Assistant Professor in Archaeology

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Position TitleAssistant Professor in ArchaeologyJob Posting Number202016FACJob LocationSan MarcosDepartmentAnthropologyPosition Description

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in archaeology, at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to department’s baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, M.A. in anthropology, and Ph.D. in applied anthropology. For information about the Department, please visit . For information about the Center for Archaeological Studies, please visit

Responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and applied archaeology; developing external funding to support an active research program; and contributing to the department and university through service activities. The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and public engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Required Qualifications

1) Earned Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology at the time of application; and
2) Research agenda in the prehistory of Texas or adjacent regions, which may include the Southwest, Plains and Southeast of the U.S, or Northern Mexico.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Peer-reviewed publications in the prehistoric archaeology of Texas or adjacent regions;
2) Experience in teaching, or the ability to teach, courses such as introduction to archaeology, Texas archaeology, North American archaeology, CRM archaeology, archaeological theory, archaeological methods, and field school;
3) An active research program, or clear plans to institute an active research program in areas that complement our current faculty research activities;
4) Experience in methodologies and/or technologies that expand on those currently offered by the department;
5) Evidence of external research funding, or a plan to obtain future external research funding that would support the candidates research and/or teaching agendas;
6) Experience with education and outreach to the public; and
7) A commitment to advancing diversity.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

For full consideration all application materials must be received by October 25, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the following materials:
1) a cover letter highlighting experience and qualifications with regard to (a) the position’s responsibilities (b) the required and preferred qualifications, and © the applicant’s comments on diversity;
2) a detailed curriculum vita; and
3) the names and contact information of three references.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Emily Brunson, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start DateFall 2020Open DateReview Date10/25/2019Close DateOpen Until Filled?Legal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation #1
  2. Letter of Recommendation #2
  3. Letter of Recommendation #3
  4. DD 214/DD1300
  5. Veteran's Preference
  6. List of References
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    Posted: 10/18/2019
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