The Stanford Archaeology Center announces a postdoctoral position in archaeology. The field of expertise is open, with preference given to topics complementary to existing faculty interests. The main focus of the fellowship will be on published output. The candidate is also expected to teach one course per year, organize one academic conference at Stanford during the fellowship, and engage with faculty and graduate students at the Center. The faculty sponsor of this postdoc will be the faculty director of the Stanford Archaeology Center.
The appointment carries a twelve-month salary commensurate with the University Provost established minimum pay levels. The appointment may be eligible for renewal for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding.
The application receipt deadline is March 31, 2020. Interviews will be held in April 2020 and the position will begin September 1, 2020.
All applications must include the following:
A current curriculum vitae
A statement of proposed research
A dissertation abstract or summary
A writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper)
An undergraduate/graduate course proposal, inclusive of syllabus
A conference proposal
Optional: teaching portfolio
Three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the job posting at Academic Jobs Online.
Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015, and have completed all degree requirements by August 31, 2020. U.S. citizenship is not required.
About Stanford University
Our goal is to share our passion for research by giving students a strong basis in the discipline and its ethical standards while providing the opportunity for diverse and open-minded enquiry in facing the challenges that confront archaeologists today. The Archaeology Center at Stanford provides a forum for interaction amongst faculty and students in different parts of the University. It promotes theoretical, methodological and ethical innovation and encourages visiting scholars, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and students to work side-by-side on a daily basis. There is a strong global range of interests, with student and faculty researchers working from Southeast Asia to Europe, Africa and the Americas.
We aim to train the future leaders in archaeology and heritage. We provide a robust academic program that has a multi-disciplinary and global reach. We believe that nurturing an environment of collaboration gives rise to opportunities for growth and innovation—elements that make for a stronger generation of archaeologists. We recognize that today archaeology is no longer just about digging up the past. It is also about contributing to the present.
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