Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

08/20/2019 7:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Post-Doctoral Research Associate 
Illinois State Archaeological Survey 
Prairie Research Institute 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a two-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Archaeological Collections and Digital Data Management who will work with the ISAS Curator in Midwestern Archaeology. 

The researcher will facilitate access to collections and data for ISAS archaeologists and assist in overseeing, organizing, accessioning and supervising the processing, documentation and storage of accessioned materials, written and digital documents, and photographic data. This includes a research component. The candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Museum Studies or Library and Information Sciences with an MA in Anthropology or Archaeology, will also be considered. 

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge of relational database use and management in a museum or collections management setting. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in pre-Columbian Archaeology and artifacts of the American Midwest. This is a full-time benefits eligible position. Start date will be 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. 

To ensure full consideration, email a letter of application, C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references to Michael Farkas (, Chair, ISAS Postdoctoral Search Committee, by September 30, 2019

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

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