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Arizona Museum of Natural History (City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department) – Museum Administrator – Deadline 02 November 2020[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Museum Administrator performs administrative work involving planning, developing, coordinating, and supervising the activities and facilities  (example:  museum buildings, historic home, and archaeological sites) of the Arizona Museum of Natural History (AZMNH), including: providing leadership for the Museum's curatorial, educational, and preservation programs; overseeing the initiation and maintenance of exhibitions and management of research programs in the fields of natural history and social sciences; and overseeing the development of public programs, collections, educational and promotional materials, and fundraising and special events, in the fields of natural history and social sciences.

Supervision is received from the Arts Administrator, who reviews performance through conferences, reports, and results achieved.  This class is FLSA exempt-executive.

Responsibilities[edit | edit source]

  • Developing, administering, and monitoring the AZMNH's annual budget.
  • Management, planning, and maintenance of Museum facilities (building maintenance, security, safety, etc.); developing short- and long-term museum program objectives.
  • Developing and implementing short- and long-range strategic planning, overseeing the administration of grants awarded to the AZMNH and associated programs; supervising professional-level subordinate supervisors and assigned support staff.
  • Acting as liaison between the AZMNH, Department of Arts and Culture staff, AZMNH Foundation, and community interest groups (example:  Chamber of Commerce, Mesa Convention, and Tourism Bureau).
  • This class performs related duties as required.

Qualifications & Requirements[edit | edit source]

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree or higher in Museum Studies, Social Science, Natural History, or a closely related field.  Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible experience in the organization and management of a natural history, anthropology, and/or history museum, preferably in the public sector.  Considerable (3 - 5 years) supervisory experience with both professional and support staff.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications: Supplemental coursework in management, business, or public administration is preferred.

Job Description[edit | edit source]

Boston University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor - Deadline: 20 December 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology and Program in Archaeology at Boston University invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with a focus on the archaeological study of Native peoples of the Americas, beginning Fall 2021. We seek specialists in the material culture of precolumbian or early colonial Native peoples of North, Central, or South America. Indigenous approaches to archaeology are especially welcome. Preferred technical specialties include geospatial and digital methods of archaeological analysis, or bioarchaeology. We will give greater consideration to archaeologists whose scholarship and teaching complement current faculty and bridge cognate campus programs, including American and New England Studies and/or Latin American Studies. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program (field, lab, and/or museum/archival), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Boston University strives to create environments for learning, working, and living that are enriched by racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. For full consideration in this position we expect an active record of publication, teaching experience, a willingness to participate actively in student advising, and a commitment to the department’s and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online by December 20, 2020, and should include a cover letter, current CV, teaching portfolio, and contact information for three references. In the cover letter and teaching portfolio we invite candidates to explain how their teaching and mentorship activities work to increase student awareness of the Indigenous cultures of the Americas and contribute to more robust and inclusive intellectual discourse.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • Teaching Portfolio

University of Cambridge (UK) - TT University Lecturer, Assyriology - Deadline: 24 July 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a permanent University Lecturer in Assyriology, to start on 1st January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will have a strong programme of independent research and will take the lead in coordinating and teaching on the Assyriology track within the Archaeology Tripos (undergraduate degree) and on the Assyriology MPhil (masters) degree. The post holder will provide lectures, teaching and research supervision in Assyriology at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must be able to teach elementary and advanced Akkadian and elementary Sumerian, to take a leading role in the teaching of Mesopotamian literature and culture, and to provide teaching in team-taught thematic courses and seminars within the Department, as appropriate. Applicants should have an active research project, or plans for one, which will attract graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. A complementary interest in broader Mesopotamian social/cultural history and/or material culture may be an advantage, although excellence at language teaching and research remains essential. There are potential opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Normal duties include undergraduate and Masters examination and coursework assessment, supervision of MPhil and PhD students' research, departmental and university administration, and outreach. The successful applicant will benefit from the outstanding facilities offered by the University and the generous support for research and teaching provided by the Department and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. The appointment made will be permanent, subject to a probationary period of five years.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of a doctorate is imminent) in a relevant aspect of Assyriology.
  • Evidence of ability to teach Akkadian from elementary to advanced levels, to teach elementary Sumerian, as well as to develop and teach specialist courses at undergraduate and graduate levels in aspects of Mesopotamian culture.
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally outstanding research.
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career.
  • Evidence of the ability to initiate and engage in international collaborations, potentially including grant acquisition, commensurate with career stage.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to team-taught inter-disciplinary or thematic modules within the Department.
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department and University as a whole.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with academic colleagues and support staff. Ability to work as a willing and effective contributor on Departmental, Faculty and University committees and work groups.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applications should include a covering letter describing your research (current and future) and indicating the nature of the contribution you would make to teaching, a curriculum vitae, including an up-to-date list of publications, and the names and contact details of THREE referees who can be contacted to provide a reference. Referees will be contacted by the University as soon as possible after submission of an application.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit three samples of published work or extracts of published work totalling no more than 20,000 words in length. Those invited for interview will be asked to make a short presentation, meet staff and students individually and in groups, and will have an interview with the Appointments Committee.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Cyprian Broodbank, Head of Department, or to Dr. Augusta McMahon ( For any queries about the application process or online system please contact

Closing date: Friday 24th July 2020.

