Illinois State Archaeological Survey - Template, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ISAS Employment and Archaeological Field Work Opportunities

 

 

Lab WorkThe Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is a joint research program of the UIUC and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The program was created nearly five decades ago and has a permanent staff of 30+ professionals stationed in four regional offices.

Seasonal opening for field crews are handled through the regional offices. Inquiries concerning employment should be directed to:





Ms. Janice Pankey, Program Administrator
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
209 Nuclear Physics Laboratory, MC-571
23 East Stadium Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

(FAX 217-244-7458 or e-mail jpankey@illinois.edu)

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Listings as of January 23, 2015


 

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

 

Archaeobotanist
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking an Archaeobotanist to be located in Champaign, Illinois. This position will conduct analysis of plant remains from archaeological sites including all aspects of archaeobotanical sample collection, identification, analysis, archaeological interpretation, report preparation, and curation. 

The Archaeobotanist will perform the identification and recordation of carbonized plant remains from archaeological sites, including the quantification of results and preparation of appropriate tables, analysis and interpretation of the archaeological significance of the archaeobotanical remains, and the preparation of archaeobotanical reports as appropriate. Maintain electronic and handwritten archaeobotanical laboratory databases, including, but not limited to the floatation sample number log, the radiocarbon date results database, and the Laboratory Tracking Form. Track samples through the analytic process by inventorying the movement of samples through the laboratory, maintain electronic logs of individual site samples, and ensure the analyzed floatation samples are curated properly. Undertake general laboratory duties, such as order supplies, organize storage shelves, help to maintain comparative collections, and sample cleaning and maintenance as needed. Supervise and/or train other staff members, archaeological assistants, lab technicians, and students in processing data and conducting analytical procedures and techniques.

The successful candidate should have an M.A. (PhD preferred) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.  A minimum of three year's experience in conducting archaeobotanical investigations in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area with a demonstrated ability to complete archaeobotanical projects and reports in a timely and competent manner.  A detailed familiarity with plant anatomy, taphonomy, paleoecology, and native plant utilization is necessary. Candidate should have a basic familiarity with Eastern Woodlands archaeological culture history and Midwestern plant communities and ecology, and archaeobotanical research protocols and agendas.  Candidate should have a basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic, and database programs.

This is a full-time Academic Professional position.  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 Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244.  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Mary Simon msimon1@illinois.edu.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 6, 2015.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

 


Coordinator, Media Selection & Production
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Coordinator, Media Selection & Production position located in Champaign, Illinois. This position will prepare archaeological data for formal publications, presentations, public displays, news media, and the web.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare archaeological reports, archaeological outreach materials, and create original content for museums, the public, and websites. Format text and tables in page layout software while following style guides, specifications, and publishing standards for readability. Scan and digitally manipulate photographs and draw illustrations for published reports and staff presentations. Create original illustrations from author manuscripts. Prepare long, multipage tables for publications or for downloadable content. Proof and correct manuscripts, webpages, and other archaeological materials. Create original copy for outreach materials and website. Write original text for inclusion in archaeological presentations, outreach, and website. Work closely with authors, volume editors, printers, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers to produce finished publications for multiple publication series. Coordinate and integrate data from archaeological experts to produce materials for public. Produce digital files for printing. Manage multiple large/complex publication and interpretative projects. Maintain and update the survey website and intranet site. Work with survey and institute staff on institute-wide projects and initiatives such as the biennial Lightning Talks and Expos, or the web-working group. Assist survey staff as needed for special events such as conference hosting or other outreach events. Produce figures, photos, and posters for survey staff as needed for presentations or outside publications while following style guidelines and size limitations for final output.

Qualifications:

BA/BS degree required, MA/MS degree preferred, in communications, media, journalism or related area. Alternate degree fields will be accepted/considered if accompanied by equivalent experience (depending on nature and depth of experience as it relates to this position.)

Three years experience in scientific and technical publishing with experience producing reports and publications required (preference for experience in the field of historic preservation and/or archaeology). Demonstrated familiarity with publication practices and procedures, digital printing process (2- and 4-color), and scientific writing nomenclature and practice; North American archaeological technical jargon, research and publishing standards and conventions, graphic requirements, data organizational parameters, and website maintenance; and Chicago style. Demonstrated ability to finish projects in a timely and competent manner; ability to manage multiple large, complex projects. Proficiency on Macintosh computers (OS X), Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop) software. Demonstrated ability to learn and use other software (PageMaker, etc.) for updating and converting older publications and art for new projects. Two years experience using the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Java. Knowledge of basic web design and graphic design; page production procedures, style guides, and basic proofreading and copyediting symbols'; electronic editing procedures via Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat and page production software.

This is a full-time Academic Professional position. 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.

Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Michael Lewis, lewis1@illinois.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 6, 2015.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

 


Visiting Ceramic Analyst
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Ceramic Analyst to be located in Champaign, Illinois. This position will conduct analyses of prehistoric ceramic assemblages from archaeological sites, including all aspects of the identification, analysis, archaeological interpretation, report preparation, and curation of said assemblages.

