Cornell University, Archaeology

Position ID:Cornell-Archaeology-POSTDOC [#13131]
Position Title: Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Archaeology
Appl Deadline:2019/02/17** finished (2019/01/16, finished 2019/09/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) (https://archaeology.cornell.edu/) invites applications for a two-year Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology position, starting in Fall 2019. We invite applications from scholars who have completed the Ph.D. within the last three years with a specialization in archaeology (broadly defined). We especially seek applicants who offer areas of research and teaching that complement the existing CIAMS faculty (see https://archaeology.cornell.edu/faculty). Given Cornell’s strengths in Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology, we do not encourage applications from specialists in those areas, but are open to applicants who do research in any other part of the world. We are interested in scholars who can bring new analytical methods to CIAMS and have a particular interest in paleoethnobotanical research. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the faculty, we seek scholars whose work addresses issues of broad intellectual significance.

The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate will teach two courses per 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). Additionally, the position-holder will be responsible for organizing and moderating the CIAMS brown-bag workshop series during the first year, and for organizing and hosting a thematic speaker series during one semester of the second year. 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 $55,000 per year, with benefits, and with up to $3,000 per year available in research funds. Materials must be received by February 15, 2019 to receive full consideration.

Eligibility: Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree no earlier than January 1, 2016. Applicants who will complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (including filing the dissertation) before appointment in August 2019 are eligible to apply. The completion date for the Ph.D. degree will in no circumstances be waived or extended.

Teaching: The position-holder is expected to teach four classes during the two years at Cornell, as follows: (1) a lower-level undergraduate course on a broadly-construed topic within his/her specialization; (2) a course on the practice of archaeology (on methods, ethics, etc.); (3) an upper-level course for a mix of undergraduate and graduate students on topics in his/her geographical area; and (4) a course of the applicant’s choosing. The timing and content of offerings will be negotiated after the fellow has accepted the position.

Applications: Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Please submit (1) a letter of application; (2) CV; (3) writing sample (of less than 30 pages); (4) a list of four courses (each with a 100-word description) that you propose to teach at Cornell; (5) a description of a possible theme for a series of 3–4 speakers in the second year; and (6) names and contact information for three reference [please note: letters of reference have now been solicited from the applicants who have recently been emailed requesting their letters]. Questions about the position or the application process should be addressed to CIAMS Director Prof. Kurt Jordan at kj21@cornell.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


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