Thanks to a unique academic partnership, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago cooperates with anthropologists at The Field Museum of Natural History, to offer advanced degrees in anthropology. Field Curators chair doctoral committees at UIC and are full members of the graduate faculty. A postdoctoral teaching fellowship program was initiated in 2011 for recent graduates of the joint program.
Field Museum curators serve on the faculty at Northwestern and may co-chair doctoral committees. Participating curatorial faculty include: Gary Feinman, Robert Martin, William Parkinson, John Terrell, Alaka Wali, and Ryan Williams. Dr. Robin Coleman is the first graduate of the collaborative program.