Research Station Archeologist – Parkin

The Arkansas Archeological Survey (ARAS) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as Research Station Archeologist based at Parkin Archeological State Park located in Parkin, AR. The station archeologist will develop an active research program in the designated station area, conduct research individually and in collaboration with other ARAS archeologists, publish the results of scholarship in refereed venues, and obtain external funding to support research endeavors. Research station archeologists located on host campuses teach two undergraduate courses per academic year and contribute to other campus initiatives and programs, and those located at parks or research institutes contribute to host institution programs and activities. The station archeologist also provides support to the Arkansas Archeological Society, including participation in local chapter activities and the annual Training Program in Archeology. In addition, the station archeologist provides technical support and advice to federal, state, and local agencies, descendant communities, and members of the public as requested. Routine station operations include maintenance of site and project records and collections for the area, updating existing site file information and recording new sites in the state database, and supervising one station assistant.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in anthropology, archeology, or a closely related field
  • Field and research experience in North America east of the Rocky Mountains


Applicable equivalencies will be considered.
  • Experience teaching at college/university level (TA experience included)


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in the archeology of the North American Southeast or Midwest
  • Experience/success in acquiring external funding in support of research
  • Experience in public archeology
  • Experience in working with avocational archeologists, descendant communities, and local, state, and federal agency officials


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)
  • Knowledge of North American archeology east of the Rocky Mountains with preferred specialization in the North American Southeast or Midwest
  • Skill in archeological field and lab methods, preparation of publications and grant proposals, working on collaborative projects involving organizational team members, and completing assignments in a timely manner
  • Ability to provide teaching and related service to the ARAS research station host institutions; to the Arkansas Archeological Society and interested members of the general public; and to municipal, state, federal agency, and descendant community stakeholders


Salary: $48,450 with full benefits.
Closing Date: May 31, 2022
Starting Date: July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application process begins here:,+Fayetteville&locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249

For further information, contact:
Dr. Alex Barker
Arkansas Archeological Survey


Recruitment Sources:

The Arkansas Archeological Survey is an independent unit of the University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.