NAGRPA Program Lead and Liaison Position Open (Apply online by April 21, 2020)

Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking a an Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison (Apply online by April 6, 2020)

Paid Internship Opportunities at the Field Museum

Native American Summer Fellowship with the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (PDF flyer)

 Postdoctoral Research Associate in Archaeological Collections Management wanted by Illinois State Archaeological Survey (Open until filled)

 Missouri State University is looking to hire a new Director for the Center for Archaeological Research (Apply onlineMore info

 Multiple Positions Open with Illinois State Archaeological Survey (check for updates)

 Curator wanted for Logan Museum of Anthropology (More info)

 Pennsylvania State University if seeking two tenure-track positions in archaeology for Fall 2020 (Apply online)

 Field Museum is seeking an Assistant Curator of African Anthropology & Archaeology (Apply online)

 Wapsie Valley Archaeology, Inc. is seeking a professional Archaeologist

Principal Investigator with Commonwealth Heritage Group


NAGRPA Program Lead and Liaison Position Open

Performs duties as a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) program lead and liaison in the collections management program of the Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections (MCX CMAC).

This position will be located in St. Louis, MO and will allow for situational telework only. This position is NOT eligible for full time telework.

For more information and application, visit: before April 21, 2020

Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking a an Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison 

ODOT is recruiting for an archaeologist/tribal liaison to support Region 2 project delivery. If you’d like to join our team or just learn more, please follow the link for more information and to apply:

Application deadline: April 6, 2020

Paid Internship Opportunities at the Field Museum

The Field Museum is offering a number of paid internship opportunities for students this year. These may be found on The Field Museum's website ( see pages 2 and 3) and include:

  • Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Collections
  • Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Summer Fieldwork
  • Interns, Boone Scholars for East Asian Studies
  • Intern, North American Anthropology Conservation
  • Interns, Regenstein Pacific Collections
  • Interns, Women in Science

Note: Please follow the instructions on how to apply via (Please do NOT click the green "Begin Application" button, which is unfortunately hardwired into the current webpage and cannot be removed to avoid confusion.)

Native American Summer Fellowship with the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA) in Bloomington, Indiana invites Native American applications for summer fellowships in museum studies, curation, exhibition and museum management. The IUMAA comprises the collections and professional staff of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, which merged to offer an expansive and integrated museum of culture.

We seek fellows to work alongside professional museum staff to handle regional archaeological and broader ethnographic collections for documentation, digitization, and future exhibitions. We will accept two inaugural fellows for the summer of 2020 to participate in this new program.

This fellowship is open to all Native peoples from anywhere in North America, although preference will be given to college students. Native status documentation should be provided by either (a) tribal enrollment certification or (b) a statement outlining Native ancestry and community involvement. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2020.

The IUMAA archaeological and ethnographic collections are among the largest in the midcontinent, and feature a wide array of objects, artifacts, maps, and associated records. The museum features over 2 million artifacts and data from the Angel Mounds Site in Evansville, Indiana, and over 30,000 ethnographic pieces from across the world. We are preparing for renovations that require us to move the collections off site for more than a year, during which we will plan exhibitions to open when renovations are complete in 2022.

The duration of the award is ten weeks, will start in the summer of 2020, and carries a stipend of $10,000. The first payment will occur after the awardee arrives at the IUMAA to begin their fellowship, although a portion can be used for travel arrangements prior to arrival in Bloomington. The purpose of the stipend is to defray the costs of travel, housing, and expenses. Awards are taxable income.

View flyer for details

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Archaeological Collections Management wanted by Illinois State Archaeological Survey

See PDF Flyer

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, is seeking a two-year postdoctoral researcher in Archaeological Collections and Digital Data Management to work alongside a new Curator in Midwestern Archaeology. This is a salaried position with benefits, starting as soon as possible after the close date.

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 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 an MA in anthropology or archaeology will also be considered.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge of relational database use and management in a museum or collections management setting. Preference given to a candidate with a specialization in pre-Columbian archaeology and artifacts of the American Midwest.

To ensure full consideration, email a letter of application, c.v., and the names and contact information of three professional references to Michael Farkas (, Chair, ISAS Postdoctoral Search Committee. The position will remain open until filled.

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


Missouri State University is looking to hire a new Director for the Center for Archaeological Research

The first date of consideration is January 31, 2020, and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Position Description:

Application information:

Multiple Positions Open with Illinois State Archaeological Survey

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey is seeking several positions ( Details and deadlines can be found for each position through the links below.

Research Archaeologist/Field Station Coordinator: 
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Research Archaeologist/Jacksonville Field Station:

Architectural Historian:

Curator wanted for Logan Museum of Anthropology

Beloit College seeks a Curator of the Logan Museum of Anthropology to begin June 2020. The Curator is responsible for overall management and preservation of the Logan Museum of Anthropology’s collections and coordinates the museum’s long-term exhibit schedule and outreach programs. The Curator works closely with the Director, faculty, and students to develop and maintain the museum as an excellent teaching and learning resource for the College and community. The Curator teaches in Museum Studies and supervises student work and research in the museum. The Curator reports to the Director. This is a twelve month, full-time, administrative, and exempt position.

For a complete job description, click here.

