The Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes (GSHDL) / the Johanna Mestorf Academy at Kiel University (JMA) invite applications for a Post-Doctoral position: Development of Archaeobotanical Proxies.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to conduct excellent, interdisciplinary research on the development of innovative proxies in Archaeobotany (e.g. phytoliths, non-pollen palynomorphs).
Proxy development is intended to improve the reconstruction of social practices and cultural processes in prehistoric and historic contexts. The position is affiliated to Cluster 2 “Social Space and Landscape” of the GSHDL.
Requirements include an excellent Archaeobotany Ph.D. in Biology/ Geosciences or a field connected to Archaeology/ Antiquity Studies, as well as a qualified research proposal. Candidates should be willing to participate in the development of long-term archaeobotanical crop growing experiments. A publication record in internationally recognized journals is desirable.
The contract runs until October 31, 2017, starting on November 1, 2015 if possible. The salary will be at the TV-L 13 (100%) level. Application deadline is September 01, 2015.
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 welcomed.
Please refrain from submitting application photos.
To apply, submit a covering letter, a detailed CV and a statement of research (which includes the proposed post-doctoral project) no longer than 8 pages as hardcopy and as one single PDF to:
Prof. Dr Johannes Müller
Johanna Mestorf Academy at Kiel University / GSHDL
Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the letter writers to the address mentioned above.
Job announcement as PDF