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2012 Environmental Archaeologist Search

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure track position for an archaeologist specializing in environmental, ecological, or landscape studies, with methodological expertise in zooarchaeology, GIS, or other skills that complement existing departmental strengths. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We are looking for a colleague who can contribute to our Ecology and Evolution concentration and interact productively with one or more of our department’s other concentrations or programs.

The Anthropology Department currently has 30 regular faculty members, organized into three overlapping concentrations (Ecology and Evolution; History, Meaning and Materiality; Social Formations and Processes), and two programs (Medical Anthropology; Archaeology). Faculty teach two courses per semester and are expected to engage actively in both research and graduate and undergraduate training. We encourage applicants to examine the department’s website ( for further information about the program, as well as current faculty and student interests. Informal inquiries about the position are welcomed and should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Vin Steponaitis, at

Chapel Hill offers a variety of attractive resources for the kind of scholar we seek. The Department offers a collegial and stimulating research and teaching environment. The UNC community features programs and institutes that provide many opportunities for cooperation and exchange related to this position, including the Research Laboratories of Archaeology (, the interdisciplinary Curriculum in Archaeology ( and Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology (, and a number of area studies programs. The wider area also includes nearby Duke University in Durham, as well as North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and the National Humanities Center and other research institutes in Research Triangle Park. UNC campus libraries are excellent and are coordinated with those at Duke and NC State.

Qualified applicants should submit an application online, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching interests, and the names of four referees. The link to the online application is Please direct questions regarding the application process to

Applicants should reasonably expect to have PhD requirements completed by the starting date of July 1, 2013. The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are particularly encouraged from women and minority scholars. Review of applicants will begin on November 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.