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Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology of Complex Socio-Ecological Systems, Americas)

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, North Carolina, US
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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Department of Anthropology

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Anthropology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Anthropology to start in August 2022. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment. Please note that we are currently offering two positions. Applicants must apply to each position separately if they wish to be considered for both. The applicant should identify the listing number and reference "Archaeology of Complex Socio-Ecological Systems, Americas" in their cover letter.

We seek candidates with demonstrated research and teaching expertise in the archaeology of complex socio-ecological systems with a focus on the indigenous societies of Northern, Central, or South America. We seek a candidate who can help build a programmatic focus in Environmental Archaeology, broadly construed, by conducting theoretically informed and methodologically rigorous teaching and research addressing themes such as:

? Human mobility

? Landscape archaeology

? Subsistence economies

? Environmental engineering

? Interconnected socio-ecological networks

Methodological foci include but are not limited to:

? Biochemical or geochemical analyses (e.g., stable isotopes)

? Geospatial, digital, and/or modeling approaches

? Palaeoethnobotany, zooarchaeology, palynology, dendrochronology, or similar

? Materials analyses

? Geoarchaeological analyses

We especially invite applications from candidates who are committed to developing convergent research programs with departmental colleagues and with other departments and units in the University of Arkansas system, such as the Arkansas Archeological Survey, the University of Arkansas Stable Isotope Lab, and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technology. We encourage applicants to view the University's current Strategic Plan ( and Signature Research Areas (

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in anthropology (or a closely related field) conferred by the time of appointment
* An active field and/or lab research program focused on indigenous socio-ecological systems anywhere in the Americas with the potential to involve undergraduate and graduate students
* Methodological expertise that complements existing faculty strengths

Preferred Qualifications:

* Strong record of successful publication and funding in the thematic and/or methodological areas described in the job summary
* Ability to develop effective undergraduate and graduate classes that complement the current course catalog
* Existing or planned research and teaching that engages descendant communities and local stakeholders where the research takes place
* Commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Wes Stoner, Search Committee Chair,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Completed applications received by December 15, 2021, will be assured full consideration. Please note that there are two positions currently offered. The applicant should identify the listing number and reference "Archaeology of Complex Socio-Ecological Systems, Americas" in their cover letter. If a candidate wants to be considered for both positions, they must apply to both positions through the job portal.

Application Materials:

To apply, please submit a cover letter/letter of application that addresses research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number), and a statement outlining commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in his/her/their academic activities. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for individual interviews. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

About the Department:

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas currently has 12 tenured or tenure track faculty, spanning the subdisciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. For more information see the Department webpage:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

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