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Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage, Brown University

Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World invite applications for an International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage. This position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Institute for the Humanities for a term of two years beginning in July 2018. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.

We are particularly interested in archaeologists, anthropologists, or museum practitioners, who approach cultural heritage as an interdisciplinary field devoted to the many dimensions of cultural heritage, in particular as material, intangible, emotional, and intellectual. We wish to encourage engagements with cultural and material heritage that challenge dominant nationalist and other ideological frameworks and incorporate the active participation of local communities and marginalized peoples in heritage discourses and representations. We can also envision teaching, advising and research that from a critical perspective on cultural heritage explore topics such as: authenticity, identity, ideology, ownership, commodification, culture and conflict, trauma and memorialization, indigenous rights, and hybridity and cosmopolitanism.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D. within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or Cultural Studies. The fellow will teach two courses each year (which will be cross-listed in the Cogut Institute’s Humanities course offerings). The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Institute and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars, as well as other activities of the Institute. Fellows will receive a stipend of $61,500, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions (150-300 words) of 3-4 proposed courses, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by February 12, 2018.  Applications received by February 12, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at apply.interfolio.com/48147.  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:
Professors Robert Preucel and Peter van Dommelen
Co-Chairs, Search Committee
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street Providence, RI 02912
Joukowsky_institute@brown.edu

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

CFP: Archaeology and Social Justice, Brown University (March 2018)

Call for Papers:

State of the Field 2018:
Archaeology and Social Justice

Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3, 2018
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World will host a workshop called State of the Field 2018: Archaeology and Social Justice on March 2-3, 2018.  The workshop will be the culmination of two years of discussion on this theme, and is also intended to raise new issues, ask new questions, and encourage ongoing dialogue.  Our gathering builds on a tradition of “State of the Field” workshops hosted by the Joukowsky Institute to reflect upon trends in archaeological work, each year focusing our discussion on issues impacting an area of particular interest to our faculty and students.  While previous versions have dealt with a country or region of archaeological significance, this year’s event will focus on archaeology’s relationship to ongoing movements for social justice.

Within the context of archaeology, we conceive of social justice as pertaining to issues of privilege and opportunity that affect the makeup of scholars in the field, efforts among archaeologists to engage with the public and with broader social and political discussions, and the degree to which archaeological scholarship and pedagogy intersect with or impact these issues. It also refers to the asymmetries of power and structural inequalities in society at large. This choice of topic has been inspired by recent global social and political concerns, responses from universities and academia that seek to address issues of representation and access, and, most importantly, grassroots movements for social justice.

This workshop thus seeks to engage primarily with the role of archaeology in contemporary social justice movements, while insisting that discussions of diversity in the past can inform experience in the present. We welcome papers that explore the relationship between archaeology and the present political climate, with the intention of addressing the challenges currently facing the field of archaeology and the academy more broadly. We also seek to engage in conversations about the biases and structural problems that make archaeology more accessible to some than to others, in order to help the discipline reach a broader and more inclusive public.

The workshop will include four sessions, each addressing issues of the relationship of archaeology to ongoing struggles for social justice and/or the role of archaeology in those struggles. Rather than predefining the content of these sessions, we intend to shape them with contributions from this call for papers; we wish to offer an open space for discussion of the following, and other, relevant issues:

  • The materiality and temporality of current social issues
  • Disciplinary decolonization
  • Archaeology’s role in discussions of “diversity and inclusion”
  • Identity and inequality in the past and present
  • Structural and practical access to archaeology and the academy
  • Activism and engagement within archaeology
  • Archaeology in/of social justice movements
  • Archaeology’s relationship to white nationalism
  • Archaeology in moments of crisis

To submit a proposal for a paper of approximately 20 minutes, please send an abstract of 350 words or less to Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu by October 1, 2017.

For questions about this CFP, or about the conference, please see our conference website, www.brown.edu/go/sotf2018 or email Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu.

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor at Brown University

Assistant Professor of Roman Art, Archaeology, and Architecture

Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Department of History of Art and Architecture invite applications for an assistant professor in the fields of Roman archaeology, art, and architecture, whose research focuses on any region of the Mediterranean and/or Near East. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.

Applications are welcome from candidates who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research and cross-disciplinary thinking in the fields of Roman archaeology, art, and architecture. Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, as well as a proven record of publication, outreach, and service commensurate with their career stage. Excellence in, and commitment to, undergraduate and graduate teaching are essential. We particularly value active involvement and leading roles in ongoing fieldwork projects.

