The Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications for a continuing tenure-track (9 month) position at the level of Assistant Professor, specializing in archaeology, beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague with an active research focus in North American archaeology. There are potential funding opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary grants. We are particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in public archaeology, ceramic, and/or lithic analysis, while welcoming other areas of expertise. Additional skills in remote sensing, museology, heritage studies, community archaeology, environmental archaeology and/or digital archaeology are also highly desirable. SIUE has a strong commitment to teaching and research, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate their potential to integrate the two, while also engaging in service to the department, the university and its surrounding communities. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory anthropology course, advanced undergraduate courses in archaeology, and graduate courses related to the candidate’s expertise, as well as undergraduate and graduate supervision. The ability to teach a local archaeology field school is also required.


PhD in anthropology or related field required; however, ABD candidates may be considered for a one-year appointment at the rank of instructor.

Terms of Appointment

Academic term, tenure-track position beginning mid-August 2019.

Source of Funds



Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience.  Excellent benefits package included.

Application Process

Email vita, contact information for three references, graduate transcripts, and a letter of application with explanation of teaching interests/philosophy and research interests/experience to Cory Willmott (cwillmo@siue.edu). In your cover email, please state where you saw the job ad.

Electronic submission is preferred but application packages may also be mailed to:

Cory Willmott

Chair, Department of Anthropology


Campus Box 1451

Edwardsville, IL 62025