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Asst Professor - Anthropology

University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.


Assistant Professor of Anthropology


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2025.

We seek a scholar specializing in the archaeology of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and/or Great Basin with a demonstrated record of theoretically informed, problem-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research. The successful candidate will be capable of mentoring graduate and undergraduate student research. They will also show evidence of teaching effectiveness and grantsmanship, a record of publication, and a field or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation. Expected teaching includes courses in regional archaeology, an archaeological field school, as well as introductory and upper division courses in the areas of the candidate's research expertise.

  • Ability to teach archaeological field school.
  • Develop a strong program distinguished by high-quality scholarship.
  • Successfully advise and mentor students.
  • Teach effectively at both graduate and undergraduate levels.


Assistant professors shall normally hold the terminal qualification in their discipline (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA, etc.), and shall have demonstrated ability, through appropriate experience, to perform the functions of the position they are to hold.

  • Doctorate degree in Anthropology related field by date of appointment.
  • Specialization in the archaeology of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and/or Great Basin.
  • Demonstrated record of theoretically informed, problem-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research.
  • Demonstrated record of grantsmanship.
  • Demonstrated record of publication.
  • A field- and/or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation.

  • Ability to collaborate with Indigenous communities and various public entities.
  • Ability to work across disciplinary boundaries with geologists, botanists, ecologists, and/or climate scientists.
  • Professional experience in Cultural Resource Management (CRM).
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to teach courses in regional archaeology.
  • Ability to teach archaeological field school.
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology.


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.

This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 9/15/2024 will receive full consideration.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado's Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

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