The candidate will perform the identification and recordation of prehistoric ceramic assemblages from archaeological sites, including the quantification of results and preparation of appropriate tables, analyses and interpretation of the archaeological significance of the materials, as well as supervise, train and mentor technical and hourly staff in these tasks. Maintain handwritten and electronic databases of ceramic analyses and inventories. Manage and monitor ceramic materials under analysis, and ensure they are promptly and properly prepared for curation following analysis. Serve as a consultant to coworkers in projects requiring the identification and interpretation of prehistoric ceramic materials. Maintain communication with colleagues in the region and keep abreast of relevant research and developments in the field of Illinois archaeology and prehistoric ceramic technologies.  Perform other basic material analyses of archaeological assemblages, interpret results and prepare basic archaeological reports.

The successful candidate should have a B.A. (M.A. preferred) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.  A minimum of two years experience in conducting ceramic investigations at prehistoric sites in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area. Demonstrated ability to design and complete ceramic analyses and reports in a timely and competent manner. Basic familiarity with Eastern Woodlands and Illinois prehistoric cultures, with an emphasis on pottery use, styles, and manufacture; and ceramic analytical procedures, e.g., creating rim profiles, recognizing tempering agents and vessel forms, determining manufacturing methods, regional ceramic typologies, and ceramic statistical measures.

Candidate should have a basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic, and database programs.

This is a one-year full-time Visiting Academic Professional position, however, the position could be made permanent in the future.  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 Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244Call: 217-244-4244.  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Duane Esarey, desarey@illinois.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2015.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu). 

 


Visiting Lithic Analyst
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Lithic Analyst to be located in Champaign, Illinois. This position will conduct analysis of stone items from archaeological sites, including all aspects of lithic sample collection, identification, analysis, archaeological interpretation, report preparation, and curation.

The Visiting 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. Devise and maintain a standard lithic classification-recording scheme and assist in adjusting the scheme to suit the needs of specific researchers. Complete short reports, covering all aspects of material culture, feature analysis, site stratigraphy, interpretation, and site significance for sites that do not require formal report. Execute holistic spatial analysis incorporating vertical and horizontal distribution of diagnostic lithic and ceramic artifacts, material and feature clustering, soil deposition and erosion, feature superpositioning, and intra-site artifact mends to delineate site cultural components. 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 data. Track samples through the analytic 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 assistants to maintain and develop the Surveys lithic comparative collection and relevant reference material in order to facilitate specimen identification and interpretation, 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 records and maintain artifact data collected from avocational collectors. Act as liaison with other lithic specialists in the state and nationwide. Participate in regional and national conferences and organizations; prepare presentations on research activities and interests.

The successful candidate should have an B.A. (M.A. preferred) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.  Minimum of three year's experience in conducting lithic investigations at archaeological sites in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area. Detailed familiarity with the geological resources of Illinois, temporo-culturally diagnostic lithics, tool production technology, and usewear traits. Demonstrated ability to complete lithic projects and reports in a timely and competent manner. Requires a basic familiarity with Eastern Woodlands and Illinois archaeological culture history and lithic research protocols and agendas. Basic familiarity with all classes of material culture, feature types and functions, and geomorphology is also necessary.

Candidate should have a basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic, and database programs.

This is a one-year full-time Visiting Academic Professional position, however, the position could be made permanent in the future.  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 Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244.  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Thomas Loebel tjl2@illinois.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2015.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

 

 

 

American Bottom Field Station
Wood River, IL

 

No postings at this time.

 

 

Northern Illinois Field Station
Loves Park, IL

No postings at this time.

 

 

Sprinfield Research Office
Springfield, IL

 

Visiting Compliance Archaeologist
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Springfield Field Station, Springfield, IL

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Compliance Archaeologist to be stationed at its Springfield Field Station, Springfield, IL. This position will work in coordination with the Assistant Director, ISAS and the IDOT Cultural Resources staff in the review of Illinois Department of Transportation’s archaeological survey, testing, and excavation project reports to ensure conformity with ISAS, SHPO (State Historic Preservation Officer), and FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) archaeological protocols. This individual will undertake, as necessary, tasks required for the successful implementation and completion of IDOT’s Section 106 and applicable state cultural resource obligations, the preparation of State and Federal Memorandums of Agreement and Programmatic Agreements, and plan and prepare reports of IDOT archaeological compliance activities for professional and regulatory organizations.

The successful candidate should have in hand or by the position start date an M.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field and a minimum of three years experience in conducting archaeological field and laboratory investigations in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area. Individual must have a basic familiarity with Eastern Woodlands archaeological culture history, Illinois archaeological culture history and research agendas, and Federal and State of Illinois historic preservation and burial laws and regulations.

A valid driver’s license is necessary.  Some duties associated with this position will involve travel across the state and the Midwest.  Candidate should have a basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic, and database programs. Demonstrated ability to complete projects and reports in a timely and competent manner.

This is a one-year full-time Visiting Academic Professional position, however, the position could be made non-visiting in the future.  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 Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244 .  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Thomas Loebel <tjl2@illinois.edu>.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2015.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


 

Western Illinois Field Station
Jacksonville and Macomb, IL

 

No postings at this time.



The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and other designated class members are encouraged to apply.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu


 

 

Updated: 01/23/2015 ML

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