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Assistant Professor - Anthropology

City University of New York
Kew Gardens, New York
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Oct 20, 2022

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Assistant Professor - Anthropology

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Queens College

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Queens College, CUNY seeks to fill a tenure-track position in archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023. A PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology at the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in research and undergraduate teaching are required. The Department is interested in candidates who conduct research in Africa and/or the African Diaspora, and we prefer candidates who will enhance the department's quantitative (STEM) curriculum. The successful candidate will have an active field program, innovative methodological approaches, interests complementing those of our current faculty, and a field or laboratory research program in archaeology that could involve Queens College undergraduate students. Teaching priorities include 1) Introduction to Archaeology; 2) Peoples of Africa; 3) Archaeology of Africa; and 4) Research Design and Method, as well as other courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The Department ( emphasizes a four-field approach to anthropology and is associated with the CUNY PhD Program in Anthropology ( Review of applications will begin on Sept. 16, 2022. Send cover letter, CV/resume, support for teaching excellence, sample publications, and names and contact information for three referees via the CUNYfirst portal, as outlined below. An EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or Archaeology at the time of appointment, ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Preferred qualifications include: · an active field research program in the archaeology of Sub-Saharan Africa and/or the African Diaspora · a field or laboratory research program that could involve Queens College undergraduate students · a research record demonstrating effective application of innovative quantitative approaches to data collection and/or analysis


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Open Until Filled with Review to begin at: 09/16/2022


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