postdoctoral researcher / adjunct scientist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 28 Apr 2024

27 Mar 2024
Job Information

University of Warsaw
Research Field

History » Archaeology
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

28 Apr 2024 - 12:00 (Europe/Warsaw)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

1 Jun 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The selected candidate will:

  • be responsible for developing a research plan aimed at recognizing the ways of constructing knowledge about the past among archaeology specialists, as well as the ways of thinking about the past among the local population in the areas where research is conducted by the PCMA UW;
  • conduct autonomous research on the project (submitted in the application) that will have a significant potential and impact on the international scholarship within the field;
  • take active part in the academic life of the University of Warsaw by attending seminars, delivering papers, lectures, sharing knowledge and skills with other members of the academic community. In particular, she/he will participate in all events held by the Faculty of Oriental Studies (University of Warsaw) within the framework of the Archeooriental Studies Action;
  • disseminate results of her/his research through conference presentations and by publishing in leading peer-reviewed international journals;
  • actively contribute to strengthening the international position of the University of Warsaw.

  • Requirements
    Research Field
    History » Archaeology
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent


    The “Excellence Initiative – Research University” is a programme of the Ministry of Education and Science, which enables the University of Warsaw to raise the level of quality of scientific activity, quality of education and, consequently, the international recognition of the University.


    The recruited person will fulfil the job requirements in the Action I.3.10 – “Preparation and launching of an interdisciplinary research and teaching project Archeooriental Studies”. The aim of the activity is to prepare and implement interdisciplinary research on ancient cultures by combining research on artefacts (archaeology) and texts (Oriental studies). The interdisciplinary approach will allow for reconstructions of different aspects of ancient cultures and will contribute to a deeper understanding of what mankind is, among various cultural, social, and environmental entanglements.


    The recruitment process concerns a research position and is open to outstanding scientists conducting research in the field of: archaeology, study of the role of vision in the processes of acquiring and creating knowledge about the past, eye tracking, and cognitive science in the early stages of their academic careers, i.e., those having completed a PhD within the last 10 years prior to the application date (this period does not include parental/family leaves).


    The candidate is expected to provide an up-to-date topic of research and to present potential for applying for national and international grants in the future.

    • carrying out research concerning the project;
    • publishing the results of the research in leading international journals in their field.

    Specific Requirements
    • the candidates have to conform to the conditions stated in art. 113 of Higher Education Law dated 20.07.2018 (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2023, item 742) and University of Warsaw Statute (Resolution no. 443 University of Warsaw Senate dated June 26, 2019, item no. 190).
    • PhD diploma in archaeology;
    • the presentation of a realistic research plan in connection with Action I.3.10;
    • documented scientific contribution in the field of psychological aspects of creating and acquiring knowledge about the past (including publications on this subject);
    • experience in conducting research involving people and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data (including experience in conducting research using an eye tracker);
    • a very good knowledge of English;
    • experience in archaeological fieldwork conducted outside of Europe;
    • capacity to start employment no later than April 1st , 2024.

    It is possible that after successful completion of the fellowship and fulfilling other conditions presented by the Director of appropriate faculty, the recipient can be considered for the employment at the UW as a regular academic teacher.

    Research Field
    History » Archaeology
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Additional Information
    Selection process
    • a cover letter;
    • a scan of the candidate's doctoral diploma or confirmation of obtaining a doctoral degree before starting employment;
    • a description of the research project (up to 3 A4 pages);
    • a CV, including contact information;
    • a list of publications, along with the three achievements which the candidate considers the most significant;
    • letters of recommendation concerning the applicant from at least two senior academic employees – these letters are confidential and should be sent directly to the email address archeoorientalistyka ;
    • copies of other diplomas certifying the qualifications of the candidate;
    • a signed and scanned statement in which the candidate acknowledges having read and accepted the regulations as set out in Directive 106 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw from 27 September 2019, concerning the organisation and recruitment procedures for positions of academic teachers at the University of Warsaw.[1]

    a signed statement (scan) of consent to the processing of personal data, which comprises the attachment to this call for candidates.




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    Work Location(s)
    Number of offers available
    Warsaw University
    Postal Code
    Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

    Where to apply

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    Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
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