Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology

The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) (http://ciams.cornell.edu/about-ciams/) invites applications for the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology starting in Fall 2014. We invite applications from scholars who have completed the Ph.D. within the last three years with a specialization in archaeology (broadly defined). The position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We especially seek applicants who offer areas of research and teaching complementary to, and not replicating, those of the existing faculty of CIAMS (see http://ciams.cornell.edu/People/), and who would expand current teaching and research topics at Cornell: in particular, applicants who work in Asia, South America, or Africa, and/or with new methods or datasets, would be especially welcome. We seek scholars whose work addresses broader issues beyond their own area. The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate will teach two undergraduate courses (with potentially an optional graduate section) each year, and will deliver at least one public lecture each year (one of which may form part of the CIAMS, Finger Lakes AIA, or NYSAA lecture series). The balance of the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate’s time is to be devoted to her/his own research. A faculty mentor will be appointed to assist the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate with their professional development. The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate is required to be in residence at Cornell during the semesters of her/his tenure, but is free to conduct fieldwork in the summer or during the winter break if desired. The salary for this position will be $42,000 per year, with benefits, and with up to $2,000 per year available in research funds. Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, applications and references must be received before March 3, 2014. A decision is expected by April 11, 2014.

Eligibility: Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree no earlier than April 1, 2011. Applicants who will complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (including filing the dissertation) before appointment are eligible to apply. The completion date for the Ph.D. degree will in no circumstances be waived or extended.

Applications: Please send, by e-mail as one single pdf attachment, a letter of application, CV, writing sample (less than 30 pages), and a list of four courses each with short (maximum 100 words) blurb that you might propose to teach at Cornell to Christopher Monroe, Assistant Director, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, at cmonroe@cornell.edu addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee preferably by March 3, 2014. Please also arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to the same email address – cmonroe@cornell.edu – by the same date.

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