Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position for an anthropological archaeologist to begin in August 2018.

We seek an archaeologist specializing in the agricultural/ceramic period prehistory of the North American Southwest. The ideal candidate will have methodological expertise in ceramic analysis. Skills or experience in quantitative methods, CRM, consulting with current descendent communities in the Southwest, and other areas that complement the existing strengths of the department are a plus. Responsibilities will include teaching a range of general undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology and archaeology, as well as courses within the new faculty member’s specialty, supervising graduate research and thesis writing, undergraduate advising, curriculum development, and providing service to the university. The successful candidate should bring an active research program and will be responsible for directing the archaeological field school on a rotating basis with other faculty.

Our department’s deep history of research has provided an incredible array of ceramic collections in our curation facility available for the candidate’s and student research. The successful candidate is expected to facilitate student research and professional training with the aid of our comprehensive teaching collections and state-of-the-art ceramic laboratory with new equipment for analyses. All candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 2018 to be considered for the position. ENMU’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology offers degrees in Anthropology at the Baccalaureate and Master’s levels. ENMU seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.

The Applied Archaeology program is designed to prepare students for middle- and upper-level careers in the archaeological sector of cultural resource management, as well as the pursuit of continuing education in archaeology. The core focus of our department is its hands-on scientific approach to anthropology that enables engaged learning and supports a research-based Master’s degree program. Instruction is supplemented by the Blackwater Draw Museum, the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark (the Clovis archaeological type site), and extensive collections of curated archaeological materials. We also offer courses in anthropology, cultural diversity, and global studies for the University’s general education program. Located in east-central New Mexico, ENMU is a regional comprehensive, Masters-granting public university, and the third largest university in New Mexico. It is a Hispanic serving Institution with a faculty who are committed to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success with focused retention and educational practices. Electronic applications may be submitted through the links available in the Employment area of the ENMU Human Resources page (

Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcripts, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2018 and continue until filled. Applicants must pass a pre-employment background check. ENMU is an Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University’s non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer