Postdoctoral Fellowship


Job Title Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution University of Calgary
Department Anthropology and Archaeology
Location 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Start Date September 16, 2019
End Date September 15, 2021
Salary (Including benefits)
Year1: CAD $43,300
Year2: CAD $44,600
Supervisor Dr. Julio Mercader

Novel applications to residue analysis welcome. Screening for residue accumulations at low magnification, mapping, quantitative methods and applications in GIS.

• have a PhD (degree obtained Sept 2017-Sept 2019) and expertise in two or more of these areas:
1) Residue analysis of stone tools, 2) Sequential residue analysis, 3) Microbotanical residue
• 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
• this project relies on team-work and close collaboration; candidates must be able to work effectively in a team
• be able to supervise and educate less-experienced co-workers
• have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• be supportive of the internationally diverse group of scholars that work in our lab

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 Julio Mercader (

Application Deadline: May 9, 2019
Skype Interviews: May 14, 2019 (9am to noon) Mountain Daylight Time (GMT-6 or 8h behind continental Europe)