☛ Forest Service has three GS-11 full-time arhaeologist positions: one in Tofte, MN; one in Ely, MN; and one in Doniphan, MO (More info - Apply by August 17, 2022)

☛ Minnesota SHPO is looking for an Environmental Review Program Archaeologist (More info - Apply by August 15, 2022)

☛ Archaeological Field Director (job code 22-095) position open with the Leech Lake Heritage Sites Program in Cass Lake, Minnesota (More info and apply online - Direct questions to colleen.wells@llojibwe.net)

☛ Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer position is open (More info - Apply by August 7, 2022)

☛ Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. is seeking an Archaeologist/Principal Investigator (More info)

☛ University of Toledo is looking to contract with a NAGPRA Specialist (More info)

☛ Metric Environmental is seeking an Archaeological Principal Investigator in Louisville, Kentucky (Description flyer - Apply Online)

☛ South Dakota is hiring a new State Archaeologist (More info)

☛ Archeologist - Assistant Project Leader, LTE, State of Wisconsin (More info)

☛ Archeology Technician – LTE,  State of Wisconsin (More info)

☛ Cardno, now Stantec, is seeking full-time and part-time Archaeological Field Technicians to assist with upcoming fieldwork that will occur throughout the Midwest (More info and apply)

☛ Field Museum is hiring two Anthropology Registration Assistants for an NEH Grant for one year (More info and apply) 

☛ Field technicians positions at University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (More info)

☛ The Joseph Moore Museum has a 1-yr, grant-funded post doc position to work in our legacy Native American collections (More info)

☛ Post Doc Position at Earlham College, Joseph Moore Museum (More info)

☛ Research Associate/Postdoc position open at Michigan State University (More info)

☛ The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is seeking a qualified Field Director (Apply online)


Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. is seeking an Archaeologist/Principal Investigator (Full Time)

Position Opening: Archaeologist/Principal Investigator (Full Time)
Interesting Projects, Opportunities to Grow Professionally, Supportive Work Environment
Salary Range: $60,000-73,000
Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. seeks a Principal Investigator to join our research team. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable about Midwestern archaeology and Section 106 work; is open to working closely with others; and enjoys fieldwork, analysis, and writing. This person should be willing and able to supervise a field crew. The position will involve travel.
We offer opportunities to delve into a range of projects at all levels of research. We have a collaborative work environment and many opportunities for professional growth. We’re excited about archaeology and want you to be, too!
Responsibilities will include:

  • Directing Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III archaeological projects in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and other states. 
  • Conduct analysis of both prehistoric and historic archaeological assemblages.
  • Author reports individually and with others as part of a research team.
  • Analyze/model spatial data with GIS.

Position Requirements

  • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards in Archaeology (both Prehistoric and Historic preferred)
  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology
  • Strong proficiency in GIS is required
  • Experience supervising field projects
  • Familiarity with Midwestern archaeology and geomorphology
  • Strong research and writing skills

This is a full-time, professional salaried position with health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
Wapsi Valley Archaeology’s office is located in the Main Street Historic District in Anamosa, Iowa. We are within commuting distance from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
We encourage all who are interested to apply! Please send a cover letter and CV to:

Nurit Finn, President
Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc.
126 East Main Street, Anamosa, Iowa
Email: ngfinn@wapsivalleyarch.com
Feel free to call if you have any questions: Telephone (319) 462-4760
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.

University of Toledo is looking to contract with a NAGPRA Specialist

The University of Toledo is looking to contract with a NAGPRA Specialist to provide consultant services related to updating inventory, establishing relationships and coordinating consultations with tribal communities, and coordinating the repatriation of culturally identifiable and unidentifiable remains.

The consultant would provide the following services:

  • Inventory remains from multiple sites and prepare for disposition in a culturally sensitive manner, preferably for repatriation to their Native American tribe of origin.
  • Using archival data and extant collections, create a database organizing information regarding site, burial contexts, and affiliated material objects.
  • Establish relationships and consult with Native American tribal representatives regarding identification, cultural affiliation, and treatment of ancestral remains and artifacts, including those previously identified as unaffiliated.
  • Consult and coordinate with faculty in the anthropology program as well as members of the Office of Legal Affairs in matters of compliance and procedure.
  • Coordinate with other institutions regarding related artifacts that would be potentially subject to NAGPRA compliance.
  • Update inventory/documentation with National NAGPRA office.

