Professorial Lecturer

Position Announcement: Professorial Lecturer
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
American University

The Department of Anthropology in the School of the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2016-2017 at the rank of Professorial Lecturer. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 29, 2016.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology. We are seeking an archaeologist or biological anthropologist/archaeologist who can teach undergraduate courses in archaeology and biological anthropology. We are open to all areas of specialization, including Historical Archaeology. Applicants should emphasize public engagement and research excellence, and, they should be able to incorporate scholarly engagement in their teaching. The position will involve the teaching of three courses per semester in Anthropology, including, but not limited to, Human Origins, Introduction to Archaeology, Early America: The Buried Past, and an upper level topics course in archaeology. Term faculty are expected to hold office hours each week during semesters in which they teach and to participate in department activities and service.

Salary is competitive and based on teaching and research experience. Review of applications will begin June 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and the names of three colleagues who will provide letters of reference. Please contact Jean Wogaman, Senior Administrative Assistant at (202) 885-1830 or if you have any questions.

Applicants from historically underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

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The Department of Anthropology at American University offers the undergraduate major, the Masters in Public Anthropology (MAPA), and the PhD through which students can focus on any of the main sub-disciplines of anthropology. For decades, the Anthropology Department has trained anthropologists in all sub-disciplines to address issues related to social justice, social inequalities, and public-engagement in the contemporary world and through its past. Learn more about the Department of Anthropology and its mission at, and, learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at

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