Job Posting: Archaeology Professor – Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in archaeology, with a preference for hire at the rank of associate professor or full professor. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek an archaeologist with an active program of scholarly research and a strong reputation as an active member of the academic community. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching, whose theoretical and regional expertise can strengthen our undergraduate program and expand work with our archaeological collections of Upper Hudson Valley material culture. We seek candidates with topical interests that include, but are not limited to, indigenous heritage, cultural patrimony, and public archaeology. The successful candidate will strengthen connections between existing department sub-disciplines and collaborate with colleagues in other areas of the College such as Documentary Studies, the GIS center, the Tang Museum, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and other interdisciplinary programs. The candidate should have familiarity with the National NAGPRA program and will work to expand links to local institutions in the Hudson Valley region. The successful candidate will teach our introductory course in archaeology and human evolution, a geographic course open to area, and two advanced offerings that will include a practicum course working with archaeological materials. Candidates are required to have a doctorate. Applicants for appointment as associate or full professor must have a distinguished publication record suitable for a tenured appointment. Successful applicants will have experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and should highlight any specific knowledge and skills related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials.
Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.
The Skidmore Archaeological Collection contains several thousand artifacts, including ceramic, lithic, bone, metal, glass and shell objects from various local and regional archaeological sites. Although part of the material represents donated objects from local amateur archaeologists, over half of the collection was acquired through archaeological excavations by members of the Skidmore community. The Skidmore Archaeological Collection maintains a goal of responsible use of these cultural materials and ongoing scholarship, which represents a rich resource for Upper Hudson Valley community heritage spanning more than 10,000 years of history.
For full consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 30, 2016.  Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
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