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Assistant Professor (Position 6038)

Posted On: Friday, July 18, 2014
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Contact: Kendall Thu, Chair | ANTHEnvArch@niu.edu | 815-753-0479
Phone: 815-753-0479


Northern Illinois University Department of Anthropology anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in environmental archaeology starting August, 2015. Candidates in all areas of environmental archaeology are encouraged to apply. However, special consideration will be given to those candidates with a regional focus either in Southeast Asia or Latin America.

Candidates will have the opportunity to work with the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy and Environmental Studies program. The candidate is expected to be engaged in active field work, to maintain a strong externally funded research program, and to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research in the field. Research interests that complement existing department strengths are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising graduate students, and teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses including introductory courses in archaeology, as well as upper level courses in their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities normally include four courses per academic year. The Anthropology Department is a four field department, with an MA graduate degree program.


The successful candidate must complete the requirements for a PhD in archaeology by August, 2015.


Candidates should submit a letter describing their scholarship, record of external funding, plans for future research, and teaching qualifications and interests, plus a full vita and the names and addresses of three references to: address letter to Kendall Thu, Chair, and send to the attention of Rachel Pierce, Department of Anthropology, Grant Towers South A, 5th floor, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL 60115 or email application materials to ANTHEnvArch@niu.edu. Initial review will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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