08/20/2015 07:28 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a tenure-track archaeologist at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 15, 2016. The successful candidate will help fulfill the strategic priorities of the department and its archaeological subfield. The archaeology subfield is focused on the history and cultures of Native North Americans, with an emphasis on the Great Plains, Southwest US, and Southeast regions. Additionally, the hire will help create opportunities of collaboration within our department, as well as across academic units and provide essential mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students with interests in Native North America.


Preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in the post-Paleoindian archaeology of the Greater American Southwest, methodological expertise complementary to other faculty, and teaching experience. Applicants must have a PhD by the start date and be committed to a four-field anthropological approach. The normal teaching load is two courses each semester. Send a single .pdf file containing a letter detailing research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references by e-mail to, with a “cc” to the search committee chair ( Review of applications begins October 9 and will continue until position is filled.


The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings. Visit and for more information.


OU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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