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From: robert paynter [mailto:rpaynter@...
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 2:16 PM
To: Popplestone, Ann
Subject: A Job Announcment
Dear Dr. Popplestone,
Would you please let me know if the job ad in this message can be
circulated among the members of the Society for Anthropology in
Community Colleges, and if so how I should do this?
The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an archaeologist for a
tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting Fall
2007. PhD preferred at time of appointment. The Department is building
on our teaching, research, and service concentration on the causes and
manifestations of inequality and the promotion of social justice in the
Americas. This position is part of a group of hires in these areas
across the subdisciplines of anthropology.
The successful applicant will have a vision and record of research and
teaching in the archaeology of racism and social inequality, preferably
in the Indigenous Americas and/or the African Diaspora. Furthermore, we
will consider candidates who:
* have at least one geographical focus on and a commitment to
building a program in the Americas.
* have a demonstrated research record in issues of power,
inequality, and structural violence among communities and populations
with a legacy of subordination by slavery, discrimination, and/or
* are integrated into the racialized communities they study, as a
means to build on the strong community outreach initiative of the
* value and encourage research and teaching across the
subdisciplines of anthropology.
* will strengthen our cooperation with interdepartmental programs
with these same foci.
The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty,
student body and curriculum.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the
5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut
River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New
York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 19,000 undergraduate students and
5,600 graduate students, and nearly 900 tenure system faculty. The
Department of Anthropology has 17 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program
and 82 graduate students working on MA and/or PhD programs.
UMass Amherst anthropology faculty work closely with their counterparts
in the area private colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and
Smith) in curricular planning. The faculty is unionized, and the
University of Massachusetts offers an excellent benefits package. UMass
Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The
University of Massachusetts is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Send a letter describing interests and qualifications, a CV, and listing
of 3 referees to Chair, Archaeology Anthropology Search Committee,
Department of Anthropology, UMass, Amherst, MA 01003. Application
screening commences on December 1, 2006, and continues until the
position is filled.
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