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Doris Stone Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Doris Stone Post-Doctoral Fellows are intended to foster the professional development of gifted scholars, to enrich the Middle American Research Institute’s vigorous research environment, and to foster intellectual exchange among the Institute's research community. We seek to support the development of early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds (including historically under-represented groups and international scholars) who show promise as innovative researchers in Mesoamerican and Central American archaeology, an area in which Doris Z. Stone made significant contributions. 


Ph.D. in any relevant discipline or interdisciplinary field.

We particularly seek candidates whose research interests address any of the following topics: settlement patterns and household archaeology, gender studies, or indigenist and community-based archaeology. Engagement in the technologies and methodologies of landscape archaeology is also highly desirable. Furthermore, we seek candidates whose research interests will broadly complement the Middle American Research Institute’s efforts 1) researching the indigenous history, languages, and cultures of Mesoamerica and Central America, 2) stewarding its archaeological and ethnological collections, and 3) developing programs and events to educate the public on indigenous Mesoamerica and Central America. Finally, we encourage applications from candidates who have active field programs.

Application Instructions

Application must be submitted via Interfolio and must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter describing research interests, teaching and administrative experience, and your particular capacity to contribute to the Center’s interdisciplinary mission; (3) a graduate transcript; (4) two recommendation letters; (5) a writing sample; (6) a detailed proposal for at least one content course or seminar; and (7) teaching evaluations if available. For additional information on the Middle American Research Institute and its programs, please visit http://mari.tulane.edu.

For more information on the Doris Stone Post-Doctoral Fellowship program, please contact Marcello A. Canuto, Director of the Middle American Research Institute at 504-862-3104 or mcanuto@tulane.edu.  The application deadline is TBD.