postgraduate opportunities in archaeology

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Postdoc opportunities in archaeology

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

NEW [posted 19 May 2019]
project DHARMA (The Domestication of “Hindu” Asceticism and the Religious Making of South and Southeast Asia)
Postdoctoral researcher M/F in South Asian archaeology
Closing date: not specified (posted 14 May 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 4 June 2019)

NEW [posted 19 May 2019]
PaleoCet project
Researcher in bioarchéologie
The aim of the PaleoCet project is to analyse whale exploitation by paleolithic hunter-gatherers in Europe, focusing on the Magdalenian of the northern Atlantic coast around the Bay of Biscay. The postdoc will prepare the bone micro-samples (from collagen extraction to combustion and graphitization) for radiocarbon dating, in conjunction with the compact ECHoMICADAS accelerator (LSCE, Saclay).
Closing date: not specified (posted 13 May 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 3 June 2019)

[posted 6 May 2019]
Koç University
project “Industrialisation and Urban Growth from the mid-nineteenth century Ottoman Empire to Contemporary Turkey in a Comparative Perspective, 1850-2000” (UrbanOccupationsOETR)
GEOMATICS Research Fellow / Postdoctoral Researcher
for geospatial data analysis and spatial statistics (a geospatial expert, a geomatic engineer, a cartographic engineer, a geographer, an archaeologist, a soil scientist, or a person with a recently completed PhD in one of these or a related fields)
Closing date: open until filled (posted 6 May 2019)

[posted 2 May 2019]
project DeerPal «Humans and deer during the Palaeolithic: integrating the variability of prey ecology and ethology in the investigation of past human – environment interactions»
Post-doctoral researcher in dental micro-wear texture analysis
Closing date: not specified (posted 1 May 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 22 May 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. =
primary: =
Closing date: 1 September 2019 (advert at Euraxess expires 10 April 2019?)

NEW [posted 24 May 2019]
University of Copenhagen
project ‘TIMBER’ Northern Europe’s timber resource – chronology, origin and exploitation
Postdoctoral position in ancient plant genomics
Closing date: 1 July 2019

NEW [posted 19 May 2019]
University of St Andrews
School of History
“Identifying the Blocks that Build Global History in the Middle Ages” project
Research Fellow in Early Mediaeval History
working on any topic related to the areas covered by this project, i.e. Europe, China, India and the Middle East (including North Africa)
Closing date: 17 June 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

[posted 13 May 2019]
Université de Fribourg
Locus Ludi project
Research assistant with postdoctoral position
The postdoc collaborator will work for the subproject (b) on archaeological sources, completing the reflections on East and West practices (first focus), as well as addressing the question of games in liminal places, especially in funerary context (second focus).
Closing date: 11 June 2019

NEW [posted 24 May 2019]
Università degli Studi di Siena
“Grotte Project: The gulf of Portoferraio and the Roman villas (Elba Island, Tuscany)”
Closing date: 10 June 2019

NEW [posted 22 May 2019]
University of Vienna
Institut für Orientalistik (conventionally: Department of Near Eastern Studies)
University Assistant (post doc)
Preparing / writing a habilitation thesis – Independent teaching of courses (Ancient Near Eastern history, cultural history, archaeology)
Closing date: 9 June 2019

[posted 7 May 2019]
1) “Methodologies for Studying Ancient Landscape”
2) SSD L-ANT/03 “Historiography and Society in Late Antiquity”
Closing date: 7 June 2019

[posted 9 May 2019]
Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali – CNR
“DIFFONDO 3.0 – Digitalizzazione e Fruizione del Fondo beNeDettinO”
Survey and analysis on the impact of communication in the valorisation and promotion of scientific research on the historical-archaeological and documentary heritage
Closing date: 6 June 2019

[posted 7 May 2019]
University of East Anglia
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, School of History
project ‘Warhorse: the Archaeology of a Military Revolution?’
Senior Research Associate
particular expertise in archival research and the transcription of medieval documents as well as more general historical research skills.
Closing date: 5 June 2019

