Missouri State University

2351 Assistant Director, Center for Archaeological Research

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Assistant Director, Center for Archaeological Research

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2351

GRADE Unclassified

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Center for Archaeological Research

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Humanities and Public Affairs

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Assistant Director of the Archaeological Research Center assists the Director in the supervision of Research Archaeologists and office staff, obtains contracts and grants for the Center, and provides information to University personnel, students, and the public about policies, procedures, and standards of the Center.  The Assistant Director is responsible for a publication series, designs and implements scientific field research, conducts laboratory studies and performs multi-disciplinary analysis, and disseminates the results of archaeological research to professional and general audiences.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A M.A. or M.S. in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field is required.

Experience: Three years of experience in Research Archaeology is required.  Two years of administrative experience related to archaeological projects or programs is required.  Field experience and interest in archaeology of the Ozarks region is required.

Skills:  Strong oral and written communication skills are required.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required.  Supervisory experience is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Position entails some strenuous physical labor and requires the ability to carry equipment and archaeological samples weighing up to 20-30 pounds, using a shovel and other associated tools to excavate archaeological sites, climbing steep grades on foot in rugged terrain.

Other: Scope of the position requires occasional evening and weekend work.      

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assists in providing overall management for the Center for Archaeological Research by supervising other Research Archaeologists and office personnel, obtaining contracts and grants for the Center, consulting with Research Archaeologists in the formulation of research designs for contracts, and providing authoritative information to University personnel, students, and the public regarding the Center’s policies, procedures, and standards.

2. Helps to ensure that the Center for Archaeological Research produces research, studies, and analyses that adhere to the standards of the Center by designing and conducting scientific field research, which includes administration, logistics, personnel deployment, and fiscal management of the project, conducting laboratory studies and multi-disciplinary analyses, and devising, modifying, and/or supervising the maintenance and coordination of complex and comprehensive field and laboratory research systems and facilities.

3. Disseminates the results of archaeological research by producing a publication series, speaking to professional and general audiences, writing public notices, and preparing exhibits.

4. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

5. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Director of the Center for Archaeological Research.

6. Contributes to the overall success of the Center for Archaeological Research by performing other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Assistant Director of the Center for Archaeological Research is supervised by the Director of the Center for Archaeological Research and supervises Research Archaeologists, Project Supervisors, Lab Supervisors, and office personnel.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED NOVEMBER 2011