The Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behavior (ICArEHB at the Universidade do Algarve), seeks to appoint a senior 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. Deadline: 17th of November, 2022


  • Hold a PhD in Archaeology or related scientific areas;
  • Have international postdoctoral experience in Prehistoric Archaeology, preferentially on Early Stone Age / Lower Palaeolithic;
  • Experience as PI in Prehistoric Archaeology;
  • If possible, with experience in computational and modeling approaches
  • Have demonstrated experience in fieldwork;
  • 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 (11 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 (2 points);
  4. Science, technology, and innovation management activities (1 points).

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 51,020.76 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 srhconcurso@ualg.ptuntil 11 pm (Western European Time zone) the last day of the tender application period.
  • Deadline: 17th of November, 2022
  • More information can be found here and here