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Assistant Professor, Anthropological Archaeology

Indiana University Bloomington, Department of Anthropology
Bloomington, Indiana
Assistant Professor, salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 8, 2021

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Full Time
Area Studies, North American Studies
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The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropological Archaeology with a demonstrated expertise in zooarchaeology and a focus on descendant communities in North America, who can take on a leadership role with the William R Adams Zooarchaeology Laboratory (WRAZL). WRAZL is a 1,400 square foot facility in the Department that includes over 10,000 modern comparative faunal remains. Preference will be given to scholars whose training, research, and publications demonstrate experience in working with descendant communities and who share a commitment to training students in community-engaged scholarship. We welcome applications from candidates who contribute to the Department’s stated priorities for diversity, inclusion, and equity. Topical specializations are open, but priority will be given to candidates with research interests in human-environmental interactions. The candidate is expected to complement and strengthen anthropology’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, as well as collaborate with colleagues across anthropology’s subfields in research, teaching, and service. The candidate is expected to develop a research program capable of attracting external funding. We expect the candidate to develop a comprehensive teaching portfolio that includes large undergraduate courses, methods courses, and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of interest.

The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington acknowledges and honors the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee on whose ancestral lands Indiana University is built and recognizes the responsibility that this carries. The Department of Anthropology is among the oldest and largest four field departments in the United States, offering B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. The Department also offers an M.A. program in Food Studies. Indiana University Bloomington enrolls over 32,000 undergraduate and 8500 graduate students.

The Department of Anthropology is committed to promoting respect for human diversity, as described on our website, and supports the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences of Indiana University in building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans. As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, including employment and admission. Indiana University prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications.


INDIANA UNIVERSITY is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. We strive to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom. Our rich resources in the arts, the natural beauty of our state, and our widely recognized health care innovations make Indiana a desirable place to live. For nearly two centuries, the faculty of Indiana University have consistently brought worldwide recognition to the university. In return, the university has made supporting the research, teaching, and service goals of each faculty member a priority with programs and services such as the following: State-of-the-art facilities, including advanced laboratories, studios, classrooms, and recreational venues, on each of our eight campuses to support teaching and research excellence. Support from a top rated IT services department which provides access to one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, the IU Data Capacitor, and the high-speed TeraGrid network, as well as, programs and assistance to integrate technology into your teaching and research goals. Access to the nation's top university library system, according to the Association of College and Research Libraries, housing more than 12 million volumes including rare and special collections. The ability to leverage research funding to create collaborations and partnerships with industries and the private sector through the IU Research & Technology Corporation. A rich campus community with each of our eight campuses serving as a cultural resource for its community by offering a combination of music, art, and theater and a venue for guest performers and speakers. Programs to promote a healthy workplace and lifestyle and assist faculty in achieving work-life balance including spousal hiring support, child care assistance, and family leave.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
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