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 30, 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).

 

 

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: 01/30/2015 ML

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

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209 Nuclear Physics Lab
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isas@illinois.edu

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