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Postdoctoral Scholar Pool - Department of Anthropology

Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Posting Information
Position TitlePostdoctoral Scholar Pool - Department of Anthropology
Job Posting Number2024106NTL
Job LocationSan Marcos
College/DivisionCollege of Liberal Arts
Position Description
TheDepartment of Anthropology ( seeks to develop a pool of candidates for postdoctoral scholars (post-doc) positions in the department and department centers of Anthropology.
For information about the department visit
The Forensics Anthropology Center atTexas State ( FACTS ) (
and theCenter for Archaeological Studies ( CAS ) (
A post-doc is a professional appointment designed to provide recent doctoral degree recipients with an opportunity to gain experiences and skills that will advance their careers. A post-doc works under the supervision and sponsorship of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the post-doc, and it is expected that the faculty sponsor will provide an orientation and development plan for the post-doc, impart the realities and variety of careers available to the post-doc, and encourage learning opportunities to broaden the post- doc's aspirations and experiences.
The appointment involves substantial and full-time commitment to research, scholarship, teaching, or other professional activities. Eligibility for annual reappointment is contingent upon satisfactory annual performance evaluations during the term period, in addition to continuity of funding and departmental need. For more information, please visitPostdoctoral Scholar Appointments, AA/ PPS No. 04.01.24 (7.21) ( .
Please note that this posting is not intended to convey that such a need currently exists. Applicants applying for a pool postdoctoral scholar position will be available to the departmental search committee for consideration in case the need arises.
This position is subject to availability of funds.
Required Qualifications
Recently awarded a Ph.D., or equivalent doctorate.
Preferred Qualifications
Research experience.
Application Procedures
The Department of Anthropology will accept applications from qualified applicants on a continual basis. Applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,
Interested individuals should submit a current CV, a cover letter outlining specific academic and professional experiences relevant for a postdoc research appointment, statement of research interests, and unofficial transcripts (all in one document).
As part of our application process, we are requesting contact information for three (3) academic references who can provide information about the applicant's research skills and experiences. Please provide the names and email addresses for your academic references in theReference Lettersection of the employment application.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the highest degree granting institution.
Type of PositionTemporary Full-Time or Part-Time
Proposed Start Date
Posting Date04/19/2024
Evaluation of Applications Begins
Full Consideration Date05/31/2025
Close Date
Open Until Filled?Yes
EEO/AA Statement
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Reasonable Accommodation
If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Talent Acquisition for assistance. A representative fromTalent Acquisition ( will respond to you as soon as possible.
Record Checks and Verifications
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
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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