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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Job no: 527563
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Anthropology
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Anthropology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
November 1, 2021; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
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Please provide a cover letter describing your current and future research and teaching experience; a CV; and the names and contact information of three references.

Also, include in your materials a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion which demonstrates personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. As an indication of the importance of the faculty role in creating an equitable and inclusive environment for our students, contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered not only during our faculty recruitment process but are also incorporated into our review process for TTF faculty along with teaching, research and service.

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon, situated on the traditional homelands and political territories of the Kalapuya people, is supporting four hires in Native American and Indigenous Studies to begin Fall 2022. One of these positions, a 1.0 FTE tenure-track position in archaeology at the Assistant Professor level, will reside in the Anthropology Department. We seek an anthropological archaeologist with a focus on Western North America and preference for a candidate with a record of effective, culturally competent collaboration with Native American tribal nations and a demonstrated experience or ability and interest in teaching department offerings in cultural resource management. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a rigorous, fieldwork and/or laboratory based, externally-funded research program as well as teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We particularly invite applications from candidates whose background, teaching, and scholarship demonstrate a focus on diversifying the discipline to include a highly collaborative approach with cultural and tribal communities; who will prepare our students for a culturally-aware approach to their practice of archaeology that can address historical inequities or biases in the discipline; and who have contributed or have a potential to contribute to diversifying our field by training the next generation of diverse-background students. We also welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

Department or Program Summary
The Anthropology Department at the University of Oregon is a diverse and growing department with strengths in Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology. Interdisciplinary ties are one of our strengths, and thus many faculty members are closely aligned with other programs and units such as the Native American and Indigenous Studies program; the Museum of Natural and Cultural History; the Center for the Study of Women in Society; the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies; the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies; the Institute of Ecology and Evolution; Ethnic Studies; and Women’s and Gender Studies. The Anthropology Department at the University of Oregon offers a major, minor and PhD degree; teaching load is five courses per year within a quarter system.

Minimum Requirements
PhD in Anthropology or relevant field, completed no later than September 16, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should have strong evidence of (or demonstrate potential for) excellence in research and teaching.

Preferred candidates will also have demonstrated experience providing services and managing relationships in contract-based work with contracting agencies, including government, tribal, and private contractors.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Located in Eugene, the UO enrolls more than 19,000 undergraduates and 3,700 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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