Job: senior lecturer Classical and Mediterranean studies Vanderbilt

Rolling deadline.

More info:

The Department of Classical and Mediterranean Studies invites applications for a full-time Lecturer for the 2021-22 academic year starting August 16, 2021.  Possibility of renewal conditional upon performance and enrollment. Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester. Applicants should be prepared to teach survey courses in Greek, Roman, Mediterranean civilization and/or in Greek myths, as well as introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in Latin and Greek. Ph.D. and teaching experience are required. 

Dossiers should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, a brief writing sample (20 pages) and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should apply via Interfolio at this link: .   Review of applications will begin on 15 May 2021. 

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job graduate assistant: network approach to Magdalenian social landscapes

The following Graduate Assistant post on an archaeological network research project at University of North Carolina at Greensboro might be of interest to readers of this blog.

Full details and application link.

Requisition NumberGA00167
Position TitleGraduate Assistant-Social Network Analysis
Position EclassGF – Graduate Flat Pay
Position SummaryThe term Graduate Assistant is the umbrella term that encompasses all types of GA appointments. Graduate Assistants are employed by the University to teach, conduct research, or assist with administrative duties in departments and non-academic units. Every attempt is made to assign Graduate Assistants to positions that are directly related to the student’s field of study or that provide the opportunity to develop transferable, professional skills. Graduate Assistantships are assigned in the department or unit and confirmed by the Graduate School.
Additional DetailsAn NSF-funded archeology project (Title: A network approach to Magdalenian social landscapes) seeks a GA. The project will use Social Network Analysis to examine the distribution of objects of personal ornamentation at the end of the last Ice Age in western and central Europe, ~18,000 to 12,000 years ago. This time period, referred to as the Magdalenian, witnessed both a rapid expansion of human populations from core areas after the last Ice Age and the creation and circulation of an unprecedented abundance and diversity of engraved artifacts. The research team, which includes archaeologists, paleoclimatologists, and computer scientists from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Arizona State University, and Histria Cultural Resource Consulting, will (1) assemble a database of ~200 digital images of these engraved artifacts; (2) construct an open-access, web-based application that uses machine learning and clustering algorithms to identify stylistic patterns among the digital representations of the artifacts; and (3) develop custom plugins for an open-source Social Network Analysis platform to produce visual representations of, and quantitative descriptors for, Magdalenian social networks at multiple scales. Ultimately, the project will explore how geography, environmental uncertainty, population density, and social cooperation/competition influenced how Magdalenian peoples used material culture to construct social networks and navigate the rapidly changing environments of post-glacial Europe.GA Responsibilities
• Design and implement social network analysis algorithms (e.g., clustering and connectivity analysis) based on the extracted features of the artifact images.
• Maintain project data and materials on a server
• Develop and maintain the project’s website and troubleshoot for website users
• Write technical reports and academic papers based on project data
• Present project results at professional conferences
• Collaborate with the faculty and students in the research group
• Other duties as assignedTime Commitment
The position will begin in Spring of 2022. Beginning Spring of 2022 and running through Fall of 2023, the time commitment will be 20 hours/week (including the 2022 and 2023 summer sessions). Specific working hours will be determined in coordination with the Principal Investigators of the project.Compensation*
The position will be compensated $12,000 per academic year and $3,000 for each of the 2022 and 2023 summer sessions for a total of $15,000 per year. The position will also receive a tuition waiver.*Compensation is contingent on final approval from NSF, which is fully expected to occur.
Minimum QualificationsTo be eligible for appointments as a graduate assistant, you must:
• Maintain academic good standing at all times (3.0).
• Be enrolled full-time, which is generally a minimum of 9 credits. 
• Make satisfactory progress toward your degree as defined by your academic program and the Graduate School.
• Meet the requirements to be eligible for employment in the U.S.
Additional Minimum QualificationsTo be eligible for appointments as a GA, you must:
• Apply and be admitted to the MS Program in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro ( and Qualifications
• Well-developed programming skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Familiarity with Social Network Analysis preferred
• Undergraduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, or sociology preferred
• Research experience preferred
Special Instructions to ApplicantsDocuments
Required Documents for the MS Program in Computer Science
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
• Evidence of English proficiency for non-native English speakersAdditional Documents for the GA Position
• CV/Resume
• Letter of interest
• Contact information for three referencesDeadline
All application materials must be submitted by July 1, 2021.Contact Information
For questions regarding admission to the MS Program in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, please contact Dr. Shan Suthaharan ( For questions regarding the GA position, please contact the project PI, Dr. Charles Egeland (
Number of Months per Year12
Org #-DepartmentAnthropology – 12202
Posting Begin Date02/12/2021
Posting Close Date06/30/2021
Open Until FilledNo

