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Archaeological Anthropologist

The NDSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in archaeological anthropology to begin August 2014. Geographical area of expertise is open. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research leading to significant publications, seek external funding, teach effectively and perform department, college, university, and professional service. 

Minimum Requirements:  ABD applicants will be considered but PhD is required for a tenure track appointment. The ideal candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate (master’s) courses (2 per semester) including a four-field introductory course, world prehistory, North American archaeology, introductory biological anthropology, GIS and spatial analysis; candidate will develop other courses in her/his area of specialization. Evidence of research dissemination through publications and professional presentations. Candidates must possess effective oral and written communication skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Evidence of effective teaching at the college level; ability to teach courses in physical anthropology or bioarchaeology; demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary program; archaeological expertise beyond North America; interest or experience in online teaching desirable; experience or interest in heritage studies; a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Materials Required: A 2-3 page cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the position: courses taught and able to teach, and current and future research agenda; CV including contact information for three academic referees; and a sample syllabus. Applications are to be completed online at For additional information, contact Review of applications will begin February 24, 2014 and continue until filled.

 North Dakota State University is an NSF ADVANCE, a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution, and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented minorities. This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans’ Preference requirements. As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.


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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:28:24 AM