Please quote reference JD23095 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Environmental Archaeologist (Postdoc to Assistant Professor) -  Deadline: November 9, 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment specializing in environmental archaeology.  We seek an anthropological archaeologist whose research seeks to reconstruct past Indigenous and traditional systems of ecological knowledge alongside dynamic human-environment interaction.  Candidates with an active program of field and lab-based research  and expertise in paleoenviromental analytic techniques (e.g., paleoethnobotany, archaeozoology, geoarchaeology, aDNA) will be given priority.  Regional specialization is open, but candidates who expand upon rather than duplicate existing department strengths are preferred. The successful qualified candidate will be appointed initially as a Faculty Fellow, a two-year residential postdoctoral appointment. After this two-year period, the position will convert to a regular tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. Faculty Fellows are part of a cohort of faculty committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. We seek candidates who will be engaging and inspiring our students and who will enhance the diversity of courses and other educational experiences in the department.

Anthropology at Dartmouth is a four-field department with over 100 undergraduate majors and 50 minors. The department is also part of a growing interdisciplinary PhD program, Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society (EEES), through which we maintain a cohort of graduate students in relevant fields of anthropology, including archaeology.  In addition, the department typically hosts several postdoctoral scholars funded by the Dartmouth Society of Fellows, the Neukom Institute, the McKennan Fund, and a variety of other institutional programs.   Faculty and students in the Department of Anthropology have access to travel and research funding from numerous institutional sources, including the Department's Claire Garber Goodman Fund for Anthropological Research.  Faculty in the department frequently collaborate with colleagues in the Giesel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Departments of Geography, Biological Sciences, and Classics, as well as with many of Dartmouth’s area and topical studies programs, including Environmental Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Native American Studies; Middle East Studies; Latin American, Latino, and Carribean Studies; African and African American Studies; and Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages.

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Qualifications[edit | edit source]

Applicants should have a PhD in anthropology, archaeology or closely related field.  ABD candidates with PhD expected before the start date of their appointment as Faculty Fellow will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who have held a PhD less than 3 years.

Application Instructions[edit | edit source]

Review of applications will begin November 9, 2020 and continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter detailing (1) current and future research plans, (2) teaching experience and philosophy, and (3) contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service.  

University of Bologna (Italy) - TT Associate Professor, Cultural Heritage/Phoenician and Punic Archaeology - Deadline: 30 July 2020[edit | edit source]

Specific teaching and scientific functions - The teaching commitment of Associate Professors will entail: teaching course units in the L-OR/06 (Phoenician and Punic Archaeology) subject group, in accordance with the national regulations for associate professors and the need to cover the learning catalogue offered by the University of Bologna. - The scientific commitment will entail: topics related to the L-OR/06 subject group in line with the areas of research traditionally pursued by the department in relation to Punic contexts of the Central Mediterranean, with a particular focus on archaeological, historical, artistic, economic and religious aspects. Language English Maximum number of eligible publications 15 Assessment standards Teaching activities Maximum points available: 35 Teaching activities Consideration will be given to the volume and continuity of the activities carried out, with regard in particular to course units and modules in the competition sector for which responsibility was taken on degree programmes and in specialization schools. Supplementary teaching and student service activities The following activities will be considered: - supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and PhD theses; - teaching workshops, including in the field; - seminars and case studies; - tutoring of students. Research and scientific publications Maximum points available: 50 Research activities With regard in particular to activities that are in line with the competition sector and subject group of the procedure, consideration will be given to: a) Management of archaeological digs. b) Organisation, management and coordination of national and international research centres, or participation therein, and other research activities such as the management of, or participation in, the editorial committees of journals; c) Participation in national and international research projects and/or groups. d) Responsibility for scientific studies and research assigned by important public or private institutions. e) Participation in national and international scientific and editorial committees. f) Participation as a speaker at congresses and conferences of national and international interest. g) Organisation of conferences and congresses of national and international interest for the L-OR/06 Phoenician and Punic Archaeology subject group. h) Receipt of national and international awards and recognitions for research activities. Scientific production Consideration will be given to the overall weight of the candidate's scientific production and its intensity and continuity over time, with regard in particular to activities that are in line with the competition sector and subject group, excluding any adequately documented periods when work was involuntarily suspended and other periods of leave or stand-by established by current laws, excluding those allowed for study purposes. Publications presented for the procedure Publications presented for the procedure. Consideration will be given to: a) originality, innovative nature, methodological rigour and importance of each publication in relation to 10/N1 competition sector and specifically to the L-OR/06 subject group. b) consistency of each publication with the topics of the 10/N1 competition sector and the L-OR/06 subject group. c) scientific importance of the journal in which the publication appears and its readership within the scientific community; d) individual contribution of the candidate to collaborative works. Institutional and organisational activities for the University. Maximum points available: 15 Consideration will be given to the volume and continuity of the activities carried out, with particular reference to management appointments and the commitment made to boards and committees at significant public and private bodies or scientific and cultural organisations, or at the University and/or other Italian and foreign Universities. Total available points: 100 Teaching activities: 35 points Research activities: 50 points Activities for the University institutional and organisational: 15 points

