Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the International Humanities. The Department of Anthropology and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies solicit applications from a scholar with an archaeological or material culture approach to conquest and early colonialism in Latin America. The successful applicant will have an active archaeological research program focused on early colonial contexts in Latin America. Methodological expertise within archaeology or a related discipline is open, though the successful candidate will show evidence of an innovative interdisciplinary approach and will ideally have experience with primary historical texts and visual culture from their region of research. The successful candidate will teach two courses a year. Demonstrable teaching ability is vital. Courses will focus on archaeological and interdisciplinary approaches to the conquest and early colonial period of the Latin America, contemporary problems in Latin American historical archaeology, as well as courses that reflect the applicant’s specific topical and regional expertise.
International scholars are strongly encouraged to apply, though fluency in English is essential. Dissertation must be completed by July 1, 2011. This two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship is not renewable. Candidates should send a letter of application describing research agenda, teaching interests, and potential course offerings, along with a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2011. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2011. For further information or to apply, write to:
Prof. Stephen Houston Chair of Search Committee Department of Anthropology, Box 1921 Brown University Providence, RI 02912
Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.