Open Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University invites applications for a one- year position in historical archaeology, with the potential for a one-year renewal. Areas of specialization are open, although we are particularly interested in candidates with an active research program focused on the Early Historical Period of mid-continental North America. The successful candidate for this position will teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses.  Additionally, limited service to the program is expected in relationship to the Campus Archaeology Program. Compelling evidence of scholarly activity and teaching effectiveness is required. 

A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by date of appointment. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Complete applications will include an application letter including names of three references, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and up to three publications or manuscripts. At least one of the references must address teaching effectiveness. Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at the MSU website at The closing date for applications is February 29, 2016, or until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. William Lovis at

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforces and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.