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What Does it Take to Be an Anthropology and Archeology Professor?

Career Description Teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Life As an Anthropology & Archeology Professor

  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, career issues, and laboratory and field research.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as research methods, urban anthropology, and language and culture.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.

Anthropology & Archeology Professor Skills

When polled, Anthropology and Archeology Professors say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

Types of Anthropology & Archeology Professor Jobs

  • American Indian Studies Professor
  • Ethnoarchaeology Professor
  • Archeology Faculty Member
  • Instructor
  • African Studies Professor

What Kind of Anthropology & Archeology Professor Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 7,100 jobs for Anthropology and Archeology Professor in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.9% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 700 new jobs for Anthropology and Archeology Professor by 2026. There will be an estimated 600 positions for Anthropology & Archeology Professor per year.


The states with the most job growth for Anthropology & Archeology Professor are Colorado, Arizona, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, Minnesota, or Maine. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does an Anthropology & Archeology Professor Make?

Anthropology and Archeology Professors make between $45,330 and $159,390 a year.


Anthropology and Archeology Professors who work in California, New York, or Maryland, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Anthropology and Archeology Professors in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $75,470
Arizona $76,880
California $115,610
Colorado $71,900
Connecticut $84,020
District of Columbia $107,700
Florida $91,300
Illinois $88,770
Indiana $80,060
Iowa $91,410
Kansas $64,720
Kentucky $76,730
Maine $87,240
Maryland $101,930
Massachusetts $96,160
Michigan $82,520
Minnesota $89,460
Missouri $80,960
Montana $77,040
Nevada $69,720
New Jersey $100,800
New York $112,460
North Carolina $86,460
Ohio $85,410
Oregon $98,460
Pennsylvania $94,090
Texas $87,570
Virginia $84,130
Washington $78,690
Wisconsin $72,540

What Tools do Anthropology and Archeology Professors Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Anthropology and Archeology Professors:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Word processing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Google Docs
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • ESRI ArcView

How do I Become an Anthropology & Archeology Professor?

What education or degrees do I need to become an Anthropology and Archeology Professor?


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Where Anthropology and Archeology Professors Work


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