Associate Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies #20180055FAC

San Marcos, Texas
Sep 18, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Associate Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies

Job Posting Number: 20180055FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Anthropology - Center for Archaeological Studies

Position Description: Texas State University invites applications for an Associate Director with the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS). CAS is a research center located within the Department of Anthropology that provides research and consulting services to private, local, state, and federal partners in Texas, across the United States, and internationally. CAS’s Curation Services Program is certified by the Texas Historical Commission to curate held-in-trust collections and meets federal standards in 36 CFR Part 79. We are experiencing significant growth and expansion and are seeking a highly motivated individual to assist CAS’s Director and Curator in the management of cultural resource management (CRM) and curation projects.

The Associate Director will be responsible for the management of grant and contract funded cultural resources projects. Primary duties include project management; supervising, instructing, and managing personnel; client development and maintenance; university interface; development and performance of public outreach components; and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Additional CRM project management responsibilities include: proposal and research design development; acquiring Texas Antiquities Permits; developing and managing project budgets; developing and implementing logistic plans; collecting archaeological and GIS data; archaeological and GIS analysis; report production, including the generation of text and graphics; supervising and mentoring archaeology lab staff and students; and meeting permit completion requirements, including Curation.

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. at the time of hire;
2. Cultural resource management experience (five years or more);
3. Demonstrated experience with writing grant and contract proposals for CRM projects;
4. Demonstrated expertise in the application of federal and state laws;
5. Demonstrated organizational skills commensurate with managing small and large cultural resources management projects in multiple locations;
6. Demonstrated ability to write, review, and technically edit cultural resource management reports; and
7. Qualified to obtain federal and state permits.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with archaeological curation;
2. Specialized archaeological analysis experience (e.g., prehistoric ceramics, historic ceramics, faunal remains, geophysical survey, etc.);
3. Experience conducting public outreach;
4. Experience working with graduate and undergraduate students; and
5. Experience in university settings or other complex organizational settings.

Application Procedures

The review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2017: a letter of interest that addresses the required and preferred qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and the name, e-mail address, and telephone number of three references.

For inquiries, please e-mail Dr. Todd Ahlman, Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies, at and indicate “Associate Director Position” in the subject line of all correspondence.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting Universities.

Proposed Start Date: Spring 2018

Open Until Filled? Yes

Review Date: 11/01/2017


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