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Mississippi State University Department Head

by Ed Hagen last modified Aug 27, 2012 08:44 PM expired
The Department of Anthropology & Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) at Mississippi State University seeks applications for the position of Department Head to begin July 1, 2013.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology and have or be eligible for tenure at the rank of Professor. Candidates should have a substantial publication record, experience with grants and contracts, and a research agenda complementing the department’s B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology.  Subfield, interest area, and geographic area are open.


Mississippi State University, located in a progressive Sunbelt community, is among the top 100 research institutions in the nation, with an array of centers and institutes receptive to collaborative research.  It is a Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching very high research university, one of only 108 land-grant universities nationwide with this distinction, with the largest student body (20,000) in the state.


AMEC ( is a young, rapidly growing department.  Undergraduates receive basic grounding in four-field anthropology.  The applied M.A. program has two tracks:  archaeology/bioarchaeology and cultural anthropology.  Faculty areas include environmental anthropology and archaeology, human skeletal analysis, household and settlement pattern archaeology, and medical anthropology. Applied aspects include cultural resource management (CRM), forensic anthropology, isotope studies, geophysics, and human-environment interaction.  The Department Head will serve on graduate committees and as major professor for a limited number of students.  Teaching expectation is one course per semester.  AMEC is in the College of Arts & Sciences, which includes 14 academic departments and eleven programs.  The department is housed in the Cobb Institute of Archaeology (http://www. , an endowed institute with office and lab space, a research library, a museum and a CRM office.  The Head of AMEC will work in consultation with the Director of the Cobb Institute to coordinate activities and meet shared goals of the Department and Institute.


Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement detailing the applicant’s vision for and fit in an applied program, evidence of scholarly activity and teaching effectiveness, and names & contact information for at least three references to Chair, AMEC Search Committee, PO Box AR, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.  Applicants must also apply online at (PARF # 6854).  Review of applications will begin Nov. 16, 2012, althoughapplications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.   


Mississippi State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  Discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status is a violation of federal and state law and MSU policy and will not be tolerated.  Discrimination based upon sexual orientation or group affiliation is a violation of MSU policy and will not be tolerated.



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