Zhejiang University (China) - TT Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor, Art and Archaeology - Deadline: 31 July 2020[edit | edit source]

School of Art and Archaeology

Established in 2019, The School of Art and Archaeology is aiming to integrate talent cultivation, scientific research, cultural preservation and social services, and set up a comprehensive ecological system of arts and archaeology. It includes the following department: The Department of Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology, the Department of Art History, the Department of Fine Arts, the Department of Design and Art and the Museum of Art and Archaeology. Currently the school has 60 full-time faculty members and over 430 students. 

Zhejiang University “Hundred Talents Program”


  1. The one who holds this position should engage in high-quality teaching and fulfill the teaching requirements of the relevant school or department.
  2. The one who holds this position should be engaged in high-level research, implement new developments in the academic discipline, make influential achievements in relevant fields, enhance his/her own international academic influence, and be an internationally active academic member.

3.The one who holds this position should facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation, build an international reputation, and strive to become a leading personality in the academic discipline. 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. The applicant should hold a doctoral degree from a world-renowned university and should have reached the level of assistant or associate professor (or an equivalent title) at an internationally prominent university.
  2. The applicant should be a proactive learner, who is professional with teamwork skills. At the same time, he or she should have the ability to conduct research independently.
  3. The applicant should be a top-notch talent among his or her peers and have the potential to become a leader in the field.
  4. The applicant should work full-time at ZJU. 


  1. ZJU will provide competitive compensation, including a housing allowance.
  2. ZJU will provide the position of ZJU100 Young Professor, qualified to supervise doctoral students.
  3. Those qualifying for the talent program may rent a faculty apartment during employment, and after receiving tenure, they have the opportunity to apply for the purchase of an apartment designated for those with “talent” status.
  4. After the application is approved, a research fund will be provided by ZJU, the particular amount of which is to determined according to discipline.
  5. ZJU will provide a one-time relocation fee and actively recommend and assist qualified faculty in applying for national, provincial and ministerial-level youth talent programs or projects. 

Application Details:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit your applications electronically to the contact person. Applicants should include the following materials in PDF format:

  • a comprehensive CV
  • a statement of research goals and a teaching plan
  • the full texts of 3 to 5 representative papers or major publications
  • a list of 3 to 5 references with detailed contact information. 

Contact: Mr. Zhou

Tel: +86- 0571-8827 3633


Leiden University (The Netherlands) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeological Materials Analysis - Deadline: 31 August 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Archaeological Sciences of the Faculty of Archaeology is looking for an

Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis

Key responsibilities The Department of Archaeological Sciences of the Faculty of Archaeology is looking for an Assistant Professor who will use and steer the existing laboratories to encourage collaborative research with the whole faculty and to develop his/her own research line in new methods and approaches to the analysis of material culture and artefacts. The Assistant Professor will also be responsible for teaching in both the bachelor and master education programs and will be available for students in a supervisory capacity. The position within the Material Culture Studies Research Group fills an important academic collaborative role between the Archaeological Sciences, World Archaeology, and Archaeological Heritage and Society departments. Tasks will include:

  • Conducting outstanding research that includes the development and application of innovative methods to the analysis of material culture and artefacts, making use of or expanding the currently available laboratory facilities;
  • Developing collaborative project applications with colleagues from within and beyond the Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Acquiring project funding for individual research as well as in consortia;
  • Presenting the results of such research in the form of peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and other means;
  • Co-supervising PhD candidates;
  • Preparing and teaching courses in the scientific study of the archaeological material record, the history of man-made materials, and techniques in chemical-mineralogical-petrographic analysis for archaeologists, both in the Bachelor tracks and in the MScs;
  • Engaging in instruction in the BA and Msc programmes, including supervising internships and excursions, and supervising BA and Msc theses;
  • Playing an active role in recruiting Dutch and international students by contributing to open days, orientation, and information sessions;
  • Participating in the development and implementation of educational innovations – also in digital form;
  • Contributing to administrative and management duties within the Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Actively participating in the academic community of the Faculty;
  • Building an extensive network in the working field.

