Job market blues unless you walk on water

Jana Fortier (fortier@STUDENTS.WISC.EDU)
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 09:31:09 -0600

I found the announcements cited below and thought, "should I laugh or cry?"

Before you read, I want to say that we need to start a dialogue about how
to get ourselves some more POWER in the job market. Otherwise, we're sunk.
Dept's will demand any ol' ridiculous thing. Suggestions? Should we start
a union-type organization? Should we petition AAA to do something about
these unrealistic job announcements? Or should we let ourselves be
"piecemealed out and generalized about" in the job market?

Jana, (Ph.D. , underemployed research associate)

1) San Francisco State's:

The Department of Anthropology at San Francisco State University
anticipates hiring a number of part-time, temporary, faculty for the Fall
1966 semester. Among those classes that we may be seeking to staff are
the following:

Anthropology 110 Introduction to Archaeology
Anthropology 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology 327 Anthropology and Film
Anthropology 331 Fossil Humans
Anthropology 475 Archaeology of South America
Anthropology 569 Cross Cultural Sex and Gender
Anthropology 585 Multi-National Corporations in Anthropological Perspective
Anthropopology 680 Senior Seminar in Anthropological Theory
Anthropology 740 Graduate Seminar in Archaeological Problems. This
latter will be taught on the (non-negotiable) topic "Archaeolgy for
Non-Archaeological Anthropologists"

Persons interested in teaching one or more of these courses should sned a
letter to me indicating which course(s) you would be interested in
teaching, a current c.v., and 1-2 letters of reference before APril 20, 1966.

No one may be hired for more than .40 time (2 courses) owing to
budgetary constraints. We hire at an educational level of ABD or PhD
except in extraordinary circumstances.


The Departments of Anthropology and Classical Studies are looking for an
individual to fill a joint tenure track position starting September 1, 1996.
The Anthropology program needs include teaching Introductory Human Evolution
(first year level), Archaeological Method and Theory, North American Prehistory,
and your own specialty area. Ability to teach Introductory Socio-Cultural
Anthropology and courses on Canadian Prehistory would be a definite asset. In
Classical Studies the successful candidate win be expected to teach
undergraduate courses in Greek and Roman art and architecture, as well as
survey courses in the history and culture of Greece and/or Rome, and elementary
to intermediate-level courses in Greek and/or Latin. Opportunities also exist
for senior-level instruction in the candidate's area of specialisation. We are
looking for an excellent teacher who can contribute in a number of ways to a
small undergraduate department. Research area is open, but the person must have
an active program with publications or potential publications. Salary range
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send their
CV and arrange for at least three referees to send letters of reference directly
to Prof. R.L. Fowler, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, University of
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1 by May 31, 1996. In accordance
with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Waterloo
encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members
of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. This
appointment is subject to the availability of funds. It is the intention of
the University of Waterloo to fill its vacancies with recent Ph.D. graduates
appointed as Assistant Professor.