Assistant Professor, Mesoamerican Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mesoamerican Archaeology beginning July 1, 2019. We seek applications from broadly trained anthropological archaeologists with expertise in complex societies of ancient Mesoamerica. Candidates will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division and graduate courses, and will pursue an active field or laboratory program in Mesoamerica in which UCR students can participate. The successful candidate would join a diverse faculty committed to research that examines the intersections of power, identity, ideology, gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. A PhD in Anthropology is required at time of appointment. 
Complete applications may be submitted at and must include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of contribution to diversity, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by November 1 will receive full consideration. 
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. 
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
UC Riverside has had major successes in our commitment to recruiting faculty from diverse backgrounds. Across the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, applicants will find a strong group of faculty that share concerns with race, class, gender, and age dynamics.