postgraduate opportunities in archaeology

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Postdoc opportunities in archaeology

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)


Closing date (in descending order)

[posted 13 November 2022]
Tel Aviv University
Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology
Two Post-Doc Positions
in the Fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures;5dd5e2fd.2211
Closing date: 6 March 2023

NEW [posted 2 December 2022]
University of Oxford – Wolfson College
Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Assyriology
Closing date: 6 February 2023

NEW [posted 2 December 2022]
Institute of Classical Studies
Michael Ventris Award for Mycenaean Studies (2023)
junior scholar for research into Mycenaean studies or kindred subjects: (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus, and their historical and cultural connections and (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus.
Closing date: 1 February 2023

[posted 6 November 2022]
Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology in Jena
isoTROPIC Research Group
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (f/m/d) in Land-use, Climate, and Earth Systems Modeling
They will be responsible for integrating multidisciplinary (including archaeology-, history-, and palaeoenvironmental-based) models of past human land-use into earth systems models to determine the degree to which changes in human activities and land organisation in pre-industrial time periods may have influenced soil erosion, precipitation, temperature, and even the composition of the atmosphere.
Closing date: 15 January 2023

[posted 22 October 2022]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
DAI Reisestipendium 2023/2024
in der Archäologie und ihren Nachbarwissenschaften. Es können fünf volle Reisestipendien (insgesamt 60 Stipendienmonate) verliehen werden.
Closing date: 15 January 2023

[posted 24 September 2022]
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science
funding for scholars pursuing interdisciplinary research on archaeological questions pertaining to the ancient Greek world and adjacent areas. Three different types of Fellowship funding are offered, Programmatic Post-Doctoral (3 year), Post-Doctoral (3 year), Pre-Doctoral (2 year term), as well as shorter duration, more focused Research Associate positions.;51d728f4.2209
Closing date: 15 January 2023

[posted 24 November 2022]
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
4-OCEANS project
postdoctoral research fellow (PDR)
specializing in compound specific and traditional (bulk) stable isotope analysis, applied to bone collagen from archaeological and historical osteological specimens of marine fish and sea mammals
Closing date: 12 January 2023

[posted 26 November 2022]
Universität Heidelberg
Institut für Klassische Archäologie und Byzantinische Archäologie
Akademische/r Rat/Rätin
Ein Schwerpunkt in der römischen Archäologie ist wünschenswert
Closing date: 8 January 2023

[posted 23 November 2022]
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Postdoctoral Researcher
The selected candidate will carry out research on automatic identification of phytoliths using artificial intelligence (AI) and digital microscopy. The research goals include: 1) building the reference collection of neotropical phytoliths to be used for AI training; 2) identify and tag neotropical phytoliths on samples extracted from archaeological sites and paleosols 3) train and test deep learning algorithms; 4) unveil spatial and temporal patterns of plant use in the Bolivian Amazon during the Holocene.
Closing date: 6 January 2023

NEW [posted 29 November 2022]
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”
post-doctoral position (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in)
Participating in this Research Training Group are the disciplines of Ancient History, Antique Church History/Theology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval History, Eastern European History, History of the Islamic Mediterranean, Early Modern Church History, Classical Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (with a focus on Medieval Archaeology) and Musicology. Proposals for topics with a focus on visual or material culture are especially encouraged.
primary: &
Closing date: 5 January 2023

[posted 12 November 2022]
University of Exeter
project LASTJOURNEY “The End of the Journey: The Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene Colonisation of South America”
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Zooarchaeology
[posted 17 November 2022]
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rock Art
The post will include conducting rock art research for extended periods in the Colombian Amazon; rock art recording; image analysis; typology; photogrammetry; relative dating of rock art using Harris matrices on superimposed layers of paint; participating and/or directing archaeological excavations at the rock art sites
Closing date: 5 January 2023

[posted 16 November 2022]
Columbia University
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
in sociocultural or archaeological anthropology whose research focuses on Black, Latinx and/or Indigenous North America, broadly construed, and/or with interests in critical race theory and/or settler colonialism.
Closing date: 31 December 2022 (for full consideration)

[posted 19 November 2022]
Universidade de Coimbra
“Idanha-a-Velha: city, territory and population in ancient times (first century-twelfth century AC”
The specific work plan aims to characterize Roman and Medieval communities from Idanha-a-Velha and its surrounding territory through the bioanthropological analysis of human remains and the study of the funerary context.
Closing date: 23 December 2022

