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  • 05/24/2017 1:56 PM | Anonymous

    The Missouri Department of Transportation has an opening in its Historic Preservation Section* for an Archaeologist.  Our ideal candidate is someone who meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for conducting archaeological studies, has demonstrated the ability to perform/juggle varied & complex historic preservation studies to identify historic properties and to assess & mitigate adverse effects to these properties in compliance with federal laws and regulations.

     

    Information about the position and how to apply are at http://www.modot.org/jobs/Central_District_and_Headquarters/index.htm

     

    Please contact me if you have any questions about the position, or Donielle Lawson (Donielle.Lawson@modot.mo.gov) with questions about the hiring process.

     

     

    Mike Meinkoth

    Historic Preservation Manager

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    601 West Main Street

    Jefferson City, MO  65102

     

    573-526-3593

    michael.meinkoth@modot.mo.gov


  • 04/18/2017 5:44 PM | Anonymous

    Visiting Archaeological Spatial Analyst 

    Central Illinois Office 

    Illinois State Archaeological Survey 

    Prairie Research Institute 

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 


    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Archaeological Spatial Analyst for its Central Illinois office located in Champaign, IL. This individual will contribute relevant information to the GIS team to ensure project deliverables. Associated duties will include performing GIS spatial analysis and remodeling relating to archaeological research. Manipulate data to create information products to meet the Survey’s specific needs. Perform complex archaeological and spatial analysis using ArcGIS. Prepare metadata and document GIS workflows.


    The successful candidate must have a B.A., M.A. preferred, in Anthropology, Geography, or closely related field, plus two years’ experience performing GIS-related spatial analysis. Experience working with spatial information. Experience working with GIS data to conduct complex spatial analysis, generate maps, create vector and raster output, create map layouts and views, and generate maps and reports. Demonstrated proficiency with ArcGIS software. Ability to read and use maps. Ability to perform repetitive tasks with great attention to detail and accuracy. Working familiarity with existing methodology of archaeological site location modeling. Demonstrated proficiency with SQL. Demonstrated proficiency with FileMaker Database application. Proficiency with commonly employed software and databases. General familiarity with the archaeology of the Midwestern United States. Excellent communication and writing skills and ability to establish open and clear communication with ISAS staff.


    This is a Visiting Academic Professional position but could become non-visiting, in the future, contingent on funding and Survey needs. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Position would be eligible for full university benefits, including health/dental insurance, retirement, vacation and sick leave. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


    All candidates must complete an online profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu. Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system. To ensure full consideration all requested information must be submitted through this online system, and your application received by May 13, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Ms. Janice Pankey <jpankey@illinois.edu>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Mr. Michael Farkas, <mgfarkas@illinois.edu>.

     

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu 


  • 04/17/2017 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor with a target start date of August 16, 2017. The appointment is anticipated to be for one year but may be renewed depending on departmental needs and positive performance reviews. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

     

    Anthropology PhD in hand by the starting date of the appointment required.  Geographic area is open. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester. Experience teaching undergraduate lecture and discussion courses (including four-field introduction to anthropology, topical courses such as women in prehistory) strongly preferred.  Required demonstrated evidence of research including a publication record and an active research agenda related to the position.

     

    To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials: application letter, CV, two sample syllabi, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Referees will be contacted after a first review of applications. Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will be accepted.

     

    To ensure full consideration, all required materials must be submitted by May 10, 2017.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information please contact ljlucero@illinois.edu.
    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


