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Director (A/P), Center for Archaeological Investigations (CAI) and Associate or Full Professor, Depa

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Southern Illinois University
Title of Position: Director (A/P), Center for Archaeological Investigations (CAI) and Associate or Full Professor, Department of Anthropology (50% CAI, 50% Department of Anthropology), beginning August 16, 2015.
Rank: Associate or Full Professor, with tenure.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or closely related field with a research focus in archaeology. 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 North America; both historic and prehistoric archaeologists are encouraged to apply. 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. Candidates 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.
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will have strong leadership qualities, administrative expertise, and the ability to foster collaborations between the CAI and other units within and beyond the University. We are looking for someone to expand and enhance the role of the CAI in the University's teaching and research mission. College- or University-level teaching experience strongly preferred.
Duties: 12-month, 50%, A/P appointment, as Director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations; 9-month 50% faculty appointment with tenure in the Department of Anthropology. Individual will assume responsibility for administering the CAI, conducting and publishing independent research, and expanding the CAI's role in research and training. Within the Department of Anthropology, typical teaching load for full-time research active faculty is two courses per year and graduate faculty duties.
The Center and the Department: The Center for Archaeological Investigations (CAI) is a research unit within the College of Liberal Arts, with links to the Department of Anthropology. The primary function of CAI is to conduct high quality archaeological research. As a unit of Southern Illinois University Carbondale the CAI recognizes a specific mission to do research in southern Illinois and adjacent areas, but staff and affiliates may pursue wide ranging topical and international research interests. CAI research is 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 both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Anthropology, and CAI staff work with Anthropology students and do some teaching 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 units on campus in terms of the quality, quantity, and visibility of research produced by its faculty. Six of our faculty (including the first CAI director) have been named University Distinguished Professor, and nine of our doctoral students have won the annual Outstanding Dissertation Award. We also strive for excellence in the classroom, and two of our faculty have been named as Outstanding Teachers in the College of Liberal Arts.
Application Deadline: November 17, 2014, 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 the names and contact information of four references to:
Dr. Heather A. Lapham
Chair, Search Committee
Center for Archaeological Investigations
1000 Faner Drive, Mail Code 4527, Faner 3479
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
(E-mail: ; Phone )

_ 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. _

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