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  • 10/05/2017 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This position is accountable for coordinating compliance procedures for department projects involving cultural resources with special attention to architectural resources such as historic buildings and bridges. To receive federal funding for departmental projects, cultural resources must be examined in accordance with Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended; and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966.


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  • 07/28/2017 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Visiting Archaeological Projects Coordinator 

    Central Offices 

    Illinois State Archaeological Survey 

    Prairie Research Institute 

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Archaeological Projects Coordinator for its Central Offices, located in Champaign, IL. This individual will coordinate the flow of information between the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the various Field Stations of ISAS, concerning archaeological survey requests.


    Associated duties will include facilitating the flow of the work process for IDOT Statewide survey projects from receipt of the Environmental Survey Request (ESR) to completion and submittal of the Archaeological Survey Short Report (ASSR) and the Archaeological Testing Survey Report (ATSR). Coordinate with ISAS Data Management Team leadership to maintain and update ISAS Project Database for Statewide Survey along with related project files and information. Accurately evaluate relevant information and post survey requests, completed ASSRs, ATSRs, and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) reviews on the Project Notification System (PNS) and ensure compliance with standing agreements. Update and maintain list of Programmatic Agreements and Memorandums of Agreement on ISAS website. Prepare and distribute reports on the status of outstanding projects as needed. Maintain ASSR and ATSR files, digital and paper. Assist in the production and submission of reports. Contribute to the production of the annual report of ISAS projects and activities. Engage in field projects as necessary. Participate in public outreach that highlights ISAS activities.


    The successful candidate must have a B.A. in Anthropology, or closely related field. Concentration in archaeology preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in carrying out Phase I and II archaeological field projects in a Midwestern context. Minimum of one year of Phase I field supervisory experience involving directing field projects, authorship of ASSRs, and use of GPS equipment and Geophysical survey methods. Demonstrated proficiency with basic computer word processing, graphic, GIS, and database programs. Minimum of six months experience using Illinois archaeological and transportation databases such as the Archaeological Projects Database, the IDOT Project Notification System (PNS), the State of Illinois Sharepoint website, and the Cultural Resources Management Database, and the Cultural Resources Management Report Archive. Basic knowledge of Midwest archaeological culture history. Basic knowledge of the Historic Preservation Act, Section 106, and State of Illinois historic preservation, burial, and archaeological laws and practices, and Federal Highway Administration Section 106 practices and procedures. Strong writing and editorial background. Effective personal communication, relations, organizational, and leadership skills. Attention to detail and accuracy with demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities.


    This is a full-time Visiting Academic Professional position, but could become non-visiting in the future, contingent on Survey needs and available funding. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


    All candidates must complete an online profile through <http://jobs.illinois.edu>. Please upload a cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system. To ensure full consideration your application, and supporting documents, must be submitted through this online system, and received by August 8, 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 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 


  • 07/28/2017 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Field Station Archaeological GIS Specialist 

    American Bottom Field Station 

    Illinois State Archaeological Survey 

    Prairie Research Institute 

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 


    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Field Station Archaeological GIS Specialist for its American Bottom Field Station, located in Fairview Heights, Illinois. This individual will work with the Field Station Coordinator and other staff in overseeing all aspects of GIS and other spatial data use for the American Bottom Field Station (ABFS), a unit of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey. 


    Associated duties will include training staff in the use of GIS and geospatial data manipulation, 2D and 3D modeling, advanced data layer merging, the use of map algebra or buffering, working with spatial databases, mapping, cartography, data collections/creation and management. This also includes training staff in best practices, methodology, troubleshooting; providing guidance in the use of data; and providing instruction in the technical aspects of equipment and software use. The Archaeological GIS Specialist will work with research staff to provide direction and feedback on the use of GIS data to assist in the completion of assigned projects and tasks in an accurate and timely manner. Will communicate with management and contractors for the purpose of coordinating and administering the use of GIS projects and data into archaeological research. Will supervise subordinate staff, which includes task assignments, ongoing performance monitoring and evaluation, career/position mentoring, and leave/ travel approval. The Archaeological GIS Specialist will also administer field mapping hardware/software (GPS data collectors and electronic survey equipment/total station). Collect field data using GPS and total station equipment. Administer hardware including workstations, plotter/printers, larger format scanner, and digitizers related to GIS and cartography. Will also administer and maintain GIS and other mapping software for the ISAS American Bottom Field Station. 


