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Assistant Professor, Environmental Archaeology

Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Anthropology
Saint Louis, Missouri
Closing date
Oct 31, 2023

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The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Environmental Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2024.  We seek an active, interdisciplinary-minded field and/or lab researcher studying the Archaeology of Human-Environmental Interactions, Climate Change, or Sustainability, to complement a department with a record of excellence in archaeology and environmental analysis. All areas of regional focus and time-period of expertise will be considered. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and an active research program engaging novel methods and questions of contemporary importance with real-world implications, and the ability to obtain external research funding. Duties will include teaching courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in archaeological field research, as well as a track record in attracting external research funds. 

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline in hand by July 1, 2024. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio ( Applications received before November 1, 2023, will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.  Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.


Excellence in teaching and attention to undergraduates is a hallmark of the Anthropology Department. The department offers a major and minor in anthropology, as well as optional global health and environment tracks. Our department enjoys a strong sense of community among students and faculty. We provide a diverse array of vibrant, intellectually challenging courses for undergraduates and graduates and hands-on advising. Students find that our program provides one of the most flexible and well-rounded undergraduate majors in the liberal arts, and that it is an unrivaled preparation for professional study (law, business, medicine) and a springboard to careers in wide ranging fields.

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