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Visiting Assistant Professor - Archaeology

Boise State University, Department of Anthropology
Boise, Idaho
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Dec 17, 2022

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The Department of Anthropology at Boise State University invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor in archaeology that complements existing specializations in the department. We seek a scholar with an active program of field-based research, who engages students in the classroom and with field research opportunities, has experience disseminating research, and has interest in or experience engaging with land-managing stakeholders, including federal, state, and tribal governments.

Preferred Qualifications

Research experience in North America, especially Western North America. Ability to teach introductory and upper-division coursework in archaeology, and be involved with mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Ability to contribute to the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) minor.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their motivation for applying to this opening; a current curriculum vitae; three narratives described below; sample publications, syllabi, and other supporting materials.

Research narrative: We ask candidates to contextualize their research with a narrative describing their past, current, and future research plans, the impact of their work in national and international spheres, the importance of their current or forthcoming publications, experience in community research engagement, and any awards, honors, or grants.

Teaching narrative: We ask candidates to prepare a narrative on teaching that describes their teaching experience, in particular: motivation and inspiration of students with the use of evidence-based approaches to learning; respect and support the development of students as individuals through inclusive excellence; development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field and future student needs; and fostering of independent learning, reflection, and articulation of student learning experiences. Evidence in the form of syllabi, teaching evaluations, or course design materials will be accepted.

Equity and inclusivity narrative: Boise State University is actively committed to equity and inclusivity, a stance in alignment with our Statement of Shared Values. We ask candidates to prepare a narrative on their experience in contributing to inclusion and equity through research, inclusive pedagogies, mentoring of students from underserved groups, or other relevant activities.

The Department of Anthropology honors and recognizes the land on which Boise State sits is the unceded territory of Shoshone and Paiute bands, the original inhabitants of this land until they were forcibly displaced during colonization in the United States.

Questions can be directed to: John Ziker, Department Chair:

Applications must be submitted at:

Applications Close January 21, 2023



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