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Postdoc opportunities in archaeology

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

[posted 7 July 2021]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
The Transmission, Infection, Diversification & Evolution Group (tide)
project “Epidemic dynamics of ancient disease outbreaks”
Postdoctoral Position in Epidemic Dynamics of Ancient Disease Outbreaks
Closing date: not specified (posted 6 July 2021)

[posted 28 April 2021]
University at Buffalo
Evolutionary and Anthropological Genomics Postdoctoral Associate
Closing date: open until filled (posted 26 April 2021)


Closing date (in descending order)

[posted 13 July 2021]
Università degli Studi di Udine
“From Udine to Iraq and back. Archaeological tales from the hearth of Ancient Assyria”
primary: &
Closing date: 17 September 2021

NEW [posted 21 July 2021]
University of Oxford – Pitt Rivers Museum
“Re-connecting ‘Objects’: Epistemic Plurality and Transformative Practices in and beyond Museums”
Post-Doctoral Researcher
In the context of anti-racist, decolonising and cultural reparation movements worldwide, ‘Reconnecting “Objects”’ aims to interrogate the histories of colonial collections, reconnect interrupted chains of knowledge, and examine alternative forms of co-curation in African and European museums.
Closing date: 6 September 2021

NEW [posted 21 July 2021]
Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV/KNAW)
“Island(er)s at the Helm”
work package “Resilient past communities and traditional knowledge practices”
Postdoc Paleoecology & Climatology
Postdoc Paleoethnobotany & Traditional Food Practices
Closing date: 2 September 2021

[posted 19 June 2021]
University of Oslo
project «Relics of Nature: An Archaeology of Natural Heritage in the High North»
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
In collaboration with the PI the candidate will chair the project‘s work package on «WP2 More-than-human ethics» focused on exploring and rethinking heritage- and environmental ethics in/for the Anthropocene.
Closing date: 1 September 2021

NEW [posted 21 July 2021]
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM)-NOVA FCSH
Research grant for Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
in any of the following domains: Medieval Studies; History; Archaeology; Art History; Literature
Closing date: 31 August 2021

[posted 7 July 2021]
Anchoring Innovation program
Leiden University
Postdoc “Anchoring Global Diversity: Rethinking Greek Material Culture in Central Asia”
Groningen University
Postdoc “Anchoring Social Change: Body and Grave technologies at the onset of the Mycenaean era”
Closing date: 31 August 2021

NEW [posted 20 July 2021]
Université Pierre et Marie Curie/Paris 6
Post-doc position: “charred woods from “Notre-Dame de Paris” and reconstruction of past climates”
Post-doc position: “Archaeological charred woods and reconstruction of past climates”
Closing date: 25 August 2021

[posted 9 June 2021]
Université Toulouse
MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency)
postdoctoral position
The postdoc will exploit the onomastic sequences attributed to the gods in Greek inscriptions, thus taking part in one of the two areas covered by the project, in a longue durée perspective from 1000 BCE to 400 CE.
Closing date: 25 August 2021

NEW [posted 17 July 2021]
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
“Prototype for the infrastructure with advanced digital applications in the virtual laboratory consisting of the great Renaissance and Baroque collections: Ludovisi, Altemps, Bo”
The project foresees the structuring of a museum network integrated in the historical urban landscape of Rome, to be intended as a prototype for the infrastructuring, through advanced digital applications, of the ‘virtual laboratory’ constituted by the great renaissance and baroque collections present in the Roman environment.
Closing date: 20 August 2021

[posted 10 July 2021]
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee
project ‘TESTEREP’ (TEsterep REconstructed for Policy making and Public engagement)
Researcher marine geosciences, offshore paleo-reconstruction Flemish seascape
to reconstruct and map the evolution of part of the Flemish Seascape since c. 5000 BP.
Closing date: 20 August 2021

NEW [posted 22 July 2021]
University of Nottingham
Department of Classics and Archaeology
Project ‘Divine Saving in Greek and Chinese Polytheism’
Research Associate/Fellow
The successful candidate will work with the project team to analyse primary sources on Chinese religions from about the 10th to the 15th centuries C.E., and to compare and contrast Chinese polytheism with Greek polytheism. Duties will include: collection and analysis of Chinese materials
Closing date: 18 August 2021

[posted 15 July 2021]
università degli studi di roma tor vergata
dipartimento di biologia
project “Felix”
“Stable isotope analysis for the study of cat-human interactions in the past”
Closing date: 18 August 2021

