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Underwater Archeologist (Archaeologist II) Position

The Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist (Archaeologist II).  The position is full-time with benefits and will work out of our field office in Charleston, South Carolina.  The position is open until 31 January 2015.  We hope to offer the position by the end of February with a start date by April or May 2015.  The successful candidate will complete a team of four members and complement our efforts to study and preserve the maritime archaeological legacy in the rivers and coastal waters of South Carolina.

Underwater Archaeologist (Archaeologist II):

The employee will direct and coordinate public outreach and educational offerings by the MRD.  The position also supervises the Hobby Diver License program through oversight of license and report processing, site and collection assessments, and other aspects of the program.  In addition to these primary duties, the underwater archaeologist participates in research projects and will act in the capacity of principal/co-principal investigator as appropriate and present findings through various professional and public avenues.  The employee will seek funding and grant opportunities to support MRD activities and objectives.  The employee will oversee all components of the Charleston field office including oversight of finances, office and field equipment, two boats, and one vehicle.  The position is supervisory—managing one employee.  This position requires periodic travel for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings, including working on weekends as needed.  The incumbent reports directly to the state underwater archaeologist.  The successful candidate will also meet SCIAA’s Dive Safety & Control Board scientific diving requirements. 

For information about the mission and endeavors of the MRD and SCIAA please visit these resources: 

MRD webpage:  http://www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/welcome

MRD FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MaritimeResearchDivision

MRD Quarterly Reporter newsletter:  http://www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/newsletter

SCIAA webpage: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/front-page

SCIAA newsletter—current issue: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/legacy-vol-18-no-1

SCIAA newsletter—past issues:  http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/leg/

SC Underwater Antiquities Act [scroll down a bit]:  http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t54c007.php

Please visit the link to review the Archaeologist II job description, salary and benefits, minimum qualifications and to apply for the job: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1415126782833 and then use the Search Posting link and then enter the job requisition number: 008281.

For guidance on applying for the position or other related information please contact Alexandria Flippins, Human Resources Specialist, at 803-777-3821 or CRAWFO84@mailbox.sc.edu.

General USC employment information: http://hr.sc.edu/index.html

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

For more information about this position and duties please contact:

James D. Spirek

State Underwater Archaeologist

Maritime Research Division

South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

University of South Carolina

1321 Pendleton Street

Columbia SC  29208 USA

Office phone: (803) 576-6566

Fax: (803) 254-1338

E-mail: spirek@sc.edu

SCIAA Web Site: http://www.cas.sc.edu/sciaa/

Maritime Research Division Website: http://www.cas.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/mrd_index.html

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