Research Archaeologist


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
23 Stadium Drive 209 Nuclear Physics Lab
61820 Champaign , IL
United States
40° 6' 9.6624" N, 88° 14' 30.8688" W
Illinois US
Friday, April 22, 2011

Research Archaeologists (RA)

Site Supervisors, American Bottom Field Station

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability

University of Illinois


The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), a Division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking two Research Archaeologist Site Supervisors at its American Bottom Field Station located in Wood River, Illinois.  These individuals will assist the Field Director in carrying out multi-year mitigation excavations at the East St. Louis Metro site as part of the New Mississippi River Bridge Project.  Position responsibilities include archaeological and administrative supervision of field crews (40 to 80 individuals), conducting and supervising laboratory analysis, and preparing archaeological reports meeting state and federal standards.  Other responsibilities may include conducting Phase I-III archaeological investigations for transportation projects across southwestern Illinois. The successful candidate must have a MA (or its equivalent) in anthropology, archaeology or a closely related field, plus 3 years of relevant field experience, scientific and technical knowledge, and a familiarity with Eastern Woodlands archaeology as well as a demonstrated ability to finish projects and reports in a timely and competent manner. Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated archaeological excavation and analysis experience on Mississippian period sites. 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. Andrew Fortier  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 22, 2011.


The UIUC is an AA-EOE.

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contact Name: 
Andrew Fortier