Director of Umass Archaeological Services and Lecturer positions

Monday, July 11, 2011


University of Massachusetts Amherst , MA
United States
42° 22' 49.3248" N, 72° 31' 23.3148" W
Massachusetts US

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a Director of UMass Archaeological Services (UMAS) and Lecturer under a faculty, non-tenure track appointment. Under the general direction of the Chair of the Department of Anthropology, the Director of UMAS serves as the Principal Investigator for contracts and grants awarded by outside sponsors in the area of cultural resource management and historic preservation.  The Director’s leadership responsibilities include articulating and implementing a vision for the organization within the department, maintaining a high profile for UMAS on the campus, and articulating the mission of UMAS with external clients and state agencies.  The Director also oversees the finances, grants and contracts, and personnel actions within the organization, and supervises a staff that develops, implements, and administers the daily operations. The Director will work closely with the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Heritage and Society to develop and promote a Professional Master’s Degree program in Heritage Management.

A PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field is required by time of appointment. A minimum of five years of supervisory and administrative experience in the field of Cultural Resource Management is required. We seek candidates with (1) demonstrated leadership abilities in a larger organization, (2) demonstrated experience in conducting and managing large-scale archaeological surveys and excavations, and in producing timely reports, (3) a record of research and publication, (4) demonstrated experience in sponsor and regulatory agency negotiation and outreach to stakeholders, and (5) a knowledge of state and federal cultural resources legislation. A specialization in Northeast U.S. archaeology is preferred.  We also prefer experience in computer applications applied to archaeological research projects, including GIS, database development, and data management. Knowledge of architectural history is beneficial, but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience with a minimum starting salary of $70,000.

The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body and curriculum.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the 5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 19,000 undergraduate students and 5,600 graduate students, and nearly 900 tenure system faculty. The Department of Anthropology has 21 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program and 82 graduate students working on MA and/or PhD programs.

UMass Amherst Anthropology faculty work closely with their counterparts in the area’s private colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith) in curricular planning. This is a 12-month renewable appointment. The faculty is unionized, and the University of Massachusetts offers an excellent benefits package.

We are accepting applications online at: Please include a letter describing interests and qualifications, a CV, and list of 3 referees. Alternatively, paper submissions should be sent to Tracy Tudryn, Dean's Assistant, Dean's Office, 230 Draper Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Application screening commences on June 29, 2011. No applications will be accepted after July 11, 2011.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Massachusetts
Contact Name: 
Elizabeth Chilton