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How to Apply

Please send BY EMAIL ONLY: 1. a letter of interest, 2. a curriculum vitae, 3. a statement of current and future research plans, 4. a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 5. evidence of teaching excellence, and 6. the names and complete contact information for three referees by November 20th, 2018, to umich.anthro.chair@umich.edu, with "Archaeology Search Application" as the subject line. Please make sure the names of each attached file starts with your name (Last Name, First Name).

Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology and the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology invite applications for a joint professorial and curatorial appointment in anthropological archaeology at the assistant professor rank, to start September 1, 2019. This is a university-year appointment. Time period and area of specialization are open, but strong preference will be given to applicants whose primary focus is on Asia and complex societies.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must be willing to curate and teach from the Museum’s large Asia collection and actively engage in fieldwork. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application.

Additional Information

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

Background Screening

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  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.