Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Weber State University in Utah

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 3, 2016
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Weber State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in archaeology beginning fall semester, 2017. A Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology must be in hand at the time of the appointment. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, have a
record of research concerning ancient farmers or foragers of Western or Southwestern North America, a willingness to mentor student research, and also teach an archaeological field school. We are especially interested in applicants with working knowledge of geographic information systems, and who can teach ethnographic survey courses (e.g., Native Peoples of the Southwest), as well as a variety of archaeology courses. Our institution operates on the semester system with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Anthropology Program began in the 1950s, has offered BA and BS degrees since 2000, and is committed to a four fields approach. Today, the program has over 120 declared anthropology majors and 25 minors with 5 full-time anthropology faculty and 8 adjuncts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following courses: introduction to anthropology (four fields coverage), principles of archaeology, archaeology of early civilizations, archaeological method and theory (including a cultural resource management component), archaeological field and laboratory techniques, and various upper division courses concerning their areas of expertise and interest (e.g., culture area studies, GIS applications in archaeology).

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology must be in hand at the time of the appointment.

Evidence of successful college/university level teaching.
Record of research concerning ancient farmers or foragers of Western or Southwestern North America.

Notes/Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please go to and complete the online faculty/staff data form and attach (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief cover letter explaining how you intend to meet these program hiring expectations with regard to your teaching and research experience and future professional plans; (3) a short statement of your teaching philosophy and teaching style; (4) a summary statement and sample of recent peer and student teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information of three professional references.

In addition, please also send one or two recent journal publications or unpublished manuscripts in PDF format directly to Dr. Brooke S. Arkush ( Review of applications will begin September 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

All other correspondence can be addressed to Dr. Arkush at: Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Weber State University, 1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1208, Ogden, UT 84408-1208.

Weber State University is a comprehensive public institution that was founded in 1889. The University provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of students on two beautiful, modern campuses, through traditional classroom instruction, Internet-based WSU Online, and outreach efforts throughout the Intermountain West. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees in business, education, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The University is located in Ogden, Utah, north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation experiences. Additional information concerning Weber State University is available at

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