Ph.D. Student Position

Ph.D. student position (E 13 TV-L, 60%)
Faculty of Science, Institute of Archaeological Sciences

The Paleoanthropology workgroup, Institute of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Tübingen offers a Ph.D. student position (E 13 TV-L, 60%)

The student position will commence as soon as possible and runs for 3 years.

Applicants for this position must hold a master’s or equivalent degree in paleoanthropology, physical anthropology, or a closely related field. The applicant should also be fluent in the English language (written and oral). The ideal applicant will have a knowledge of analysis methods related to dental anthropology, such as morphological analyses, dental-wear analyses, and dental hypoplasia analyses. Previous experience in working with human/hominin dentition is particularly desired. Familiarity with image processing software as well as multivariate statistics will be considered a plus.

The successful applicant will join a junior research group working on a DFG-funded project on diet and physiological stresses in Paleolithic non-adults. The selected candidate will work on the analysis of microwear and hypoplasia on fossil and recent/archaeological human dental remains/replicas as the major part of his/her doctoral project.

Application materials should include a cover letter and a CV and should be submitted electronically to Karin Kiessling (Karin.Kiessling[at], Paleoanthropology Secretary, no later than January 15th, 2018. Applicants should also arrange for 2 reference letters to be sent directly to this same e-mail address by the application deadline (January 15th, 2018).

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.