Project Archaeologist Ball State University



Project Archaeologist

Ball State University


Ball State University’s Department of Anthropology is accepting applications for a Project Archaeologist.

The Applied Anthropology Laboratories is a highly productive research and outreach unit that engages current undergraduate and graduate students hands-on in learning the real work of their discipline to prepare them for productive careers. We perform a wide range of research and service contracts in the Midwest funded by agencies from the National Parks Service, to National Science Foundation, to the National Endowment for the Humanities, and private clients across the region. Come engage in state of the art research, training, and industry service with us. Learn. Work. Discover.


Minimum qualifications:Master’s degree (MA or MS) in anthropology, archaeology, or related field from an accredited college or university. At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration, or management; experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources; at least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general Midwestern archaeology. Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. Applicant must document that they meet or exceed the minimum professional qualifications in archaeology published by the Secretary of the Interior (36 CFR Part 61).  Demonstrated ability to compose technical reports independently.


Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.


Preferred qualifications: Course work in related fields such as soils, historic preservation, geology, history, natural resources, and geography.  At least one year of full-time professional experience in cultural resource management in a supervisory capacity; technical familiarity and proficiency with GIS (ArcGIS), GPS (Trimble/TerraSync), word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and remote sensing techniques; demonstrated experience in the analysis of historic and prehistoric artifacts.  Existing listing on the Indiana Division of Archaeology and Historic Preservation’s Qualified Professional roster. 


Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. Kevin Nolan,curriculum vita, copy of the transcript for the highest degree earned and two technical writing samples, detailed work history relevant to required qualifications (See e.g.,  Please submit your writing samples and qualifications documentation under “Other” documents.  Questions about the process or the position can be directed to Kevin Nolan, kcnolan@...  765-285-5325. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through September 13, 2018Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellnessprogram and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:


Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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