Department of Anthropology - one-year term appointment in Archaeology beginning Fall 2021

  • Grinnell College
  • Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
  • Feb 11, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology

Job Description




The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year term appointment in archaeology beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible.  Research and teaching interests are open to any area in the subfield. Teaching will include an introductory course that incorporates the four-fields of American anthropology (i.e. biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology) through the exploration of some topic (such as adaptation, kinship, childhood, migration, etc.), as well as intermediate and upper-level archaeology courses in the candidates specialization.  The ability to teach a course in archaeological methods, and possibly a course in statistics, is also desirable.  The teaching load is five courses over two semesters.  Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible



Application Details

Special instructions to applicants:


Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 15, 2021. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a description for an introductory four-fields topics course and an archaeological methods course, titles and course descriptions for one archaeology course at the intermediate and one at the advanced level, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Associate Professor Monty Roper, at or 641-260-0811.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

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Application Deadline

March 15, 2021