Position – Research Station Archeologist


The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as Research Station Archeologist to begin on October 1, 2019, or a soon as possible thereafter. The position is based at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (UAF) campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas (https://www.uark.edu).

Job Description: This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. The station archeologist will develop an active research program in the thirteen-county station area covering northwest Arkansas, conduct research individually and in collaboration with other ARAS archeologists, publish the results of scholarship in refereed venues, and obtain external funding to support research endeavors. The research area is rich with archeological resources ranging from bluff shelters to battlefields. Candidates should be willing to continue current research programs on diverse types of sites. The UAF research station archeologist teaches two courses (undergraduate and graduate) per academic year in the Department of Anthropology and contributes to other campus initiatives and programs, including the interdisciplinary Environmental Dynamics PhD program in The Graduate School and International Studies. The station archeologist also provides support to the Arkansas Archeological Society (https://arkarch.org), including participation in the annual Training Program in Archeology held during the month of June. In addition, the station archeologist will provide technical support and advice to federal, state, and local agencies, descendant communities, and members of the public as requested. Routine station operations include maintenance of site and project records and collections for the area, updating existing site file information and recording new sites in the state database, and supervising two station assistants. The person hired will have a research faculty title in the Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and can chair and serve on graduate committees. There is opportunity for promotion, but Survey positions are not tenured. For information on the Arkansas Archeological Survey, visit http://archeology.uark.edu.

Qualifications: A PhD in anthropology or archeology (in hand by July 1, 2019) and publications, fieldwork and research experience in North America east of the Rocky Mountains is required; experience in the Ozark Highlands region, public archeology, and educational outreach is preferred.

Salary: Annual starting salary is $47,500 with full benefits. Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2019.

Review of applicants will begin following the application closing date of August 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

A complete position announcement, including additional minimum and preferred qualifications and salary information, may be viewed at the University of Arkansas Human Resources' job portal http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/34441

For further information, contact:
Dr. George Sabo III
Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey

The Arkansas Archeological Survey is a unit of the University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.