Postdoctoral Fellowship,
University of Toronto
Archaeoinformatics and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations

A Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) is available at the Archaeology Centre, University of Toronto, as part of the CRANE initiative (“Computational Research on the Ancient Near East: An Archaeological Data Integration, Simulation, and 3-D Visualization Initiative”) under the direction of Prof. Timothy Harrison. The term of the PDF is two years beginning August 1, 2012, and the annual salary is $50,000. The successful candidate will have a PhD in archaeology; education and field training in the archaeology of complex societies; and comprehension of archaeological methods such as ceramic analysis, chronometric analysis, and paleo-environmental reconstruction. Experience in archaeological data management is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Adobe imaging software, GIS programs, and SQL databases (e.g., DB2) would be an asset. The PDF will oversee the integration of all research data from several participating archaeological projects within the CRANE computational environment using the OCHRE database system (“Online Cultural Heritage Research Environment”). The PDF will receive training for this from the OCHRE Data Service at the University of Chicago. The PDF will participate as a full member of the CRANE research team. There is also potential for teaching courses in archaeological informatics, contingent on funding.

Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or landed residents must have their PhD in hand by the start date of the fellowship. Applications consisting of a cover letter describing computational and archaeological experience, a complete CV, and the names and contact information for two references should be sent by email to Jennifer Campbell at the Archaeology Centre ( by July 6, 2012.