Full-time Archaeologist position open in Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Office (More info - Apply by December 20, 2020)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking to fill a Project Manager/Principal Investigator position in the UWM-CRM program (More info - Apply online by December 18, 2020)

Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for an Archaeologist for Historic Preservation Section (Apply online by October 27, 2020)

Paid Internship Opportunities at the Field Museum

 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

 Curator wanted for Logan Museum of Anthropology (More info)

 Wapsie Valley Archaeology, Inc. is seeking a professional Archaeologist

Principal Investigator with Commonwealth Heritage Group


Full-time Archaeologist position open in Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Office 

At Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), we help Michiganders prosper by investing in our businesses and communities, enabling the growth of good jobs and promoting Michigan’s reputation as a world-class business location and travel destination. By joining our team, you will play an integral role in directly supporting Michigan’s success, where you work, live and play. Come be part of the team as an Archeologist in Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Office.

The archeologist position is responsible for facilitating archaeological research and investigation statewide and maintaining the State Archeological Site File (SASF) and associated collections to federal standards and in compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). This position reviews projects and undertakings as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and by state laws, regulations, and policies. In addition, this position will perform fieldwork as necessary in conjunction with project reviews and survey initiatives and provide innovative public and professional outreach and education.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of the prehistoric and historical archaeology of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region and experience with archaeological data and collections management, experience with creating and editing in ArcGIS, and experience working in a State Historic Preservation Office

Full position announcement and application directions: https://www.michiganbusiness.org/careers/careers-at-medc/archeologist-9-11/

Application deadline is December 20, 2020

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking to fill a Project Manager/Principal Investigator position in the UWM-CRM program

See the website (https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/30348) or linked PDF for a full position announcement. 

Apply online (https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/30348) by December 18, 2020.

Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for an Archaeologist for Historic Preservation Section

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has an opening in its Historic Preservation Section for an Archaeologist. Our ideal candidate is someone who meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for conducting archaeological investigations, and has demonstrated the ability to:

  • Perform/juggle varied & complex historic preservation studies to identify historic
  • properties
  • Assess and document the effects of an undertaking upon historic properties
  • Successfully communicate with Federal & State agencies, tribes, communities, and the
  • public
  • Develop measures to mitigate adverse effects to these properties in compliance with
  • federal laws and regulations.

Information about the position (Historic Preservation Specialist Series) and how to apply is at https://www.modot.org/central-district-central-office-career-opportunities.

Application deadline is October 27, 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 (http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers 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 fieldmuseum.fluidreview.com. (Please do NOT click the green "Begin Application" button, which is unfortunately hardwired into the current webpage and cannot be removed to avoid confusion.)

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 (mgfarkas@illinois.edu), 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 http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

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: https://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/2350-director-center-for.htm

Application information: https://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=177165606

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: BCCurator2019@beloit.edu. 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: https://www.beloit.edu/live/profiles/2105-curator-logan-museum-of-anthropology


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
Email: ngfinn@wapsivalleyarch.com
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 (http://www.commonwealthheritagegroup.com), 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