2 PhD Scholarships in “Archaeological Information Systems” and “Digital Cultural Heritage”

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The Junior Research Group “Digital Humanities/Digital Cultural Heritage” of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” in cooperation with the “Heidelberg Graduate School for Mathematical and Computational Methods in the Sciences”, offers two doctoral scholarships with focus on “Archaeological Information Systems” and “Digital Cultural heritage”.

Within the framework of the research group, the focus will be on discourses linked to changes of new possibilities in the use of digital methods in archaeology. Opportunities and risks associated with big research data sets will be ascertained. This results in standardized workflows that serve further investigations. The work will be conducted in a team with GIS and laser scan data (2D and 3D modelling) in cooperation with a research network of various institutions within a digital research infrastructure. Furthermore, it is envisaged that VREs (Virtual Research Environments) for specific digitalization workflows of sub-projects in archaeology will be developed.

The successful applicants’ primary task will be to complete a PhD degree, but active participation in relevant graduate courses offered at the Cluster of Excellence or other institutes at Heidelberg University is recommended. The stipends are rated at €1200 to €1468 per month. Access to travel and publication funding is available.

Candidates must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a relevant discipline of Pre- and Early History, Landscape Archaeology and Geomatics or Archaeological Information Systems etc. and experience in archaeological fieldwork methods in Europe and/or Asian contexts. Proficiency in English is mandatory. German and French language skills are desirable. An interest in interdisciplinary collaboration is essential.

To apply, send curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, an outline of a dissertation project (2-3 pages) related to the research group, names and contact details of two referees, and one written sample (in one PDF) via email to Dr. Armin Volkmann (armin.volkmann@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de).
Stipend start should be in 2013, review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer. In case of equality of qualification and suitability of applicants, the applications made by female researchers will be given preferential consideration. We also encourage and welcome applications from disabled persons.
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Contact:
Dr. Armin Volkmann
armin.volkmann@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de