Div of Anthropology & Archaeology

Division of Anthropology and Archaeology

Students perform underwater excavations during a maritime field school

Program Description

The Division of Anthropology and Archaeology includes the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, and sociology. The Division consists of four integrated units:

The Department of Anthropology boasts numerous full-time faculty and research specialists who teach a wide variety of courses. Students can earn a Bachelor's degree in anthropology from the Department with a specialization in general anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, or cultural anthropology.  We are especially proud of the hands-on opportunities that help prepare students for graduate study and for employment in both the private sector and government agencies.

The Department also offers a Master's degree, which allows students to choose from two programs: general anthropology (archaeology, biological, cultural) and historical archaeology.  The primary objectives of our master's program are to prepare graduates to be successful in the workforce and to enter doctoral programs. The master's degree consists of both coursework and a thesis capstone project. Over 90 percent of our graduates are employed in their field or are accepted into doctoral programs.

Research News

  • UWF Archaeology Institute Receives Grant to Explore Spanish Fleet in Pensacola Bay -- The UWF Archaeology Institute recently received a Special Category Grant totaling more than $290,000 from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to explore a Spanish fleet associated with Tristan de Luna from the 1500s. (Click here to read more...)

  • ‌UWF Archaeologists 3D Scanning and Printing the Past -- Using two scanners and two printers, archaeologists Kristina Killgrove and Ramie Gougeon, along with their graduate students, are digitizing and printing artifacts and bones from the Division's collection. (Click here to read more...)
    • The Story of Spencer Bibbs and the Vernacular Markers of Pensacola's Historic African American Cemeteries -- The Virtebra team recently took the 3D scanner to the field to record the inscription on a grave marker of Spencer Bibbs, the first black superintendent of colored schools in Pensacola. (Click here to read more...

  • ‌UWF Anthro @ SEAC -- 39 students, faculty, staff, and alumni recently attended the 71st annual Southeastern Archaeology Conference and presented 14 talks and 4 posters. (Click here to read more...)


Cultural Anthropology Hire (1 Dec 2014 Deadline)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida, a comprehensive/regional institution, invites applications for a 9-month, tenure track assistant professor. The successful candidate will be student-centered and strongly committed to teaching and research. For more information about the University of West Florida and Department of Anthropology, visit http://uwf.edu/ and http://uwf.edu/cassh/departments/anthropology-and-archaeology/.

ANTHROPOLOGY - Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, position 118060. Seeking a broadly trained cultural anthropologist to support and complement our curriculum in anthropology, with topical specializations in one or both of the following areas: medical anthropology; race, ethnicity, and gender. Geographic focus is open, but the Americas, China, or Africa preferred. While the department expects applicants to be actively engaged in research and publication, its primary commitment is to quality undergraduate and graduate education. Applicants must, therefore, demonstrate effective and innovative teaching and a strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology, exhibit an ability to advise and teach, show promise of continuing scholarship, and demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively. Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural anthropology, anthropological theory and/or ethnographic methods as well as topical courses in their area of expertise. The normal teaching load is six courses per year (three courses per semester). Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the University’s general education program and provide service to the Department (e.g., service on committees, service as advisor to a student organization, etc.), the discipline, and the community.

Minimum qualifications: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.  ABDs may also apply for consideration.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uwf.edu. The preferred response date for the job posting is 12/1/14. Criminal background screenings are required for selected candidates.

The University of West Florida (UWF) is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.  Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to respond is requested to advise UWF by contacting ADA Compliance in the Office of Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (Voice) or 1-850-857-6114 (TTY).

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