Historic Research Archaeologist


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
23 E. Stadium Drive 209 Nuclear Physics Lab
61820 Champaign , IL
United States
40° 6' 9.7128" N, 88° 14' 30.8688" W
Illinois US
Monday, November 19, 2012

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), a Division of the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Historic Research Archaeologist to be stationed at its American Bottom Field Station, Wood River, Illinois. This position will work under the direction of the Senior Historical Archaeologist to conduct all levels of historical archaeological investigations. This individual should be able to plan and conduct terrestrial, maritime, and riverine historical archaeological surveys, testing, and excavations, carry out historical archeological analyses of recovered data and plan and prepare reports of historical archaeological research meeting professional and regulatory standards. In addition they are responsible for the day-to-day management of all field and laboratory equipment, and vehicles assigned to their project and must be able to coordinate field investigations, as necessary, with landowners, contracting and regulatory agencies, construction firms, university administration, and Illinois State Archaeological Survey staff.  Individuals in this position may serve in a leadership capacity, e.g., Senior Historic Archaeologist, functioning as a project director, site supervisor, or section leader with responsibility for supervision of lower-level Research Archaeologists and technical staff.


The successful candidate must have a M.A. or Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.  They should have a minimum of two years’ experience in conducting historic archaeological field and analytical investigations in the eastern United States as well as a basic familiarity with eastern United States historic archaeological sequences, Midwest and Great Lakes historic and maritime archaeological and research agendas and a basic familiarity with Federal and state of Illinois historic preservation and burial laws and regulations.  In addition the candidate must have a demonstrated ability to complete projects and reports in a timely and competent manner.  Must possess a valid driver's license and 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 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. Andrew Fortier <fortier@illinois.edu>.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 19, 2012.


The UIUC is an AA-EOE.

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