Employment

ISAS Employment and Archaeological Field Work Opportunities

FieldworkThe Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois. The program was created nearly five decades ago and has a permanent staff of 30+ professionals stationed in four regional offices.

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

Janice Pankey, Business/Administrative Manager
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
209 Nuclear Physics Laboratory, MC-571
23 E. Stadium Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
FAX: 217-244-7458 or email

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Listings as of February 10, 2020


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

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a two-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Archaeological Collections and Digital Data Management who will work with the ISAS Curator in Midwestern Archaeology.

The researcher will facilitate access to collections and data for ISAS archaeologists and assist in overseeing, organizing, accessioning and supervising the processing, documentation and storage of accessioned materials, written and digital documents, and photographic data. This includes a research component. The candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Museum Studies or Library and Information Sciences with an MA in Anthropology or Archaeology, will also be considered.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge of relational database use and management in a museum or collections management setting. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in pre-Columbian Archaeology and artifacts of the American Midwest. This is a full-time benefits eligible position. Start date will be as soon as possible after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

To ensure full consideration, email a letter of application, C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references to Michael Farkas (mgfarkas@illinois.edu), Chair, ISAS Postdoctoral Search Committee. Position will remain open until filled.

 

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encourages to apply. For more information visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Architectural Historian
Champaign, Illinois
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) is seeking an Architectural Historian to conduct historical research on architectural resources (standing buildings and architectural remains encountered during archaeological investigations) for ISAS and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The successful candidate will be required to identify and evaluate those eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 61, Appendix A), and the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ILCS 3420). This position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct historical research on standing historic structures and archaeological structural remains to identify and evaluate those eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in accordance with various State and Federal environmental laws and regulations.
  • Document properties potentially impacted by proposed transportation projects by assisting with the production of Historic Resources Inventories (HRI), Historic Resources NRHP Evaluations (Intensive Level Surveys), and Historic Resource Survey Forms (HSRFs).
  • Conduct public engagement activities that highlight the historic preservation practices of IDOT, ISAS and the Prairie Research Institute (PRI).

Qualifications:

Required: BA in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field; Preferred:  MA in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field.  Preference given to Midwestern specialists.  Plus a minimum of 3-5 years of experience conducting archaeological, historic and historic architectural research and analysis and report preparation meeting state and federal historic preservation compliance standards. Demonstrated architectural field survey experience such as, but not limited to, large-scale surveys of corridors, cities, municipalities, and rural areas. Demonstrated experience in carrying out compliance tasks associated with Federal Section 106 and State ILCS 3420 historic preservation activities. Familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act, and section 4(f) of the US DOT Act. As IDOT concurrently issues environmental survey requests to assess potential impacts to both architectural and archaeological resources within a project area, experience with both archaeological survey and historic archaeological site investigations in the Midwest is required. Familiarity with both print and electronic media sources. Ability to report findings in standard academic formats, using both digital photography, and computerized word and data processing formats (e.g., WORD, EXCEL, Photoshop, etc.). Proficient in the use of ArcGIS and Historic Architectural Resources Geographic Information System (HARGIS). Familiarity with HABS/HAER level documentation preferred. Demonstrable history of public outreach projects and papers related to Midwestern history and archaeology. Ability to provide relevant expertise and advice to IDOT and ISAS leadership as required, and demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and often rapidly changing deadlines. Occasional out-of-town projects/overnights (a valid driver's license and insurance is required).

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 as soon as possible after the closing date, and salary is commensurate with experience. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 28, 2020. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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. To ensure full consideration, all requested information/documentation must be submitted through the online system. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Ms. Janice Pankey, ISAS Administration, at <jpankey@illinois.edu>. For technical inquiries, please contact Dr. Timothy Pauketat at <pauketat@illinois.edu>, or Dr. Brian Adams at <badams4@illinois.edu>. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


