Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University seeks to hire a part-time Lecturer to teach two archaeological laboratory course directed to undergraduate students—one in fall of 2016 and the second in spring of 2017. The salary for each course would be $6,700 and the position is benefits-eligible.
In the fall, ANTH 60A Archaeological Methods focuses on the exploration of archaeological sites on or near campus to offer a practice-oriented introduction to field methods, including surface-survey, mapping, and excavation of archaeological features. Other topics include principles of stratigraphy and relative/chronometric dating methods.
The fall course meets once a week, on Fridays from 2 pm to 4:50 pm and is limited to 18 students.
In the spring, ANTH 60B Archaeological Analysis is an introduction to archaeological laboratory methods and analyses, emphasizing hands-on experience. Students engage in discussion of laboratory methods, and the challenges of interpreting human behavior from material remains. Students conduct independent analyses of a wide variety of ancient artifacts in the classroom (ceramics, lithics, glass, metals) and also conduct independent research in surrounding communities in locations such as the Boston area's graveyards.
The ANTH 60B course time block has not yet been confirmed but may be offered in two 1.5 hour blocks twice a week or possibly in a three-hour block once a week. The class is limited to 18 students.
Candidates must have previous teaching experience and PhD or ABD status at the time of employment. Interested individuals should send the following in electronic format: a cover letter, syllabi for the courses, CV, and names and email contact information for two references to Laurel Carpenter at email@example.com.
First consideration given to applications received by June 15, 2016.
Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.