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The University of Missouri’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropological Archaeology.


The University of Missouri’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropological Archaeology at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting August 2016. We seek someone who can contribute to our focus on human adaptation, ecology and evolution. Regional and methodological focus is open (excluding the Southwestern United States).  The successful candidate is expected to have an externally-funded and active research agenda leading to publication in leading peer-reviewed journals and student research opportunities, and to be committed to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our department emphasizes scientific approaches to the study of human biology, behavior, culture, and evolution and our current and affiliated faculty include a member of the National Academy of Science and multiple AAAS fellows. The University of Missouri is one of the nation's top-tier institutions, the flagship of the four-campus University of Missouri System and a member of the Association of American Universities since 1908. MU is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus, allowing our faculty easy access to many research facilities and research collaborators on campus.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or a closely related field, conferred by July 1, 2016. Candidate must show the ability to work with interdisciplinary, collaborative groups, and evidence of strong teaching effectiveness. Cover letter including names and contact information of three references willing to write letters of recommendation, CV, evidence of teaching ability, research agenda/statement, and three published or in-progress journal articles or book chapters are also required. Applications must be submitted online through the University of Missouri website http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. Screening will begin November 15th and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.


The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.