The Department of Anthropology at Yale University seeks an artisan/expert in Native American material culture as a visiting professor for either Fall Semester 2019 or the entire 2019-2020 academic year.
Candidates will be expected to teach a seminar about topics which may include: interconnections between creativity, environmental knowledge, knowledge of the constraints of natural materials in relation to technologies and intended uses, cultural values, and the historical development of different kinds of artistry. The artistic media might involve pottery vessels, textiles, wood objects, stone objects, bone objects, baskets, or objects made from other natural materials. The visiting expert also is expected to give one public talk and informative demonstration about some historic collections in the Yale Peabody Museum. An additional responsibility will be to coordinate short-term visits by one or more artisans from other areas, or experts on other media, who are willing to give a public lecture and demonstration of their work. Yale University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly welcomed.
Please send a CV, a cover letter describing your work and goals as a visiting scholar, and a brief description of two courses you would like to teach at Yale. There is no requirement for specific academic credentials such as a PhD or MA degree.
The application deadline is March 5, 2019. We plan to invite finalists to give a public talk at the Yale Peabody Museum on April 16, 2019. For questions concerning this search, please contact Anne Underhill, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology.
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