Grand Valley State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a Distinguished Professor of Great Lakes Indigenous Peoples. A generous donation has allowed us the opportunity to expand this position with a reduction in course load enabling greater research and curatorial focus and opportunities. This is an associate level position (or higher) with possibility of an expedited tenure review process. The position will begin August 6, 2020. The successful candidate will join an active, collaborative four field department with a strong applied focus.
The teaching load is 2:2 with reassigned time for curatorial and lab responsibilities and the successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in classroom instruction. Classes to teach include Origins of Civilization, Introduction to Archaeology, Archaeology of North America, Native Peoples of North America (as part of the general education program and within the Anthropology major and Archaeology minor) as well as courses within their research focus. There is an expectation that a local field school will be taught periodically.
The applicant should highlight a preference for work with undergraduates, including undergraduate research, and complement the existing strengths and research areas of the department. Experience in or demonstrated understanding of Grand Valley State University's values for inclusiveness and community is preferred with experience in or demonstrated understanding of social justice education and/or initiatives, and/or inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Arnold, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (616) 331 8936.
Application Deadline Date: Application review will begin November 1st, 2019. The deadline to apply is December 1st, 2019.
Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000
For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at www.gvsu.edu
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Application Deadline Date: December 1st, 2019.
Applicants for this position must have a PhD in Anthropology with an emphasis on the archaeology and cultures of the indigenous people of the Great Lakes region. Experience in collections management is expected as the successful candidate will be the team lead of curation responsibilities of existing and future archaeological collections.
All applicants are expected to demonstrate a productive research agenda and continuing publication profile.
Have field work experience in the Great Lakes Region.
Demonstrated skill in advising and mentoring students.
Demonstrated commitment to local, county and state groups.
About Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University is a public, comprehensive university of 25,000 students that values excellence in teaching supported by active scholarship and community service. The Anthropology Department offers BA and BS degrees in Anthropology with ethnographic and archaeological field schools. The department consists of 12 faculty, 150 majors and 60 minors. More information is available at www.gvsu.edu/anthropology/.
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