Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities: jobs and opportunities worldwide, courtesy of Cornell University

See also Current Archaeology's "digs digest" for any excavation opportunities.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (Seattle) seeks a Ph.D. archaeologist for a tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning September 1997. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus on archaeological theory, education closely tied to the rigorous scientific analysis of archaeological data, and technical skills in the analysis of archaeological material. Theoretical orientation and technical skills must be demonstrated by publications. Geographical area of focus is open. Responsibilities will include teaching a minimum of four courses per year (including at least one senior/graduate level seminar on archaeological method and theory, and occasional teaching in the Evening Degree Program) and maintaining an active program of field research. Only applications received before 1 December 1996 are assured of consideration.

Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three referees to Dr. Angela E. Close, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Box 353100, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-3100.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


INA seeks volunteers for its excavation of an Aksumite-period shipwreck. Eritrea was an African kingdom with contacts from Rome and Byzantium to India, involving the spice and silk trades. The wreck is tentatively dated to about the fifth or sixth century on the basis of pre-excavation work. SCUBA certified applicants only required with their own equipment, archaeological experience preferred. Additional skills preferred include drafting, database management, conservation, photography. Conditions primitive, no facilities for special dietary needs. Full immunisation programme will be necessary.

For information contact R.K. Pedersen, Director, Eritrean Shipwreck Project


seeks to appoint an assistant Professor of East Asian/Chinese archaeology starting July 1997. The successful candidate shall have a completed Ph.D. and evidence of ongoing, significant research. Harvard particularly encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Applications will be accepted until 15 January 1997, and should be directed to Professor C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. EEO/AAE.

English Heritage is looking for an Archaeological Scientist, starting salary 17,300-21,700 pounds. English Heritage is responsible for the management and upkeep of more than 400 historic buildings and sites throughout the country. Naturally, archaeology plays an important role in our activities and we are currently seeking a qualified scientist to work in the Technology Section of the Ancient Monuments Laboratory.

You will provide advice and information on the examination and analysis of archaeological and historic finds of all periods, and investigate the products and by-products of past industries, particularly those relating to non-ferrous metals and glass. In addition you will develop research projects in this area and build collaborative links with other scientific, conservation and technical specialists.

With a degree in a relevant scientific discipline, and ideally a post-graduate qualification or several years experience in this area, you will have some knowledge of British archaeology and practical experience of at least one of the following analytical techniques: SEM with EDX, XRF, XRD, X-radiography and metallography.

To apply, please send your full CV with a letter of application, quoting ref: R/169/96 to

Sarah Bourne, Personnel Department, English Heritage, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 1AB.

Closing date 30.10.96. Interviews in the week commencing 25.11.96.

We regret that due to our current workload we are unable to reply individually to all applicants. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application has not been successful.

English Heritage is committed to an equal opportunities policy.

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library invites applications for the new Lois F. McNeil Dissertation Research Fellowship for doctoral candidates engaged in research on American material culture. This fellowship is open to students in departments of history, art history, American studies, African-American history, anthropology, folklore, historic preservation, and related fields. Applicants must have completed coursework, passed qualifying exams, fulfilled language requirements, and have an approved prospectus.

Winterthur's collections of half a million imprints, manuscripts, visual materials, and printed ephemera will support research in the seventeenth through the twentieth century. The museum collections include 89,000 domestic artifacts and art objects made or used in America prior to 1840. Research topics might include: history of decorative arts or architecture, history of the family, domestic life, tourism, childhood, Shakers, pre-industrial crafts, and popular memory. Potential applicants are encourage to contact our library to find out more about our holdings.

We will award one nine-month ($11,500) or two-semester length fellowships ($5500 each) depending on the needs of the applicants. Travel funds are also available. The recipient must agree to be in residence at Winterthur, to devote full time to the fellowship and not to hold concurrent fellowships, teaching or research positions.

Winterthur houses a lively scholarly community of staff, graduate students, and visiting researchers and has strong ties to the University of Delaware. The McNeil dissertation fellow(s) will be expected to participate in academic activities at Winterthur and to make a contribution to the community in the form of participation in seminars and attendance at lectures and colloquia. Housing is available on the grounds.

For application packet, please write: Gretchen Buggeln, Office of Advanced Studies, Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE 19735 or email:

Application deadline is February 1, 1997.

THE WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA seeks qualified senior candidates to become Director of Women's Studies, beginning in July, 1998. Women's Studies is a growing program with 10 core faculty, over 50 affiliate faculty, and committed lines for additional hires. Women's Studies includes an undergraduate program, an M.A., the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), and a Women in Science Program (WISE).

Candidates or nominees should be senior scholars in any field who could be appointed as full professors, with outstanding records of accomplishment in research and teaching, as well as experience in women's studies and in administration. The position will be tenured in Women's Studies and a joint appointment is possible. The term is five years. Send a letter outlining interest in the position including your scholarly interests and plans, administrative experience and style, and your view of women's studies, present and future; a vita; and names and addresses of four references to Search Committee, Women's Studies Program, Tucson, AZ 85721,(520) 621-7338, FAX (520)621-1533. or see

Review of applications will begin on January 15. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Email Myra Dinnerstein, Women's Studies, Douglass 102, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, PHONE: 520/621-9541 FAX: 520/747-2216

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