Assistant Professor – Archaeological Anthropology (Including Bioarchaeology) (Department of Anthropology UC Berkeley)


Department of Anthropology
Assistant Professor – Anthropological Archaeology (including Bioarchaeology)
(Open to applicants with training in archaeology and/or biological anthropology that study the past broadly)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position, in the area of anthropological archaeology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We are interested in candidates whose theoretical emphases and methodological expertise will complement and expand those of the existing faculty. The successful candidate will conduct multi-scalar research through interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary engagement with the past, and will consider the respective roles of humans; the things they make; and the environments they shape and are shaped by. The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in anthropology, and demonstrate evidence of reflexive attention to the broader context of archaeological research in contemporary society. World area and methodological emphases are open. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to our dynamic undergraduate and graduate program in archaeology and commitment to fostering analytical and critical thinking through engaged scholarship. Candidates should have teaching experience in anthropology, with evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness preferred.

Basic qualifications: The completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application

Additional Qualification: The Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the start date.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (one- page max), teaching statement (one-page max), and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (optional). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via the application portal. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 31, 2016. Please direct questions to Sabrina Agarwal at

The Anthropology Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.