Funded PhD, Lausanne, document analysis and digital humanities/classics

A really interesting job on the boundary between classics and digital humanities. Deadline April 30 2020.

via Matteo Romanello:

The DHLAB at EPFL in association with the Institut d’archéologie et des
sciences de l’antiquité (Lausanne) invites applications for full-time,
fully-funded PhD position within the EPFL PhD program in Digital


working at the intersection between Computer Science and Classics.

The successful candidate will develop their own research project around the
following topics: semantic information extraction by combining text-based
and image-based methods; alignment and document analysis of scholarly
publications (19c – 21c) characterised by complex layouts and rich visual
grammars; and the development of a representation model for texts with a
complex textual tradition.

The PhD thesis will be part of the research project “How does a classical
hero die in the digital age? Using Sophocles’ Ajax to create a commentary
on commentaries” (,
funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and led by Matteo
Romanello (University of Lausanne).


– Applicants should hold a master’s degree in Computer Science or
Digital Humanities.
– Experience with natural language processing/information extraction
(including machine learning approaches to it) is mandatory. Some
familiarity with textual criticism is desirable. PhD candidates will
further develop their analytical and methodological skills by
attending the EDDH doctoral school
– Fluent English; French and/or Ancient Greek/Latin is an asset. The
dissertation can be written in English or French.
– Interest in working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary and
international environment.
– Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications
from women are especially welcome.

What we offer:

– workplace: EPFL/UNIL campus

Starting date: 1st October 2020
Duration: 4 years
Supervisors: Matteo Romanello (UNIL) and Frederic Kaplan (EPFL)
Terms of employment: Fixed-term at 100% work rate. EPFL offers
internationally competitive salaries and generous research support.
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2020

Contact: For questions and/or expressions of interest, contact Matteo

How to apply: via EPFL doctoral school online application
(!farforms.htm?x=edoc) (please note that
only completed applications will be reviewed). For further information
about applying for a PhD at EPFL see PhD admission criteria & application

[Online at]

Job: postdoc ABM Ancient Egypt

The following job might be of interest to readers of this blog:

Postdoctoral Position : Agent-Based Modeling of Social Complexity in Ancient Egypt

An interdisciplinary (social science, computational archaeology, and machine learning) two (2) year postdoctoral research fellowship for agent-based modeling and simulation is currently available at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on an interdisciplinary agent-based modeling (ABM) and simulation project that investigates the emergence of social complexity in early Egypt. The project proposes to develop the ABM as an experimental computational platform for studying and analyzing complex system behaviour, in this case, the evolution of societal complexity. The ABM will be used to design experiments that examine the social dynamics of early Egypt, including the emergence of entrenched inequality, urbanism, social hierarchy, networks, and ideology of kingship. The goal is to explore how the Egyptian state emerged as a
result of the meaningful actions of individuals pursuing their own interests within the particular environmental conditions of the Nile
Valley in the fourth millennium BC, as well as compare this system to similar case studies in social complexity in Africa more broadly.

As part of the process of developing the ABM, the fellow will be expected to conduct research on the modeling of emergent complexity in agent-based models of ancient societies, including the application of evolutionary machine learning to simulate adaptive behaviour. Ideally the ABM design principles will take inspiration from the relevant social complexity literature and prevailing theories of emergent complexity.  However, the exact focus of the project will be jointly decided by the postdoctoral fellow and supervisors.

The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with the interdisciplinary network of researchers at the Evolutionary Machine
Learning Group, University of Cape Town, the Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University, and the Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town. In addition to research, candidate is expected to co-supervise graduate students within this network of researchers.

  • PhD (or nearly completed) degree in computational archaeology, computer science, or a closely related field.
  • Good programming skills (Java, Python, Net Logo or other agent-based modeling languages).
  • Excellent communication skills, in both spoken and written English, and the ability to work independently.
  • Expertise in agent-based modeling and simulation.
  • Some expertise in evolutionary machine learning would be advantageous.
  • Candidates with a background in computational archaeology who are willing to acquire machine learning expertise during the postdoc, are encouraged to apply.

Deadlines and More Information:

Starting date is flexible: From February 1, 2020.

Applications will be evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis, and will continue to be received and reviewed from December 1, 2019 until the position is filled.

