Research Station Archeologist | Arkansas Archeological Survey

The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS)
March 18, 2024
Little Rock, Arkansas
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The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as Research Station Archeologist based at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, just south of Little Rock. The responsibilities of station archeologists are multifaceted and dynamic, ranging from academic scholarship to public outreach and preservation. Research is integral to ARAS’ mission, and the qualified candidate will develop an innovative research program in their designated station area, conduct said research individually and in collaboration with colleagues and/or descendant communities, seek internal and external funding to support their endeavors, and present and publish the results of scholarship in local, regional, and national venues.

Research and Scholarly Activity 20%

Develop and maintain creative research and scholarly activity in research station area
Participate in collaborative research activities with other ARAS colleagues
Publish research results in peer-reviewed venues
Acquire external funding in support of research and creative activity

Higher Education and Service to Host Institution 20%

ARAS-contracted postsecondary classroom instruction (2/0 or 1/1 load)
Assigned activities from park, campus or institute leadership
Student advising and academic committee service
Other host institution support activities

Preservation and Professional Service 20%

Work and consultation with municipal, state, tribal and federal agencies regarding archeological sites and heritage
Consultation regarding the preservation and management of specific sites and resources
Service to and engagement with professional societies, including committee service and leadership
Committee and internal service to ARAS

Public Archeology 20%

Engagement with amateur societies and chapters of the Arkansas Archeological Society
Public education and K-12 outreach activities in archeology
Outreach to landowners, community organizations, descendant communities, and other non-professional entities that manage or affect archeological resources
Advocacy for the conservation of archaeological and heritage resources

ARAS Records, Data and Collections Work 20%

Record new sites and update existing site file information
Maintenance of site and project records
Care, inventory, digitization and rehabilitation of collections
Manage station operation and records; supervise research station assistant

$51,000 USD, with full benefit package
Anticipated start date: July 1, 2024

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