postgraduate opportunities in archaeology

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Postdoc opportunities in archaeology

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

[posted 13 April 2019]
ANR FABRICAMAG (The factory of Antiquity in Maghreb: archaeologies and heritages in Algeria, Tunisia and Marocco)
Postdoctoral Researcher in History
the postdocral fellow will carry out document researches on ancient and archaeological Maghreb UNESCO World Heritage sites: Djemila, Tipasa and Timgad (Algeria), Carthage, Kerkouane, Dougga and El Jem (Tunisia), Volubilis and Chellah (Marocco).
Closing date: not specified (posted 12 April 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 3 May 2019)

[posted 19 March 2019]
University of Georgia
Laboratory of Archaeology
Post-doctoral Research Associate in Geographic Information Systems and Computer Modeling in Archaeology.
The primary role of the individual will be to collaborate with the Laboratory Director and the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resource on modeling and risk assessment for archaeological sites in Georgia.
Closing date: not specified (posted 19 March 2019)

[posted 14 March 2019]
University of the South
residential postdoctoral fellowship in Historical Archaeology
with a focus on the study of the U.S. South
Closing date: not specified (posted 13 March 2019)

[posted 27 February 2019]
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Anthropology
PostDoc Scholar in Bone Biomechanics and Skeletal Variation
Closing date: open until filled (posted 26 February 2019)

[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)

[posted 21 March 2019]
CNRS- Bordeaux University
postdoc position Biological and Cultural Evolution during the Early Neolithic = Evolution biologique et culturelle au cours de la transition Mésolithique-Néolithique
primary role in the processing and management of genomic data (both ancient and modern), as well as the development of methods to jointly study the archaeological and genetic data. =
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Closing date: 1 September 2019 (advert at Euraxess expires 10 April 2019?)

[posted 12 April 2019]
Trinity College Dublin
ADAPT Centre
FoodCult Project “Mapping Diet: Comparative Foodways in Early Modern Ireland”
Research Fellow in Knowledge Extraction for Digital Humanities
The researcher will be responsible for investigating approaches to the automated extraction of knowledge from various sources, including archaeological site reports, primary historical manuscript sources and historical databases. This research will involve the application of NLP techniques including Named Entity Recognition and Entity Linking to extract and represent the information related to diet in early modern Ireland contained in the collections.
Closing date: 12 June 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
“Resilience and Adaptation in Drylands. Identifying past water management practices for drought-resistant crops”
research position in stable isotopes analysis in plants
in Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, Archaeobotany, or related fields, with a specialisation on analysis of stable isotopes in plants.
Closing date: 2 June 2019

NEW [posted 15 April 2019]
Université de Lille
“DANUBIUS. Ecclesiastical Organisation and Christian Topography of the Lower Danube during Late Antiquity (3rd-8th Centuries)”
1) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Late Antiquity – ARCHAEOLOGY and GIS
NEW [posted 16 April 2019]
2) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Late Antiquity – PROSOPOGRAPHY and EPIGRAPHY
The main functions of this position will be contributing to the prosopographical database on the Dioecesis Thraciarum, as well as the database of epigraphic sources on the Christianisation of the Lower Danube, between the 3rdand 8thcenturies.
Closing date: 1 June 2019

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
Université Toulouse
MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Inteface between Religious Systems and Human Agency)
Le post-doctorant travaillera sur les épithètes divines dans les textes ouest-sémitiques (hébreu, araméen, phénicien et punique) s’inscrivant ainsi dans l’un des deux terrains d’enquête retenus pour le projet : le monde grec (2 postdoc) et le monde sémitique de l’ouest (2 post-doc, dont celui recruté à la suite de cet appel), dans la longue durée,de 1000 av. n.è. à 400 de n.è.
Closing date: 31 May 2019

NEW [posted 14 April 2019]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
‘Lise Meitner’ Pan African Evolution Research Group (Pan-Ev)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Machine Learning and Modelling
Closing date: 31 May 2019

NEW [posted 14 April 2019]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Department of Archaeology
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ancient Proteins
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Palaeoenvironmental Biomarkers
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Geoarchaeology
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Global Markers of the Anthropocene Project
The project seeks to develop globally comparative datasets of post-Pleistocene human impacts, drawing on field archaeological and laboratory science methodologies.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pleistocene Archaeology
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Radiocarbon Dating
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Zooarchaeology
Closing date: 24 May 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
1) “Female amber ornaments in the central-eastern Mediterranean during the first millennium BC”
2) “Velia in Imperial Age: stratigraphic sequence study and statistic-quantitative analysis of ceramic assemblages”
Closing date: 17 May 2019

