Assistant Professor, Archaeology of Africa, Asia, or Latin America

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sep 13, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Assistant Professor, Archaeology of Africa, Asia, or Latin America: Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in Anthropological Archaeology to begin fall 2022, pending budgetary approval. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment. We seek a candidate with a regional focus either in Africa, Asia (including East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia), or Latin America. We seek a candidate who is committed to rigorous empirical research on themes of broad resonance that connect to clusters of interest across the department and the university, including one or more of the following: a) historical ecology, political ecology, environmental sustainability and the Anthropocene; b) culture contact, colonial and post-colonial legacies, and engagement with descendant communities; c) urbanism and the growth and workings of cities through time; and/or d) well-being, human experience, and inequality. Methodological areas of expertise are open but should add to and complement existing strengths in our department.

Candidates must have an active research program that provides opportunity for the integration and training of students. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research and publication and will contribute to our strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity within our academic community and through its programs of outreach. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses in the fall term and two courses in the spring term, at undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates also will advise and mentor graduate students, contribute to departmental and wider university administration, and participate in the intellectual life of the department.

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 The online application must include a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research expertise and teaching experience and pedagogical approaches. The application must also include a diversity statement, CV and the names and contact information of three references (letters are not required with initial application).

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 5, 2021. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, but members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and persons with disabilities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Arkush, Search Committee Chair (

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