Posting Date: 10/31/2019

Closing Date: Until Filled

Office: Logan Museum of Anthropology

How to Apply: To apply send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references electronically to: To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by December 2, 2019. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

For the full advertisement, see:

Pennsylvania State University if seeking two tenure-track positions in archaeology for Fall 2020

The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University ( invites applications for two tenure-track positions in archaeology starting Fall Semester 2020. Rank is open as we intend to fill early (Assistant Professor) to mid-career (Professor) positions.

We seek outstanding archaeologists whose interests and skills are consistent with the Anthropology Department’s integrative, scientific, and quantitative approach to studying the human condition, and its long tradition of sociopolitical, population, ecological, and evolutionary research. Methodological and geographical areas of expertise are open. Candidates’ areas of interest might include, but are not limited to, human responses to climatic and environmental change, population growth and distribution, health and diet, intensification of subsistence systems, and sociopolitical and economic systems, especially as they relate to inequality, migration, and settlement.

Candidates must be engaged in active fieldwork and laboratory research that complement existing departmental programmatic strengths. Successful candidates must demonstrate effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to obtain external funding, a strong publication record, and an innovative and integrative research program with a commitment to community engagement. We encourage collaborative research projects within the department and across the university through its various interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences [], Institutes of Energy and the Environment [], Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment [], Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology [], Population Research Institute [], and the Graduate Program in Demography []).

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. George R. Milner (

Applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae detailing your educational background, employment history, grants, and publications; 3) a statement covering research and teaching interests, as well as how they relate to a commitment to diversity and inclusion (maximum 2 pages); and 4) the names, addresses, and emails of three or more references. To apply, please upload materials as a single PDF file at

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

EEO Is The Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact HR Services at or 814-865-1473.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Field Museum is seeking an Assistant Curator of African Anthropology & Archaeology

The Field Museum has recently posted an open position for an Assistant Curator of African Anthropology & Archaeology. Details about the position and how to apply can be found online here:

Wapsie Valley Archaeology, Inc. is seeking a professional Archaeologist

Position Opening: Archaeologist
Interesting Projects, Opportunities to Grow Professionally 

Who We Are: Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. provides the full suite of archaeological and architectural history services.  We offer opportunities to delve into a range of interesting projects, from Phase I surveys, to Phase II evaluation projects, to Phase III data recovery projects.  We also provide public outreach and educational services including book creation, GIS products, exhibit design, educational signage and kiosk design, and National Register nominations.  

Our office is located in historic Anamosa, Iowa, a community near Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

Position Responsibilities

  • Direct or supervise Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III archaeological projects in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and other states.  This position will involve travel to exotic and mundane (but beloved) parts of the Midwest. 

  • Conduct analysis of both prehistoric and historic archaeological assemblages.

  • Author reports individually and with others as part of a research team.

  • Analyze spatial data with GIS and produce maps and other graphics.

  • Complete other tasks related to NHPA or historic preservation work, which may include creation of public interest booklets or videos, designing museum exhibits and outdoor signage/kiosks, National Register nominations, MOA/PA/HPMP development, and other exciting endeavors related to historic preservation and research.

Position Requirements

  • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards in Archaeology (both Prehistoric and Historic preferred)

  • M.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology

  • Proven proficiency in GIS and map creation

  • Experience supervising field projects

  • Familiarity with Midwestern archaeology

  • Strong research skills

  • Strong writing skills

Benefits: This is a full-time, professional salaried position.  Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and writing example to:

Nurit Finn, President
Telephone (319) 462-4760

We’ll talk salary range up front so we know we’re on the same page.

*Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. does not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, age, creed, physical or mental disability, color, sex, actual or perceived gender orientation/identity, ethnicity, national origin, familial status, or protected veteran status in its employment practices, in the selection and retention of subconsultants, and in its procurement of materials and leases.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, age, creed, physical or mental disability, color, sex, actual or perceived gender orientation/identity, ethnicity, national origin, familial status, protected veteran status, or otherwise, as required by law.  Please tell us if you are a Section 3 Resident under the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.

Principal Investigator with Commonwealth Heritage Group

Position Title:   Principal Investigator

Work Location:  Commonwealth Heritage Group (, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job Description: This senior-level Principal Investigator position requires supervisory experience in conducting Phase I surveys, Phase II evaluations, and Phase III data recoveries. Additional requirements include, a minimum of five-year practical experience in CRM.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a M.A. in anthropology/archaeology, with a specialization in Midwestern/Great Lakes prehistoric archaeology. This position will be responsible for the management of multiple and/or multi-disciplinary CRM projects. This position requires expert knowledge of the Section 106 and NEPA process and the ability to prepare well organized, thorough CRM documents is essential. Experience with multiple market sectors including transportation, energy, and federal land management is preferred. Experience with Trimble GPS equipment and GIS is essential. Areas of analytical expertise are open, but demonstrated ability to conduct artifact analyses and write key sections of reports (methods, results, artifact analyses) is a must.

Salary Range: Salary range for this position is competitive and dependent on experience with opportunities for advancement and higher salary; we seek a candidate who wishes to grow within the company.

Benefits: Commonwealth offers an excellent range of benefits (health, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution, paid leave, etc.). Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Where to Apply: Send letters of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a list of three professional references with contact information to:

     Andrew J. Weir
     Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.
     3225 Central Street, Dexter, MI 48130