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Archaeologist open-rank Professor specializing in the western coastal United States, Department of Anthropology

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 22nd, 2017
Next review date: February 28th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Bioarchaeology (SAAB) Unit, invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured, Professor appointment to begin July 1, 2018. We seek an archaeologist specializing in the western, coastal United States, who has or can begin upon appointment, an active field program in the archaeology of the California central coast or Channel Islands. Research program should be theoretically and methodological rigorous and complement that of the current archaeology faculty.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach both introductory and upper-level introductory courses and supervise the UCSB Repository for Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections and Central Coast Information Center. Applicants must have completed a PhD in anthropology or archaeology by the time of appointment. The ability to direct graduate students, publish, and obtain extramural funding are critical requirements.

Please apply and submit via (1) a statement detailing past and current research experience, (2) a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) three letters of reference submitted directly from referees via UC Recruit, and (6) a brief cover letter. Please direct any questions to Associate Professor Gregory Wilson, SAAB Search Committee, at Interviews are expected to be conducted in the Winter quarter.

The primary consideration date of January 26, 2018 has passed; however, applications are still being accepted. The next review date is February 28, 2018. The position is open until filled.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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