Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Friday, August 10, 2012


14623 Rochester , NY
United States
43° 5' 29.6916" N, 77° 38' 31.7688" W
New York US

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Liberal Arts
Job Title/ Rank: Assistant Professor of Archaeology
PC# IRC#60437
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2013
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks an archaeologist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning late August, 2013. We seek applicants who balance field research, technical expertise, and culturally and theoretically significant inquiry to contribute to a dynamic, growing department and its degree programs. Applicants must have PhD completed by start date, and have both field research experience and a technical specialization that would strengthen existing Institute expertise, such as Archaeometry, GIS, remote sensing, or materials science. Applicants must have one year of teaching experience or equivalent, a record of publication and funded research, an active research agenda, and a commitment to students. Applicants will be able to teach courses in introductory archaeology, themes in archaeological research, regional archaeology, field methods, as well as develop new courses for the expanding degree programs. The teaching load consists of five course sections per year.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers two undergraduate B.S. degree programs: Sociology & Anthropology and International & Global Studies:

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 12 departments in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The College currently offers twelve undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students. Undergraduate degrees include Advertising and Public Relations; Criminal Justice; Economics; International & Global Studies; Journalism; Museum Studies, Professional and Technical Communication; Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy; and Sociology & Anthropology. The graduate degrees are in Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology; Communication and Media Technologies; School Psychology; Criminal Justice; and Science, Technology, and Public Policy.

Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families."

PhD completed by start date
Field research experience
Technical specialization that would strengthen existing Institute expertise
Culturally and theoretically significant inquiry
One year of teaching experience or equivalent
Record of publication
Record of funded research
Active research agenda
Commitment to students
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity,
pluralism, and individual differences.

Apply online at Faculty Search: IRC#60437. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a curriculum vita with the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references; a sample publication; and a list of courses you are prepared to teach.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Professor William Middleton, Application deadline is November 4, 2012.

Preliminary interviews will take place in November by telephone or at the AAA meetings.
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Institution or Company offering position: 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Contact Name: 
William Middleton