New Post-Doctoral Research Position on Early AgricultureRA page image

The Department of Archaeology is very pleased to announce a new funded research position focusing on early agriculture. We are looking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with a research interest in early crop agriculture and evolution, to complement our existing strengths in zooarchaeology, human osteology, and prehistory. You will be an early career researcher, who will make a strong individual contribution to the research of the department. You will pursue a 3-year research programme with a clearly defined output (monograph or series of peer-reviewed journal articles), present your research at conferences, as opportunity arises, and act as an ambassador for the Sheffield Centre for Archaeobotany and ancient Land-usE (SCALE), Sheffield Archaeobotanical Consultancy (SAC) and the Department of Archaeology as a whole to the outside world. We would particularly welcome applications to conduct research in one of the following areas:

Factors affecting agricultural decision-making and crop choices;
Cultivation practices, risk management and agricultural sustainability;
Food security and agricultural responses to climate variation and cultural change;
The application of plant ecology, morphometrics or other scientific methodologies in the study of crop evolution or cultivation

If this sounds like you, then please apply via the University's online application system. We look forward to hearing from you!
Job reference: UOS011593