Jobs: 6 postdocs Social Network Analysis

Readers of this blog might be interested in these jobs (Via Humanist).

Deadline for applications 19/02/2020.

We are currently recruiting 6 Post-doctoral Research Fellows with
expertise in social research methods to work within the Trento Center
for Social Research Methods.

Computational/digital sociology and social network analysis
Two post-doctoral research fellows for researchers with experience in
computational/digital sociology and social network analysis. This
includes, among others:
·       computational methods for “statistical learning”, using R or Python,
·       design and analysis of experiments, including field and online
experiments and use of digital devices (e.g. smartphones, wearables),
·       advanced social network analysis and recent developments in
ERGM, SAOM/SIENA, multilevel and multimodal networks, large-scale networks,
·       The quantitative analysis of texts through text mining and the
use of techniques such as LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation), CTM
(correlated topic model) and LSA (latent semantic analysis)
·       the simulation of social phenomena with agent-based modelling (ABM).

For more details, please

The application deadline is: 19/02/2020, 12:00 (noon), CET.

Job Digital Archaeology, deadline 2 December

This job will be of interest to readers of this blog:


(full time, 40h per week)

at the OeAI Head Office in Vienna.

The Austrian Archaeological Institute is an internationally renowned institution in the field of archaeological basic science with excavation projects in Turkey, Egypt, Greece, and the area of the Alps and the Danube. The core strength of the institute is field archaeology in all its sub disciplines as well as cultural and historical analyses based on material remains. The Research Group DIGGING.DIGITAL is primary focusing on developing and adapting methods of data acquisition, processing and analysis of archaeological research data.

Areas of responsibility:

  •   Survey / inventory of available research data at the institute
  •   Collaboration in conceptualising and implementation of database solutions for the archaeological
  •   Research on already existing database solutions
  •   Participation in the implementation of a data management plan


  •   Bachelor or Master in Archaeology with focus on digital Archaeology or in computer sciences / informatics with a focus on Digital Humanities / Archaeology
  •   Team minded
  •   Good communications skills
  •   Written and spoken fluency in German and English

    We offer:

  •   Diverse activities within the framework of all the research groups at the OeAI
  •   A working environment with a motivated and international team
  •   The opportunity to gain experience in the field of Digital Archaeology in working together with other institutions at the OeAW

    In the first three months, the gross salary will be EUR 1.359,45 / month, afterwards EUR 2.718,90 / month. The internship will start on January 2, 2020 and lasts 12 months.

    We hope to have garnered your interest in this internship and kindly request you to send a written application (CV, motivation letter, photograph, copies of degrees and references) via email to, no later than December 2, 2019.

    We look forward to your application.

    The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. The ÖAW lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

PostDoc research stay ABM and archaeology

The following post might be of interest:

PostDoc research stay (m/f/d) within the Leibniz Post Graduate School: Resources in Societies (ReSoc) – initially limited until 31.05.2020 – an extension until 31.12.2020 is desired, subject to approval by the Leibniz Association

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

To strengthen our interdisciplinary and international team, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) with either a strong background in social theory in archaeology and/or in agent-based modelling according to the basic research issues of the Project “Resources in Societies” (ReSoc) ( The position shall be anchored between the archaeological and the macroeconomic field and bridge both social and economic debates. The candidate (m/f/d) will staff up our team until the end of the project period. The researcher (m/f/d) will be enabled to follow his/her own agenda but it should be in line with the general targets and research conducted under ReSoc. There will also be ample opportunity to collaborate within the ReSoc Team. Furthermore, the researcher will share responsibilities for the final ReSoc Conference in Mai 2020 with the rest of the team.

ReSoc focuses on questions related to resources and their appropriation. ReSoc defines resources as a product of individual appropriation and social construction, as material sources and as mental perceptions.  Our guiding hypothesis is that resources represent an outstanding vehicle to describe social change in human history. Our transdisciplinary approach integrates social and cultural studies, natural sciences and social sciences/economics to explore the transformative potential of resources and their subsequent social impact.

Therefore the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM) and the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) have established a collaboration to enable PostDocs (m/f/d) to work and teach in a favoring scientific environment.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

Interested applicants should send their application per email to: Prof. Dr. Michael Roos,, by Friday, 4th October 2019 at the lastest.

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

At the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they are been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.


