Anthropology Laboratory Operations Director

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Posting NumberS03489PWorking TitleAnthropology Laboratory Operations DirectorDepartmentFranklin College Anthropology DepartmentAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday, 8-5

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date07/11/2019Open until filledNoClosing Date07/18/2019Proposed Starting Date08/12/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleLaboratory Professional ADPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

Supervises 2 full-time, benefits-eligible staff and directs the activities of up to 20 temporary and student workers. Manages all aspects of curating existing archaeological collections, receiving new archaeological collections and access to all collections according to Federal and State legal standards. Serves as NAGPRA contact with tribal representatives and government agencies in compliance with UGA policy and NAGPRA law. Maintains and updates use-protocols and building security standards in keeping with curation best-practices and Federal and State legal standards.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of anthropology with emphasis in southeastern prehistoric and historical archaeology. Experience in archaeological curation. Experience in managing all aspects of running an archaeological lab.

Physical Demands

Lift boxes up to 25 lbs, and walk between storage shelves.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment.Does this position have financial responsibilities?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? YesIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Manage & Supervise Staff: direct and determine the activities of 2 full time staff, 1 temporary employee, 16 student workers (graduate and undergraduate) and 5 interns carrying out tasks associated with collections and laboratory operations; time approver for all staff/students; identify needs and recruit necessary staff/students.

Percentage of time40 Duties/Responsibilities


Collections Management: manage collections and site file databases; maintain existing collections; accession new collections; process loan, research and exhibit requests from state and federal agencies (13 in 2018); maintain and update use-guidelines and standards; issue invoices for lab services (14 for 2018); issue invoices and receive payment for site file services (408 for 2018); serve as p-card purchaser for the lab; and, work closely with departmental business staff to ensure appropriate accounting and allocation of funds.

Percentage of time30 Duties/Responsibilities


NAGPRA Contact: primary NAGPRA contact communicating with tribal members and government agencies, and facilitating UGA compliance with NAGPRA law.

Percentage of time15 Duties/Responsibilities


General Inventory and Building Management: maintain and update use-protocols for inventoried equipment and vehicles; prepare work orders for equipment and vehicle repairs; maintain vehicle records and use-logs; manage building security system; and monitor curation environmental controls (e.g., light, temperature, humidity, pest).

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Ensure compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to collections and collections activities, and in collaborations with federal, state, and private agencies; and with the assistance of UGA’s Development office help secure funding from individuals, foundations, corporations, and governmental agencies.

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    2. Cover Letter
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      Posted: 7/16/2019
      Application Due: 7/27/2019
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