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Assistant Professor of Anthropology Tenure-Track Appointment 2020-21

Position Summary: The Department of Anthropology at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Anthropology beginning August 2020. We seek an archaeologist who specializes in public archaeology, museum studies, and/or stakeholder-community relations and who is committed to collaborating with indigenous or historically marginalized groups in knowledge production and representation. Their geographical focus can be based in the Americas, Africa, or Asia-Pacific. Candidates should have a genuine interest in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment in a department focused on building linkages between archaeology and cultural anthropology. The teaching load for this position is five courses per two-semester year (3/2). The successful candidate will teach an introductory course as well as upper-level courses and a first-year seminar, and provide archaeological field opportunities for students.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology preferred at time of appointment. Teaching experience as lead instructor required. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.

Application Details: Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, list of possible courses, and the names of three professional references (at least one of whom can comment on teaching effectiveness). As part of the cover letter or teaching statement, we invite you to elaborate on your cultural proficiencies and experiences engaging an increasingly diverse student body. Professional references for short-listed candidates will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Applications should be submitted by November 10, 2019, for best consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Department Chair Amy Evrard (

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimation. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.