The Department of Anthropology at Boise State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeology with research experience in the Great Basin or Intermountain West of North America. We seek a scholar who will maintain an active program of field-based research leading to externally-funded projects, development of student research opportunities, dissemination in peer-reviewed journals, and professional engagement with land-managing stakeholders, including federal, state, and tribal governments. The candidate will become Director of the department’s Center for Applied Archaeological Sciences which is our contracting unit that conducts small and large-scale cultural resource surveys and excavations. The research program will entail an active lab where students are involved.
Innovative theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches are encouraged. We seek an individual who will develop an archaeological field school in the Snake River Plain region, teach and manage introductory coursework in archaeology, Prehistory of North America, methodological and lab based mentorship, as well as method and theory courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Contributions to the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) minor are welcome.
We ask candidates to contextualize their research with a narrative describing their past, current, and future research plans, the impact of their work in national and international spheres, the importance of their current or forthcoming publications, experience in community research engagement, and any awards, honors, or grants.
We ask candidates to prepare a narrative on teaching that describes their teaching experience, in particular: motivation and inspiration of students with use of evidenced-based approaches to learning; respect and support the development of students as individuals through inclusive excellence; development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field and future student needs; and fostering of independent learning, reflection, and articulation of student learning experiences. Evidence in the form of syllabi, teaching evaluations, or course design materials will be accepted.
Boise State University is actively committed to equity and inclusivity, a stance in alignment with our Statement of Shared Values. We ask candidates to prepare a narrative on their experience in contributing to inclusion and equity through research, inclusive pedagogies, mentoring of students from underserved groups, or other relevant activities.
Applicants should submit: a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying to this opening; a current curriculum vitae; research, teaching, and equity/inclusivity narratives (as outlined above); sample publications, syllabi, and other supporting materials.
The Department of Anthropology honors and recognizes the land which Boise State sits is the unceded territory of Shoshone and Paiute bands, the original inhabitants of this land until they were forcibly displaced during colonization in the United States.
Questions can be directed to: John Ziker, Department Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
This position supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and is committed to the success of our students and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 494305
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Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.