Postdoctoral Scholar Ethnoarchaeobotany

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 14-Jan-24

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 4934992

Postdoctoral Scholar Ethnoarchaeobotany
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF09133
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles announces an one year postdoctoral position (2024-2025) with the possibility of a one year extension. We are seeking a recent Ph.D. in ethnoarchaeobotany or related field who will be also responsible for the programming and activities of the Ancient Agriculture/Ethnoarchaeobotany Laboratory at the Institute. Preference will be given to a candidate conducting research in the Americas, but scholars working in all regions of the world are encouraged to apply. 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 fieldwork away or other absences during this period. If the successful applicant is a non-US citizen, s/he will need to submit paperwork for a US visa through the Cotsen Institute, and possibly visit a US Embassy or Consulate in country of origin.
Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter describing their research goals and how they would pursue them in a year at the Cotsen Institute
  • Suggestions on how to involve graduate and undergraduate students as well as volunteers in the setting of the Ancient agriculture/Ethnoarchaeobotany Laboratory (max. 1 page)
  • A current CV
  • Names and contact information for 3 references, and
  • A short proposal for a graduate seminar of a 10-week UCLA quarter (max. 1 page)
Applications will be evaluated starting 3/15/2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are selected for the short list will be contacted for a phone or video interview.
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