  • a Ph.D. degree in Economics/Archaeological Sciences/Social Anthropology
  • extended knowledge and research experience in the field of Economics/Agent-based Modeling/Social Theory in Archaeology
  • excellent English language skills

Job: Full-time developer/database manager Tucson

This permanent job will be of interest to members of this list. You will be part of a great project pioneering new computational methods in archaeology, applied to US southwest archaeological research questions:
The cyberSW project is looking to hire a full-time developer/database manager to work on both current NSF supported research project and future projects/data development. The position will be through Archaeology Southwest in Tucson and, though this is tied to the current NSF RIDIR grant, will continue as a regular full-time position after that grant ends in 2020. Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested.

Three PhD positions on Greek festival networks at Groningen

A great opportunity for those of you looking for PhD funding, or who know someone fit for this. The PhD projects will involve the application of network science and agent-based modelling to a fantastic dataset on Greek festivals of the connected contests project. And you’ll be working with great academics in an inspiring university environment.

More info below.

Informal announcement: Three PhD positions in the field of Greek Athletics and festivals

The Department of Ancient History at the University of Groningen will offer three PhD positions as of January 2019 in the field of Greek Athletics and festivals. These salaried positions will be full-time for a period of four-years, or 80% for a period of five years. The formal advertisement will become available in the course of the summer, but prospective candidates are invited to contact the project directors informally: Prof. Onno van Nijf ( and dr. Christina Williamson (

1: Applications are invited for 2 PhD positions (AIO) in the research project ‘Connecting the Greeks: Multi-scalar festivals in the Hellenistic world’ funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

The goal of this project is to investigate Hellenistic festival networks and their dynamics at different scales. Sport is commonly understood as an engine of global political and cultural change. This was also the case the Hellenistic and Roman periods. A strong increase in the number of festivals with athletic and other competitions promoted cultural and political communication and helped to raise awareness of an increased sense of common Greek identity. This growing web of agonistic festivals helped to create the Hellenistic world at different scales. This project aims to subject this multi-scalar festival culture to a rigorous analysis with innovative tools, theories and methods derived from social sciences and digital humanities, including network analysis and agent-based modelling.

A central feature of the project will be the further development of an on-line database of festivals and festival agents (athletes, performers, theoroi) that will make it easy to plot individual mobility and festival connectivities over time and place. A fully operative database is already available on, where also more information on the project may be found.

Two PhD projects will focus on festival networks at different scales. One PhD project addresses festivals in the representation of Hellenistic rulers and ruler cult. The second PhD project addresses festival network dynamics at a regional level. Both projects will use network analysis and agent-based modelling to interpret the role of festivals in creating Hellenistic connectivity.

2. A third PhD position will be offered in the framework of the Anchoring Innovation Research Initiative of the Dutch National Research School in Classical Studies, OIKOS .

Rome oriented cults and festivals in the Greek world: When Rome became the dominant power in the Eastern Mediterranean it anchored its power also in the cultural and religious traditions that connected the Hellenistic world. Agonistic festivals with athletic and musical competitions, continued to play an important role in this process of connectivity. The Roman conquerors found themselves entangled in this web of connections, starting with Titus Flamininus who famously used the Isthmian games to declare Greek freedom. This project will investigate the history and forms of this entanglement that would culminate in the Roman imperial cult. This project will be conducted in close connection with the NWO-funded project Connecting the Greeks: multi-scalar festivals in the Hellenistic world.

Candidates will be asked to develop a research proposal for one of these projects (1000-1500 words, excluding bibliography. Prospective candidates are invited to contact in advance Prof van Nijf ( ) or Dr Williamson (

PhD position multilayer network models for Humanities

The below PhD funding opportunity will be of interest to readers of this blog.

Dear friends and colleagues,

I would like to inform you that the University of Trento (Faculty of Mathematics) just published the call for one PhD position in the Program in Mathematics dedicated to the creation of multilayer network models for humanities.

This position is financed by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler ( in cooperation with the ‘Sphere Project’ at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science ( Primary workplace is Trento, Italy, and secondary (some months a year) is Berlin, Germany. The required language is English.

If you look for those positions founded by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, the call is the one numbered D here:

The PhD is primarily supervised by Manlio de Domenico, Head of the “Complex Multilayer Network (CoMuNe)” research unit at the “Center for Information Technology” of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler

I would very much appreciate you spreading the news in the faculties of mathematics, computer science and similar and, please, do not hesitate to contact Manlio or me for further information.


Matteo Valleriani & Manlio de Domenico


Prof. Dr. Matteo Valleriani

– Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

– Technische Universität, Berlin

– University of Tel Aviv, Israel

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