Position-Assistant Professor of Historical Archaeology

The School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology invites those with potential for excellence in research and teaching to apply for consideration as an Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology. This position is a continuing, tenure track, 9-month appointment to start August 16, 2024. Tenure will be housed in the School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Deadline to Apply:
Application Deadline Type:
or until filled

Duties and Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, engage in scholarly research, and provide School/University service appropriate to their academic rank.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in Anthropology or related discipline. ABD applicants will be considered if all requirements for the PhD will be completed by August 15, 2024. If all degree requirements are not completed by August 15, 2024, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with university policy (https://policies.siu.edu/personnel-policies/chapter2/ch2 -faps/conting.php).
Specialization will be in Historical Archaeology.

In addition to the degree requirement, applicants must demonstrate the following:
1. A potential to develop a strong program of individual scholarship.
2. An active research agenda.
3. Teaching experience.
4. Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds such as racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify as LGBT+, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation or otherwise underserved college students.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas in their cover letter.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to teaching applied archaeology or who are conducting research in 18th and 19th Century archaeology including African American archaeology.