  • 04/04/2017 6:02 PM | Anonymous
    Cultural Resources Specialist 

    Central Illinois Office 

    Illinois State Archaeological Survey 

    Prairie Research Institute 

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 


    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Cultural Resources Specialist for its Central Illinois office located in Champaign, Illinois. This individual will provide technical expertise and research support in the collection, analysis and interpretation of cultural resource information related to architecture, historical documents, and archaeological materials, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Statewide Surveys. Associated duties will include collecting multiple kinds of cultural resource documentation required for IDOT project compliance with federal and state historic preservation laws, federal guidelines, and existing Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/IDOT Memoranda of Agreements (MOA) and Programmatic Agreements (PA). Evaluate and assemble required cultural resources information, prepare interpretative narratives, statistical summaries, and relevant graphic and photographic images to transmit to other specialists for incorporation into legal documentation required by agencies to comply with federal and state cultural resources statutes. Create, edit and submit independently authored reports including federal and state mandated architectural, historical, and archaeological survey and evaluation documents, as well as prepare mandated federal and state reports of those cultural resources activities. Prepare and provide Geographic Information Systems data as required. Conduct historic archival research as directed. Supervise and/or train other staff members in historical and architectural cultural resource documentation.


    The successful candidate must have an M.A. in Archaeology, Historic Preservation, or Preservation Administration, or closely related field, plus a minimum of 3 years of cultural resources field and lab experience, including experience documenting architectural, historical, and archaeological resources in the Midwest. Experience in creating compliance documents for projects under federal and state historic preservation laws and regulations. Familiarity with Phase I, II, and III archaeological field procedures. Familiarity with collecting and evaluating historical architectural data and associated historical documentation. Demonstrated ability for working with maps such as USGS quadrangle maps, in a team setting. Proficiency with commonly employed computer word processing, graphic, and database programs, as well as GIS programs. Needs to have effective personal relations, communication, organizational, and leadership skills, and an attention to detail. A demonstrated ability to perform with a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, with minimal supervision. 


    Salary is negotiable based on experience. Position would be eligible for full university benefits, including health/dental insurance, retirement, vacation and sick leave. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. 


    All candidates must complete an online profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu. Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system. To ensure full consideration all requested information must be submitted through this online system, and your application received by April 13, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Ms. Janice Pankey <jpankey@illinois.edu>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Brian Adams <badams4@illinois.edu>. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 


    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu 


  • 03/16/2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    Interested in working in a museum? The Field Museum's website (http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers see pages 2 and 3) has several paid internship opportunities working with Anthropology Collections and Research:


    Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Latin America Curatorial Team Collections
    Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Old World Curatorial Team Collections
    Intern, Boone Scholars for East Asian Studies
    Intern, North American Anthropology Collections
    Intern, North American Biological Anthropology (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    Intern, Regenstein Pacific Collections

  • 03/16/2017 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) -St. Louis District- is in the process of consolidating their collections, and is looking for an intern to assist in the process. It would be an ORISE internship position, and the salary is dependent on the candidate's educational background and level of experience. The individual would be assisting with the regionalization effort. They would have to live in the vicinity or be willing to relocate to St. Louis and have the following skillset/experience:

    1. Curation and Collections Management Experience
    2. Writing and Organizational Skills
    3. Proficient in Microsoft Access and Excel
    4. Experience with GIS (optional)
    5. Able to travel and transport collections
    6. B.A. or M.A. in Anthropology or a related field

    Interested applicants may contact Andrea directly by email: Andrea.A.Farmer@usace.army.mil.

    Here is a link to what the ORISE internship position is as well as more information about the USACE St. Louis District collections:

    http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Centers-of-Expertise/Curation-Mgmt-of-Archaeological-Collections/Internship-Opportunities/


