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Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Archaeology. The geographic area is open to Latin America and/or Mesoamerica, with preference for applicants with methodological specialization in remote sensing and geospatial analysis. We especially encourage applicants who focus on environmental archaeology. Applicants should have an active research agenda with the potential to incorporate undergraduate participation and research. The department emphasizes a four-field approach to the discipline, so a successful candidate should also have a research agenda that broadly complements current departmental offerings. Courses to be taught include introductory courses in archaeology, archaeological methods in GIS as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The course load is five-courses per year. These course offerings will also support Davidson’s Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies departments. Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology by July 1, 2019.

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, liberal arts college located 20 minutes from Charlotte, NC. The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Its mission is to cultivate in its students creative and disciplined minds and humane instincts for lives of leadership and service. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving an inclusive community and curriculum, and to promoting and supporting access, equity, and diversity. Through the Davidson Trust, Davidson became the first liberal arts institution to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Among students, 25% are domestic students of color and 25% compete in the NCAA Division I athletics or club sports. Davidson welcomes applications from individuals with demonstrated experience and commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Candidates should complete an on-line application at http://employment.davidson.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching and research interests, and copies of 1-2 significant research papers or publications. Candidates should outline in their teaching statement how their philosophy and/or experience fulfills the needs of a diverse student body through inclusive pedagogy. The research statement should demonstrate how their research in archaeology contributes to insights into diversity. Upon request, candidates should also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. The application deadline is March 5, 2019.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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