Tenure-track Assistant Professors (2) - Archaeological Sciences

Washington State University
Washington, United States
Aug 22, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University in Pullman invites applications for two full-time, permanent tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology beginning August 16, 2020. The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We seek exceptional scholars who have innovative approaches to the archaeological sciences, which can include—but is not limited to—archaeometry, bioarchaeology, paleobotany, geoarchaeology, earth or environmental sciences, geochemistry, lithic analyses, molecular research, remote sensing methods or quantitative/spatial analysis. The area of geographic specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in applicants with research programs based in the Americas. The WSU Archaeology program has strengths in many aspects of archaeological method and theory, with a particular emphasis on materials analyses. We are seeking faculty members who can capitalize on the collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU.

Required qualifications for applicants include:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field earned by July 1, 2020
  • demonstrated specialization in archaeological science
  • active program of field and/or laboratory research, with the ability to integrate and provide opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students
  • ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropological Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds

Preferred qualifications for applicants include:

  • strong record of high impact publications
  • demonstrated past success and future potential for securing extramural funding
  • evidence of teaching excellence
  • capacity to complement and extend existing faculty strengths
  • a research agenda that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries

See the full Notice of Vacancy (available at https://anthro.wsu.edu/).

Candidates must supply a letter of application summarizing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information (including e-mail and phone numbers) for at least three references. Please apply online through WSU Human Resources (https://www.wsujobs.com/). Initial review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Send email enquiries to Dr. Erin Thornton, Search Committee Chair, at erin.thornton@wsu.edu.

Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.