Museum Post-Doctoral Fellow

Website earlham1847 Joseph Moore Museum (JMM)

The Joseph Moore Museum (JMM) at Earlham College invites applications for a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship in Native American Archaeology and Material Culture. This 12-month contract is for a full-time, grant-funded position with benefits.

The JMM seeks a specialist in Native American material culture of the Midwest to catalog and digitize our extensive legacy Native American collections. Our preference is for someone with a specialization in lithic analysis and the Mississippian period. The post-doc will reanalyze the lithic collections held at the JMM which include surface collected and excavated material primarily from Wayne and surrounding counties of eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. The selected candidate will catalog, analyze, digitize, and rehouse all of the materials in the Native American collection. Inclusive collections care practices are essential to this project. The post-doc will lead efforts to identify and consult tribal representatives. The post-doc will also teach one course in Native American Archaeology of this region for undergraduates at Earlham College with mentoring and support from the college including museum faculty. The selected candidate will work with the Collections Manager to establish a 3D scanning and printing lab for the creation of distributable models of typical lithics from the region.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or similar field focused on Native American Archaeology and material culture (MA with appropriate experience may be considered)
  • Experience in 3D imaging and printing of archaeological materials required
  • Experience conducting research with legacy collections required
  • Experience with NAGPRA preferred
  • Experience working with tribal representatives preferred
  • Experience working with and teaching undergraduates preferred but not required
  • Interest in decolonizing museums and inclusive collections practice preferred

To Apply:

  • a letter of application
  • a current CV including collections, teaching, and research experience and
  • Statement on Diversity: The Statement on Diversity should describe how your values and leadership frame or center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in your work.
  • Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All materials should be submitted to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: [email protected]am.edu.

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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To apply for this job email your details to hr@earlham.edu