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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Anthropological Archaeology

Lawrence University of Wisconsin
Appleton, Wisconsin
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

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Lawrence University of Wisconsin invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professorship in anthropological archaeology, beginning September 1, 2024. Lawrence University is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Appleton, WI. Competitive candidates for this appointment will be committed to teaching excellence and undergraduate advising and should demonstrate evidence of an active and ongoing research agenda.  

The Department of Anthropology at Lawrence seeks a broadly trained anthropological archaeologist to join a holistic anthropology program that values community engaged research and learning.  Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology by September 1, 2024.  The successful candidate will teach a full-time load of six courses per year, two course per 10-week term, ranging from a yearly introduction to world prehistory, to methods courses in field archaeology and historic preservation, to other courses in their areas of expertise that will be of interest to a diverse group of undergraduate students. Additionally, the candidate will participate in Lawrence’s flagship First Year Studies program. The First Year Studies curriculum presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts intended to support new students’ fundamental skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.  In addition, the successful candidate will curate a large collection of archaeological and ethnographic materials and must be conversant in regulations pertaining to archaeological and ethnographic collections, including NAGPRA.    

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that its faculty represents. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive campus in one or more of the following ways: (1) further diversifying the faculty; (2) constructing or contributing to successful collaborative diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and/or (3) developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as these pedagogies relate to antiracism.   

Lawrence University is situated at the heart of the Fox Cities in downtown Appleton. With a greater metropolitan population of 250,000 people, the Fox Cities has many benefits of small-town life combined with the amenities of most mid-sized cities. It recently ranked as one of the top 25 cities in the Midwest and top 100 in the nation by’s best places to live. Candidates are encouraged to read about Lawrence and its surrounding community at Colleges That Change Lives and   

A competitive salary, benefits, and professional development funds will be offered to the successful candidate.   Applicants should apply online at and submit the following application materials: 

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. A Teaching Statement that includes how your teaching and/or other activities engage with diversity and anti-racism initiatives. Outline the types of courses you would like to teach and
  4. A Research Statement that describes your planned and/or on-going research project(s) and ways in which students could be involved.  
  5. Names and contact information for 3 references. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage in the application review process.

To ensure full consideration, all materials should be submitted by November 1, 2023.

For further information, please contact Carla Daughtry (, Associate Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Search Committee.  

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