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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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    Postdoctoral Researcher Position | University of Tübingen

    The Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Tübingen, offers a two year postdoctoral position working on the project ‘Tools and Culture Among Early Hominins” as part of the large-scale 5 year ERCfunded project STONECULT

    Background: Cultural adaptations have allowed humans to colonise the planet. While discovering the roots of human culture has been described as one of the 125 most pressing scientific questions of our time (Science, 2005), it remains unclear when and how such forms of culture first arose in our lineage. Previous research has argued that similar social learning mechanisms underlie modern human as well as early hominin technology. But only the latter shows prolonged periods of stasis – suggesting the underlying mechanisms were different. The overarching STONECULT project will experimentally test whether early stone tools are manifestations of modern-human-like culture or whether they are best accounted for by a model of socially mediated serial reinnovation (Tennie et al. 2016; 2017).

    The Postdoc project will involve identifying, 3D scanning and analysing lithic artefacts (outcomes of knapping experiments) and comparing them to the existing archaeological record, alongside other research projects. The candidate should therefore have experience and expertise in lithic analysis, with emphasis on methods of stone artefact measurements, the varieties of reduction sequences in the Oldowan and Acheulean, and core management strategies as related to those two industries. There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to develop and carry-out their own research projects in collaboration with the PI (Tennie). These projects should be in the field(s) of comparative cognition/ cognitive archaeology. Depending on skill set and need, the offered Postdoc position might also involve supervising and working alongside PhD projects experimentally testing all genera of great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, orang-utans, gorillas as well as modern humans) to examine the cognitive mechanisms behind stone tools across the different genera. A small amount of administrative activities is also expected of the candidate (e.g. organising of a reading group).

    Applicants should be interested in working in an interdisciplinary and dynamic team of international researchers from different academic backgrounds. The successful candidate should expect to work as part of a large consortium, consisting of several PhD and Postdoctoral researchers.

    Requirements: Essential

  • PhD in archaeology or anthropology (PhDs in psychology, biology or related fields will also be considered)
  • An interest and ability to analyse lithic artefacts (especially early variants, including core management strategies) and to statistically compare them to the existing archaeological record
  • Solid English language skills, with evidence of strong academic writing abilities on an international level
  • A track record of published research
  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Solid background in statistical analysis, preferably related to the analysis of lithic artefacts

  • Requirements: Desired but not essential

  • Experience running/supervising tests on humans and/or non-human animals and/or more generally with the designing of experiments
  • Experience working with 3D scanning, 3D models of lithic artefacts and/or 3D printing
  • Experience presenting research at conferences
  • Experience with the production of knappable ceramics
  • German Language knowledge

  • Envisioned starting date is end of 2018–or early 2019 the latest. The employment (German pay scale 100% of TVL E13) will be arranged by the administration of the University of Tübingen. Funding includes material costs, a desk space and accommodation and travel expenses to testing institutions and selected conferences.

    The University of Tübingen is one of Germany’s eleven universities in the top ‘Excellent’ class, one of Europe’s oldest universities, and currently ranked 94th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Ranking). The city of Tübingen is a beautiful and international town with over 28k German and international students, sharing the colourful bustle and typical atmosphere of a young and cosmopolitan students' town. The Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology is housed in the Institute of Pre-and Protohistory of the University of Tübingen and houses diverse collections of archaeological finds, fossil hominid material, ethnographic finds, as well as a wide range of photographic and written documentation from our field projects.

    Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions.


    Please send your application in English (except external certificates) with the usual documentation

  • Curriculum Vitae (including publications)
  • Copies of most relevant certificates
  • Names and addresses of three referees (please make sure that these referees are reachable in the time after the deadline for applications and before the interviews are scheduled)
  • A short research statement (minimum 300 and maximum 400 words; excluding references) This statement should place your work to this point into the context of your overall research goals and outline how a Postdoc focusing on early stone tools and cultural learning would articulate with your research agenda.

  • Please send all the above in electronic form (all in one single pdf-file, i.e. including all the documents listed above),simultaneously to BOTH Elisa Bandini ( and Claudio Tennie (

    Dr Claudio Tennie (the group leader and PI on the STONECULT project) will invite the top candidates for interview (most likely via Skype) in the second half of October 2018, with a view to offering positions soon after (see above). Note that the Human Resources department of the University of Tübingen requires about 8 weeks to finish the paperwork until the actual start of the position.

    Deadline for applications is 23:59 (German time) 8th October 2018: For further background information, see: here (and links contained therein). For any questions, please contact Elisa Bandini via email.