Employment Opportunities

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University is searching for an Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in archaeology to begin in Fall 2022.


 We seek a dynamic, student-centered teacher-scholar committed to training undergraduate students in the classroom, lab, and field. Geographic, temporal, and methodological specializations are open. We are interested in candidates whose interests complement those of existing faculty and resources, and who share our department’s collective commitment to transformative justice, inclusion, and equality.

With 14 full-time faculty members and 150 majors, the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University is committed to a comparative and holistic approach to the study of the human experience. Our program provides a broad understanding of the origins as well as the meaning of physical and cultural diversity in the world – past, present, and future, and it offers the opportunity for understanding world affairs and crafting solutions to problems within the total context of the human experience.

Instructional duties will include a 3:3 teaching load of introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses and undergraduate advising during the academic year. The successful candidate is expected to also teach a five-week archaeological field school every other summer for additional salary. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and to participate in service activities.

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in anthropology and the capacity to develop an undergraduate archaeological field school in North America. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements in anthropology by the date of appointment.

To complete your application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board. Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2022.

(1) Cover letter (2-3 pages) delineating your interests, qualifications, and vision for research, teaching, and diversity and inclusion;
(2) Curriculum vitae;
(3) List of three references with contact information.

For more information, visit the full job posting on the Appalachian State University employment website.