NEW [posted 15 April 2019]
University of Reading
School of Archaeology Geography and Environment Science
Research Fellow in Material Science
in archaeological material science, particularly in how technological processes and change are elucidated using material characterisation and/or imaging to address significant archaeological questions. There is scope for those with specialisms in the technological or functional investigation of a range of materials including ceramics, metals, vitreous materials, bone, ivory, textiles and other organic resources/residues
Closing date: 15 May 2019

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)

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
British Library
Post-doctoral Internship – Medieval Manuscripts
Closing date: 13 May 2019

NEW [posted 14 April 2019]
Politecnico di Milano
History of architecture and cultural heritage
Fragile territories: research in the field of history, preservation and enhancement of the architectural patrimony, built heritage, cultural landscape.
Closing date: 13 May 2019

[posted 13 April 2019]
Stockholm University
Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory
Postdoctoral Fellow in Osteoarchaeology
Closing date: 12 May 2019

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
“Supervised Learning Techniques for the Classification of Cultural Heritage Documents”
with special emphasis on reports on archaeological excavations
Closing date: 10 May 2019

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
Robert Gordon University
School of Computing
Research Assistant – Virtual and Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage
Closing date: 10 May 2019

NEW [posted 19 April 2019]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Römisch-Germanische Kommission
wissenschaftlicher Projektmitarbeiter (m/w/d)
im Fach Prähistorische oder Provinzialrömische Archäologie mit Forschungsschwerpunkt im Bereich archäologische Klassifikation und Methoden. Der Aufgabenbereich umfasst die Koordination der Normdaten-Entwicklung für Fund und Befund-Klassifikationen.
Closing date: 9 May 2019

NEW [posted 17 April 2019]
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Theologische Fakultät
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d)
im Fach Altes Testament mit einem Schwerpunkt im Bereich der Biblischen Archäologie/Palästina-Archäologie
Closing date: 9 May 2019

[posted 13 April 2019]
Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
Betreuen der deutschen Münzen der Neuzeit, der Medaillen im deutschsprachigem Raum und der Sammlung historischer Münzwerkzeuge
Closing date: 9 May 2019

[posted 10 April 2019]
University of Bristol
School of Humanities
Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
A.G. Leventis Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ancient Greek Studies
any specialisation within the broad field of ancient Greek studies
Closing date: 8 May 2019

[posted 13 April 2019]
University of Copenhagen
PROTEIOS (Niels Bohr Chair in Palaeoproteomics)
Research Assistant at the Palaeoproteomics group
Closing date: 7 May 2019

[posted 8 April 2019]
University of East Anglia
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Research Fellow, Centre for Archaeology and Heritage
archaeology and heritage management in particular is essential. Interest in Japanese archaeology is also essential.
Closing date: 7 May 2019

NEW [posted 17 April 2019]
University of Zurich
Institute of Evolutionary Medicine
Postdoc Position in Human Evolutionary Ecology
Closing date: 6 May 2019

NEW [posted 15 April 2019]
British Library
Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots Exhibition Project Curator
in sixteenth-century British history or other directly relevant field
Closing date: 6 May 2019

[posted 6 April 2019]
Kiel University
Cluster of Excellence ROOTS
Nine Research Associate Positions
01RA Research Associate Position: Dendro-Archaeology
02RA Research Associate Position: Socio-Environmental Interactions in the Wadden Seas
Profile: Geoarchaeology, Geophysics and Archaeology
03RA Research Associate Position: Computational Biology
with a focus on ancient DNA (aDNA)
04RA Research Associate Position: Ancient Plant Genomics
05RA Research Associate Position: Networks of knowledge from Northern Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond
06RA Research Associate Positions in Urban Agency and Perception / Classical or Late Antique Archaeology
Profile: Classical Archaeology, Late Antique Archaeology
07RA Research Associate Positions in Urban Agency and Perception / Medieval Archaeology
Profile: Medieval Archaeology
08RA Research Associate Position: Quantification of social inequality in prehistoric societies
Profile: Prehistoric Archaeology, Economics, Archaeoinformatics
09RA Research Associate Position: Protohistoric Conflicts and Conciliations
Profile: Protohistoric Archaeology
The post holder is invited to plan and conduct archaeological research on conflict indicators of conflict scenarios in the first Millennium AD in the Baltic Region and/or in Eastern Europe.
Closing date: 6 May 2019

