Assistant Professor, Archaeology

Job description

Position Summary

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position with an anticipated starting date of September 2019. We seek a candidate with specialization in Mountains and/or Plains Archaeology whose work intersects with one or more of the following areas of research and practice: Native American histories, migration and mobility, critical heritage studies, museum studies, civic engagement, environmental archaeology, natural resource use, or the application of new technologies to archaeological practice. The successful candidate will integrate the extant archaeological collections housed in the Department of Anthropology Museum of Anthropology (DUMA) into their teaching and/or research. To do so they may need to collaborate with faculty and staff outside the department for shared university resources (e.g. material analysis laboratories, GIS). The successful candidate will teach five courses per year over three quarters (fall, winter, spring). The ideal candidate, in addition to courses in anthropology and his/her regional area of specialization, should be able to offer courses that are accessible and appealing to undergraduate students who represent a broad range of majors. They would also teach courses that provide methodological, analytical, and/or theoretical training for students in the MA program. Some upper-divisional courses will be open to a mix of

Essential Functions

  • Teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring) that reflect candidate's area of specialization.
  • Teach courses that serve the University's General Education program.
  • Contribute to the Departments MA programs in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and/or museum and heritage studies.
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Work effectively with the staff of DUMA in making use of collections and other museum resources (such as the gallery).
  • Serve as a good academic citizen within the Department of Anthropology, the University of Denver, the profession, and community beyond.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations; implementation of inclusive excellence principles in the classroom.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in anthropology or other closely related field
  • Evidence of active research agenda and record of publication in Mountains and/or Plains Archaeology
  • Proven record of successful teaching experience
  • Strong commitment to department and university service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to contribute to our diversity and to the advancement of Inclusive Excellence through their teaching, research and service.
  • Interest in and the ability to teach community engaged and/or service learning courses would be welcomed.

Application Deadline

Review of material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 1, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of application (including a statement of areas of research and teaching interest)
  2. C.V.
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Separate inclusive excellence statement - The University of Denver and the Department of Anthropology are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants should acquaint themselves with our priorities and initiatives by visiting these websites: and

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005958
Posted: 5/14/2018
Application Due: 7/13/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable