The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Repatriation Coordinator to oversee compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and to enhance the campus’s program in Native American Studies. The position is a three year 12 month lectureship in the Department of Anthropology. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.
The Repatriation Coordinator directs a small part-time staff and teaches two courses a year that complement the offerings of the Anthropology Department and the program in Native American Indian Studies.
The Repatriation Coordinator’s responsibilities include:
Requirements and Qualifications
This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Anthropology and is advised by the Department of Anthropology’s Repatriation Committee.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the 5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 20,000 undergraduate students and 4,200 graduate students, and over 1200 tenure system faculty. The Department of Anthropology has 20 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program and 82 graduate students working on MA and/or PhD programs. The University is part of a Five College Consortium that includes Amherst, Hampshire, Smith and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and strong collaboration exists among the five campuses.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected categories.
The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professorate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.