Education and Experience required:

  • Minimum of M.A. or M.S. in relevant field (Biological Anthropology, Archaeology/Bioarchaeology, Native American Studies, Museum Studies) from an accredited institution.
  • Training in osteological methods of identification and analysis with prior experience working with fragmentary osteological collections.
  • Experience organizing collections in relation to archived records.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience identifying, analyzing, organizing, and managing Native American remains, artifacts, and associated funerary objects.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of NAGPRA law and procedures for compliance and consultation. Prior experience successfully coordinating and collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders including descendant communities, museums, university faculty and staff.

Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Those interested should email their CV and a cover letter to: dwight.haase@utoledo.edu.  We plan to hire as soon as possible.

Field Technicians – University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist – Iowa City, Iowa

See ad on OSA website

The University of Iowa - Office of the State Archaeologist (https://archaeology.uiowa.edu) seeks full time, temporary field technicians for all phases of archaeological fieldwork on various projects located across Iowa, beginning as early as March 2022 and running through November.

  • Hourly pay $15.00–$20.00, depending on experience.
  • Typically, 5-day, 40-hour weeks leaving from Iowa City and returning on weekends.
  • Single room hotel paid and meal cost reimbursement up to $59/day.
  • Transportation to and from field provided in University of Iowa vehicles.
  • Preference will be given to those living within commuting distance of Iowa City, but long term projects can accommodate out-of-state employees.

We prefer, but do not require, experience with precontact (prehistoric) and postcontact (historic) site investigations including pedestrian surface survey and shovel testing, test unit and feature excavation, screening, soil description and other record keeping. A limited number of openings for lab work may follow or be concurrent with fieldwork, so experience with artifact processing and analysis is also desirable. Computer skills including MSOffice Excel, ArcGIS or QGIS, Adobe Photoshop, or skills in artifact illustration, flotation, or digital photography would be a plus.

Above all, a professional attitude recognizing that OSA and its employees represent the University and the State of Iowa, combined with the ability to work congenially and effectively with others and a willingness to work hard and learn new skills are personal characteristics we value most. Professional decorum is expected when handling human remains and culturally sensitive or funerary-associated artifacts, if encountered. OSA has a reputation for reliable and prompt payroll and per-diem payments, and opportunities for longer employment for more-skilled employees.

To apply: email a current vita (PDF preferred), three references, and your preferred contact information to Cindy Peterson (Cindy-peterson@uiowa.edu). Applications will be accepted through August 2022. Acknowledgement of receipt of your application materials will be sent within two weeks. Applications will be kept on file for possible openings throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Post Doc Position at Earlham College, Joseph Moore Museum

The Joseph Moore Museum has a 1-yr, grant-funded post doc position to work in our legacy Native American collections. https://earlham.edu/job/museum-post-doctoral-fellow/

Research Associate/Postdoc position open at Michigan State University

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University encourages applications for the MSU College of Social Science Dean’s Research Associate Program. While we would welcome applications from archaeologists of all specialties, the department is particularly interested in North American archaeologists specializing in Midwest/Great Lakes archaeology or indigenous archaeology. The College of Social Science Program specifically seeks to promote “an inclusive scholarly environment in which outstanding scholars in the social sciences support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy.” This is a postdoc position with the possibility of transitioning to a tenure track line.  For eligibility and further information, visit   https://socialscience.msu.edu/diversity/DRAP/index.html  

Review of applications begins November 15th.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is seeking a qualified Archaeology Field Director

This is a full time, permanent position with a competitive benefit package. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are located in northern Minnesota near the city of Bemidji.

Field Director ~ DRM ~ Job Code: 21-085 
Summary: Directs field and lab work associated with contract requirements for internal reservation survey projects and fieldwork statewide and throughout the Midwest. 
Education/Experience: Master of Arts/Science Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or a closely related field. At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management; At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology, and Experience with Mississippi Headwaters, Upper Midwest or Great Lakes archaeology preferred. Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. 
Duties/Responsibilities: Conducts background research and produces maps/aerial photos for archaeological surveys. Conducts archaeological surveys in cooperation with Crew Supervisors, other Field Directors, and the Program Director. Conducts training for incoming personnel. Ensures that all assigned surveys are thoroughly and efficiently conducted, properly documented and field site maps are accurately rendered.

For additional information contact Colleen Wells - colleen.wells@llojibwe.net

Please go to https://www.llojibwe.org/jobs/llbojobs.html to apply.