postgraduate opportunities in archaeology

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Postdoc opportunities in archaeology

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

NEW [posted 20 October 2018]
Washington University in St Louis
School of Medicine
Anatomy Teaching Postdoc Position
Preference will be given to research areas of current faculty including Biological Anthropology, Paleoanthropology, Cranial and/or Dental Morphometrics, Bioinformatics, Comparative Neurobiology and other aspects of Neuroscience.
Closing date: open until filled (posted 19 October 2018)

NEW [posted 17 October 2018]
Institute of Research on Archeomaterials (IRAMAT)
project « CodikHum »
PostDoctoral researcher
The position requires high level skills in book history, paleography, and codicology for that period, as well as in the study of book materiality. The position warrants knowledge of and experience in non-destructive analysis of ancient materials (spectrometry and photocolorimetry).
Closing date: not specified (posted 16 October 2018; Euraxess ad expires 6 November 2018)

[posted 9 October 2018]
HiSoMA research centre
project “Desert Networks”
Senior research fellow in Toponymy of ancient and modern Egypt =
primary: [English] & [French]
Closing date: not specified (posted 8 October 2018; Euraxess ad expires 29 October 2018)

[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)


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)

[posted 28 July 2018]
University of Pittsburgh
Center for Comparative Archaeology
Visiting Scholar
Closing date: 8 February 2019

[posted 13 October 2018]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
1) Reisestipendium 2019/2020
Die Stipendiaten und Stipendiatinnen sollen sich durch einen längeren Aufenthalt in den Ländern des antiken Kulturbereichs eine gute Kenntnis der Topographie und vor allem der archäologischen Monumente und historischen Stätten verschaffen.
2) Wülfing‐Stipendium 2019/2020
Dieses ermöglicht jungen, an einer deutschen Hochschule promovierten Wissenschaftlern aus der Archäologie und ihren Nachbarwissenschaften eine achtmonatige Reise durch die Länder des antiken Kulturbereichs zum Zweck der allgemeinen Wissenserweiterung.
Closing date: 15 January 2019

[posted 7 October 2018]
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science
Fellowships and Research Associate Appointments
Closing date: 15 January 2019

[posted 26 September 2018]
International Catacomb Society
Shohet Scholars Grant Program
for research on the Ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Era to the Early Middle Ages
Closing date: 15 January 2019

NEW [posted 18 October 2018]
Johns Hopkins University
Department of the History of Art
Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow 2019-21
specializing in the arts of pre-Columbian cultures in North, Central, and/or South America. Preference will be given to scholars focused on Mesoamerica or other areas complementing the specialization and research of the Austen-Stokes Professor.
primary: &
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 17 December 2018)

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?

NEW [posted 16 October 2018]
University of Amsterdam
Project “The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Eurasia (1600-1850)”
Postdoctoral researcher Digital Spatial History/Digital Archaeology
researching, building and publishing 3D models of a selected number of early modern streetscapes; developing strategies for integrating the 3D models in historical GIS
Closing date: 21 November 2018

[posted 29 September 2018]
New York University
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Program, 2019-20
in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century CE, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome.
Closing date: 20 November 2018

[posted 6 October 2018]
University of Geneva
Dscribe = to develop a digital platform for the study and description of the typology of Greek documentary papyri.
1 postdoc in documentary papyrology
1 postdoc computer specialist in the Digital Humanities
1 PhD student in documentary papyrology
Closing date: 15 November 2018

NEW [posted 16 October 2018]
University of Exeter
project ‘Warhorse: the Archaeology of a Military Revolution?’
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The post will include zoo archaeological analysis.
Closing date: 12 November 2018

NEW [posted 15 October 2018]
University of Exeter
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
project “Community Archaeology in Rural Environments – Meeting Societal Challenges”
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The main purpose of the stream is to explore psychological outcomes of the “community test pit” archaeological excavation approach that actively involves local stakeholders in the excavation process and data interpretation. We aim to conduct a field experimental study in the Netherlands with communities taking part in the excavations, in order to understand psychological processes behind this community-based approach to archaeology.
Closing date: 11 November 2018

[posted 13 October 2018]
La Sapienza
1) “For an elaboration by GIS systems destined to the Atlas of Coptic Literature”
The project consists in working on historical and current cartography, in the re-elaboration of documentation of Egyptian archaeological excavations and in the management of geographical databases related to topographic and cartographic aspects.
2) “PER UNA CLASSIFICAZIONE DELLE LEGATURE DEI MANOSCRITTI COPTI: STUDIO STORICO E TIPOLOGICO” = “For a classification of the Coptic manuscripts: historical and typological study”
NEW [posted 14 October 2018]
3) “The Gospel of Thomas in the Historical Context of Early Christianity: The Text and its Reception”
Closing date: 11 November 2018

