Margaret Wood worked at Washburn for 13 years before leaving in December of 2015. Wood began working at Washburn in 2002 and spent her time working as an archeologist and improved the archeology emphasis in the anthropology/sociology department. During the fall 2015 semester, Wood accepted a new position at the University of Colorado, Denver. The anthropology/sociology department is searching for a new assistant professor of anthropology, with an emphasis in archeology to continue Wood’s work.
Tammy Schlingmann, senior administrative assistant for the department, says that although the interviewing process has not begun, applications are no longer being accepted by the department.
Requirements for this position are applicants with an emphasis in archeology and a doctorate in anthropology, but ABD applicants are also being considered. Teaching experience and a research agenda are also required. This position will also allow the new employee a chance to work in Washburn’s KBI building, which opened November of 2015.
After being selected, Washburn’s new assistant professor of Anthropology will be teaching four classes each semester, such as cultural anthropology and historical archeology.