Updated September 26, 2016
Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology, University of Alabama
The Department of Anthropology at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites
applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Latin American archaeology to begin August, 2017. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. We seek an anthropological archaeologist who can direct graduate–level field research, chair M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and teach graduate–level research methods. The proposed archaeology hire will strengthen the department’s research emphasis on the “Archaeology of Complex Societies of the Americas.” We seek an archaeologist with a specialization in Geographical Information Systems and other technical skills that complement our departmental strengths including, but not limited to remote sensing, paleoethnobotany, soil
chemistry, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology or statistics. The successful applicant will also contribute to the newly created Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program and Minor (LACLS) in the College of Arts and Sciences.
To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/39504 complete the online application and upload (1) an application letter with research interests, goals, and the names of three references with contact information; (2) a CV; (3) examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications and/or published articles) and (4) teaching evaluations (if available).
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and
actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Tenure Track Position, University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris invites applications for a tenure track position in Anthropology, with a specialization in Archaeology. We seek a candidate who can teach introductory and upper level courses in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, including methods, theory and research-based classes. We are also interested in someone who is able and willing to teach, on occasion, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (e.g., sabbatical for a colleague). Other desired competencies include GIS, online Geography (mainly for Education majors), and the ability to contribute to one of the campus' interdisciplinary academic programs (e.g., Environmental Studies, Latin American Area Studies, Gender Women and Sexuality Studies, African and Black American Studies, American Indian Studies). The opportunity to teach a freshman seminar is also a possibility. Academic advising of undergraduate students in Anthropology and related disciplines is a required component of the teaching load.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual with a demonstrated interest in the liberal arts who will engage with our students inside and outside of the classroom. Interest in conducting and supervising locally based research is welcomed. UMM emphasizes close student-faculty relationships and faculty-directed student research. An active research program is expected and research collaboration with undergraduates is highly valued.
Position begins August 14, 2017. Salary and teaching load (20 credits annually) are competitive. ABD will be considered although candidates with strong evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed by the start date are preferred. Evidence of successful prior undergraduate teaching experience is required.
Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 22nd, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled. UMM has a two-step initial application process (both steps required). Step 1) Please apply electronically through the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at: http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs (upload no attachments there, please). Choose Job ID# 313310. Step 2) Send the following documents via emails (subject heading Anthropology Search) to Sharon Severance, email@example.com: i) a cover letter expressing your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and outlining your research interests; ii) a statement of teaching philosophy; iii) teaching evaluations; iv) a curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation, transcripts and copies of publications may be requested at a later date. If you have difficulty navigating the electronic process, or have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Sharon Severance at 320-589-6201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For other communications, please contact the search Chair, Dr. Leslie Meek, at email@example.com or 320-589-6213.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is currently recruiting for a TERM Archeological Technician (GS-0102-07). This is a re-advertisement of a previous vacancy announcement. If you previously applied for this position under vacancy announcement IMDE-16-346, you will have to resubmit your application under this vacancy announcement.
Please click on the link to access the vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439244100
The Boise National Forest, Archeologist
The Boise National Forest will soon advertise a GS-193-09 archeologist position. This is a permanent full-time position located in the Supervisor’s Office Heritage Program. The duty station is located in Boise, Idaho.
The incumbent will assist the Forest Archaeologist and Assistant Forest Archeologist in the completion of a wide range of cultural resources management work across the Boise National Forest, with an emphasis on NHPA Section 106 compliance. Assigned duties in this capacity include:
• Responsibility for the inventory, evaluation, and advice on heritage and cultural resource management, including the determination of project effects on cultural resources and recommended mitigation.
• Organizing, supervising, reviewing, or directly performing inventory of project areas. Inventory includes existing data reviews, fieldwork, and the preparation of narrative reports, site records, maps, and other documents related to the discovery, protection, and mitigation of cultural resources. The incumbent should be familiar with GPS data collection and manipulation, and ArcGIS applications.
• Ensuring the quality and integrity of project inventories and reports.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please hit the “respond” button in the outreach database (external respondent website is located at https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/). If you would like additional information about the position, contact Susie Osgood, Forest Archeologist, at 208-373-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field School Opportunities
Updated February 2, 2016
Montpelier Foundation Field School
The Montpelier Foundation’s upcoming archaeological field school and full-time, paid, internship program for current students and recent graduates, and newly added field school scholarship program for African American Students!
Archaeology Field School
We will be running two field schools this summer, focusing on the excavations of an enslaved duplex quarter and extant kitchen. Each field school lasts 4 weeks. Students have the option of taking the course through SUNY-Plattsburgh or James Madison University for credit with a $400 equipment and housing fee to Montpelier, or they can take the course for no-credit for a $600 fee. Tuition costs vary depending on the school you enroll with, but our partnership with SUNY allows for a low out-of-state rate, while students from Virginia can take advantage of the JMU in-state tuition. Students will learn the basics of stratigraphic excavation, lab work, and also training in public archaeology. We encourage recent graduates to apply. The dates of the field school run from May 16-June 10 and June 19-July 15.
Scholarship for African American Students
In our effort to further diversify the discipline, African American students are eligible to apply for our new scholarship program. This will waive the equipment and housing fee for credit or no-credit students. If taken for no-credit, this scholarship will make the 4-week field school free of charge with housing included. Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for the paid internship program following the field school, making this one of the most affordable field schools available for African American students.
Paid Internship Program
Individuals who attend the field school are also eligible to apply for our summer and year long internship program. Internships are full time, paid, and include free housing. To become an intern, candidates must take the Montpelier Field School, which is used to evaluate their candidacy. Student interns can stay for the remainder of the summer, while recent graduates can stay for an extended internship of up to a year. Recent graduates are also eligible for full benefits, including vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Interns receive full training with our staff on stratigraphic excavation, work on our week long Public Archaeology Expedition Programs, cataloguing and artifact identification, and have opportunities to pursue individual research opportunities, present at conferences, and build a professional CV. Long-term interns typically stay for 6-9 months. This is a really great opportunity for recent graduates to build professional experience before entering the job market or applying to graduate school.
ASA Restoration Project; Egypt (KMT)
Be a part of the history being unearthed at Karakhamun's tomb! The Asa Restoration Project is currently excavating Karakhamun's tomb and expects that future excavations will yield many more exciting and unexpected discoveries. Conservators are currently restoring the tombs of Karabasken and Irtieru and hopes to open them to the public in the near future.
Checkout the site for more details: http://www.asarestorationproject.com/support-asa.php