Kiel University "Human Development in Landscapes“ Graduate School Doctoral Scholarship 2017, Germany

Publish Date: Jun 05, 2017

Deadline: Jul 10, 2017

Doctoral scholarship

The Graduate School „Human Development in Landscapes“ at Kiel University, Germany ( offers a unique research environment positioned at the interface of the Humanities, Natural, and Social Sciences. In the research group of the Junior Professorship for Anthropological Archaeology, a Doctoral scholarship is being offered to commence as soon as possible. The scholarship, amounting to 1450,-€ per month, will initially be available for two years with a potential to be extended for a third year.

Project/Work description

Part of the research conducted by the research group focuses on human-environment interactions in the early and middle Holocene between the Urals and the Baltic. Archaeometric and genetic analyses of human and animal remains are currently adding exciting new perspectives to this field. Against this background, the task is to conduct a systematic archaeological documentation and evaluation of the Stone Age and Early Metal Age burials in the forest zone of north-eastern Europe.


An excellent university degree in prehistoric archaeology or in an interdisciplinary neighbouring field is a precondition for a successful application. Knowledge of the Russian language (at least reading skills) and/or the willingness to learn Russian is indispensable for the planned work. Good knowledge of English is compulsory. Further languages, especially of the Baltic and Fennoscandian region, are of advantage. The candidate should be highly interested in Stone Age archaeology of north-eastern Europe and in supra-regional work. Ideally, he/she has already gathered experience in the archaeological analysis of burials and cemeteries. In addition, a trans-disciplinary scope, involving cultural anthropology and natural sciences such as isotopic and aDNA analysis, is necessary.


Applications in German or English, including a letter of motivation (maximum two pages), a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of credentials, proof of English proficiency, and two letters of reference (as a hard copy and single PDF file) as well as a copy of the Master thesis (as a PDF file) must be submitted until July 10, 2017 to the head of the working group, Professor Henny Piezonka. Applications should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Henny Piezonka

Juniorprofessur für Anthropologische Archäologie

Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6 D - 24118 Kiel e-mail:

Inquiries regarding this call for application should also be addressed to Professor Piezonka at the above address.

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