Assistant Professor

Website Northern Arizona University, Department of Anthropology


The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Archaeology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2022. In order to meet our commitments as an institution committed to the advancement and success of Native American students and a Hispanic Serving Institution as well as to support efforts promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice NAU will be making a cluster hire this year across several disciplines. Broadly, this cluster is in the areas of Latinx Studies and/or Indigenous Studies. Departments participating include Comparative Cultural Studies, Music, Anthropology, Applied Indigenous Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, and Psychological Sciences.

We seek an archaeologist with a Ph.D. in Archaeology/Anthropology at the time of hire with research specialties in the prehistoric U.S. Southwest and/or adjacent regions (southern California, Plains, Great Basin, Mexico). The candidate is expected to complement and strengthen the department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum and build transdisciplinary relationships within the department and across the university. The ideal candidate should possess demonstrated or emerging potential for successful community-engaged research with Indigenous and/or other descendent communities and a research program capable of attracting external funding and forging collaborations with various federal, state, and tribal organizations. Teaching responsibilities include in person and online graduate and undergraduate level courses including Southwestern Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Archaeological Methods, Applied Indigenous Archaeology, and Indigenous Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management among others. The ideal candidate shall develop a comprehensive teaching portfolio of large undergraduate courses, methods courses, and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of interest, and research opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or doctorate in Archaeology/Anthropology by August 2022
  • Specialization in the prehistoric U.S. Southwest and/or adjacent regions (southern California, Plains, Great Basin, Mexico)

Please visit the NAU Human Resources Faculty and Administrator Openings webpage for more information and application instructions (Job ID: 605844).

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