TITLE Research Archaeologist
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2301
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Center for Archaeological Research
The Research Archaeologist acts as principal investigator, directs archival research, field and laboratory analyses, prepares technical reports, technical proposals and budgets, and assists other principal investigators on large projects, as assigned.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related discipline is required.
Experience: At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration, or management is required. At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology is required.
Experience as a principal investigator, supervisor, and/or field director on a variety of projects ranging from surveys to full-scale excavations is required. Expertise in the pre-contact archaeology of the mid-continental U.S. is preferred, as is experience with tribal consultation and public archaeology.
Skills: Archaeological survey and excavation, technical writing, computer proficiency, and problem-solving skills are crucial for this position. The applicant should also demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and meet deadlines. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out research to completion. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: Must be able to hike long distances over rugged terrain. Requires working outdoors in all types of weather, as well as occasional overnight travel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serves as principal investigator on both contracts and grants by planning and directing field surveys, test excavations, mitigative excavations, preparing reports, and researching literature.
2. Supervises and instructs the work of field and laboratory technicians, students, and volunteers.
3. Remains competent and current through sustained engagement with academic and professional literature, attending professional meetings and public archaeology events, and completing training as directed by the supervisor.
4. Performs all other essential duties as directed by the Director of the Center for Archaeological Research.
The Research Archaeologist is supervised by the Director of the Center for Archaeological Research.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JULY 2021