The Department of Asian Studies and Anthropology Program at Furman University invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Archaeology of East Asia position beginning August 2020 at the assistant, associate or full level.
We seek an archaeologist with teaching and research specialization in East Asia and/or Southeast Asia and experience directing or running a field school and/or willingness to start one.
A successful candidate will have experience directing student inquiry and research; commitment to engaged anthropology; and eagerness to teach undergraduates in a liberal arts setting.
Furman values and supports interdisciplinarity and is especially interested in hiring faculty who will contribute to The Furman Advantage. The teaching load is 3-2. In addition to courses in the candidate's areas of expertise, the candidate will ideally be prepared to teach introductory courses in archaeology and Asian Studies as well as anthropological theory and methods. Ability to teach GIS mapping and analysis is desired. PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field is required at the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed: a letter of interest that describes the candidate's research expertise, teaching experience, and pedagogical approaches, C.V., diversity statement, and complete contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe how the candidate's teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.
We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2019.
About Furman University
Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities. Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville -Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.