Call for Applications: University of Florida Department of Anthropology, Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology

Published: October 5th, 2018

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University of Florida Department of Anthropology, Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology

The University of Florida (UF), Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenuretrack position in Latin American Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start
date of August 16, 2019. We seek applicants strong in theory, method, and practical applications related to
the archaeology of Latin America or the Caribbean. The successful candidate will be expected to develop
research projects supported with external funding. Topical and regional specializations within Latin
America are open, but we seek applicants who complement and expand strengths in the archaeology
program at UF. We are especially interested in candidates who combine rigorous original field research and
scholarship with excellence in teaching and student mentoring. The prospective hire is expected to enhance
our undergraduate curriculum, contribute to the theoretical and methodological interests of our masters and
doctoral graduate students, and collaborate with other units on campus, including UF’s Title VI Center for
Latin American Studies. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a
related discipline at the time of appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida has 30 faculty members, 125 graduate
students, and 325 undergraduate majors. We are an interdisciplinary unit within a large research-intensive
university of over 52,000 students. More information on the Department can be found at:

Applications are due November 15, 2018 and must be submitted online

at: and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae,
(3) a statement of research interests and plans, (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (5) a
statement of commitment to diversity and community engagement in research, teaching and mentoring, and
(6) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further
consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of
criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A
transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned
from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional
credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information
and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers,
discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. The Department particularly
welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship,
teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a
diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.
Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability
is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-
8771 (TDD).


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