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Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology)

Eastern New Mexico University
88130, Portales
Depends on Qualifications
Closing date
Mar 29, 2023

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Full Time
Applied Anthropology
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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

Minimum Job Requirements:

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

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

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


Eastern New Mexico University combines a traditional learning environment with 21st century technology to provide a rich educational experience. ENMU emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. Excellent teaching and active learning define campus relationships. Scholarship, both primary and applied, cultural enrichment, and professional service are also important contributions of the University community. ENMU, a state institution offering more than 60 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, serves 5800 students from 48 states and 31 countries. Educational programs are offered at the Portales campus and also by interactive distance education, public broadcast television, and branch community colleges in Roswell, New Mexico, and Ruidoso, New Mexico.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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