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Staff scientist (AC-TAP) in Archaeology/Zooarchaeology at Globe Institute

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent staff scientist for a limited period of 5 month to support our efforts in archaeology/zooarchaeology, to commence August 2020.

Your job

The position includes working as a zooarchaeologist and project managing the ArchaeoScience Unit, which advises and carries out scientific analysis for the archaeological museums in Denmark. Furthermore, the position include a research component on the domestication process and the the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture, in the central Zagros. The right applicant therefore has a strong track-record in the analysis and publication of faunal remains, including the ability to carry out research and contribute to published and unpublished reports on materials from Denmark and the Middle East. The person appointed to the position will partly analyse various faunal remains, but will need to understand and promote other relevant science analysis as required, as well as running the unit and collaborate with partners within the University and beyond. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to continue the development of the ArchaeoScience Unit, as well as develop a personal research profile.

You will be expected to contribute to and participate in the ongoing research project Tracking Cultural and Environmental Change (TCEC) located at Centre for the Study of Early Agricultural Societies, ToRS, KU.

The position includes communication, oral and written, with various Danish museums that the ArchaeoScience unit cooperates with and as such fluent written and spoken Danish is a must.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills

You have a PhD in Archaeology/Zooarchaeology or related
You have documented research experience in Zooarchaeological analysis
You have experience with fauna from Denmark and the Middle East
You administrative experience with running a unit like ArchaeoScience or similarly
Good English skills, written and spoken
Fluent Danish skills, written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills

Knowledge of carrying out scientific analysis on archaeological materials according to the guidelines of the Danish Ministry of Culture (Museumsloven, kap. 8)
A strong track-record in the analysis and publication of faunal remains from early agricultural societies in the Middle East
You have experience in communication and advising archaeologists and museums on the various scientific analysis available to archaeology today

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as ‘staff scientist’ (AC-TAP) is a full time and limited position for 5 months. Starting date is August 1st and will terminate without further notice December 31th 2020. Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.


For further information regarding the position, please contact Kurt Kjær; Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!


Your application should in [English/Danish] include:

Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
Curriculum Vitae
A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education

Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: 30 June 2020, 23.59 CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 30

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.
Application deadline: 30-06-2020
Employment start: 01-08-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: GLOBE Institute
Anforderungen für BewerberInnen
fluent written and spolen Danish
good English