Assistant Archaeologist (Full-time, temporary, contingent) Job at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Maryland

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Maryland

Job Description

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the full-time temporary contingent position of Assistant Archaeologist. The Assistant Archaeologist will assist with fieldwork and laboratory processing of archaeological materials (artifacts, records) for various departmental projects. The successful candidate must have some fieldwork experience and be able to work in outdoor and variable weather conditions in both wooded and open environments. Projects are located in southern Maryland and in and around Tappahannock and Kilmarnock.  The project begins on or about May 1, 2024, and ends on or about August 15, 2024, with possibility of extension.

Qualifications: B.A. degree in history, anthropology, or related field and minimum three months archaeology field/laboratory experience; may substitute field/laboratory experience for up to one year of college work. Must have excellent organizational skills. Travel and overnight stays may be required; must possess a valid driver’s license; must be able to work in an outdoor environment, and able to lift approximately twenty-five (25) pounds. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, is located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. St. Mary’s College is one of the nation’s best public liberal arts colleges – ranked near the top in U.S. News & World Report and a Best Value for in-state and out-of-state students. Non-sectarian since its founding, the college with its scenic waterfront campus is primarily undergraduate and residential, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600. The up-to-date curriculum is designed for today’s students who want an active, hands-on education led by professors who are committed teachers and experts in their fields. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at: . Questions may be directed to Dr. Julia A. King, Department of Anthropology.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Immediate start, Outdoor, Night shift,

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