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Assistant Curator of North American Anthropology and Archaeology

Employer
The Field Museum
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Jul 18, 2021

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Discipline
Archaeology, General Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Area Studies, Indigenous Studies, North American Studies
Organization Type
Academic
Level of Experience
Entry-level
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Job Details

The Field Museum invites applications for the position of Assistant Curator of North American Anthropology and Archaeology, regional focus, and subfield specialization open, with an anticipated start date as early as January 2022. We seek a colleague who conducts collections and field-based research with a focus related to indigenous North America with the potential to address pressing questions of global importance.

We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills to develop an outstanding research program in North America who will complement our existing faculty expertise in the areas of comparative research. The candidate also should have strong ties to descendant communities and have a plan for engaging them both with museum collections and through an active fieldwork program. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded field research program, to contribute to building and using the North American Ethnographic and Archaeological collections, and to participate in Museum exhibition, public outreach and education, and other programmatic and public learning initiatives. This position will be a joint position with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment.

Applications must include: (1) a Curriculum Vitae; (2) a statement of research interests and career objectives; (3) a statement about the applicant's commitment and contributions to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion; and (4) copies of up to 5 relevant publications. Please send application materials to anthrosearch@fieldmuseum.org.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received by August 15, 2021.

Company

Located on Chicago’s iconic Lake Michigan shore, the Field Museum opened its current building to the public in 1921—but our story began years earlier.

Our collection grew out of items on display in the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in the “White City.” The exposition delighted visitors with 65,000 exhibits filled with natural wonders and cultural artifacts, many of which later found a permanent home in Chicago at the newly created Field Columbian Museum. Our museum name still honors Marshall Field, who donated $1 million to make the collective dream of a permanent museum a reality. 

Since opening the Museum in 1894, our collection has grown to nearly 40 million artifacts and specimens. The breadth of our mission has expanded, too. We continue to research the objects in our collections, as well as document previously unknown species, conserve ecosystems in our backyard and across the globe, educate budding scientists, invite cross-cultural conversation, and more—all to ensure that our planet thrives for generations to come.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
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Telephone
3126657890
Location
1400 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago
Illinois
60605
United States
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