2016-17 Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Postdoctoral Position

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles announces a postdoctoral position for the 2016-17 academic year. We are seeking a recent Ph.D. in archaeology or any field related to archaeology with a research project and/or methodological specialization that complements resources at the Cotsen Institute, such as paleo-environmental studies, historical archaeology, and the archaeological sciences. 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 be funded for a period of one year (September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017) and will include healthcare and other benefits.

Qualifications: This position is for a recipient of a recent PhD degree, earned between 2013 and 2016 (degree must be completed by June 30, 2016). Candidates must be in residence at UCLA for the full three academic quarters (Sept 2016 – June 2017), 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
  • A current CV
  • Names and contact information for 3 references, and
  • A short proposal for a graduate seminar (for a 10-week UCLA quarter) with suggested readings, topics, etc. that explores cultural regions, periods, material culture or methodologies beyond regular UCLA course offerings.

Deadline: Applications must be received by March 1, 2016; review of applications will begin immediately, with the intention of making an offer in April. Applicants may be contacted for a phone or video interview.

Salary: The level of remuneration is dependent on experience. The current salary range for post- doctoral positions at UCLA is set at $42,480 – $52,116. The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology will reimburse up to $5,000 for research travel, assistance, or related expenses incurred during the time of appointment, as well as provide office space and staff support.

Questions about this position and applications should be submitted to Matthew Swanson, Student Affairs Officer in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu).