Topic ID #41428 - posted 8/19/2019 6:20 AM

Archaeologist II


AHS seeks an experienced professional Archaeologist to fill a current opening for the position of Archaeologist II. Since 1980, Archaeological and Historical Services (AHS) has provided cultural resources management services for all aspects of project planning and development. AHS is a grant/contract research program at Eastern Washington University that specializes in aiding private, city, county, state, and federal clients in meeting local, state, and federal compliance requirements pertaining to the inventory, protection, and enhancement of archaeological and historical resources in the Northwestern United States.

In addition to project findings reports, our professional staff contribute to historic preservation and archaeological research through the publication of findings in research journals and presentations at regional and national conferences. For more information on AHS, visit our department home located here:

The positions have the responsibility to implement cultural resources projects to lead projects and crews and to prepare reports of findings. The Archaeologists also prepare proposals, responds to client needs and the media to meeting project goals.

This recruitment may be used to fill one or more positions. The current need is for one Archaeologist II.

Screening of initial applications will begin August 26th; position will be open for applications at least until August 30th; all candidates who apply by August 30th will have their materials fully reviewed by the search committee. Materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted without candidate notification.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

Position is 100% grant/contract funded. Continuation of the position is dependent on continuation of grants/contracts.

Physical Demands

Field work involving working outside, walking over uneven ground, working in variable weather conditions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in anthropology or related field in hand by September 2019.
  • Ability to complete essential functions as demonstrated through years of experience.
  • Meet minimum Secretary of the Interior's Standards (36 CFR Part 61, Professional Qualifications Standards; link to the standards is available on our website) for a professional archaeologist, which includes meeting all of the following:
    • At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management;
    • At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology, and
    • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who offer prior experience with Eastern's AHS Department.
  • Qualified to obtain SHPO permits in Washington and Oregon, and federal permits (i.e., ARPA, AA, etc.)
  • Two years full-time professional experience

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