Assistant Professor OR Untenured Associate Professor in Anthropological Archaeology with a focus on Archaeological Science

Harvard University in Massachusetts

Date Posted July 6, 2017

Assistant Professor OR Untenured Associate Professor in Anthropological Archaeology with a focus on Archaeological Science

The Department of Anthropology at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor in anthropological archaeology with a focus on archaeological science, broadly defined. We seek a candidate with expertise in scientific analyses applied to anthropological problems using archaeological data. Preference will be given to candidates who are leading research projects in, and can teach methods and theoretical aspects of, any one (or more) archaeological science/archaeometry complementary to existing department strengths. (Examples of research orientation include, but are not limited to, archaeobotany, archaeological statistics, archaeometallurgy, bioarchaeology, ceramic analyses, chronometric dating techniques, environmental archaeology, forensic anthropology, geoarchaeology, geophysics, human osteoarchaeology, isotopic archaeology, molecular archaeology, zooarchaeology, etc.). Candidates are expected to be able to offer introductory as well as advanced courses to undergraduates and graduate students and to demonstrate a promise of excellence in both research and teaching.

In addition to a cover letter, applicants should provide a statement of present and future research as well as a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three to five references. In addition, the application should include a CV, teaching evaluations and two or three writing samples/publications. Please submit the materials through the ARIeS portal (" href=""> no later than November 1, 2017. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018 and a PhD is required by the start date.

Contact Information: Chair, Search Committee, Archaeological Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 at:

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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