Submitted: 21 March 2024
Department: Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory/Department of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology
Institution: University of West Georgia
Job type: Temporary
Apply by: 12 April 2024
Application URL: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psc/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=54000&JobOpeningId=269310&PostingSeq=1&PortalActu

About Us Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to learn, grow, and advance. Now, nearly 13,000 students from across Georgia, 31 states and 62 countries call UWG home. With 95+ undergraduate programs and concentrations, and 35 master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, our institution builds capacity to help develop talent pipelines for in-demand industries. Today, we're a regional powerhouse, making an economic impact of more than $633 million in the region and state.

With our main campus in Carrollton (GA) and presences in Douglasville (GA), Newnan (GA), and online, we take pride in working every day to curate a first-choice university by making a difference in the lives of our students, alumni, industry partners, and the communities we serve.

The academic enterprise of the university is organized into our College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; College of Education; Richards College of Business; University College; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; Honors College; Graduate School; UWG Newnan; and our UWG Douglasville Center.

Job Summary The University of West Georgia┬┐s Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory, in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GaDNR), seeks to hire a bioarchaeologist for work on a grant-funded NAGPRA project. This project is focused on re- assessing the GaDNR-controlled collections from the Etowah Mounds site. The job duties of the successful candidate will include assessing faunal assemblages to identify any potential admixture of human remains; consulting with tribal partners and stakeholders to identify potential associated and unassociated funerary objects; inventorying any new NAGPRA materials identified and working with Laboratory Director and Laboratory Curator to compile dossier reports on materials; regular coordination with the Georgia State Archaeologist to provide updates on project activities and help draft progress reports to Tribal partners; and coordinating with Tribal partners to ensure the proper and respectful preparation of the collections for reburial.

Responsibilities Assess faunal assemblages to identify any potential admixture of human remains; 20%

Consult with tribal partners and stakeholders to identify potential associated and unassociated funerary objects; 20%

Inventory any new NAGPRA materials identified and work with Laboratory Director and Laboratory Curator to compile dossier reports; 20%

Coordinate with Tribal partners on proper and respectful preparation of collections for reburial; 20% Regular coordination with Georgia State Archaeologist to provide updates on project activities and help draft progress reports to Tribal partners; 20%

Required Qualifications M.A. or M.S. in Anthropology with a specialization and training in bioarcheology and human osteology plus a minimum 6 years professional experience or specialized training in human osteological research; must meet minimum professional qualifications for archaeology as defined by the Department of the Interior in 36CFR61. OR Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialization and training in bioarcheology and human osteology; minimum 3 years professional experience or specialized training in human osteological research; must meet minimum professional qualifications for archaeology as defined by the Department of the Interior in 36CFR61.

Preferred Qualifications Doctorate/Phd

Experience with tribal consultation under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); Experience in preparing documentation required by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Extensive knowledge of Southeastern prehistoric and/or historic archaeology.

Conditions of Employment 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 West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity The University of West Georgia is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50

Copyright © 2024 American Association of Biological Anthropologists.
Site programming and administration: Ed Hagen, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University