  • 03/05/2017 5:07 PM | Anonymous

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for the position of Curator, Center for Archaeological Investigations (Associate or Senior Scientist, 12 month, 50% FTE, A/P appointment), and Associate or Full Professor, Department of Anthropology (9 month, 50% FTE tenured faculty appointment). Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a closely related field with a research focus in Archaeology or allied field. Must have academic qualifications consistent with appointment in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of associate professor with tenure or professor with tenure. Area and topical specialties are open, but preference is for New World and specialties that complement those of the existing department members; both historic and prehistoric archaeologists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the ability to contribute to the Anthropology Department’s four-field undergraduate and graduate programs via active teaching, research, student mentoring, and public outreach programs on the SIUC campus, within the local community, and on social media. College or University-level teaching experience strongly preferred. Applicants must have demonstrated curatorial experience including but not limited to the supervision and training of graduate student assistants, undergraduate student workers, and other employees in the analysis and curation of archaeological materials and records. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of successfully obtaining and completing grant and contract-funded research projects in a university, museum, government agency, or CRM setting with a commensurate record of report and peer-reviewed publications. Applicants must have strong leadership qualities, administrative expertise, and the ability to foster collaborations between the CAI and the other units within and beyond the University. As curator, the individual will have responsibility for administering the CAI curation facility, maintaining and updating the CAI NAGPRA inventory, overseeing the care of human remains and funerary objects, expanding the CAI’s role in research and training, and conducting and publishing their own research.  Within the Department of Anthropology, the individual will normally teach two courses per year and assume graduate faculty duties.  For complete details, please visit affact.siu.edu/ap.php, position COLA-830.  Deadline for Application: March 23, 2017 or until filled. Effective Date of Appointment: August 16, 2017. Person to Contact: Izumi Shimada, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Mail Code 4502, SIU Carbondale, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901 (email: ishimada@siu.edu; phone 618-453-5325). E-mail or mail application letter that summarizes your administrative and teaching experiences, research interests, publication record, and potential contribution to the Center and Department along with your curriculum vita and four letters of recommendation. SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.   



  • 02/20/2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Lithic Analyst for its Central Illinois office located in Champaign, Illinois. This individual will work with the Special Projects Coordinator and other staff in conducting analysis of stone items from archaeological sites. Associated duties will include all aspects of lithic sample collection, identification, analysis, archaeological interpretation, report preparation, and curation.

     

    The Lithic Analyst will perform the identification and recordation of chipped, groundstone, and mineral remains from archaeological sites, including the quantification of results and preparation of appropriate tables, analysis and interpretation of the archaeological significance of the lithic remains, and the preparation of lithic analysis reports as appropriate. Execute holistic spatial analysis incorporating vertical and horizontal distribution of diagnostic lithic artifacts. Maintain electronic and handwritten lithic laboratory databases, including but not limited to, a lithic lab project-tracking database, a raw material comparative collection database, an artifact type comparative collection database, and individual site assemblage lithic analysis database. Track samples through the analytical process by inventorying the movement of samples through the laboratory, maintaining electronic logs of individual site samples, and ensuring the analyzed samples are curated properly. Coordinate with archaeological researchers to facilitate specimen identification and interpretations, within the larger context of prehistoric and historic cultural manifestations recognized in the Eastern Woodlands region. Participate in Survey outreach activities for the general public, avocational societies, and school groups, and record and maintain artifact data collected from avocational collectors. Serve as liaison with other lithic specialists in the state and nationwide. Participate in regional conferences and organizations. Prepare scientific presentations on research activities and interests.

     

    The successful candidate must have a B.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field, plus a minimum of 3 year’s experience conducting lithic investigations at prehistoric sites in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area. A detailed familiarity with the geological resources of Illinois, temporo-culturally diagnostic lithics, tool production technology, and usewear traits. A demonstrated ability to complete projects and reports in a timely and competent manner is required. Candidate should possess a detailed familiarity with lithic resources and technology of the Eastern Woodlands, and basic familiarity with lithic research protocols and agendas. Basic familiarity with all classes of material culture, feature types, and functions, and geomorphology is also required. Attention to detail, and effective communication, personal relations, organizational, and teamwork skills. Candidate should be proficient with commonly employed software and database programs. Ability to perform effectively in a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, with minimal supervision. 


    This is a full-time Academic Professional position. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after closing date. 


    Please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu for more information, and to complete an online profile. For information regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <jpankey@illinois.edu>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Thomas Loebel, <tjl2@illinois.edu>. To ensure full consideration, all requested information must be uploaded through the online system, and applications 

    received by March 2, 2017. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 


    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu). 


  • 02/03/2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous


    The Illinois State Museum has posted a position for Curator of Anthropology- the deadline for applications is February 16, 2017. For more information, please go to:

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1650898&sharedWindow=1


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