The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Senior Research Archaeologist for its Western Illinois Field Station in Macomb, Illinois. The successful candidate will conduct and/or supervise archaeological field surveys, excavations, and laboratory processing, as well as related Technical Report (TR) chapters detailing the results of this fieldwork. In addition, authoring/ editing Archaeological Short Survey Reports (ASSR) and Archaeological Testing Short Reports (ATSR) and assisting ISAS Special Projects section with geophysical field surveys, are also requirements for this position.
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.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct/and/or supervise Phase I, II, and II archaeological field investigations in Illinois.
Using Total Station for establishing grids, setting points, and mapping.
Conduct laboratory analysis of materials recovered from archaeological investigations.
Author analytical chapters/reports detailing the materials recovered.
Serve as report editor on archaeological reports as workflow dictates.
Serve as author and compiler for ATSR-level projects.
Integrate GIS into archaeological investigations and report production.
Assist the Special Projects section with geophysical surveys employing soil resistivity, magnetometry, and electromagnetic induction at field sites around the state of Illinois.
This is a regular full-time, benefit eligible, academic professional appointment, renewable annually based upon satisfactory progress in the position and continued funding. The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date and salary is commensurate with experience. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 9, 2019. To apply, please visit <https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board> to complete an online profile and to upload 1) a cover letter that clearly articulates how your qualifications and experience make you a viable candidate for this position and should address the qualifications listed above, 2) a résumé/CV, and 3) the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references. All requested information/documentation must be submitted for applications to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <email@example.com>, ISAS Administration. For technical inquiries, please contact Dr. Timothy Pauketat at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Dr. Robert McCullough at <email@example.com>. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
An MA in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field, plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience assisting with all phases of field investigations in the Midwest. Introductory level experience in the collection of geophysical data using a gradiometer, Geonics electromagnetic induction instrument, and soil resistivity instrumentation. Experience using a Total Station. Experience conducting lithic analysis. Experience with Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) requirements and guidelines for archaeological investigations and reporting. Knowledge of the archaeological resources of the Illinois Valley and western Illinois. Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills. Sporadic overnight travel will be expected. Must possess a valid driver’s license and insurance.
Internal Number: A1900557
About Illinois Sate 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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