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Assistant Professor, Archaeology
at University of Denver
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Denver is composed of seven full-time nationally and internationally recognized scholars, teachers, and practitioners. Our vision is to be a center of creative research and teaching, and a leading voice for the practice of public, collaborative, and community-engaged anthropology. Our undergraduate and graduate programs in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and museum and heritage studies draw on a spectrum of research practices ranging from basic to applied research. A focus and strength is public anthropology: applying the disciplines concepts, methods, and insights to problems and issues of contemporary relevance. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in anthropology. The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. As such, DU values Inclusive Excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it engages and includes the rich diversity of constituents. To learn about Inclusive Excellence at the University of Denver, please visit https://www.du.edu/about/diversity/index.html. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. Our urban location supports faculty and student relationships with a number of local educational and cultural institutions. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5600 undergraduates, 6200 graduate students, and nearly 700 full-time faculty. The University of Denver is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The Department of Anthropology invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position with an anticipated starting date of September 2019. We seek a candidate with specialization in Mountains and/or Plains Archaeology whose work intersects with one or more of the following areas of research and practice: Native American histories, migration and mobility, critical heritage studies, museum studies, civic engagement, environmental archaeology, natural resource use, or the application of new technologies to archaeological practice. The successful candidate will integrate the extant archaeological collections housed in the Department of Anthropology Museum of Anthropology (DUMA) into their teaching and/or research. To do so they may need to collaborate with faculty and staff outside the department for shared university resources (e.g. material analysis laboratories, GIS). The successful candidate will teach five courses per year over three quarters (fall, winter, spring). The ideal candidate, in addition to courses in anthropology and his/her regional area of specialization, should be able to offer courses that are accessible and appealing to undergraduate students who represent a broad range of majors. They would also teach courses that provide methodological, analytical, and/or theoretical training for students in the MA program. Some upper-divisional courses will be open to a mix of
- Teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring) that reflect candidate’s area of specialization.
- Teach courses that serve the University’s General Education program.
- Contribute to the Departments MA programs in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and/or museum and heritage studies.
- Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students.
- Work effectively with the staff of DUMA in making use of collections and other museum resources (such as the gallery).
- Serve as a good academic citizen within the Department of Anthropology, the University of Denver, the profession, and community beyond.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations; implementation of inclusive excellence principles in the classroom.
- Ph.D. in anthropology or other closely related field
- Evidence of active research agenda and record of publication in Mountains and/or Plains Archaeology
- Proven record of successful teaching experience
- Strong commitment to department and university service
- Ability to contribute to our diversity and to the advancement of Inclusive Excellence through their teaching, research and service.
- Interest in and the ability to teach community engaged and/or service learning courses would be welcomed.
Review of material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 1, 2018
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Letter of application (including a statement of areas of research and teaching interest)
- Teaching Philosophy
- Separate inclusive excellence statement - The University of Denver and the Department of Anthropology are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants should acquaint themselves with our priorities and initiatives by visiting these websites: http://www.du.edu/diversity-inclusion/ and http://www.du.edu/cme/
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.