Department: IU Bloomington Near Eastern Langs & Cultures
The Indiana University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies), in conjunction with the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory (School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering), seeks a Research Associate in Egyptology, to assist in the project “International Virtual Museum of Ancient Egypt,” a planned common portal for viewing three-dimensional digital models of ancient Egyptian objects.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Perform photogrammetry on ancient Egyptian objects in the Brooklyn Museum of Art and in the Indiana University Eskenazi Museum of Art
Generate and edit three-dimensional models using Agisoft Metashape (formerly Photoscan), Capturing Reality RealityCapture, and Pixologic ZBrush
Assist in the development of a web portal for the display of objects and associated metadata.
Supervise graduate students who will assist in the Virtual Museum project.
Teach one class per term on ancient Egyptian language or other subjects to be agreed on.
Assist in writing grants for future funding of the project.
Ph.D. in Egyptology
Knowledge and experience working in the field of Egyptology and Virtual Heritage, including digital photography and 3D modeling
Teaching experience in Egyptian language, history or archaeology
Experience in web development.
Experience in virtual reality applications.
Demonstrated professional writing skills and a record of past publications and successful grant applications.
Department Contact for Questions:
Please direct questions regarding this posting to: Prof. Steve Vinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAA #: 21902-10
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 7469
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