Boston University, Department of Anthropology

Position ID:BU-Anthropology-ASTP [#22368]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Anthropology / Archaeology
Appl Deadline:2022/10/10 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/08/17, finished 2023/04/15, listed until 2023/02/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Anthropology at Boston University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with a focus on the historical archaeology of the African Diaspora in the Americas, beginning Fall 2023. We seek specialists in the material culture and history of African diasporic communities in North, Central, or South America, including the Caribbean. Temporal period and technical specialty are open; community and public approaches to archaeology are especially welcome. We will give greater consideration to archaeologists whose scholarship and teaching complement those of current Archaeology faculty and bridge cognate campus programs, including African American Studies, American and New England Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program (field, lab, and/or museum/archival), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.


Boston University strives to create environments for learning, working, and living that are enriched by racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. We expect an active record of publication, teaching experience, a willingness to participate actively in undergraduate and graduate student advising, and a commitment to the department’s and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted through by October 10, 2022, and should include a cover letter, current CV, diversity statement, teaching portfolio, and contact information for three references. In the cover letter and teaching portfolio we invite candidates to explain how their teaching and mentorship activities work to increase student awareness of African Diasporic communities of the Americas and contribute to more inclusive intellectual discourse.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

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232 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215