Friday, April 12, 2013

Job Posting: Curator of Archaeology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Position Title: Curator of Archaeology
Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Job Posting Summary:
The University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is accepting applications for a joint position of Curator of Archaeology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology. The Archaeology Collection is one of ten collections-based departments at UAMN and contains material of prehistoric and historic cultures from throughout Alaska as well as comparative collections from cultures around the world. The collection consists of over 5,000 accessions, representing over 750,000 cataloged artifacts spanning the entire known temporal and spatial record of human occupation of Alaska.
This is a joint appointment with the College of Liberal Arts and the Museum. It is a nine-month, tenure-track position represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:
The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, curate the Museum's Archaeology collection, teach at least one course per year, as well as advise undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. students. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of appointment.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position:
Preferred applicants will have a strong background in developing, managing, and using museum collections, as well as research in archaeology. Experience working with indigenous communities. Circumpolar research interests are desirable.

Responsibilities of this position support the University of Alaska Fairbanks' tripartite mission of teaching, research and service.

These duties include:
  • Maintaining and developing the Archaeology Collection
  • Maintaining strong relationships with the public and state and federal agencies regarding collections-related issues.
  • Developing and enhancing the Archaeology Collection through acquisitions, donations, loans, and exchanges.
  • Pursuing funding for collections growth and maintenance.
  • Supervising collections managers, student employees, volunteers, and visiting researchers.
  • Working with the museum's public program staff to create exhibits and educational activities.
  • Providing curatorial vision for the museum galleries including curating special exhibitions.
  • Producing curatorial or collections-related publications, reports and manuals.
  • Ensuring university compliance with state and federal laws that pertain to the collection.
  • Anthropology faculty responsibilities include teaching, student advising and mentoring, serving on graduate committees, course development, program review, department meetings and other departmental and college governance activities.

Applicants should submit the following:
  • Curriculum vita
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
  • Summary of interest and experience in curation (attach as Supplemental Document 1)
  • Summary of interest and experience in teaching (attach as Supplemental Document 2)
  • Copies of or links to key publications (attach as Supplemental Document 3)

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