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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Official Title: Assistant Professor
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
Terms of Employment: Tenure-Track
Position Summary: The Department of Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in archaeology beginning in September 2020. The position is open in terms of research specialization within archaeology, however, preference will be given to applicants that complement the existing strengths of the department. In terms of teaching, the responsibilities of the position include teaching a variety of introductory and advanced courses in anthropology and archaeology, including general education courses. The position includes the expectation of the regular offering of an archaeological field school and maintenance and use of our archaeological collection. Depending on the area of expertise, the successful candidate may contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, as well as UW Oshkosh's ethnic studies and global citizenship/scholar initiatives.
Required: -Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field required. ABDs with the expectation of Ph.D. completion within one year of start date may apply.
-Record of excellence in teaching
-An active and productive research agenda related to anthropological archaeology
-Experience maintaining and curating archaeological collections
Preferred: -Research focus in topics that complement existing departmental strengths
-Experience leading a field school
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

· Letter of application
· Curriculum Vita
· One-page statements on the applicant’s teaching philosophy, research interests, and professional activities
· Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official or photocopy)
· Contact information for three professional references, who may be contacted for letters of recommendation

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by December 15, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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