University of Florida Department of Anthropology, Assistant Professor of African Archaeology
The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in sub-Saharan African Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2018. We seek applicants strong in theory, method, and practical applications related to the archaeology of Mid-Late Holocene African societies including pre-colonial through post?colonial periods. The successful candidate will be expected to develop research projects supported with external funding. Topical and regional specializations within sub-Saharan Africa are open, but we seek applicants who complement and expand strengths in the archaeology program at UF. These include community archaeology, cultural heritage, ethnoarchaeology, pre-Industrial technologies, non-Western complex societies, and research perspectives that reach across the global south. We are especially interested in candidates who combine rigorous original research and scholarship with excellence in teaching and student mentoring. The prospective hire is expected to enhance our four-field education of all students in Anthropology, contribute to the theoretical and methodological interests of our masters and doctoral graduate students, and collaborate with other units on campus, as appropriate, including UF’s Title VI Center for African Studies (http://www.africa.ufl.edu) and Center for Global Islamic Studies (http://globalislam.center.ufl.edu). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a related discipline at the time of appointment.
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida has 28 faculty members, 140 graduate students, and 400 undergraduate majors. We are an interdisciplinary unit within a large research-intensive university of over 52,000 students. More information on the Department can be found at: www.anthro.ufl.edu
Applications are due December 1st and must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en?us/listing/. It must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and plans, (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (5) a statement of commitment to diversity and community engagement in research, teaching and mentoring, and (6) the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392?2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955?8771 (TDD).
A Ph.D. is required.
Additional Salary Information: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.