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Associate Research Fellow | Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Australia

UOW is one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions, recognised for its consistently high quality of teaching and for its focus on research—especially in fields that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. It ranks as one of Australia’s strongest research universities, based on objective measures such as per capita research income and independent assessments of research productivity and quality (such as the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluations). UOW is currently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings, and has embarked on a transformative agenda to deliver a research-intensive university that can attain and maintain a position in the top 1% of world universities.

The Centre for Archaeological Science (CAS) is located within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UOW. CAS is recognised internationally as one of UOW’s areas of research excellence, bringing together researchers drawn from the physical, chemical, biological and geological sciences, in partnership with science-based archaeologists. It boasts world-class facilities for optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating, geoarchaeology, archaeological chemistry, and artefact and residue analysis. CAS members are actively involved in the scientific study of human evolution and the analysis of material remains of past human life in Africa, Europe, central Asia, south-east Asia and Australia. Members include early-career, mid-career and senior researchers – seven of whom are current or former Australian Research Council research fellows – in addition to more than 20 PhD students.

This positon is expected to commence in January 2018. The position involves full-time research examining the nature and distribution of archaeological materials from a range of contexts around the Doring River in South Africa. The position is funded by UOW in support of the ARC Future Fellowship project (FT160100139) awarded to Dr. Alex Mackay. The successful applicant will have a PhD in archaeology / paleoanthropology, and be responsible for co-ordinating and directing fieldwork, managing spatial data, and undertaking research in an area of speciality. Potential specialist areas include but are not limited to lithic analysis, GIS, agent-based modelling, and geoarchaeology.

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

For further information please contact Dr Alex Mackay by email at or by phone on +61 2 4221 5344.

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity and inclusion. We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. We embrace diversity a key component of attracting and retaining talent at UOW.

For more information, including the full position description and online application portal, visit this link

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 10/04/2017, 1:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level A: $75,197 - $88,267 + 17% superannuation
Reference Number: 170129
HR Contact: Silvana Duleski
Contact Email:

Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years) | University of Calgary

Institution: University of Calgary
Department: Biological Sciences/Anthropology and Archaeology
Funded by:SSHRC
Location: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Duration:August 15, 2017 - August 14, 2019
Salary (including benefits): Year1: $41,000 / Year2: $42,000
Supervisors:Dr. Julio Mercader Florin

Theme: Petrographic analysis in archaeology: lithics, and soil micro morphology.

Challenges: Issues of provenance, characterization, and taphonomy.
Novel applications to residue analysis and use-wear welcome. M/p>

• A PhD and expertise in one or more of these areas:
1) Geo-archaeology, 2) Paleosols, 3) Use-wear analysis
• research proposed in the Postdoctoral Fellowship application must be distinct from, or add to the application’s doctoral thesis
• not hold a tenure or tenure-track faculty position
• not have already received a postdoctoral award from SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR
• be motivated and organized self-starter, who can work with minimum supervision in a laboratory environment
• be able to supervise and educate less-experienced co-workers and work effectively in a team
• have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Additional Information
• Successful candidates will be subject to standard pre-employment screening including right-to-work, proof of identity and references
• The University of Calgary as well as SSHRC are equal opportunity employers, therefore candidates will be chosen through open competition regardless of their age, disability, gender, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation

Application Details
• Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three referees. Short-listed applicants will be required to provide two letters of recommendation. Please submit application packages to Sara Hormozinejad (

Application Deadline
March 31, 2017