Council of Allied Societies Benefits

Date Posted: May 25, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

Did you know that your membership in the Alaska Anthropology Association provides you with free or discounted access to Society for American Archaeology (SAA) continuing education seminars? By contacting you can access one SAA “Foundational Skills” Seminar for FREE and participate in one SAA “Deeper Digs” seminar at SAA member-only pricing. For RPA-certified events, RPAs and RAs are awarded CPE credits, and participants for all seminars receive a certificate of completion from SAA.

Descriptions of upcoming events can be found here:


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OHA Virtual Education Series Schedule

Date Posted: May 25, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

The Alaska Office of History and Archaeology’s OHA Virtual Education Series is valuable for both Cultural Resource Management (CRM) practitioners working in Alaska and government/agency employees working on Section 106 projects. Past workshop and training topics include requirements for State Cultural Resource Investigation Permits for CRM investigations on state lands, Traditional Place Names, Research Designs, Literature Reviews, and Archaeological Field Methods. Check out their website to register for upcoming events or view recordings of past presentations:

Donating through Pick-Click-Give

Date Posted: April 30, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

The Alaska Anthropological Association is an official Pick-Click-Give organization!

Donations pay for student scholarships. These awards help with educational costs, field experiences, or attending the Association’s annual conference.

It’s not too late to give! Following these instructions, you can still donate a portion of your PFD to the Alaska Anthropological Association through August 31st.


Students in the field at Katmai

Students in the field at Katmai


OHA Job Opportunity: Archaeologist 2 – Review/Compliance Unit – Open until 05/08

Date Posted: April 30, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

The Office of History and Archaeology is recruiting for an Archaeologist 2 to work in the Review/Compliance Unit, and report to the unit’s lead, to review development or improvement projects that are federally and/or state licensed, funded, permitted, or on federal and/or state land for potential impacts to prehistoric and historic properties. The individual will also serve as Cultural Resource Liaison with the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.   The position will be the point of contact for DOT&PF Cultural Resource Management staff and will review DOT&PF and FHWA projects for potential impacts to historic properties.  The position will also provide technical and planning assistance to DOT&PF staff in early project planning, historic property identification efforts and environmental public meetings.  Recruiting for a Secretary of Interior Qualified Professional Archaeologist with a Masters Degree.

Note: This job recruitment has been extended. The position recruitment closes on 5/8/2023  at 5:00 PM AKDT. This position recruitment is open to all applicants.


Job Posting: Associate/Assistant Professor Position at Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies DOD at JBER.

Date Posted: April 11, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

Associate/Assistant Professor Position at Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies DOD at JBER. Salary $109,982-$195,000 per year.

Seeking Professor with specialty in the following subject area:
Socio Economics/Indigenous Populations: Expert knowledge of and experience working with Alaska Native, Indigenous organizations, private and public external constituencies, government agencies, Indigenous knowledge systems, Indigenous history, Federal Indian law and policy, Alaska Native Claims
Settlement Act, and comparative studies on the influence of indigenous populations in the Arctic and Circumpolar regions. Field experience with Alaska Native peoples, Elders, and communities will help drive and inform curriculum development that includes:

  • Incorporation of indigenous perspectives and voices.
  • First Nations concepts, perspectives, and initiatives from Canada.
  • Understanding and improving the economic drivers for coastal and isolated Arctic communities.
  • Deepening our understanding of the human dimensions of wildlife biology, fisheries management, and climate sciences.
  • Developing a better understanding of the dichotomy of rural Arctic communities in North America and the developed communities across our Nordic allies and partners.
  • Describing the complexities and requirements for subsistence based lifeway(s), community adaptation and resiliency.


  • Degree (minimum of a Master’s degree with preference of a Doctorate degree) in Anthropology, Sociology, Socio-Economics or equivalent experience.
  • Proven ability teaching and seminar facilitation at the postsecondary level.
  • Proven expert experience developing and delivering course curriculum.
  • General understanding of U.S. National Security.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR):

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

OHA Job Opportunity: Archaeologist 3 – Survey Unit – Open until April 26th

Date Posted: April 11, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

The Alaska Office of History and Archaeology is currently recruiting for an Archaeologist 3 position to oversee the Survey Unit. The position manages the state’s archaeology and historic survey unit in the Office of History and Archaeology (OHA), serving as its archaeological expert. The position negotiates, prepares and implements Reimbursable Service Agreements, contracts, and studies for professional archaeological and historical investigations undertaken statewide.  Plans, conducts and serves as Principal Investigator for historical and archaeological surveys and excavations. Minimum qualifications include Master’s degree from an accredited college in archaeology or anthropology with course emphasis in archaeology, including or supplemented by two field seasons experience, of at least two months duration each, in archaeology site location, identification and excavation. One field season must have been as a team supervisor.
AND One year professional archaeology experience equivalent to Archaeologist 2 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

This position recruitment is open to all applicants. The position recruitment closes on 4/26/2023  at 5:00 PM AKDT