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Archaeological Anthropologist

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Dakota State University (NDSU), invites applications for a nine-month, full-time tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015.  Our program has a focus on human heritage, present and past, tangible and intangible, and the four-field approach.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate (master’s degree) courses with a load of two courses per semester.  Along with high quality teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct research leading to peer-reviewed publications, seek external funding, and perform department, college, university, and professional service (e.g., participation in professional organizations, administration, reviewing articles).

Minimum Requirements:  PhD in hand by August 2015.  Ability to advise students and teach undergraduate and graduate (master’s) courses, including GIS, introductory biological anthropology, a four-field introductory course, world prehistory, North American archaeology; experience with GIS and spatial analysis; evidence of research dissemination through publications and professional presentations; ability to conduct field school periodically in North Dakota and the surrounding region; effective oral and written communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications: CRM experience; evidence of familiarity with NAGPRA; ability to teach course in area of specialization; interest or experience in online teaching;  archaeological expertise in the Upper Great Plains or other geographical area; demonstrated success in obtaining external funding; willingness to work with local Indigenous communities to strengthen ties; demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Applications are to be completed online at For additional information, contact Ann Review of applications will begin December 15, 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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North Dakota State University
Sociology and Anthropology Department: +1 (701) 231-8657
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Campus Address: Minard Hall 428, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address: Dept. 2350, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:10:23 AM