University of Connecticut, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

Position ID:UConn-Connecticut State Museum of Natural History-2020195 [#15044, 493569]
Position Title: Connecticut State Archaeologist
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Archaeology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/09, finished 2020/01/23, listed until 2020/04/09)
Position Description:    

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The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (CSMNH) at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, invites applications for a full-time State Archaeologist, as a non-tenure track faculty Assistant Extension Professor, who will be responsible for all aspects of the Office of State Archaeology as mandated in the Connecticut State Statutes, including cultural resource preservation, field and laboratory methods, research, public education and administrative services.


Responsibilities include: cultural resource management review of economic development proposals to assist municipal governments; responding to inquiries for information from researchers, land managers and the general public; providing public education and training; state-wide site visits and field reviews; salvage archaeological field work and collection of archaeological materials; technical assistance to law enforcement agencies, including possible court testimonies; representation of the archaeological community to the electronic and print media; office management and other duties as assigned. The State Archaeologist will assist CSMNH staff in planning archaeological exhibits and programs; curate the University’s Anthropological Collections; provide supervision to undergraduate and graduate students and volunteers; and provide academic services, as time allows, in areas of expertise to the Department of Anthropology. Responsibilities will also include supervision of the University's North American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) officer. In addition, in-state travel is required.


  • Ph.D. in archaeology or anthropology at time of appointment, and at least 3 years’ relevant experience.
  • Background in North American archaeology and a working knowledge in Pre- and Post-Contact archaeology.
  • Familiar with archaeological field and laboratory procedures and methods as well as experience working with artifacts and ethnographic materials.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact productively with a diverse group of constituents and colleagues.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Experience with cultural resource management and knowledge of historic preservation law/legislation at the federal, state and local levels.


  • Experience curating archaeological/anthropological collections.
  • Experience working with Native American Nations.
  • Background in Northeast North American archaeology.
  • Forensic archaeology background.
  • Grant-writing experience.


This is a full-time 11-month position, with a one-year probationary period. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on University of Connecticut pay scales.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees (with email, phone number and mailing address. Address inquiries to Dr. Natalie Munro (, Chair, State Archaeologist Search Committee. Screening will begin November 1, 2019. The anticipated starting date is February 3, 2020.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020195)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
University of Connecticut, Unit 3023
75 N. Eagleville Rd.
Storrs, CT 06269-3023

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