    The successful candidate must have a M.A./M.S. in Geography, Anthropology, or closely related field, emphasis in GIS preferred. Plus, a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in 1) using GIS-based spatial data in an archaeological context, and 2) participation in archaeological field and laboratory investigations in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area. Basic familiarity with Eastern Woodlands culture history, Illinois archaeological cultural history and research agendas, and the use of GIS and related programs in an archaeological context required. Demonstrated ability to complete GIS-related projects and reports in timely and competent manner. Must have basic familiarity with computer work processing, graphic, and database programs. Must have demonstrated training in working with ArcGIS, ArcServer versions 8, 9, 10, Trimble Pathfinder Office, FileMaker, Windows and Mac OS, VMWare. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively with a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, under minimal supervision. Must possess effective communication, personal relations, teamwork, and leadership skills. 

    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. 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 a 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 received by August 3, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <jpankey@illinois.edu>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Tamira Brennan <tbrennan@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 


  • 07/27/2017 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for the position of Assistant Scientist (Curator, Center for Archaeological Investigations), 12 month, A/P appointment).  Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or related discipline with a specialization in Archaeology. Geographic, topical, and temporal (prehistoric or historic) specialties are open, but preference is for North America.  Applicants must have supervisory experience including but not limited to the supervision and training of graduate student assistants, undergraduate student workers, and other employees in the curation of archaeological materials and records in compliance with state and federal laws. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in working with NAGPRA-related issues is desired. Applicants also should have a demonstrated record of successfully obtaining and completing grant and/or CRM contract-funded research projects in a university, museum, government agency, or private sector setting with a commensurate record of peer reviewed publications and/or CRM compliance report completion. 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.

     

    For complete details, please visit affact.siu.edu/ap.php, position COLA-838. 

     

    Deadline for Application: August 14, 2017, or until filled.

     

    Person to Contact: Mark Wagner, Chair of Search Committee, Center for Archaeological Investigations, 1000 Faner Dr., Mail Code 4527, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 (email: mjwagner@siu.edu; phone 618-453-5055). 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 three 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.


  • 07/26/2017 5:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Visiting Archaeometry Research Specialist (25% time), Killarney Research Annex

    Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

     

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a quarter-time Visiting Archaeometry Research Specialist for its Killarney Research Annex, located in Urbana, Illinois. This individual will work with the Associate Director, Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials (ATAM) program, and other staff in providing technical expertise and research support in the interpretation and presentation of archaeometric data related to the investigation of archaeological materials for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey. Associated duties will include providing technical expertise and research support in the interpretation and presentation of archaeometric data related to investigations of archaeological materials. This includes laboratory work involving collagen extraction and apatite purification for stable isotope analysis and operation of isotope mass spectrometer (elemental analyzer, Kiel device); the presentation and interpretation of archaeometric isotope data; and collaboration with senior researchers on technical and research reports, and other presentations and professional publications associated with disseminating research results. The Visiting Archaeometry Research Specialist will provide management and oversight of archaeometric analyses and will supervise assigned staff; this includes task assignments, training, scheduling, performance monitoring and evaluation, position/career mentoring, and leave/travel approval.


    The successful candidate must have a B.A./B.S. in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field; plus, archaeological field and laboratory experience in North America. Must have a minimum of seven years’ experience in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of isotope data—including demonstrated proficiency in collagen extraction and apatite purification for stable isotope analysis, operation of isotope mass spectrometer (elemental analyzer, Kiel device). Technical training, experience with lab procedures, equipment, and relevant software is required. Must have knowledge of archaeometric techniques with an emphasis on isotope and elemental analyses, and have documented experience in interpreting and presenting results of isotopic analysis in professional contexts and publications. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively with a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, under minimal supervision. Must possess effective communication, organizational, interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills. Attention to detail and accuracy is critical. Familiarity with Midwestern archaeological chronology, material culture, cultural history and research agendas. Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Photoshop, Powerpoint, FileMaker, DataGraph, as well as other commonly employed databases and software.


    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. 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 a cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system. To ensure full consideration your application, and supporting documents, must be submitted through this online system and received by August 8, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <jpankey@illinois.edu>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Kristin Hedman, khedman@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 


  • 05/24/2017 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)
    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 


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