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Assistant Professor of Anthropology: Archaeological Study of Climate Change

Posted: 11/3/2022 (Employment)

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time assistant professor of anthropological archaeology with a focus on climate change and community resilience. Rapid, anthropogenic changes to the earth’s climate is one of the most fundamental challenges to humanity at the moment. While we are struggling to find political and technological fixes to limit the severity of climate change in the near future, we are already living on a changed planet. Humans have survived periods of rapid climate change before and current vulnerabilities as well as capacities for resilience are the cumulative result of the deep histories of human engagement with environments, locally, regionally and globally. Archaeological data can illuminate how people have responded to past climate changes, provide insight into modes of cultural and socioecological resilience of communities past and present, and supply a wide range of scenarios to consider as we plan for the future.

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Location: University of Washington, Seattle Campus