Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Rice University

United States


Position Summary

The Department of Anthropology at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin July 1, 2020. Assistant professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. The successful candidate will have demonstrated promise for a national/international reputation in research in anthropological archaeology by their outstanding record of publications and ability to attract external grant funding for an active research program. In addition, they will excel in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests enhance the department’s existing strengths in the archaeology of Africa and the African Diaspora, and who have research expertise in geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, and/or remoting sensing/GIS and are willing to develop those specializations at Rice. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Museums and Cultural Heritage program at Rice.
Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2020. 
The application deadline is December 1, 2019. A complete application must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Education Required

PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Special Instructions to Applicants

Required documents include the following:
• Letter of Application, that includes teaching and research interests
• Curriculum Vitae 
• Contact information for 3 references

References will be contacted at the discretion of the search committee, not upon application submission.

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  3. References/Recommendation Request
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