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Archaeotechnician (m/f/d) in paleoanthropology

The Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment located in Tübingen is seeking to fill a position in the context of a parental leave and invites applications for the position of an

Archaeotechnician (m/f/d) in paleoanthropology (full-time position)

Your tasks

  • Independent planning and execution of all work steps of a Paleolithic, international, archaeological excavation (incl. organization of staff, budget planning, logistics).
  • Setting up of the excavation grid with the help of specialized equipment (e.g. total station), processing of the excavation and documentation and processing and determination of finds.
  • Documentation of results in databases and preparation of results and finds for digital long-term archiving
  • Statistical evaluations of the archaeological material
  • Writing of a technical as well as scientific excavation report
  • Desired: Photogrammetric evaluation of the results of the discovered material at the excavation site with the help of image processing software
  • Support of the scientific staff in the preparation of scientific publications and presentation of the results of paleontological and archaeological excavation material

    Your profile

  • Training as an archaeotechnician or excavation technician. A university degree (preferably FH-Diplom / Bachelor) in excavation technology or archaeology or a degree as a certified excavation technician according to the Frankfurt model or a university degree in prehistory and early history and/or medieval archaeology or a comparable field of ancient history
  • Desired: several years of professional experience as an excavation technician
  • Experience in planning and execution of paleontological and paleolithic archaeological excavations
  • Confident command of modern excavation and surveying techniques such as tacheometry, GPS, 2D and 3D, etc., as well as proficient handling of the Adiuvabit database and the relevant EDP including Office applications
  • Experience in the use of databases and in the digital documentation and analysis of paleontological and archaeological material
  • Knowledge of excavation guidelines and occupational health and safety guidelines
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Physical resilience appropriate to the activity (use on construction sites)
  • Distinct ability to work in a team and persevering readiness for action as well high flexibility
  • Driving license class B and willingness to drive an excavation bus in international traffic

    What is awaiting you?

  • an attractive and challenging job in a globally recognized research institution
  • the possibility to build and extend your network with scientists at an international level
  • flexible working hours – annual special payment – a family-conscious personnel policy (“audit berufundfamilie”) – Senckenberg badge for free admission to all Senckenberg museums - annual special payment (according to TV-L) - company pension plan

    Place of Employment: Tübingen

    Working hours: Full-time (100%; 39,5 hours/week)

    Contract duration: within the scope of a parental leave representation until March 2023

    Salary: E 9 TV-L

    Senckenberg aims to increase the proportion of women. Qualified female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Senckenberg is certified by the "audit berufundfamilie". Compliance with the guidelines for the severely disabled and the provisions of the law on part-time work is guaranteed.

    You would like to apply?

    You are requested to send your application documents (letter of motivation, CV, complete training and work references), mentioning the reference of this job announcement (ref. #10-22002) until September 25th, 2022 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to or apply directly on our homepage via the online application form.

    For scientific enquiries please feel free to contact Frau Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

    The Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology to begin in the fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year. The successful candidate’s research interests will complement existing strengths of the UT Austin biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary perspective, and will fit comfortably among other anthropologists in a strong, multidisciplinary, and diverse department. Applicants should have a research agenda that focuses on the evolution and adaptations of fossil hominins and/or living humans. Preferred areas of specialization include (but are not strictly limited to): hominin evolution and modern human origins; innovative applications of ancient DNA; evolutionary energetics and physiology; anthropological genetics, genomics, and epigenetics; and adaptations to climate and disease.

    The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active program of research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, direct graduate research, and engage in service to the department, college, and university.

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. no later than August 15, 2023. Candidates who have, or are developing, active field programs and complementary laboratory research are especially encouraged to apply. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

    Applicants must upload a cover letter (1 page), curriculum vitae, statement describing research interests (1-3 pages), statement describing teaching experience and interests (1-2 pages), a diversity statement reflecting upon their previous, current, and/or potential future contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service (1-2 pages), and a list of three references. All materials are submitted via Interfolio:

    For consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2022.

    UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability. The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

    Multiple PhD, PostDoc and Technician Positions in the GPR "Human Past" Group- University of Bordeaux

    The GPR ‘Human Past’: our group and our research

    The GPR (Grand Programme de Recherche) ‘Human Past’ is an interdisciplinary research project supported by the University of Bordeaux's Initiative d’Excellence. ‘Human Past’ gathers ~110 researchers from 3 laboratories (PACEA, AUSONIUS, and Archéosciences Bordeaux) affiliated with the University of Bordeaux (UB) and the University of Bordeaux Montaigne (UBM). Our expertise combines Biological Anthropology, Classical and Medieval Archaeology, Prehistory, Protohistory, History, Epigraphy, Archaeometry, Geochronology and Computer Science Applications to Cultural Heritage.

    ’Human Past’ aims to document, characterize and understand the tipping points that have induced major biological and cultural changes within past human populations. Spanning a large chronological period (from Prehistory to historical times), our research aims to identify the steps that enabled a primate originally adapted to African ecosystems to evolve into a species that occupies and impacts every ecosystem on the planet. Biological and social systems will be scrutinized at different scales from a multitude of perspectives with particular attention paid to phenotypic and genetic variability, cognition, technology, social organization, belief systems, and genetic and cultural adaptive strategies that drive human societies.

    These position advertisements belong to the first part of the funding scheme, planned for 4 years.The candidate will submit their application, consisting of a letter of motivation (2 pages max.) and a CV (including list of publications, if applicable), to the supervisors mentioned in the job description, and to Romane Garcia (, Francesco D'Errico ( and Adeline Le Cabec (

    Advertised positions:

  • Research Assistant in Prehistory and Geoarchaeology (Deadline: August 24,2022; click here)
  • Research Assistant in Computer Science (Deadline September 30, 2022; click here)
  • Research Technician in Digital Humanities (Deadline: December 1, 2022; click here)