NEW [posted 3 December 2022]
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institute of Indology and Tibetology
Postdoctoral Researcher in the History of Art and Archeology of South Asia
in Art History, Archaeology, Indology or a related field; the field of Indian Art and Archeology; on the visual arts and material culture of Classical and/or Medieval South Asia
Closing date: 22 December 2022

[posted 23 November 2022]
Ghent University
UGent-Woodlab, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) at the University of Arizona
(“Accurate temperature reconstructions and climate change mapping in tree rings of ancient bristlecone pines, the longest-living trees in the world”)
Postdoctoral researcher paleoclimatology – Bristlecone TRW and MXD
Closing date: 22 December 2022

NEW [posted 3 December 2022]
Stockholm University
Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Centre for Palaeogenetics (CPG)
Research engineer in ancient DNA analysis
The main task of the position consists of sampling and extracting DNA from the remains of humans and animals, as well as from plant material, sediment and other types of samples, and preparing DNA sequencing libraries and performing DNA library quality controls.
Closing date: 20 December 2022

NEW [posted 30 November 2022]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Abteilung Rom
wissenschaftliche*r Referenten*in
zur Leitung der Fotothek; im Bereich Etruskologie oder Klassischer Archäologie mit Schwerpunkt Etruskologie sowie damit verbundene eigene Forschungserfahrung in Italien
Closing date: 19 December 2022

NEW [posted 29 November 2022]
University of Algarve
Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and the Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
in taphonomic analysis of faunal remains from Paleolithic contexts using Machine Learning techniques; fieldwork experience in Paleolithic contexts; experience in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for spatial analysis; knowledge of Agent-Based Modeling.
Closing date: 19 December 2022

[posted 18 November 2022]
Koç University
Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED)
KUDAR-ANAMED Joint Fellowship in Maritime Archaeology
BIAA – ANAMED Joint Fellowship in Heritage Studies
concerned with the understanding, promotion, and/or preservation of the historical and archaeological material culture of Türkiye and the Black Sea region with particular reference to specific sites, monuments, or regions
Max-Planck-Institut’s Kunsthistorisches Institut (KHI) – ANAMED Joint Fellowship
to support Post-doctoral or Senior scholars conducting research on archaeology, architecture, art history, heritage, or history
İAE – ANAMED Joint Fellowship
to support one post-doctoral scholar conducting research on the archaeology, architecture, art history, heritage, or history of Istanbul.
Closing date: 18 December 2022

NEW [posted 4 December 2022]
University of Wroclaw
project “Epigraphic culture in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East in antiquity: status, display, democracy, identity”
in classics/ ancient history/ ancient oriental studies, specializing in Semitic or Greek epigraphy (Palmyrene in particular).
Closing date: 16 December 2022

EXTENDED [posted 24 November 2022; re-posted 3 December 2022]
Durham University
project ‘Occupation Debris: Participatory Practices and Decolonisation of Archaeology in Palestine-Israel’
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geography
lead a participatory research process with members of a displaced Palestinian community in Lebanon. The process will make use of an emerging material archive from the first-ever archaeological excavation of a depopulated Palestinian village
Closing date: 16 December 2022 (i.e. extended from 9 December 2022)

EXTENDED [posted 1 October 2022; re-posted 21 October 2022]
University of Vienna
Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
University Assistant post-doc
with expertise in palaeoproteomics analyses or relevant fields (biochemistry, biology, archaeological science).
Closing date: 16 December 2022 (i.e. extended from 20 October 2022)

NEW [posted 3 December 2022]
Ghent University
project “DAEDALOS. Conceptualising Processes of Monumental Architectural Creation in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age”
Post Doctoral researcher
Your task will be to collect and process primary architectural evidence pertaining to the building components, masonries, structural connections, layout, and decorative elements of the Minoan Palace at Knossos (Neopalatial period).
Closing date: 15 December 2022

NEW [posted 1 December 2022]
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
„Climate Change and Early Humans in the North“
im Bereich der Geo-, respektive Umweltwissenschaften, Geoarchäologie oder verwandter Fachrichtungen; im Bereich der Quartärstratigraphie, Naturraumgeographie und Paläobodenkunde Niedersachsens
Closing date: 15 December 2022

[posted 23 November 2022]
University of York
Department of History of Art
British Institute of Persian Studies Stronach Fellowship
in Archaeology, experience working on Iranian cultural heritage
Closing date: 15 December 2022

[posted 19 November 2022]
La Sapienza
Dipartimento di Storia, antropologia, religioni, arte, spettacolo
“Design and Realisation of an Archaeological Information System, including a web-based database and webGIS Interface for the project IN-ROME”
focused on the epigraphy of clear arrchaeologica context from Rome
Closing date: 15 December 2022

