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Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology)

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico
Closing date
Mar 28, 2023

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Full Time
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Position Overview

Position Summary:

Eastern New Mexico University's (ENMU) Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology to begin Fall 2023. ENMU seeks candidates with a focus on the archaeology of the Greater Southwest and adjoining regions and knowledge of cultural resource management applications. Willingness and ability to work with existing regional collections are a plus. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and the ability to establish a research program that engages students in applied and/or basic research. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a residential appointment and campus presence is required.


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology, archaeology, and cultural resource management/historic preservation.
  • Establish an active research program which provides practical training and applied and/or basic research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Mentor M.A. students in thesis and capstone projects.
  • Assist department with academic planning, curricular design, and program development.
  • Assist with the department's recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Direct archaeological field schools in collaboration with department faculty
  • Serve on departmental, college and university committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related field.
  • The ability to teach archaeology and anthropology for students at all degree levels.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience at the college level
  • Knowledge of cultural resource management/historic preservation/heritage studies.
  • Willingness and ability to work with existing regional collections
  • Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate and M.A. students.
  • Expertise and experience with GIS.
  • Familiarity with Native American groups and NAGPRA applications.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and willingness to teach using traditional, hybrid or online distance education technologies.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Clear plans for an active research program.

Working Conditions

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 15 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the aforementioned responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.

Additional Information

Date Available: August 2023

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

Required Documents:

Letter of interest

Curriculum vitae

Contact information for three references (Blind reference call will be made on applicants who become finalist for the position)

Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)

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