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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 (romane.gracia@u-bordeaux.fr), Francesco D'Errico (francesco.derrico@u-bordeaux.fr) and Adeline Le Cabec (adeline.le-cabec@u-bordeaux.fr).

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)


  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Biocultural Anthropologist, Departments of Anthropology and Public Health

    Position Description

    The Departments of Anthropology and Public Health at Wayne State University invite applications for a Biocultural Anthropologist to be appointed as a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in August 2023. The hire will be jointly appointed (50/50) in Anthropology and Public Health, with a tenure home in the Department of Anthropology. This search is one of two concurrent hires in the Department of Anthropology. Topical areas of interest may include but are not limited to: biological and health impacts of poverty or racism; global and/or public health; human adaptations among diverse populations; reproductive health, stress, and environment. Geographic area is open.

    Qualifications

    Applicants should show promise of excellence in scholarship, including the potential for funded research. Teaching responsibilities (2:2) will include graduate level courses in anthropology and undergraduate level courses in public health and anthropology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research expertise complements those of the faculty in the Departments of Anthropology and Public Health and intersects with topics of broad anthropological significance. The department and college will prioritize candidates whose scholarship and lived experience advances the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A PhD in Anthropology, Public Health, or closely related social science discipline is required by the start of the appointment in August 2023. Candidates should apply via jobs.wayne.edu. Applicants will provide (1) a cover letter discussing research plans and accomplishments, as well as experiences with teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; (2) a curriculum vitae with contact information for three professional references; and (3) a diversity statement that demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by August 31, 2022.

    Department and University Settings

    The successful candidate will join two vibrant academic units collectively dedicated to addressing inequalities in global and local settings. Faculty in the Departments of Anthropology and Public Health have achieved national and international reputations for excellence in their respective fields of research, which include global health, gender and reproductive health, food security, inequities among immigrant and diaspora communities, infectious diseases, environmental determinants of health, and life-course studies. Faculty in both departments are committed to incorporating their international research locally through community-based initiatives and collaborations with vulnerable, underserved, and urban populations, especially in Detroit. Located in the heart of Midtown Detroit, Wayne State University is one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities. It among a handful of institutions to be recognised nationally as both a Carnegie Research Intensive (R1) and a Community Engaged University. Wayne State is home to the most diverse student body in Michigan. To support faculty development and retention Wayne State offers a collegial environment, supportive mentoring programs, research funding opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, several Institutes, Centers, and hospitals to facilitate interdisciplinary research, and access to collaborators in communities and universities across southeast Michigan and neighbouring southern Ontario. The University is an Affirmative Action Recruiter/Equal Opportunity Employer, and qualified candidates from historically underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. A summary of faculty benefits is available here.

    To Apply click here.

    Job ID: 046595

    Questions about this search may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen Chrisomalis, chrisomalis@wayne.edu.


    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Biological Anthropologist, Department of Anthropology

    Position Description

    The Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University invites applications for a Biological Anthropologist to be appointed as a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in August 2023. The search is one of two concurrent hires in the Department of Anthropology. We seek an anthropologist who takes a biological or evolutionary approach to understanding human populations, past or present. Topical areas of interest may include, but are not limited to human variation, adaptation, development, diet and nutrition, health, disease, reproduction, and demography. Geographic area is open.

    Qualifications

    Applicants should show promise of excellence in anthropological scholarship, including the potential for funded research. Teaching responsibilities (2:2) will include both undergraduate and graduate level courses in biological anthropology, as well as instruction in quantitative methods. As a four-field department, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research expertise complements those of our faculty and intersects with topics of broad anthropological significance. A willingness to establish interdisciplinary connections with other programs on campus is also strongly desired. The department and college will prioritize candidates whose scholarship and lived experience advances the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A PhD in Anthropology is required by the start of the appointment in August 2023. Candidates should apply via jobs.wayne.edu.

    Applicants will provide (1) a cover letter discussing research plans and accomplishments, as well as experiences with teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; (2) a curriculum vitae with contact information for three professional references; and (3) a diversity statement that demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by August 31, 2022.

    Department and University Settings

    The successful candidate will join a collegial and dynamic department that is dedicated to anthropological research, teaching, and engagement with commitment to addressing inequalities in global and local settings. Anthropology faculty conduct research internationally and nationally but are also committed to applying their research and teaching locally through community-based initiatives and collaborations with historically underserved and urban populations, especially in Detroit. Located in the heart of Midtown Detroit, Wayne State University is one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities. It is one of a handful of institutions in the United States to be recognized as both a Carnegie Research Intensive (R1) and a Community Engaged University. Wayne State is home to the most diverse student body in Michigan. To support faculty development and retention, the university offers a collegial environment, supportive mentoring programs, research funding opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, several Institutes, Centers, and hospitals to facilitate interdisciplinary research, and access to collaborators in communities and at universities across southeast Michigan and neighbouring southern Ontario. The University is an Affirmative Action Recruiter/Equal Opportunity Employer, and qualified candidates from historically underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    A summary of faculty benefits is available here.

    To Apply click here.

    Job ID: 046596

    Questions about this search may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Julie Lesnik, Julie.Lesnik@wayne.edu.


    PhD Position (m/f/d, E 13 TV-L, 50%) Faculty of Science, Institute of Archaeological Sciences

    The Paleoanthropology Workgroup at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences, University of Tübingen invites applications for a

    PhD position in human skeletal analysis (m/f/d, E 13 TV-L, 50%)

    in the framework of the ERC Advanced grant FIRSTSTEPS.

    The position will start as soon as possible and will be limited to a period of 3 years. Salary will be according to the German salary system E13 TV-L at 50%.

    Applicants must hold a MA/MSc degree or equivalent and must have research experience in the fields of Palaeoanthropology, Biological Anthropology, Bioarchaeology or related. Experience with functional morphology, biomechanics and postcranial analysis is desired, as is knowledge of quantitative methods and virtual anthropology approaches. The successful applicant will work in an interdisciplinary research program aiming to investigate biological and behavioral adaptations in the Middle – Late Pleistocene fossil record of the Europe.

    Applicants are required to have a very good command of spoken and written English, and some experience in the writing of scientific publications. The successful applicant must be prepared to travel for the study of materials (travel costs will be covered).

    Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests, achievements, motivation and capabilities; curriculum vitae; academic certificates; copy of Master thesis; and two letters of reference.

    The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

    The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

    Applications should be submitted electronically no later than August 30th, 2022.

    Please send all application materials to Dr. Monika Doll at the following email address: Monika.Doll@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de.

    Deadline: 30.08.2022