[posted 16 July 2021]
La Sapienza
“Origin and evolution of the Middle Stone Age in North-Western Africa”
The research is directed towards the identification, analysis and interpretation of Pleistocene contexts in north-west Africa, with particular reference to the areas of northern Sahara.
Closing date: 14 August 2021

[posted 15 July 2021]
La Sapienza
“Documenting the town: experimentation, integration, implementation of archaeological data for Cencelle”
Closing date: 13 August 2021

NEW [posted 21 July 2021]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d)
mit Nachweis eines Schwerpunkts auf den Vorderen Orient und islamische Archäologie, vorzugsweise zum Thema Islamische Keramik oder Islamische Kleinfunde; Grabungskampagnen in Hira (Irak)
Closing date: 11 August 2021

[posted 19 June 2021]
University of Oslo
project MINiTEXTS “Minuscule Texts: Marginalized Voices in Early Medieval Latin Culture (c. 700–c.1000),”
Senior Researcher (SKO 1109) in Medieval Studies
Closing date: 9 August 2021

[posted 16 June 2021]
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Office
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
responsible for the laboratory identification, documentation, and interpretation of funerary and other objects held within the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign collections =
Closing date: 8 August 2021

NEW [posted 17 July 2021]
Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée-Jean Pouilloux
ingénieur en humanités numériques
Closing date: 6 August 2021

[posted 7 July 2021]
Landesamt für Denkmalpflege in Esslingen
wiss. Mitarbeiter*in für die Archivierung archäologischer Fachdaten
Closing date: 6 August 2021

[posted 22 June 2021]
University of Helsinki
Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires or ANEE
ANEE’s Team 1 “Digital Humanities Approaches.”
The appointee will focus on Mesopotamia or Levant during any period between 911 BCE and 100 BCE. The proposed research project of the appointee will develop or utilize Digital Humanities approaches.
Closing date: 6 August 2021

[posted 16 July 2021]
Post-doctorate History and Archaeology of the Medieval Sahara
The main mission of the candidate will be to contribute to the renewal, analysis and enhancement of both textual and archaeological sources on the medieval Sahara, particularly central and western, from the 13th and 16th centuries, with a major focus on environmental and climate data.
Closing date: 5 August 2021

[posted 15 July 2021]
Post-doctoral researcher in paleontology/Zooarchaeology
The post-doctoral researcher (M/F) will aim to improve the current knowledge regarding the evolution of Human/Turtle interactions in Southeast Asia. In this interdisciplinary project, the post-doctoral fellow (M/F) will work on the characterization of ancient turtle populations of South Asia, particularly of Thailand and Cambodia, through the study of bones found in paleontological and archaeological contexts.
Closing date: 4 August 2021

NEW [posted 22 July 2021]
Texas A&M University
Postdoctoral Research Associate
to manage the Bioarchaeology and Genomics (BiG) Laboratory
experience working in an ancient DNA lab, and experience in bioinformatics
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 3 August 2021)

NEW [posted 17 July 2021]
La Sapienza
“Exhibition projects for the Museum of Classical Art and the new Urban Mining Museum in Latina”
Closing date: 2 August 2021

[posted 6 June 2021]
MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society in Oslo
project “The Early History of the Codex: A New Methodology and Ethics for Manuscript Studies” (EthiCodex)
2 postdoctoral research fellows (in Ancient History, Archaeology, Archaeometry, Book History, Classics, Digital Humanities, Papyrology, Religious Studies, or a related field)
Digital Humanities (position 1) & Codicology, Materials Analysis, and/or Provenance (position 2)
Closing date: 1 August 2021

NEW [posted 17 July 2021]
Politecnico di Milano
“Limes or Borders. Protection and enhancement of Cultural Heritage in the environment of the Balkans., Studies on compatibility criteria among local policies-European standards under the UNESCO activity”
Closing date: 31 July 2021

[posted 14 July 2021]
Historic England
Human Skeletal Biologist
in Osteoarchaeology
Closing date: 31 July 2021

NEW [posted 17 July 2021]
“Inventory, classification, and hypothesis of enhancement in the port of Naples: architectural heritage, port functions and port-city interaction areas”
Action-research activities to analyze the cultural heritage and transformative potential in the Naples, Salerno, and Castellammare di Stabia port waterfronts. Analysis of the projects already developed for the historical-architectural buildings, industrial archaeology, and symbolic urban spaces to support a enhancement program based on collaborative decision-making processes
Closing date: 30 July 2021

NEW [posted 17 July 2021]
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – Università di Bologna
“Political-social repercussions and cultural reflections in the fight against religious dissent in medieval Europe”
Closing date: 30 July 2021

