Museum Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Full-time
  • Temporary
  • Richmond, Indiana
  • This position has been filled

Website earlham1847 Joseph Moore Museum (JMM)

The Joseph Moore Museum (JMM) at Earlham College invites applications for a 1-year museum fellow 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 research, catalog and digitize our extensive legacy Native American collections. The fellow will reanalyze the collections held at the JMM which include surface collected and excavated material primarily from eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. The selected candidate will supervise undergraduates and help catalog, analyze, digitize, and rehouse all of the materials in the Native American collection. Inclusive collections care practices are essential to this project. The fellow will lead efforts to identify and consult tribal representatives and teach one course in Native American Archaeology at Earlham College with mentoring and support from the college including museum faculty.


  • Ph.D. (or MA with appropriate experience) in Anthropology, Archaeology or similar field focused on Native American Archaeology
  • Interest in 3D imaging and printing of archaeological materials
  • Interest in research with legacy collections
  • Experience with NAGPRA preferred
  • Experience working with tribal representatives preferred
  • Experience working with and teaching undergraduates preferred
  • 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].

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).