Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Requisition Number: F00141P: Sociology Anthropology

Job Description:
Weber State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropology, beginning fall semester, 2021. Our institution operates on the semester system, with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Anthropology Program began in the 1950s, has offered BA and BS degrees since 2000, and is committed to a four-field approach. Today the program has over 120 declared anthropology majors and 25 minors, with 6 full-time anthropology faculty and 6 adjuncts.


Job Duties:
The successful applicant will be expected to teach the following courses: introductory anthropology, principles of archaeology, North American archaeology, archaeological method and theory (including a cultural resource management component), archaeological field and laboratory techniques, and upper-division courses in their areas of expertise and interest.

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology is required, and must be in hand at the time of appointment. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, and a record of research in the archaeology of Western North America, and be willing to mentor student research and teach an archaeological field school.

Preferred Qualifications:
We are especially interested in applicants with research interests complementary to those of current faculty (e.g., ethnohistory, historical archaeology, zooarchaeology), and who can teach courses in our General Anthropology track.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 07/01/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
Apply online where faculty and staff positions are posted. Search postings by job title (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) and Department (Sociology and Anthropology). Complete the online application, including: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief cover letter explaining how you intend to meet program expectations with regard to your teaching and research experience and future professional plans; (3) a short statement of your teaching philosophy and style; (4) a summary statement and sample of recent peer and student teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information for three professional references. Please also send one or two journal publications or unpublished manuscripts in PDF format directly to Dr. Francis B. Harrold (

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

All other correspondence can be addressed to Dr. Harrold at: Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Weber State University, 1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1208, Ogden UT 84408-1208.

Weber State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability) employer.

Weber State University is a comprehensive public institution founded in 1889. The University provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of students on two beautiful modern campuses through traditional classroom instruction, Internet-based WSU Online, and outreach efforts throughout the Intermountain West. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in associate’s, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in business, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The University is located in Ogden, Utah, north of Salt Lake City, on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. Additional information concerning Weber State University is available at

Physical Activity of this position: Maintaining equilibrium to prevent falling. Walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. , Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. , Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. , Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time. , Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another., Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. , Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. , Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts at distances close to the eye

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

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