Monday, October 04, 2010

Associate Curator Opening

Associate Curator – North American Archaeology

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s pre-eminent international museum and houses important collections in World Cultures and Natural History ( The ROM is pleased to invite applications for the position of Associate Curator of North American Archaeology. This is a tenure-track entry-level position comparable to an Assistant Professor position at a university.

The successful applicant will join the New World Archaeology section of the Department of World Cultures, which houses an impressive collection of over 100,000 archaeological objects from North America. She/He will have a strong record of problem-oriented research and publication that will complement the ROM’s existing strengths in archaeology. ROM Curators are expected to: develop a dynamic program of collection-based scholarship through acquisitions, permanent and temporary exhibits; to participate in public programs and public outreach; and to undertake an active program of research that leads to publication and presentation of work in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets. Curators are expected to seek external funding in support of their research programs.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Archaeology at the time of appointment. Geographic specialization is open to anywhere in the United States or Canada, but those working in Ontario and/or the Great Lakes Region are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a strong background of work within a museum environment and experience working with indigenous groups. Applicants also must be qualified for cross-appointment to the University of Toronto.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience as stipulated in the Collective Agreement between the ROM and ROM Curatorial Association and the successful candidate is eligible for promotional progression through curatorial ranks to Senior Curator.

Applications for the position will be accepted until November 5, 2010. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should provide a letter of interest detailing their research interests and projects, curriculum vitae, and one published/scholarly writing sample. Forward all to:

Royal Ontario Museum, Human Resources Department
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C6
Fax # 416-586-5827

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