Category Archives: News

News for both membership and the general public.

Job Opening at RCUH: PTA Curation Specialist

PTA Cultural Resources/Curation Specialist – ID# 13613.  Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), performing project tasks on land controlled by U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

Monthly Salary:  Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DutiesWorks closely with Cultural Resources Program Manager (PTA) in the ongoing inventory, accessioning, cataloging and labeling of PTA archaeological collections.  Maintains archival records, including all photographs, maps, field notes and other significant historical documents.  Provides day-to-day support in implementing the PTA Cultural Resource Program Scope of Work (SOW).  Serves as PCSU-PTA Cultural Resources Curation Specialist to implement programs and management of collections’ documents and material associated with archaeological and historic surveys performed on PTA lands. Works independently to carry out tasks in compliance with Federal, State and Army laws and regulations. Becomes familiar with installation plans, undertakings, and cultural studies and inventories.  Provides preservation guidance and support to a team of archaeologists and architectural historians. Compiles annual report on the Curation Facility for incorporation into the Cultural Resources Annual Report. Participates in education and public outreach activities. Locates vendor sources for equipment and supplies, conducts equipment inventories, and maintenance of equipment. Assists staff to access, evaluate, and implement use and study of collections.

Primary Qualifications:  Education:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Anthropology, Museum Studies or Library Information Science.

Experience:  One to Three (1-3) years of experience in curation of archaeological materials and records, and education and public outreach.

Abil/Know/Skills:  Knowledge of American Association of Museum standards, guidelines and procedures for collections management. Knowledge of collections preservation principles and techniques; knowledge of museum collection storage techniques and protection practices. Knowledge of environmental and pest monitoring principles and techniques with ability to develop environmental/monitoring plans. Knowledge of museum documentation procedures, including accessioning, cataloging and other recordkeeping. Basic knowledge of Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA and the National Environmental Policy Act as they apply to the management of cultural resources. Knowledge of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Computer literate in Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Microsoft Office applications, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher. Ability to present written correspondence, reports, and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.  Demonstrated ability and willingness to make effective oral and written presentations. Must possess valid driver’s license. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must provide a copy of driver’s abstract and have no citations that will prevent incumbent from driving on Department of Defense (DoD) installations. Must be able to pass a post-offer DoD security check for employment as an Army contractor.  Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months of hire). (Jobs requiring U.S. Defense Department Security Services (DSS) clearance) – Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Physical/Medical Requirements:  Able to lift boxes weighing up to thirty (30) pounds.

SECONDARY Qualifications:  Comprehensive education and experience in organization and management of small curation facility.  Knowledge of methods and issues in historic archaeology. Knowledge of Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islands archaeology and cultural history. Knowledge of local, Federal and State lands use and environmental laws. Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Access database management, Past Perfect and Adobe Design Standards or Photoshop. Experience performing a variety of cultural resources program tasks, particularly in a governmental agency setting. Experience in the manipulation and restoration of digital images. Skill as a catalyst and motivator to elicit cooperation and compliance actions from diverse individuals and groups.

Inquiries:  Ana Tejeda 969-3340 (Hawaii).

Application Requirements: Please go to, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.  Closing Date: October 22, 2013.  EEO/AA Employer.


Job Opening at UH-West O’ahu for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Anthropology (Forensic Anthropology)

Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Anthropology (Forensic Anthropology)


Tenure track, nine-months, full-time (Position #76305), to begin August 1, 2014


Duties: This position will be responsible for teaching upper and lower division courses in Physical Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology. Responsibilities include teaching some combination of existing courses–Humankind Emerging, Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Lab, Human Skeletal Biology, Human Ecological Adaptation, Forensic Anthropology, Advanced Techniques in Forensic Anthropology, and/or Senior Practicum–plus related courses in areas of the professor’s expertise. In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UHWO are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the profession and broader community, teach courses using distance methods, participate in program assessment, advise students and supervise senior projects, practicum  and readings courses, and participate in faculty governance. The person hired will also work closely with our partners for an undergraduate Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology with faculty at the nearby Leeward Community College and staff at the Joint Pacific Account Command/Central Identification Laboratory. 


Minimum qualifications: Assistant Professor: Earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Physical Anthropology, with a specialization in Forensic Anthropology; evidence of high quality teaching and potential for conducting relevant scholarly and applied research; ability to effectively communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.  Associate Professor: In addition to minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor, five years of full-time college or university teaching at the rank of Assistant Professor and evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals in the area of Forensic Anthropology.


Desirable qualifications: Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities; experience teaching in a Physical or Forensic Anthropology accredited undergraduate program; demonstrated ability to teach distance education courses. Field and/or laboratory experience in Forensic Anthropology or Archaeology and proven ability to write and/or administer grants are also highly desirable.

Pay range: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire) by email as a MS Word or PDF file attachments to: . Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by August 1, 2014. Please redact out references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.


Inquiries: Dr. Suzanne Falgout, Search Committee Chair, email:


Closing Date:  Continuous Recruitment. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2013.


Membership Section Coming Soon

We are in the process of migrating to a new member management system. The ability to pay membership fees online and access member-only content, such as past journals and newsletters, will be coming soon. We appreciate your patience during this transition.

SHA Newsletter now available!

The Society for Hawaiian Archaeology is proud to announce the re-launch of its newsletter with the Volume 5 Number 1 of a quarterly newsletter. The newsletter is available on the “Newsletter” page within the members section of the website.

Society for Historical Archaeology Opposes 1171

The Society for Historical Archaeology has issues a statement in opposition of SB 1171.  Read the full document below:

Conference Committee for SB 1171: House Members Appointed

Representatives Cindy Evans, Sylvia Luke, and Ryan Yamane are co-chairs and Representatives Henry Aquino and Lauren Cheape will also serve on the conference committee.