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Lecturer - Archaeology of Africa, the African Diaspora, and/or Indigenous Populations

Employer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Area Studies, African Studies
Organization Type
Academic
Internal Number: 30188

Department: Anthropology - 32411

Brief Summary of Work for this position:

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position. This is a renewable, non-tenure track position, starting Fall 2024, with the opportunityof promotion to Senior Lecturer based on outstanding performance and service to the department.
The position entails teaching four courses a semester, including our introduction to archaeology, history of anthropological theory, and introductory and upper-level classes in the individual's area of expertise. The topics of such classes might include the anthropology of race & racism, historical archaeology of Africa and the African diaspora, historical archaeology of Indigenous populations, ethnoarchaeology, bio-archaeology, and/or racial disparities of health from the perspective of medical anthropology.
We look to expand our course offerings into these critically important areas while advancing the strategic priorities of the Anthropology Department, the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, and the university in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position also involves some service responsibilities.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of application. Applicants who are ABD for terminal degree at time of application will be considered but must have terminal degree completed by August 1, 2024.
  • Candidates should possess research interest in Africa, African American communities, Indigenous populations, or the African diaspora in the U.S., the Caribbean, or other parts of the Americas.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience :

Preference will be given to candidates:
  • Holistically trained anthropological archaeologists
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching
  • Expertise in the research areas of Africa, African American communities, Indigenous populations, or the African diaspora in the U.S., the Caribbean, or other parts of the Americas.
  • Expertise in the research areas of the African diaspora in the U.S., the Caribbean, or other parts of the Americas.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The UNCW Department of Anthropology offers a BA degree in Anthropology, a Minor in Anthropology and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Forensic Science and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Medical Humanities. Our program includes an array of courses designed to provide students an overview of the discipline, and a thorough grounding in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Because there is a strong cross-cultural and comparative focus in Anthropology, students are encouraged to develop competence in a foreign language and to broaden their cultural horizons by participating in study abroad programs. Through participation in field studies and laboratory research projects of faculty mentors, undergraduate students have opportunities to engage in

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