Topic ID #37174 - posted 7/5/2016 3:41 AM

Archaeologist II - Ball State University

Jennifer Palmer

Posting Details
Position Information
Position Title    Archaeologist II
Additional Information    
The Applied Anthropology Laboratories is a highly productive Knowledge Unit within the Department of Anthropology. The AAL executes external contracts and grants to help further Ball State University’s mission of being the model student-centered, community-engaged 21st century public research university. Our mission in the the AAL is “Learn. Work. Discover.” We realize this mission by conducting ground-breaking research while providing thousands of hours of hands-on entrepreneurial learning for our dozens of graduate and undergraduate employees.
We seek a colleague who can help us to continue to fulfill our mission and the Ball State mission, contributing high quality research, community service, and student training.
FLSA    Learned Professional Exemption
Hrs/Week    40
Length of Assignment    
Position Function    
Assist in implementing the Applied Anthropology Laboratories’ contract and grant archaeology programs; train and supervise students in field and laboratory techniques; generate at least 70 percent of salary through contract and grant projects; conduct AAL field projects including analysis and report writing; prepare survey, testing, and subsurface reconnaissance proposals; establish interdisciplinary collaborative relationships within the sciences (e.g., Geological Sciences, Biology, NREM, Chemistry) that will lead to externally funded research.
Minimum Education    
Master’s degree (MA or MS) in anthropology, archaeology, or related field.
Minimum Experience    
At least five years of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration, or management; at least three years of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period; experience in Midwestern archaeology. Formal training in geology, geological science; chemistry, or geochemistry; soil science or natural resource management.
Minimum Other    
Familiarity with budgeting and coordinating archaeological projects, including development of estimates, coordination of field and laboratory personnel, and billing.
Preferred Education    
Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology or Geology. Course work in related fields such as soils, historic preservation, geology, history, natural resources, and geography; course work or degrees in accounting, marketing, or other business related fields.
Preferred Experience    
Ten years of full-time profession experience in cultural resource management, preparing bids and budgeting for contract and grant projects as well as supervising field work, familiarity with collections management, record of involvement in Public Archaeology projects; technical familiarity and proficiency with GIS, GPS, statistical analysis, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and remote sensing techniques.
Preferred Other    
Demonstrated ability to successfully conduct and complete management projects; specialization in the application of Geological Science to the study of human activity.
Pre-Employment Screening    Requires successful completion of a background check.
Positions Supervised    
Students employees, interns, volunteers
EEO Statement    
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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About Ball State University    
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 99 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
Department    Anthropology:700050
Department Information    
The Department of Anthropology has two archaeology faculty, two biological anthropologists, and four cultural anthropologists including an ethnohistorian, who either serve as Research Fellows with the AAL or participate regularly in AAL and/or departmental funded research. The department has over 100 undergraduate majors and minors and houses a dynamic master’s degree program with students engaged in externally-funded research projects.

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