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Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials Lecturer in Digital Archaeology

Company name
University of Pennsylvania

Location
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Education

Posted on
Feb 01,2019

Valid Through
May 17,2019

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) and the School of Arts and Sciences are seeking a Teaching Specialist in Digital Archaeology for the Center for Analysis of Archaeological Materials (

CAAM

; http://penn.museum/caam).

CAAM

is a joint endeavor of the Penn Museum and Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and conducts teaching and mentoring of students in archaeological science at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

CAAM

combines archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, archaeozoology, ceramics, conservation, digital archaeology, human skeletal analysis and lithics in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary program which ranges from introductory courses to independent student research. The Digital Archaeologist will also be able to take advantage of the burgeoning Digital Humanities activity at Penn, including the Price Lab for Digital Humanities (http://pricelab.sas.upenn.edu).

The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer A in the School of Arts and Sciences, and will be made in one of the

CAAM

stakeholder departments according to the appointee’s area of expertise. Teaching Specialists also report to the

CAAM

Director with oversight from the

CAAM

Faculty Steering Committee. The Teaching Specialist will teach or co-teach one course per semester; train and supervise students in their respective technical area; support Penn Museum archaeological projects; publish and/or assist in publication of relevant research; and monitor and maintain their respective lab equipment.

Qualifications

Minimum: MA/MS, with a PhD highly preferred, in archaeology or a related field plus 3-5 years of archaeological field work or equivalent combination of education and experience; broad knowledge of archaeological material culture and a record of involvement in digital approaches to archaeology; teaching and mentoring experience. Knowledge of a wide variety of digital tools and technologies for the collection, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of archaeological data is required including spatial mapping, linked data, 3D and augmented reality, and other digital applications. Organizational skills and attention to detail, multi-tasking and collaborative abilities. Ability to travel as may be required.

Candidates should apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1545. Applicants should include a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three individuals who will provide recommendation letters. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation to the website. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an

EOE

. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position Posting Date

02/01/2019

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Number

1450

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (

TDD

Company info

University of Pennsylvania
Phone : (215) 898-6993
Website : http://www.upenn.edu

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