Assistant Professor in Archaeology

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Nov 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty
Discipline
Archaeology
Organization Type
Academic

Job Details

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2022-2023. 

The department seeks an archaeologist with expertise in environmental archaeology. Research foci may include, but are not limited to, political ecology, ontology, and inequality, including unequal resource distribution, ecological diversity/uniformity, and health. We are interested in candidates who collaborate with descendant communities and/or engage with applied projects. Applicants with expertise in one or several of the following are preferred: GIS, 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, and other digital applications in archaeology.

This hire is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e. working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and research, and a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester centered in the life/natural sciences, contribute to and develop interdisciplinary initiatives that enhance collaboration between Life and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Environmental Sustainability, and the Humanities, and serve on Departmental committees. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants. The successful candidate will be joining a department with eight full-time faculty members, and over 140 majors and minors. For more information about the department, please visit https://www.luc.edu/anthropology.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Letters of recommendations will be requested after a preliminary selection process has been completed. Candidates are welcome to upload additional materials to www.career.luc.edu related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications. Questions can be directed to:

Kristin L. Krueger, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair

kkrueger4@luc.edu

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research, or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

 

 

Company

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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Telephone
773.508.3449
Location
Department of Anthropology
1032 W.. Sheridan Road
Chicago
IL
60660
United States

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