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Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology (tenure-track)

Tufts University, Department of Anthropology
Medford, Massachusetts
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Area Studies, Black Diaspora Studies, Indigenous Studies, North American Studies
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Tufts University Department of Anthropology seeks a tenure-track hire in historical archaeology with a focus on the critical study of race and indigeneity. Preferred geographic concerns are North America, Global American Studies, and transregional studies that figure North American sites. Time period open with a preference for modern or contemporary societies and/or research that critically expands upon the written record. Preference will be given to candidates who are actively engaged in a program of field research, which may include the use of digital methods. Position begins September 1, 2022. 


PhD or ABD status in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field required. We also require evidence of a strong record of scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching, including about race, equity, and justice, broadly conceived.

Candidates should submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching program, CV, sample syllabus, and names of three potential recommenders, to Interfolio at Questions about the position may be directed to Department Administrator, Jamie Gorman, at  Questions about Interfolio should be directed to or (877) 997-8807. Review of applications begins October 4, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Lainé in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at


Anthropology at Tufts gives students opportunities for ethnographic research though our Fieldwork Lab (Anth 161), several upper-level seminars (Anth 160 and over), internships (Anth 99), and independent research projects (Anth 197 and 199). Our students can present their research and engage with others through Tufts' student Anthropology Collective and Spring Student Anthropology Symposium (SSAS). This combination of hands-on research, disciplinary breadth, global and local understanding, and intellectual community makes Anthropology a strong major and an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers.

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