Selection criteria

  • The successful candidate has obtained a PhD on a topic regarding archaeological science, archaeometry or related disciplines and is experienced with conducting and supervising experimental archaeology projects;
  • Proven track record of excellent independent research in new approaches to inorganic ancient materials analysis, as demonstrated by a substantial list of publications, awards/grants;
  • Flexible collaborator with excellent communication skills, a team worker;
  • Demonstrable teaching skills (documented in teaching evaluations), with experience in teaching at bachelor’s and/or master’s level;
  • Experience with educational innovations and related online platforms;
  • (Near) native proficiency in the languages of instruction, English and Dutch. NB: if the candidate fulfils all other requirements, proficiency in Dutch may be acquired within two years after appointment.

Information More information about this vacancy is available upon request from Jason Laffoon, email

Applications Applications should be submitted no later than August 31 via and addressed to Jason Laffoon. Please quote the vacancy number in your application. All requested documents should be sent in PDF format. Applications should be submitted in English and include a:

  • Cover letter;
  • Statement of purpose, which states the ways in which your experience and knowledge would aid the Material Culture Studies research group, the Faculty of Archaeology, and Leiden University in achieving their overall goals;
  • Explains what you will contribute to the Material Culture Studies research group, the Faculty of Archaeology, and Leiden University overall and how you would develop the outline of your position above;
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications, link to google scholar, and h-index;
  • Copy of PhD thesis or publication;
  • List of (maximum) two referees for your application (with full postal addresses, telephone numbers, and emails). Referees will be contacted directly by the search committee prior to the scheduling of interviews.

Interviews on Skype are envisaged for September/October 2020. The intended start date is 1 January 2021.

University of Vienna (Austria) - TT Assistant Professor, Paleogenomics of Coevolution of Human and Animal Disease - Deadline: 23 September 2020 [edit | edit source]

The suitable candidate will have an exceptional track record in research in the field of genomics and bioinformatics, which involved one or more of the following: (1) the study of interaction of human biological and cultural evolution, (2) the emergence and spread of zoonoses and other pathogens, and (3) adaptation to infectious disease. Preference will be given to candidates with an exceptional track record in paleogenomics/paleoproteomics/paleoepigenomics.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Potential for successfully acquiring an ERC Starting Grant or an ERC Consolidator Grant (depending on career level) or comparable renowned funding within the qualification period.
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.  Application document:

Please submit a single PDF document named “LastName_FirstName.pdf” to containing the following information (in English).

  1. Cover Sheet and Table of Contents
  2. Application letter , including a brief description of:

o motivation to apply for the position
o current research interests and research plans for the future
o current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of early career researchers

  1. Academic curriculum vitae, including information about:

o education, degrees (incl. information about the PhD granting institution and the exact date DD.MM.YYYY when the PhD was conferred), professional experience as well as applicable family/care/… times
o "esteem factors" (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
o previous and current cooperation partners

  1. Full list of publications, including:

o highlight and separately list five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised tenure-track professorship 
o provide links to these five key publications for download (if not available: full text electronic version in appendix)
o describe your publication strategy, including targeted publishers and journals 
o provide information about peer review of publications
o if common in your field of research provide information about indexation (e.g. SCIE, SSCI, AHCI), citations resp. book reviews received or other indicators of scientific quality/international visibility

  1. List of scientific talks

o Name invited lectures and presentations at international conferences

  1. Third-party funding

o complete list of acquired third-party funded projects as PI (role, subject, duration, funding agency, funding volume), and, if applicable, of inventions/patents

  1. Academic Teaching and Supervision

o list courses taught and theses supervised
o explain your teaching and supervision concept (max. 3 pages)

Appendices to application document (in a single PDF or ZIP file named "LastName_FirstName_Appendices.pdf/zip"):

  1. Five key publications as electronic full text version (if not publicly available)
  2. Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file)
  3. Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)

University of Bern (Switzerland) - TT Assistant Lecturer, Ancient Cultures and Constructions - Deadline: 30 September 2020[edit | edit source]

At the Historical Institute of the University of Bern, Chair for Ancient History is one on August 1, 2021

Assistant lecturer with tenure track: Ancient cultures and constructions (100%)

to occupy. The assistant lecturer is assigned to the interdisciplinary Walter Benjamin Kolleg of the Faculty of Humanities. After a successful evaluation, the position can be limited from August 2025.

