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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R01616P

Working Title:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Department:

Franklin-Anthropology

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Employment Type:

Employee

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2019

Posting Date:

03/22/2019

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please prepare a CV and a one-page cover letter that includes: (1) a summary of the applicant’s research program, (2) a description of the applicant’s training and experience with ArcGIS, and (3) training and experience with regards to computer modeling. We anticipate doing a first round of informal interviews for this position at the Society for American Archaeology meetings in Albuquerque. For any questions regarding the position, please email Dr. Victor Thompson (vdthom@uga.edu or Dr. Bryan Tucker (bryan.tucker@dnr.ga.gov).

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO 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.

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Duties/Responsibilities:

This role will be 100% research and management-based within the Laboratory of Archaeology. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in spatial analysis, data analytics, and archaeological approaches to “big-data.” There will be a series of deliverables for the position that are linked to key duties of the position. Duties include development of probability models taking into account key environmental differences across the state of Georgia, identifying “at risk” sites endangered by erosion and flooding, directly working to with ITOS to integrated developed models into online databases, and potential management of undergraduate and graduate student assistants in the Laboratory. There will be opportunities to collaborate on publications related to this project.

Percentage of time:

100

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

The Laboratory of Archaeology at The University of Georgia anticipates being able to hire a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Geographic Information Systems and Computer Modeling in Archaeology. This would be a three-year, 12-month, full-time position. The primary role of the individual will be to collaborate with the Laboratory Director and the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resource on modeling and risk assessment for archaeological sites in Georgia. The ideal person for this position should have demonstratable skills using ArcGIS with regards to large-scale modeling, knowledge of geostatistical methods, a familiarity with state site file data, and the ability to write up process and procedures related to site file research. A familiarity with southeastern archaeology is a preferred, but persons who are trained in other regions are encouraged to apply.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

-Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology or related field from a CHEA accredited institution or international equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

-Demonstrable knowledge of ArcGIS
-Knowledge of environmental modeling
-Knowledge of state site file data-sets

Physical Demands:

-Sitting at a computer for long periods of time.
-Lifting up to 40 lbs.

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Company info
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
US

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