Hiring Unit College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Job Description The Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications for a continuing tenure-track (9 month) position at the level of Assistant Professor, specializing in archaeology, beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague with an active research focus in North American archaeology. There are potential funding opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary grants. We are particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in public archaeology, ceramic, and/or lithic analysis, while welcoming other areas of expertise. Additional skills in remote sensing, museology, heritage studies, community archaeology, environmental archaeology and/or digital archaeology are also highly desirable. SIUE has a strong commitment to teaching and research, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate their potential to integrate the two, while also engaging in service to the department, the university and its surrounding communities. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory anthropology course, advanced undergraduate courses in archaeology, and graduate courses related to the candidate’s expertise, as well as undergraduate and graduate supervision. The ability to teach a local archaeology field school is also required.
Qualifications PhD in anthropology or related field required; however, ABD candidates may be considered for a one-year appointment at the rank of instructor.
Terms of Appointment Academic term, tenure-track position beginning mid-August 2019.
Source of Funds State
Salary Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. Excellent benefits package included.
Application Process Email vita, contact information for three references, graduate transcripts, and a letter of application with explanation of teaching interests/philosophy and research interests/experience to Cory Willmott (firstname.lastname@example.org). In your cover email, please state where you saw the job ad.
Electronic submission is preferred but application packages may also be mailed to: Cory Willmott Chair, Department of Anthropology SIUE Campus Box 1451 Edwardsville, IL 62025
Application Deadline Completed applications must be received by November 15, 2018.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIUE is a growing and vibrant public university, recognized for its excellence in both undergraduate and graduate categories by U.S. News and World Report. It is located just 30 minutes from St. Louis and urban attractions such as a lively music scene, microbreweries, and the St. Louis Zoo, ranked the country’s best by USA Today. Edwardsville and surrounding towns are great places to live, featuring amenities from shopping to wineries to hundreds of miles of bike trails. Local communities have won awards including best small towns and top schools in towns you can afford by Money magazine. The SIUE campus is a beautiful oasis of 2660 acres, including 380 acres dedicated to the Nature Preserve, which features forested bluffs, restored grasslands, and lakeshore habitats. The SIUE campus has also dedicated more than 20 acres to preservation of 11MS99, a multicomponent archaeological site and home to our archaeology field school. The site lies at the base of the bluff next to Cahokia Creek, just 20 minutes upstream from Cahokia, largest archaeological site north of Mexico and the center of an especially rich archaeological region, the American ...Bottom. This area has been a great place to live for thousands of years, and it’s a great place to live today.
In the Anthropology Department at SIUE, we are known for providing excellence in undergraduate education, offering majors and minors in Anthropology, and also coordinating interdisciplinary minors in Native American Studies, Forensic Sciences and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Museum Studies. The hallmark of our department has long been our hands-on approach with students, actively engaging them in our research and mentoring them as they undertake their own original research, field projects, lab research, volunteer positions, internships, and study abroad. A newer educational mission for us is our critical contribution to a growing multidisciplinary Masters program in Cultural Heritage and Resource Management. Facilities and resources available to both faculty and our students include not only 11MS99 and the SIUE Nature Preserve, but also newly renovated anthropology teaching and research labs, SIUE’s IRIS Center for digital research, and SIUE’s University Museum, which holds a collection of over 10,000 ethnographic and archaeological artifacts. Collaborating institutions in our region include a variety of museums, historic sites, and archaeological sites, such as the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, the Madison County Historical Society in Edwardsville, and the Illinois State Museum in Springfield.
SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.
Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.