H. Bruce McEver Chair - Archaeological Science and Technologies, Georgia Tech

Date Posted: 
July 12, 2023
Closing Date: 
September 15, 2023

Job Summary

Georgia Tech, one of the world’s leading technological research universities, is launching a new initiative in archaeology. We look to fill the newly created H. Bruce McEver Chair in Archaeological Science and Technologies. We are seeking an accomplished archaeological researcher, educator, and academic leader who is eager to work collaboratively across Georgia Tech and to engage communities beyond the institute. The appointment will be to the rank of associate or full professor, commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The appointee will reside in the School of History and Sociology within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, with possible affiliation in engineering and the sciences. The position is expected to begin on 1 August 2024.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

A PhD is required. Candidates should possess an outstanding publication record and a strong teaching dossier. The position is open with respect to regional and temporal focus and methodology, although the ideal candidate will have research and teaching interests in archaeology that complement the current emphases of the School of History and Sociology (HSOC). These emphases include urban studies; food, energy, and environment; science, technology, engineering, and society; race, ethnicity, and social justice; museum studies and cultural heritage; among others. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the core missions of HSOC, which include promoting a broader understanding of how racial, gender, and class inequalities intersect, as well as how technology, science, and culture are intertwined. We encourage applications from scholars whose research and teaching focuses on Indigenous or marginalized knowledges and/or incorporates decolonial and postcolonial approaches.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to form partnerships at Georgia Tech beyond the School of History and Sociology, including in science and technology fields relevant to their research. Current partners of HSOC faculty include colleagues in Earth and Atmospheric Science, Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Sustainable Systems, and City and Regional Planning. Depending on the candidate’s expertise and research focus, there may be further opportunities to develop local and regional partnerships. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to extend HSOC’s experiential learning opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We strongly encourage applications from scholars committed to inclusive and community-engaged archaeological practice, irrespective of geographical or cultural focus. HSOC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. We are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including women, those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, from minority ethnic groups, identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, have disabilities, from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college students. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Documents to Attach and Contact Information

We will begin reviewing applications on 15 September 2023. Application materials should be sent electronically. Please submit a letter of application that speaks to your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, up to three writing samples, and a list of three references through Georgia Tech’s Careers Site at https://hr.gatech.edu/careers (Job ID: 258879). A teaching portfolio will be requested for all final candidates. Requests for information may be directed to Professor Helen Anne Curry (hacurry@gatech.edu).

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