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Curator of Archaeology and Assistant Professor in Anthropology

Department:

CU Museum - Administration

Requisition Number:

13320

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

25-Nov-2018

Job Summary

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 a PhD with specialization in Archaeology, and museum experience. The position includes research, curating collections, and teaching archaeology and museum studies courses. The museum houses outstanding Southwest and Plains archaeological collections. Our strengths are in Southwestern material culture research and publication, NAGPRA implementation, collaborative research with Native North American communities, and advances in contemporary archaeological and museological theory. 

Who We Are

The Anthropology Section of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History has outstanding Southwest and Plains archaeological collections. Our strengths are in Southwestern material culture research and publication, NAGPRA implementation, collaborative research with Native North American communities, and advances in contemporary archaeological and museological theory. 

The Museum  is located on the main campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, and houses the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountains. Currently, more than four million objects are categorized into five disciplines: Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Paleontology, and Zoology. The museum's Anthropology Section manages more than 1.5 million archaeological and ethnographic objects, and nearly 50,000 photographic images relevant to the Anthropology collections.  For more information about our museum and collections, please see https://www.colorado.edu/cumuseum/research-collections/anthropology
 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Demonstrate excellence in research and scholarship.    
  • Curate collections. 
  • Teach archaeology and museum studies courses. 


What You Should Know

  • This position has research, teaching, curation, and service responsibilities.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • PhD with specialization in Archaeology, and museum experience. 


What We Would Like You To Have

  • Demonstrated excellence in research and the ability to obtain extramural funding for research and curation activities, and knowledge of Southwest archaeological material culture and NAGPRA.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research Philosophy: Should clearly outline to non-specialists how the applicant's research contributes to significant questions or debates in his/her discipline. 
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Curatorial Experience and Vision
  6. Professional Publications: Please upload up to three representative publications all combined into one file.
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for four references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

Review of applications will begin on November 26th. 

Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Shannon

Posting Contact Email: archaeocurator@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer