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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology


The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Millsaps College invites applications from archaeologists for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning in Fall 2014.

A candidate's teaching and scholarship should extend beyond the department's current strength in Maya and Mesoamerican archaeology. Applicants should be prepared to teach Introduction to Archaeology and Archaeological Method and Theory, and be able to offer a range of courses that will complement current offerings and contribute to the curriculum in archaeology and anthropology more generally. The teaching load will be three courses per semester.

Candidates with Ph.D. in hand will be given preference, but advanced ABDs will be considered. Review of applications will begin in early February and continue until the position is filled. Application materials, including a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and references, should be sent to:

Dr. Julian M. Murchison, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Campus Box 150738
1701 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39210

Application materials can be sent via email to murchjm@millsaps.edu.

Employment will be contingent on complete background verification.



Millsaps is committed to academic excellence and pedagogical innovation. The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a "Best Buy" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, has an AACSB accredited business school, and an NCATE accredited education program. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.