Assistant Director Special Projects


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
23 E. Stadium Dirve 209 Nuclear Physics Lab
6182 Champaign , IL
United States
40° 6' 9.7128" N, 88° 14' 30.8688" W
Illinois US
Friday, December 14, 2012

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), a Division of the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking an Assistant Director for Special Projects to assist in the management of special archaeological projects, associated research groups, and related personnel and budget administration.  This responsibility includes assisting the Associate Director with the management of personnel, budgets, policy, and administration as well as key decisions for programmatic archaeological and administrative policy.


The successful candidate must have an MA (or its equivalent; Ph.D. preferred) in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field, plus a minimum of ten years of relevant field experience in Eastern Woodlands archaeology, including two years’ experience in CRM and/or transportation archaeology, scientific and technical knowledge of Eastern Woodlands archaeology, a basic familiarity with Federal and Illinois historic and burial laws, administrative experience in personnel, facilities, and budget management, as well as a demonstrated ability to manage research projects, analyses, and report preparation and to bring them to closure in a timely and competent manner. Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated archaeological excavation and analysis experience in Illinois archaeological sites. Must have a basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic, and database programs. This is an 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  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. Sarah Wisseman, <>.   To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 14, 2012.


The UIUC is an AA-EOE.

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Illinois, Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Contact Name: 
Janice Pankey