Research Archaeologist
Champaign, IL
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) is seeking a Research Archaeologist for its Central Illinois Field Station in Champaign, IL to conduct and supervise archaeological surveys, excavations, and laboratory analysis.  Authoring/editing Archaeological Short Survey Reports (ASSR’s), Archaeological Testing Short Reports (ATSR’s), as well as related Technical Reports (TR’s) detailing the results of these studies.  Occasional overnight travel is required.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and insurance.  Work is conducted in both office and outside settings.  Some outdoor work may include heat, humidity, biting insects, cold, and wet conditions.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, oversee and conduct Phase I, II, and III archaeological field investigations ensuring professional and regulatory standards are met.
  • Manage lower-level Research Archaeologists and technical staff.  This includes task assignment, performance monitoring and evaluation, career/position mentoring, leave/travel approval, and hiring/recruitment and discipline/termination of Field Station crew in conjunction with other supervisors.
  • Serve as author and compiler for ASSR-and ATSR-level projects.  Author analytical chapters/reports detailing the materials recovered.
  • Edit archaeological reports as workflow dictates.
  • Travel to and from archaeological sites, manage/maintain laboratory equipment and vehicles assigned to projects, and coordinate field investigations, as necessary, with landowners, contracting and regulatory agencies, construction firms, university administration, and Illinois State Archaeological Survey staff.
  • Conduct laboratory analysis of materials recovered from archaeological investigations.
  • Serve as a resource person within the Unit and act as a liaison to other campus and community groups and various state and private organizations disseminating information about ISAS.

Required Qualifications:

M.A./M.S. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field, such as Earth or Soil Sciences.  Minimum of five years’ experience conducting field and laboratory investigations in the Eastern Woodlands.  Familiarity and/or experience with Midwestern archaeology and research agendas.  Familiarity and/or experience with Federal and state of Illinois historic preservation, burial laws and regulations.  Basic proficiency with word processing, database and graphic software.  Effective communication, writing, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.  Demonstrated ability to perform effectively and complete projects and reports in a timely manner in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities with stringent deadlines.  Attention to detail, sound judgment, and strong conflict resolution skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field, such as Earth or Soil Sciences.  Methodological specialization and skills relating to the analysis of archaeological material and data are also desired (e.g., GIS, geophysics, materials analysis).

This is a regular full-time benefit eligible, Academic Professional appointment, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance in the position and continued funding.  The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date and salary is commensurate with experience.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 20, 2020, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  To apply, please visit <http://jobs.illinois.edu> to complete an online profile and upload 1) a cover letter that clearly demonstrates how your qualifications and experience make you an eligible candidate for this position, 2) a résumé/CV detailing your relevant qualifications, and 3) contact information (including email 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 regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, ISAS Administration, at <jpankey@illinois.edu>.  Individuals with questions concerning this position should contact Dr. John Lambert, <lambertj@illinois.edu>, or Dr. Timothy Pauketat at <pauketat@illinois.edu>.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon the acceptance of a contingent offer.
 


Research Archaeologists (Two)
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey, (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI) is seeking two Research Archaeologists for its Central Office in Champaign, Illinois, to serve as authors and report editors for archaeological excavations conducted within the state of Illinois.  Development of research projects and/or collaborations with Native American tribal groups, and occasional overnight travel is also required.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and insurance.  Work is conducted in both office and outside settings.  Some outdoor work may include heat, humidity, biting insects, cold, and wet conditions.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as report editor on archaeological reports.
  • Author analytical chapter/reports detailing the materials recovered.
  • Interpret and synthesize field notes and data.
  • Coordination of and communication with teams of researchers and analysts to complete archaeological field investigation reports and publications.
  • Develop, oversee, and conduct Midwestern archaeological research projects and/or collaborative research with Native American Tribal groups or individuals.
  • Sporadic in-state travel to and from field projects for the purpose of participating in and/or conduction of fieldwork.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with all phases of laboratory or field investigations in the Midwest, Plains, or Eastern Woodlands of the United States.
  • Demonstrated writing record and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and graphic software.
  • Knowledge of the archaeological resources of Illinois, and a record of collaboration with Native American tribal groups or individuals.
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with a team of analysts to complete archaeological field investigation reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference given for database and/or GIS experience, a research agenda focused on processes of cultural change, social or technological change, transmission, formation of identity, or materials analysis.
  • Previous supervisory experience desired.

