Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures is a dynamic, young, growing department, which offers an anthropology major, Middle Eastern studies minor, and a growing applied anthropology MA program. The MA program has two tracks: archaeology/bioarchaeology and cultural anthropology. AMEC is in the College of Arts & Sciences, which includes 14 academic departments and eleven programs. The department is housed in the Cobb Institute for Archaeology, an endowed Institute with office and lab space, a research library, a museum, and a small CRM office.
Anticipated Appointment Date:
July 1, 2018
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Guide curricular revision and programmatic assessment; guide faculty through the tenure and promotion process; oversee all personnel matters; manage the budget; serve as liaison between faculty and administration; and sustain and enhance collaborative programs with other campus units. Documented experience in departmental or college leadership positions is required. The expected teaching assignment is one course per semester. The salary will be competitive. Degree programs offered include a B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or other related field and have or be eligible for tenure at the rank of Professor. Documented experience in departmental or college leadership position is required. Ideally, candidates should have administrative experience, experience with contracts and grants, and a research agenda complementing the department’s B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
Ideally, candidates should have administrative experience, experience with contracts and grants, and a research agenda complementing the department’s B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
The successful candidate should possess the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues in a multidisciplinary department where access and diversity are important values.
Instructions for Applying:
Applicants must apply online at http://www.explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/ (PARF 496316). Applicants should also send a cover letter, CV, a statement detailing the applicant’s vision for an applied program, and names & contact information for at least three references to:
PO Box PC
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Note: Official transcripts will be required upon employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.