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Associate Director for Research, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Champaign (Closes 5/10/16)

04/20/2016 5:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Associate Director for Research 

Central Office - Champaign 

Illinois State Archaeological Survey 

Prairie Research Institute 

University of Illinois 


The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking an Associate Director for Research to take responsibility for the acquisition and management of externally-funded archaeological research projects and related personnel and budget administration. This responsibility includes the acquisition of funds, managing of personnel, budgets, policy, and administration as well as key decisions for programmatic archaeological and administrative policy. Serve as a primary advisor to the director in the areas of archaeological research projects regarding project development, supervision, and policy-making. Seek external funding to promote the Survey and the Prairie Research Institute research agenda. Assist in the management of Survey resources, organization of staff functions, and setting Survey operating policies. Coordinate and facilitate organizational, financial, programming, and physical planning of archaeological research projects. Provide the Director with authoritative, detailed archaeological knowledge and advice related to the acquisition and performance of research project programs. Direct responsibility for Survey research project administration, management, and policy for both on-campus and off-campus facilities. Act as liaison for Survey with funding agencies, government agencies, the University, and the public. Serve as research manager for archaeological research projects to ensure required reports are completed in a professional and timely manner. May, in the Director's absence, assume primary responsibility in the day-to-day operation of the Survey. 


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology or a closely related field and a minimum of ten years of professional experience plus relevant field experience in transportation archaeology, scientific and technical knowledge in Eastern Woodlands archaeology, a basic familiarity with Federal and Illinois historic and burial laws, administrative experience in personnel, facilities, and budget management, as well as a demonstrated ability to manage large-scale research projects and to bring them to closure in a timely and competent manner. This individual must have a demonstrated ability to successfully obtain external funding as well as a strong record of professional publication. Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated archaeological excavation and analysis experience in Illinois archaeological sites. Must have a basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic, and database programs. This is a quarter-time Academic Professional position. However, it may become full-time at a future date. 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 http://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 Ms. Janice Pankey, jpankey@illinois.edu. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Duane Esarey, desarey@illinois.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 10, 2016. 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). 


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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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