Call for Assistant Researcher position in Prehistoric Archaeology

The Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behavior (ICArEHB at the Universidade do Algarve), seeks to appoint an assistant researcher in Prehistoric Archaeology. This will be a 6-year contract (3 years initial contract followed by 3 more year-to-year contract based on evaluation), potentially followed by tenure as full-time researcher. You will join ICArEHB and benefit from recent investment in laboratories, infrastructure and technical support in this area.



  • PhD in Archaeology or related scientific areas;
  • International postdoctoral experience in Prehistoric Archaeology;
  • Experience in the subdomains of geoarchaeology, isotope analysis or computational modeling applied to archaeology
  • Demonstrate a strong record of peer-review publication;
  • Proficiency of written and spoken English.


Selection Criteria:

The selection process will have two steps. First, the selection committee will evaluate the applications (CV and motivation letter) to produce a short-list of candidates. Second, the committee will conduct remote interviews with the selected candidates.


The evaluation of the CV will have four main criteria:

  1. The scientific, technological and cultural production in the last 5 years considered most relevant by the applicant (12 points);
  2. The field research developed in the last five years and considered of highest impact by the applicant (6 points);
  3. Dissemination activities in the last five years, specifically in the context of promotion of scientific culture and practice considered more relevant by the applicant (1 point);
  4. Science, technology and innovation management activities (1 point).


We offer:

  • A 6-year term contract (3+1+1+1 years), which includes 22 working days of vacation yearly, parental leave, medical coverage, and unemployment benefits.
  • Possible tenure contract renewal after an evaluation by the University of Algarve.
  • A gross salary of 45,222.94 euros per year, to which is added a monthly lunch subsidy in the amount of c. 1200 euros per year.
  • Integration in an interdisciplinary young research center that aims to create an international and highly motivated environment for research.


Application Procedure:

  • It is advisable to contact Vera Aldeias ( prior to submission;
  • Applicants must download and fill out the application form that can be found here;
  • The candidates need to provide the following documents:
    • A motivation letter in English, highlighting the most significant scientific activities and contributions over the last five years (maximum of 3,000 characters including spaces); a list and copies of three to five published articles considered by the applicant to be representative or most impactful in the field;
    • CV
    • Copy of doctoral certificate or diploma (following Portuguese law, at the time of the contract signature, the degree has to be recognized by the Portuguese education system);
    • Optional: Other documents that the applicant considers relevant for assessing his/her application can be attached to the application
  • Applications must be formalized by email to the address unntil 12 am (GMT Lisbon time) of the last day of the tender application period.
  • Deadline: June 28th, 2022