Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 030200 - Anthropology/Middle Eastern Culture
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Department Profile:

AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program. AMEC is housed within the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, and the successful candidate will be a Senior Research Associate of the Cobb Institute. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position as the candidate is expected to contribute to the applied M.A. archaeology/bioarchaeology track.

Area of Specialization:

North American Archaeology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2019

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities are two courses one semester and three courses one semester. Offerings include undergraduate service courses and upper-division topical or area courses, split-level upper-division undergraduate and lower-level graduate student courses, and graduate seminars. Development of local research projects into which students can be incorporated. Demonstrated ability to contribute intellectually and practically to the department’s growing B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology. Develop contacts for graduate internships. Promote health of graduate program via external funding of Research Assistants through grants or contracts.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Strong candidates must be able to teach a local archaeological site survey field school, to incorporate graduate students into their research, and to participate concretely in the on-going development of the M.A. program in Applied Anthropology. Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

Yes, for the rank of Assistant Professor

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of successful teaching and research, demonstrable applied experience, Phi Beta Kappa membership a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Basic field training, including site survey, familiarity with grants and contracts, effective classroom teaching.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter (which should address the candidate's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three references willing to write a letter of recommendation. Please submit attachments as PDF files only.

Additional materials will be requested from a selection of applicants.

Communication about this position should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Shane Miller (

Additional materials will be solicited from a selection of applicants.

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.

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