Position: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a “Bridge to the Faculty” postdoctoral research associate position in Mesoamerican archaeology (speciality in GIS and/or environmental research preferred) beginning August 16, 2020.
Purpose: Bridge to the Faculty is a new postdoctoral program designed to recruit scholars with the goal of transitioning them to faculty members after two years. Successful postdoctoral research associates will have the opportunity to transition to faculty starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. This recruitment initiative aims to attract and retain promising scholars to UIC as well as to diversify our faculty. Fellows will participate in a mentoring experience, with the opportunity to meet other Fellows and faculty through the Diverse Faculty Learning Community (Office of Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs).
The Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Program is funded by the Chancellor’s Office, and administered through the Office of the Provost.
For additional information about the department, go to http://anth.uic.edu/. Inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Brian S. Bauer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For full consideration, applications should be received by Feb. 1, 2020.
A cover letter that includes information concerning how the applicant will further the university’s goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment.
A full curriculum vitae that includes the names and email addresses of three academic references.
Statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly agenda.
A writing sample.
Context: Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality. Part of the University of Illinois land grant higher education system, UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses; it is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). UIC’s undergraduate population is currently 26.4% Hispanic, 23.1% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander, 7.9% Black, 35.8% White, 9.3% International, and 4.3% other/unknown. 53% of UIC’s students are low income, and 36% are Pell eligible.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The successful candidate must have completed their PhD in Anthropology within the past five years – no earlier than August 15, 2016 and no later than August 15, 2020. The postdoctoral research associates will be expected to teach one course per year and to maintain an active research program.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package.
About University of Illinois at Chicago
Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university with more than 33,000 students, 16 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides students access to excellence and opportunity.
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