Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in North Carolina

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted September 29, 2016
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Department of Anthropology

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in Anthropological Archaeology. We seek a dynamic and broadly trained scholar to enhance our research and teaching in Archaeology at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Geographical and topical areas of research are open, with preference given to scholars who will complement the department’s current strengths. We welcome applicants whose expertise includes Bioarchaeology. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students, and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels.

Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, with specialization in Archaeology in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, and the potential to secure appropriate external funding. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Archaeology, and foster research engagement with students in a diverse academic environment. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester. This position will begin August 15, 2017.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates who can contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity. Candidates will be asked during the interview stage to discuss how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. More than 28,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Candidates should submit the following to [Position Number 003216]:
(1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee members Dr. Dennis Ogburn,, Dr. Jon Marks, or Dr. Nicole Peterson ( Our website:


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