The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw is currently seeking an Archaeologist to join our ERC Starting Grant “UMMA. Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city” GA no. 759926 (*) team studying the twilight of Dongola, capital of the Christian kingdom of Makuria and its metamorphosis into a Muslim city-state. We are looking for highly motivated self-starters that are capable of working in a demanding environment and that are looking to further their career as a Nubiologist. Previous experience related to Nubiology is not a must.

(*) Project details:

– At least an M.A./Graduate degree in Anthropology/Archaeology;
– A minimum five archaeological seasons experience in the
field including supervision of the workers;
– Preference will be given to those who have documented experience
of settlement excavations preferably complex urban sites from the
Roman period or later and reporting it
– Ability to undertake regular travel for fieldwork required
(4 months a year in 2018-2022)

Skills required:
– Strong field supervisory skills and experience with both
small and large crews
– Very comfortable using Microsoft Office software (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint)
– Comfortable using Adobe Acrobat, AutoCad, Agisoft Photoscan
– Working knowledge of GIS
– Experience with MOLA will be an advantage
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English,
any other language e.g. Arabic will be an advantage

Responsibilities include:
– Conducting archaeological fieldwork (4 months a year: 2018-2022)
– Excavation report preparation
– Analyzing the results in cultural context of early modern
Nubia, Mediterranean and Africa
– Performing archaeological surveys and evaluations
– Conducting research on medieval and early modern period in
the Mediterranean and Africa
– Publication of the results of research in renowned periodicals
and as monographs

We offer:
– work in a team of young highly motivated scholars who aim
at creating center of excellence in research on history and
culture of Africa and Mediterranean.
– remuneration at adjunct professor level at the University
of Warsaw plus performance based incentives, ca. 1200 euro
in total
– help in getting the University of Warsaw housing

Period of employment 60 month starting June, 1, 2018

Please submit: CV, cover letter and contact data to two referees (including phone number and email address) to the following email address: [email protected] by March, 22nd, 2018