Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology

Position Description: The George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the archaeology of the Black Atlantic to begin as early as Fall 2022. The department is seeking to expand its teaching and research in race, and the lived experiences of enslavement, resistance, and freedom among Africans and Afro-descendants in the Americas. We’re particularly seeking to expand our coverage of North America, West Africa, The Caribbean, or parts of Central or South America that specifically focus on the sphere of the Black Atlantic, though we are also interested in research focused on African/a archaeology. We’re interested in multidisciplinary approaches from both archaeology and Africana Studies (for e.g. geography, computer modeling, sociology, remote sensing, history, bioarchaeology, statistics, literature) as well as questions of growing interest within and beyond archaeology (e.g., the movement of materials and ideas, dialogues between technology and culture; environmental and demographic interactions; or managing heritage). The position will be at the assistant or associate professor ranks. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in the GWU Anthropology Department, within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate students at CCAS and other students at the University.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology by date of appointment. All applicants should demonstrate potential for sustained, high-quality research and teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should upload a letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests and qualifications; a current curriculum vita, recent or prospective syllabi; a writing sample, and include the names of three referees. Applicants at the associate level should upload additional documents to demonstrate sustained research and teaching through publications in scholarly journals; significant grant writing, books, or fellowship activity, as well as syllabi, course proposals, and teaching evaluations. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. George Washington University seeks to attract a diverse faculty of the highest caliber; women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

EEO Statement: The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that doesn’t unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.