Department: Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
November 18, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a current CV and cover letter.
The University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History protects significant collections, enhances knowledge, and encourages stewardship of human and natural history through research, preservation, and education.
This position is part of the Archaeological Research Division (a.k.a the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology/OSMA) at MNCH. OSMA was created in 1935 by the State Legislature and has been at the forefront of innovative archaeological research in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest ever since. The position’s primary task is to conduct Cultural Resource Management (CRM) investigations, collect field data, contribute to sponsor deliverables including technical reports, and document cultural resources with appropriate Oregon State Historic Preservation Office forms. The Research Assistant/Associate may supervise archaeological field technicians and manage portions of larger projects under the supervision of a project manager.
Research Assistant Rank:
• Master’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, historic preservation, or a closely related field
• Minimum 3 years experience in CRM work
• Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications standards in archaeology or historic preservation and any applicable state qualifications
Research Associate Rank:
• All of the above AND
• Ph.D in related field
• Proficient writing skills
• Knowledge of and experience with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act,
• Familiarity with CRM policies in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
• Familiarity with criterion considerations of National Register eligibility
• Fieldwork travel (up to 50%)
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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