Summary of Duties: The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University in Pullman invites applications for two (2) full-time, permanent tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology beginning August 16, 2020. The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We seek exceptional scholars who have innovative approaches to the archaeological sciences, which can includebut is not limited toarchaeometry, bioarchaeology, paleobotany, geoarchaeology, earth or environmental sciences, geochemistry, lithic analyses, molecular research, remote sensing methods or quantitative/spatial analysis. The area of geographic specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in applicants with research programs based in the Americas. The WSU Archaeology program has strengths in many aspects of archaeological method and theory, with a particular emphasis on materials analyses. We are seeking faculty members who can capitalize on the collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU.
University Overview Founded as the people's university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state's only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable costa decades-long WSU commitment to the state's citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United Statesout of more than 4,500singled out for its very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University's research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington's economy, partnering with many of the state's leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution's operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
The College The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity. Comprised of social, natural, and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college's foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University's goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research. The College is united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by the college's service to the community.
The City Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington's second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a dreamtown, reflecting the city's exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the Best Places to Raise Your Kids in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunitiesincluding golfing, skiing, hiking, and boatingare just a short drive away.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field earned by July 1, 2020 Demonstrated specialization in archaeological science Active program of field and/or laboratory research, with the ability to integrate and provide opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropological Archaeology and Anthropology Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.