[posted 13 November 2022]
Johanna Mestorf Award
dissertation on socio-environmental research or landscape archaeology
Closing date: 15 December 2022

[posted 8 November 2022]
Brown University
Department of Egyptology and Assyriology
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Egyptology and Assyriology
particularly historians who work on ancient or medieval exact science.
Closing date: 15 December 2022 (or open until filled)

[posted 15 November 2022]
University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Southern African Lithic Technology
The successful candidate will lead a research project during their tenure on Howiesons Poort technologies in southern Africa.
Closing date: 14 December 2022

[posted 22 November 2022]
post-doc researcher (M/W) in art history and egyptology (valorisation)
Coordination of the preparation of an exhibition at the Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux: The exhibition “From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra. Egypt of the Ptolemies, a Greco-Egyptian State (323-30 BC)”
Closing date: 13 December 2022

NEW [posted 28 November 2022]
Freie Universität Berlin
Ägyptologisches Seminar
Wiss. Mitarbeiter*in (Postdoc)
Closing date: 12 December 2022

[posted 26 November 2022]
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
“Digitization, filing, and study of paper casts of Greek epigraphs from Magna Graecia and the polis of Iasos in Caria”
“Demolitions, destructions and reconstructions of Rome in the contemporary age (1870-1950). Photographic sources and digital processing for the diachronic analysis of case studies from the center to the periphery”
understood as opportunities for knowledge, conservation, restoration, relocation and musealization of its artistic and archaeological heritage
Closing date: 12 December 2022

[posted 12 November 2022]
Università degli studi di Trieste
“ViCo. For a new reading of accepted models: the 6th-12th centuries as dark periods in the economic history of FVG and the Upper Adriatic Region”
The project ViCo aims to create a platform dedicated to monetary finds (VI-XII centuries).
Closing date: 12 December 2022

[posted 12 November 2022]
La Sapienza
Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità
Research project proposed by the candidate (3 positions)
L-FIL-LET/04, L-OR/05 E L-OR/14
Closing date: 12 December 2022

[posted 29 October 2022]
Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz (RGZM)
project “Understanding the “Anthropocene”: human alteration of ecosystems in our deep history” (AlterEco)
Postdoctoral position in Computational (Zoo-)Archaeology
working on computer simulations of population dynamics of last Interglacial (Eemian, ~125,000 years before present) large mammal thanatocoenoses from Neumark-Nord (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Closing date: 11 December 2022

NEW [posted 4 December 2022]
La Sapienza
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
“Characterization of metal artefacts from the Phoenician-Punic archaeological site of Mozia (Trapani) by means of a multi-analytical approach: Multiscale X-Ray Microscopy, Micro-Raman Spectroscopy, SEM-EDS, FESEM and EMPA”
Closing date: 9 December 2022

[posted 26 November 2022]
Universität Heidelberg
Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik
Akademische∗r Mitarbeiter∗in
im Fach Alte Geschichte$.startup?MODUL=LS&M1=1&M2=0&M3=0&PRO=32398
Closing date: 9 December 2022

[posted 12 November 2022]
La Sapienza
“HERDS. Animal Husbandry and its Economic Role in the Development of Central Mediterranean Protohistoric”
HERDS will investigate the socio-economic transformations that occurred in Italy and the central Mediterranean between the 18th and 8th centuries BC
Closing date: 9 December 2022

[posted 12 November 2022]
Dipartimento delle Culture Europee e del Mediterraneo (Di.C.E.M.)
“Basilicata Heritage Smart Lab. Research, innovative technologies and new approaches for the archaeological and cultural heritage of Basilicata (post-classical age)”
primary: &
“Studi ed elaborazioni di modelli di accessibilità fisica e virtuale per i patrimoni fragili e ipogei. Documentazione, conoscenza critica e rappresentazione grafica e digitale del patrimonio storico e dell’architettura scavata nei casi studio di Craco vecchia e del complesso di San Pietro Barisano nei Sassi a Matera”
primary: &
Closing date: 9 December 2022

