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Researcher I/Architecture Historian, UW-Milwaukee Cultural Resource Management (Milwaukee, WI)

Contributed By: Brian Nicholls
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Job Summary
The Researcher I will be responsible for oversight of specific projects performed in the field and laboratory. The position will conduct field operations and ensure that work is carried out in a safe and timely manner. The Researcher I will maintain field equipment and supplies as needed. Day-to-day tasks may include completing architecture history survey reconnaissance surveys, evaluating historic properties, training new staff on procedures, proofing project documentation, coordinating project schedules and program resources, and providing weekly reports and comprehensive and concise project summaries to the UWM-CRM Senior staff. Additional work may include archival and literature research, completion of supporting project documentation, record keeping, report writing and proofing, creating report illustrations and other program documentation as assigned.

Research Specialist/Principal Investigators 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.

The Researcher I is responsible for coordinating 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, Research Specialist/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.

The Researcher I position reports directly to the 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.

Research Specialist/Principal Investigators directly supervise Project Managers as well as LTEs and students.

The Researcher I will be based in the UWM-CRM offices on UWM’s campus. However, the work requires travel throughout the Midwest 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.

Salary Range

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Masters of Arts or Science Degree in Historic Preservation or Preservation Studies or similar
  • Meets Secretary of Interior’s Professional Standards for History and Architecture History or Proficiency in historic architecture or historic preservation or Proficiency in historic preservation planning
  • Experience and proficiency in report preparation or knowledge of National Register of Historic Places nomination process or knowledge of historic architecture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a historic preservation plan at the city, county or federal level
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulatory laws and process
  • Successful Completion of National Register Historic Places nominations
  • Successful Completion of Determination of Nomination
  • Successful completion of historic resource identification, evaluation, and compliance documentation for projects according to the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act in Wisconsin
  • Experience working with colleagues and mentoring students with a diverse array of perspectives and backgrounds

Complete applications should include the following supplementary components:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references to collect confidential letters of recommendation through our application system

Application Deadline

Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. A full position description and instructions for applying using the UWM Jobs portal can be found here:

AA/EO Statement: 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.

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