The new Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) at the Penn Museum has posted a job for a Lecturer in Digital Archaeology:
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 their new Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM; http://penn.museum/caam). CAAM is a joint endeavor of the Penn Museum and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, and will support teaching and mentoring of students at all levels of research preparation. CAAM is envisioned as consisting of teaching and research specialties in archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, archaeozoology, ceramics, conservation, digital archaeology, human skeletal analysis, and lithics. Several of these specialties will have dedicated Teaching Specialists within CAAM.
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 areas 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.
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/802 . Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on May 1 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 establishing 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.