Assistant or Associate Curator of Archaeology and Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor


Department of Anthropology University of Oklahoma
73019 Norman , OK
United States
35° 11' 55.3776" N, 97° 26' 41.6256" W
Oklahoma US

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Assistant or Associate Curator of Archaeology, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History; and Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

SALARY:  Negotiable.  NOTE:  The appointment is half-time in the department and half-time in the museum during the 9-month academic year, and full-time in the museum during the summer months.

BEGINNING DATE:  August 16, 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:  This appointment is a joint position.  The curator’s responsibilities include four areas:  (1) developing and maintaining a program of externally funded scholarly research in archaeology; (2) overseeing care and obtaining support for a collection of more than 3 million objects; (3) exhibit development and support, including obtaining or collaborating to obtain external funds to assist with exhibits; and (4) museum-related outreach activities (service).  For appointment to Associate Curator an active record of external funding and publication is expected.   A full-time collection manager is funded in this collection, and a rotating graduate assistant appointment is assigned to the collection.

Appointment in the Department of Anthropology has a one course per semester teaching load.  Teaching is expected to be at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  The successful applicant will be expected to have an active presence in the undergraduate and graduate research program.  An active research and publication record is important for appointment at the Associate Professor level.  Applicants should be committed to a four-field anthropology program. 

Applicants must have Ph.D. and field research experience in archaeology with some teaching experience preferred by the start date.  Area of specialization must be in the archaeology of the Americas, with a preference for North America.

OU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS:  Send vita, summary of research and teaching experience and goals, publication examples, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of references via email to:  Dr. Michael A. Mares, Director, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History ( and to Wanda Downs, Administrative Assistant to Department of Anthropology at  The review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

CLOSING DATE:  November 15, 2011.

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Oklahoma
Contact Name: 
Dr. Patricia A. Gilman