Assistant Professor of Paleoamerican Archaeology

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Texas A&M University
Anthropology Department
77843-4352 College Station , TX
United States
30° 36' 36" N, 96° 20' 24" W
Texas US

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Paleoamerican archaeology to begin September 1, 2013.  We seek a candidate with expertise in first Americans archaeology who is also proficient in one or more specialty area such as lithic analysis, environmental archaeology, or geoarchaeology.  Regional focus is open and can range from northeast Asia to the Americas.  The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Center for the Study of the First Americans.  The candidate’s research focus should complement or supplement existing department and center strengths.  The successful candidate will teach four courses over the academic year at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  These will include a combination of existing courses and new courses that reflect the candidate’s research interests.  Candidates are expected to be excellent teachers and maintain an active scholarly research program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with laboratory and field experiences.  In addition, the candidate should have a proven record of successfully obtaining external research funding.  Ph.D. by January 1, 2013 is required.  The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Deadline for submission of application is November 15, 2012. 

Applicants should submit: (1) a letter outlining their experiences and qualifications, their current and future research, and courses they are qualified to teach; (2) CV; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) up to three samples of scholarly writing; and (5) contact information for three references to: Dr. David Carlson, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, 4352 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4352.  Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Texas A&M University
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David Carlson