Position Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Job Posting Number 20225NTL
Job Location San Marcos
College College of Liberal Arts
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.
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.
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.
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be
accepted and considered, https: // jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35810.
Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter
The selected candidate will be required to provide official doctoral
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
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