All candidates should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae by October 10, 2017.  Applicants should provide the names of three referees with up-to-date contact information (including email, if possible); referees will be contacted directly by the Search Committee. The Search Committee may also contact candidates to request additional materials, such as course descriptions or writing samples. Applications received by October 10, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at apply.interfolio.com/42728.  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:

Professor Sheila Bonde Professor Peter van Dommelen
Co-Chair, Search Committee Co-Chair, Search Committee
Chair, Department of History of Art & Architecture Director, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology
Brown University Brown University
Box 1855 Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912 Providence, RI  02912
Sheila_Bonde@brown.edu Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Special Announcement: Two Leaders in Roman Archaeology Join Forces

Providence and Portsmouth, RI
March 2017

Two Leaders in Roman Archaeology Join Forces

The Journal of Roman Archaeology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University are pleased to announce a new partnership, which will consolidate and build on our respective strengths: as a primary forum for research and debate in Roman Archaeology, and as a leading center for training and research in Mediterranean Archaeology.

The Joukowsky Institute will become the primary base of operations for the newly created position of Assistant Editor of the Journal of Roman Archaeology, beginning in July 2017. The Assistant Editor will also be appointed as a visiting faculty member of the Institute, teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes, and thereby further strengthening Brown’s expertise in the field of Roman Archaeology. (See the position announcement online at https://apply.interfolio.com/41106.) John Humphrey will continue as the journal’s Editor-in-Chief for the immediate future, which includes the publication of volume 31 (2018).

The goal of this collaboration is to ensure the journal’s longevity and success by providing a robust and supportive academic basis for the prominent role that JRA already plays in Roman Archaeology, which is an equally fundamental aspect of the Joukowsky Institute’s mission.

The Journal of Roman Archaeology is concerned with Italy and all parts of the Roman world from about 700 B.C. to about A.D. 700 This embraces Etruscan, Italic, Late Iron Age, Punic and Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Late Antique, Early Byzantine, and Early Mediaeval, amongst others. It is Mediterranean-wide in its coverage and does not give priority to any particular geographical regions within the Roman world broadly defined. All aspects of archaeology, by the broadest interpretation of that word, will be relevant for inclusion, including historical material which has an archaeological component or which is likely to be relevant for archaeologists. Contributions are printed in any of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World is dedicated to the academic study and public promotion of the archaeology and art of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Near East; our principal research interests lie in the complex societies of the pre-modern era. Joukowsky Institute faculty and students are from a wide range of countries and backgrounds — and Brown University’s fieldwork and research in archaeology and the ancient world reflects and builds on that multiplicity of perspectives. The goal of the Institute is to foster an interdisciplinary community of interest in the archaeology of the ancient world, and in the discipline of archaeology more generally. Its mandate is to promote research, fieldwork, teaching, and public outreach, with the Institute’s associated faculty, students, and facilities serving as a hub for this activity.

Professor Peter van Dommelen
Director
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University, Box 1837, Providence, RI 02912
www.brown.edu/go/archaeology

John Humphrey
General Editor and Publisher
Journal of Roman Archaeology
95 Peleg Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871
www.journalofromanarch.com

Position Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology and Assistant Editor of JRA-Deadline April 10, 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology and Assistant Editor of JRA

Brown University and Journal of Roman Archaeology, Providence, RI

The Journal of Roman Archaeology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invite applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology who will serve at the same time as the Assistant Editor of JRA.  This full-time position will be shared equally between Brown University and JRA.

Candidates must have previous editorial experience as well as being engaged in a promising and developing research program. We are interested in individuals whose work focuses on any aspect of or period in Roman archaeology, and who have relevant fieldwork experience. Excellence in undergraduate and graduate-level teaching is essential.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach half time — i.e., one course per semester. In the newly created position of Assistant Editor, the successful candidate will also be responsible for assigning and editing all JRA book reviews and managing routine correspondence with authors. This will be a two-year position ideally beginning on July 1, 2017 and subject to renewal; the Ph.D. must be in hand by that date.

Exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of the Joukowsky Institute community, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research, are particularly encouraged to apply.  We seek candidates who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research. The successful candidate will also be expected to take a full part in the academic life and to contribute to the ongoing activities of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology.

As the newly appointed Assistant Editor, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the Journal of Roman Archaeology at a key moment of strength ­- in its 30th year of publication. A good reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, and Spanish is strongly preferred, as well as a track record of high-quality writing.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, short descriptions (150-300 words) of 3-4 proposed courses, and contact information for three references by April 10, 2017. Applications received by April 10, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at apply.interfolio.com/41106.  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:
Professor Peter van Dommelen
Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu

John Humphrey
General Editor and Publisher
Journal of Roman Archaeology
95 Peleg Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871
jra@journalofromanarch.com

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.