MA and PhD Stipends at the University of Manitoba

Haskel Greenfield has requested to post the following, regarding the possibility of MA and PhD stipends at the University of Manitoba, working on the EB materials from Tell es-Safi/Gath.

Here’s the notice:

MA and PhD Fellowships Available (University of Manitoba)
Two to three MA and/or PhD Fellowships are available in the Department of Anthropology (and Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Laboratory) of the University of Manitoba under the supervision of Prof. Haskel Greenfield, as part of his “Nature of early urban neighbourhoods in the southern Levant: Early Bronze Age at Tell es-Safi (EBAS)”, SSHRC Partnership Research Program with Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
The term of funding for the MA is for two years (minimum of $12,000/year) and the PhD for four years (minimum of $18,000/year), beginning September 1, 2014. PhD students or Post-docs may have the opportunity for sessional (part-time) teaching if courses are available, contingent on funding.
The fellowships are available for the scientific analysis of remains from the EBA of levels at Tell es-Safi, Israel, including (but not limited to):
·        Lidar scanning technology
·        Digital imaging of artefacts
·        GIS and spatial analysis
·        Archaeobotany
·        Phytolith
·        Scientific analyses of ceramics
·        Micro-debris analysis
·        Lithic source analysis
·        Trace element analysis
·        Geoarchaeology
·        palaeoenvironmental
·        Other specialties are open to discussion
Knowledge of any of the above archaeological methods, in addition to ceramic analysis, zooarchaeology, geology, chemistry, chronometric analysis, and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction are beneficial.
The successful candidate is expected to have a background Near Eastern Archaeology, the archaeology of complex societies, and archaeological field work and methods.
Experience in archaeological data management and knowledge of Microsoft Office products (including Access), imaging software, spatial analytic (e.g. ArcGIS) programs, Leica Cyclone, and SQL databases (e.g., DB2) would be an asset.
Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or landed residents must have their applications approved by Immigration Canada and acceptance by the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the start date of the fellowship.
Interested applicants should contact Prof. Haskel Greenfield (Haskel.Greenfield@umanitoba.ca) before January 1, 2015.
Completed applications for the graduate program should be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Manitoba by January 15, 2015 http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html.

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