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Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Research Station

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The Arkansas Archeological Survey invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as Research Station Archeologist to begin as soon as possible. The position is based at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas.

Description: This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. The station archeologist will develop an active research program in southwest Arkansas and will write grants to support research efforts. The SAU research station archeologist is required to teach two undergraduate anthropology/archeology courses (or perform equivalent service) each spring semester, develop small-scale museum exhibits for the campus, and work closely with campus administration and faculty. The station archeologist provides support to the Kadohadacho Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society. Other Society related duties include participating in the annual June training program for amateurs sponsored by the Survey and the Society, and attending the Society’s annual meeting in September. 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 care of archeological collections from southwestern Arkansas, maintenance of site and project information for the area, updating existing site file information and recording new sites in the state database, and supervising one station assistant. The person hired will have a research 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

Qualifications: A PhD in anthropology or archeology and publications, fieldwork and research experience in North America east of the Rocky Mountains is required; experience in museum exhibit preparation is preferred.

Salary: Anticipated annual starting salary is $45,000 with full benefits. Starting date is negotiable.

Review of applicants will begin in June, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Application process begins here:

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

The Arkansas Archeological Survey is an independent unit of the University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States and are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



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