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Anthropology (Archaeologist) – Assistant Professor

Department: Anthropology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialization(s): Archaeology
Search # 17-001 

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the archaeology and cultural concentrations of a four-field, growing undergraduate Anthropology Department. Courses to be taught include introductory courses in archaeology and cultural anthropology, and possibly biological anthropology, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s specialization.  Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Normal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. 

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise.  These activities include, but are not limited to:  research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.

Required Qualifications: 

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in anthropology by time of appointment.  Also required is evidence of the candidate’s ability to effectively teach introductory anthropology courses and productively engage in meaningful scholarly activities. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Area of specialization is open, although preference will be given to those working in the Americas, especially North America. Further preference will be given to those who have teaching and research expertise in contemporary Native American/First Nation/American Indian contexts, have experience in engaging local archaeological interest groups and institutions (e.g. museums, CRM companies, historical societies, Native American communities), have incorporated undergraduate students into their research and/or field projects, and have at least one year experience teaching undergraduate students from a diversity of backgrounds. Candidates with experience in developing and running a field school are also preferred.

Application Process:

Please email letter of interest, current CV, names and contact information of at least three references, and two sample course syllabi (one intro level, one upper-division), with subject heading “Anthropology Search” to the Chair of the Archaeology Search at ANTsearch1@southernct.edu.  Graduate transcript(s), reference letters, and course evaluations may be solicited at a later date.

Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ms. Kathryn Willette through email or phone at willettek2@southernct.edu / 203-392-7003.

In order for an application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 15, 2016.  Position will remain open until filled.