Updated March 13, 2018
Visiting Assistant Professor In Archaeology, Skidmore College
The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a two-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in archaeology beginning September 2018. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek candidates with scholarly expertise outside of North America, and we are particularly interested in candidates with research experience in Mesoamerica, South America, the Middle East, or East Asia. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching with theoretical and regional expertise that will complement existing department offerings. The position requires teaching 18-credits per academic year, including an introductory course in archaeology and human evolution, as well as upper-level geographic and topical courses. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship and fieldwork, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.
Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented students from some 47 states and 46 countries. Additional information about the Anthropology Department can be found at skidmore.edu/anthropology.
Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the aspects of teaching and research described in the position, and the names and email addresses of three references. All referees will be emailed once you have completed the application process. Interfolio Users: Visit your Interfolio account to acquire email addresses to enter into our applicant tracking system for your referees. https://www.interfolio.com Letters should include information about how the applicant will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom, on campus, or in the broader community. Applicants should highlight any specific knowledge and skills related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials. After an initial review of applications, a short list of candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including course descriptions, sample syllabi, course evaluations, and a writing sample. Preliminary video conference interviews with candidates will be scheduled in April 2018. Questions concerning the search should be directed to Heather Hurst, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Tenure-Track in American History at Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar College seeks applications for a tenure-
track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate
professor in American history, with a preference for a scholar who researches some aspect of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and/or an historic archaeologist with a strong grounding in history. We will also consider applicants who position American history within a global or transnational context.
The successful candidate will be an engaged scholar-teacher who will teach American history surveys, as well as undergraduate courses in other areas of the candidate’s expertise, have an active research agenda and possess
teaching experience at the college level. The incumbent will collaborate with colleagues across different disciplines and be open to contributing to a variety of majors and programs; will shape and participate in campus
academic life; and will work closely with undergraduates on research and as a mentor in pursuing careers in industry, academe or the professions.
Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially
welcome. Sweet Briar prides itself on creating a learning environment that
encourages young women to fulfill their highest potential. Leadership in all walks of life is fostered by the special connections our faculty make with
their students, and Sweet Briar women translate their academic experiences into interesting and important lives. The normal teaching load is 3:3.
For more information please visit: http://sbc.edu/human-resources/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/assistant-associate-professor-of-american-history.pdf
Field Technicians, Albion Environmental Inc.
Albion Environmental Inc., a cultural resource management company based in Santa Cruz, CA, is seeking to hire field technicians for upcoming work this Spring (mid-March) in Santa Clara, CA. The position is full-time; however, the duration of the project in currently indeterminate.
Position: Archaeological Technician (Wage Commensurate on Experience)
Position Description: Crew member must possess a minimum of an A.A or B.A., completion of certified field school, as well as a basic understanding of archaeological method and theory. Crew member must retain basic field and lab skills required for construction monitoring, survey, excavation, and laboratory work including:
Principal Investigator, Gray & Pape Heritage Management
Gray & Pape, Inc., is a national consulting firm with over 30 years’ experience specializing in the delivery of cultural heritage management services to our clients across a broad range of public and private sectors. We foster a culture of promoting innovative solutions that balance cultural resource values with project development requirements.
We are seeking a Principal Investigator in our Richmond, VA office with particular expertise in historic archaeology and the archaeology of the African American diaspora to provide support on various projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is comfortable working with clients and communities to deliver high quality heritage management documents. The successful candidate will have a complete understanding of the federal regulatory compliance process and a proven track record of successfully directing and managing projects with significant research needs or multiple phases. This position requires the ability to travel and participation in office business development.
Gray & Pape is committed to providing you with professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and encourage a healthy work-life balance.
Minimum qualifications: M.A. in Anthropology or related field and CRM project management experience. Demonstrated excellence with written and verbal communication skills, and ability to effectively supervise people is important. Please send your cover letter and resume to Mirna Colon HR Manager, Gray & Pape, Inc., 1318 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202; firstname.lastname@example.org. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Field School Opportunities
Updated March 12, 2018
2018 Exploring Globalization through Archaeology
The REU Site is an international 8-week summer program on the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius (Statia – a special municipality within The Netherlands) designed for students to acquire research skills in the fields of anthropological and forensic archaeology, and to prepare them for graduate study or employment following graduation. Students will be involved in the scientific study, analysis, and interpretation of landscapes, architecture, material culture, and human skeletal biology leading to a broader understanding of the range of human responses to globalization. In 2018, students will have the option of focusing on either the archaeological investigations of two forts or the forensic archaeological recovery and analysis of a nearby cemetery.
Students will spend approximately 4 weeks (June 11-July 3) on Statia conducting data collection (field work) and 4 weeks (July 9-August 3) on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos conducting laboratory analysis, report preparation, and development of a poster to be presented at an on-campus event. On Statia students will stay in dormitory-style housing and meals will be provided. At Texas State, students will stay in on-campus dormitories and have access to on-campus meal options.
