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: [email protected].
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