[posted 4 October 2018]
Stockholm University
Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Closing date: 5 November 2018

[posted 6 October 2018]
Tübingen University
Tübingen Prize for innovative research in Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology
Closing date: 1 November 2018 (wrongly 2019; awarded February 2019)

[posted 4 October 2018]
Australian National University
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP)
Research Fellow/Fellow in Archaeology (Paleoecology)
Closing date: 1 November 2018

[posted 29 September 2018]
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Akademischer Rat /Akademische Rätin im Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit (Postdoc) für Archäologie und materielle Kultur des frühen bis mittelalterlichen Chinas (Shang bis Tang) = Postdoctoral Researcher Archaeology and Material Culture of Early through Medieval China (Shang through Tang)
primary: [German]
Closing date: 1 November 2018 (or 15 November 2018, or open until filled?)

[posted 21 September 2018]
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Institut für Historische Landesforschung
„Vormoderne Fernhandelsstraßen und regionales Wegenetz in Norddeutschland. Schaffung einer digitalen Infrastruktur für wirtschaftshistorische Forschungsvorhaben“
wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in)
Closing date: 1 November 2018

[posted 19 September 2018]
Universität Augsburg
Projekt „Basileus eirenophylax – Friedenskultur(en) und monarchische Repräsentation in der hellenistischen Staatenwelt“
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Closing date: 1 November 2018

[posted 11 October 2018]
Universität Graz
Institute of Ancient History
University Assistant with doctorate
preferably in Roman History
primary (German):
primary (English):
Closing date: 31 October 2018

[posted 9 October 2018]
Politecnico di Bari
“Identification of a methodology for assessment of evolution phases and state of conservation of historical-architectural sites toward enhancement by VR7AR immersive environments”
Assessment of the cultural, archaeological, architectural, constructive, technological and functional characteristics of historical sites, with analysis of their weakness and potentiality in relation to their contexts, with specific focus on their material, functional and cultural values.
Closing date: 31 October 2018

[posted 2 October 2018]
Wageningen University & Research
project “Wetland Futures in Contested Environments: an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to wetland heritage in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Ireland” (WETFUTURES)
Post-doc ‘cultural heritage in Dutch wetland environments
Closing date: 31 October 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

NEW [posted 17 October 2018]
University at Buffalo
project “An integrative analysis of the primate skeleton.”
Postdoctoral Associate: Primate Morphological Integration – Anthropology
Closing date: 29 October 2018

[posted 13 October 2018]
Università degli studi di Padova
Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali
“MemO – The memory of objects. A multidisciplinary approach to the study, digitalisation and value enhancemet of Greek and South Italian pottery in Veneto”
primary: &
Closing date: 29 October 2018

[posted 11 October 2018]
Università degli Studi di Siena
“Middle Paleolithic settlement dynamics in central and southern Italy. Management of camps and relations with the territory of Neanderthal hunter-gatherer groups”
Closing date: 26 October 2018

[posted 12 September 2018]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Auslandsstipendium an der Abteilung Madrid
aus den archäologisch-altertumswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen mit geplantem Forschungsschwerpunkt auf dem Gebiet der iberischen Kultur (6. – 3. Jh. v. Chr.). Angesprochen sind daher insbesondere die Fachrichtungen der Klassischen Archäologie und Frühgeschichte
Closing date: 26 October 2018

[posted 11 September 2018]
University of Oxford
School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology
“The Consequences of Gene Flow between Wild and Domestic Populations during Livestock Evolution” project
Post-doctoral Research Assistant in Evolutionary Genomics of Wild and Domestic Pigs
Closing date: 26 October 2018

NEW [posted 14 October 2018]
Università degli Studi di Siena
“PROTEUS. An Interpretative Database of the Greek and Roman Mythical Lore”
Closing date: 25 October 2018

[posted 9 October 2018]
primary: &[54982]TutorColloquio.Htm
Closing date: 23 October 2018

[posted 7 October 2018]
ACOR Publication Fellowship – Temple of the Winged Lions
A strong research background in Nabataean archaeology or the Classical Near East is preferred.
Closing date: 22 October 2018

[posted 27 September 2018]
Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego
project “Cultural and natural heritage of the Białowieża Forest”
assistant post-doc
academic discipline: archaeology or geography
Closing date: 22 October 2018



Open after start of review (in descending order)

[posted 6 September 2018]
University of California, Los Angeles
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
in ethnoarchaeobotany or related field who will be also responsible for the programming and activities of the Ancient agriculture/Ethnoarchaeobotany Laboratory at the Institute. Preference will be given to a candidate conducting research in the Americas, but scholars working in all regions of the world are encouraged to apply.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 31 August 2018; extended to 10 September 2018)

[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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