Assistant Professor, Environmental Archaeology

Assistant Professor, Environmental Archaeology

Washington University in St. Louis - Danforth Campus: School of Arts & Sciences: Anthropology


The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Environmental Archaeology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2024. We seek an active, interdisciplinary-minded field and/or lab researcher studying the Archaeology of Human-Environmental Interactions, Climate Change, or Sustainability, to complement a department with a record of excellence in archaeology and environmental analysis. All areas of regional focus and time-period of expertise will be considered. Duties will include teaching courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and an active research program engaging novel methods and questions of contemporary importance with real-world implications, and the ability to obtain external research funding. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in archaeological field research, as well as a track record in attracting external research funds. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline in hand by July 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio ( Applications received before November 1, 2023, will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.