Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Location
Jacksonville, FL
Posted
Oct 17, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job TitleAssistant Professor of AnthropologyPosition Number312300Requisition NumberB07048Position TypeFaculty 9-10 MonthsClass CodeTime-limited throughType of AppointmentFull-Time, Tenure-TrackFaculty Position Sub-TypeLength of AppointmentInternal Recruitment?NoWorking HoursDepartmentSociology, Anthropology and Social WorkOrganizationCOLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES DivisionAcademic Affairs - DIVCollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesApproved Hiring Salary RangePay BasisAnnuallyEOD

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General Description / Primary Purpose

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the University of North Florida (UNF) seeks a full time (nine-month), tenure-track faculty member in Archaeology with a specialization in zooarchaeology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2020.

Essential Duties

Job Function

The successful candidate should be able to teach courses in archaeology, zooarchaeology, environmental anthropology, archaeological conservation, archaeological methods and theory, complemented by the ability to teach general core courses and electives for the anthropology program. The successful candidate should also be available to conduct one or more of the following: summer schools, study abroad programs, and internships. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda including publication in peer-reviewed outlets and securing external research funding, and to make meaningful service contributions to the department, the university, and the discipline.

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Marginal FunctionsRequired QualificationsFaculty Position Required Qualifications

All candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 1, 2020.

Departmental Requirements

The successful candidate should be able to teach courses in archaeology, zooarchaeology, environmental anthropology, archaeological conservation, archaeological methods and theory, complemented by the ability to teach general core courses and electives for the anthropology program. The successful candidate should also be available to conduct one or more of the following: summer schools, study abroad programs, and internships. We especially seek candidates who complement the regional and methodological expertise of existing faculty.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda including publication in peer-reviewed outlets and securing external research funding, and to make meaningful service contributions to the department, the university, and the discipline. UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

Background Check: This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or CertificationMachines/Equipment used regularlyAnticipated Start Date08/05/2020Job Posting Date10/08/2019Application Review Date11/15/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationDr. Gordon RakitaHiring OfficialDr. Jennifer Spaulding-GivensLocation if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions

To apply, please complete an online application for Position #312300 at https://www.unfjobs.org/.

Applicants must complete the online application and electronically upload a letter of interest, CV, and an unofficial transcript. Please include a statement of research focus and direction (under the supplemental document type “Department Specific: See Special Instructions”) and a statement on teaching philosophy and experience.

A minimum of three (3) references with contact information must be listed in the application. Short-listed candidates will be asked to have original, signed reference letters mailed or submitted electronically and will be asked to provide 1-2 samples of scholarship.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Initial review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Dr. Gordon Rakita ([email protected] or (904) 620-1658), Chair, Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Quicklinkhttp://www.unfjobs.org/postings/12211Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Unofficial Transcripts
    4. Department Specific: See Special Instructions
    5. Statement of Teaching/Advising Philosophy
    Optional Documents