The tasks of the job holder are teaching and research in the field of ancient history as well as antique reception or history of science as well as gender research. Active cooperation in the institute and in the Walter Benjamin Kolleg as well as with neighboring disciplines and institutions is expected.

The prerequisites for the application are an above-average doctorate and a promising ancient history research project that can be geared towards a habilitation. Relevant publications or projects in the history of reception or science as well as gender studies in antiquity are expected. The additional qualification in a further ancient science is desirable.

The University of Bern strives to increase the proportion of women in senior academic positions and therefore urges qualified female scientists to apply.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and courses as well as information about previous work (with third-party funds obtained) and a detailed sketch of the research project must be submitted electronically by September 30, 2020 at https: // ohws. Prospective. Ch / Public / v1 / application / 28c3f10c- 1b5a- 4c8b- be45- b41 d6e6 890a 9? Lang = de .

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rebenich

Langgassstr. 49

CH-3012 Bern

stefan. rebenich @ hist. unibe. ch ===  ===

Bowdoin College (ME) - TT Assistant Professor - Deadline: 12 September 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus on historic or prehistoric archaeology.

We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on topics such as colonialism; transnational cultural encounters; circulation of people and goods; alliances, conflicts, and violence; identities and inequalities; and/or material culture, cultural heritage, and ethics. We seek a colleague who will collaborate with us in a program that integrates the subdisciplines of cultural anthropology and anthropological archaeology. We also encourage applications from candidates whose teaching incorporates decolonizing, experiential, issue-based, and/or digital and computational pedagogies.

The ideal candidate will have a geographic specialization in the Americas (North, Central, or South America) or the Arctic-North Atlantic region. We also will consider those candidates whose topical specializations align with the specific areas of interest listed above but whose geographic expertise lies in another region of the world.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin requires a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidates will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses for the major in Anthropology (including Introduction to World Prehistory). A Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected by date of appointment.

We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda, describes your teaching experience, and explains your potential contribution to a diverse and inclusive learning environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one article- or chapter-length writing sample (approximately 8000 words); 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Candidates should indicate how their research and teaching specializations contribute to the areas under which the search is organized. Review of applications will begin September 12, 2020. We expect to conduct this search remotely in consideration of the health and safety of candidates and the Bowdoin community.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

  • Just a note, someone either posted this or edited it in a misleading way as a job on "Colonialist archaeology of the Americas." Although the archaeology of colonialism is listed, it is not the only topic. PLEASE DO NOT MODIFY THE JOB DESCRIPTIONS WHEN POSTING

  • Note: Bowdoin College currently has a Visiting Assistant Professor whose research aligns with this search pretty much exactly. Seems like they have their internal candidate already. 
--As their job description goes from specific to general and back again, I estimate they will receive 300 to 350 applications. The fact that they want letters up front is crazy! I was embarassed to ask my recommenders, but did so anyway.
-thanks for the note.  I'm hella tired of applying for positions where they already have decided to hire their internal candidate.
-this doubly pisses me off because they are asking for freaking letters of rec upfront from everyone. The note to letter writers even says they realize this isn't a best practice but they're doing it anyway. Given how few jobs there are and how many applicants they will have they are wasting a collasal amount of time for so many people. Jerks. 

  • Received email that the search committee completed their initial review, and my application was still under consideration. They also extended the due date for letters of rec to Oct 6 (10/1 x7) 

          --Just out of curiosity, I wonder if everyone who applied got this email, and if there was a cut? Did anyone    who applied not receive this?

-- I received it, but it certainly sounds like the making of a long-long list. Maybe somewhere between 20-30? But that's just a total guess.

  • I applied and did not receive this email, so I assume I'm out of the running

--I received this email but a colleague of mine who also applied did not. It appears they did make a cut. 

-- Just wondering if anyone has heard anything since the Oct 6 long list email? Feels like they should have narrowed down their list by now, but no news here.

  • I also made the "long long" list but haven't heard back since Oct 1. They gave until Oct 6 to send all recommendation letters, so I'm guessing it should take them 1-2 weeks before making another decision, which should be around now. Fingers crossed.
  • ^ Same

Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of the American Indian) - Museum Curator (Anthropology) - GS 11/12 - Deadline 06 August 2020[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

This position is located in the Office of Museum Research and Scholarship, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution located in the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, MD.  The employee is responsible for a variety of content development, collections, collections development and information, and public service projects under the supervision of the Supervisory Museum Curator.

