Choosing To Apply: Deciding if the Job is Right for You

Choosing To Apply: Deciding if the Job is Right for You

Applying for a job in archaeology shouldn’t be too different then applying for any other job. You’ll find job postings in the typical spots most archaeologists look: Shovelbums, Archaeologyfieldwork.com, USAJobs, your local network, professional organizations like the SAA, SHA, and RPA, and the bar. If you’re like most job seekers, you’ll throw a bunch of […]

Crushing Your Archaeology Cover Letter and Resume

Crushing Your Archaeology Cover Letter and Resume

I have reviewed hundreds of job applications over the past few years, which means I’ve read a lot of cover letters and resumes. The quality of the application materials vary, but some patterns have emerged. In general, however, application materials are rarely of high quality. In many cases, they are incomplete or poorly composed, making […]

Publication: “Blogging the Field School: Teaching Digital Public Archaeology” in Internet Archaeology

Publication: “Blogging the Field School: Teaching Digital Public Archaeology” in Internet Archaeology

Back in 2010, I had an opportunity to present a paper in Colleen Morgan’s 2011 Blogging Archaeology Session at the SAAs. The session was wonderful, and I had a wonderful time meeting Twitter colleagues in real life, and discussing the future of blogging, social media, and archaeology. I co-authored two papers in that session. The […]

How to get an ‘A’ in Field School

How to get an ‘A’ in Field School

School is out, summer is here, and that means that all across the world, college students are getting ready for their first archaeological field schools. The field school means many things to many people: for some, it’s a way to get a bunch of credits completed, for others it’s an opportunity to find out if […]

A Request

A Request

This summer I have the pleasure of teaching an online Intro to Archaeology course for Michigan State University. As with most intro courses, the content is pretty basic, and the goal is to give students a chance to get  a glimpse about what archaeology is, why we do it, how it is done, and if […]

Blogging…in Other Places

Blogging…in Other Places

The past few months have led to some new opportunities for me to contribute to blogs in other places, many that are brand new blogs all together. I wanted to give you all a heads up, because if you’re reading this blog, you might want to be reading these other blogs, too. Gradhacker – I […]

How Student Affairs will make me a better Professor

Over the past two and a half years, I have worked in the Department of Student Life at Michigan State University, helping to coordinate the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program. Although my time spent working with the office diminished from 25 to 10 to 5 hours a week, I have learned a great […]

The Class I want to Teach

This semester, I’ve been enrolled in a course on college teaching, as well as doing the Graduate Engagement Certificate out of the Office of Engagement. Both experiences have me thinking hard about what type of teacher I hope to be, and also what kinds of courses I’d like to teach. This idea, although requiring a […]

Campus Culture and Teaching

A long while back, I wrote a blog post about my views on colleges as culture factories. Long story short, I believe that the process of attending a university or college is to shape and mold a student into an individual with certain types of skills and values that are specific to the institution that […]

The Job Description

I must say, it is not everyday that you randomly search for jobs in archaeology, and you find the . It is, of course, a double whammy when you’re not actually on the market. At any rate, here’s the job description: The department of anthropology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track position, at […]