Topic ID #39799 - posted 8/1/2018 7:43 AM

Research Scientist Associate I

Research Scientist Associate I

Position Details


Title of Position

Research Scientist Associate I

Requisition Number


Department Posting Name

Center for Archaeological Research


Main Campus

Recruitment Type


Position Type

This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.

Grant Funded?


Hours per week


If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

Occasionally will work 10-hour days. Some out-of-town work will require 10-day field effort.

If Temporary, Ending Date

Recruiting Rate


Beginning Salary Flexibility


Pay Basis


Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education?


Preferred Education

Master's Degree

Field of Study

Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology.

MS Office Experience Required

Word, Excel, Outlook

Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle?

Yes - Essential Function

Other Computer and Software Skills Required

Personal computer and standard office equipment.

Experience in Microsoft Outlook or similar email system.

Experience and Other Skills Required

One year of related archaeological research or cultural resources management experience.

Basic engineering or scientific equipment ordinarily used in archaeological research.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Excellent time management skills.

Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for extended period (crew occasionally works 10-hrs/day; some out-of-town work requires 10 day field effort). Per diem at state rates and single hotel room covered during overnight travel.

Experience in Phase I and II archaeological testing and linear survey projects.

Ability to conduct fieldwork in inclement weather (excessive heat, rain, etc.) and carry equipment weighing up to 40 lbs. through rugged terrain while shovel testing at prescribed intervals.

Valid Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain one by the first day of employment.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience?


Other Skills Preferred

Two years of related archaeological research or cultural resources management experience.

Experience in archaeological monitoring and Phase III data recovery highly preferred.

Trimble GPS proficiency highly preferred.

Position will entail lab work when not conducting fieldwork.

Some knowledge of specialized research equipment.

Description of Job Duties

Familiarity with conducting fieldwork according to scope of work provided.

Unit excavation, photography and exploratory trenching with special attention to detail recordation.

Makes and records observations and measurements.

Sets up and operates apparatus or equipment.

Analyzes samples.

Conducts specified phases of research projects.

Collects and organizes information for various reports.

Attention to safety considerations, professional interpersonal communication, problem solving.

Professional, detailed field paperwork: shovel test forms, field maps, photo logs, etc.,

Perform data collection using a Trimble GPS unit.

Communicating any issue (safety, injury, heat stress, etc.) to crew chief to facilitate timely resolution.

Follow direction of Crew Chief or Field Director in support of the research design and project execution.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Posting Open Date


Posting Close Date at midnight on


Open Until Filled


Special Notes To Applicants

-This position is grant funded and contingent upon funding availability

-UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

-UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

-This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

-Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

-At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received.




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Post ID#20965 - replied 8/1/2018 7:45 AM


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