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Associate Professor of Archaeology College of Liberal Arts

Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Professor of Archaeology College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10021
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1296
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenured
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Associate Professor of Anthropologybeginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, pending budgetary approval. We seek an archaeologist with a research focus on North America. Specific area of temporal focus is open (from the peopling of the Americas through the historical era to the present), as is analytical expertise. The department seeks a candidate who can make contributions to our undergraduate major in Anthropology, including our concentration in Archaeology, our Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a new Public Heritage and Community Engagement degree currently under final reviews for approval. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of community-engaged archaeology and the potential to contribute to our existing programs and develop new initiatives for local research and outreach through the CHAPS (Community Historical Archaeology Program with Schools) program. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory-level courses across the subfields of anthropology and upper-division and graduate courses in the candidate's sub-field of specialization. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach from a decolonial and/or indigenous perspective.
Applicants should have an active program of research and scholarly publications, demonstrated potential for teaching excellence with innovative course delivery, and demonstrated potential for funded research. Applicants do not need to hold Associate Professor (tenure) status in an academic program in their current position but should be able to demonstrate scholarly credentials commensurate with our tenure and promotion standards. We are open to applicants from museums, CRM, and public heritage fields. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selected candidates will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities. Applications must be submitted through the UTRGV employment portal.
About UTRGV:It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.
Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.
Department Background:
See webpage for more Information on the UTRGV Department of Anthropology @ utrgv.edu/anthropology/index.htm

Minimum Qualifications:
1) Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology or related field, with degree conferred by 1 September 2021, from an accredited institution of higher education.
2) an active program of research and scholarly publication.
3) demonstrated potential for teaching excellence with innovative course delivery.



Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Must have 18 credit hours or more of graduate level work in Anthropology.

Preferred Qualification:
Demonstrated commitment to community-engaged research. Demonstrated potential for effective program leadership

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2022

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 12/01/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Gender
Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days inlength.

Required Documents must include the below: 1. List of 3 References (including name, rank, institutional affiliation, telephone number and email address of each reference)2. Letter of Interest with statement of teaching philosophy3. Publication Sample (limited to 50 pages)

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/31758

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