is preferred. To apply, visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/3964 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1182. Applicants will complete a faculty profile and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (as Other Document #1), and up to three samples of scholarly writing (as Other Document #2). The cover letter should include a discussion of the candidate’s research interests, teaching experience and philosophy, and contributions or potential contributions to the diversity of the classroom, program, and university. Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include course syllabi, assignments, and summaries of course evaluations, if available.
Review of completed applications will begin October 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the position contact the search chair, Dr. Julie Solometo, email@example.com.
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We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
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