Ohio State University, Anthropology

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Position ID:OhioState-Anthropology-ARCH [#22388]
Position Title: Archaeologist
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Anthropology / Archaeology
Appl Deadline:2022/10/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/18, finished 2023/04/21)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Department: Anthropology Position: Archaeologist Rank: Assistant Professor


The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for an archaeologist commencing in Autumn 2023. We seek an anthropological archaeologist whose research explores theoretical and methodological problems and promotes social justice and the diversification of perspectives in the discipline. Our search is open to approaches that emphasize decolonization, feminist theory, queer theory, critical race theory, and/or Indigenous ontologies and complement existing department strengths concerning subsistence, food production, and socio-ecological systems. Geographic area is open. We prefer a candidate with a research program that includes partnership with descendant/local communities and highlights methods that can involve students in fieldwork and research opportunities. The preferred candidate will also build research and teaching links with colleagues in other units such as those in American Indian Studies, African American and African Studies, and Area Studies Centers. Assistant professors in the Department of Anthropology are expected to maintain an active research program that will attract external funding, engage in collaborative and innovative research that advances and diversifies the discipline of archaeology, and produce publications of high quality and broad reach.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. Demonstrated research productivity and a commitment to excellence in teaching are required. The candidate will have the ability to offer a range of classes which can include archaeological method and theory, archaeology and heritage, and analytical methods at undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22388. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Julie Field at field.59@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
OSU Department of Anthropology
4034 Smith Laboratory
174 W 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210