[posted 23 June 2021]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Abteilung Madrid
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) für Archäologie auf der Iberischen Halbinsel
auf dem Gebiet der Altertumswissenschaften (etwa Klassische Archäologie, Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie der römischen Provinzen) oder einem verwandten Fach
Closing date: 30 July 2021

[posted 13 May 2021]
Uppsala University
Department of ALM (Archival, Library & Information, and Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies)
project “CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future” (CAPTURE)
Project 1: The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for a sub-project that investigates, reviews, and develops methods and protocols for capturing and documenting archaeological paradata (i.e. data on how archaeological research data is created, used and processed).
Project 2: The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for a sub-project that tests in a series of field trials promising approaches and protocols for capturing, documenting and using paradata (data on how archaeological research data is created, used and processed) and the usability of existing paradata for enabling the reuse of archaeological data.
Closing date: 30 July 2021

[posted 13 July 2021]
Università degli Studi di Genova
35 fellowships
“Analysis and enhancement of archaeological and paleoethnological cultural goods of the Genoa University for the establishment of a University Museum System”
“Palynology to reconstruct the history of environmental resources management practices on European mountains”
Closing date: 28 July 2021

[posted 28 June 2021]
Nottingham Trent University
Centre of Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage
Research Fellow in Architectural and Urban Heritage
The appointed Research Fellow will be working on a funded research project on the conservation, analysis and virtual reconstruction of the Archaeological site of Hawara Pyramid in Fayoum, Egypt. This involves data collection, archival analysis, field work LiDAR Scanning and recording, as well as developing innovation virtual heritage models for the historic site.
Closing date: 27 July 2021

[posted 27 June 2021]
SHINE programme
Acquisition and processing of active and passive remote sensing data from drones for applications in the archaeological field
Closing date: 26 July 2021

NEW [posted 17 July 2021]
Università di Pisa
Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza
“Historical Heritage about urban planning and regeneration: from the civilization of the Near Eastern Mediterranean to the Roman-Etruscan experience”
Closing date: 24 July 2021

[posted 23 June 2021]
University of Copenhagen
Globe Institute
Section for Evolutionary Genomics
project PROSPER
Postdoc in palaeoproteomics
to elucidate the genetic relationships between Middle and Late Pleistocene hominins, and their behaviours, via the analysis of ancient proteomes; in (ancient) proteomics, evolutionary biology, palaeogenetics, biochemistry, or associated disciplines. you will be responsible for the development of a novel proteome extraction and analysis approach that aims to maximize information retrieval from minute quantities of material, and implement the developed approach into the study of Middle and Late Pleistocene hominins for evolutionary purposes.
Closing date: 23 July 2021

[posted 22 June 2021]
University of Ostrava
Researcher with a focus on archaeology and archaeogenetics
Collaborating with geneticists on projects focused on the prehistory of Indo-European speakers and early medieval steppe nomads.
Closing date: 23 July 2021

[posted 28 May 2021]
Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)
R2STAIR H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2020 Programme
4 Postdoctoral grants in Prehistory and Human Evolution studies
Closing date: 23 July 2021


Archives [2021]

Open after start of review (in descending order)

[posted 30 June 2021]
University of Texas at Austin
Stories of Ancient Resilience (SOAR)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeogenetics/Paleogenetics
to contribute to the acquisition and analysis of ancient DNA from human and animal remains in the new ancient DNA laboratory
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 15 July 2021)

[posted 19 May 2021]
Bigham Lab in the Department of Anthropology
Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Anthropology
in Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related discipline.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 16 June 2021; final deadline:16 August 2021)

[posted 14 April 2021]
Midwestern University (Arizona)
O’Neill Lab in the Department of Anatomy
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Hominin Craniofacial Evolution [closed 9 July 2021]
to investigate craniofacial adaptation in Plio-Pleistocene hominins related to chewing biomechanics and brain expansion using evolutionary quantitative genetics.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Evolutionary Biomechanics
investigating the evolution of hominin walking and running using a combination of gait biomechanics and musculoskeletal modeling-simulation.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 30 April 2021)

NEXT/ONGOING RECRUITMENT [re-posted 9 April 2020]
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: ongoing recruitment? 30 June 2020

[posted 13 November 2019]
University of Illinois at Chicago
“Bridge to the Faculty” postdoctoral research associate position in Mesoamerican archaeology (speciality in GIS and/or environmental research preferred)
Closing date: 14 February 2020 (for full consideration)

[posted 13 January 2020]
University of Chicago
Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2020—2022 academic years
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 13 January 2020)

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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