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  • 04/29/2019 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archaeologist opening, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Regional Planning & Environmental Division North, Environmental Compliance Section

    A PFT job posting in Rock Island, Illinois for USACE.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531646800

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531651700


  • 03/07/2019 6:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant or Associate Research Scientist, Environmental Archaeologist
    Illinois State Archaeological Survey
    Prairie Research Institute

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Central Offices/Central Illinois Field Station
    Champaign/Urbana, IL
     

    Application Deadline Extended to 03/31/19

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) is part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. For 80 years, the University of Illinois has studied the state’s archaeological heritage. ISAS incorporates that knowledge in its programs to protect, preserve, and interpret these irreplaceable and non-renewable resources within the context of Illinois’ need to encourage and promote sustainable development. Learn more at go.illinois.edu/PRIjobs.

    ISAS is seeking an Assistant or Associate Research Scientist, Environmental Archaeologist (assistant or associate level is dependent on qualifications) to develop, plan, conduct, direct, and participate in specialized research programs of significance for climate and environmental-focused archaeological/anthropological research. This position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

    Responsibilities, which will vary depending on position level:

    • Provide problem-oriented geo-archaeological, sedimentological, hydrological, and/or bio-chemical expertise that complements current and future ISAS research in the North American Midwest focused on landscapes, long-term cultural and climate change, agricultural development, and migration.
    • Identify relevant research needs and project opportunities.
    • Develop proposals for external funding and secure funding to support independent research.
    • Serve as principal investigator, lead research projects, and perform tasks in that capacity including management of grant funding and efficient production of project, grant, or contract reports and deliverables.
    • Collaborate with survey scientists, University of Illinois faculty, and external colleagues to provide integrated interpretations and applications to existing and new research programs.
    • Prepare internal reports, reports to sponsoring agencies, and scientific reports for publication in Survey publications.
    • Publish the results of original research in high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals and other outlets that have a rigorous review process.
    • Interact extensively with land managers, stakeholders, and the public.
    • Provide authoritative and current information on the results of research projects for the public, other scientists, industry, and/or governmental agencies, and effectively communicate research results through writing and public speaking.
    • Supervise and lead staff to achieve success and foster a culture of innovation and high-level performance at both the individual and organizational levels. For direct reporting staff, this also includes task assignment, scheduling, ongoing performance monitoring and evaluation, career/position mentoring, and leave/travel approval.
    • Ensure the safety of staff and equipment.
    • Contribute in the areas of education, outreach, and/or other service to the Survey, PRI, the University of Illinois, and the state of Illinois.
    • Mentor graduate students within the University of Illinois and/or other regional universities.
    • Enhance the reputation of the Survey and PRI at the state and national level.
    • Actively participate in professional societies and associations.
    • Attend scientific conferences and sponsor-led work groups as a technical expert and present papers and results.
    • Keep abreast of developments in this discipline.
    • Perform other duties as needed in order to further the mission and goals of PRI.

    Assistant Research Scientist qualifications:  Required: Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field with a geoarchaeological or biochemical specialization. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending on the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to this position. Experience in academic research environment. Experience administering and conducting field and laboratory research in the Americas. Supervisory and/or team leadership experience. Ability to establish a research program which includes both independent and collaborative research projects. Potential to effectively acquire and manage project funds and resources. Capacity to effectively manage research as a principal investigator and effectively supervise and mentor associated personnel. Early career track record for publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals. Effective communication, personal relations, organizational, and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities with stringent deadlines, under minimal supervision. Attention to detail, sound judgment, and strong conflict resolution skills. Affinity for cooperative or interdisciplinary research with scientists at the Survey, professionals at other Surveys or other academic units, as well as governmental and other academic institutions. Proficiency in commonly-employed software and databases. Valid driver’s license.  Preferred:  Experience conducting archaeological research activities. Established field research site or program. Experience incorporating extant archaeological collections into current research. Research interests in the Mississippi valley. Experience in cultural resource management. Background as a North American archaeologist with geo-archaeological, sedimentological, hydrological, and/or bio-chemical research that complement that of ISAS staff and speaks to questions of climate change, food production, ecology, society, and the Anthropocene. Record of active participation in professional societies and associations.

    Associate Research Scientist qualifications:  Required:  
    Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field with a geoarchaeological or biochemical specialization. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending on the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to this position.  At least five years' experience in specialized area of research. Experience in academic research environment. Experience administering and conducting field and laboratory research in the Americas. Supervisory and/or team leadership experience.  Background as an Americanist archaeologist with geo-archaeological, sedimentological, hydrological, and/or bio-chemical research that complement that of ISAS staff and speaks to questions of climate change, food production, ecology, society, and the Anthropocene. Ability to establish a research program which includes both independent and collaborative research projects. Capacity to effectively manage research as a principal investigator and effectively supervise and mentor associated personnel. Has a sustained progression of professional development that includes publishing research findings in high-quality peer-reviewed scientific journals, external funding, mentorship, leadership and service. Record of active participation in professional societies and associations. Effective communication, personal relations, organizational, and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities with stringent deadlines, under minimal supervision. Attention to detail, sound judgment, and strong conflict resolution skills. Affinity for cooperative or interdisciplinary research with scientists at the Survey, professionals at other Surveys or other academic units, as well as governmental and other academic institutions. Proficiency in commonly-employed software and databases. Valid driver’s license   Preferred:  Background as a North American archaeologist.


