Project Archaeologist

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7077679 (Ref.No. BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24723)
Posted: April 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Aid the Director and other AAL staff in securing and executing contracts and grants; supervise students in field and laboratory techniques; conduct AAL field projects including analysis and report writing; prepare survey, testing, and subsurface reconnaissance proposals for CRM.
The Applied Anthropology Laboratories is a highly productive research and community outreach Institute within the College of Sciences and Humanities that engages undergraduate and graduate students in hands-on in learning, building transferable skills, and building a record of competencies in their discipline to prepare them for productive careers. We perform a wide range of research and service for a wide variety of community partners funded by agencies from the National Parks Service, to National Science Foundation, to the National Endowment for the Humanities, and private clients. Come engage in state of the art research, training, and service with us. Learn. Work. Discover.

Job Function:

Aid the Director and other AAL staff in securing and executing contracts and grants; supervise students in field and laboratory techniques; conduct AAL field projects including analysis and report writing; prepare survey, testing, and subsurface reconnaissance proposals for CRM.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree (MA or MS) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field from an accredited institution.

Preferred Education:

Course work in related fields such as soils, historic preservation, geology, history, natural resources, and/or geography.

Minimum Experience:

At least one year of full-time professional supervisory experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration, or
management; at least one year full-time of supervised field and analytic experience in general Midwestern archaeology. Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. Applicant must document that they meet or exceed the minimum professional qualifications in archaeology published by the Secretary of the Interior (36 CFR Part 61), and meet criteria to be listed as a Qualified Professional by the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

Preferred Experience:

Technical familiarity and proficiency with GIS (ArcGIS), GPS (Trimble/TerraSync), word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and remote sensing techniques; demonstrated experience in the analysis of historic and prehistoric artifacts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with AAL staff and partners to generate and execute grant-funded projects; conduct all phases of archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and report preparation.
  • Prepare and evaluate contract proposals and estimates for potential clients; develop project budgets and formally submit bids to potential clients for projects to be completed by AAL.
  • Maintain a timely schedule for completing all projects to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • With Project Manager(s) monitor, maintain, review, and balance budgets for contract and grant projects.
  • Plan and implement cultural resource management contract projects, including records checks, field reconnaissance, subsurface testing, mitigation, and data recovery.
  • Write reports detailing assigned projects which are acceptable to the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Ohio State Historic Preservation Office, other regulatory and/or funding agency.
  • In cooperation with AAL Director and other staff, maintain supplies and equipment needed to complete projects.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and appropriate attendance as required by project assignments.


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