Position in Archaeology

Friday, April 19, 2013

Berea College invites applications for a College Archaeologist, beginning July 1, 2013.  This is a grant-driven, full-time, twelve-month, two-year position in the Art and Art History program, with full employee benefits. We seek an individual with a focus in Eastern Woodlands archaeology, public archaeology, and a working knowledge of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and its regulations.  Major areas of responsibility include archaeological survey of the 8,000-acre Berea College Forest and the creation of a cultural resources management plan. Also possible are public outreach opportunities in collaboration with the Berea College Forester. The position may also include responsibilities for teaching up to two courses per year- including an Introduction to Archaeological Methods, and another to be determined based upon individual interest. Ph.D. in Anthropology (Archaeology focus) preferred; M.A. with significant field experience will be considered.

Submit applications to Dr. Eileen McKiernan González, Program Coordinator of Art and Art History, at archaeologysearch@berea.edu, including: a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy both for the classroom and in the field, a statement of research interests as pertains to position, three recommendation letters, and unofficial transcripts.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by April 19, 2013.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries. As a reflection of its continuing commitment to interracial education, Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. Berea admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship.  Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college.  The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week.  Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville.  More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

Institution or Company offering position: 
Berea College
Contact Name: 
Dr. Eileen McKiernan González