Visiting Scholars in the Center for Comparative Archaeology are actively engaged in comparative archaeological research on long-term social change, pursuing projects they have designed and proposed themselves. They are postdoctoral scholars but are not necessarily recent Ph.D.'s. In addition to the comparative research they are pursuing, Visiting Scholars, in collaboration with permanent faculty members, lead an ongoing seminar on some topic or approach in comparative archaeological research.
Applications for the position during the 2017–2018 academic year will be welcome in February, 2017. More Information >
Applications are invited for a one-year position (academic year 2017–18) as Visiting Scholar in the Center for Comparative Archaeology. The Visiting Scholar will be engaged in archaeological research that takes a comparative approach to long-term social change. S/he will help to lead an extended seminar on comparative research in archeology involving the theme of this research. The Visiting Scholar must have completed the doctoral degree by September, 2017; inquiries from more senior scholars are also welcome. Salary competitive. Applicants should submit, by Feb. 27, 2017, a CV, the names of three references, and a letter of application (2–3 pp.) including a discussion of the research to be pursued. Ideas related to the integration of the research theme into the ongoing seminar on comparative archeology are also welcome. Inquiries and applications by email are preferred. (Because some of our notices did not appear as intended, the deadline has been extended slightly beyond the Feb. 17 date originally posted to provide ample time.) Applications can be sent to Robert D. Drennan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Visiting Scholars in Previous Years
Dušan Borić (2015–2016, PhD University of Cambridge). Research on the dynamics of culture change and cultural transmission processes in foraging and early farming societies. Fieldwork in the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean.
Christina Giovas (2014–2015, PhD University of Washington). Research on the human paleoecology and zooarchaeology of island and coastal settings. Fieldwork in the Caribbean, Polynesia, France, the Pacific Northwest, and Ontario.
Isaac Ullah (2013–2014, PhD Arizona State University). Research on simulation modeling and GIS with a focus on understanding the long-term trajectories of early food producing subsistence economies.
José M. Capriles (2012–2013, PhD Washington University in St. Louis). Research on the development of specialized subsistence strategies such as camelid pastoralism in a context of cultural and environmental change. Fieldwork in the Andean highlands of Bolivia.
Alanna Ossa (2011–2012, PhD Arizona State University). Research on social dynamics driving exchange and their intersection with economic development, computer simulation, and spatial analyses. Fieldwork in Veracruz and elsewhere in Mesoamerica.
Paul Duffy (2010–2011, PhD University of Michigan). Research on craft production, exchange, and inequality from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age and on spatial analysis and comparative methods. Survey and excavation in the Great Hungarian Plain.