Responsibilities[edit | edit source]

  • Performs scholarly, technical, and/or applied research related to the Native/Indigenous cultures, arts, and histories of the Western Hemisphere (North, Central, and South America). Performs research which may involve multiple disciplines or interdisciplinary strategies, including connecting contemporary Native/Indigenous communities and descendant populations with historical, contemporary art, and/or archaeological museum collections and resources.
  • Serves as an associate curator of a specific portion of NMAI’s collections based on the incumbent’s training, knowledge, and experience in Native/Indigenous cultures, arts, and histories of the Western Hemisphere. Performs collections identifications, collections research, and/or related collections development work for collections that are stable yet varied and where synthesis is required. There is continuing responsibility for the development and maintenance of a “balanced” collection and this may involve participation in efforts towards collections expansion.
  • Performs varied work associated with exhibits or program planning and/or development, including research and preparing content, providing technical guidance, contributing expertise associated with the subject matter, latest theories and/or characteristics of the collection in the museum or other museums, and incorporation of Native/Indigenous or community viewpoints in interpretation.

8/24: Received an email from the recruiter stating that my application had been recieved and was under review. As of 9/3, job application status says "Reviewed".

9/4: Received an email from the recruiter stating that my application had been reviewed and met minimum qualifications. Says I will be updated within the near future whether or not I am being referred to the hiring official. 

10/20: Received email from HR stating that I am eligible for the position, but did not rank among the top scoring candidates for referral. 

Weber State University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor, Western North American Archaeology - Deadline: 01 October 2020[edit | edit source]

Weber State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropology, beginning fall semester, 2021. Our institution operates on the semester system, with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Anthropology Program began in the 1950s, has offered BA and BS degrees since 2000, and is committed to a four-field approach. Today the program has over 120 declared anthropology majors and 25 minors, with 6 full-time anthropology faculty and 6 adjuncts. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the following courses: introductory anthropology, principles of archaeology, North American archaeology, archaeological method and theory (including a cultural resource management component), archaeological field and laboratory techniques, and upper-division courses in their areas of expertise and interest. A Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology is required, and must be in hand at the time of appointment. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, and a record of research in the archaeology of Western North America, and be willing to mentor student research and teach an archaeological field school. We are especially interested in applicants with research interests complementary to those of current faculty (e.g., ethnohistory, historical archaeology, zooarchaeology), and who can teach courses in our General Anthropology track.

Apply online where faculty and staff positions are posted. Search postings by job title (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) and Department (Sociology and Anthropology). Complete the online application, including: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief cover letter explaining how you intend to meet program expectations with regard to your teaching and research experience and future professional plans; (3) a short statement of your teaching philosophy and style; (4) a summary statement and sample of recent peer and student teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information for three professional references. Please also send one or two journal publications or unpublished manuscripts in PDF format directly to Dr. Francis B. Harrold (

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment. All other correspondence can be addressed to Dr. Harrold at: Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Weber State University, 1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1208, Ogden UT 84408-1208. Weber State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability) employer.

Weber State University is a comprehensive public institution founded in 1889. The University provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of students on two beautiful modern campuses through traditional classroom instruction, Internet-based WSU Online, and outreach efforts throughout the Intermountain West. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in associate’s, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in business, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The University is located in Ogden, Utah, north of Salt Lake City, on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. Additional information concerning Weber State University is available at

10/21 - Perhaps still a little early but anyone have updates on this position yet?

       Nothing here yet x2 (10/22)

University of British Columbia (Canada) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Indigenous Archaeology - Deadline: 15 October 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous Archaeology. This position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and experience engaging and working with Indigenous communities. A Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology or a related discipline at the time of appointment is required.

We seek candidates whose work is grounded in working with Indigenous communities and whose record demonstrates excellence in employing archaeological methods to engage with Indigenous histories. Engaging with global issues relevant to Archaeology and Indigenous peoples is an expectation of this position. The area of research is open. Priority will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They will join a community of scholars at the University of British Columbia that has a long history of research partnerships with Indigenous communities. For information about the Department, visit This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier 2 Chair in Indigenous Archaeology nominees must be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity and the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years. The chair holder should have the potential to attract, develop, and retain excellent trainees, students, and future researchers; and should propose an original, innovative research program of high quality.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: and

Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be restricted to members of the following designated groups:  women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and indigenous people. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete the Equity Survey for Canada Research Chairs as part of the application, and candidates must self-identify as belonging to one or more of the designated groups to be considered for the position. The Equity Survey link can be found at

Please note that personal information is collected under the authority of sections 26(a) and 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide will only be used to determine whether you qualify for participation in this hiring process. Data will be collected by the Equity & Inclusion Office and only the names of those who identify as women, visible minorities (member of groups that are racially categorized), and/or Indigenous peoples will be shared with the search committee. The names of those self-identifying as having a disability will be provided separately to the search committee. Responses will be stored in a secure database.

