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W3 Professorship at Kiel University

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Kiel University, Germany, invites applications for a new Professorship Geoarchaeology and Environmental Hazards (W3) at the Institute for Ecosystem Research in the Section of Geography to be filled for the summer term 2020. The new professorship will integrate and develop ecosystem and geoarchaeological concepts and methods. A focus will be placed on the quantitative reconstruction, analysis and modelling of geomorphological, archaeo-sedimentological, and archaeo-pedological dynamics and long-term processes in cultural landscapes.

Please find all details in the PDF files below.

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From the North Sea Lowlands to the Celtic Shelf Edge

Submission of abstracts is still possible for the conference "From the North Sea Lowlands to the Celtic Shelf Edge" from 18-20 November 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Abstract deadline is September 16. Please see the conference homepage for all details:

Job announcements!

The new Cluster ROOTS – Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies in the frame of the German Excellence Initiative explores social, environmental, and cultural processes that have substantially shaped past human development (and which are still active today). Research is organized in six research units (i.e. subclusters) covering six foci: (1) Environmental hazards and impacts; (2) Dietary intake and disease; (3) Knowledge production, technology, and innovation; (4) Population agglomeration and urbanisation; (5) Social differentiation and inequalities; and (6) Conflict and conciliation. The ROOTS ‘Reflective Turn’ will enable cross-disciplinary dialogue and enquiries within and between research foci, providing an overarching theoretical frame.
The Research Associates and Doctoral positions participate in the ROOTS Young Academy. The ROOTS Young Academy brings together young experts from an array of disciplines, which support ROOTS research with innovative research ideas. The Young Academy provides young researchers with excellent conditions for a successful career and personal development.
The subcluster “Environmental hazards and impacts” invites applications for the following positions to begin as early as possible:

a) One Research Associate Position:

  • Research associate position in Landscape Archaeology of the Wadden Seas

b) Four Doctoral Positions

  • 01PhD Doctoral Position: Testing the Neolithic Plant Invasion Hypothesis (NPIH)
  • 02PhD Doctoral Position: Hazards of Neobiota in the Anthropocene
  • 03PhD Doctoral Position: Pollution and contamination in geoarchaeological environments
  • 04PhD Doctoral Position: Identification of hazards in paleoenvironmental archives

Deadline is October 4th 2019. Please find all details on the cluster website or in the PDF file provided below.

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Workshop Loess and Archeology

Announcing extra DEUQUA conference scholarschips

The Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Department of Geography of the RWTH Aachen University and the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology of the University of Cologne invite scientists from the fields of Paleolithic archeology, paleoclimatology and paleo modelling on 28th and 29th November 2019 to Aachen to participate in the International Workshop on Loess and Archeology.


The registration is now open until the registration and abstract submission deadline on 30th September 2019.


We are happy to announce that extra DEUQUA conference scholarships for young researchers are available explicitly for this conference. Please use the regular conference scholarship form available here (German / English) to apply. The application deadline is September 30th 2019. In case that you have questions concerning the conference scholarships, please contact DEUQUA board member Eileen Eckmeier.

Stellenausschreibung Göttingen

Am Geographischen Institut der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen ist zum 01.10.2019 die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters (w/m/d)
mit 50 % der regelmäßigen wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit (zzt. 19,9 Stunden/Woche) befristet für die Dauer von 2 Jahren zu besetzen. Die Entgeltzahlung erfolgt nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.

Ihre Aufgaben
Die Aufgabe besteht in der  wissenschaftlichen und didaktischen Bearbeitung des Projekts

„Landschaftsgeschichte und Bodengenese im Wallis“

im Rahmen unseres Konzepts der forschungsorientierten Lehre. Dabei sind sowohl die wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen als auch Lehrmaterialien und Arbeitsanleitungen für entsprechende Geländekurse zu erarbeiten.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen werden bis zum 20.07.2019 in einem einzigen pdf per E-Mail erbeten an: Frau Prof. Dr. D. Sauer,


Alle Details finden Sie im unter diesem Text verfügbaren PDF.

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