Mississippi State University – Assistant Professor – Bioarchaeology with capabilities in forensic anthropology

The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in biological anthropology, with a specialization in bioarchaeology and capabilities in forensic anthropology, beginning August 16th 2016. The preferred candidate will have a regional focus in the Southeastern U.S. and/or the eastern Mediterranean. AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program including a bioarchaeology track. AMEC is housed within the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, and the successful candidate will be a Senior Research Associate in the Cobb. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to our track in applied archaeology, as well as our biological anthropology subfield, and must demonstrate a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Interest in developing a bioarchaeology field school would be beneficial. The position carries a 2:3 teaching load and a nationally competitive salary.

Mississippi State University is a top 100 major research university, designated as a “very high research activity university” and recipient of a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community.

Rank: Assistant professor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic qualifications: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or closely related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 15th 2016. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research activity and an excellent record of teaching.

Position available: August 16th 2016, with academic year beginning Fall 2016.

To apply: Applicants must complete the online Personal Demographic Data Information Form at https://www.jobs.msstate.edu (reference PARF 9231). Send the following materials, as PDF files only, to the Search Committee Chair, Molly Zuckerman (mkz12@msstate.edu). The following materials are required for the application to be considered complete:
• Letter of application, which should address the candidate’s current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy
• Curriculum vitae
• Names of three references willing to write a letter of recommendation if solicited*

Additional materials will be solicited from a selection of applicants.

EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Please see the following: www.policies.msstate.edu/policypdfs/0302.pdf

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on October 15th 2015. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than August 15th 2016.