SC Maritime Archaeologist

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.

For more information contact:

James D. Spirek

State Underwater Archaeologist

Maritime Research Division

South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

College of Arts and Sciences

University of South Carolina

1321 Pendleton Street

Columbia SC 29208 USA

Phone: (803) 576-6566

Fax: (803) 254-1338



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