Now Hiring: Archaeologist

15 August 2021

The American Center of Research (formerly the American Center of Oriental Research), a nonprofit institution dedicated to advancing knowledge of Jordan and the interconnected Middle East, past and present, seeks an Archaeologist. This new full-time position, resident in Amman, Jordan, is intended to assist the organization in the implementation of its mission and work toward future growth. The position reports to the Associate Director.

Job Description

The candidate is expected to assist ACOR in seeing its legacy projects to publication while leading a new initiative to engage a wide swath of students and the public in archaeological and heritage-based activities. They will be responsible for oversight of ACOR’s artifact holdings and for recruiting and engaging fellows, students, and external scholars in their studies and analyses. The candidate should thus be familiar with current trends of study and be able to articulate how ACOR, its projects, and its collections can engage in this exchange. The candidate may also assist ACOR-affiliated projects.

The candidate will manage research, fieldwork, and monitoring, seek laboratory analyses, and engage in the preparation of reports (especially for Jordanian governmental entities and peer reviewed publications). They will also provide outreach and instruction in archaeological and heritage preservation methods to members of the public, students, volunteers, and varied audiences of all ages, nationalities, and abilities.

Qualifications and Experience

Undergraduate degree in archaeology or directly related field is required; postgraduate degree (at least a master’s degree) strongly preferred but significant practical experience can be substituted. In the event of experience without a postgraduate degree, an applicant must present an argument of equivalency in their application letter. In all cases, the following are required:

  • minimum 5 years of recent experience as an archaeologist, field supervisor, and/or instructor;
  • demonstrated recent experience planning and/or supervising excavation;
  • demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and submit quality reports (references should attest to this);
  • written and spoken fluency in English; conversational Arabic will make for a stronger candidacy.

To apply

Please send a letter of interest, names and contact information for three references, and current CV to opportunity@acorjordan.org. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

This is expected to be a full-time position (1.0 FTE). The position requires residence in Jordan. Salary will be based on experience, but in the range of 650–950 JD monthly. ACOR contributes to social security/ retirement, provides health insurance, annual paid vacation based on length of service, holidays, and other benefits. Review of applications will begin August 20, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required prior to employment.

ACOR is an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions including hiring, termination, promotion, wages, and privileges will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or any other classification protected by law.




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