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Visiting Assistant Professor, Archaeology Program

Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Job Posting Number F00401
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Archaeology Program
Department Archaeological Studies Program-1076
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details
Wesleyan University's Archaeology Program invites applications for a one year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeological Science with a focus on Ancient Technologies or Archaeological Materials, to begin September 1, 2024. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable for a second year based on performance.
We are seeking candidates with expertise in the study of archaeological materials, including analytical methods and theoretical frameworks, whose research demonstrates the ways in which technological study of artifacts can offer insights into the communities, economies, and ecologies which produced them. The region and area of specialization is open; it may include metals, ceramics, glass, lithics, or any other material substrate. Candidates should be teacher-scholars able to blend creative and innovative pedagogy with rigorous methodological approaches to the interpretation of material remains. Strongest preference will be given to candidates with experience in experimental archaeology, and whose research and teaching address how archaeological evidence plays a part in current conversations about sustainability, ethnicity, inequity, environmental justice, or cultural property.
The candidate would be expected to teach survey courses with broad appeal such as a history of ancient technology, technological responses to climate change in antiquity, or a general introduction to archaeological science, as well as more narrowly focused lab or seminar courses in experimental archaeology and/or analytical methods in their area of specialization.
The teaching load is 3/2, in person on Wesleyan's campus. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college, with a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, that values both scholarship and teaching very highly.
Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Material Science, or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Material Science, or related field within one year of hire.
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Special Instructions To Applicants
A complete application includes a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.
Additional Information
Review of applications will begin immediately; applications completed by June 10 will receive full consideration. Please contact if you have questions about the application process. Visa sponsorship is not available.
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