Job: Assistant/Associate Professor in North American Archaeology

October 9, 2018

11:00 am


The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in North American Archaeology.

The successful candidate will have a research focus in the Southeastern U.S. and the Woodland and/or Mississippian periods, and demonstrate a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Teaching responsibility is five courses per year, to include introductory, upper division, and graduate instruction, including a course focused on public or community archaeology. The candidate will also be expected to develop and teach a summer field school (which includes both excavation and regional site survey). Experience in cultural resource management and membership in Phi Beta Kappa is preferred.

AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program. AMEC is housed within the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, and the successful candidate will be a Senior Research Associate of the Cobb Institute. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position as the candidate is expected to contribute to the applied MA archaeology/bioarchaeology track.

Mississippi State University is a top 100 major research university, designated as a “higher research activity university” and recipient of a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community.


Rank: Assistant or associate professor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position available: August 16th 2019, with academic year beginning Fall 2019.

Basic qualifications: Applicant must have a PhD or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or closely related field. PhD must be in hand by August 16th 2019. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research activity and an excellent record of teaching.

To apply: All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu (Search for: 497860) and attach a cover letter (which should address the candidate's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three references willing to write a letter of recommendation. Please submit attachments as PDF files only.


Additional materials will be requested from a selection of applicants. Communication about this position should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Shane Miller. Additional materials will be solicited from a selection of applicants.


EEO Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


Closing date: Review of applications will begin on November 16th, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than August 16th 2019.


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