Associate/Full Professor (50%) and Associate/Senior Scientist (50%)
Department of Anthropology and Center for Archaeological Investigations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Title of Position: Curator (A/P), Center for Archaeological Investigation (CAI) and Associate or Full Professor, Department of Anthropology (50% CAI, 50% Department of Anthropology), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, beginning August 16, 2017.
Rank: Associate or Senior Scientist (CAI) and Associate or Full Professor, with tenure (Anthropology).
The Center and the Department: The Center for Archaeological Investigation (CAI) is a research unit within the College of Liberal Arts, with links to the Department of Anthropology but is administratively separate. The primary mission of the CAI is to conduct high quality archaeological research, support the education and training of students, and provide for the curation of archaeological materials in compliance with state and federal regulations. As a unit of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the CAI has a specific mission to conduct research in southern Illinois and adjacent areas, but staff historically have pursued other wide ranging topical and international research interests as well. Since its creation in 1978, CAI research has been virtually all externally funded and consists of contracts as well as competitive research grants. Although not an instructional unit, the CAI cooperates with the Department of Anthropology in providing training and research opportunities for its undergraduate and graduate students, and CAI staff work with these students and teach within the Department. As funding and agency requirements allow, the Center also publishes the results of its research in its own publication series and in other outlets. The CAI curates extensive archaeological collections from southern Illinois as well as the large Black Mesa collection from northern Arizona.
The Department has BA, MA, and PhD programs, and emphasizes the integration of the traditional four subfields of Anthropology. We are one of the premier academic units on campus in terms of the quality, quantity, visibility, and broad impacts of research products of its faculty. Six of our faculty (including the first CAI director) have been named University Distinguished Scholar, and ten of our doctoral students have won the annual Outstanding Dissertation Award. We also strive for excellence in the classroom, and of our faculty have been named as Outstanding Teachers in the College of Liberal Arts.
Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or closely related field with a research focus in archaeology or allied field. Must have academic qualifications consistent with appointment in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of associate professor with tenure or professor with tenure. Area and topical specialties are open, but preference is for New World and specialties that complement those of the existing department members; both historic and prehistoric archaeologists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the ability to contribute to the Anthropology Department's four-field undergraduate and graduate programs via active teaching, research, student mentoring, and public outreach programs on the SIU Carbondale campus, within the local community, and on social media. College or University-level teaching experience strongly preferred.
Applicants must have demonstrated curatorial experience including but not limited to the supervision and training of graduate student assistants, undergraduate student workers, and other employees in the analysis and curation of archaeological materials and records. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of successfully obtaining and completing grant and contract-funded research projects in a university, museum, government agency, or CRM setting with a commensurate record of report and peer-reviewed publication. Applicants must have strong leadership qualities, administrative expertise, and the ability to foster collaborations between the CAI and other units within and beyond the University.
Duties: 12-month, 50%, A/P appointment, as Curator of the CAI; 9-month, 50% faculty appointment with tenure in the Department of Anthropology. The Curator is responsible for all aspects of the management of the CAI's extensive archaeological and archival collections, which extend back in time almost 100 years and consist of artifacts and records from the Midwestern and Southwestern U.S., Mesoamerica, and Micronesia. The curator has primary responsibility for administering the CAI curation facility (http://cai.siu.edu/curation/index.php), overseeing the curation of archaeological collections including human remains, insuring university compliance with NAGPRA and other federal regulations, and conducting and publishing independent research as well as expanding the CAI's role in research and training. The Curator also is expected to pursue grant-funded research; present the results of such research at professional meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals and books; and represent the CAI and Anthropology Department at regional and national archaeological meetings. Within the Department of Anthropology, a typical teaching load for research active faculty with 50% appointment is two courses (undergraduate and/or graduate levels) per year and graduate faculty duties.
Application Deadline: March 23, 2017, or until filled.
Application Procedure: E-mail or mail application letter that summarizes your administrative and teaching experiences, research interests, publication record, and potential contribution to the Center and Department along with your curriculum vita and four letters of recommendation:
Dr. Izumi Shimada
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Anthropology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive, Mail code 4502, Faner 3525
Carbondale, IL 62901
SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.