For more information visit: cas.anthropology.txstate.edu/cas-reu.html
The Archaeology Field School and Internship at James Madison’s Montpelier
The Montpelier Archaeology Field School recently came in 2nd place in the SHA Diversity Field School Competition, and makes a concerted effort to encourage the participation of African American students in our program through the field school and internship program.
The Field School runs from May 29-June 29, 2018, and focuses on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier Plantation, with a particular focus on the lives of the African Americans who were enslaved on the property. Students can take the field school for credit through James Madison University or SUNY-Plattsburgh with an additional $400 fee to Montpelier, or enroll for no-credit for $650 Montpelier Fee, which includes housing and equipment. African American students can apply for the field school scholarship, which waives the Montpelier related fee - this means students and recent graduates can attend the field school for no cost.
Recent graduates who take the archaeology field school can also apply for the Montpelier Archaeology Internship Program. This program accepts five recent graduates to work as part of the Montpelier staff. Participants are paid and receive full benefits, including health insurance, sick, and vacation time. Housing is also included. The internship lasts from the end of field school until April 30, 2019, and interns receive training in field and lab methods, public archaeology, working with descendant communities, and gain professional experience working in archaeology and at a museum. They also work on a research project, presenting at the Mid Atlantic Archaeological Conference. This is an excellent stepping stone for young archaeologists looking to break into the archaeological discipline: many of our former interns are working professionally in the field or attending graduate school!
To learn more about our programs, please visit http://montpelier.org/fieldschools or email us at email@example.com
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship: Buffalo Soldier Research And Education Internship
The need for preserving all of our nation's history has never been greater, we're counting on you! HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) Program is a 10-week summer experience brought to you by Greening Youth Foundation in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service. As a part of HBCUI, students from schools around the country are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to our nation's history and culture. Participants gain real-world, on-the-job experience as they explore federal careers in the U.S. National Park Service.
Position Title: Buffalo Soldier Research and Education Intern
NPS Unit Name: Chiricahua National Monument – Wilcox, AZ
Position Dates: June 4 – August 3, 2018
This internship will provide interdisciplinary opportunities, ranging from archeology and museum studies to communication and field research. The HBCU intern will continue research on the Buffalo Soldiers (10th Cavalry, Troops E, H, and I) who were stationed in Bonita Canyon in 1885-1886 as part of the Geronimo Campaign. An expanded area of focus could be Company I of the 10th Cavalry, who were Native Americans in an experimental fighting role (as opposed to only scouting) briefly stationed at Fort Bowie NHS. Very little is known or has been written about Company.
Compensation and Benefits:
Interested students should apply directly to this position via the SERVE job portal at: www.serve.gyfoundation.org
For more information about HBCUI visit www.hbcui.gyfoundation.org. QUESTIONS? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico
Join Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona this summer for the 2018 season of our Preservation Archaeology Field School! Students will earn 7 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Arizona while investigating how ancient communities formed during an era of migration and social change.
Our team will excavate at the 14th-century Gila River Farm site in beautiful southwest New Mexico. We will also record sites on survey, analyze what we find in the lab, and learn to make and use ancient tools. Field trips to archaeological sites, visits to contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events in our project area emphasize communication with diverse audiences and reinforce the principles of Preservation Archaeology as we focus on recovering maximum information with limited impacts on the archaeological record.
Funding is available for qualified undergraduate students through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. Applications are due March 5; for more information, see http://www.archaeologysouthwest.org/field-school/ or contact Dr. Karen Schollmeyer at email@example.com.
Summer Curatorial Research Project at the University of Virginia
This eight-week intensive program is for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from groups traditionally underrepresented in the humanities and social sciences who have an interest in museum studies including curatorial practice, art education, conservation, and archives/collections management. Summer 2018 program dates are June 3 - July 31, 2018.
The program is hosted by the University of Virginia Museums:
The Fralin Museum of Art and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
• Research and development of an exhibition project
• Seminars in curatorial theory with museum professionals
• Hands-on workshops in object handling, museum practice, etc.
• Field trips to area museums, including Washington, D.C.
• Rising sophomores, juniors, & seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Students who identify as African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and individuals with disabilities.
What is Covered and Benefits
• Travel to and from Charlottesville, Virginia
• Accommodation, food allowance, and a stipend of $3000
• GRE course and graduate school preparation
• Presentation of student work at Leadership Alliance National Symposium
The online application form is available on the Leadership Alliance website. Be sure to read the application instructions thoroughly before beginning the application! DEADLINE is February 1, 2018.
Amanda Wagstaff, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keisha John, Director of Diversity Programs, email@example.com.