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The University of Nevada, Reno Department of Anthropology is currently conducting searches for two positions:(1) a tenure-track assistant professor position in zooarchaeology; and (2) a tenure-track assistant professor position in physical anthropology.  Details are below.

Assistant Professor, Zooarchaeology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropology with a focus on zooarchaeology; geographic area and time period open, but preference for Western North America. We seek a scholar who will develop an active research agenda and contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will teach a 2-2 load of introductory, upper division, and graduate courses in zooarchaeology and archaeology in line with their specialties. This position will contribute to a growing and dynamic department with teaching, research, and service relevant to our region. Please submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, contact information for three references, a CV, and one writing sample (≤10,000 words) online by November 1, 2015.

Qualifications
Required:  Ph.D. in anthropology or related field with a focus on zooarchaeology as demonstrated through research/publications, strong evidence of research potential and teaching promise, access to a comparative/teaching collection or willingness to immediately build one, ability to teach multiple courses in archaeology. Ph.D. must be in hand by start date of July 1, 2016.

Preferred: Knowledge of western North American fauna, strong theoretical orientation complementary to those of other faculty, demonstrated knowledge of quantitative methods, and a willingness to develop local research projects.

Review of applications will begin immediately following the close date. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 1, 2015. To apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/18858 .

EEO/AA: Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact the search chair, Dr. Geoffrey Smith.

Assistant Professor, Physical Anthropology

The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in physical/biological anthropology, beginning fall semester 2016. Applicants should have expertise in a subdiscipline of biological anthropology: bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, genetics, or skeletal biology. This position is part of a set of hires within the University focused on big data; applicants should thus also have experience managing, analyzing, curating and extracting research value from large data sets. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a 2-2 load of introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentor graduate students in the department's MA and PhD programs; and perform departmental, college and university service.

Qualifications
Required: PhD in Anthropology or related field by June 30th 2016; active research agenda; desire to work with and develop big data capabilities; desire and ability to contribute to the growth and excellence of a graduate program broadly engaging in bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, and forensics; and desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals.

Preferred: Strong record of external funding and publication; excellence in teaching; robust quantitative, statistical and computing skills; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field-laboratory integrated methods; familiarity with R and other coding languages; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology and a four-field approach; interests that complement existing faculty; and potential to contribute to interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence.

Review of applications will begin immediately following the close date. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 7, 2015.  To apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/18886.

EEO/AA: Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact the search chair, Dr. Christopher Morgan.

The University of Nevada is the state's historic land-grant institution; it serves approximately 20,000 students. The university is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by "U.S. News and World Report" and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Reno is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 30-minute drive from Lake Tahoe and less than a four hour drive from San Francisco. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional areas of interest in the proximity include: The Black Rock Desert, Sacramento, Yosemite National Park, Napa/Sonoma, and the San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area. University of Nevada homepage: http://www.unr.edu.

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