Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor in Archaeology

Posted: 10/26/2019 (Employment)

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time archaeologist with a focus on engaged health and wellness research with Indigenous or other descendant communities. Geographic and methodological expertise are open but should complement existing program strengths. Research should be innovative and methodologically rigorous. We seek candidates who are committed to transparency and open research approaches. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses in Anthropology, distributed between three academic terms (quarters), contributing to our undergraduate options in Archaeological Science and Indigenous Archaeology as well as to our archaeology graduate program. The candidate is expected to teach a method/lab course based in their area of expertise and a large lecture class, using innovative and inclusive pedagogies.

To apply, use Interfolio and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement (addressing teaching philosophy and approaches to both large lecture courses and lab/methods classes, and discussion of teaching challenges and their solutions), (4) a list of courses prepared to teach including at least one large lecture course and one method or lab class with one paragraph abstract for each, (5) research statement (explication of research activities and accomplishments as well as future plans) (6) diversity statement (statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship and/or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (7) the names and contacts for three referees. As a guideline, we are looking for 1-2 pages (single spaced) for each of the statements on teaching, research, and diversity. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Ben Fitzhugh, search committee chair, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by 5 PM PST, December 15, 2019.

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Deadline: 12/15/2019

Location: University of Washington