These are regular, full-time, benefit eligible, Academic Professional appointments, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance in the position and continued funding.  The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date and salary is commensurate with experience.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 24, 2020, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  To apply, please visit <http://jobs.illinois.edu> to complete an online profile and upload 1) a cover letter that clearly demonstrates how your qualifications and experience make you an eligible candidate for this position, 2) a résumé/CV detailing your relevant qualifications, and 3) contact information (including email 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 regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, ISAS Administration, at <jpankey@illinois.edu>.  Individuals with questions concerning this position should contact Michael Farkas, <mgfarkas@illinois.edu>, or Dr. Timothy Pauketat at <pauketat@illinois.edu>. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


American Bottom Field Station
Collinsville, IL

Geoarchaeologist
Collinsville, IL
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ISAS is seeking to hire a Geoarchaeologist, at its American Bottom Field Station in Collinsville, IL, to conduct geoarchaeological field investigations for research and projects associated with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); analyze and interpret this data; write Archaeological Survey Short Reports (ASSR), Archaeological Testing Short Reports (ATSR), and Technical Report chapters detailing the results of these studies.  Additional duties include conducting and/or supervising all levels of archaeological survey and excavation in Illinois and preparing reports (ASSR, ATSR, and Technical Reports) on the results.  Occasional overnight travel is required.  Must possess a valid driver's license and insurance.  Work is conducted in both office and outside settings.  Some outdoor work may include heat, humidity, biting insects, cold, and wet conditions.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct geoarchaeological field investigations (e.g., collecting soil cores, backhoe trenching).
  • Perform analyses and provide interpretations of geoarchaeological data (e.g., site formation processes, stratigraphic interpretations, natural and cultural modification, landscape reconstruction).
  • Conduct and/or supervise Phase I, II, and III archaeological field investigations ensuring professional and regulatory standards are met.
  • Compile, edit, and author ATSRs, ASSRs, and technical reports and report chapters detailing recovered geoarchaeological and archaeological data.
  • Work with ISAS personnel designing and implementing research strategies and projects incorporating geoarchaeological data. This will include working with the new ISAS Environmental Archaeology Laboratory.
  • Conduct independent and supplemental research activities as time and workflow dictates.
  • Perform other duties as needed in order to further the mission and goals of ISAS and PRI.

Required Qualifications:

M.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field, such as Earth or Soil Sciences.  Demonstrated proficiency in geoarchaeological methods and archaeological applications.  Demonstrated ability to conduct all phases of field investigations in research and cultural resources settings.  Basic knowledge of the archaeological resources and culture history in the Midwest.  Basic computer skills.  Ability to collaborate with co-workers and fellow researchers.  Attention to detail, sound judgement, and strong conflict resolution skills.  Ability to meet project deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.  Perform other duties as needed in order to further the mission and goals of ISAS and PRI.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field, such as Earth or Soil Sciences.  Three years of experience assisting with all phases of field investigations in the Midwest.  Specialization in Midwestern archaeology, particularly the Late Woodland and/or Mississippian periods in the American Bottom.  Experience with Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) requirements and guidelines for archaeological investigations and reporting.

This is a regular full-time benefit eligible, academic professional appointment, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance in the position and continued funding.  The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date and salary is commensurate with experience.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 20, 2020, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  To apply, please visit <http://jobs.illinois.edu> to complete an online profile and upload 1) a cover letter that clearly demonstrates how your qualifications and experience make you an eligible candidate for this position, 2) a résumé/CV detailing your relevant qualifications, and 3) contact information (including email 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 regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, ISAS Administration, at <jpankey@illinois.edu>.  Individuals with questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Jacob Skousen, <bskousen@illinois.edu>.  For technical inquiries, please contact Dr. Timothy Pauketat at <pauketat@illinois.edu>.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
 

Research Archaeologists (Two)
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Collinsville, IL

