postgraduate opportunities in archaeology

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Postdoc opportunities in archaeology

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

[posted 19 June 2018]
Middle East Technical University
project “NEOGENE: Archaeogenomic analysis of genetic and cultural interactions in Neolithic Anatolian societies”
Postdoc and PhD positions in archaeogenomics, population genetics, bioarchaeology, and archaeological modeling
Closing date: open until filled (posted 6 June 2018)

[posted 17 January 2018]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
department for Archaeogenetics
Postdoc in Population Genetics
The candidate’s job will be the analysis of human genomic data from ancient and modern samples to reconstruct population history. The goal is to understand genetic diversity and substructure of Neolithic and Bronze Age populations, with a particular emphasis on West- Eurasia.
Closing date: not specified (posted January 2018)

[posted 22 November 2017]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Transmission, Infection, Diversification & Evolution Group (TIDE)
1) “Epidemic dynamics of ancient disease outbreaks”
one PhD and one Postdoctoral position
2) The “phylodynamics” of language evolution
one PhD and one Postdoctoral position
Closing date: not specified (posted November 2017)


Closing date (in descending order)

NEXT [re-posted 16 May 2018]
AIEGL = Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine
Géza Alföldy stipends
The Grant is intended to support early career scholars in conducting epigraphic research abroad (including e.g. field study of inscriptions) for a period of one to two months.
Closing date: 15 May 2019 (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2018]
Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (SSCLE)
The essay should be on any aspect of history, art history or archaeology of the Crusader period or otherwise relating to Crusader studies.
Closing date: 1 December 2018?

[posted 26 June 2018]
Uppsala University
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
project “Contesting Marginality: The Boreal Forest of Inland Scandinavia and the Worlds Outside, AD – 1500 AD”
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in palaeoecology
compile and study existing and new pollen archives in combination with studies of current vegetation in boreal forest environments.
Closing date: 31 October 2018

[posted 14 June 2018]
University of Oxford
Faculty of Oriental Studies
Wainwright Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Fellow will carry out a significant piece of publishable research into the non-classical archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East (from Morocco to Afghanistan).
Wainwright Early Career Fellow
The Fellow will carry out research into the non-classical archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East (from Morocco to Afghanistan).
Closing date: 1 October 2018

[posted 4 July 2018]
University of Oklahoma
Department of Anthropology
Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research
Post-Doctoral Researcher
project entitled “Quantifying and Qualifying the Influence of Standard Laboratory Procedures on Aged, Degraded, and/or Low Copy Number DNA”, as well as to various on-going ancient DNA projects.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 1 September 2018)

[posted 29 June 2018]
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
project “TerrACE – Terrace Archaeology and Culture in Europe”
Postdoctoral Fellow
This project will employ both new and traditional geoarchaeological techniques (aDNA, OSL, cosmogenics, phytoliths, soil C, soil micromorphology and remote sensing) on deep soil sequences from agricultural terraces and lynchets in Norway, Britain, Belgium, France, Italy and Greece.
Closing date: 1 September 2018

NEW [posted 9 July 2018]
Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES)
project PALEODEM, “Late Glacial and Postglacial Population History and Cultural Transmission in Iberia (c.15,000-8000 cal BP)”
Post-doctoral position in Network analysis and modelling
Closing date: 31 August 2018

[posted 7 July 2018]
University of Bergen (UiB)
SapienCE (CoE) project
Postdoctoral Fellow in regional climate modeling and analysis
The selected candidate will develop and conduct innovative regional climate modeling experiments, which will allow for a more robust understanding of local-regional scale climate conditions over Southern Africa ~100-50 ka. Furthermore, the fellow will, through collaborations with other researchers at the centre, help elucidate the crucial links between climate reconstructions, archaeological evidence and early human behaviour.
Closing date: 20 August 2018

NEW [posted 13 July 2018]
University of Exeter
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The successful applicant will establish ecological baselines for degraded Andean forests and assess resilience to environmental change and human disturbance.  The post will include research to contribute to the palaeoecological component of the project including reconstruction of vegetation change and fire regimes over the past 20,000 years using pollen, charcoal, and sediment analyses on lake and soil sediment cores.
Closing date: 12 August 2018

NEW [posted 13 July 2018]
University of Bradford
Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
Lost Frontiers project
1) Mesolithic/Neolithic Research Assistant
fitting the project’s results into the wider context of the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods of the UK and North-West Europe. Collating data from a variety of different sources, including from geophysical surveys, environmental analysis and computersimulations, and presenting this data within the context of early Holocene North-West Europe.
2) Environmental Modelling Research Assistant
collating existing multi-proxy environmental data into models that can be used by our computer simulation team.
3) Seismic Mapping Research Associate
collating existing seismic maps of the Holocene landscape of Doggerland as well as producing new maps from recently acquired seismic data.
Closing date: 11 August 2018

[posted 19 June 2018]
University of Cambridge
Project “Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS)
CREWS Visiting Fellowship Scheme
Visiting Fellowship focused on the study of ancient writing systems
Closing date: 10 August 2018

