Position – Assistant Professor in Southeastern Archaeology

Tenure Track Position, Archaeology, Assistant Professor

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a full-time tenure-track archaeologist, in the early stages of an academic career (i.e., eight years or less in a tenure track position), to begin August 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have an active research and teaching agenda focusing on the archaeology of the indigenous peoples of southeastern North America, engage in multidisciplinary research and collaboration, and have a strong methodological specialization. It is important that the candidate be able to teach introductory archaeology in rotation, Cultural Resource Management, and courses that focus on the prehistoric and Native peoples of the Southeast. The ideal candidate would also have research interests in Native/European/African interaction in the colonial and early post-colonial period of the Southeast, Middle Atlantic or Caribbean. An active field program is preferred. Inter-subdisciplinary orientations that interface with biological/forensic anthropology and/or cultural anthropology, and the ability to teach qualitative/mixed methods are highly desired, as is a commitment to mentoring students for both academic and other professional career trajectories. The Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to: Dr. David G. Anderson, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0720. Review of applications will begin November 15, with initial interviews held at upcoming professional meetings, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.