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PhD Studentship | University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is offering a PhD studentship position to participate in the extraction, description, taxonomic identification and taphonomic analysis of Pleistocene East African bone materials from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania).

  • Research Topic: Plio-Pleistocene Fauna from East Africa
  • Department: Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Location: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
  • Duration: 4 years, 40 hours/week
  • Start Date: January 2019
  • Contract Type: SSHRC Partnership Grant: “Olduvai Gorge: Stone Tools, Diet, and Sociality”
  • Supervisor:Dr. Julio Mercader Florin
  • Deadline: November 15th, 2018

  • Qualifications

  • Must hold a Master’s degree in either Archaeology, Paleontology, Biology or a related field prior to date of hire
  • Excellent knowledge of related areas through reading of current literature, online database searching, and attendance of seminars and conferences.
  • Motivated and organized self-starter, one who can work with minimum supervision
  • An ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment.
  • Smooth laboratory operation by assuming a share of group responsibilities, which includes keeping detailed laboratory records and reporting.
  • An ability to solve problems and push methodological boundaries.
  • Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbal.

  • Additional Information

  • Please note that successful candidates will be subject to standard University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies and departmental selection procedures. More information can be found here
  • The University of Calgary is an equal opportunity institution, candidates will be chosen who are the best fit regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
  • Full funding for the position will be provided

  • Application Instructions

  • Please send your resume and cover letter to
  • Successful candidates may be required to provide 3 references to complete selection process.
  • Deadline for submissions is November 15th, 2018

  • Cosmogenic Nuclides Dating Researcher | CENIEH

    CENIEH - Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana is offering a position as a Cosmogenic Nuclides Dating Researcher.

  • Reference: COSMO 04/2018
  • Area: Research
  • Program: Geochronology and Geology Program
  • Deadline: November 11th, 2018

  • For full information regarding the position and the application procedure, please click here

    Uranium Series Researcher | CENIEH

    CENIEH - Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana is offering a position as a Uranium Series Researcher.

  • Reference: SER_URA03/20018.
  • Area: Research
  • Program: Geochronology and Geology Program
  • Procedure: Public call by public competition
  • Deadline: October 15th, 2018

  • For full information regarding the position and the application procedure, please click here

    Assistant Professor | New York University

    New York University's Department of Anthropology invites applications from outstanding scholars for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. The position is to begin September 1, 2019, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

    Candidates should have exceptional records in research and teaching anthropological archaeology and who take a big-picture approach to studies of: (1) the earlier Pleistocene record; or (2) complex societies in the Holocene, such as the development of urbanism and the rise of states and empires. Regional specialty is open. We seek individuals with a theoretical outlook rooted in evolutionary theory and who complement research of current faculty in the Late Pleistocene of Central Asia and animal domestication in Europe and the Near East. Possible specializations include but are not restricted to: paleoclimate and geochemistry, computer and mathematical modeling, and spatial analysis. We will favor candidates with ongoing field- and lab-based projects. The successful candidates will be affiliated with and contribute to the mission of the Center for the Study of Human Origins (CSHO), helping shape the archaeology program along four main milestones: the emergence of the earliest cultures, the appearance and dispersal of Homo sapiens, the food production revolution, and the development of inequality, institutions, and urbanism.

    Initial application deadline is November 1, 2018, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please apply online at ( with a cover letter, CV listing contact information for three confidential references, a research and teaching statement, and a statement of diversity and inclusion. As diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, for the latter statement we ask you to provide a brief paragraph telling us how diversity figures into your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how you would bring issues of diversity to bear on the teaching and programming of NYU's Department of Anthropology.

    The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here

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    Application Process

    This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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