Tuesday, January 26, 2016



The Society for Archaeological Sciences invites applications for the R.E. Taylor Poster Award at the Society for American Archaeology's 81st Anniversary Meeting in Orlando, Florida
This prestigious award acknowledges innovative student contributions to archaeological research through the use of scientific methods, and has enhanced the careers of prominent young scholars and professionals for more than a decade. The award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus R. Ervin Taylor of the University of California at Riverside for his outstanding contributions in the development and application of radiocarbon dating in archaeological research and his dedication to the founding of the Society for Archaeological Sciences; his leading role as President (1980) and General Secretary (1981-2002)of the Society; and his committed service as editor of the SAS Bulletin. Professor Taylor's many valuable contributions were recognized by the SAA in 2004 with the Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research. The award consists of $100 US, a one-year SAS membership and subscription to the SAS Bulletin.

Entries will be judged on the significance of the archaeological problem, appropriateness of the methods used, soundness of conclusions, quality of the poster display, and oral presentation of the poster by the student, who should be the first author in order to be considered. Students should submit an email application to Destiny Crider (cridde01@luther.edu) by March 28, 2016. Applications must include the title and abstract of the poster, evidence that you have registered for the SAA meetings (email from the SAA), and proof of your status as an undergraduate or graduate student (usually appears on your SAA registration). Email confirmation that your application has been received will be sent to you. Please keep this email confirmation. In order to give the judges adequate time to posters, students will also be required to submit a PDF version of their poster on or before April 1, 2016. Judges will be present in person at the SAA meetings to judge posters and to ask students questions about their research. Prizes will be awarded at the SAA meetings following the end of the last poster session.

Good luck to everyone!

To enter contact Destiny Crider (cridde01@luther.edu)


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MIT Visiting Faculty Fellowship in Archaeological Materials

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) at MIT invites inaugural applications for its new, ongoing program of Visiting Faculty Fellowships in Archaeological Materials. The Fellowship is intended to support a visiting scholar at DMSE for one academic year who will work at the intersection of materials science and engineering and the social sciences, specifically archaeology. Fellows can draw upon DMSE facilities and laboratories as well as those at the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology (CMRAE). The Fellowship includes a $50k salary, and additional support is available for teaching. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV with the names of three references, up to three publications, and a two- to three-page description of the applicant’s research plan and teaching (optional) during the term of the Fellowship. Applicants from academic institutions must have appointments at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

Please submit application materials no later than by 31 January 2016 to dmse-fellowship@mit.edu  Questions about the Fellowships may be addressed directly to Professor Heather Lechtman (lechtman@mit.edu).

With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice we especially encourage minorities and women to apply.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer