Position Announcement - Research Archaeologist -- Illinois State Archaeological Survey - Western Illinois Field Station

Pankey, Janice L

Research Archaeologist

Western Illinois Field Station

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Prairie Research Institute

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jacksonville, IL


The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) and the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking an enthusiastic individual for a Research Archaeologist position at its Western Illinois Field Station in Jacksonville, Illinois. This position will primarily involve Illinois Department of Transportation-Cultural Resource Management fieldwork with related laboratory processing and analysis of recovered materials. Assisting with grant-funded research projects is also a possibility. The successful applicant will be expected to assist with various phases of report writing and illustrative figures. Overnight travel to conduct archaeological fieldwork as needed. Must possess a valid driver’s license and insurance.


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 phase I, II, and III archaeological field investigations in Illinois.

·         Assist with the collection of GPS data and layout with an electronic total station.

·         Assist with the processing and analysis of materials recovered from investigations.

·         Integrate GIS data into archaeological investigations and report production.

·         Assist with the generation of report figures using production-related software.

·         Assist with various phases of report writing.





·         A BA in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.

·         A minimum of 3 years’ experience assisting with archaeological field investigations.

·         Proficiency with figure production-related software such as Illustrator and Photoshop.

·         Basic computer skills.



·         An M.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.

·         Experience conducting lithic and/or ceramic analysis.

·         A demonstrated proficiency using GIS.

·         Knowledge of the archaeological resources of Illinois.

·         The ability to collect GPS data and use an electronic total station.

·         Demonstrated experience writing report sections, chapters or other manuscripts.


This is a regular, full-time, benefit eligible, academic professional position, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.  Start 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 February 20, 2020.  To apply, please visit <http://jobs.illinois.edu> to complete an online profile and to upload 1) your cover letter, 2) résumé/CV detailing your relevant qualifications, and 3) the contact information (including email addresses) of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <jpankey@...>. Individuals with questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Robert McCullough, <mccullor@...>, or Dr. Timothy Pauketat <pauketat@...>.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.



Janice Pankey, IL CRA

Business/Administrative Manager

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Prairie Research Instute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
209 Nuclear Physics Lab

23 Stadium Drive

Champaign, IL  61820
Ph: 217-244-4244
Fx:  217-244-7458



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