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Project Archaeologist

The Applied Anthropology Laboratories has an opening for a Project Archaeologist position.  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. 

The Project Archaeologist position as a Full-Time, Professional Staff, benefits-eligible position.

The Applied Anthropology Laboratories (AAL) continues its >40-year history providing experiential learning opportunities for students in Anthropology and related disciplines. AAL prepares Ball State students for a variety of jobs through paid opportunities to work with community partners.The AAL makes substantive contributions to four of the five goals of Destination 2040: Our Flight Path, advancing student preparation and impactful research while engaging a variety of external community partners.

AAL’s mission is to provide students experience in their chosen field, aiding them in translating classroom ideas into action, building transferable skills, and paving the way to fulfilling careers. To accomplish this, AAL staff maintain a diverse array of externally contracts and grants generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding annually. These funded projects create various applied performance opportunities for students.

Our motto is “Learn. Work. Discover.” This really captures the opportunities we provide to our students. Students learn how to work in their chosen field while making new scholarly discoveries, all while providing valuable services and products to outside community partners.

The AAL teaches students how to be professionals, preparing them for fulfilling careers while advancing many different community engaged projects. From working with American Indian tribes to publicly present a more accurate interpretation of their history, to helping communities and private firms comply with federal regulations to make desired economic development improvements, to helping local historical societies manage their collections and interpretations for their audiences. We are student-focused. We are community-engaged. We conduct high quality research. We #LearnWorkDiscover! We Fly!

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin C. Nolan, Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The posting and more information is located on AAL's website here.

Project Review Manager – Archaeology

Project Review Manager – Archaeology

Resource Protection & Review

State Historic Preservation Office

Project Review Managers are responsible for assessing the effects of federally assisted projects to historic properties, pursuant to Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act; advising and educating agency staff and others about the 106 review process; reviewing state and local projects. 

Position Status: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: $41,600 - $49,500 per year

Posting Close Date: 4/30/2021

Application Instructions: Submit Resume/CV and professional cover letter through Ohio History Connection careers website: 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze project documentation to determine the eligibility of properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, effects to those properties, and provide comments and recommendations for the purpose of surveying and identifying historic properties
  • Review and comment on federal and state regulations; review surveys, data recovery plans, maps, drawings, photos, and other documentation; assess effects of regulations and projects to historic properties
  • Synthesize review results and clearly communicate the outcome in writing, meetings, and other communication media• Make site visits to evaluate effects of proposed projects on historic properties.
  • Negotiate agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties
  • Create and provide education and assistance to federal, state, and local agencies; individuals; companies; and organizations
  • Manage project submission files and enter data related to project review outcomes in tracking database; organize project file archives and conduct archive file research.

Education and/ or Experience:

  • A graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or a closely related field or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, 


  • Must meet professional qualification standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A in archaeology, anthropology or a closely related field. 


  • Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation and other federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.
  • Ability to review, understand, and implement technical data, engineering drawings and specifications, research sources, maps, and archeological documentation
  • Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research• Ability to use Microsoft Windows and Office applications including spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to use Geographic Information System software


Position Title Staff Archaeologist - Full Time

The Applied Anthropology Laboratories seeks a Staff Archaeologist candidate dedicatedto community outreach, education, and quality research. The successful candidate willwork with diverse students and community partners to prepare the future of archaeologyin Indiana, the Midwest, and beyond. Come #LearnWorkDiscover with us!

Position Function:  Aid the Director and Archaeologist in executing contract and grant archaeologyAid the Director and Archaeologist in executing contract and grant archaeologyprograms; supervise students in field and laboratory techniques; conduct AAL fieldprojects including analysis and report writing; prepare survey, testing, and subsurfacereconnaissance proposals for CRM.

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in anthropology, archaeology, or related field, from anBachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in anthropology, archaeology, or related field, from anaccredited institution.

Minimum Experience:  At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized trainingAt least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized trainingin archaeological research, administration, or management; at least four months ofsupervised field and analytic experience in general Midwestern archaeology.Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. Applicant must document that theymeet or exceed the minimum professional qualifications for a Field or LaboratorySupervisor under Indiana Code 14-21-1 and 312 IAC 21 (see

Preferred Education: Master’s degree (MA or MS) in anthropology, archaeology, or related field.

Preferred Experience:  One year of full-time professional experience in managing experiential learningOne year of full-time professional experience in managing experiential learningprograms; technical familiarity and proficiency with GIS (ArcGIS), GPS(Trimble/TerraSync), word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and remote sensingtechniques; demonstrated experience in the analysis of historic and prehistoric artifacts.

Preferred Other: Already listed on the Indiana Division of Archaeology and Historic Preservation’sQualified Professional roster.

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