The School of Social Science and Global Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in anthropology to begin in August 2019. The position is open to all areas of specialization in archaeology, but those with a research focus in the southeastern U.S. are especially encouraged to apply. The ability to work collaboratively with those in other disciplines in teaching and research as well as involve students in research opportunities is also very desirable. Our School offers support for scholarship and actively mentors junior colleagues.
The anthropology program is housed in the School for Social Science and Global Studies and the successful candidate will work with both BA and MA students. The successful applicant will have a 3/3 teaching load, maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, university, discipline and/or community. Teaching responsibilities may include the following classes: four-field introduction to anthropology, introduction to archaeology/biological anthropology, methods classes including a regional summer field school, heritage and policy course, graduate archaeological theory seminar, and electives in the applicant’s areas of expertise.
Applicants must complete an employment application located on the University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources website at www.usm.edu/hr. Through the HR website, applicants must also submit a letter of application including a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), a writing sample, and contact information for three references. Applications received by December 31, 2018, will be given full consideration.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Minimum requirements are Ph.D. in anthropology completed by time of appointment.
Preferred requirements are a demonstrated ability to engage in effective teaching, especially with a diverse student body, and an established research record.
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The USM School of Social Science and Global Studies offers a master's (MA) in anthropology, a (BA) in anthropology, and an undergraduate minor in anthropology.