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Postdoc in hominin behavior at the Paleoanthropology Working Group (m/f/d, TV-L E13, 100%)

Faculty of Science, Geosciences, Palaeoanthropology

Deadline : 20.02.2023

The Paleoanthropology working group of the University of Tübingen seeks to fill a limited position of a Postdoc (m/f/d, TV-L E13, 100%) in hominin behavior.

Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, evolution of diet and subsistence, evolution of pyrotechnology and the use of fire, and evolution of life history and social behavior in Plio-Pleistocene hominins. The position should start as soon as possible and will be limited to 5 years.

The successful candidate will show a strong research agenda in his or her field of expertise. He or she will be expected to develop collaborative projects as well as conduct independent research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching curriculum in paleoanthropology, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to pursue external funding opportunities.

Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in the above-mentioned or related fields, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding research record.

Salary will be according to the German Salary System TV-L 13, 100 %.

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 in the hiring process. The university is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. It therefore takes individual’s situation into account and asks for relevant information. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen

Applications should be submitted electronically no later than February 20, 2023. They should include (1) a statement of research achievements and future directions, (not to exceed 3 pages), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of up to 3 key publications, (4) and the names and contact information of three referees.

Please send applications to the following email address:

Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Bordeaux

Applications are currently being solicited for a post-doctoral researcher in the technological analysis of Paleolithic objects made of osseous materials.

The post-doctoral fellow will work in Bordeaux under the supervision of Francesco d'Errico (CNRS UMR 5199 PACEA, University of Bordeaux), in collaboration with the other members of the ERC Synergy QUANTA team based in Bordeaux and in the other host institutions. This is a full-time position. The salary will depend on previous experience. Renewal of the contract is possible.

The objective of the ERC Synergy QUANTA project is to reconstruct the evolution of cognitive tools for accurate quantification, to understand if and how they co-evolved and to establish how their emergence and complexification responded to societal needs. It has been proposed that such tools already existed in the Upper Palaeolithic and took the form of sequentially marked bone objects. The researcher recruited will contribute with other members of the project to the identification and analysis of these objects, developing where necessary appropriate analytical methodologies and improving theoretical frameworks to differentiate them from other elements of material culture.

Additional information on the position can be found here:

PhD and Post-Doc Positions LATEUROPE ERC “Why late earliest occupation of Western Europe?”

UMR 7194, HNHN, CNRS, MNHN, Paris, France

  • PhD Position, Cultural exchange and the spread of innovations.

    Deadline to apply: 31st October 2022 , click here for more information

  • PhD Position, Modelling spatial behavior of hominins and subsistence strategies.

    Deadline to apply: 31st March 2023 , click here for more information

  • Post-Doc Position, Integration of environmental, behavioral, and agent-based models on a continental scale.

    Deadline to apply: 31st October 2022 , click here for more information

    “LATEUROPE Why late earliest occupation of Western Europe?” is a multidisciplinary project directed by Marie-Hélène Moncel (UMR 7194, HNHN, CNRS, MNHN, Paris, France).

  • 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 Technician in Digital Humanities (Deadline: February 28, 2023 click here)