Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor in ancient technology and archaeological materials

Job posting

We would like to share a recent job posting from Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA):

"Wesleyan University’s Archaeology Program invites applications for a one year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeological Science with a focus on Ancient Technologies or Archaeological Materials, to begin September 1, 2024. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable for a second year based on performance.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in the study of archaeological materials, including analytical methods and theoretical frameworks, whose research demonstrates the ways in which technological study of artifacts can offer insights into the communities, economies, and ecologies which produced them. The region and area of specialization is open; it may include metals, ceramics, glass, lithics, or any other material substrate. Candidates should be teacher-scholars able to blend creative and innovative pedagogy with rigorous methodological approaches to the interpretation of material remains. Strongest preference will be given to candidates with experience in experimental archaeology, and whose research and teaching address how archaeological evidence plays a part in current conversations about sustainability, ethnicity, inequity, environmental justice, or cultural property.

The candidate would be expected to teach survey courses with broad appeal such as a history of ancient technology, technological responses to climate change in antiquity, or a general introduction to archaeological science, as well as more narrowly focused lab or seminar courses in experimental archaeology and/or analytical methods in their area of specialization.

The teaching load is 3/2, in person on Wesleyan’s campus. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college, with a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, that values both scholarship and teaching very highly."

See the link below for further details. The deadline for applications is June 10th