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New Faculty Position

Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology

The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. We seek an outstanding scholar whose research and substantive interests focus on the anthropological archaeology of large-scale agricultural landscapes past, present and future in ways that connect human livelihood with biophysical and hydrological processes to form complex social-ecological systems. Start date: August 1, 2020.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology or a related discipline, and have completed all the requirements for the degree by July 31, 2020.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies: Advanced expertise in archaeological science, environmental studies, quantitative methods, agent-based modeling, spatial or simulation modeling, and sensitivity analysis of collective decision-making at multiple scales along with regional expertise in the history and prehistory of large-scale agriculture in Mesoamerica, South America, Near East or Southeast Asia.

For more information and to submit applications online:
American Anthropological Association -

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