Updated February 24, 2017
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Director of Archaeological Services
The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of Director of UMass Archaeological Services (UMAS). Under the general direction of the Chair of the Department of Anthropology, the Director of UMAS is a calendar year 75% Research faculty position. When funding permits, this position may also include options for undergraduate teaching and supervision of student internships, field schools, and research projects. Courses will be reimbursed at the standard rate on a per course basis.
The Director will serve as the Principal Investigator for contracts and grants awarded by outside sponsors through university grants and contracts administration, and for contracts with outside parties directly through the UMAS revenue operation, all in the area of cultural resource management and historic preservation in the Northeastern U.S. The Director develops, implements, and administers daily operations, supervises staff, and oversees finances, grants, and contracts, and personnel actions within UMAS. The Director is also responsible for the management of the revenue operation with the goal of ensuring a positive financial position. In this regard, the Director is expected to take an active role in client contract acquisition and retention for all grants and contracts.
We seek a candidate who will work closely with the Department of Anthropology faculty to help develop and promote the Department's academic programs, including but not limited to an accelerated master's degree in Community-Oriented Cultural Resource Management. The initial appointment will be for two years with possibility for renewal contingent on performance and funding.
• A PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field is required by time of appointment.
• A specialization or strong working knowledge in Northeast U.S.
archaeology is preferred in order to perform as the Principal Investigator on the grants and contracts handled through UMAS.
• A minimum of five years of supervisory and administrative experience in the field of Cultural Resource Management is required.
• We seek candidates with (1) a knowledge of state and federal cultural resources legislation, (2) demonstrated experience in conducting and managing large-scale archaeological surveys and excavations, and in producing timely reports, (3) demonstrated experience in computer applications to large-scale archaeological research projects, including GIS, database development and data-management, (4) and demonstrated experience in sponsor and regulatory agency negotiation and outreach to stakeholders.
Please submit a cover letter discussing qualifications, a CV, and the names of three referees, who will be solicited upon the submission of your application for their letters of recommendation, to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=80851
Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Chair Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2017, and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Letters and additional materials from selected candidates will be due within 2 weeks of receiving such a request.
Eastern New Mexico University, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2017. We seek a North American prehistoric archeologist with demonstrated experience in spatial analysis, Geoarchaeology, and lithic analysis. The ideal candidate will bring teaching experience and methodological expertise in these areas, as well as in their own spatial or temporal foci. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their Ph.D. before August 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach four (4) course sections (12 hour load) each semester
• Supervise graduate research and thesis writing
• Develop appropriate scholarly activity commensurate with rank and experience
• Provide advising for undergraduate and graduate students
• Participate in curriculum development
• Serve on departmental and university committees
• Direct the archaeological field school on a rotating basis with other faculty
Minimum Job Requirements:
• Ph.D. in Anthropology (ABD will be considered)
• Teaching experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• We seek an archeologist specializing in North American prehistory. The ideal candidate will have methodological expertise in spatial analysis, Geoarchaeology, and lithic analysis.
• Skills in quantitative methods or other areas that complement the existing strengths of the department are a plus.
• Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.
Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
• Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Date Available: August 2017
Application Review: February 21, 2017
Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.
Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:
Letter of interest
Contact information for three references (Blind reference call will be made on applicants who become finalist for the position)
Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)
ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail ENMU.HRrecruiter@enmu.edu
University of Queensland, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, fixed-term until 30 June 2021 (expected start date 3 July 2017). The role involves teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in archaeology, supervising honours and postgraduate student theses, conducting research including bringing in external grant funding and publishing scholarly papers, and undertaking service and engagement activities in the School.
Applicants must have a PhD in archaeology or equivalent PhD in anthropology. They must demonstrate knowledge in lithic technology with ongoing archaeology research lab and field projects, with technical expertise in at least one of: lithic analysis, ancient technology, human evolution/dispersals. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative teaching and course design, with experience in teaching courses in archaeology across a number of areas: lithic analysis, ancient technology, archaeological science, introductory archaeology, Australasian archaeology, laboratory methods and field skills. The successful applicant will have the ability to supervise honours and postgraduate student theses, demonstrate high quality contribution to research including a track record of publication in refereed journals, and success in applications for research grants. High-level interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, is essential.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 4 years (3 July 2017 to 30 June 2021) at Academic Level B or Level C (Teaching & Research). The base salary is: $92,142 to $109,419 for Level B or $112,874 to $130,150 for Level C, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.
