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  • Employer: School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Salary: $50,000.00 per year
  • Posting Closes: January 5, 2022 (Open until filled)


The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University is recruiting one Postdoctoral Research Scholar under the supervision of the Curator of Collections, Center for Archaeology and Society Repository (CASR). The postdoctoral research scholar will oversee the documentation and organization of archaeological collections subject to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) from US Forest Service land. Relevant materials were collected from Tonto National Forest by faculty of the former Department of Anthropology and include human remains and funerary objects. To assist the Forest Service with repatriation, the collections must be located, inventoried, compared to existing documentation, and packed for transfer.

This is an in-person, full-time, fiscal-year, term-limited 1-year position, which may be renewable for a second year, contingent on funding and satisfactory performance. Job expectations are contingent on current and future contractual obligations specified in Forest Service contracts. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their Ph.D. to be considered. The anticipated start date is January of 2022, but may be earlier.

Initial deadline for complete applications is January 5, 2022; if not filled, review of complete applications will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

The fiscal year (12-month) salary for this position is $50,000 along with competitive benefits through ASU including health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The postdoctoral research scholar must be in residence in the greater-Phoenix metropolitan area during the appointment.

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