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Research - Education: Job opening
Dongola, Sudan.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology seeks archaeologist

For the project 'Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city'

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