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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

About Arkansas Tech: 
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported comprehensive institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery.  Offering over 100 undergraduate degree programs and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community.  For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

Position Summary: 
Assistant Professor of Anthropology. This is a full time, tenure track position in the Behavioral Sciences Department and a core faculty member of the Cultural and Geospatial Studies (Anthropology and Geography) program within the College of Arts and Humanities.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Teach a variety of undergraduate courses including Introduction to Anthropology, Southeastern Archeology, and upper division courses within the Cultural and Geospatial Studies and Ozark and Ouachita Studies programs
Develop additional courses matching the candidate's expertise with program curriculum.
Effectively advise and mentor students
Engage students in high impact learning practices
Develop a sustainable scholarship program, including seeking external funds
Provide meaningful service to the department, college, university, and profession
Engage in assessment and continuous improvement of courses
Perform other duties assigned by the Department Head

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a history of working effectively with colleagues

Minimum Requirements: 
Ph.D. (or ABD with expected completion date by December 31, 2020)

Preferred Qualifications: 
Expertise in archaeology with work focus on the southeastern US
Willingness to develop internships and/or field schools
Experience teaching undergraduates
Evidence of peer-reviewed, original scholarship
Evidence of or potential for fostering an inclusive environment for diverse populations

Work Location, Environment, and Physical Demands: 
This position is located in offices and classrooms at ATU.  The position is assigned a desk and computer in location that may be in a different building than classroom locations, so the position requires the ability change locations and/or walk moderate distances during the day.  Required activities include: teaching and lecturing, sitting for extended periods, use of a keyboard and mouse, use of standard office equipment.

What to Submit: 
Letter of application, curriculum vita, three reference letters, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor of Anthropology, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date on 03/02/2020 before 6:00 pm central time. 

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This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.



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