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Professor Alexia Bloch at The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes.

For contact information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply through the Department of Anthropology portal,

please click here to apply (Job ID #37897)

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following in the order listed (single PDF file).  Only complete applications will be considered:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vita;
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion;
  • and a list of 3 references.

We recognize the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Inquiries should be addressed to The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1;

Internal Number: Job ID #37897

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[edit | edit source]

Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology, Germany - PostDoc in Bayesian Chronological Modelling (36 months from 01 January 2021) - Deadline 20 September 2020[edit | edit source]

With the renewal of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre ‘Scales of Transformation: Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies’ (CRC1266), the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA) seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) specialising in Bayesian chronological modelling of archaeological sequences, within sub-project G1 ‘Timescales of Change’ (PI Dr John Meadows). For more details about G1 and the vacancy, see
Informal enquiries should be directed to John Meadows ( Applications consisting of a cover letter, brief résumé, copies of relevant publications (or unpublished written work, e.g. PhD thesis), should be sent to Sirka Feddersen by e-mail ( by 20 September 2020. Interviews will be held via Zoom in early October 2020.

Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) - Researcher, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering - Deadline 01 September 2020[edit | edit source]

Ontologies for Modelling Tool Behaviors Can we capture hand crafting using ontologies in ancient humans and future robots? In this project you will take a first step towards unravelling these questions JOB DESCRIPTION

Can we capture hand crafting using ontologies in ancient humans and future robots? In this project you will take a first step towards unravelling these questions. Using ontologies or other knowledge representation and reasoning methods from computer science, you will create a framework to model tool behavior in the animal kingdom. Data input is collected from the literature (primatology, archaeology, ethology) and possibly complemented with data from experiments recreating human tool use. The model will be tested and validated against at least two examples of primate tool behaviour. 


  • Collect data on tool behaviour from the literature
  • Created a formal vocabulary/taxonomy/ontology of tool behaviour
  • Model data and analysis
  • Write two peer-reviewed papers
  • Present results at a conference
  • Co-draft follow-up funding application

Dr Geeske Langejans (Material Sciences Engineering) and Dr Carlos Hernandez (Cognitive Robotics) share an fascination for tool behavior. With this pilot they aim to explore the use of ontologies, to be fully developed in a follow-up project. The successful candidate will work and bridge both departments.


  • PhD degree in Archaeology, Cognitive Robotics, Biology or Computer Science.
    • OR
  • Master degree Archaeology, Cognitive Robotics, Biology or Computer Science with proven research experience in knowledge representation and reasoning, taxonomies or animal tool behaviour.
  • Demonstrable experience in at least one of these fields:
    • Ontologies, taxonomies
    • Ethology
    • Early human tool behaviour
    • Computational (social) science and modelling
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken) and a good sense of humour.


Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: €2.656 - €4.402). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


Delft University of Technology Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

DEPARTMENT Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering.


For more information about this position, please contact Dr Geeske Langejans phone: +31 (0)15-278 87739, email: or Dr Carlos Hernandez, phone +31 (0)15 27 81053, email:

The University of Copenhagen - Postdoctoral Scholar, Saxo Institute, European Neolithic Archaeology - Deadline 01 September 2020[edit | edit source]

The Saxo Institute offers a postdoc position in north-west European Neolithic Archaeology

We are offering a 3½-year postdoc position for a candidate with a PhD in the Neolithic of north-west Europe and with knowledge of Danish (or Swedish or Norwegian). The position is available from 1 January 2021 and is funded by the research project Deep histories of migration: the early Neolithic around the North Sea financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (IRFD). In accordance with IRFD guidelines, postdoctoral candidates must have obtained their PhD within the last four years (counted from 1 October 2019) excluding leaves of absence.

The aim of the project is to uncover the longer-term impact of migration, which includes the relationship between different forms of contact and material culture change. The project will focus on the long-term networks and connections between Denmark, Britain and Ireland and reveal how these connections developed and changed from the start of the Neolithic (c. 4000 BC) over the following centuries up until c. 3300 BC.

The successful candidate will be part of a small international research group consisting of the PI and two co-PI’s and will be based at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, under supervision of PI Rune Iversen. The employment includes an extended research stay (16 months) at the University of Central Lancashire (UK) under the supervision of co-PI Vicki Cummings.

Job description

The postdoc will focus on data collection throughout years one and two. Year three will be dedicated to analysis and initial results to be presented in a final monograph (write up in year four). The data collection centres on seven selected micro-regions within Denmark, Britain and Ireland including: Northern Jutland, Funen, West Wales, north-western Ireland, central-eastern Ireland, central-western Ireland and south-eastern England. The data collection will focus on two key pieces of evidence: monuments and structured deposits. The main task will be to collect and record the relevant data in a custom-made database and then perform a detailed network analysis coupled to GIS in order to investigate similarities and differences in material culture.

