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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, New York
Closing date
Feb 20, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Location: Oswego, NY Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Wed Sep 13 2023 Job Description:
Description of Department:
We offer four-field professional training to undergraduates in anthropology under the guidance of a professionally active faculty who value excellence in teaching and research in the Department of Anthropology. Our program of instruction has several components and goals:
- We include the academic transmission of key ideas and knowledge of human life in all four anthropology subfields: archaeology, biological/physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.
- We strive for students to develop key skills such as ability to think critically, demonstrate mastery of oral and written presentations, and accomplish professional analyses within the disciplines.
- Our department is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion within all levels of the curriculum design and laboratory practice with student experience at the forefront.
- We provide hands-on experiences in research and professional training, including cultural resource management archaeology, collections management, forensic analysis, and ethnographic projects.
- We promote cross-cultural experience through studying abroad and local internships that enhance academic learning through practical experience and training.
- We offer archaeology field schools and training in historic preservation and conservation.
- We offer extensive teaching labs and research lab support for undergraduate research and training in biological anthropology and archaeology.
- We maintain the integrity of the anthropology program while supporting the larger mission and programs of the college, especially related to Global Studies, Area Studies, and Great Lakes (environment), and Sustainability. Our curriculum, in combination with professional experiences, are designed to enable our students to become broadly educated, specifically informed, conversant in their discipline, employable in the profession, and well prepared to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
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The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
Posting Date: September 13, 2023
Review Date: Applications received by October 15, 2023, will receive full consideration, but application review will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation: Salary range ( is $62,000-$67,000, commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here ( for more information.
Date of Appointment: 9/01/2024
Description of Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor of Anthropology will be required to teach courses in Historical Archaeology, Introductory Archaeology, and upper division courses in an analytical specialty and courses in Afro-Latino/Latin American Studies based on subject expertise, and other upper-division Anthropology courses as needed. This hire will be housed in the Department of Anthropology and create curriculum in support of developing Afro-Latino and/or Latin American Studies within our department's offerings. Responsibilities also include student advisement duties and co-management of the archaeology lab space and collection with existing archaeology faculty.
The Assistant Professor of Anthropology will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( . As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Job Requirements:
Required Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in anthropology or closely related field, ABD candidates who will have PhD by time of appointment will be considered.
- A commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated interdisciplinary interests
- Engaged in an active program of research with the potential to involve and train students.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Ph.D. with specialty in historical archaeology, whose research focuses on Afro-Latino communities and heritage. Scholar-educators who have experience directing archaeology fieldwork projects and can contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Sustainability Studies, Native American Studies, regional area studies, and public archaeology and historic preservation are especially attractive.
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( .
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
Additional Information:
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please click here ( to see our full non-discrimination policy.
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing
For Campus Safety information, please click here ( to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery).
SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Click here (\smoke\free\policy\final.pdf) for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
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Visa sponsorship is available for this position

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