Visiting Archaeological Spatial Analyst, Illinois State Archaeological Survey (Central Illinois)

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 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 <>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Mr. Michael Farkas, <>.


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 To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit 

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