Associate or Full Professor of Archaeology

and Department Chair


The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenured position in Archaeology at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2014.  The successful candidate will be expected to serve a three-year term as Department Chair, and will be required to provide evidence of leadership skills and experience in department-level administration.  Preferred experience will include curriculum design, program-building, and outreach. 

The position requires a Ph.D. with a record of outstanding scholarship in archaeology and excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Preference will be given to candidates with a broad interdisciplinary background who can enhance the strengths of the department.  The preferred candidate will also be able to provide field school opportunities to students.  

Teaching responsibilities will include courses selected from introductory archaeology courses and upper-level courses in archaeological methods, as well as the applicant's areas of specialization. 

The Anthropology Program is the largest program within a Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages.  It now offers an undergraduate major, and there is the potential to create a Master’s degree program in the near future.  The department possesses two outstanding collections that may be utilized in teaching and research.  The Archaeology Lab possesses a large collection of Eastern Woodlands artifacts and an outstanding archaeozoological comparative collection.  The Forensic Anthropology Lab contains an exceptional teaching collection.  To learn more about the department, visit

Applicants should submit the following:
* Letter of application,
* Curriculum Vitae,
* One sample publication, and
* Complete contact information for three referees.

These should be submitted electronically to with the subject line “Professor of Archaeology,” or by mail to Dr. Susan Brownell, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages, 507 Clark Hall, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121.  Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University Missouri-St. Louis is a premier metropolitan public research university and is a university of choice for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our educational mission.  The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.