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Assistant Professor of Archaeology (24-68)

Francis Marion University
Florence, South Carolina
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Francis Marion University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Archaeology or Historical Archaeology. Applicants whose sub fields complement the Department's existing offerings, who have experience teaching, and who have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment are preferred. ABDs with some teaching experience will receive consideration.

This position will include significant opportunities for field research and community engagement in archaeology/ historical archeology. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced classes in archaeology, historical archaeology, and applied archaeology, as well as required courses that complement our faculty in History, Public History, and Anthropology. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will engage in archaeological field studies. We offer an exciting opportunity for a research archaeologist, with projects focusing on Southeastern United States, as well as the wealth of sites in South Carolina associated with the Revolutionary War career of the University's namesake, General Francis Marion. Additionally, FMU is a partner with Coastal Carolina University at the Belle Baruch Institute for South Carolina Studies, located on the grounds of Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, SC., that offers a host of promising research and educational opportunities.

Duties will also include the supervision of undergraduate internships in archaeology. The successful candidate will play an active role in student advising, recruitment activities, faculty governance, and engagement with the community. There are opportunities to teach additional courses during the summer. Internal funding for travel, research, and summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis.

Francis Marion University is a state-supported, regional university located in Florence, South Carolina. FMU has been named a "Great College to Work For" since 2013, by the Chronicle of Higher Education-sponsored survey of higher education institutions. In addition, FMU has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies, including the US News and World Report survey, which has named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the south for more than a decade.

Candidates will find Florence, South Carolina to be an excellent place to live. Florence enjoys award winning schools, affordable cost of living, excellent healthcare, and robust recreational programs including sports, community events, and festivals. Florence is a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. Within a few-hours' drive are several metropolitan areas, including Columbia, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia, and less than hour drive; the northeastern South Carolina beaches. Florence's thriving downtown was recently awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.

Proposed Start Dates: January 2025 or Fall 2025

Application Materials Needed:
  • Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 24-38), outlining teaching and research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae, to include a listing of courses taken in graduate program(s).
  • Copies of all college transcripts (official transcripts will be required only of the successful candidate).
  • Three letters of reference; and
  • FMU Faculty Application.

To obtain a copy of the faculty application, please click here.

Send complete application packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547. May also be submitted via fax at 843-661-1202, or email to

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission.

Applicants honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, who meet the minimum training and experience requirements, are given employment preference by all State agencies and higher education institutions in South Carolina.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

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