The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in archaeology, at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to department’s baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, M.A. in anthropology, and Ph.D. in applied anthropology. For information about the Department, please visit www.txstate.edu/anthropology . For information about the Center for Archaeological Studies, please visit cas.anthropology.txstate.edu/.
Responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and applied archaeology; developing external funding to support an active research program; and contributing to the department and university through service activities. The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and public engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Preference will be given to applicants with 1) peer-reviewed publications in the prehistoric archaeology of Texas or adjacent regions; 2) experience in teaching, or the ability to teach, courses such as Introduction to Archaeology, Texas Archaeology, North American Archaeology, CRM Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Archaeological Methods, and Field School; 3) an active research program, or clear plans to institute an active research program in areas that complement our current faculty research activities; 4) experience in methodologies and/or technologies that expand on those currently offered by the department; 5) evidence of external research funding, or a plan to obtain future external research funding that would support the candidates research and/or teaching agendas; 6) experience with education and outreach to the public; and (7) a commitment to advancing diversity.
For full consideration all application materials must be received by October 25, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting experience and qualifications with regard to (a) the position’s responsibilities, (b) the required and preferred qualifications, and (c) the applicant’s comments on diversity; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 3) the names and contact information of three references.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.
At the time of application, applicants are required to have a PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology and a research agenda in the prehistory of Texas or adjacent regions, which may include the Southwest, Plains and Southeast of the U.S, or Northern Mexico.
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