Full-Time Professional Archaeologist
The Applied Archaeology Laboratories (AAL) is an active and growing research and compliance archaeology unit within the Department of Anthropology. The AAL seeks to fill a professional contract position available immediately.
The AAL is one of 15 Knowledge Units at the university providing numerous, hands-on experiences and training opportunities for students while successfully managing a variety of academic and applied projects. The student-focused model generates thousands of hours of experiential learning every semester. The research spans the full sweep of archaeology from earliest prehistory through early American military history up to the recent past. Fieldwork is engaged in throughout the state and region. AAL is seeking a highly motivated professional to help it continue to expand the project base, enrich student experiences, and grow the business.
Responsibilities: supervise Cultural Resource Management (CRM) projects (Phase Ia, especially); write CRM reports; plan and direct fieldwork at all phases; develop and assist in management of grant research projects; train and work with students. Individual is responsible for generating contract and grant revenue to fund position.
Minimum qualifications: master’s degree or higher in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field by date of appointment; at least two years of full-time CRM experience or equivalent professional experience; meet the Secretary of the Interior’s criteria stated in the “Archaeology and Historic Preservation: Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines,” Federal Register, Vol. 48, No. 190-September 29, 1983, Pt. IV; Midwestern archaeology experience; commitment to engaging students through hands-on educational experiences; available to work flexible hours (i.e., weekends, extended days) as needed; familiarity with budgeting and coordinating archaeological projects, including development of estimates, coordination of field and laboratory personnel and billing.
Preferred qualifications: course work in related fields such as historic preservation, geology, soil science, history, natural resources, and/or geography; ability to offer additional contract services not currently offered by AAL; demonstration of qualification under State of Indiana criteria as Historic Archaeologist; proficiency in paleobotanical analysis; geophysical (gradiometry, resistivity, ground-penetrating radar) experience; experience designing relational databases; experience at the PI level in a CRM context; experience writing technical reports; history of successful grant writing; history of peer-reviewed publication; two or more years of archaeological experience in Indiana.
How to Apply
Send cover letter that details relevant experiences and interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts for highest degree earned, one or more examples of solo-authored technical reports or manuscripts, and the names and contact information for three references to: Archaeologist Search, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (www.bsu.edu)
The Department of Anthropology seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.
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