Archaeology Sessional Instructor – Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is seeking a qualified sessional instructor to teach the six-week Archaeology Field School (12:342) in the 2020 Spring Session. The course involves one week of in-class instruction and 5 weeks of field work. Please apply by submitting a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, sample field school course outline or prospectus, teaching evaluations, and a clear indication of citizenship or Canadian immigration status along with the names of three referees in a single pdf file to the attention of Dr. Mary Malainey, Chair, Department of Anthropology at The course will run based on sufficient enrollment and budgetary restrictions.

Qualifications An MA, ABD, or PhD in Archaeology, or, Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology.
Term Spring Session 2020
Salary: $12,410 (6 credit hour course)
Application Deadline: January 2, 2020

Additional qualifications include:

• Prior experience as an instructor or team manager on an archaeology field school.
• Demonstrated recent experience in archaeological artifact analysis, cataloguing, and report writing.
• Experience as a permit holder and primary investigator and/or team manager on an archaeological site.
• Qualified to apply for and hold a permit to excavate a heritage site and its artifacts in the Province of Manitoba.
• Demonstrated ability to excavate and interpret materials from a Precontact Indigenous archaeological site on the Northeastern Plains
• Familiarity with Manitoba legislation and its requirements for archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and artifact cataloguing, storage, and curation.
• Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
• First Aid certified.

Duties: Obtaining a site excavation permit; preparation and delivery of course material, transportation of students to and from field-site; daily supervision of field work and lab work, preparation and delivery of assignments and tests, marking of student work, submission of grades to university officials, be available to regularly and as required meet with students; complete artifact analysis and cataloguing using the Brandon University ArchWizard computer program; write and submit the permit report to appropriate officials.





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