University of Miami Underwater Archaeologist

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami is seeking a Lecturer to direct activities of the underwater programs.  The incumbent will develop unique teaching and research initiatives related to using submersible technologies for a range of research activities, including application to underwater archaeology and the geological and biological sciences.  Duties also include supervising the academic diving program, including activities related to the state of the art swimming pool.  The individual will be required to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ph.D. in related field and 2 years of teaching and mentoring experience is required.  Must have a minimum of 5 years diving experience including instructor status with a major dive agency.  A minimum of 5 years experience running university field based underwater archaeology programs is also required.

Must also have accreditation by the Nautical Archaeology Society, experience working with diverse governmental, non-governmental organizations and general public.  Applicant must possess ability to work and teach across disciplines, have work experience in Latin American and the Caribbean region and must be fluent in English and Spanish.

Underwater Archaeologist

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The underwater archaeologist conducts field work; implements archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts; analyzes prehistoric and historic artifacts and prepares reports about the outcome. Keeps records and maintains the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer documentation pertaining to archaeological sites and architectural (built) resources. Utilizes GIS, GPS, and topographic maps and site records and reports to identify locations where sites can occur. Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal and/or commercial clients. Field projects could be located anywhere in the U.S.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs fieldwork surveys, diving, monitoring, laboratory analysis and interpretation
  • Provides logistical support to field directors (assembles equipment and supplies, organizes paperwork, etc.).
  • Provides management and oversight of field and lab technicians
  • Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews and the review of documents.
  • Supports field directors and other supervisors as needed in producing reports that record site history, methodology and artifact analysis results, along with recommendations for conserving and interpreting findings (writes report sections, prepares graphics, etc.)
  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meed AECOM quality standard
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