Submitted: 8 December 2023
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 8 January 2024
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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. Job Overview The Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track anthropological archaeologist at the rank of Assistant Professor whose research focuses on African and African diaspora archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology consists of 11 full-time faculty who engage in interdisciplinary research focusing on social inequality, human adaptation and evolution, and socioenvironmental dynamics.

The department seeks to expand its growing programmatic and research focus on applied and community engaged anthropology and archaeology. This position will contribute to strengthening our research profile and expanding training opportunities for students in these areas. The position entails teaching courses such as introductory archaeology and archaeological theory as well as upper-division courses in the individual’s area of expertise. The topics of such classes might include the historical archaeology of Africa and the African diaspora, community-engaged archaeology, and an archaeological field school.

Departmental resources include several laboratories, the Court Archaeological Research Facility, and funding opportunities to support their research through the Charles P. Taft Research Center. Other campus resources include the African American Cultural and Resource Center, an active Black Faculty Association, Latino Faculty Association, LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, and Disabled Faculty and Staff Association. The University of Cincinnati also has a newly established Faculty Enrichment Center committed to helping further the success of its faculty members. Beyond the University, community institutions such as the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Cincinnati Museum Center offer opportunities for strategic partnerships.

Essential Functions Teach graduate and undergraduate courses specific to specialty areas (as noted above). Develop externally funded research program. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Develop an archaeological field school course to train students in archaeological field methods. Conduct research in specialty area (described above) and publish research in professional journals. Contribute service to the department, college / university, and the profession (ex. faculty or professional organization committee participation or leadership, reviewing research proposals, etc.). Participate in curriculum and course development. Minimum Requirements Prior to effective date of appointment, applicants must have: PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field. Application Process Please submit an online application. Applicants are required to submit: Statement of interest (cover letter outlining the applicant’s current research program and future research plans, teaching experience [if applicable], and proposed courses) CV Names of three references Separate one-page statement reflecting on their vision and/or experience (if applicable) in teaching students of diverse backgrounds.

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Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2024, but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants selected as finalists for the position will be asked to submit three letters of reference. Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience. Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage. Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program. Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans. Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave. Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents. Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REQ: 94869 SF:OMJ SF:RM SF:HEJ, SF:INS SF:HERC SF:DIV SF:LJN SF:IHE Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Date: Dec 6, 2023 Location: Cincinnati, OH, US Facility: Main Campus

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