JOB OFFER FOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (2 years)
The STUDIUM (http://lestudium.cnrs-orleans.fr) is offering a research associate position for the following project :
Evaluation of the importance of archaeological remains within the context of sustainable development : a comparative study
summary of the project
The accuracy of approaches to evaluate the importance of archaeological remains is a critical issue for both economic planning and scientific research.
The objectives of the programme proposed by the research network are
- To compare and integrate the archaeological, geophysical and geochemical survey techniques developed in different countries
- To compare different theoretical approaches to interpretation, currently fashionable in the partner countries, relating to the transformation of settlement patterns and the landscape. And to determine to what extent the differences reflect the heterogeneous nature of archaeological remains as opposed to the idiosyncrasies of national traditions. The harmonisation of interpretations of our archaeological heritage is an extremely important issue for the process of European integration.
The programme was started in 2002 with the support of the ACI TTT of the French Ministry of Research and the British Academy. It is run through research units in France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Poland. The LAT (UMR 6575 in Tours) is the coordinator of this programme known as EvArch (acronym)
profile of the research associate
The research associate will need extensive experience in landscape archaeology and a good knowledge of European archaeology. It would be desirable that the research associate should have taken a leading role in field projects (surface collection, geophysical and geochemical survey, excavation and environmental analysis) and in settlement and landscape studies over the « longue durée ». Experience in the field of Geographical Information Systems and their application in archaeology would be highly appreciated.
The research associate will be involved in an international programme linking the CNRS/Université de Tours « Archéologie et Territoires » Research Team and Universities in France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Poland. A standard knowledge of English and French will be required. His/her role will be to assist the LAT in Tours in running and further developing the project.
The salary is negociable depending on qualification and experience on the basis of a senior academic position.
Dr Elisabeth Zadora-Rio
tel.: + 33 (0) 2 47 36 81 12
fax: + 33 (0) 2 47 36 81 04
Laboratoire Archéologie et territoires
Université François Rabelais
3 Place Anatole France
37000 Tours – France