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
“Riproduzione di ricette alchemiche”
The project is devoted to the study of alchemical recipes as it appeared and developed in distinct, albeit contiguous (both chronologically and geographically) areas: Graeco-Roman Egypt, Byzantium, and the Near East, from ancient Babylonian times to the early Islamic period.
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Closing date: 3 May 2019

[posted 7 April 2019]
Università degli Studi di Padova
Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
storia medievale, in particolare sul periodo alto e medio medievale (secoli VI-XII)
primary: &
Closing date: 2 May 2019

[posted 7 April 2019]
La Sapienza
NOTAE Project
“Graphic Symbols in greek pragmatic literacy of Late Antiquity”
Closing date: 2 May 2019

[posted 4 April 2019]
University of Bristol
School of Arts
project “Doctrine, devotion, and cultural expression in the cults of medieval Iberian saints”
Research Associate in Medieval History, Art History and/or Material Culture
Closing date: 2 May 2019

[posted 31 March 2019]
Uppsala University
Postdoc in population genomics and human history in Africa
Closing date: 1 May 2019

NEW [posted 14 April 2019]
Scuola Normale Superiore
“The Artistic Patronage of the Parte Guelfa in Late Medieval Florence: the Visual Propaganda of the Power”
The candidate is expected to investigate the history, architecture and function of the Palazzo dei Capitani di Parte Guelfa, and to understand the meaning of its lost pictorial decoration, thanks to literary evidence and other sources, as well as the heraldic ones.
Closing date: 30 April 2019

[posted 27 March 2019]
University of Cambridge
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Senior Assistant Curator in Archaeology
in a region other than Europe; preference may be given to a candidate with expertise in Africa or in South America.
Closing date: 30 April 2019

EXTENDED [posted 1 March 2019; re-posted 14 March 2019]
University of Manchester
project “Living on the Edge: experiences and responses to Europe’s changing borderlands”
Research Associate
in early modern history (ideally with a focus on fifteenth and/or sixteenth century Portugal); research relating to Portuguese experiences of encounter and exchange – especially in West Africa.
Closing date: 30 April 2019 (i.e. extended from 13 March 2019)

[posted 13 March 2019]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena
Department of Archaeogenetics
Post-doctoral position in immunogenetics
with a focus on immune gene variation in ancient human populations. Analyses will involve quantitation of allelic variation at genome wide loci through time and space, with an emphasis on adaptation and selective pressures related to changing disease landscapes.
Closing date: 30 April 2019

[posted 2 April 2019]
Università degli Studi di Trieste
“The Roman Aquileia mint (ca.294-402/3) and the coins from the excavations on the site of Aquileia (first half of the 20th century)”
Closing date: 29 April 2019

[posted 31 March 2019]
University of Copenhagen
Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre (LFGGC)
Postdoctoral fellowships in paleogenomics (2 positions)
Closing date: 29 April 2019

[posted 27 March 2019]
University of Manchester
Science & Engineering
Research Associate in Palaeolithic Archaeology/Anthropology
investigating the co-evolution of human hands and early tool using behavior. The project involves the experimental analysis of archaeological tool manufacture and use in human subjects as well as undertaking comparative morphological and mechanical analyses across a range of primate species.
Closing date: 29 April 2019

[posted 28 March 2019]
University of Exeter
College of Humanities
Leventis Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies
on any aspect of ancient Greek culture (e.g. art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, scholarship, social/political practice) that falls within either the Centre for Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society or the Centre for Knowledge in Culture in Antiquity and Beyond.
Closing date: 28 April 2019

[posted 21 March 2019]
University of Oslo
Department of Cultural studies and Oriental languages (IKOS)
The Heritage Experience Initiative (HEI) & working group E-Heritage
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Digital Heritage and Cultural History
in cultural history, museology and heritage studies – or similar – relevant for the project. Of specific interest are analyses of the use of virtual reality and social media in the heritage sector.
Closing date: 28 April 2019

