The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University seeks to fill one Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Museum Practice and Indigenous Archaeology or Indigenous Material Heritage Conservation and Outreach that will directly advance Simon Fraser University’s Truth and Reconciliation Plan. Priority will be to fill the Museum Practice and Indigenous Archaeology position.  For the Museum Practice and Indigenous Archaeology candidate we seek a colleague with a research focus on conveying narratives of North American Indigenous history using ancestral belongings (with or without oral history). For the Indigenous Material Heritage Conservation and Outreach candidate we seek a candidate with a research focus on improving conservation methods and data sharing practices and technologies related to North American artifact types and archaeological sites, including laser scanning, 3D-printed replication, virtual realities, and other emergent methods.  Preferred start date of May 1, 2023.

All candidates must have a PhD with an archaeology-related research specialization, museum experience, and an active research program. Applicants should also have expertise or strong interests in:

  • stewardship, curation, effective public presentation of culturally sensitive materials and/or sharing data linked to museum collections;
  • the ability to develop and lead the new Museum Studies Certificate;
  • collections-based research collaborations with the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Director and other colleagues;
  • supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; and
  • developing and delivering courses in archaeological conservation, management of archaeological collections, cultural property law and ethics, repatriation, museum data management, and related fields.

The deadline for receiving all application materials, including a maximum 2-page cover letter, a 1-page teaching statement, a 1-page research statement, curriculum vitae, and museum experience portfolio, is February 28, 2023. Please submit your application to Attn: Hugo Cardoso, Chair. Please indicate which position you are applying for in your cover letter. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be required to submit a teaching portfolio and three reference letters.

We especially encourage individuals with strong Indigenous cultural knowledge, experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations to apply.

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