Two-year Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship in Historical Archaeology 2019, University of the South, Tennessee

Publish Date: Mar 18, 2019

Two-year Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship in Historical Archaeology

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  


Classification Information


Classification Title Two-year Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship in Historical Archaeology
Division College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department Southern Studies
FLSA Status Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)
Work Schedule 10 month
If Other (provide months)  
Full Time vs Part Time Full Time
Appointment Term
If Term, specify number of years 2
Primary Function

The University of the South invites applications for a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in Historical Archaeology with a focus on the study of the U.S. South to start in August 2019. The position will be affiliated with a newly instituted Southern Studies program, funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities are two courses per year; additional duties include development and implementation of a local/regional research project that will enhance the new program in Southern studies. Such a project should actively integrate undergraduate students and link the region’s late 18th, 19th, or 20th century history.

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)



Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by the time the position begins.


The position, which carries the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, may also include leading an archaeological field school. The University has a 13,000 acre land base and is adjacent to thousands of acres of state land.

Special Instructions

Please submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests; a C.V.; graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted); and three letters of reference*, at least one of which speaks to teaching experience through the application portal. Contact Sarah C. Sherwood at if you have questions.

*Letters of reference may be submitted directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen R. Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance & Administration, at

Work Environment


Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, laboratory, and/or other University facilities.

Further Official Information

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