Boston University, Archaeology Program

Position ID:BU-Archaeology Program-VSASTP [#27319]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Archaeology / Mesoamerica
Appl Deadline:2024/04/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/08, listed until 2024/08/22)
Position Description:    

The Archaeology Program at Boston University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor with a focus on the archaeology of Mesoamerica, beginning Fall 2024. This position is a one-year, non-renewable, non-tenure-track appointment with a teaching load of two courses per semester. We seek a specialist in the material culture, history, and archaeology of one or more Indigenous societies of Mesoamerica. Temporal period and technical specialty are open; ability to teach courses on Mesoamerica, a pan-Americas course, and Introduction to Archaeology is preferred. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to continue their research program and to advise Archaeology students as relevant. Successful applicants will have evidence of prior teaching experience and effectiveness, an active research program (field, lab, and/or museum/archival) based in Mesoamerica, and 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 research agenda, teaching experience, a willingness to participate actively in undergraduate and graduate student advising, and a commitment to the program’s and University’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted through by April 7, 2024, and should include a cover letter; current CV; one-page statements on teaching, research, and diversity; a sample syllabus for a course on Mesoamerica; one sample of scholarly writing; and contact information for three references (who will be contacted at a later stage for individuals advancing in the selection process). In the cover letter and statements we invite candidates to explain how their teaching, mentorship, and scholarly activities have increased student awareness of Indigenous communities of the Americas and contributed to more inclusive intellectual discourse.

Terms of this one-year, full-time appointment include a set salary of $72,000, benefits in accordance with University policy, and limited relocation expenses for non-local candidates. This is a finite term, non-renewable position.

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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Boston, MA 02215