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 the Center for Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM; http://penn.museum/caam). CAAM is a joint endeavor of the Penn Museum and Penn's School of Arts and Sciences and conducts teaching and mentoring of students in archaeological science at both undergraduate and graduate levels. CAAM combines archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, archaeozoology, ceramics, conservation, digital archaeology, human skeletal analysis and lithics in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary program which ranges from introductory courses to independent student research. The Digital Archaeologist will also be able to take advantage of the burgeoning Digital Humanities activity at Penn, including the Price Lab for Digital Humanities (http://pricelab.sas.upenn.edu).
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 area 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.
Qualifications 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/1545. Applicants should include a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three individuals who will provide recommendation letters. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation to the website. Review of applications will begin immediately 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 creating 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.
Job Type: Academic - Archaeology
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Internal Number: 1545
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