The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Archaeology with a target start date of August 16, 2020.
The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.
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Geographic area of research is North America. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in Indigenous archaeology and a commitment to collaborative research, ethics, and understanding of the principles of NAGPRA (Native American Graves and Repatriation Act), as well as an interest in organizing summer field schools. Candidates will be expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent archaeological research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.
PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or related field required. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment would be changed to Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.
Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, two sample syllabi and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.
To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials by November 15, 2019. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board by Nov. 15th will be considered. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Professor Helaine Silverman at email@example.com.
PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or related field required.
Internal Number: 122195
About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Anthropology
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.