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Assistant Professor

Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia
Closing date
Oct 31, 2022

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Full Time
Applied Anthropology, Area Studies, North American Studies, Museum Studies
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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Marshall University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a focus in public archaeology.  Topical specialization is open, but we are interested in candidates who locate their work variously at the intersections of race, gender, labor, globalization, heritage preservation and conservation, engagement with local and descendant communities, and public education and participation. Regional experience should be in North America (Ohio River Valley and/or Appalachian region preferred). We are open to different methodological approaches but are especially interested in candidates who are familiar with the use of GIS and other spatial-analytical technologies or digital tools of collection management. Teaching experience is required. Experience with and an interest in developing interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations with other academic programs at Marshall University is highly desired.

The program has an extensive collection of domestic and international cultural artifacts—prehistoric and historical—at least some of which have been collected through the Marshall Archaeological Field School, which has operated continuously and trained students to contribute to many CRM projects across the Appalachian region for over 30 years. The ideal candidate would have a strong record of collections-based work who understands their role in community engagement. The program expects its faculty and students to contribute to Marshall University’s commitment to engagement through applied research and community-based learning and collaboration. Experience with grant writing is highly desirable.

Marshall University is an AA/EO employer dedicated to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students. Marshall is a recipient of a NSF-ADVANCE institutional transformation award, which seeks to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. Marshall is also part of the NSF-LSAMP: Kentucky West Virginia Alliance for Minority Participation Project to increase both the total number of STEM degrees awarded and the number of STEM degrees awarded to underrepresented students. Successful women and minority applicants can benefit from these programs.

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