Opening: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University invite applications for a post-doctoral fellow.

While appropriate training in museums and anthropology is required, the nature of an applicant’s specific research interests, geographical and temporal specializations and areas of expertise is left open. In addition to pursuing his or her research, the successful candidate will be expected to teach half time, one course on museum anthropology per semester that provides students with significant experience with collections and exhibition projects at the Haffenreffer Museum; to work with museum staff on museum projects; and to assist faculty in making use of the Haffenreffer Museum for their research and teaching. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing work of the Haffenreffer Museum, the Department of Anthropology, and the John Nicholas Brown Center, such as the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium or lecture series, or any another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual environment in which to pursue research, public outreach, and new interdisciplinary connections.

Applicants must normally have received their Ph.D. within the last five years. This will be a one-year position, beginning on July 1, 2012.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, a description of their proposed courses, including sample syllabus, curriculum vitae, and names of three references by June 10, 2012. Applications received by June 10, 2012 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

For further information or to apply, write to: with the subject line: “Candidate First and Last Name, Post Doctoral Fellow in Museum Anthropology”. Candidates should have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the above address.

Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.