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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 30, 2022

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 00482532

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
Situated on the shores of the largest system of freshwater lakes on earth, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides a world-class and affordable education to 25,000 students from 90 countries. As an R1 research and access university, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment that values excellence in research and teaching. We want to attract, retain, and grow a diverse staff that honors unique experiences and perspectives, and we take pride in the diversity of our student body, faculty and staff, and programs.

The Anthropology Department consists of a vibrant community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and scholars. The department offers BA, MS, and PhD degrees and Museum Studies and Forensic Science certificates, and it provides students with professional training in cultural resource management (CRM) through the Archaeological Research Laboratory Center (ARLC). Many of our programs reach beyond campus - from the Milwaukee Public Museum to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Wisconsin State Crime Lab, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. As a field science, we offer field schools that enable students to experience anthropological research. In addition, our department is closely connected with the ARLC; the ARLC houses a successful CRM program, serves as a curation facility/repository for archaeological collections from the Midwest, and cares for extensive bioarchaeological populations. Graduates from our programs have found employment in the nonprofit and government sectors as well as in business and academia.

Job Summary
The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in Great Lakes/Midwest archaeology and archaeological field and lab methods, demonstrated scholarly productivity, and undergraduate teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have directed an archaeological field school or comparable field project, supervised student research in anthropology or a closely related field, and who have expertise in lithic analysis and/or CRM experience. The department especially welcomes applicants with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and research. Potential synergy with UWM's vibrant Museum Studies program is also hoped for but not required.The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program with evidence of scholarly productivity. This hire is also critical to the department's ability to offer a regional archaeological field school and the lab courses required of our undergraduate majors and minors, in addition to chairing PhD and MS thesis projects with a Great Lakes/Midwest archaeology focus. The position involves teaching on a 2:2 schedule including courses such as Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 103), Archaeology of North America (ANTH 308), Lithic Analysis (ANTH 502), Great Lakes Archaeology (ANTH 565), and Archaeological Analysis and Report Preparation (ANTH 566). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a regional archaeological field school (ANTH 567) every other summer.The successful candidate will also serve as faculty liaison between the department and the ARLC and serve on the ARLC's Internal Advisory Committee. In 2021 the ARLC coordinated over 600 extra-mural research projects with a combined budget value of $2.5 million. The ARLC plays a vital role in providing experiential learning opportunities and serves as an employment pipeline for archaeology and Museum Studies students. The Great Lakes/Midwest faculty liaison position is critical to the sustainable integration of the research, professional training, and revenue-producing roles of the ARLC, which is an integral part of the research, teaching, and degree-granting missions of the Anthropology Department.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD by time of appointment
  • Expertise in Great Lakes/Midwest archaeology
  • Expertise in archaeological field and lab methods
  • Demonstrated scholarly productivity (e.g., publications, grants)
  • Undergraduate teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience directing archaeological field school or comparable field project
  • Experience supervising student research in anthropology or a closely related field
  • Experience working with colleagues and mentoring students with a diverse array of perspectives and backgrounds
  • CRM experience
  • Expertise in lithic analysis

Application Instructions
To apply, visit A completed application will include a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 11/04/2022. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by 11/03/2022. Applications submitted after 11/03/2022 may not receive consideration.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

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