Assistant Professor, Anthropological Archaeology

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-06
Req: R0001965
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Job Description Summary

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of Anthropology is accepting applications for one tenure-track position in Anthropological Archaeology at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 2020. We seek highly qualified candidates devoted to excellence in both teaching and research. To align with Wake Forest University’s commitment to inclusivity and contemporary issues of race, applicants should show an active engagement with diversity in their pedagogy and/or scholarship. A Ph.D. in Anthropological Archaeology or a related discipline is required. Candidates should have an active research program, evidence of teaching excellence, and commitment to the engagement with and professional development of diverse undergraduate students through both theory and practice. A focus on the Americas is preferred; topical and theoretical foci should enhance the strengths of the faculty currently in the department. The department consists of eight tenure-track faculty and one assistant teaching professor/museum director and offers four-field training to undergraduate students.

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Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, and ranked 11th in teaching among national universities. With 5,100 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including text on the candidate’s approach to diversity), and research statement. For full consideration applications should be received by November 1, 2019.Applicants should apply on-line by submitting a single PDF at Alternatively, a hard copy can be sent to Steve Folmar, Chair, Wake Forest University, Department of Anthropology P.O. Box 7807, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

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Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Posted: 9/7/2019
Application Due: 12/6/2019
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