Researcher (Postdoc level) in Archaeology 663 views

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University is inviting applications for one full-time, postdoctoral research position in African Heritage, Remote Sensing and GIS, generously supported by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

About the position:
  • The post-doctoral researcher will be employed on the Mapping Africa’s Endangered Archaeological Sites and Monuments (MAEASaM) project.
  • This is a three-year project that aims to identify and document endangered archaeological heritage sites across sub-Saharan Africa using a combination of remote sensing, records-based research and selective archaeological surveys.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must hold a PhD/D.Phil. in Archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) or have submitted a thesis at this level, together with relevant experience in African archaeology and/or heritage management.
  • Experience in computational and/or digital approaches in archaeology, in remote sensing (ideally ENVI and/or ERDAS Imagine), and GIS (ideally ArcGIS, and/or QGIS)
  • Experience in archaeological field documentation and archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation, ideally within sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Proven ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities
  • Ability and willingness to travel (nationally and internationally) and to work flexibly to support the activities of the project
  • Previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations
  • Ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write good English text for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings

Applications:

Apply online and the application must include the following:

  • CV minimally indicating educational background and degrees, publications, grant track record and previous relevant research experience
  • A cover letter or personal statement, outlining reasons for applying and why candidate think he/she is a strong candidate for the post.
  • Digital copies of at least ONE publication that best illustrates suitability for the post.
  • The names and contact details of two professional referees who can comment on the applicant’s academic experience and research outputs.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Uppsala University
Country Sweden
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Archaeology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 August 2020
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