Illinois Archaeological Survey

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  • 03/16/2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interested in working in a museum? The Field Museum's website (http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers see pages 2 and 3) has several paid internship opportunities working with Anthropology Collections and Research:


    Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Latin America Curatorial Team Collections
    Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Old World Curatorial Team Collections
    Intern, Boone Scholars for East Asian Studies
    Intern, North American Anthropology Collections
    Intern, North American Biological Anthropology (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    Intern, Regenstein Pacific Collections

  • 03/16/2017 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) -St. Louis District- is in the process of consolidating their collections, and is looking for an intern to assist in the process. It would be an ORISE internship position, and the salary is dependent on the candidate's educational background and level of experience. The individual would be assisting with the regionalization effort. They would have to live in the vicinity or be willing to relocate to St. Louis and have the following skillset/experience:

    1. Curation and Collections Management Experience
    2. Writing and Organizational Skills
    3. Proficient in Microsoft Access and Excel
    4. Experience with GIS (optional)
    5. Able to travel and transport collections
    6. B.A. or M.A. in Anthropology or a related field

    Interested applicants may contact Andrea directly by email: Andrea.A.Farmer@usace.army.mil.

    Here is a link to what the ORISE internship position is as well as more information about the USACE St. Louis District collections:

    http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Centers-of-Expertise/Curation-Mgmt-of-Archaeological-Collections/Internship-Opportunities/


  • 03/05/2017 5:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for the position of Curator, Center for Archaeological Investigations (Associate or Senior Scientist, 12 month, 50% FTE, A/P appointment), and Associate or Full Professor, Department of Anthropology (9 month, 50% FTE tenured faculty appointment). Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a closely related field with a research focus in Archaeology or allied field. Must have academic qualifications consistent with appointment in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of associate professor with tenure or professor with tenure. Area and topical specialties are open, but preference is for New World and specialties that complement those of the existing department members; both historic and prehistoric archaeologists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the ability to contribute to the Anthropology Department’s four-field undergraduate and graduate programs via active teaching, research, student mentoring, and public outreach programs on the SIUC campus, within the local community, and on social media. College or University-level teaching experience strongly preferred. Applicants must have demonstrated curatorial experience including but not limited to the supervision and training of graduate student assistants, undergraduate student workers, and other employees in the analysis and curation of archaeological materials and records. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of successfully obtaining and completing grant and contract-funded research projects in a university, museum, government agency, or CRM setting with a commensurate record of report and peer-reviewed publications. Applicants must have strong leadership qualities, administrative expertise, and the ability to foster collaborations between the CAI and the other units within and beyond the University. As curator, the individual will have responsibility for administering the CAI curation facility, maintaining and updating the CAI NAGPRA inventory, overseeing the care of human remains and funerary objects, expanding the CAI’s role in research and training, and conducting and publishing their own research.  Within the Department of Anthropology, the individual will normally teach two courses per year and assume graduate faculty duties.  For complete details, please visit affact.siu.edu/ap.php, position COLA-830.  Deadline for Application: March 23, 2017 or until filled. Effective Date of Appointment: August 16, 2017. Person to Contact: Izumi Shimada, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Mail Code 4502, SIU Carbondale, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901 (email: ishimada@siu.edu; phone 618-453-5325). E-mail or mail application letter that summarizes your administrative and teaching experiences, research interests, publication record, and potential contribution to the Center and Department along with your curriculum vita and four letters of recommendation. SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.   



  • 02/20/2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Lithic Analyst for its Central Illinois office located in Champaign, Illinois. This individual will work with the Special Projects Coordinator and other staff in conducting analysis of stone items from archaeological sites. Associated duties will include all aspects of lithic sample collection, identification, analysis, archaeological interpretation, report preparation, and curation.

     

    The Lithic Analyst will perform the identification and recordation of chipped, groundstone, and mineral remains from archaeological sites, including the quantification of results and preparation of appropriate tables, analysis and interpretation of the archaeological significance of the lithic remains, and the preparation of lithic analysis reports as appropriate. Execute holistic spatial analysis incorporating vertical and horizontal distribution of diagnostic lithic artifacts. Maintain electronic and handwritten lithic laboratory databases, including but not limited to, a lithic lab project-tracking database, a raw material comparative collection database, an artifact type comparative collection database, and individual site assemblage lithic analysis database. Track samples through the analytical process by inventorying the movement of samples through the laboratory, maintaining electronic logs of individual site samples, and ensuring the analyzed samples are curated properly. Coordinate with archaeological researchers to facilitate specimen identification and interpretations, within the larger context of prehistoric and historic cultural manifestations recognized in the Eastern Woodlands region. Participate in Survey outreach activities for the general public, avocational societies, and school groups, and record and maintain artifact data collected from avocational collectors. Serve as liaison with other lithic specialists in the state and nationwide. Participate in regional conferences and organizations. Prepare scientific presentations on research activities and interests.

