Maritime Archaeologist -Assistant Professor


Avery Point , CT
United States
41° 18' 55.3536" N, 72° 3' 48.2724" W
Connecticut US

Position Summary
The Anthropology Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in maritime archaeology to begin August 23, 2011. Duties will include teaching, research, and service.

This faculty member will be based primarily at UConn’s Avery Point campus. UConn Avery Point is located on Long Island Sound and offers a variety of undergraduate programs to a diverse student population, as well as a graduate program in Marine Sciences.  Faculty research at UConn Avery Point is primarily oriented toward the ocean and things maritime or marine.  UConn maintains a small but active research diving program at Avery Point, and the university is an institutional member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. For a detailed description of UConn Avery Point and its programs, please visit

The new faculty member will make an active contribution to the Maritime Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology.  She or he will teach undergraduate courses in the Anthropology major, the Maritime Studies major, and the Maritime Archaeology minor, and will also have the opportunity to carry out graduate teaching and training in collaboration with faculty at both the Avery Point and Storrs campuses.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an active research program in archaeology related to the maritime world, that is, to the material remains of people and their activities on, under, near, or associated with the sea.   Geographic and temporal focus is open.  

Other minimum qualifications include the completion of all requirements for the PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline by the start date of employment; a strong record of research and publication; and the ability to teach courses in anthropology, archaeology, and maritime studies. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.      

Preferred qualifications: PhD in hand at the time the application is submitted, a strong record in obtaining research funding, and  demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.  

Appointment Terms
This is a nine-month, tenure-track position that will report to both the Anthropology Department Head and the Director of the Avery Point campus.  Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

To apply
Applicants should visit Husky Hire at to upload 1) a letter of application, which should include a statement describing research plans and teaching interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) selected scholarly papers and publications; and 4) the names and contact details of three referees willing to provide letters of reference. The University of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively solicits applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.  

Applications received by January 15, 2011, will be given preference in the screening process.

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Connecticut, Department of Anthropology