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) and the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking two Research Archaeologists for its American Bottom Field Station in Collinsville, Illinois.  The successful candidates will conduct and/or supervise archaeological surveys, excavations, and laboratory analysis, as well as author/edit related Technical Report chapters, Archaeological Survey Short Reports (ASSRs), and Archaeological Testing Short Reports (ATSRs) detailing the results of these studies for National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 purposes.  Additional duties will include the in-depth analysis of one or more of the following:  pre-contact lithics; pre-contact ceramics; faunal remains; bioarchaeological remains, or historic materials.  Overnight travel to conduct fieldwork will be expected.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and insurance.  Work is conducted in both office and outside settings.  Some outdoor work may include heat, humidity, biting insects, and cold and wet conditions. 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and/or supervise phase I, II, and III survey, test excavations, and feature excavations in Illinois.
  • Conduct laboratory analysis of materials recovered from archaeological investigations.
  • Author analytical chapters/reports detailing the materials recovered.
  • Serve as editor on archaeological reports as workflow dictates.
  • Serve as author and compiler for ASSR-and-ATSR-level projects.

Requirements:

Required:  BA in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field.
Preferred:  MA in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field.

Experience:

Required:

  • Two or more seasons of survey or excavation experience beyond a field school.
  • Familiarity with pre-contact and historic archaeology of the Midwest.
  • Analytical expertise in at least one of the following:  pre-contact lithics, pre-contact ceramics, faunal remains, bioarchaeological remains, or historic materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete reports.
  • Basic computer skills.

Preferred:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience conducting all phases of field investigations in a cultural resources setting.
  • Supervisory experience conducting all phases of field investigations in the Midwest or Southeast.
  • Experience with a Total Station.
  • Knowledge of the archaeological resources of the American Bottom region of Illinois.
  • Experience in Late Woodland and/or Mississippian fieldwork and analysis in Illinois.

This is a regular, full-time benefit eligible, academic professional position, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.  The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date, and salary is commensurate with experience.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 20, 2020, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  To apply, please visit <http://jobs.illinois.edu> to complete an online profile and to upload 1) your cover letter, 2) résumé/CV detailing your relevant qualifications, and 3) the contact information (including email addresses) of three professional references.  For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, ISAS Administration at <jpankey@illinois.edu>.  Individuals with questions concerning this position should contact Mr. Richard Fishel, <rfishel@illinois.edu>, or Dr. Timothy Pauketat <pauketat@illinois.edu>.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 

Academic Hourly/Multiple Positions
American Bottom Field Station
Collinsville, IL

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeks Archaeological Field Technicians to fill Academic Hourly field crew positions for large-scale Phase I, II, and III projects conducted out of our American Bottom Field Station (https://www.isas.illinois.edu/about_isas/employment).  These are full-time (40 hour/week), non-benefits-eligible, field/laboratory positions that may also involve some additional fieldwork, data processing, and specialized-analysis opportunities.  Technicians will need to relocate to the St. Louis Metro east area.  In-house training in ISAS methods is provided, and lodging and per diem are paid on out-of-town projects.

All positions will require extensive physical exertion, work in challenging Midwestern weather, the ability to follow instructions and take legible and informative notes.  Technicians will work with ISAS supervisors under the direction of a Field Station Coordinator and will be hired at three levels commensurate with education and previous field experience, with the possibility of advancement:

  1. Field Technician I--$16.00/hour.  BA or BS in any field, with archaeological or geological field school or equivalent experience.
  2. Field Technician II--$17.00/hour.  BA or BS in Anthropology, History or related field, with one or more years of archaeological experience beyond a field school or its equivalent experience.
  3. Field Technician III--$18.00/hour.  BA or BS in Anthropology, History or related field (MA preferred), and an ability to function independently or to assume limited supervisory tasks, and two or more years of previous archaeological experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Ms. Janice Pankey, ISAS Administration, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, 209 Nuclear Physics Lab, MC-571, 23 E. Stadium Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, or via email to <jpankey@illinois.edu>.   Applications will be reviewed by Field Station Coordinators beginning February 24, 2020, and will remain open until all positions are filled.  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 encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


