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The Cornell Archaeology Program invites applications for the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology starting in fall 2012. We invite applications from scholars who have completed the Ph.D. within the last three years with a specialization in archaeology. The position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate will teach one undergraduate course (with optional graduate section) each semester, and will deliver at least one public lecture each year (one of which may form part of the Finger Lakes AIA or NYSAA lecture series). The balance of the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate’s time is to be devoted to her/his own research. A faculty mentor will be appointed to assist the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate with their professional development. The Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate is required to be in residence at Cornell during the semesters of her/his tenure, but is free to conduct fieldwork in the summer or during the winter break if desired. This position is open, but there is a strong preference for candidates who offer areas or specializations which are complementary to those of existing faculty at Cornell (see Cornell Archaeology Program faculty list at:, and so would expand current teaching and research topics at Cornell. We seek scholars whose work has broad appeal and potential for future growth: in particular, applicants who work in Asia, South America or Africa would be especially welcome. The salary for this position will be $42,000 per year, with benefits, and $2,000 per year in research funds. Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  In order to receive full consideration, applications and references must be received before 2 April 2012. A decision is expected by May 1, 2012.
Eligibility:Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree no earlier than May 1, 2009. Applicants who will complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (including filing the dissertation) before appointment are eligible to apply. The completion date for the Ph.D. degree will in no circumstances be waived or extended.
Applications:Please send, by e-mail as separate pdf attachments; a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and a list of four courses that you might propose to teach to the Archaeology Program Administrator, Bruce Roebal, at addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee preferably by 2 April 2012. Please also arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to the same email address – – by the same date.
Cornell University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and educator.
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