Visiting Research Archaeologist, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Central Illinois Office

01/06/2017 2:24 PM | Anonymous

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 <>. 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, <>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Robert McCullough, <>. 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 ( 

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