[posted 25 February 2019]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik(AEK München)
Wissenschaftlicher Referent  (m/w/d)
im Bereich der griechischen Numismatik bzw. des östlichen Mittelmeerraumes
Closing date: 28 April 2019

NEW [posted 16 April 2019]
Université Grenoble Alpes
Laboratoire Universitaire Histoire Cultures Italie Europe (LUHCIE)
Post doctoral positon – Inscriptions and architecture: analysis and visualization of blocks in a perspective of monumental restitution in 3D (Vaison – la – Romaine: theater, funerary monuments)
Closing date: 26 April 2019

[posted 28 March 2019]
Università degli studi Chieti-Pescara
The researcher will be engaged in research activities in Physical and Forensic Anthropology with particular attention to Dental Anthropology. The researcher will have to carry out both studies on the paleobiology of ancient human populations, and studies on personal identification and reconstruction of the anatomical variability and biological profile from human remains, in particular of forensic interest.
Closing date: 25 April 2019

[posted 10 April 2019]
University of Bath
project ‘Mobilising historical flood data for use in contemporary flood risk assessments’
Research Associate
Closing date: 24 April 2019

[posted 7 April 2019]
Scuola Normale Superiore
“Works and sources. Franciscan churches in Tuscany (XIII-XV centuries)”
The research has a strictly historical-artistic nature and requires a deep knowledge of the ecclesiastical network of the Franciscan Conventuals in Tuscany between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. In fact, we intend to study the relationship between the medieval decoration (frescoes, altarpieces, sculptures) and the function of the different liturgical spaces before the Catholic Reformation.
Closing date: 24 April 2019

[posted 3 April 2019]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Römisch-Germanische Kommission (RGK Frankfurt)
„Resilienzfaktoren in diachroner und interkultureller Perspektive – Was macht den Menschen widerstandsfähig?“
Wissenschaftlicher Projektmitarbeiter (m/w/d)
Durchführung projektrelevanter eigener Forschungen zu Resilienzfaktoren bei der Bewältigung der Stresssituation Tod und deren Nachweismöglichkeiten anhand von Bestattungen; im Fach Ur- und Frühgeschichte; im Bereich der Gräberarchäologie
Closing date: 23 April 2019

NEW [posted 17 April 2019]
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
with a background in archaeology and physical anthropology. Teaching responsibilities include ANTH 102 “World Prehistory” and ANTH 206 “Early Cities.”
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 22 April 2019, or 26 April 2019 at AAA?)

[posted 3 March 2019]
University of Antwerp
Faculty of Design Sciences
Tenured academic staff, Critical Heritage Studies
in the area of sustainable heritage care and/or critical heritage theory.
Closing date: 21 April 2019

EXTENDED [posted 21 March 2019; re-posted 8 April 2019]
University of Oslo
project “VIKINGS: Volcanic Eruptions and their Impacts on Climate, Environment, and Viking Society in 500-1250 CE”
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Meteorology/ Climate
Closing date: 20 April 2019 (i.e. extended from 7 April 2019)

[posted 23 March 2019]
Università degli Studi del Molise
Progetto CUDIMHA Sviluppo di curriculum: un master innovativo in storia e archeologia (Curriculum Development: An Innovative Master in History and Archaeology)
Ricerca dal  titolo “Lessico specialistico e le nuove tecnologie digitali come strumenti per la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale. Un glossario per la trasmissione delle conoscenze storico-archeologiche della Tunisia romana e tardoantica”
primary: &
Closing date: 20 April 2019



Open after start of review (in descending order)

[posted 17 February 2019]
Brown University
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Archaeology and the Ancient World
two available positions, for which we are seeking individuals whose work is defined by or focuses on: 1) innovative approaches to the archeology of the ancient Near East, especially the regions of Mesopotamia, the Levant, and/or Anatolia; 2) the archaeology of any region or time period that augments or complements the present strengths of Joukowsky Institute faculty research and teaching.
Closing date: 26 March 2019 (for full consideration)

[posted 21 December 2018]
Brown University
Department of Anthropology and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Social Bioarchaeology
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 15 February 2019)

[posted 21 November 2018]
University of Chicago
Oriental Institute
Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program
on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 28 January 2019)

One response to “Postdoc opportunities in archaeology

  1. Lesley February 4, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    This is awesome. Thank you Erik. Much appreciation for your efforts.

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