The Johanna-Mestorf-Academy (JMA) is a new Centre at Kiel University, Germany. Research at JMA will be conducted by a highly interdisciplinary community, focusing on socio-environmental change and Landscape Archaeology. A position is provided for three years to strengthen inter- and trans-disciplinary research in JMA and to foster the career of young researchers in this field.
We invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral position dealing with the topic Climate change and social inequality in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies.
The successful candidate will explore the potential impact of climate-driven environmental change on prehistoric and archaic societies, its potential linkages between socio-environmental developments, and the capability of these societies to successfully deal with climate and
environmental change. It will also be important to study questions of social inequality in relation to socio-cultural change and the human relationship to nature.
Applicants must demonstrate an excellent track record, have a recent PhD in a relevant field, and ideally they will have a background in both, paleoclimatology and archaeology.
The contract is in the salary scale TVL 13 (100%) and starts on January 1, 2016. Application deadline is October 1, 2015. Limited research funds are available through the JMA.
Kiel University is an equal opportunity employer and aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Applications by women are particularly welcome, and, in cases of equal aptitude, ability and professional performance, preference in hiring will be given to women.
The University supports the employment of disabled persons. Persons with disabilities will, with appropriate qualifications and aptitudes, be employed preferentially.
Applications by people with a migration background are particularly welcome.
Please refrain from submitting application photos.
To apply, submit a research outline no longer than 8 pages of a research project you wish to conduct in the JMA. In addition we request a covering letter, a detailed CV, two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the recommending persons), certificates of degrees and copies of up to three selected publications relevant to the topic. Applications should be sent as a single pdf and as hardcopy to:
Prof. Dr Johannes Müller
Johanna Mestorf Academy / GSHDL at Kiel University
Job announcement as PDF