Cultural Resources Coordinator, Central Office, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

02/25/2014 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Cultural Resources Coordinator, Central Office
Champaign, IL
Division of Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Cultural Resources Coordinator for the Statewide Survey based in Champaign, Illinois. The Cultural Resources Coordinator (CRC) serves as day-to-day point of contact between the Illinois State Archaeological Survey’s (ISAS) Statewide Survey and the Cultural Resources Unit at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and assists in IDOT coordination with federal and state agencies and tribes on applicable transportation-related compliance issues.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field, plus a minimum of five years of relevant field, analytical, and laboratory experience in a CRM and/or transportation archaeology context.  Applicants should have a working knowledge of Eastern Woodlands prehistoric and historic archaeology, a basic familiarity with Federal and Illinois historic and burial laws, administrative experience in personnel organization and management, as well as a demonstrated ability to oversee projects to ensure compliance with applicable legislation and procedures. Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated archaeological excavation, analysis, publication, and compliance experience in Midwestern archaeological sites. Must have a basic familiarity with basic computer word processing, graphic, and database programs. This is an academic professional position.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.  Proposed starting date to be negotiated.

All candidates must complete an online profile through Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244.  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dale McElrath,  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 8, 2014.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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