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Project Archaeologist

Texas State University
TX, Texas
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
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Posting Information

Posting Number 2024512 Posting/Functional Title Project Archaeologist University Pay Plan Title Grant Specialist Location San Marcos Department Center for Archaeological Studies Recruitment Type Open to All Job Type Full-Time Funding Source Permanent Monthly Salary $4,229.00 - $6,250.00 Job Category Exempt Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Master's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related field.
  • Archaeological field and laboratory experience in Texas and/or the surrounding states.
  • Qualified to obtain federal and state permits.
  • Demonstrated ability to write, review, and/or technically edit cultural resource management reports or consulting with regulatory agencies or other public stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with archaeological curation.
  • Experience conducting consultation with the Texas Historical Commission (State Historic Preservation Office) and other interested stakeholders specific to the Texas Antiquities Code and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Other specialized archaeological analysis experience (e.g., prehistoric ceramics, historic ceramics, geophysical survey, etc.). Past faunal analysis research experience including completion of a thesis or dissertation with research focused on faunal material or zooarchaeological research a plus.
  • GIS experience, in particular the use of ArcGIS.
  • Experience conducting public outreach and/or working with and training students.

  • Texas State University invites applications for a Grant Specialist/Project Archaeologist with the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS). CAS is a research center located within the Department of Anthropology that provides research and consulting services to private, local, state, and federal partners in Texas, across the United States, and internationally. CAS's Curation Services Program is certified by the Texas Historical Commission to curate held-in-trust collections and meets federal standards in 36 CFR Part 79. We are experiencing significant growth and expansion and are seeking a highly motivated individual to direct cultural resource management (CRM) and curation projects.
  • The position will serve as a Project Archaeologist assisting the CAS Management on Cultural Resource Management (CRM) projects. The main objective is to provide additional support on CRM lab and field projects.

Job Duties

Under the direction and supervision of the CAS managing staff including the Director, Associate Director and Assistant Director, the Grant Specialist/Project Archaeologist may serve as crew chief, senior lab technician, or Project Archaeologist on cultural resource management contract and grant funded projects under the direction of the CAS Principal Investigator and/or Project Archaeologist. Work activities on these projects may also include preparing archaeological permits and background studies; conducting field investigations and collecting and maintaining field data; conducting base analysis on artifacts; compiling sections of technical reports as relevant; and completing curation for CAS projects. The Project Archaeologist assists CAS Management and other CAS staff in preparing materials for public outreach.

Additional Information to Applicants Job Open Date 05/15/2024 Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight) 06/07/2024 Open Until Filled No Normal Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM Posting Notices You will be required to electronically attach a resume and cover letter to your application. Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State?
  • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
  • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
  • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
  • Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
  • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
  • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you'll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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