Topic ID #41928 - posted 12/30/2019 11:58 AM

Director, Center for Archaeological Research, University of Texas at San Antonio

Director, Center for Archaeological Research


The University of Texas at San Antonio seeks a dynamic leader to serve as Director of the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR). Established in 1974, CAR is an active archaeological contract facility, a state-accredited collections repository, a research unit within the Department of Anthropology, and a liaison with the local community in matters of cultural heritage ( CAR’s staff of 15 employees work at the University’s Main Campus in a facility with 12,500 square feet of lab, office, classroom, and curation space. CAR secures more than one million dollars in contracts annually and curates over 15 million items from the Pre-Columbian, colonial, and historic periods. CAR is housed in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. The director is a staff member of the Department of Anthropology and reports to the department chair. Salary is commensurate with experience.


The new director will oversee CAR’s successful role as a contract archaeology provider and curation facility. They will partner with the Department of Anthropology to provide training and research opportunities for UTSA’s undergraduate and graduate students, including those in the Anthropology PhD program, which emphasizes anthropology’s broad engagement with environmental issues. This may include the opportunity to contribute to instruction and training, teaching courses periodically, and serving on graduate student committees. The director must demonstrate an ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Finally, they will further the Center’s community collaborations and commitment to public education.


Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an M.A. in Anthropology or a related field and a minimum of seven years of experience in cultural resource management or heritage administration. They must have experience in all phases of CRM, including bidding and contract acquisition, project design and implementation, personnel and budget management, and report writing.


Preferred Qualifications: The most competitive candidates will have: 1) an innovative vision for a 21st-century, university-based contract archaeology facility; 2) strong executive skills and leadership experience; 3) exceptional interpersonal skills that enable them to work effectively with diverse office personnel, academic units, university administration, government agencies, and external constituencies; 4) a record of scholarship and research; 5) a willingness to pursue research in Texas and adjacent regions, (Texas experience preferred); a PhD in a related field.


Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020, and continue until the position if filled. Interested applicants should apply online at . All applicants must submit a cover letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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