PhD Student Position U. Calgary

The Stone Tools, Diet and Sociality research group located at the University of Calgary has an opening at the project for a new PhD student.

  • Institution: University of Calgary
  • Department: Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Location: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: January 2019
  • Hours: 40/week
  • Contract Type: SSHRC Partnership Grant: “Olduvai Gorge: Stone Tools, Diet, and Sociality”
  • Research Topic: Plio-Pleistocene Fauna from East Africa
  • Supervisors: Dr. Julio Mercader Florin

Job Description

  • Doctoral student able to participate in the extraction, description, taxonomic identification and taphonomic analysis of Pleistocene East African bone materials from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)


  • Must hold a Master’s degree in either Archaeology, Paleontology, Biology or a related field prior to date of hire
  • Excellent knowledge of related areas through reading of current literature, online database searching, and attendance of seminars and conferences.
  • Motivated and organized self-starter, one who can work with minimum supervision
  • An ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment.
  • Smooth laboratory operation by assuming a share of group responsibilities, which includes keeping detailed laboratory records and reporting.
  • An ability to solve problems and push methodological boundaries.
  • Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbal.

Additional Information

  • Please note that successful candidates will be subject to standard University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies and departmental selection procedures. More information can be found here
  • The University of Calgary is an equal opportunity institution, candidates will be chosen who are the best fit regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation
  • Full funding for the position will be provided

Application Instructions.

  • Please send your resume and cover letter to
  • Successful candidates may be required to provide 3 references to complete selection process
  • Deadline for submissions is November 15th, 2018