The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as State Archeologist to begin December 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is based at the ARAS Coordinating Office (2475 N Hatch Ave., Fayetteville AR 72703), located on the University of Arkansas agricultural complex just north of the main campus.
This is a full-time, 12-month administration appointment with benefits. The State Archeologist position is integral to our mission to study and protect archeological sites in Arkansas, to preserve and manage information and collections from those sites, and to communicate what we learn to the people of Arkansas. The State Archeologist is involved in all aspects of public archeology from site reporting to liaison with the public and with local, state, and federal agencies. This position is not regulatory, rather the State Archeologist provides technical support and advice on public notices, Section 106 reviews, contract reports, programmatic agreements, treatment plans, and MOUs to the State Historic Preservation Office, federal and state agencies, and tribal nations, descendant communities, and members of the public as requested. The State Archeologist supervises the ARAS registrar, publications, and educational outreach programs, oversees collection and records management activities, encourages the nomination of archeological sites to the National Register of Historic Places, and promotes guidelines for archeological research in the state. The State Archeologist provides support to the Arkansas Archeological Society (AAS), assisting with the annual June Training Program for avocational archeologists sponsored by the Survey and the Society and attending the AAS annual meeting in September.
PhD in anthropology or archeology
Archeological fieldwork and lab experience in North America east of the Rocky Mountains
Experience working with state and federal legislation pertinent to archeology and historic preservation
Ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including the public
Experience in North American archeology east of the Rocky Mountains, particularly in Arkansas and the Southeast
Experience in public archeology, public outreach and education, and working with avocational archeologists, tribal nations, local, state, and federal agency officials, and other descendent communities
Skill in advocacy for archeology and historic preservation
Skills in archeological research, preparation of publications and grant proposals, working on collaborative projects involving organizational team members, and completing assignments in a timely manner
Additional Salary Information: Depending on qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: R0000688
About 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.