The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty’s areas of expertise include anthropology, environmental and energy policy, history, industrial heritage and archaeology, political science, sociology, and geography. We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on educational experiences and apply academic concepts, strategies, and techniques to contemporary, real-world issues.

Faculty Position Available

Closing 15 February 2015:

3) Industrial Archaeology (asst/assoc/full prof): tenure-track faculty member
specializing in Industrial Archaeology with an an established research program
in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation, History, and/or Heritage Studies.

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Kelly Ontl

Kelly Boyer Ontl

PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University - ABD

Contact

kbontl@mtu.edu

Instructor

Kelly Boyer Ontl is a primatologist and wildlife conservationist studying West African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in anthropogenic landscapes of southeastern Senegal. She is the founder of the Falémé Chimpanzee Conservation (FCC) project and also works closely with the Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project.  Much of her research focuses on studying . . .

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Nancy Langston

Ph.D., University of Washington

Contact

nelangs3@mtu.edu

Professor of Environmental History, Social Sciences

I am an environmental historian who examines the shared histories of people and watersheds. My current research explores the connections between landscape change, mining, and environmental health in Lake Superior and other boreal watersheds.During 2012-2013, I was the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Science, in residence in the Department of Historical, . . .

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Carl Blair

Carl Blair

University of Minnesota, PhD 1992

Contact

906-487-3625
cblair@mtu.edu

Lecturer in History and Archaeology

Professor Blair is an European archaeologist who studies early, large scale production, especially that of iron. His present research interests include an on-going experimental program, SMELT, in which replica iron smelting furnaces are built and operated in full production campaigns. The most recent SMELT campaign took place in May 1999 . . .