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Assistant Professor, Pleistocene Archaeology | Arizona State University

Assistant Professor JOB# 12667

  • Department: School of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Institution: Arizona State University
  • Job Type: Tenure-track
  • Application Due Date: 21 December 2018
  • Application Url:

  • The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the archaeological study of the spread of hominins across the globe, particularly during the Pleistocene. Anticipated start date is August 2019. The candidate will help advance the research and public outreach of the Institute of Human Origins and contribute to the university’s global leadership in the study of human evolution. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate level courses, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and appropriate scientific societies.

    Minimum qualifications:
    • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field by the time the appointment starts
    • A record of archaeological research on the spread of hominins across the globe with a focus on the Pleistocene.
    • Experience in field archaeology
    • The potential to develop a world-class, long-term field research program employing transdisciplinary approaches
    • The potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact

    Desired qualifications:
    • A background in the hands-on study of excavated materials from archaeological sites
    • Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
    • Classroom and/or online teaching experience
    • Experience mentoring and supporting students
    • A commitment to the public communication of science
    • Capacity to cross-teach and mentor students across the Anthropology degree program and other programs offered in the School such as Global Health, Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences, or Environmental Social Science
    • Collaborative experiences with a broad range of sciences inside and outside anthropology
    • A strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

    Initial deadline for complete applications is December 21, 2018. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to the following materials: 1) a letter that explains how your research, teaching, and mentorship fit with the advertised position and how the research program expands in the future at ASU, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your letter of application to Professor Curtis Marean, GHD Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.

    ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Digital Antiquity, the Teotihuacan Research Center, Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins, and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: and

    PhD Studentship | University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary is offering a PhD studentship position to participate in the extraction, description, taxonomic identification and taphonomic analysis of Pleistocene East African bone materials from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania).

  • Research Topic: Plio-Pleistocene Fauna from East Africa
  • Department: Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Location: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
  • Duration: 4 years, 40 hours/week
  • Start Date: January 2019
  • Contract Type: SSHRC Partnership Grant: “Olduvai Gorge: Stone Tools, Diet, and Sociality”
  • Supervisor:Dr. Julio Mercader Florin
  • Deadline: November 15th, 2018

  • Qualifications

  • Must hold a Master’s degree in either Archaeology, Paleontology, Biology or a related field prior to date of hire
  • Excellent knowledge of related areas through reading of current literature, online database searching, and attendance of seminars and conferences.
  • Motivated and organized self-starter, one who can work with minimum supervision
  • An ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment.
  • Smooth laboratory operation by assuming a share of group responsibilities, which includes keeping detailed laboratory records and reporting.
  • An ability to solve problems and push methodological boundaries.
  • Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbal.

  • Additional Information

  • Please note that successful candidates will be subject to standard University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies and departmental selection procedures. More information can be found here
  • The University of Calgary is an equal opportunity institution, candidates will be chosen who are the best fit regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
  • Full funding for the position will be provided

  • Application Instructions

  • Please send your resume and cover letter to
  • Successful candidates may be required to provide 3 references to complete selection process.
  • Deadline for submissions is November 15th, 2018

  • Cosmogenic Nuclides Dating Researcher | CENIEH

    CENIEH - Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana is offering a position as a Cosmogenic Nuclides Dating Researcher.

  • Reference: COSMO 04/2018
  • Area: Research
  • Program: Geochronology and Geology Program
  • Deadline: November 11th, 2018

  • For full information regarding the position and the application procedure, please click here