Position – Assistant Professor


We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropological Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016.

We seek an anthropological archaeologist working in any part of the Americas except the Maya region to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, to advise students, to conduct research, to perform other scholarly activities including publishing in scholarly journals, and to participate in departmental governance and university service. Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology is required. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in original theoretical and methodological research that complements the existing strengths of the department. Active fieldwork or lab research is required. The candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects, and must have a demonstrable commitment to innovative undergraduate and graduate instruction, ideally including experience teaching introduction to archaeology.

Candidates with research focused on the following regions and topics are especially encouraged: South America; the Intermediate Area; human interaction with climate and environment; foodways and diet; societal diversity and identity; multiregional interactions and political economy.

Applications should consist of a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names of three referees. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. All materials should be sent as MSWord files or PDFs via e-mail with “Archaeology Search” in the subject line to: Lauren Horton <lahorton@wustl.edu>.

Priority will be given to applications received on or before Friday, October 23, 2015, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and other members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged. This employer prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.