Cheney, WA
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Archeological & Historical Services (AHS) program at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a Historian.

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: https://sites.ewu.edu/ahs

The Historian position implements historic and historic architectural cultural resources projects, leads projects and crews, and prepares professional reports of findings. The Historian prepares proposals, responds to client needs, and to the media to meet project goals.

Screening of applications will begin 7/25/2017. Materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted prior to 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.

Position includes field work involving working outside, walking over uneven ground, working in variable weather conditions.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in history, architectural history training
  • At least two years of experience in cultural resource management (including evaluating historic resources for potential listing in the National Register of Historic Places and HABS/HAER documentation)
  • Historic preservation experience.
  • Ability to complete essential functions as demonstrated through years of experience.
  • 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:
  • Preferred candidate will have experience in Pacific Northwest History, bridge documentation and evaluation
  • Two years full-time relevant professional experience
  • Experience with GIS (ArcMap v10.4.1)
  • Experience with Filemaker Pro software


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