The University of Arizona, Arizona State Museum (ASM),
invites applications for the continuing-eligible (tenure-track equivalent)
position of Head of Collections and associate curator of archaeology.  The position serves as Head of and provides
vision and leadership to the Collections Division, the largest division within
ASM.  The incumbent will supervise, in
consultation with Collections Division section heads and the Preservation
Division, ongoing collections acquisitions, documentation, care, access, and
use, in accordance with the highest professional standards.  The incumbent also will engage in research,
education, and public outreach involving the museum’s archaeological and/or
ethnological collections, while developing institutional policy and pursuing
grants and other forms of external funding for collections acquisition, care,
and/or research. 
Submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications
for the position, curriculum vitae, and the UA application with the names and
contact information for three references via the University of Arizona
Careertrack website at www.uacareertrack.com,
Job Number: 52714.
ASM is the oldest, largest anthropology museum in the
U.S. Southwest, dedicated to promoting respect and understanding of the peoples
and cultures of Arizona and surrounding regions through research, collections
stewardship, and public outreach. ASM holds comprehensive collections of
Southwest Indian art and artifacts, offers a full program of exhibits and
public events and operates the largest most active non-federal archaeological
repository in the country. 
The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action organization.  The
University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender
identity, and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work
Requested Documents:
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) UA Application with three references
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.  Provides
leadership and direction to the Collections Division and coordinates with other
Divisions in accomplishing ASM’s mission and strategic goals.
2.  Serves as Chair
of ASM’s Collections Committee. Develops and implements, with input from
Collections Division Section Heads and Preservation Division staff, written
policy and procedures for acquisition, registration, cataloging, preservation,
storage, retrieval, access, and use of        
ASM collections.
3.  Manages
Division budget for operations, capital equipment, and travel.
4. Supervises the Registrar to ensure that transactions
are properly executed and that records are properly maintained.
5. Supervises the staff of the Archaeological
Collections, the Archaeological Repository, and the Photographic Collections.
6. Collaborates and coordinates with the faculty curators
and librarians within the Archaeological Records Office, the Ethnological
Collections, and the Library and Archives.
7. Develops and updates job descriptions for classified
staff in the Division and conducts annual performance appraisals for direct
reports among the Division’s classified staff.
8. Prepares monthly accession reports for ASM’s Executive
Committee and an annual report for ASM administration detailing Division
activities and accomplishments.
9. Ensures that ASM complies with state and federal
statutes related to collections management, including the Native American
Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), as well as pertinent
international conventions.

Research and Creative Activities
1. Conducts collections-based research.
2. Develops and curates exhibits with other ASM faculty
and staff, and/or guest curators.
3. Facilitates collections access for professional
researchers and students and promotes participation in ongoing museum research
by the general public.
1.  Facilitates
educational use of ASM’s collections.
2. Participates in ASM’s educational outreach initiatives
through formal and informal involvement in UA educational programs, including
guest lectures in courses at UA and other institutions of higher learning,
community presentations, tours, and workshops designed for a variety of
3.  May teach
courses in a UA department or interdisciplinary program and supervise student
internships and independent study.
Service and Public Outreach
1.  Represents the
Collections Division on the ASM Executive Committee and serves on other ASM and
UA committees as required.
2.  Performs
service and outreach tasks as recommended for academic professionals in
administrative positions, including participation in academic and professional
Minimum Qualifications:                          
1. Ph.D. in anthropology, ethnohistory, material culture
studies, museum studies, or a closely related field;
2. Record of scholarship in the candidate’s discipline,
and the ability to recruit and facilitate the work of campus scholars, visiting
researchers, and students whose research requires use of ASM collections;
3. Experience in collections management and familiarity
with curatorial standards, codes of ethics, and best practices;
4. Familiarity with state and federal statutes pertaining
to museum collections, particularly the Native American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA);
5. Knowledge of Southwestern archaeological,
ethnological, and/or archival collections;
6. Demonstrated success in fundraising and grant writing;
7. Experience with educational and public outreach
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience in personnel management;
2. Demonstrated experience in capital projects associated
with building expansion, renovation, and new construction;
3. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications
used in collections management;
4. Knowledge of museum roles as centers for community
engagement and academic pursuits;
5. Demonstrated experience working for and/or in
collaboration with indigenous peoples of the U.S. Southwest and/or northwest
6. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Southwestern American
Indian language(s).
For more information and to apply, please visit www.uacareertrack.com and search for
Job Number 52714.

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