Postdoctoral Scholar, Anthropology
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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking three (3) postdoctoral scholars to be hired as part of a UCF LiDAR and Groundtruthing Project in the Department of Peten, Guatemala, through Drs. Brigitte Kovacevich and Michael Callaghan.
The postdoctoral scholars will report to and be mentored by Drs. Kovacevich and Callaghan. These positions are expected to start in early January 2022 with specific dates to be determined based upon approval and background checks with UCF Human Resources.
This is a 1-year position that may be renewable for a second year. Selected candidates will work on the UCF main campus at the UCF GIS Research Cluster Laboratory ( Individuals seeking a remote work environment may be afforded this opportunity at the discretion and approval of immediate supervisors and UCF Human Resources.
The job duties are accomplished with open-sourced software and minimum hardware requirements that the candidate will need to personally provide for a remote work situation, if approved. UCF's expectation is that an employee will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins even if a remote work environment is allowed. Individuals from historically excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral scholars will be processing LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data from Guatemala to identify and draw structures and features that were created and/or modified by humans on the landscape during the Preclassic-Classic Maya periods. Data processing will be done through the use of commercial software ArchMap 10.x, ArcGIS Pro 2.x, or open-source software QGIS 3.x, and Relief Visualization Toolbox 2.x and Google Earth.
The postdoctoral scholar will not have teaching or other duties during the appointment but may mentor students who aid in the processing of the data.
AA-College of Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Type of Appointment:
Advertised Annual Salary:
A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment period.
Experience in processing LiDAR data and Maya Archaeology is strongly preferred.
Expert in commercial software ArchMap 10.x, ArcGIS Pro 2.x, or open-source software QGIS 3.x, and Relief Visualization Toolbox 2.x and Google Earth.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a current CV or resume, a cover letter detailing experience with related skills and software, and the names and contact information for three professional references (with names, titles, emails, and phone numbers).
NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Brigitte Kovacevich at firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-823-6554, and Dr. Michael Callaghan at email@example.com, 407-823-4964.
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF's expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
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