Assistant or Associate Professor in Historical Archaeology

Job description

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington KY invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the historical archaeology of the African diaspora, to begin in August 2019. Applications at the associate rank will be considered in exceptional cases. We seek candidates with research foci linked to race and racialization processes and especially as related to slavery and its material consequences. Applicants also should have research and teaching emphases on public anthropology that engages with contemporary communities, teaches students public archaeology and its methods, and makes connections with material culture studies and historic preservation. Geographic area of expertise is North America.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to leverage the resources of the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology, to focus a portion of their future research and/or outreach efforts on the greater Kentucky/Ohio Valley area, and to engage with faculty and initiatives in other programs such as African American and Africana Studies, History, Sociology, Geography, Historic Preservation, and the Center for Equity and Social Justice.

Interested candidates should submit:
• A cover letter describing research and teaching interests
• A CV
• Up to three sample publications (upload under Writing Sample)
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload under Specific Request 1)
• A one or two page diversity statement, in which applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity (upload under Specific Request 2)
• A list of three references with contact information. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your reference contacts within the employment system.

Applications received by January 7th, 2019 will receive full review, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Scott Hutson, at [email protected] Our website:

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor in Historical Archaeology

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

PhD or ABD in Anthropology

PhD must be completed by Spring/Summer 2020

Required Related Experience

Research foci linked to race and racialization processes and especially as related to slavery and its material consequences.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Specific Request 1
  5. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 11/27/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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