Underwater Archaeologist

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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 (ARCH-II).  The position is full-time with benefits and will work on the main campus in Columbia.  The job announcement will close at the stroke of midnight Saturday, 21 November 2020.  We hope to offer the position by late December with a start date at an agreed upon time shortly thereafter.  The successful candidate will work with two other Division staff members and complement efforts to preserve the underwater archaeological legacy in the lakes, rivers, and coastal waters of South Carolina.

Underwater Archaeologist (ARCH-II):

Incumbent reports to the State Underwater Archaeologist, Head, Maritime Research Division. Undertakes underwater archaeological management and research by administering the review and compliance of state-wide development projects; planning and conducting archaeological research; developing public educational and outreach offerings; overseeing the technical and logistical aspects of survey and diving operations; supervising the use, operation, and maintenance of Division assets including boats, vehicles, and equipment, and training staff and volunteers on their proper use; and supporting other activities as directed by the supervisor to meet Division goals. The incumbent will also meet and maintain SCIAA’s Dive Safety & Control Board scientific diving requirements and act in a dive supervisory capacity for the Division. The employee will also supervise as needed, both on archaeology projects and in an office environment, employees, temporary employees, graduate students, interns, and volunteers. Position requires periodic travel within the state for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings. The position is based in Columbia.

For additional information and to apply for the position: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/87903

*Hint: when applying ensure that all relevant experience in your resume is included in the application as that is the official document used to determine qualifications for the position.

For more information about the Maritime Research Division: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/

For more information about employment at USC please visit: https://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/human_resources/index.php

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 College of Arts and Sciences

University of South Carolina

1321 Pendleton Street

Columbia SC 29208 USA

Phone: (803) 576-6566

Fax: (803) 254-1338

E-mail: spirek@sc.edu

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