Northern Illinois Field Station
Elgin, IL

No postings at this time.
 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information visit https://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

 


Springfield Research Office
Springfield, IL

No postings at this time.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit https://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

 


Western Illinois Field Station
Jacksonville and Macomb, IL
Research Archaeologist
Jacksonville, IL
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking an enthusiastic individual for a Research Archaeologist position at its Western Illinois Field Station in Jacksonville, Illinois. This position will primarily involve Illinois Department of Transportation-Cultural Resource Management fieldwork with related laboratory processing and analysis of recovered materials. Assisting with grant-funded research projects is also a possibility. The successful applicant will be expected to assist with various phases of report writing and illustrative figures.  Work is conducted in both office and outside settings. Some outdoor work may include heat, humidity, biting insects, cold, and wet conditions.  Overnight travel to conduct archaeological fieldwork as needed.  Must possess a valid driver's license and insurance.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct phase I, II, and III archaeological field investigations in Illinois.
  • Assist with the collection of GPS data and layout with an electronic total station.
  • Assist with the processing and analysis of materials recovered from investigations.
  • Integrate GIS data into archaeological investigations and report production.
  • Assist with the generation of report figures using production-related software.
  • Assist with various phases of report writing.

Requirements:

Required:  B.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.  Plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience assisting with archaeological field investigations.  Proficiency with figure production-related software such as Illustrator and Photoshop.  Basic computer skills.

Preferred:  M.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.  Experience conducting lithic and/or ceramic analysis.  A demonstrated proficiency using GIS.  Demonstrated experience writing report sections, chapters or other manuscripts.

Experience:

Knowledge of the archaeological resources of Illinois.  Ability to collect GPS data and use an electronic total station.  Basic computer skills.
Proficiency with figure production-related software such as Illustrator and Photoshop.

This is a regular full-time benefit eligible academic professional position, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.  Start date is as soon as possible after the closing date and salary is commensurate with experience. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 20, 2020. To apply, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu to complete an online profile and to upload 1) your cover letter, 2) resume/CV detailing your relevant qualifications, and 3) the contact information (including email addresses) of three professional references.  For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Ms. Janice Pankey, ISAS Administration, <jpankey@illinois.edu>.  Individuals with questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Robert McCullough, <mccullor@illinois.edu>, or Dr. Timothy Pauketat, <pauketat@illinois.edu>. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 

Academic Hourly/Multiple Positions
  Western Illinois Field Station
Jacksonville/Macomb, IL

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeks Archaeological Field Technicians to fill Academic Hourly field crew positions for large-scale Phase I, II, and III projects conducted out of our Western Illinois Field Stations in Jacksonville and Macomb (https://www.isas.illinois.edu/about_isas/employment).  These are full-time (40 hour/week), non-benefits-eligible, field/laboratory positions that may also involve some additional fieldwork, data processing, and specialized-analysis opportunities.  Technicians will need to relocate to the Macomb/Jacksonville areas.  In-house training in ISAS methods is provided, and lodging and per diem are paid on out-of-town projects.

All positions will require extensive physical exertion, work in challenging Midwestern weather, the ability to follow instructions and take legible and informative notes.  Technicians will work with ISAS supervisors under the direction of a Field Station Coordinator and will be hired at three levels commensurate with education and previous field experience, with the possibility of advancement:

  1. Field Technician I--$16.00/hour.  BA or BS in any field, with archaeological or geological field school or equivalent experience.
  2. Field Technician II--$17.00/hour.  BA or BS in Anthropology, History or related field, with one or more years of archaeological experience beyond a field school or its equivalent experience.
  3. Field Technician III--$18.00/hour.  BA or BS in Anthropology, History or related field (MA preferred), and an ability to function independently or to assume limited supervisory tasks, and two or more years of previous archaeological experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Ms. Janice Pankey, ISAS Administration, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, 209 Nuclear Physics Lab, MC-571, 23 E. Stadium Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, or via email to <jpankey@illinois.edu>.   Applications will be reviewed by Field Station Coordinators beginning February 24, 2020, and will remain open until all positions are filled.  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 encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.