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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the prehistoric or historic greater U.S. Southwest, sub-Saharan Africa, or the African diaspora. We seek candidates whose research interests address any of the following topics: social difference and inequality, colonialism and its legacy, Indigenous archaeology, or traditional ecological knowledge. We especially encourage applications from candidates who have active field programs, who have or will develop a field school, and whose scholarship involves critical heritage studies, or other community-based approaches. The department’s faculty represents the four fields of the discipline and this new hire will ideally help to integrate teaching and research across the subdisciplines and contribute to existing strengths in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), the African diaspora, and/or Latin America. We strongly encourage women and scholars from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. Position funding is subject to budget availability. A background check will be conducted on the selected applicant.
The Department of Anthropology is committed to being a supportive, collegial, and inclusive space where students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds and cultures can learn, work, and thrive. We are also committed to becoming an anti-racist community in all of our practices and policies. We ask applicants to specifically describe how they can contribute to these goals in their cover letter and statement. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and fostering inclusion within the academic community.
The Department of Anthropology at The University of Austin at Texas would like to acknowledge the Alabama-Coushatta, Caddo, Carrizo/Comecrudo, Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Kickapoo, Lipan Apache, Tonkawa and Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, and all the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples and communities who have been or have become a part of these lands and territories in Texas here on Turtle Island, the ancestral name for what now is called North America.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field and an established record of high-quality research and publications commensurate with rank. Candidates must be able to present evidence of teaching and research publications excellence or potential for the same. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.
Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a writing sample, a separate statement describing past or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through your research, teaching and/or service, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/80248by December 1st, 2020. Questions about application submission should be directed to email@example.com.
Internal Number: FRD 6393
About The University of Texas at Austin
The Department of Anthropology is located within the College of Liberal Arts at UT-Austin. The Department of Anthropology has approximately 32 faculty members, spread across its four sub-fields:- socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology.