Postdoctoral Scholar Archaeology of the Americas

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 12-May-24

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Provost/Vice President

Internal Number: 5252724

Postdoctoral Scholar Archaeology of the Americas
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF09134
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position for the 2024-2025 academic year, with the option to extend for an additional year. We are in search of a recent Ph.D. graduate who has a strong background in the archaeology of the Americas. We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate innovative, methodological expertise in areas such as spatial analysis (GIS), faunal analysis, paleoethnobotanical studies, or ceramics analysis. While a specialization in the archaeology and material culture of California is preferred, we welcome applicants with experience across any region or time period in the Americas. This position offers the chance to contribute to a vibrant research community unique among archaeology programs in the United States in its melding of archaeological research pursued beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.
The position will include healthcare and other benefits.
This position is for a recipient of a recent PhD degree, earned between 2016 and 2024 (degree must have been completed by June 30, 2024. Candidates must be in residence at UCLA for the full three academic quarters (July/September, 2024- July/September, 2025), and should not plan for any extended absences during this period. If the successful applicant is a non-US citizen or permanent resident, the recipient will be responsible for submitting all needed paperwork for a U.S. visa in time for arrival in the U.S. at the stipulated starting date of the fellowship.
Applications will be evaluated starting 4/15/2024 and will close on 5/10/2024. Applicants who are selected for the short list will be contacted for a phone or video interview.
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