Museum Post-Doctoral Fellow

Employer
Earlham College
Location
Richmond, Indiana

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Social Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
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Institutional & Business Affairs, Arts & Museum Administration, Auxiliary Services
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Joseph Moore Museum (JMM) at Earlham College invites applications for a 1-year museum fellow in Native American Archaeology and Material Culture. This 12-month contract is for a full-time, grant-funded position with benefits. The JMM seeks a specialist in Native American material culture of the Midwest to research, catalog and digitize our extensive legacy Native American collections. The fellow will reanalyze the collections held at the JMM which include surface collected and excavated material primarily from eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. The selected candidate will supervise undergraduates and help catalog, analyze, digitize, and rehouse all of the materials in the Native American collection. Inclusive collections care practices are essential to this project. The fellow will lead efforts to identify and consult tribal representatives and teach one course in Native American Archaeology at Earlham College with mentoring and support from the college including museum faculty.

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. (or MA with appropriate experience) in Anthropology, Archaeology or similar field focused on Native American Archaeology
  • Interest in 3D imaging and printing of archaeological materials
  • Interest in research with legacy collections
  • Experience with NAGPRA preferred
  • Experience working with tribal representatives preferred
  • Experience working with and teaching undergraduates preferred
  • Interest in decolonizing museums and inclusive collections practice preferred
To Apply:
  • a letter of application
  • a current CV including collections, teaching, and research experience and
  • Statement on Diversity: The Statement on Diversity should describe how your values and leadership frame or center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in your work.
  • Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All materials should be submitted to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: [email protected].

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Organization

Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.
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