The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a 9-month, full-time (4 courses: 2 and 2), non tenure-track visiting position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor with a target start date of August 16, 2019. The appointment is anticipated to be for one academic year but may be renewed depending on department budget, departmental needs and positive performance reviews. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
PhD in hand by the starting date of the appointment, August 16, 2019 is required. Geographic area is open. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester. Experience in teaching undergraduate lecture and discussion courses, including a four-field introduction to anthropology, is strongly preferred, as is demonstrated evidence of research including a publication record and an active archaeological research program. An area course in the applicant's specific area of expertise and a methods course would be welcome. The fourth course would be selected with consideration of the department's archaeology program requirements.
To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials: application letter, CV, two sample syllabus and names and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted after a first review of applications. Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will be accepted. Publications will be requested after a review of application materials.
To ensure full consideration, all required materials must be submitted by May 1, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information please contact Professor Helaine Silverman (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Ph.D in hand by start date of Aug 16, 2019
Experience in teaching undergraduate lecture and discussion courses, including a four-field introduction to anthropology, is strongly preferred, as is demonstrated evidence of research including a publication record and an active archaeological research program. An area course in the applicant's specific area of expertise and a methods course would be welcome.
Internal Number: 112106
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a long tradition of scholarly excellence and leadership in our discipline. Founded in the late 1950’s, Illinois anthropology has a rich history of innovative, interdisciplinary and engaged anthropology. Today we have robust programs in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology offering undergraduate majors and minors as well as graduate degrees.
Through our student-centered curricula, speaker and colloquia series, and field schools, internships and research opportunities, we serve students with interests ranging from human biology, to environment and society, to economics, forensic sciences, linguistics, international studies, cultural heritage management and museum studies, and more. The list is open-ended, reflecting the endless variety of things you can “do” with anthropology; please click through to learn more about our courses, our faculty and our graduate and undergraduate programs.
At its core, our department is committed to training students in the fundamental concepts and methods of our discipline and in the history of anthropology and of the... interdisciplinary and historical contexts that have shaped it. We believe this foundation is integral to our discipline’s continuous process of meaningful renewal, and key to the success of our students, whether they intend further academic study, formal professional training in fields such as business, law or medicine, or seek to develop a broad comparative perspective on the human condition.
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