NEW [posted 24 May 2019]
University of Copenhagen
Postdoctoral position, Medieval Pathogen Palaeogenomics
Closing date: 3 June 2019

NEW [posted 22 May 2019]
Sassari University
Dipartimento di Storia, Scienze dell’Uomo e della Formazione
“Landscape archaeology, experimental archaeology and community archaeology in the territory of Siamanna (Oristano- Sardinia)”
Closing date: 3 June 2019

EXTENDED [posted 20 April 2019; re-posted 11 May 2019]
Robert Gordon University
School of Computing
Research Assistant – Virtual and Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage
Closing date: 2 June 2019 (i.e. extended from 10 May 2019)

[posted 3 May 2019]
Newcastle University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Arts & Cultures
“en/counter/points: (re)negotiating belonging through culture and contact in public space and place”
Research Associate
in Museum/Heritage Studies, public history/contemporary history, anthropology, or a cognate discipline
Closing date: 2 June 2019

[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

[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
[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

[posted 20 April 2019]
Université Toulouse
MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Inteface between Religious Systems and Human Agency)
Post-Doctorant = postdoc
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. = The postdoc will exploit the epithets attributed to the gods in Western Semitic texts (Hebrew, Aramaic, Phoenician and Punic), thus taking part in one of the two areas covered by the project : the Greek world (2 postdocs) and the Western Semitic world (2 postdocs, including the one recruited via this call), embracing a longue durée perspective from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. [French]
Closing date: 31 May 2019

[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

[posted 4 May 2019]
Università degli Studi di Padova
Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
1) researcher 10/A1 L-ANT/04 NUMISMATICA
in modo particolare agli aspetti teorici e metodologici della Numismatica antica e medievale, con particolare attenzione al ruolo delle monete nel contesto archelogico.
primary: &
2) researcher 10/A1 L-ANT/09 Topografia antica
in modo particolare allo studio degli assetti territoriali (reti stradali, sistemi agrari, popolamento, relazione uomo-ambiente) di ambito classico (in particolare greco e romano)
primary: &
Closing date: 30 May 2019

NEW [posted 24 May 2019]
Uppsala University
Researcher in ancient metagenomics
The appointed candidate will be working on producing and analyzing shotgun sequences from dental calculus specimens of several mammalian species. The duties include collection of dental calculus samples from museum and archaeological specimens
Closing date: 29 May 2019

[posted 29 April 2019]
University of Glasgow
School of Engineering
project ‘From the Golden Age to the Digital Age: Modelling and Monitoring Historic Tapestries’
Research Assistant
Closing date: 29 May 2019

[posted 11 May 2019]
Università degli Studi di Verona
Dipartimento di Culture e Civiltà
“History of the northern part of the Pian della Regina, in Tarquinia, through recent archaeological anf geophysical research”
The project focuses in the Roman phase of the Tarquinian history by means of a study in archaeology and topography of the Civita, i.e. the site of the ancient city, and in particular the northern part of the Pian della Regina.
primary: &
Closing date: 28 May 2019

[posted 25 April 2019]
University of Cambridge
Department of Archaeology
A.G. Leventis Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in African Archaeology
The overall objectives of the fellowship are to strengthen research in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa, and to build longer-term research collaboration with partners on the African continent.
Closing date: 27 May 2019

NEW [posted 22 May 2019]
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Recognised Researcher
in archaeological research projects using organic geochemical techniques of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
Closing date: 24 May 2019

[posted 26 April 2019]
University of Wyoming
Post Doc Res Assoc
Perform research in area of responsibility and develop a comprehensive regional prehistoric context and research design for the Guernsey area, which includes the Wyoming Military’s Joint training Area at Camp Guernsey, Platte County, Wyoming.
Closing date: 24 May 2019

[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



Open after start of review (in descending order)

[posted 17 April 2019]
University of Zurich
Institute of Evolutionary Medicine
Postdoc Position in Human Evolutionary Ecology
Closing date: 6 May 2019 (or open until filled)

[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 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)

2 responses 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.

  2. archdox April 26, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful resource Erik!

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