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Assistant Professor of Archaeology

New York University Faculty of Arts and Science
New York City, New York
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Department of Anthropology
New York University Faculty of Arts and Science
The Department of Anthropology at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin September 1, 2024, subject to administrative and budgetary approval.

The department seeks scholars with exceptional records in the research and teaching of archaeological science and who take a big-picture approach to studies of human-environment interactions in the Holocene and later Pleistocene records. We seek individuals who have a theoretical outlook rooted in evolutionary theory as applied to the archaeology of sociopolitical complexity in societies of any scale, from hunter-gatherers to large urban empires, and who complement the research of existing faculty (Late Pleistocene of Central Eurasia and Africa; animal domestication in Europe and the Near East). Regional specialty is open. We are especially interested in candidates with ongoing field- and lab-based projects. Possible specializations include but are not restricted to geoarchaeology, archaeobotany, ceramics, bioarchaeology, computer and mathematical modeling, and spatial analysis. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the university’s Center for the Study of Human Origins (CSHO). They will help shape the department’s Anthropological Sciences strategic plan along two main research tracks: ecosystem engineering and the emergence of complex social organization.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline at the time of appointment. They will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical inclusive excellence in support of the department’s programs. At the undergraduate level, they will be expected to teach introductory courses, as well as more advanced courses in areas of their expertise. At the graduate level, they will be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise as well as supervise students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology provides a strong, supportive, and collaborative research culture, building the research capacity of faculty and graduate students. 

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. New York University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $90,000 – $140,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

How to apply
Please apply via Applicants should include a CV as well as a cover letter that outlines their research, teaching, and service experience. We are particularly interested in hearing about steps they have taken (or plan to take) to foster an open and inclusive intellectual environment in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in the field more generally.

The Department will begin reviewing applications starting September 1, 2023. The position will remain open until it is filled. For any enquiries, please contact the Department of Anthropology administrator, Marta Arroyo, at

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