Position – Academic Professional

Academic Professional ‐ Search #67340
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.

Required Qualifications:
● 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

Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience working with advanced archaeological technology
● Knowledge of Compliance Archaeology

Screening of applications begins October 1, 2015, 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: haltman@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912‐478‐5723

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.