Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. Michigan State University Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Science invites applications for a tenure-system position in archaeology at the assistant or associate professor level. The appointment will begin August 16, 2024. We seek an anthropological archaeologist specializing in Environmental Archaeology. While the geographic area of specialization is open, priority will be given to those candidates whose work is in the Midwest or Great Lakes region. Applicant’s research should enhance or compliment the second archaeological program research theme: Heritage, Preservation, and Community Engagement. Applicants should have an active field program, the ability to organize and lead an archaeological fieldschool, and the ability to train undergraduates and graduate students in collections analysis or lab-based methods.
Successful applicants will have appropriate research background, skills, and training to interact effectively with other disciplines across issues of human-environment interactions. These skills may involve multidisciplinary training in related fields including specialized laboratory analysis, computational and data-science methods, or geospatial analysis and remote sensing.
Michigan State University is a R1 institution and applicants are expected to have a demonstrated record of high impact peer reviewed publication and competitive external funding for research. University teaching experience, while not required, will greatly strengthen the application.
The department/school is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for all students.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
- A Ph.D. in Anthropology completed by the date of hire
- Demonstrated experience in the method, theory, and practice of Environmental Archaeology
- Potential for high impact peer-reviewed publication and competitive external funding for research
- Potential for or demonstrated evidence of high-quality instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Research focus in the Midwest or Great Lakes region
- Scholarly interests that connect with the additional archaeological program research theme: Heritage, Preservation, and Community Engagement
- The demonstrated ability to train undergraduates and graduate students in collections analysis or lab-based methods
- The ability to organize and lead an archaeological fieldschool
- Active archaeological field, collections, or lab-based research program
- Demonstrated record of high impact peer-reviewed publication
- Demonstrated record of success in attaining competitive external funding to support research
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other disciplines across issues of human-environment interactions
Required Application Materials
Please send application letter, including statement of research and teaching interests, diversity, equity and inclusion statement, CV, names of three references, and up to three publications.
Questions should be directed to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Stacey Camp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by date of appointment.
Electronic submission is required, and materials should be uploaded at http://careers.msu.edu.
The review of applications will begin January 8,2024. The position will remain open until filled.