To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Andy Fairbairn email@example.com .
To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover Letter, Resume, and Selection Criteria responses.
Research Associate, The Montpelier Foundation
Montpelier is looking to hire a research departmental liaison with the Montpelier African American Descendants’ Project to conduct primary and secondary source documentary research, answer research queries (internal and external), and support acquisitions and mansion interiors restoration and exhibition efforts, including research on the enslaved community.
More information can be found at: https://montpelier-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/ResearchAssociatePositionJobDescription01.18.2016.pdf
Archaeological Assistant, Arkansas Archeological Survey
The Arkansas Archeological Survey (http://archeology.uark.edu) invites applications for a three-year (with possible extension) full-time position as Archeological Assistant to begin as soon as possible. This position is based at our Henderson State University research station (Arkadelphia AR).
Job Description: Duties include collections processing and data analysis, record keeping, fieldwork (some requiring in-state travel), supervising volunteers in the laboratory and the field, and interaction with visitors and callers to the Station, all under the direction of the Research Station Archeologist.
Salary: $24,000 with full benefits.
Starting Date: February 1, 2017 or sooner, if possible.
Review of applicants will begin immediately thereafter and continue until the position is filled.
Application process begins here: http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/17012
For further information, contact
Dr. George Sabo III
Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey
Cultural Resource Archaeology Field Technician, Marstel-Day, LLC
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region, California, Colorado, United States
Job Announcement No.: 2016-007
Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental consulting and planning firm, seeks one or more qualified, part-time, Cultural Resource Archaeology Field Technicians or Crew Chiefs to support Phase I/II/III archaeology field studies and other cultural resources studies. The successful candidate(s) will become members of a pool of prospective Field Technicians or Crew Chiefs who will be called upon to perform work on an hourly basis as the Company receives task orders or assignments for these types of studies and analyses.
Marstel-Day is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and women and persons of color are encouraged to apply for these positions.
The primary duties of the cultural resource field technician position will be to provide direct support for the implementation and execution of field archaeology studies (Phase I, II, and III) for federal agencies, state/local governments or private entities seeking to comply with federal requirements and provide technical writing support for documenting field results and technical research to support other cultural resource studies.
Duties also include data recording, mapping and GPS, note taking, and artifact processing and some photography. For projects within the DC Metro area, daily travel may be required to the job site from the incumbent’s home location. For projects outside of the DC Metro area, the incumbent may be required to be on travel for an extended period of time (1 to 3 weeks) and stay at accommodations near the job site. Marstel-Day will compensate the incumbent for mileage and per-diem costs based on standard GSA rates.
Qualifications: Applicants must have:
· Minimum 3 years of experience and knowledge in conducting archaeology field studies (DOD field study experience a plus), including an understanding Department of Defense installations and missions. Experience in report preparation also a plus.
· Minimum 3 years of field experience supporting archaeological field surveys and other cultural resources planning studies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
· A strong background in cultural resources.
· Meeting Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications for Archaeology or History a plus.
· GPS and GIS experience are each a plus.
· NEPA experience a plus.
· An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to cultural resources, or a related subject. A Master’s Degree is a plus. A 3.4 grade point average (on a 4 point scale or equivalent) in the highest degree awarded is a strong plus.
· Demonstrated determination to provide excellent support to meeting client requirements.
· Intellectual curiosity, paired with excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite programs Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and abilities with Access a plus.
· Availability for frequent travel in the U.S. as required.
· A demonstrable and strong commitment to a conservation ethic and a strong desire to identify and support strategies for cultural and natural resource conservation and a commitment to use green best management practices in the performance of their work.
The incumbent must:
· Be eligible to work in the U.S. (DHS Form I-9 must be completed by the incumbent and submitted to DHS for verification of citizenship and eligibility through E-Verify).
· Submit to a background check as a condition of any final offer of employment. Depending on the exact nature of the work, the applicant may also be required to submit to a credit and financial background check. This required contingency and evaluation continues even after hiring.
Salary and Benefits:
For the position of Cultural Resource Field Technician, the Company will pay a competitive hourly rate commensurate with the incumbent’s level of education and experience and responsibilities. For this part-time, temporary position, the company does not offer additional benefits other than the ability to participate in the Company’s 401(k) Plan.
