Director of the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (Research Associate)

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Associate to develop and carry out advanced research projects in the analysis of ancient Near Eastern Landscapes as Director of the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) Laboratory. The CAMEL Lab is a leading research and training center that investigates the ancient cultures of this region through a diachronic study of its landscapes.  This is accomplished via the systematic collection of contemporary and historical spatial data, and the development of new methodologies for analyzing geospatial data sets. The CAMEL Laboratory facilitates collaborative scholarship with Oriental Institute faculty, conducts its own projects in both landscape archaeology research and cultural heritage preservation, and trains both students and faculty in the methods of landscape archaeology.
Applicants must have expertise and field experience directing archaeological surface surveys and landscape archaeology projects in the Near East/Egypt.  In addition, applicants must have expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: remote sensing, geography, or quantitative modeling of settlement systems.  Experience in grant writing is highly desirable.  Some teaching may also be required for this position.  The position also involves work on the Oriental Institute’s Afghan Heritage Mapping Project. A Ph.D. is required.
To apply for this position, please apply online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website:
Job posting number: 03354
Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2017.
Inquiries can be directed to with the subject heading “CAMEL Director (Research Associate) Search.”
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email with their request.

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