The University of Pennsylvania Department
of Anthropology and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology seek to hire a leading archaeologist at the
Associate or Full Professor level to fill the Sally and Alvin V.
Shoemaker Endowed Professorship in Anthropology. We are looking for
candidates with outstanding research and publication records who can
bring innovative ideas, techniques, and new kinds of data to broad
questions of current anthropological significance.
This will be a dual appointment in the Department and the Museum.
For the Department, the successful candidate will teach two classes per
year ranging from scientific research methodology to the department’s
core archaeological curriculum, including undergraduate courses and
seminars on theory and her/his regional/temporal specialty. Within the
Museum, he or she will hold a curatorial position, and be expected to
provide leadership in discussions of collections-based research. The
ideal candidate would also be able to contribute to the Museum’s new
laboratory-based Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) in both teaching and research.
Temporal focus and geographical area are open, although some
preference will be given to candidates with research interests in
Africa, Oceania, South Asia or the Maya World. An on-going field and/or
laboratory project is essential and researchers who have made major
contributions to archaeological science should emphasize this in their
applications. The ability to collaborate with archaeological programs
in other departments is also desirable.