NEW [posted 11 July 2018]
University of Oxford
Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
project “Anachronism and Antiquity”
Research Assistant
Closing date: 6 August 2018

NEW [posted 11 July 2018]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in an der RGK
im Bereich der wissenschaftlichen Fundanalyse, non- und minimal-invasiver Landschaftsarchäologie und Archäometrie; im Fach Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Closing date: 31 July 2018

[posted 21 June 2018]
Austrian Academy of Sciences
The Austrian Archaeological Institute (ÖAI)
research group „Archaeological Building Research and Cultural Heritage“
in archaeological building research
Closing date: 31 July 2018

[posted 28 June 2018]
Austrian Academy of Sciences
The Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA)
Project “Beyond Politics: Material Culture in Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia”
Post-doc position
It is expected the successful applicant will conduct research on a region in Egypt or Nubia related to the aims of the project. Beyond Politics is a project devoted to understanding regional developments of material culture in the SIP beyond the political paradigm.
Closing date: 28 July 2018

NEW [posted 8 July 2018]
Polish Academy of Sciences
Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute History
Research Associate
in medieval history.
Closing date: 26 July 2018

[posted 4 July 2018]
Gemäldegalerie, die Skulpturensammlung, das Kupferstichkabinett und das Kunstgewerbemuseum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Ausstellung „Spätgotik“ (Arbeitstitel)
wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
der Kunstgeschichte, idealerweise mit dem Schwerpunkt spätgotische Kunst nördlich der Alpen
Closing date: 23 July 2018

[posted 23 June 2018]
University of Cambridge
Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World project
Research Associate
in Greek history or archaeology
Closing date: 23 July 2018

[posted 4 July 2018]
Universität Regensburg
Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
im Bereich der Alten Geschichte
Closing date: 20 July 2018

[posted 3 July 2018]
Università degli Studi di Siena
Dipartimento SFTA
“Database of geological 1.10.000 scale map of the Grosseto Metalliferous Hills technological and archaeological Park”
Closing date: 19 July 2018

[posted 4 July 2018]
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Institut für Klassische Altertumskunde
Abteilung Alte Geschichte
wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiterin/ Mitarbeiter
mit Zielrichtung Habilitation; in Alter Geschichte (idealerweise in Kombination mit einem weiteren altertumswissenschaftlichen Fach. Interessenschwerpunkte in einem (oder mehreren) der folgenden Themenbereiche: Kulturkontakte zwischen Orient und Mittelmeerraum in der Klassischen Antike; Griechische Geschichte; Epigraphik; antike Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte.
Closing date: 17 July 2018

[posted 6 July 2018]
Universitat de Barcelona
Project ARTSOUNDSCAPES “The sound of special places: exploring rock art soundscapes and the sacred”
Junior Post-doctoral Researcher in Archaeoacoustics
Closing date: 16 July 2018

[posted 4 July 2018]
Museum für Islamische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
im Fach Islamische Kunstgeschichte bzw. Islamische Archäologie
Closing date: 16 July 2018

[posted 30 June 2018]
Università degli Studi di Sassari
“Nuragic Archaeology. A database and handbook construction for dissemination”
in the fields of later prehistory, specifically of Sardinia and Mediterranean area
Closing date: 16 July 2018

[posted 12 June 2018]
Queen’s University Belfast
School of Natural and Built Environment
PERICLES project
Research Fellow
in maritime cultural heritage, cultural geography and research methods and techniques; to undertake research and fieldwork focusing on project deliverables tasked to Queen’s University Belfast through the PERICLES programme. This project aims to develop effective mitigation options to ensure cultural heritage preservation by mapping, characterising and assessing the risks facing cultural heritage.
Closing date: 16 July 2018

[posted 3 July 2018]
Università degli Studi di Siena
Dipartimento di Scienze storiche e dei beni culturali
progetto “Caratterizzazione ed evoluzione delle pratiche di sfruttamento animale nella Toscana meridionale durante il Medioevo (VII – XII secolo d.C.)”
Closing date: 15 July 2018

[posted 19 June 2018]
University of Toronto Mississauga
Department of Visual Studies
postdoctoral fellowship in medieval art, with a focus on Digital Humanities and web-based technologies.
Closing date: 15 July 2018

[posted 13 June 2018]
University of Cambridge
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Postdoctoral Research Associate in ancient and historical land use, water use and water management in India
The Research Associate will collect data on ancient and historical land cover, crop use/diversity, water availability and water use in northwest India (Haryana, Punjab and northern Rajasthan) and south India (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) by compiling available archaeological, palaeoclimate and historical data sets.
Closing date: 15 July 2018

[posted 14 May 2018]
Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon
Post-doctoral researcher on “Early bullion and Athenian imitation owls”
Isotopes (silver and lead) and trace elements analysis of Hacksilber (cut pieces of silver) hoards and non-Attic silver owls
Closing date: 14 July 2018



Open after start of review (in descending order)

[posted 6 June 2018]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Departments of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences & Materials Science and Engineering
Postdoc in Archaeology and Geoscience
focused on river systems and agriculture in the ancient Amazon Basin.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 15 June 2018)


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