The selected candidate is expected to contribute substantially to publications in the research group, oral dissemination of results and to the organization of an international conference to be held at the University of Copenhagen.

Qualification requirements

In order to be considered for the position, applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD and must be able to read Danish in order to carry out the data collection. The ideal candidate will have a background in northern/north-western European Neolithic archaeology. We seek candidates with good interpersonal skills, the ability to organise work independently and to produce state-of-the art research. Experiences with managing large datasets and familiarity with GIS and network analysis is an advantage. Furthermore, good skills in spoken and written English is a prerequisite.

For further information about the position, please contact Principal Investigator of the project Rune Iversen (

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020  For further details about the qualification requirements for postdoc, please read more in the job structure for academic at the Universities:  (only in Danish)

Salary and conditions of employment

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 33,600 (EUR 4,507) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad,

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here:, ​​ and


Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page and fill in the application form.

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

Cover letter (max 1 pages). The cover letter should specify how the applicant’s qualifications and experiences match the project’s focus on processes of migration, networks and mobility at the start of the Neolithic c. 4000-3300 BC.

Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email and telephone number). For applicants who have been on maternity or paternity leave after obtaining their PhD, the age of their PhD degree will be extended by calculating the actual number of weeks of leave and multiplying that by 2. The exact period of the maternity/paternity leave, with start date and end date, must be stat­ed in the applicant’s CV.

Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).

Complete list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with*.

Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3. Should any of the submitted publications consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German and English can be expected to be assessed.

Appointment procedure

After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from (HR), please refer to ID number 211-0479/20-2I.

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is September 1st 2020

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Scholar, East Asian Languages and Cultures & The Stanford Archaeology Center - Deadline 30 September 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Stanford Archaeology Center invite applications for a one-year post-doctoral scholar position in Chinese Archaeology. The successful candidate will demonstrate prior achievement in research in Chinese Archaeology with a preference in archaeological sciences. The candidate will put forth a coherent proposal for research at Stanford University and will be expected to teach one or more courses and to engage with faculty and graduate students at the Archaeology Center. The faculty sponsor of this post-doctoral scholar is Professor Li Liu.  

The appointment carries a twelve-month salary commensurate with the University Provost established minimum pay levels based on research experience. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by December 31, 2020 and no earlier than 2016. U.S. citizenship is not required. The application receipt deadline is September 30, 2020. The position will begin January 2021. 

Applications must be submitted to the listing at Academic Jobs Online. 

All applications must include the following: 

  • A cover letter 
  • A current curriculum vitae 
  • A statement of proposed research 
  • A dissertation abstract or summary 
  • An undergraduate/graduate course proposal, inclusive of syllabus 
  • A writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper) 
  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Academic Jobs Online posting 
  • Optional: teaching portfolio 

Please direct inquiries to

University of Warsaw - Postdoctoral Scholar - Faculty of History & Centre for Research on Ancient Civilizations - Deadline 10 November 2020[edit | edit source]

University of Warsaw > 2 POSTDOCTS > The Rector of the University of Warsaw invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in ancient studies starting December 1st, 2020 or within 12 months hereafter (Ref. no. UW/IDUB/2020/05).

The call is open to historians, archaeologists, Classicists, Orientalists, and Roman jurists. Successful applicants will run their projects at the Centre for Research on Ancient Civilizations (CRAC). They will conduct research on projects submitted in their applications, take active part in academic life at the University of Warsaw, the CRAC in particular, and disseminate results of their research through conference presentations and publications affiliated with the University of Warsaw.

We offer a large, internationally connected and eager to collaborate scholarly community working within the field of ancient studies. Successful applicants will receive standard social security and medical insurance, standard benefits package, and salary of PLN 10 000 – 11 000 (gross) per month.

Essential requirements include:

  • a doctoral degree in any field of ancient studies such as history, archaeology, Classics, Oriental studies, Roman law, religious studies, or similar;
  • documented experience in research within the field of ancient studies;
  • proven active participation in international academic life;
  • well-argued excellent research project dealing with any period of Antiquity;
  • excellent knowledge of English (corresponding min. to level C1);
  • excellent communication skills, including the ability to present research results and write for publication;
  • ability and willingness to work as part of a scholarly community, share insights and findings, and engage in collaboration.

Applications should be sent to: (please write “CRAC Post-doc” in the subject line) by November 10th, 2020. For the list of required documents and further details, see:

General Postdocs: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021


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