The Stanford Archaeology Center invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Historical Archaeology. The post-doctoral fellow will serve as lead researcher on a archaeology program focusing on sites and landscapes associated with historic Asian American work camps located on the Stanford University campus. The successful candidate will demonstrate prior experience in successful development and implementation of robust field and laboratory research programs. Scholarly engagement with Asian American Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies, Labor Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, or Community-Based Archaeology is preferred. The candidate is also expected to teach one course per year, likely a field or laboratory methods class associated with the campus-based archaeology program, and to engage with faculty and graduate students at the Center. The faculty sponsor of this postdoc will be Prof. Barbara L. Voss.
Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online. The application receipt deadline is March 1, 2018. The position will begin September 1, 2018.
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
- Optional teaching portfolio
- Three sealed letters of recommendation should be submitted through the job posting at Academic Jobs Online.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Post-doctoral scholars are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the term of the appointment. Applicants must have received their PhD by August 31, 2018. U.S. citizenship is not required.
Additional Salary Information: The appointment carries a twelve-month salary commensurate with the University Provost established minimum pay levels based on research experience. The appointment may be eligible for renewal for up to two years based on satisfactory performance and the existence of funding.
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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.
Daily life in the Archae...ology Center involves a unique blending of archaeologists from different departments and perspectives as they work in laboratories or meet at coffee time to talk and debate. There are two weekly seminars, and four Distinguished Lectures each year. The Center collaborates with other units in the university to support post-doctoral researchers, and it promotes research in specific areas from conservation of natural and cultural capital to human rights and heritage ethics. It supports public programs for diverse communities.