Department Head

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, the flagship campus of
University of Tennessee system, invites applicants for the position of department head with open
sub disciplinary specialization. Qualifications of the ideal candidate will include a demonstrated
record of commitment to, and appreciation for, multiple sub disciplinary approaches in Anthropology
and multidisciplinary research. The ideal candidate will be an experienced unit leader who will bring
a strong vision for the continued growth and success of the Forensic Anthropology Center, the
Archaeological Research Laboratory, and the Geoarchaeological and Paleoenvironmental Services
Center, and a commitment to work collaboratively with the McClung Museum. An active research
agenda and strong record of publication is essential. This appointment is expected to be at the level
of full professor, with the area of specialization open, to begin August 1, 2017.

The Knoxville Campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Applications from women and under-represented groups are especially encouraged.

The Anthropology Department is in an exciting period of growth and increased international
attention, and requires engaged and innovative leadership moving forward. Historically known
for its unparalleled strength in forensic anthropology, we also enjoy a strong international
reputation in archaeology and in cultural anthropology through the innovative Disasters,
Displacement and Human Rights program. The department’s 2017 move to new, state-of-the art
facilities shared with the departments of biology, chemistry, and earth and planetary sciences
will further encourage scholarly collaboration.

Interested individuals should submit applications via email as a single pdf to Dr. Charles
Feigerle, Chair, Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Chemistry (
that includes: (1) a cover letter including statements outlining their vision for the Anthropology
Department at the University of Tennessee, leadership strategies and experience; (2) a statement
of teaching philosophy and experience; (3) a statement of current research and near future
directions; (4) names and contact information for five references; and (5) a full CV. At least one
of the references should be able to comment on the applicant’s administrative experience and
leadership skills. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016, with initial interviews held by electronic media and at upcoming professional meetings.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.