New faculty position in zooarchaeology

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Assistant Professor in Archaeology

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The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in archaeology. This is a full-time, 9-month appointment beginning August 1, 2022. We seek a scholar with an active research program in zooarchaeology focusing on prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies. The successful candidate will conduct research in zooarchaeology, mentor PhD and undergraduate students, teach a 2-2 course load including undergraduate and graduate courses in zooarchaeology and anthropology, manage the department’s extensive zooarchaeological collection, and participate in service at the department, college, and university levels.


Required qualifications: PhD in-hand; a PhD conferred before December 31, 2021 is desired, however, strong applicants who are scheduled to have the PhD in hand by June 1, 2022 will also be considered. Candidates should also have demonstrated experience in zooarchaeological analysis at the doctoral or post-doctoral level, a focus on prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies, and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in zooarchaeology and anthropology.

Preferred qualifications: An active field/lab-based research program in North, Central, or South America; peer-reviewed research publications; success in obtaining competitive grants for research; ability to interact with the department’s Center for the Study of the First Americans; capacity to contribute to one or more of the department’s bridging themes; and, prior teaching experience.

Application Instructions

Application instructions: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials include a 1-2 page cover letter; a current CV with names and contact information of three references; a statement of current and future research plans (no more than 2 pages); a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience (no more than 2 pages); and, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement (no more than one page) that offers evidence of demonstrated commitment to DEI as it applies to research, teaching, and/or service. All application materials must be submitted through InterFolio using the following link: Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Ted Goebel, Chair of the Zooarchaeology Search Committee at [email protected]

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