Submitted: 15 May 2023
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Kentucky
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 15 June 2023
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The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar position to serve as Osteologist for NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act). This position will be responsible for performing documentation/analysis on NAGPRA osteology collections as needed, including inventorying, building a biological profile, estimating MNI, and assisting with reburial preparation if needed. Processing and cataloguing of all ancestral remains will be in accordance with policies and procedures established during the consultation processes and respect for and sensitivity to this type of work are imperative. A PhD in Biological Anthropology is required with emphasis on bioarchaeological perspectives preferred. Coursework in Human Osteology, Forensic Anthropology, and Paleopathology, as well as hands-on experience with data collection from archaeologically recovered human skeletal remains collections are a must. The successful candidate must have five years of experience in osteology-related work, extensive experience working with human remains, expert level knowledge of skeletal element ID and osteological methods such as age and sex estimation, experience with commingled and highly fragmented human remains, proficient communication skills, maintain a high degree of professionalism, demonstrated time management and priority setting skills, demonstrate a high commitment to quality, and possess flexibility to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Experience working with NAGPRA collections is preferred

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