Research Assistant (RA)


Assist with the preparation and execution of the North Shore Archaeological Field School. Assigned tasks will include (but not be limited to) training university students in archaeological field techniques; organizing and maintaining archaeological equipment and records (e.g., field notes and photographs); analyzing archaeological assemblages; and writing archaeological reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
Second year MA student in Applied Archaeology; BA in anthropology or a closely related discipline; prior experience training students and/or volunteers on archaeological field schools

Desired Qualifications:
Experience engaging with indigenous or descendant communities during the practice of archaeology.


Assist in archival and ethnographic research on the ahupa’a of Kawailoa in Waialua; carry out community outreach to North Shore families, residents, schools, and other community organization; facilitate dialogue between UHM, Kamehameha Schools, and North Shore and other communities regarding North Shore Archaeological Field School; coordinate community sessions component of North Shore Field Archaeological Field School.

Minimum Qualifications:
Enrolled in M.A. program in Applied Archaeology; B.A. in anthropology, Hawaiian Studies or a closely related discipline

Desired Qualifications:
Experience working with the North Shore Archaeological Field School; experience working with Kamehameha Schools; ability to communicate in Hawaiian and/or Hawai‘i Creole English (aka Pidgin)

Monthly Salary (half time) $1706 MA level

To Apply:
Submit a Graduate Assistant Application Form and three letters of reference to Dr. James Bayman and Dr. Ty Tengan, Department of Anthropology, 2424 Maile Way, Saunders Hall 346, Honolulu, HI 96822. Appointments are contingent upon position clearance and availability of funds.

Conditions and Criteria for selecting TAs (pdf)
GA Application Form (excel version)
GA Application Form (PDF version)

Closing Date: September 4, 2015