21/02/2020
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Post-doctoral researcher in African Archaeology (14244) - Languages and Cultures

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Ghent University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
    Environmental scienceEarth science
    GeographyOther
    HistoryArchaeology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/03/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Gent
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

OFFER DESCRIPTION

→   Apply before [[15-03-2020]] 23:59 (Brussels Time) 
→  Department: [[Languages and Cultures]]
→  Occupancy rate:[[100%]]
→  Number of positions: [[1]]    
→  Type of employment: [[Post-doctoral researcher]] 
→  Term of assignment: [[1 year, once renewable]]
→  Required diploma: [[PhD in Archaeology or equivalent]] 

 

 

Job description

  • You will be part of the UGent Department of Languages and Cultures (http://www.talenenculturen.ugent.be) and operate within the UGent Centre for Bantu Studies (http://research.flw.ugent.be/en/bantugent), associated with the UGent African Studies program (http://www.africanstudies.ugent.be);
  • You will collaborate closely with and report to the PI, who is a historical linguist and work with him and other BantuFirst team members on bodies of evidence from different disciplines. A keen interest in interdisciplinary approaches to the African past is required;
  • You will collaborate with the project’s international partners including geneticists, archaeobotanists and linguists;
  • You will collaborate with the archaeologists from the UGent Department of Archaeology (https://www.ugent.be/lw/archeologie/en);
  • You will carry out at least two missions of archaeological fieldwork in the Kongo-Central, Mai-Ndombe, Kwilu and/or Kwango provinces of the DRC (the first in 2020) and be responsible for their planning and coordination;
  • You will be expected to carry out both independent and joint research, and to disseminate research results together with the BantuFirst research team through publication in international peer-reviewed journals, conference participation and popularization for a wider audience.

Profile

  • You hold a PhD in archaeology;
  • You have done archaeological fieldwork in Africa, preferably in Central Africa;
  • You have the necessary leadership capacities to conduct an independent archaeological fieldwork mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC);
  • You have the ability to work in a collegial and respectful way with authorities, researchers and workers in Central Africa;
  • You are familiar with state-of-the-art survey and excavation techniques;
  • You have experience with ceramic analysis, archaeobotanical sampling and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • You have published in international peer-reviewed journals;
  • You have presented at international conferences;
  • You have good knowledge of English as well as sufficient knowledge of French to do fieldwork in francophone Africa;
  • You are a dynamic and enthusiastic team member;
  • You believe that interdisciplinary collaboration is possible and/or desirable.

 

How to apply

Send your CV and Statement of Purpose in English to Prof. Dr. Koen Bostoen, koen.bostoen@ugent.be, Department of Languages and Cultures, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent. Ask two referees to send a letter of reference before the deadline. One of these should be your most recent employer/supervisor. See https://www.bantufirst.ugent.be/

More Information

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Geography
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    History
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University
Belgium
Gent
9000
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33

EURAXESS offer ID: 496143
Posting organisation offer ID: 141230

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