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🔗Historian/Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Norman, OK
  • $60,500 - $67,000 USD / Year
  • Department: Archaeological Survey
  • Job Reference #: 241148
  • Job Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 24 months of related research experience; will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree for a total of 72 months of related experience.

    Architectural field survey experience such as but not limited to large scale surveys of corridors, cities, or municipalities;
    Possesses familiarity with related legislation such as the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 4(f) of the US DOT Act and competency in comprehending laws, policies, rules and regulations related to historic resources;
    Masters Degree in Architectural History, Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation, History, or closely-related field with demonstrated fieldwork, report production, inventory and assessment of built environment;
    Able to meet Secretary of Interior Qualifications for a historian, architectural historian, or closely related field (36 CFR 61);
    Experience with ArcGIS is a plus

  • How to Apply:

    Must apply online via

  • Job benefits: Full benefits through the University of Oklahoma, including health, dental, paid time off, and multiple options for retirement
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must be able to communicate effectively in written and conversational format. Must be able to conduct fieldwork consistent with the architectural history profession (conduct in-field review, prepare documentation forms, prepare National Register evaluations and nominations). Travel statewide with occasional overnight stay
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Website University of Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation contracts with the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey at the University of Oklahoma for their cultural and natural resources programs.

The Architectural Historian/Historian for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation works under supervision within a four-person team of subject matter experts in identification and National Register of Historic Places evaluation of historic-age resources of the built environment.  As authorized agents consulting with the State Historic Preservation Office and other consulting parties, the Architectural Historian conducts evaluations of resources of the built environment for transportation undertakings.  These include roadway improvements, sidewalk projects, participation and review of mitigation efforts for adverse effects to historic properties, and review and preparation of context studies.  The work is a comfortable mix of fieldwork, report preparation, and oversight of consultant-prepared cultural resources survey and mitigation reports.  The position provides for a mix of telework, fieldwork, and office work, as needed.