Asst Professor

Location
Boulder, CO
Posted
Jul 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Curator of Archaeology and Assistant Professor in Anthropology

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and the Department of Anthropology invite applications for a tenure-track, joint position as Curator of Archaeology and Assistant Professor. Applicants should have PhD with specialization in Archaeology, and museum experience. Strong preference for candidates with experience in Southwestern material culture research and publication, NAGPRA, collaborative research, and teaching, with strengths in contemporary archaeological and museological theory. The successful candidate will teach no more than one course per semester and be a part of the museum's Anthropology Section, working closely with the Collections Manager and the Curator of Cultural Anthropology. Duties include establishing and executing a vital research program with extramural funding; curating archaeology collections (including a large collection of Southwest pottery); implementing NAGPRA; teaching in both units including graduate and undergraduate courses; and, advising MA and PhD students in Anthropology (http://www.colorado.edu/Anthropology) and Museum & Field Studies (http://cumuseum.colorado.edu). We offer a collaborative, intellectually stimulating, and supportive environment in which a new professor can thrive. Contact: archaeocurator@colorado.edu.

The anthropology collections at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History include more than 1.5 million archaeological and ethnographic objects, and nearly 50,000 photographic images relevant to these collections. The geographic foci of the collections are the North American Southwest and Rocky Mountain-Plains. The anthropology collections are primarily archaeological materials resulting from the systematic work of Earl H. Morris and Joe Ben Wheat. Morris built the museum's anthropological collections from 1913-1956. Wheat served as Curator of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus from 1952-1997, and directed the Yellow Jacket field school from 1954-1991. Anna O. Shepard's research collection in ceramic technology is also part of the anthropology collection.

For full consideration, application submissions are due by midnight on September 30, 2017. Apply online at: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers.


Qualifications

Applicants should have PhD with specialization in Archaeology, and museum experience. Strong preference for candidates with experience in Southwestern material culture research and publication, NAGPRA, collaborative research, and teaching, with strengths in contemporary archaeological and museological theory.


Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration, application submissions must be made online at this site by midnight on September 30, 2017. Search is open until filled. Please direct questions to archaeocurator@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: adacoordinator@colorado.edu.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants are asked to collate the following documents into a single pdf file: Cover letter; Curriculum vita; Names and contact information of four references; Statement of research that clearly outlines to non-specialists how the applicant's research contributes to significant questions or debates in his/her discipline; Statement of teaching experience and philosophy; Statement of curatorial experience and vision; and Representative publications. Please use this naming convention for your file: LAST NAME_ARCHAEO SEARCH. The maximum file size is 2.5mb. In the event a second file is needed to complete the submission with the required documents, a second upload can be made using this modified name convention: LAST NAME.2_ARCHAEOSEARCH.



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10112 - Museum-Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Shannon

Posting Contact Email: archaeocurator@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00159650

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