If reading this open position announcement on our Company’s website employment page, follow the instructions provided on the employment page. If viewing this announcement on another independent employment web site, there may be additional site requirements that are necessary for submittal of an application. If reading this announcement offline or on a site that does not link to our webpage, go to <https://marstel-daycareers.silkroad.com>. Please follow all instructions and directions provided on the Company’s employment page. Submit a cover letter, resume, a minimum of 3 professional references, a brief writing sample (6-8 pages) and most recent transcripts. Submittals that do not include all of the required items will not be considered complete.
Essential Functions Description:
The incumbent will normally work outdoors during any season of the year within the Mid-Atlantic area under varying climatic conditions. Work activities will require some manual labor including digging using hand tools (shovel, trowel), lifting, sorting/sifting through materials, repetitive field tasks, and hiking through difficult terrain. For certain projects, the incumbent may be tasked with preparing written communications including the use of e-mail and other electronic reproduction of words, graphs, and photos. Furthermore, the incumbent may be required to make regular use of and be proficient with computers, telephones, mobile communication devices, copy machines and printers.
Field School Opportunities
Updated January 24, 2017
St. Croix Plantation Heritage Tour, St. Mary's College
June 24-July 15, 2017
Students in this three-week study tour in the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands will participate in the assessment and interpretation of an enslaved laborer village and cemetery at a plantation called Estate Lower Bethlehem. The study site is a sugar plantation that operated continuously from the Danish colonial period in the 1730s until the Bethlehem Central Factory closed in 1966.
Part of the site is located in the Virgin Islands National Guard Armory, and the archaeological discovery of the lost cemetery and traces of an enslaved laborer village coincides with a rise in local pride and commemoration of the ancestors interred in the burial ground. The National Guard wants to interpret the site and make it accessible to the public who may visit the cemetery, and the Study Tour will contribute to this effort.
Students will also visit natural and cultural sites in St. Croix that relate to plantations and colonialism, including Estate Whim, Salt River, and Christiansted, while learning about Caribbean history, culture, and language. Students will develop practical skills in archaeology and heritage management, as each will be instructed in variety of field activities, including the excavation and assessment of archaeological resources, documentation of historic structures, completion of interviews, and design of interpretive materials. This entails close collaboration with the National Guard and the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office.
The tour is divided into three week-long modules: The Plantation Labor Experience; Afro-Crucian Culture and Mortuary Practices; and Virgin Islands Heritage and Interpretation.
For more information: http://www.smcm.edu/ie/programs/the-americas/st-croix-plantation-heritage-tour/http://www.smcm.edu/ie/programs/the-americas/st-croix-plantation-heritage-tour/
University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico
Join Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona this summer for the 2017 season of our Preservation Archaeology Field School! Students will earn 7 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Arizona while investigating how ancient communities formed during an era of migration and social change.
Our team will excavate at the 14th-century Gila River Farm site in beautiful southwest New Mexico. We will also record sites on survey, analyze what we find in the lab, and learn to make and use ancient tools. Field trips to archaeological sites, visits to contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events in our project area emphasize communication with diverse audiences and reinforce the principles of Preservation Archaeology as we focus on recovering maximum information with limited impacts on the archaeological record. Funding is available for qualified undergraduate students through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program.
Applications are due March 6; for more information, see http://www.archaeologysouthwest.org/field-school/ or contact Dr. Karen Schollmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montpelier Foundation Field School
May 30 - June 30, 2017
The Montpelier Foundation has opened registration for our annual archaeology field school. This year’s school will be focused on excavations at the home of James and Dolley Madison, with specific focus on the sites relating to African American slavery.
The Montpelier Foundation is committed to encouraging the participation of African American students in archaeology. We offer scholarships for African American students covering all Montpelier related fees ($400-$650 equipment and housing fee), and the ability to take the course for no-credit, meaning African American students could take the course free of charge.
We also offer a competitive year-long internship for recent graduates who have completed the field school. This internship is full-time, paid and includes housing. Interns gain field and lab experience, conduct independent research, and get experience working on our public archaeology programs (http://montpelier.org/dig).
You can learn more about our field school here: http://montpelier.org/fieldschools
or register here: http://montpelier.fluidreview.com
People with questions should contact us at email@example.com!!