Archaeologist II

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00619PO20Classification TitleArchaeologist IIInternal TitleArchaeologist IICampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and AnthropologyBand 5Advertised Minimum Salary $35,168Advertised Salary Range$35,168Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Work Schedule

8:00 am -4:30 pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff PositionFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryOther ProfessionalBenefit Eligibility TypeFull-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYesAdvertised Job Summary

Incumbent reports to the State Underwater Archaeologist, Head, Maritime Research Division. Undertakes underwater archaeological management and research by planning and conducting archaeological research, develops public educational and outreach offerings, administers the review and compliance of development projects, oversees the technical and logistical aspects of survey and diving operations, supervises the operation, use and maintenance of Division assets including boats, vehicles and equipment, and trains staff on their proper use, and supports other activities as directed by the Division head to meet Division goals. The incumbent will also meet and maintain SCIAA’s Dive Safety & Control Board scientific diving requirements. Position requires travel within the state for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings. The position is based in Columbia.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master’s degree in archaeology or anthropology and 2 years archaeological field experience or Bachelor’s degree and 3 years professional field experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in archaeology, anthropology or historical archaeology, with a specialization in nautical, maritime, or underwater archaeology from a recognized program; or a master’s degree in archaeology, anthropology or historical archaeology, with a specialization in nautical, maritime, or underwater archaeology from a recognized program, and one years of professional experience, including relevant fieldwork, personnel supervision and advanced research.


Applicant must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of archaeological principles, field research logistics, and public education. Essential abilities include: public speaking and public relations, ability to prepare and publish reports, scholarly articles and book chapters, marine remote sensing operation, and black water research diving. SCUBA certification essential. Experience with using relational databases and Geographical Information Systems, including ArcView and ArcGIS software is essential.

Safety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNoHazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date11/16/2020If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end dateJob Open Date10/14/2020Job Close Date11/04/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by November 4, 2020.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a master's degree in related field and 2 years project management or related experience, or bachelor's degree in related field and 4 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Resume
  6. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Media File
  3. Other Supporting Documents
  4. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications




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Posted: 10/23/2020
Application Due: 11/4/2020
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