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 March 20, 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.

American Bottom Field Station
Collinsville, IL

 

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 in Collinsville, IL (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

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.