Assistant Professor of Archaeology/Physical Anthropology

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Archaeology/Physical Anthropology
Rank Assistant Professor
Classification Title Tenure Track

Position Summary
This position will be assigned to the main campus in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Duties and Responsibilities
We seek a bioarcheologist with a background in North American archaeology, or with previous field, or museum expertise dealing with skeletal collections. Applicants who have training and experience with NAGPRA or collections management are also encouraged to apply. The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach lower-division, upper-division, and graduate-level archeology, physical anthropology, and forensic anthropology courses; teach using various modes of instruction (e.g., F2F, distance); conduct scholarly activities including archaeological and/or bio-archaeological research; publish findings in academic publications; participate fully in departmental activities; serve on university committees; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; serve on thesis and professional paper committees; and other duties that may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D.), in Anthropology (ABD will be considered) with a specialization in bioarcheology and a regional specialization in prehistoric North America. Overall, we seek a bio-archaeologist who can contribute to our growing graduate program (M.A) in CRM. The candidate should have a history working with marginalized or Indigenous communities, or experience with tribal agencies, state SHPOs, a body of work in Cultural Resource Management (either at the federal or private level) or working with skeletal collections.

Preferred Qualifications:
The department has Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology programs, with a Master’s program in Southwest Studies, Cultural Resource Management and Criminology. As such, an applicant that can contribute to the departments strength’s in CRM, Southwest Studies, or Forensic Anthropology/Criminology will be given preference. Additionally, experience in curating collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials, skeletal collections, and a background in regulations pertaining to NAGPRA would be welcome.

Evidence of teaching related to archeology and physical anthropology, experience in Cultural Resource Management, tribal relations, and membership and involvement in one or more professional organizations, experience in the use of technology in the classroom, and delivery of on-line/distance learning courses will also be given preference.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Candidate should demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and supervise graduate student research a must. Should demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, working with diverse populations and descendant communities.

Work Location Las Vegas, NM Campus

To apply for this position, please upload your letter of interest, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi), and complete contact information for at least three (3) references. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to send an official transcript; references will be contacted in conjunction with interviews. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. Mario Gonzales For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.
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