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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas State University
Texas, United States
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Posted date
Jan 7, 2020

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Special Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Job Posting Number 20201PF Job Location San Marcos Department Anthropology Position Description

The Shumla Postdoctoral Fellowship provides one year of funding to pursue an innovative research project studying Pecos River style rock art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas.

Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center is a global leader in rock art research and education, collaborating with partners, across disciplines and internationally. The story of Shumla began over 4,000 years ago when the ancient inhabitants of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands began to record their sophisticated myths and beliefs as painted murals on limestone canyon walls. In 1998, artist-turned-archaeologist Dr. Carolyn Boyd recognized the value of these ancient murals and founded an organization to preserve, study and share this important cultural record. Shumla has become a center of archaeological research, heritage preservation, community outreach and education for students of all ages.

Required Qualifications

1. an active research program in the documentation and analysis of rock art in Mesoamerica, northern Mexico, and the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas
2. a Ph.D. in archaeology at the time of application

Preferred Qualifications

1. fluency in Spanish
2. significant archaeological fieldwork and laboratory experience
3. familiarity with semiotics, hermeneutics, and other interpretive strategies used to research meaning of prehistoric art
4. proficiency with Agisoft Photoscan, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, .

Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter highlighting qualifications.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official doctoral transcripts.

Proposed Start Date February 2020 Open Date Review Date 01/10/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled? No Legal Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
  3. Letter of Recommendation #1
  4. Letter of Recommendation #2
  5. Letter of Recommendation #3
  6. List of References
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