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Position In East Asian Archaeology

The Interdepartmental Program (IDP) in Archaeology at UCLA seeks an archaeologist of East Asia.

The successful candidate should be a scholar at the beginning of his/her academic career, fieldwork-oriented, methodologically sophisticated, and competent in the language(s) of his/her research area. The PhD must be in hand by the time of appointment (July 1, 2007) to a position 50% in the IDP and 50% in an academic department matching the successful candidate's qualifications (e.g. Asian Languages and Cultures, History, Art History, or Anthropology). To complement the strengths of existing faculty, preferential consideration will be given to a specialist in one of the following four areas:

(1) Late prehistory of mainland East Asia.
(2) Prehistoric and early historical archaeology of Northeast Asia (Japan, Korea, the Chinese Northeast and the Pacific coast of Russia).
(3) The Silk Routes and Inner Asia.
(4) Archaeology of early imperial China (221 BCE-908 CE)

The successful candidate is expected to complement existing strengths in Archaeology as well as contribute significantly to the teaching of East Asian archaeology-themed graduate and undergraduate courses at UCLA, both in Archaeology and in their home department; participate in teaching the archaeology core courses and laboratory courses in the IDP; take an active role in training PhD students in East Asian archaeology; participate in ongoing archaeological fieldwork in East Asia; contribute to the activities of the East Asian Archaeology Laboratory in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. The University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to excellence through diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a CV, names and addresses of three recommenders, and a sample of their scholarly work by February 1, 2007 to Charles Stanish, Chair, Search Committee in East Asian Archaeology, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, A210 Fowler Museum Building, UCLA, 405 N. Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510. Review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled. The initial funding for this position comes from the East Asian Archaeology and Early History Initiative of the Henry T. Luce Foundation.

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