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Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands - Associate or Full Professor

Position overview

Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Review timeline: IRD/Open until filled

Application Window

Open date: December 15, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Oct 5, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Dec 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Anthropology at UC San Diego invites applications for an Associate or early stage Full Professor to begin as soon as July 1, 2023. We seek a distinguished archaeologist to occupy the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands. The aim of the chair is to ensure that teaching and research in and about this region continue to be led by a prominent scholar at UCSD. The successful candidate must have a distinguished publication history and a record of outstanding research, competitive grants, and excellence in teaching. A history of long-term archaeological research based in Israel and adjacent nations is essential, and the successful applicant must be a project director who has and will continue to work with students in the field in and beyond Israel. We expect the candidate to have knowledge of the language(s) necessary to conduct research in Israel and neighboring lands. The gift supporting the Norma Kershaw Chair is part of the Jewish Studies Endowment, administered by the UC San Diego Foundation, and housed in the School of Social Sciences.

Archaeological research in our department currently focuses on complex societies, environmental and maritime archaeology, and cyberarchaeology, but we welcome applicants who bring a wide variety of approaches and methods. We look for innovative perspectives developed from the understanding of the deep past that can be applied to contemporary issues and crises. We encourage applications from archaeologists working in a variety of periods.

We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of, and ability to, better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have a track record of inclusive approaches to mentoring and advising.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD in archaeology, anthropological archeology, or related field.

The successful candidate must have a distinguished publication history and a record of outstanding research, competitive grants, and excellence in teaching at a level that is eligible for tenure or above at a comparable institution.

A history of long-term archaeological research based in Israel and adjacent nations.

A project director who has and will continue to work with students in the field in Israel and neighboring lands.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Preferred qualifications

We look for innovative perspectives developed from the understanding of the deep past that can be applied to contemporary issues and crises. We encourage applications from archaeologists working in a variety of periods.

We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of, and ability to, better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have a track record of inclusive approaches to mentoring and advising.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - The cover letter should address how the candidate‚Äôs research and teaching focus on the archaeology of Israel and adjacent lands.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research - A description of your current and planned archaeological research in Israel and beyond.

  • Statement of Teaching - Please describe your teaching experiences at the undergraduate and graduate level, including in the field.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information: https://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/applicant_resources/index.html#Institutional-Reference-Checks) for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03494

Help contact: antsocap@ucsd.edu

About UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Job location

La Jolla, California