    This is a regular full-time academic professional appointment, renewable annually based upon satisfactory progress in the position and continued funding. The starting date is negotiable and salary is commensurate with experience. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 31, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants may be interviewed before March 9, 2019; however, no hiring decision will be made until after this date. To apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board to complete an online profile and to upload 1) a cover letter that clearly articulates how your qualifications and experience make you a viable candidate for this position and should address the qualifications listed above, 2) a résumé/CV, and 3) the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references. All requested information/documentation must be submitted for applications to be considered.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    For further information please contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Prairie Research Institute, at lwalston@illinois.edu or 217-244-2401. For technical inquiries please contact Dr. Timothy Pauketat at pauketat@illinois.edu or Dr. Kristin Hedman at khedman@illinois.edu.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encourage to apply.  For more information visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.  To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusive.illinois.edu


  • 02/05/2019 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Apply online

    Applications due by February 20, 2019 --

    "Under direction of the Division Manager of Historic Sites, manages all phases of the operations of the Cahokia Mounds Historic Site which has an annual visitor rate of over 400,000; acts as full-line supervisor over site staff (13 full-time staff members and volunteer support staff of more than 225) engaged in site maintenance, security, interpretive and other site program activities; supervises and participate in the preparation of sites operation and financial records and reports; prepares and monitors permanent and capital improvement projects and develops work plans; conducts research and implements interpretive programs for visitors and guests; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with interest groups, individuals and other government representatives; implements media information with agency personnel and represents agency as speaker at civic organizations or public event; plans, coordinates and implements site activities and develops programs related to site; manages and care for site collections, artifacts and equipment."

  • 01/11/2019 6:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Missouri State Parks has two archaeologist positions open. See links below for description and application information. Please share with anyone you think might be interested.

    https://dnr.mo.gov/hr/documents/ARCHAEOLOGIST7010424.pdf

    https://dnr.mo.gov/hr/documents/ARCH.3DIR078.pdf

    To apply visit: https://dnr.mo.gov/hr/vacancy.htm


  • 01/08/2019 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beloit College seeks a Director of the Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art to begin July, 2019. The Director is responsible for the administration of the Logan Museum of Anthropology and the Wright Museum of Art and for working with faculty and museum staff to develop exhibits, programs, policies and plans, grant proposals, and manage resources. The Director supervises a small professional staff and reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. This is an twelve-month, full-time, administrative position with an adjunct faculty appointment in a relevant department.

    Click here for the full job announcement and application procedures.

  • 08/30/2018 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Veteran's Curation Program - part of the Army Corps of Engineers- is hiring veterans to help rehabilitate archaeological collections. Please help spread the word


  • 08/15/2018 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Chippewa National Forest will soon be seeking a candidate for a temporary (not-to-exceed one year) Archaeologist (GS-0913-9) position in Cass Lake, Minnesota. The Chippewa National Forest is located in the Mississippi River Headwaters Region and has a dynamic cultural history spanning the past 10,000 years. The selected individual will assist the Forest Archaeologist (me) with the management of heritage resources on the Forest.

    Respondents will be sent vacancy announcement information when it becomes available. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. If you are interested, please respond to this outreach by close of business on August 31, 2018.

    Please share widely!

    https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/?id=7F969802928E447AB21247C58BC849A5

    Also, monitor www.USAJobs.gov for this vacancy.

  • 06/20/2018 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Field Museum seeks a dynamic leader and researcher with museum experience to serve as Director of its Integrative Research Center and Full Curator.  The Field Museum is one of the world's leading natural history museums with globally important research in Natural History, including Anthropology, Botany, Geology, and Zoology.


    The Museum's Integrative Research Center (IRC) is comprised of the curatorial staff, and the Museum's interdisciplinary laboratory facilities including the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, an Elemental Analysis Facility, a Scanning Electron Microscopy Lab, and Fossil Preparation Facilities and associated staff.  The Director of the Integrative Research Center will report to the Vice President of Science and Education. For more information, go to: 


    https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers?hireology_job_id=207329

  • 04/24/2018 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is accepting applications for Site Interpretive Coordinator. The job description and application procedures are listed here and can also be found at work.illinois.gov.


    Applications should be received by May 4, 2018.


  • 04/16/2018 11:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Field Museum is looking for a Repatriation Specialist. Details about the position and how to apply can be found online here:

    https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers?hireology_job_id=189598


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