Assistant Professor of Practice in Archaeological Methods

Assistant Professor of Practice in Archaeological Methods
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a Professor of Practice position in Archaeological Methods at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017. This is a non-tenure leading position, but comes with other faculty rights and benefits. Professors of Practice hold longer-term renewable contract appointments, with primary responsibility in instructional activities. A Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Anthropology or Archaeology is required; a North Americanist is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have their degree in hand by August, 2017. Candidates must provide evidence for excellence in teaching.

We seek an experienced, anthropologically-trained archaeologist to teach hands-on courses in field archaeological methods, laboratory methods, cultural heritage management, material culture manufacture and analysis, and research design. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison with the local and regional professional communities. This individual will be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching and will help coordinate an archaeological field school program.

We expect this individual to find synergy working with archaeologists in other units at UNL, such as the Departments of Art and Art History, Classics and Religious Studies and the School of Natural Resources, as well as scholars in the NIMBUS lab, geophysicists and geologists in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and possibly also History. Community partners include the National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the USDA Forest Service. In addition, the potential exists to build a strong partnership with the University of Nebraska State Museum. For this reason experience in curating anthropological/archaeological collections would also be preferred.
For consideration, applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit the following application materials at, requisition F_160202:
1. cover letter describing teaching experience and philosophy;
2. curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and a summary of past, current, and pending research support;
3. list of three references;
4. teaching portfolio (under ‘Other Document’).
In addition,
5. have three letters of recommendation sent as pdf files to the following email address:

Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: Shelly Sorensen, Oldfather Business Cooperative:
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
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