Postdoctoral Research Assistantship, University of Reading — Birds & People in the Southern Levant

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Birds & People in the Southern Levant
University of Reading – Archaeology

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYD515/postdoctoral-research-assistant-birds-and-people-in-the-s…

Location: Reading
Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary

Placed on: 21st March 2017
Closes: 18th April 2017
Job Ref: SRF17610

This is a 22-month Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) position to join the research team undertaking an AHRC funded project concerning the relationships between birds and people in the southern Levant during the Neolithic. The appointed person will acquire, collate and interpret information from literary and ethnographic sources concerning birds and people during historical, recent and contemporary times within the Levant, and comparable environments elsewhere, to place the interpretation of the Neolithic avian fauna into a wider context.

You will have:

Experience of research using primary and secondary source materials.
A PhD in a relevant subject area within the disciplines of either anthropology, archaeology, history or a related discipline.
Be committed to inter-disciplinary research at the interface of anthropology, ecology, archaeology of history.
A willingness to work in Jordan for periods of up to 3 months duration.

Informal contact details
Contact role:Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Contact name:Professor Steven Mithen
Contact phone:0118 378 6442
Contact email: s.j.mithen@reading.ac.uk

Interviews to be held on the 24 April 2017.

Closing date: 18 April 2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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