[posted 8 November 2022]
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
“ARCHEOLOGY – Survey, cataloguing, investigation and study of the cultural heritage, especially archaeological materials preserved in the National Museums of Crotone and its Province, the National Archaeological Museum and Park of Locri, and the Archaeological Museum and Park ARCHEODERI of Bova Marina”
Research Collaborator in ARCHEOLOGY
LAW – “Survey, cataloguing, enhancement, investigation and study of the cultural heritage preserved in the museums of Direzione Regionale Musei Calabria”
Research Collaborator
“MANAGEMENT – Survey of the data concerning visitors to the National Museums of Crotone and its Province, the National Archaeological Museum and Park of Locri, and the Archaeological Museum and Park ARCHEODERI of Bova Marina, and of methods to collect and manage these data”
Research Collaborator
“INFORMATICS – Analysis, improvement and/or creation of digital platforms for the management of archaeological documentation (both on display and in the storerooms), data concerning visitors and accessibility, administrative documentation, in the National Museums of Crotone and its Province, the National Archaeological Museum and Park of Locri, and the Archaeological Museum and Park ARCHEODERI of Bova Marina”
Research Collaborator
Closing date: 9 December 2022

[posted 22 October 2022]
University of Cambridge
‘Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems’ Project (VIEWS)
two Research Associates
The successful applicants will conduct research on pre-determined case studies: (1) cuneiform writing; (2) Egyptian and Mayan writing.
primary: &
Closing date: 9 December 2022

[posted 14 November 2022]
Centre for Rock Art Research + Management (CRAR+M)
project “Dating Murujuga’s Dreaming: Climate, Culture and Chronology”
Research Associate / Research Fellow
in a field relevant to in-situ isotopic and trace element geochemistry and/or microbiome genomics /  in either isotopic geochemistry and materials characterisation, or genomic studies of the microbiome and bioinformatics
Closing date: 8 December 2022

NEW [posted 29 November 2022]
“Cultural heritage and creativity in green and digital transitions for inclusive societies”
International dissemination and development of semantic and 3D modeling methods and tools within the Extended Matrix framework for the improvement of workflows in the field of virtual reconstruction in Archaeology
Closing date: 7 December 2022

[posted 19 November 2022]
università della calabria
“Decision support models for digital and sustainable tourism systems with special focus devoted to decision support within” = “Modelli di supporto alle decisioni nell’ambito dei sistemi turistici digitali e sostenibili con particolare focus rivolto al supporto decisionale nell’ambito delle “Archaeological Tourism Supply Chain””
Particular attention is given to problems related to supply chain management systems for tourism development in archaeological areas
Closing date: 7 December 2022

[posted 8 November 2022]
Università di Pavia
“Monumental art and local traditions in Anatolia and Syro-Anatolian area between the 13th and 8th centuries BC. Continuity, innovation and external influences”
primary: &
Closing date: 7 December 2022

NEW [posted 4 December 2022]
DIAPOH Project “Integrated approaches for the cataloguing, study and dissemination of the Digital Iconographic Atlas of Privately Owned Hypogea of Late Antique Italy”
Closing date: 6 December 2022

[posted 23 November 2022]
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – Università di Bologna
“Digital strategies for enhancing cultural heritage: the Villa del Casale of Piazza Armerina, from the late Antique building site to the museum collection”
Closing date: 6 December 2022

[posted 12 October 2022]
Florida Atlantic University
Postdoctoral Fellow-History Ancient and Medieval Europe
preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the department’s British History concentration
Closing date: 5 December 2022

[posted 9 November 2022]
University of Texas at Austin
Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins (ISAC)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ancient Mediterranean Religions
We seek early career scholars working in Christian origins (including New Testament studies, Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, and Late Antiquity) whose research engages non-traditional archives and diverse perspectives. Specifically, our priority is to support scholarship in AMR that engages with one or more of the following themes: Decoloniality and Subalternity & Migration and Diaspora Studies
Closing date: 3 December 2022 (or open until filled)


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[posted 8 November 2022]
University of Montana
Postdoctoral Research Associate
as director of the historical archaeology lab. Scholars whose work involves social justice and/or contributes to interdisciplinary conversations about decolonizing and democratizing the discipline of archaeology will receive especially close attention
Closing date: 22 November 2022 (priority deadline)

[posted 24 March 2022]
Texas A&M University
Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Bioarchaeology and Genomics (BiG) Laboratory
study ancient DNA from both human and animal remains, coprolites, and sediment and soil samples.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 1 May 2022)

[posted 27 November 2021]
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin,
Department III: Artifacts, Action, Knowledge
“Proteins and Fibers: Scaffolding History with Molecular Signatures”
Visiting Scholarships
The working group explores how multidisciplinary scientific approaches, methods, and techniques are used to analyze traces of animals in history. Visiting scholars’ research should address the question of how animal artifacts or materials derived from animals are characterized in museum conservation, zooarchaeological, proteomic, and/or archaeogenetic practices, or materials science.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 1 February 2022; final deadline: 30 June 2023)

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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