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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Environment, Archaeobotany, and Food Security in West Africa

April 18, 2023

The Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in archaeobotany. This position is part of a new project on “Environmental Histories of Food Security in Africa,” that focuses on building new narratives about food in the continent using archaeobotanical data. Regional expertise in Africa or tropical environments is preferred, and applicants from the African continent are strongly encouraged. Knowledge of phytolith analysis, or willingness to learn, is desirable.

The fellow will be expected to contribute to the Northwestern Laboratory of Environment, Archaeobotany, and Food, focusing on the analysis of archaeobotanical samples from West Africa. No teaching is required.

The start date of the appointment is Friday, September 1, 2023 and all requirements for the PhD should be met by that date. Salary is competitive and benefits-eligible.

Applications should include a cover letter that specifies archaeobotanical training and expertise, a Curriculum Vitae, as well as names and emails of 2 referees. Please submit your application and any questions to Prof. Amanda Logan. Application review will begin on Sunday, April 30, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.