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The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.
The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a non-tenure earning Visiting Assistant Professor position in archaeology for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Geographic area and specialization are open, but candidates exploring themes of current interest such as, for example, race, gender, migration, slavery, inequality, indigenous archaeology, community archaeology, settler colonialism, environmental change, and ethnicity will be given special attention. In addition, applications reflecting expertise in new techniques and technologies will receive special consideration. A successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, demonstrate research potential, and have an active, field-based presence. The Department of Anthropology has archaeological lab space and houses a substantial zooarchaeological comparative collection of south Florida fauna, fish, and shells.
Candidates will be expected to teach 6 courses (3 per semester) during the 2021-22 Academic Year. The candidate should expect to teach Archaeological Research Methods, Introduction to Anthropology, a course on a geographical region, and topically focused courses. The focus of the geographical and topical courses will be negotiated and should reflect the expertise of the successful candidate.
PhD in Anthropology from an accredited institution completed by the start of the Fall 2021 semester.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.
The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, application letter addressing research and teaching interests, complete contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.
Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Clifford Brown, email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.
Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes. The FAU Department of Anthropology offers BA and MA programs and has faculty in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology.