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  • 06/22/2021 9:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kansas State University is seeking a skilled archeologist with applied GIS experience for its Archeological Support Services team at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kansas. The successful candidate will assist with archaeological surveys and site assessments, perform related mapping duties (GIS, GPS, total station, data management), aid in site reporting and report writing, and be a quality team member. Minimum requirements include a Masters degree in Anthropology or Archaeology; two years of archaeological field, lab, and reporting experience; and training in GIS and ArcGIS software. This is a full-time salaried appointment renewable annually based on performance and funding. For more information or to apply, visit:

  • 06/07/2021 12:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University’s NAGPRA Office is recruiting a qualified Postdoctoral Researcher to be responsible for the laboratory identification, documentation, and interpretation of funerary and other objects held within the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign collections pertinent to compliance with NAGPRA. This will also involve the collection and compilation of records related to those collections; assisting with updating existing collection inventory; and supervising undergraduate student employees. The postdoctoral position is full-time, 2-year duration with possibility of annual extensions, contingent upon performance and funding. For more information,

     Univ Illinois NAGPRA PDRA Position Announcement 6 2021.pdf

  • 05/03/2021 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Iowa's Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer position is now posted on the State of Iowa employment portal (see below). Feel free to share the attached job posting with your contacts.

    To be eligible for consideration, all applicants must apply through the State of Iowa portal (see below) and submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae demonstrating education, past employment and qualifications.

  • 03/31/2021 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Office of the Vice President for Research




    The Office of the State Archaeologist of Iowa (OSA) is seeking a Research Collections Director (RCD) to manage the State Archaeological Repository of Iowa, a core aspect of the OSA facility and its research and engagement programs. The repository contains an estimated 4,000,000 objects from 11,000 archaeological sites in Iowa. The RCD works closely with the State Archaeologist and Associate Director to facilitate access to collections and associated data for OSA research staff, UI faculty and students, visiting researchers, and Tribal and other descendant group representatives. The RCD oversees all aspects of the organization, processing, documentation, care, conservation, and storage of accessioned materials. The RCD collaborates closely with the OSA Archivist in the care and management of written documents, maps, and photos (and their digital versions) associated with the archaeological collections.  The RCD coordinates with OSA Research Directors and visiting researchers to allocate laboratory space.  This position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds and utilize ladders to reach shelves up to 10 feet in height, box making, hand tool, and power tool skills. 

    Position Status:  3 Year Specified Term

    For more information, please see:

    To apply:  See requisition 21001769 at

    Applicable background checks will be conducted

    The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

  • 03/25/2021 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Tennessee Division of Archaeology in the Dept of Environment and Conservation is seeking a professional archaeologist to join our team in Nashville, TN. This position will be responsible for managing the TDOA’s archaeological collections, which includes the full range of materials found at archaeological sites in Tennessee.

    For more information:

    TDOA Archaeologist 2 Job Announcement.pdf

  • 03/12/2021 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archaeologist: Principal Investigator/Field Director

    Weintraut & Associates, Inc., seeks an entry-level Principal Investigator/Field Director to join its cultural resource team in the central Indiana office. The qualified candidate will preferably have a Master’s Degree in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology and must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology. Individuals with field experience and a desire to advance their career path will also be considered.

    Responsibilities include:

    Leading Phase I surveys;

    Conducting Phase Ib, Ic, and II testing;

    Working on Phase III mitigation projects;

    Writing and editing reports

    Conducting QAQC on peer’s documents;

    Helping analyze artifacts;

    Providing leadership/mentoring for younger staff.

    Salary is full time, competitive, and commensurate with experience. To apply, please send resume and writing sample to:

  • 01/28/2021 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois State Museum Society is looking for a Digital Manager to join the ISM team in the ongoing implementation and transfer of collections data to a new digital assets management system (DAMS). This system will serve the diverse needs of collection management staff as well as support digital assets from the Illinois Legacy Collection (ILC) of 13.5 million objects. The ILC includes cultural objects, artifacts, and art related to the history of the state of Illinois with extensive collection holdings in the fields of Anthropology, Art, Botany, Geology, History, Library Science, Paleontology, and Zoology. The Digital Asset Manager must possess research skills and substantial research experience and knowledge in the fields of anthropology and ethnography. 

    The Museum Society will continue to accept applicants until the position is filled.

    For more information:

  • 12/28/2020 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dickson Mounds Museum is looking for a Curator of Anthropology- deadline is January 22, 2021. Please share with colleagues who might be interested.

    DM Curator position 2021.pdf

  • 10/13/2020 6:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) 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 investigations, and has demonstrated the ability to:

    • Perform/juggle varied & complex historic preservation studies to identify historic properties
    • Assess and document the effects of an undertaking upon historic properties
    • Successfully communicate with Federal & State agencies, tribes, communities, and the public
    • Develop measures to mitigate adverse effects to these properties in compliance with federal laws and regulations.

     Information about the position (Historic Preservation Specialist Series) and how to apply is at

    Application deadline is October 27, 2020.


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