     

    The successful candidate must have a B.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field, plus a minimum of 3 year’s experience conducting lithic investigations at prehistoric sites in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area. A detailed familiarity with the geological resources of Illinois, temporo-culturally diagnostic lithics, tool production technology, and usewear traits. A demonstrated ability to complete projects and reports in a timely and competent manner is required. Candidate should possess a detailed familiarity with lithic resources and technology of the Eastern Woodlands, and basic familiarity with lithic research protocols and agendas. Basic familiarity with all classes of material culture, feature types, and functions, and geomorphology is also required. Attention to detail, and effective communication, personal relations, organizational, and teamwork skills. Candidate should be proficient with commonly employed software and database programs. Ability to perform effectively in a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, with minimal supervision. 


    This is a full-time Academic Professional position. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after closing date. 


    Please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu for more information, and to complete an online profile. For information regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <jpankey@illinois.edu>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Thomas Loebel, <tjl2@illinois.edu>. To ensure full consideration, all requested information must be uploaded through the online system, and applications 

    received by March 2, 2017. 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). 


  • 02/03/2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Illinois State Museum has posted a position for Curator of Anthropology- the deadline for applications is February 16, 2017. For more information, please go to:

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1650898&sharedWindow=1


  • 01/06/2017 2:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Research Archaeologist for its Central Illinois office located in Champaign, Illinois. This individual will work with the Senior Research Archaeologist at the Central Office, and other staff in performing archaeological studies for transportation projects. Associated duties will include planning, conducting and supervising archaeological surveys, testing and excavations, archaeological analysis of recovered data, and preparing archaeological research reports meeting state and federal standards. Serves in a leadership capacity, as needed, functioning as a project director, site supervisor, or section leader with responsibility for supervision of lower-level professional and technical staff. 


    The successful candidate must have an M.A. in anthropology, archaeology or closely related field, plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant field experience in conducting archaeological field and laboratory investigations in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area. A demonstrated ability to complete projects and reports in a timely and competent manner and a basic familiarity with Eastern Woodlands archaeological cultural history, Illinois archaeological cultural history and research agendas. A basic familiarity with Federal and State of Illinois historic preservation and burial laws and regulations is required. Effective personal relations, communication, organizational, and leadership skills, and attention to detail. A demonstrated ability to perform with a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, with minimal supervision. Proficiency with commonly-employed software and database programs. Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated archaeological excavation and analysis experience in transportation archaeology. Individual must have a valid driver’s license. Projects are located throughout the state of Illinois, and travel to and from archaeological sites, including some overnight stays, is required. 


    This is a Visiting Academic Professional position, but could become non-visiting, at a later date, contingent upon funding and Survey needs. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Position is 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. 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, contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <jpankey@illinois.edu>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Robert McCullough, <mccullor@illinois.edu>. To ensure full consideration, all requested information must be submitted and your application received, by January 19, 2017. 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). 


  • 12/05/2016 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Collections Specialist – Bioanthropologist for North American Human Remains

    The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA


    As part of a 2016 IMLS National Leadership Grant, this full-time (35 hours per

    week), three-year term biological anthropology position will develop improved data

    access for North American human remains and a plan for improved standards of

    curation for these remains. Will also inventory, document, and individuate human

    remains from North America. Coordinates access to human remains and

    maintenance of storage facilities. This three-year initiative, entitled Collaborative

    Curation: Building a 21st Century Model for the Care of North American Human

    Remains, will generate essential, innovative approaches for museums to respectfully curate North American human remains. For more information see:


    http://fieldmuseum.org/about/careers/?hireology_job_id=90694



  • 12/05/2016 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Collections Manager, Anthropology

    The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA


    The individual in this full-time (35 hours per week), regular position will handle,

    store, house, organize, inventory, and photograph objects and human remains in the Anthropology Collections. Person in this position will serve with curators on

    relevant Collection Administrative Teams. Works closely with Anthropology

    collections, curatorial, and repatriation staff to implement collections-based

    priorities. She or he will coordinate access to the collections and maintenance of

    collections facilities. She or he may supervise collections assistants, interns, and

    volunteers. For more information see  


    http://fieldmuseum.org/about/careers/?hireology_job_id=90600


  • 09/30/2016 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology beginning fall semester 2017. Applicants must have expertise in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.  

    Requirements of the position are that the candidate demonstrates an active research program in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.  The successful candidate will be able to teach a 2-2 course load of introductory courses in biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization. Candidate’s research interests should complement but not duplicate those of current departmental members. Visit our website at http://www.unlv.edu/anthro. Strong preference will be given to candidates who currently have or will actively pursue certification as a diplomate in the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (DABFA). The successful candidate will act as the official forensic anthropologist for southern Nevada and will be expected to oversee the forensic anthropology workload and the internship program at the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a plan of action to recruit and mentor graduate students in the department's PhD program and to those who have a plan for obtaining external funding for research. 

    The committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2016. Applications for the position are made online at UNLV’s portal for faculty vacancies: https://www.unlv.edu/jobs/openings. Candidates attending the AAA meetings Nov. 16-20, 2016, could arrange for a pre-interview with committee members. For additional information, contact Debra L. Martin, Search Chair, debra.martin@unlv.edu.

    UNLV is a doctoral degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversified population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu. UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  


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

     Regional Search 

    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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