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Assistant or Associate Professor in Archaeology

UT Arlington
University of Texas, Arlington
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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The University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Assistant or Associate Professor in Archaeology

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Job Summary

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Archaeology, tenure-track.

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CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking for candidates whose research focuses on human-environment relationships (e.g., in the context of climate change) and related issues of sustainability, human behavioral ecology, and societal change from a long-term perspective. An anthropologist specializing in these issues will expand upon and bridge our current disciplinary strengths and enhance synergistic collaboration with other university units that share similar interests. We expect candidates to seek external funding to pursue a research agenda built around these loci as well as to provide research and training opportunities to our students (including first-generation college students with diverse cultural backgrounds). Applicants should be able to teach an archaeology field school, and train students in the skills required by the growing Cultural Resource Management (CRM) industry. Candidates for the position should be prepared to teach a variety of courses, from Introduction to Archaeology to advanced courses in Archaeological Theory as well as specialized topics and methods related to his/her research focus in any of the areas outlined above.


Required qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD completed by time of appointment (September 1, 2024).

Preferred qualifications

Experience teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate archaeology courses that complement the curriculum offered by the Anthropology Program at UTA. A PhD in hand by spring 2024 is preferred.

Department and College/School Information

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a joint program department in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington. The department houses distinguished award-winning faculty with diverse research and teaching interests that range from investigating our earliest human ancestors to contemporary societal issues. Utilizing broad and innovative teaching strategies, we offer a B.A. in Sociology, a B.S. in Applied Sociology, a B.A. in Anthropology, minors in Sociology, Anthropology, and Popular Culture, and an M.A. in Sociology.

University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 30 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student body in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

“Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at ( The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.”

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations
The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

· Curriculum Vitae

· Cover Letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications

· Contact information for three references, including name, relationship, email address, and phone numbers.

Department will begin reviewing applications starting December 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Christian Zlolniski ( and Shelley Smith (

For more information about UTA, please visit:


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