The Archaeological Collections and Digital Data Management candidate will work with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (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 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. The successful 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 and MA in Anthropology or Archaeology will also be considered.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, ISAS Postdoctoral Search Committee, by September 30, 2019.
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
About University of Illinois, Illinois State Archaeological Survey
The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), established in February 1, 2010, as one of the State Scientific Surveys of the Prairie Research Institute, is the product of a nearly century long concern by the University of Illinois to ensure the preservation and interpretation of the state's important archaeological resources. ISAS employs 40+ staff members who are engaged in archaeological research throughout the state of Illinois. There are six regional offices. Central Offices are located on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, IL. Five regional Field Stations are in Elgin, Fairview Heights, Jacksonville, Macomb and Springfield, IL.
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