What does it take to get a Job as a Senior Archaeologists/PI – with 2011 data

Posted on January 16, 2012

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To go with the post on pay for senior archaeologists in the US this post looks at what is takes to get such a job. Using the requirements listed in the job postings, same as the ones used to determine pay conditions, this post presents the results-

2011- Graph Requirements for Archaeology Senior Position

2011- Graph Requirements for Archaeology Senior Position

What the graph shows is that there is year to year fluctuations but the requirements to be at the top of CRM in the US has been pretty constant: regional/local experience in your area of work; at least a graduate degree; at least five years of experience.  While the mention of 5 years of experience is the most common 10-20 years of experience is become more common. Furthermore, 5 years is a minimum and it does not mean that having five years of experience will insure that you are even considered for a top level job.

Full data-

2011- Requirements for Archaeology Senior Position

2011- Requirements for Archaeology Senior Position