UW-Milwaukee CRM Full-time Principal Investigator/Project Manager Position

Brian Nicholls

Good morning,

The Cultural Resource Management program at UW-Milwaukee is seeking qualified candidates to fill a principle investigator/project manager position.


This is full-time position. Travelling is required.


All applications must be submitted using the online portal by December 18, 2020. Submissions received after 12/18/2020 will not be accepted. Posting link and online portal: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/30348


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Applicant questions can be directed to Brian Nicholls: nicholls@...


Position Summary

Principal Investigators/Project Managers coordinate and oversee operating budgets and schedules on multiple research projects.  They conduct field and laboratory investigations on a regular basis.  They also produce grant applications and proposals to secure funding for individual projects. They directly oversee field and/or laboratory staff for individual projects. They are assisted by Project Managers in the production of Reports of Investigation. Research Specialist/PI provide expertise in specialized materials analyses. 


They coordinate with the Financial Specialist to oversee regular financial needs for their projects. They also serve as Point of Contact for individual project sponsors.  


In addition to their project specific and administrative roles, Principal Investigators are also responsible for the public communication of the Center’s research. Communications include peer reviewed publications, publications for the general public, presentations at professional conferences, talks to avocational societies, and interviews with media outlets. 


They report directly to their Research Program Manager and provide (at minimum) weekly updates on all projects under their supervision.  Status of budgets and schedules are included in these updates.  Principal Investigators directly supervise Project Managers as well as LTEs and students. 


This position will be based in the UWM-CRM offices on UWM’s campus. However, the work requires travel throughout Wisconsin to direct and/or monitor on-going UWM-CRM projects and produce progress reports for UWM-CRM staff and clients. Fieldwork may be conducted in remote locations under stressful conditions and requires moderate physical fitness. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in archaeology, architecture history or related field 
  • Meets Secretary of Interior’s Professional Standards for History and Architecture History or Meets Secretary of Interior’s Professional Standards for Archaeology 
  • Demonstrated experience in analytic skills (lithic analysis, historical archaeology, floral analysis, faunal analysis, ceramic analysis, laboratory management, historic architecture and historic preservation, Human Osteology or related) 
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing 
  • Demonstrated experience in CRM project management 


Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in archaeology, architecture history or related field 
  • Knowledge of Midwestern/Great Lakes prehistoric or historic archaeology and/or historic architecture 
  • Supervisory experience in cultural resource management 
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Proficiency with GIS software 
  • Experience with total station mapping 
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulatory laws and process (Wisconsin preferred)  
  • Meets criteria to be listed on Wisconsin Historical Society of list of Qualified Archaeologist for the excavation of human remains 
  • Meets criteria to be listed on Wisconsin Historical Society of list as Skeletal Analyst 
  • Excellent communication skills 


UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.