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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Instructional Assistant Professor


College Station, Texas
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The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor position in Nautical Archaeology, starting in the Fall 2020 academic semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses per semester (Fall and Spring semesters). Courses in the Fall semester include Historical Archaeology, Archaeological Artifact Conservation, and Analytical Archaeology; courses in the Spring semester will be determined at the time of appointment based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the operation of the Conservation Research Laboratory, as well as the administration of the department’s MS degree in Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.

About the university: Texas A&M University is a public land-grant institution that serves undergraduates who are primarily from the state of Texas, along with a graduate and faculty body from around the world.  We are a member of the Association of American Universities and our academic professional track faculty are evaluated on their teaching and service records. The ADVANCE center provides a wide range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities to support faculty in their professional and personal success.

About the department: The Anthropology Department is made up of 23 full-time tenure-track faculty. Along with Nautical Archaeology we have programs in Biological Anthropology, Terrestrial Archaeology, and Cultural Anthropology. The department houses two Centers, the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation and the Center for the Study of the First Americans, as well as the Conservation Research Lab. The Nautical Archaeology faculty focus primarily, though not exclusively, on maritime activity in the ancient Mediterranean and medieval Europe, as well as world-wide seafaring in the historic period, and share a common interest in ship construction, old world seafaring, world seafaring, and the conservation and recording of archaeological material.


PhD in Anthropology or a related field with experience in artifact conservation. Degree must be in hand by August 2020. Emphasis can be in any area of Nautical Archaeology. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and a demonstrated ability to teach electives in Historical Archaeology, Nautical Archaeology, and Conservation.

Application Instructions

Complete applications must be submitted by July 15, 2020. The following materials should be uploaded to Interfolio: a 1-2 page cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a maximum two-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience, and a relevant course syllabus. The candidate should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by letter-writers directly to the search committee chair no later than the July 15, 2020 deadline.

The application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/77020.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kelly Graf, Chair of the Nautical Archaeology Search Committee at kgraf@tamu.edu

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.