Academic Professional, Sociology/Archaeology
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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – Department of Sociology and Anthropology
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Academic Professional.
Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.
Within this setting, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is committed to excellence in research, teaching, service, and to preparing students for success in a global economy. The department offers a BA in Anthropology, a BS in Sociology, and an MA in Social Sciences. The degree programs in sociology and anthropology are designed to foster intellectual development in logical thinking, literacy, numeracy, historical consciousness, scientific inquiry, diversity, and social values.
Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Academic Professional of Anthropology will serve as the director of the archaeology lab and the curator of the repository. S/he will be expected to direct collections curation, laboratory activities, equipment and fleet purchasing and maintenance, and will typically teach two specialty archaeology courses per year. Collections curation will include direction of a new 6200 square foot repository; development and/or implementation of a management system for artifacts, documents, images, and data; upgrading existing collections; creating protocols, forms, and institutional documents related to curation activities; and directing student labor. Laboratory activities include organization and operation of approx. 8000 square feet of research and teaching lab space; coordination of archaeological analysis by students and visiting researchers; and liaison to Information Technology services on campus. Equipment and fleet responsibilities include inventory, purchasing, and maintenance of field and laboratory equipment, and coordination of periodic maintenance of the archaeology transportation fleet. Typically the academic professional will work business hours, with some nights and weekends. The position is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a 12 month contract. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Earned doctorate in Anthropology or Archaeology
- Demonstrated experience in curation and collections management
- Research and/or teaching experience in one or more archaeological specialties: curation, shallow geophysics, archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, compliance archaeology, etc.
- Demonstrated experience in supervising archaeological analyses
- Excellent organizational skills
- Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
- Experience working with advanced archaeological technology
- Knowledge of Compliance Archaeology
Screening of applications begins October 1, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2016. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Heidi Altman, Search Chair, Search 67340
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8051
Statesboro GA 30460-8051
Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/socianth/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act.
Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.