The Job Description

I must say, it is not everyday that you randomly search for jobs in archaeology, and you find the . It is, of course, a double whammy when you’re not actually on the market. At any rate, here’s the job description:

The department of anthropology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the assistant or associate professor level, in archaeology, appointment effective July 1, 2010. The successful candidate will have a record and vision of research and teaching in historical archaeology in North America. Furthermore, we will consider candidates who: value and encourage research and teaching across the sub-disciplines of anthropology; have conducted research into issues of power, inequality, and structural violence among communities with a legacy of subordination; and will contribute to interdepartmental programs on campus such as American Studies and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.

This is the description that would race to the top of my list when I’m on the market in three(ish) years. It’s a small liberal arts school, very much like Kalamazoo College, my alma mater. The campus is beautiful. Obviously, this is all info garnered from the web site, but hey, it’s fun to think about.

The interesting thing is considering the fact that because this job is available now, that means that it won’t be in three years. That means I can cross Connecticut College off the list: I will not be working there. That’s kind of a strange feeling…

  • Megan McCullenat 4:24am on October 10th

  • yeah, i'm applying for it -but they have a visiting faculty member there who does everything on the list already, so i'm not holding my breath.

  • Terry Brockat 9:31am on October 10th

  • ooh, good luck! You never know: that visiting prof may have demonstrated that he stinks at teaching, and that no one really likes him much at all…

  • yeah, i'm applying for it -but they have a visiting faculty member there who does everything on the list already, so i'm not holding my breath.

  • yeah, i'm applying for it -but they have a visiting faculty member there who does everything on the list already, so i'm not holding my breath.

  • ooh, good luck! You never know: that visiting prof may have demonstrated that he stinks at teaching, and that no one really likes him much at all…

  • ooh, good luck! You never know: that visiting prof may have demonstrated that he stinks at teaching, and that no one really likes him much at all…