The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in archaeology, at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2020. Applicants are required to have 1) an active research program in the complex societies of Mesoamerica, and 2) a Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology, or a closely related field, at the time of application.
The department has baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, a M.A. in anthropology, and a Ph.D. in applied anthropology. We believe that an academic department is a scholarly community formed by faculty, staff and students that creates an environment of learning for all. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort. Go to www.txstate.edu/anthropology information about the department, and to www.cas.anthropology.txstate.edu for information about the Center for Archaeological Studies.
The successful candidate will teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology and applied archaeology; support an active research program with external funding; and contribute to the department and university through service activities.
Preference will be given to applicants with 1) an active research program in the archaeology of complex societies of Mexico; 2) peer-reviewed publications in the archaeology of complex societies; 3) evidence of external research funding, or a plan to obtain future external research funding that would support the applicant’s research and/or teaching agendas; 4) experience in one or more of the following applied areas: cultural resource management, international heritage management, laws and legislation, digital tools and methods, preservation, curation, consultation and collaboration with descendant communities, and public outreach and education; 5) experience in methodologies and/or technologies that expand on those currently offered by the department; 6) ability to, or experience in, teaching introductory, topical, applied, theory, and methods courses for undergraduate and graduate students; 7)ability to, or experience in, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; 8) a plan to recruit M.A. and Ph.D. students; and 9) a plan to promote diversity and inclusion in one or more of the following areas: instruction, scholarship, and public engagement.
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered. For full consideration all application materials must be received by December 13, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting experience and qualifications with regard to (a) the position’s responsibilities and (b) the required and preferred qualifications; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 3) the names and contact information of three references. For inquiries, please contact Dr. David Kilby at email@example.com.
The selected applicant will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.
Applicants are required to have 1) an active research program in the complex societies of Mesoamerica, and 2) a Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology, or a closely related field, at the time of application.