Assistant Scientist (Curator, CAI)
Center for Archaeological Investigations
SIU Carbondale

Title of Position: Assistant Scientist (Curator, Center for Archaeological Investigations)

Rank: Assistant Scientist, 12 Month Administrative Professional (A/P) Appointment

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline with a specialization in archaeology. Topical, geographic, and temporal (prehistoric or historical archaeology) specialities are open, but preference is for North America. Applicants must have supervisory experience including but not limited to the supervision and training of graduate assistants, undergraduate student workers, and other employees in the curation of archaeological materials and records in compliance with state and federal laws.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in working with NAGPRA-related issues is desired. Applicants also should have a demonstrated record of successfully obtaining and completing grant and/or CRM contract-funded research projects in a university, museum, government agency, or private sector setting with a commensurate record of peer reviewed publications and/or CRM compliance report completion.

Duties: The Curator is responsible of all aspects of the management of the CAI's extensive archaeological and archival collections, which extend back in time almost 100 years and consist of physical materials and records from the Eastern and Western United States, Mesoamerica, and Micronesia. The curator has primary responsibility for administering the CAI curation facility, overseeing the curation of archaeological collections including human remains, insuring university compliance with NAGPRA and other federal regulations, and conducting and publishing independent research as well as helping expand the CAI's role in the training of students for careers in applied archaeology. Other duties may include teaching curation-related courses and participating in CAI public outreach activities.

The Center for Archaeological Investigations: The CAI is a research unit within the College of Liberal Arts, with links to the Department of Anthropology but administratively separate. The primary function of CAI is to conduct high quality archaeological research. As a unit of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the CAI recognizes a specific mission to conduct research in southern Illinois and adjacent areas, but staff and affiliates may pursue wide ranging topical and international research interests. Since its creation in 1978, CAI research has been virtually all externally funded and consists of contracts as well as competitive research grants. Although not an instructional unit, the CAI cooperates with the Department of Anthropology in providing training and research opportunities for it undergraduate and graduate students, and CAI staff work with these students and teach within the Department. As funding and agency requirements allow, the Center also publishes the results of its research in its own publication series and in other outlets. The CAI curates extensive archaeological collections from southern Illinois as well as the large Black Mesa collection from northern Arizona.

Application Deadline: August 14, 2017, or until filled.

Application Procedure: E-mail or mail application letter that summarizes your administrative and teaching experiences, research interests, publication record, and potential contribution to the Center and department along with your curriculum vita and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Mark J. Wagner
Chair, Search Committee
Center for Archaeological Investigations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive, Mail Code 4527
Carbondale, IL 62901

E-mail: mjwagner@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-5055

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.