Position – Curator

Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for the position of Curator, Center for Archaeological Investigations (Associate or Senior Scientist, 12 month, 50% FTE, A/P appointment), and Associate or Full Professor, Department of Anthropology (9 month, 50% FTE tenured faculty appointment).

Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a closely related field with a research focus in Archaeology or allied field. Must have academic qualifications consistent with appointment in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of associate professor with tenure or professor with tenure. Area and topical specialties are open, but preference is for New World and specialties that complement those of the existing department members; both historic and prehistoric archaeologists are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have the ability to contribute to the Anthropology Department’s four-field undergraduate and graduate programs via active teaching, research, student mentoring, and public outreach programs on the SIUC campus, within the local community, and on social media. College or University-level teaching experience strongly preferred.

Applicants must have demonstrated curatorial experience including but not limited to the supervision and training of graduate student assistants, undergraduate student workers, and other employees in the analysis and curation of archaeological materials and records. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of successfully obtaining and completing grant and contract-funded research projects in a university, museum, government agency, or CRM setting with a commensurate record of report and peer-reviewed publications.

Applicants must have strong leadership qualities, administrative expertise, and the ability to foster collaborations between the CAI and the other units within and beyond the University. As curator, the individual will have responsibility for administering the CAI curation facility, maintaining and updating the CAI NAGPRA inventory, overseeing the care of human remains and funerary objects, expanding the CAI’s role in research and training, and conducting and publishing their own research.

Within the Department of Anthropology, the individual will normally teach two courses per year and assume graduate faculty duties. For complete details, please visit affact.siu.edu/ap.php, position COLA-830.

Deadline for Application: March 23, 2017 or until filled. Effective Date of Appointment: August 16, 2017. Person to Contact: Izumi Shimada, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Mail Code 4502, SIU Carbondale, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901 (email: ishimada@siu.edu; phone 618-453-5325). E-mail or mail application letter that summarizes your administrative and teaching experiences, research interests, publication record, and potential contribution to the Center and Department along with your curriculum vita and four letters of recommendation.

SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.