2350 Director, Center for Archaeological Research

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Director, Center for Archaeological Research

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2350

GRADE UN

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Dean, College of Humanities and Public Affairs

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Provost 

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Director, Center for Archaeological Research provides leadership and direction, fiscal management, and overall supervision of the activities of the Center for Archaeological Research. The Director obtains contracts and grants for the Center and plans and directs the public relations effort of the Center by providing information to University personnel, students, and the public about research and the standards of the Center. The Director produces publications, 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 Ph.D. in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field is required.

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

Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Supervisory and administrative experience 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. Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

1. Provides leadership and management for the Center for Archaeological Research by establishing goals and objectives for the Center, developing effective controls to monitor progress in achieving goals, supervising Research Archaeologists and office personnel, 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. Ensures that the Center for Archaeological Research produces research, studies, and analyses that adhere to the standards of the Center by reviewing, 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. Builds the credibility and reputation of the Center by developing and maintaining standards, policies, and procedures, creating opportunities to inform the public and university community about the work of the Center, overseeing the dissemination of the results of archaeological research by publications and programs, speaking to professional and general audiences, writing public notices, and preparing exhibits.

4. Assures continued operation of the Center and effective utilization of resources by planning and developing the annual budget, monitoring income and expenditures, and obtaining contracts and grants for the Center.

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.

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

SUPERVISION

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

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SEPTEMBER 1998