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Assistant Professor-Archaeology of the American Southwest-603813

Job description

Special Information   

The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in Archaeology of the American Southwest beginning Fall 2019. This is a full time (9-month) position that requires a balance of teaching, scholarship, and service within the discipline. 

Job Description   

We seek candidates with demonstrated interests and/or experience in tribal liaison, consultation, community engagement, environment and sustainability, partnerships with federal agencies and regional cultural heritage tourism. The successful candidate will have skills in one or more of the following: museum/archives, digital imaging, digital humanities, mapping GIScience, heritage management, and public archaeology.  In addition, the candidate should be ready and able to teach classes in: Southwestern Archaeology (undergraduate and graduate level), and some combination of Archaeological Theory, Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Northern Arizona University and the surrounding area are strongly desired, and who have the potential to involve students in field research, enhance partnerships with regional museums, the National Park Service, and tribal heritage and preservation offices. 

Minimum Qualifications   

  • PhD in anthropology, specializing in Southwestern archaeology, with Ph.D. completed by August 15, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications   

  • 2 Years of teaching experience
  • Ready and able to teach three or more of the following: Cultural Resource Management Foundations and Applications; Indigenous Archaeology; Intersections of Cultural Resource Management and Federal Indian Law; Southwestern Archaeology; Archaeological Theory; and Public Archaeology.
  • Demonstrated interests and/or experience in tribal liaison, consultation, community engagement, environment and sustainability, partnerships with federal agencies and regional cultural heritage tourism.
  • Skills in one or more of the following: museum/archives, digital imaging, digital humanities, mapping, GIScience, heritage management, public archaeology. 
  • Demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Northern Arizona University and the surrounding area.
  • Applied work & related report writing experience with surrounding communities
  • Grants: Successful record of obtaining and administering extramural funding
  • Potential to involve students in field research, enhance partnerships with regional museums, the National Park Service and tribal heritage and preservation offices.

General Information   

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 30,368, including approximately 22,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.

Background Information   

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment.  You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. 

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police.  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.

Salary   

Commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

Benefits   

This is a Faculty (FAC) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment.  More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

Submission Deadline   

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  First review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018, with weekly reviews thereafter.

How to Apply   

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description, if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' links, locate vacancy 603813, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the new page.

 Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy (one-page); (4) five-year research interests (two-pages); and (5) names and contact information for three references.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact the department for assistance.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status   

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity   

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 6/15/2018
Application Due: 8/14/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.