Position Announcement: Assistant Curator of African Anthropology & Archaeology, Field Museum Chicago

The Field Museum invites applications for an Assistant Curator of African Anthropology & Archaeology, including Egypt. The Field Museum's Anthropology Section has a record of scientific excellence in collections-based research, and we seek a colleague focused on using material culture to address pressing questions of global importance. Our curators focus on research on the rise of urbanism, as well as economic, environmental, and political anthropology, global heritage, and social resilience. We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills to develop an outstanding research program in African Anthropology who will complement our existing faculty expertise in the areas of comparative research. The candidate should also have strong ties to African descendant communities and have a plan for engaging them with museum collections.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded field research program, to contribute to building and using the African Anthropology collections, and to participate in Museum exhibition, public outreach and education, and programmatic efforts. Close relationships with local universities, especially UIC and Northwestern, provide opportunities for participation in graduate and undergraduate training. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment. Applications should include: (1) a Curriculum Vitae; (2) a statement of research interests and career objectives; (3) names and contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation may be sought; and (4) copies of up to 5 relevant publications. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019.

To apply and for inquiries, e-mail: anthrosearch@fieldmuseum.org.