The Field Museum invites applications for the position of Assistant Curator of North American Anthropology and Archaeology, regional focus, and subfield specialization open, with an anticipated start date as early as January 2022. We seek a colleague who conducts collections and field-based research with a focus related to indigenous North America with the potential to address pressing questions of global importance.
We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills to develop an outstanding research program in North America who will complement our existing faculty expertise in the areas of comparative research. The candidate also should have strong ties to descendant communities and have a plan for engaging them both with museum collections and through an active fieldwork program. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded field research program, to contribute to building and using the North American Ethnographic and Archaeological collections, and to participate in Museum exhibition, public outreach and education, and other programmatic and public learning initiatives. This position will be a joint position with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment.