The Research Institute community is comprised of Crow Canyon research staff, research volunteers, and external research associates. Each play an integral role in the research, education, and American Indian initiatives of Crow Canyon. The Research Institute seeks to function "without walls"---we facilitate collaborations that transcend disciplinary and geographic boundaries. In particular, we are developing projects with academics, Native American tribes, teachers and schools, and contract archaeologists.
Crow Canyon research and program staff are the core research team at Crow Canyon, while also being devoted educators and curators of the archaeological past. Through educational programs and collaborations with Native Americans, our staff invites the public to collaborate in cutting-edge archaeological research. Interested in joining the Crow Canyon team? Check out our current job openings!
In 2019, Crow Canyon initiated its Postdoctoral Scholars program by welcoming Dr. Michelle Turner, the first-ever Crow Canyon postdoc. The Crow Canyon Postdoctoral Scholars program will build archaeological careers, amplify Crow Canyon’s ongoing research, and serve the field of archaeology.
Crow Canyon offers summer internships in in our program and research departments. Our interns spend ten weeks working with Crow Canyon researchers and participating in educational programs. Many Crow Canyon interns have gone on to have illustrious careers in academia, government, and the private sector. Interested in being an intern at Crow Canyon? Visit our internship page to apply!
Volunteers are crucial members of the Crow Canyon research team. From analyzing artifacts, to entering data, to leading site tours and cultural explorations, our research volunteers constantly challenge us to make archaeology at Crow Canyon relevant and accessible. Interested in becoming a lab, education, or cultural explorations volunteer? Contact us!
The Research Associates of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center are external researchers who are actively collaborating with other Crow Canyon researchers on specific projects. Many of our research associates have long-standing relationships with Crow Canyon, and provide crucial domain-specific expertise. Research associates are welcome to visit Crow Canyon to collaborate on specific projects, and may apply to be scholars-in-residence at the Research Institute house for extended periods. If you are interested in starting a new research collaboration with Crow Canyon researchers and becoming a research associate, please contact us!