Assistant Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)

University of West Georgia

The Department of Anthropology at the University of West Georgia invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2012.  Ph.D. in Anthropology and college teaching experience are required by the contract start date.  We seek two broadly-trained archaeologists who have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda which includes an understanding and appreciation of culture.  Ability and interest in teaching Introduction to Anthropology (4-subfield), a wide range of archaeology courses, including area and topic courses related to one’s research interests, an archaeological field methods course and courses that will support our developing Physical Anthropology or Linguistics programs are highly desired.  Archaeologists who specialize in prehistoric and historic periods will be considered.  One of the positions will be appointed to be the director of the Antonio J. Waring Archaeological Laboratory, which is a curation and research facility. For the Directorship, experience in the curation of archaeological collections is required, as is a research agenda that focuses on Southeastern United States. We seek a person who has a strong interest in developing the Waring Lab as a focus of research and education for the department, community and region. For the other position, geographic area is open.

If interested, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to Dr. Karl Steinen, Department of Anthropology, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30118 or send email applications to anth-recruit@westga.edu.   Each position will be reviewed separately. Clearly indicate in the cover letter whether applicant is applying for "Director/Archaeologist" or "Archaeologist." Separate applications are required for each position.  Application screening will begin on December 15, 2011 and will continue until the positions are filled.  Salaries are competitive.  Please send any questions to ksteinen@westga.edu.  West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Contact:
Dr. Karl Steinen
ksteinen@westga.edu

University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
United States