Assistant Professor of
The Department of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State
University seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant
Professor position in African Diaspora Archaeology with a
specialization in inequality, excellent record of teaching and
history of publication in these specializations, to begin Fall
Semester, August 2022. This position includes teaching
undergraduate and graduate courses, directing summer field schools,
and directorship of the Archaeology Laboratory for African and
African Diaspora Studies, the only archaeology laboratory in the
United States that is affiliated with an Africana Studies cultural
center. We are a small department that includes three cultural
anthropologists, one biological anthropologist and an archaeologist
supported by a small number of part time faculty members. Our
department seeks a dynamic colleague who is dedicated to teaching
excellence, creative research activities, academic service, and
engagement with a diverse community both within and beyond the
- Ph.D. in Archaeology.
- Fieldwork in Archaeology of the African Diaspora with
specialization in inequality.
- Record of publication.
- Record of effective teaching.
- Ability to collaborate with public and government agencies,
academic communities, and descendant community members in the
African American community.
- Interest and ability to develop and manage a field school for
both graduates and undergraduates.
- Commitment to education as a holistic endeavor to support
students’ academic and personal achievement.
- Ability to organize lab courses, manage a lab, and analyze and
curate a large collection of New England artifacts.
- Archaeological experience in either Africa or Afro-Atlantic
- Experience in teaching first-year / general education
- Experience teaching holistic general anthropology courses.
- Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses.
- History of public engagement.
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s
regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over
10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of
color, the largest group being Latinx. Ninety-six (96%) percent of
the students are from Connecticut.
For more information about Central Connecticut State University,
please visit www.ccsu.edu.
The Community: Located nine miles southwest of
Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of
the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is
centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of
Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware
City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black
& Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New
Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by
Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by
a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S.
Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as
Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian
or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population
identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New
Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino.
Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home
and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its
population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves
to be from the African American, Italian, or Irish ethnic
backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New
Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours
from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of
the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore,
within easy driving distance of a host of private and public
institutions of higher education and many cultural
Application and Appointment: For full
consideration, applications must be received
by January 31, 2022. Extended closing date: February
To begin the application process please visit the CCSU
HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select
Assistant Professor of Archeology and
click on the Apply button and submit the following
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the
- Current curriculum vitae.
- Names of three professional references including their address,
- and telephone numbers.
- A course proposal (no more than 500 words) and draft syllabus
- Africa/African Diaspora/Afro Atlantic archaeology.
- A writing sample (Chapter of dissertation, paper, or published
- Teaching philosophy.
Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must
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In accordance with the American Association of University
Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract,
compensation for this position is at the rank
of Assistant Professor for 2021-2022. Salary
is commensurate with education and experience. For more
information, please visit American Association of University
Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/2016-2021%20AAUP%20Contract.pdf
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State
University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a
wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental
benefits. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid
holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life
insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care,
tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the
Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or
Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits
such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care
Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and
short term disability plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Emailed and mailed applications will not be
accepted. Please redact any personally
identifiable information (i.e., Social
Security number, date of birth, marital status, country
of origin) from any documents submitted.
Please ensure your Social Security Number is
not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Dr. Ivan Small, Search Committee
Chair, at 860-832-2611 or email@example.com.
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State
University actively seeks and encourages applications
from women, minorities, persons with disabilities,
and individuals with protected veteran status. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.