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C21-112 Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Jan 5, 2022

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Position Type
Full Time
Area Studies, African Studies, Black Diaspora Studies
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered


Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African Diaspora Archaeology with a specialization in inequality, excellent record of teaching and history of publication in these specializations, to begin Fall Semester, August 2022. This position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, directing summer field schools, and directorship of the Archaeology Laboratory for African and African Diaspora Studies, the only archaeology laboratory in the United States that is affiliated with an Africana Studies cultural center. We are a small department that includes three cultural anthropologists, one biological anthropologist and an archaeologist supported by a small number of part time faculty members. Our department seeks a dynamic colleague who is dedicated to teaching excellence, creative research activities, academic service, and engagement with a diverse community both within and beyond the university.

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Archaeology.

• Fieldwork in Archaeology of the African Diaspora with specialization in


• Record of publication.

• Record of effective teaching.

• Ability to collaborate with public and government agencies, academic

   communities, and descendant community members in the African

   American community.

• Interest and ability to develop and manage a field school for both

   graduates and undergraduates.

• Commitment to education as a holistic endeavor to support students’

   academic and personal achievement.

• Ability to organize lab courses, manage a lab, and analyze and curate a

   large collection of New England artifacts.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Archaeological experience in either Africa or Afro-Atlantic world.

• Experience in teaching first-year / general education students.

• Experience teaching holistic general anthropology courses.

• Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses.

• History of public engagement.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Latinx. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut.

For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2022.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at job [C21-112] Assistant Professor of Archeology and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email addresses,
  • and telephone numbers.
  • A course proposal (no more than 500 words) and draft syllabus that address
  • Africa/African Diaspora/Afro Atlantic archaeology.
  • A writing sample (Chapter of dissertation, paper, or published peer reviewed
  • article).
  • Teaching philosophy.

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2021-2022. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Ivan Small, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832- 2611 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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