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Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology

Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Position Title Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology Job Posting Number 20251TTL Job Location San Marcos Department Anthropology Position Description

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a new tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in historical archaeology with an emphasis in the archaeology of Spanish colonialism or the African Diaspora in the Americas or Caribbean, to begin Fall 2025. The successful candidate will contribute to the department's baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, M.A. in anthropology, and Ph.D. in applied anthropology. For information about the Center for Archaeological Studies, please visit

Position responsibilities:

1) Teach introductory and advanced classes in archaeology, historical archaeology and applied archaeology in all degree programs, as assigned.

2) Provide practical training for undergraduate and graduate students.

3) Maintain an externally funded, active research program that results in peer-reviewed publications.

4) Mentor undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. students.

5) Contribute to service activities in the department, college, and university.

This position is subject to the availability of funds.

Required Qualifications
  • Earned Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology at the time of hire.
  • Research in the archaeology of Spanish colonialism or the African Diaspora in the Americas or Caribbean.
  • An active record of publication.
  • Experience in teaching, or the ability to teach, courses such as Introduction to Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Historical Archaeological Methods, a field school, and other courses as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Experience with descendent community collaboration.
  • Experience in methodologies and/or technologies that expand on those currently offered by the department.
  • Evidence of external research funding, or a plan to obtain future external research funding that would support the candidate's research and/or teaching.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 1, 2024.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

1) A cover letter highlighting experience and qualifications with regard to (a) the position's responsibilities and (b) the required and preferred qualifications.

2) A detailed curriculum vita

3) Unofficial transcripts

4) The names and email addresses of three references who will be asked to provide written letters of recommendation if the candidate is chosen for further consideration.

The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Heather Smith, Search Committee Chair, at

Proposed Start Date Fall 2025 Posting Date 04/05/2024 Evaluation of Applications Begins

October 1, 2024

Full Consideration Date: 10/01/2024 Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes EEO/AA Statement

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Reasonable Accommodation

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Record Checks and Verifications

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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