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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit (1) a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications (as described in this full job announcement) as well as pertinent research and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the name and contact information for three references. Reference letter writers will be contacted upon progression of applicants to the semifinalist stage and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Routine inquiries should be directed to Brenda Avery at (970) 491-5447 or Brenda.Avery@Colostate.edu. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Anthropology. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 17, 2017.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Posting Number 201700314F
Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 35
% Teaching 50
% Service 15
% Administration 0
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/17/2017
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

In support of a new PhD program in anthropology, the Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor to begin August 16th, 2018.

We are searching for an archaeologist whose research focuses on prehistoric agricultural societies of North America from a spatial context. This could include research specializing in geoarchaeology, GIS/remote sensing analysis, landscape archaeology, migration/diaspora, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, or other related topics.

The new PhD program explicitly integrates geographic perspectives and techniques with the traditional disciplinary foci of anthropology in order to prepare students to address research problems related to Place, Space, and Adaptation. We are seeking new tenure track faculty whose expertise and interests align with the needs of this integrated program and who will expand the reach of a department that currently has ten anthropologists and four geographers. Candidates who integrate cultural and/or physical approaches to the study of space and place are preferred, including those specializing in geoarchaeology, GIS/remote sensing analysis, landscape archaeology, migration/diaspora, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, or other related topics. Applicant’s research and teaching should support the programmatic focus of the new PhD program, whose full description can be found here: https://anthropology.colostate.edu/academics/anthropology-phd/.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year (including graduate and undergraduate courses), mentor students, and have an active research agenda. Applicants must be able to teach part of the existing curriculum in anthropology and/or geography, as well as develop new course content based on her/his research specialty. In addition to undergraduate and graduate-level teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research methods useful to anthropologists and/or geographers. The quality and effectiveness of the candidate’s research will be judged by her/his published record and the development of a fundable research program, relative to the particulars of the research/teaching/service effort distribution. The position also has a service component and participation in departmental, college, and university governance is expected.

Applicants should note that this position accompanies a second departmental hire related to our new PhD program for an anthropologist or a geographer who specializes in contemporary human health and well-being.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications

• PhD in anthropology or related discipline at the time of appointment (August 16, 2018).
• Archaeological research with a focus on prehistoric agricultural societies of North America. The research must explicitly integrate geographic perspectives and techniques in a spatial context.
• Evidence for a promising record in scholarship/research.
• Ability to mentor and integrate students into his/her research.
• Ability to teach a core PhD seminar in Place, Space, and Adaptation.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• PhD in anthropology or related discipline at the time of the application deadline (November 17, 2017).
• Specialization in cultural and/or physical approaches to the study of space and place. This could include concentration in one or more of the following areas: geoarchaeology, GIS/remote sensing analysis, landscape archaeology, migration/diaspora, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, or other spatially influenced topics.
• Field and/or lab research focused on western North America
• Ability to teach a methods course at the graduate level.
• A willingness to organize, coordinate, and lead the department’s archaeological field school on a rotating basis.
• Experience in cultural resource management or other forms of public archaeology.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit (1) a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications (as described in this full job announcement) as well as pertinent research and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the name and contact information for three references. Reference letter writers will be contacted upon progression of applicants to the semifinalist stage and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Routine inquiries should be directed to Brenda Avery at (970) 491-5447 or Brenda.Avery@Colostate.edu. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Anthropology. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 17, 2017.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Brenda Avery, Brenda.Avery@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility

Maintain active program of research and scholarship

Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty Category Service
Duty/Responsibility

Department, College, and University committee work toward the maintenance of the Anthropology department.

Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility

Teach 4 courses per year

Percentage Of Time 50

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents