USP Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Archeology / Linguistics

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This call includes a post-doctoral position for Brazilian or foreign researchers. The main goal of the proposed project is to identify the minimum necessary complexity of language and other pedagogic strategies to teach and learn the techniques involved in production of the Oldowan, Acheulean and Mousterian lithic artefacts. The project is based at the University of São Paulo's Institute of Biosciences (IB-USP) in Brazil.

We aim to engage a junior scientist who has produced original research in the field of lithic technology, has broad bases in cultural transmission theory and is willing to work towards the integration between linguistics, lithic production, and cultural transmission, from the above perspective.

Application requirements: Documents or statements indicating (i) Doctorate degree (PhD) in Archaeology; (ii) One or more academic publications on the core topic of this specific proposal (peer-reviewed by reputed journals); (iii) Recommendation letter by an academic qualified to provide comments on the applicant’s qualification; (iv) Statement of ability to communicate fluently and write in English.

The selected candidate will receive a Post-Doctoral fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the amount of R$ 9,047.40 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 10% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent on items directly related to the research activity. 

Candidates should send the Curriculum Summary in the FAPESP model, motivation letter with justification for the research and two reference letters.

Date de candidature
4 years
Humanités : Archéologie