Visiting Human Skeletal Analyst

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a full-time Visiting Human Skeletal Analyst at its American Bottom Field Station, Wood River, Illinois.

DUTIES:  Position duties will include the field recovery and laboratory identification, analysis, and interpretation of human skeletal remains recovered from archaeological sites; the supervision of field and lab technicians; evaluations of legal significance of recovered human remains; determination of the applicability of various state and federal laws to human remains and ensuring compliance with such laws; and the preparation and management of related administrative issues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  BA in anthropology with an emphasis in physical anthropology and human skeletal analysis plus several years of field and laboratory experience; demonstrated ability to complete field projects, laboratory analysis and prepare professional reports and documents. MA preferred. Applicant must be certifiable as a “Human Skeletal Analyst” under the Illinois Human Skeletal Remains Protection Act (20ILCS3440 et seq.).

SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience.

APPOINTMENT STATUS:  Visiting Academic Professional, 100% appointment. FullUniversity benefits including insurance, vacation, and sick days.

PROPOSED STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after closing date.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Please create your candidate profile at and upload your resume, a cover letter, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by the close date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 30, 2012.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Janice Pankey, Business Office, 217-244-424. You may also visit for additional information.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Location: Urbana-Champaign

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contact Name: 
Janice Pankey