Duke University, Classical Studies

Position ID:Duke-Classics-RA [#20957, 1361]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Classics / Classical Archaeology
Appl Deadline:2022/01/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/14, listed until 2022/01/20)
Position Description:    

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Occupational Summary This position assists with the primary processing and management of archaeological data from an active excavation, including data input, classification, and preliminary analysis, using the OCHRE Platform for Integrative Research. The successful candidate will additionally serve as a liason between excavation staff and a diverse international group of subfield specialists working toward secondary analysis and publication of excavation results. A Ph.D. in Archaeology or a related field, strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, and familiarity with database management are essential; prior experience with OCHRE strongly preferred. Work Performed - Work closely with project director to organize and streamline management of raw data from recent excavations. This includes making sure the database is up-to-date and that the proper relationships between data categories are being maintained, with reference to paper reports, photographs, and geospatial data. - Work independently to interpret new results in order to integrate them within pre-established project hierarchies within project database (typological, functional, chronological). This may include research into previous excavations and judicious use of legacy data. - Cogently summarize independent work in biweekly reports to project director and integrate feedback as appropriate - Facilitate access to raw data and contextual information by interested specialists as appropriate - Produce charts, maps, and tables of various types of data/results for use by project director and specialists in their analysis Required Qualifications at this Level Education/Training Ph.D. in Mediterranean Archaeology or related field. Experience At least three years of excavation experience on an archaeological project, preferably in the Mediterranean or Middle East. Skills ● Demonstrated facility with database management. Prior experience with OCHRE Platform for Integrative Research strongly preferred. ● Demonstrated ability to summarize research and conduct investigations or literature reviews ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills ● Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills ● Ability to set priorities among multiple tasks ● Ability to work independently and accurately with a high attention to detail ● Reading knowledge of German and/or Turkish a plus. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Department of Classical Studies
Box 90103
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0103