Director - Master of Arts Public Archaeology (MAPA) - Binghamton University

Samuel Bourcy

Note from the University: We are particularly interested in contract archaeologists with extensive experience in the field so they can provide guidance for the master’s level students on their way through our two-year program. We would also like to find candidates from the Northeast as that is where most of our graduates tend to come from and want to find work.

Application Link: Director - Master of Arts Public Archaeology (MAPA)

Director - Master of Arts Public Archaeology (MAPA)
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Department: Anthropology
Locations: Binghamton, NY
Posted: Feb 20, 2020
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
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Job Description:

The Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY), in collaboration with the University's Public Archaeology Facility (PAF), invites applications for a Director of the Masters of Arts in Anthropology with a track in Public Archaeology Program (MAPA).  MAPA is a professional graduate program offering training in public archaeology that we define to include Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and other areas in which archaeologists and their publics interact. The successful candidate will be hired as a 12-month, full-time lecturer on a renewable three-year term appointment.

The successful applicant will oversee the program curriculum, teach classes, and manage the MAPA program (including recruitment, application processes, budget oversight, program marketing and communications, developing internship opportunities and alumni connections, advising and mentoring students, and participating in MA committees). 



Applicants must have a PhD in hand, regional experience in North America (Northeast preferred), senior level supervisory experience in public archaeology (including CRM firms, museums, and/or state and federal agencies), and a record of publication. We specifically seek an individual who can help the department to continue to develop the program and deliver master level courses essential to professional training in CRM. We prefer candidates with experience working with Indigenous and descendent communities.


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Application Instructions:

Formal review of applications will begin on March 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover letter, which may be addressed "To the Search Committee." and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Samuel Bourcy
PhD Student | MAPA Graduate Assistant
Lab Manager | AIM2 Lab
Anthropology Department 
Binghamton University