Assistant Curator of North American Anthropology and Archaeology
Chicago, IL
Full Time
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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 the Summer of 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 November 1, 2021.

 

Important Note: In order to protect the health and safety of our community, employees, guests, and their families from COVID-19, the Field Museum is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of that status in order to maintain employment. Requests for exemptions from employees with qualifying medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination will be considered.

 

 

The Field Museum is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to create a working environment that is free of sexual, racial, and ethnic discrimination, and one that promotes human dignity and mutual respect among all staff. As such, it is the policy of the Field Museum to hire without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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