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Senior Research Archaeologist, Northern Illinois Field Station (Rockford), Illinois State Archaeological Survey

08/12/2015 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Senior Research Archaeologist – Northern Illinois Field Station

Rockford, Illinois

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 Senior Research Archaeologist for the Northern Illinois Field Station located in Rockford, Illinois.  The Senior Research Archaeologist oversees the Field Station’s staff as they carry out archaeological surveys, testing, and excavations, analysis of recovered data, the preparation of reports of archaeological research meeting professional and regulatory standards.  This individual oversees field investigations and coordinates, as necessary, with landowners, contracting and regulatory agencies, construction firms, university administration, and Illinois State Archaeological Survey staff.  In addition, they manage the day-to-day organization of all field and laboratory equipment, and vehicles assigned to their project.  May serve in a leadership capacity functioning as a project director, site supervisor, or section leader or be delegated to act in place of the Field Station Coordinator.


The successful candidate must have a BA in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field, plus a minimum of five years of relevant field, analytical, and laboratory experience in Eastern Woodlands archaeology (experience in CRM and/or transportation archaeology preferred), scientific and technical knowledge of Eastern Woodlands

prehistoric and historic archaeology, a basic familiarity with Federal and Illinois historic and burial laws, administrative experience in personnel, and facilities management, as well as a demonstrated ability to manage research projects, analysis, and report preparation and to bring them to closure in a timely and competent manner.  Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated archaeological excavation and analysis experience in Illinois prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.  Must have a basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic, and database programs.  Must possess a valid Illinois driver's license as travel to field sites is a requirement for this position.  This is an academic professional position.  Salary is negotiable based on experience. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.


All candidates must complete an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu.  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 <jpankey@illinois.edu>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Mr. David Nolan, <djnolan@illinois.edu>.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 4, 2015.


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, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


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The Illinois Archaeological Survey is a society of professional archaeologists, and other technical professionals, dedicated to identifying and preserving important archaeological resources throughout the state of Illinois.

The IAS is a member of the Coalition for American Heritage. 

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