Postdoctoral Scholar

Texas State University San Marcos

United States

July 30, 2021


Posting Information Position Title Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Posting Number 20225NTL Job Location San Marcos College College of Liberal Arts Department/School Anthropology Position Description

The Shumla Postdoctoral Fellowship provides one year of funding to pursue an innovative research project studying Pecos River style rock art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas.

Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center is a global leader in rock art research and education, collaborating with partners, across disciplines and internationally. The story of Shumla began over 4,000 years ago when the ancient inhabitants of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands began to record their sophisticated myths and beliefs as painted murals on limestone canyon walls. In 1998, artist-turned-archaeologist Dr. Carolyn Boyd recognized the value of these ancient murals and founded an organization to preserve, study and share this important cultural record. Shumla has become a center of archaeological research, heritage preservation, community outreach and education for students of all ages.

Required Qualifications

  • An active research program in the documentation and analysis of rock art in Mesoamerica, northern Mexico, and the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas.
  • Earned Ph.D. in archaeology at the time of application.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Significant archaeological fieldwork and laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with semiotics, hermeneutics, and other interpretive strategies used to research meaning of prehistoric art.
  • Proficiency with Agisoft Photoscan, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
  • Application Procedures

    Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https: //

    Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter highlighting qualifications.

    The selected candidate will be required to provide official doctoral transcripts.

    Type of Position Full-Time Proposed Start Date Fall 2021 Posting Date 07/26/2021 Evaluation of Applications Begins Full Consideration Date 07/30/2021 Close Date 07/30/2021 Open Until Filled? No EEO/AA Statement

    Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Why Work at Texas State?

    Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

    Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • DD 214/DD1300
  • Veteran's Preference
  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • List of References
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