Fixed-term position in Archaeology at Minnesota State University Moorhead (Apply online by March 10, 2021)

Illinois State Museum is seeking for a Digital Assets Manager (More info)

 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

 Wapsie Valley Archaeology, Inc. is seeking a professional Archaeologist

Principal Investigator with Commonwealth Heritage Group


Fixed-term position in Archaeology at Minnesota State University Moorhead

The Department of Anthropology and Earth Science at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites applications for a fixed-term 1-year appointment to teach introductory and advanced archaeology courses, additional courses that bridge to programs in geology and geography in our interdisciplinary department, and/or physical anthropology.  This position is to replace a retiring faculty member.  The expected teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester (typically 3-4 courses per term) with potential for summer teaching or field school. 

Deadline: March 10, 2021

Required Position Qualifications

  • PhD or ABD in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely allied field
  • Excellence in and passion for teaching undergraduates
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in introductory and advanced archaeology, archaeology field and lab methods, and courses in world and regional prehistory.
  • Potential and interest in developing regional archaeology projects suited to undergraduate participation

Preferred Position Qualifications

  • Expertise and interest in areas that support our interdisciplinary programs, such as geographical information systems, geoarchaeology, physical geography, or geophysics.
  • Interest in building interdisciplinary curricula and undergraduate research programs
  • Experience in North American archaeology
  • Ability and interest in supporting departmental efforts to attract students from diverse backgrounds or underrepresented groups
  • Completed Ph.D.

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

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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:

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