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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Texas
Closing date
Jul 2, 2023

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
Posting Details

Posting Details

Instructions to applicants

Instructions to applicants Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, contact information for three references, and three letters of recommendation (Department Contact: Dr. Bryon Schroeder;

Job Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Location Alpine Department Center for Big Bend Studies Job No. Posting Date 12/20/2022 End Date Until Filled No Appointment Date Salary Commensurate with education and experience Required

MA and or ABD in Anthropology with an emphasis on arid landscapes and Southwestern archaeology. Evidence of research productivity and publications.


A Ph.D. In Anthropology

Primary Responsibilities

Position Summary: This requisition will be used to file two (2) positions. This up to a 3 year appointment that is 75% research and 25% teaching 9-month appointment through the Center for Big Bend Studies and the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences within the Jimmy D. Case College of Literature, Arts, and Social Sciences at Sul Ross State University. Additional summer salary is available and covered by research grants.

Primary Responsibilities: Teach 3 semester credit hours per semester (usually one course); while developing and conducting an active research program centered on Southwestern, arid landscapes, and Trans-Pecos archaeology. Courses to be taught or developed include but are not limited to, introduction to anthropology, introduction to anthropology research methods, field methods courses, and other advanced graduate courses.

The successful candidate will conduct independent research while teaching an array of undergraduate courses and developing courses for a graduate program when appropriate.

Courses will be taught face-to-face as well as through distance delivery.

Aid in establishing an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students, participation in professional development, and university and community service; participate in appropriate conferences and meetings; serve on university committees, and provide service through outreach activities.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. The position is Security Sensitive.

This is a nine-month tenure-track position.

Appointment Date: August 2023

Other Information

Other Information

The University offers an excellent benefits package to faculty members including: a free basic individual health care package, the option of a state retirement through Teachers Retirement System (TRS) or Optional Retirement Package (ORP), traditionally available summer teaching opportunities, small class sizes, and a small private liberal arts college environment rarely found in a state supported university.

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can contact the Office of Student Life, located on the Alpine Campus in the Morgan University Center, Room 211 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 432-837-8424 or emailing

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine.

The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor's degrees as well as master's degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.

More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letter of Recommendation (1)
  • Letter of Recommendation (2)
  • Letter of Recommendation (3)

Optional Documents
  • Transcripts
  • Transcript 2
  • Transcript 3
  • Transcript 4

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