The Arkansas Archeological Survey is seeking a full-time Director to
begin July 1, 2013. Established by the Arkansas General Assembly in
1967, the Survey operates a statewide program of archeological
research, public service, and public education through eleven research
stations and the Coordinating Office. Eight research stations are
located on university campuses, two are associated with archeological
state parks, and one is operated in cooperation with the City of
Blytheville. Research station archeologists conduct basic research,
support the host institution either through teaching or service,
provide educational opportunities to citizens of Arkansas, and provide
technical assistance to state and federal agencies. The Survey’s
Coordinating Office in Fayetteville houses the administrative offices,
the State Archeologist’s office, the Registrar’s office, Computer
Services, Sponsored Research Program, and the Publications Office.
Survey administrative staff includes the Director and Assistant
Director for Financial Affairs and support staff. See
http://www.arkansasarcheology.org for more information.
By law, the Survey is the state repository for archeological site and
project information. The Survey works closely with the Arkansas
Historic Preservation Program in the Department of Arkansas Heritage,
Arkansas State Parks, and Indian tribes that once lived in Arkansas.
The Survey’s enabling legislation authorizes it to support the
programs of the Arkansas Archeological Society, a statewide amateur
organization (see Arkansas Code 13-6-201- 216).
The Director works at the pleasure of the
President of the University of Arkansas System and the University of
Arkansas, Board of Trustees. The Director is expected to provide
leadership to Survey archeologists in the pursuit of archeological
research, public education, and the preservation of Arkansas’s
archeological heritage. The duties include preparation and oversight
of budgets, grants and contracts, organizational planning, staff
supervision, development of partnerships with university and state
agencies, fund raising, and consultation with descendent populations.
The Director will facilitate research and publication opportunities,
and work closely with the Department of Anthropology and the
Environmental Dynamics Program at the University of Arkansas
Fayetteville. The Director will have a Research title in the
Department of Anthropology with an opportunity for teaching and
directing graduate research.
Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialty in North
American archeology. Successful candidates will have experience in the
management of a diverse organization devoted to research, heritage
preservation, and education. A successful research and publication
record is expected. Candidates with skills and experience in personnel
management, grant writing, building collaborations, and the successful
management of grants and contracts are preferred. A basic
understanding of state and federal laws regulating archeological
research is required.
Applications should include a letter of intent describing scholarly
interests and accomplishments, management and other experience
relevant to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses
of at least three references. The search committee will begin
reviewing applications January 15, 2013.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Ann Early.