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)

 NAGPRA Program Officer, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Apply Online by January 13, 2020)

 Curator wanted for Logan Museum of Anthropology (More Info)

 Assistant Archaeologist to the Osage Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (Apply Online)

 Assistant Professor in Archaeology wanted for University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (PDF flyer - More info)

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

 Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona is seeking a Database Specialist, Senior (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


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

Multiple Positions Open with Illinois State Archaeological Survey

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey is seeking several positions (https://www.isas.illinois.edu/about_isas/employment). Details and deadlines can be found for each position through the links below.

Research Archaeologist/Field Station Coordinator: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=126006&job=research-archaeologist-cifs-illinois-state-archaeological-survey-126006 
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GeoArchaeologist: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=126294&job=geoarchaeologist-illinois-state-archaeological-survey-126294

Research Archaeologist/Jacksonville Field Station: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=126166&job=research-archaeologist-illinois-state-archaeological-survey-126166

Architectural Historian: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=122484&job=architectural-historian-illinois-state-archaeological-survey-122484

NAGPRA Program Officer, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) is seeking a candidate who will be responsible for managing NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) compliance efforts at UIUC and will maintain an especially close relationship with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OVCDEI) and tribal liaisons.

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.

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 13, 2020.   To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter detailing qualifications noted above, CV or resume’, and the names and contact information for three professional references. 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  

For further information please contact Susan Key, Human Resources, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, susankey@illinois.edu.

See full position announcement here: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=125541&job=nagpra-program-officer-office-of-the-vice-chancellor-for-research-and-innovation-125541

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

Assistant Archaeologist to the Osage Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

Job Details

Level:  Experienced
Job Location:  Pawhuska, OK
Position Type:  Regular Full-Time
Education Level: Graduate Degree


The Assistant Archaeologist to the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) is responsible for aiding the THPO in managing, protecting, and preserving the Osage Nation's cultural resources and related interests which is a critical function for reestablishing and retaining Osage sovereignty within our ancestral territory, which includes 618 counties in 15 states.


  • Master's degree in Anthropology, with specialization in archaeology required
  • Demonstrated capabilities in archaeological, anthropological, and historical research skills including research design, analysis and reporting and data collection
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Archaeological Resources and Protection Act (ARPA), the Antiquities Act of 1906 (AA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and other federal and state CRM legislation
  • Must have experience with archaeological surveying and cultural resource management (CRM); and, the incumbent will be expected to conduct reviews and comments on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 compliance notifications, Archaeological Resources and Protection Act (ARPA) notifications, and other federal and state CRM notices
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in negotiating teams necessary for the completion of intergovernmental agreements, cultural resource plans, and consultation protocols
  • Knowledge and ability to manage data and use confidential cultural resources
  • Familiarity with North American prehistory, Osage Nation history, and tribally sensitive archaeological methods is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Native American communities
  • High level of personal integrity and ethics
  • High level of problem solving skills
  • High level of technical writing skills required
  • Familiarity with the concepts of budget development and compliance with Tribal budgets
  • Familiarity with planning concepts and processes including but not limited to program planning
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills, including travel to conferences and training sessions
  • Requires ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Good interpersonal communication and team work skills
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be able to pass drug/alcohol testing
  • Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record- may be required to drive GSA or tribal vehicles


Online: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=17665&clientkey=C7F1082DFD630A67D2F9CB5635D8679F 

Assistant Professor in Archaeology wanted for University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Archaeology with a target start date of August 16, 2020.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

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.

Geographic area of research is North America. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in Indigenous archaeology and a commitment to collaborative research, ethics, and understanding of the principles of NAGPRA (Native American Graves and Repatriation Act), as well as an interest in organizing summer field schools. Candidates will be expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent archaeological research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or related field required. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment would be changed to Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, two sample syllabi and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials by November 15, 2019. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board by Nov. 15th will be considered. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Professor Helaine Silverman at helaine@illinois.edu.

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

The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University (https://anth.la.psu.edu/) 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 [https://www.huck.psu.edu], Institutes of Energy and the Environment [www.iee.psu.edu], Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment [https://agsci.psu.edu/hdnre], Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology [https://www.huck.psu.edu/graduate-programs/ecology], Population Research Institute [http://www.pop.psu.edu], and the Graduate Program in Demography [http://www.pop.psu.edu/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 (ost@psu.edu).

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 https://psu.jobs/job/89754

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, 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 vacancy@psu.edu or 814-865-1473.

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

Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona is seeking a Database Specialist, Senior

The Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona seeks a Database Specialist, Senior. The Database Specialist, Senior position is a 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) classified staff position within the collections division of the Arizona State Museum (ASM), University of Arizona. The Database Specialist, Senior position reports to the ASM Head of Collections. The weekly work schedule is usually 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday although some scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate special museum events. The incumbent assists in the implementation, operations, and maintenance of the museum’s collections information systems and database. The incumbent will perform duties in fulfillment of Arizona State Museum’s (ASM’s) state-mandated policies and responsibilities. This position combines functions involving operational oversight and content management for the Collections databases including the ASM-CCIS (hosted by Axiell EMu), Library & Archives (Voyager library Catalog Software system), Arizona Records Office (SQL-SDE), and specialty databases in Microsoft Access. The incumbent will collaborate with technical teams from the Office of Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI CITTT), and central Campus IT organizations to ensure the security and maintenance of ASM databases.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who takes initiative to master new skills, works to improve functionality and efficiency, and can independently manage specific projects to successful completion while contributing to a highly-integrated team environment. The successful candidate will model the highest degree of professionalism, work ethic, and interpersonal engagement with colleagues while working to support the museum’s programs and policies. Being a positive and supportive team player is an essential aspect of the working culture within ASM. A willingness to learn, adapt and manage change pro-actively are all positive behaviors important to ASM’s community. Applicants should be respectful and considerate of the responsibilities involved when working with archaeological information, archives, and cultural objects.

The posting can be viewed at https://uacareers.com/postings/39024

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: https://careers.hireology.com/fieldmuseumtrial/310202/description

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