Job posting: Cultural Resource Specialist

Date Posted: June 13, 2023       Category: Uncategorized

Colorado State University is hiring a Cultural Resource Specialist for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide technical, strategic, evaluation, and planning support in the areas of cultural resources management for the Air Force Civil Engineer Command (AFCEC) Environmental Quality Branch (CZTQ). The position can be either remote or based in San Antonio, TX. More details can be found here:

Job posting: Archaeologist

Date Posted: June 13, 2023       Category: Uncategorized

UAF is hiring an Archaeologist to lead the archaeology program at Fort Wainwright and associated training areas. More details can be found here:

Council of Allied Societies Benefits

Date Posted: May 25, 2023       Category: 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       Category: 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       Category: 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       Category: 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       Category: 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       Category: 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

Call for sessions and papers for the upcoming conference

Date Posted: November 11, 2021       Category: Uncategorized
The Alaska Anthropological Association will be holding its 49th Annual Meeting from February 28 – March 4, 2022 as a free virtual conference via Zoom (#AkAA virtual 2022) for Association members or $20 for non-members.
The theme of this year’s conference is The Effects of Climate Change. Alaska is at the forefront of climate change and this change has and will continue to have profound impacts on Alaska communities.
Similar to last year, the virtual conference will increase accessibility and inclusion for all conference participants while continuing to allow us to connect and share research. We welcome ideas for sessions and presentations in a variety of media, including but not limited to, papers, posters, storytelling, film, panel discussions, and multi-media performances.
We are delighted to let our colleagues and members know that submission for sessions and abstracts is open!
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

Celebrating the life of William Bates Workman

Date Posted: November 11, 2021       Category: Uncategorized
One of the pillars of northern anthropology, William B. Workman, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021. He was 81.
Bill first came to Alaska as a student in 1962, one of an interdisciplinary team of University of Wisconsin-based researchers that included William Laughlin, Richard Nelson, and Allen McCartney. He went to Kodiak Island, where he worked with Donald Clark. In subsequent years, Bill worked not only on Kodiak, but also in the Alaskan and Canadian interiors and the Kachemak Bay area. After his marriage to Karen in 1967, they collaborated on much of their research.
Always a true gentleman with a characteristic dry humor, Bill served as Professor of Anthropology for nearly 40 years, from 1969 to 1976 at Alaska Methodist University (where he became only the third archaeologist in Alaska) and from 1977 until his 2005 retirement as Emeritus Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. After retirement, Bill continued his research and work with students.
Bill leaves an impressive legacy. His published contributions to northern anthropology; his service as co-founder, president, and board member to the Alaska Anthropological Association; the generations of students he mentored in the classroom and the field; and, most of all, his fair, kind, and collegial way of dealing with everyone. He will be sorely missed.
For those interested in more details about Bill and his contributions, a 2008 volume of the Alaska Journal of Anthropology (Vol. 6, Nos. 1&2) was published in his honor.
Karen Workman, Bill’s wife of 53 years, can be reached upon request. An obituary should be published in the Anchorage Daily News in the coming week. Because of the pandemic, a memorial gathering will be held at a later date.