Doctoral Student-Scholarship Holder Position In The Frames Of The Research Project Financed By The...

Universities and Institutes of Poland

Poland

June 30, 2021

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Nicolaus Copernicus University
  • Research Field: Geography Geosciences History Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 30/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Poland › Toruń
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/08/2021
  • Position offer: doctoral student-scholarship holder position in the frames of the research project No. 2018/30/E/HS3/00567 entitled "Chocolate flint on the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. Mining, use and distribution" financed by the National Science Center, Poland (NCN).

    Name of the unit: Faculty of Historical Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń; Toruń, Poland

    https: // www. wnh.umk.pl/

    NCN contest type: SONATA BIS - HS

    Deadline for submitting offers: 2021-06-30 23:59

    Requirements:

  • Completion of second-cycle studies and a master's degree or an equivalent university degree in archeology, geology, geography or a related discipline.
  • The condition for entering the competition is simultaneous submission of an application for Doctoral Studies at the Doctoral School of Humanities, Theology and Arts - Academia Artium Humaniorum of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The condition for signing the contract is to obtain the status of a doctoral student at the above-mentioned School (information on recruitment under the National Science Center project No 2018/30/E/HS3/00567, is available at the secretary's office of the Doctoral School: e-mail: damur@umk.pl, tel.: +48 56 611 23 99).
  • Willingness to conduct extensive field work in the area of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland.
  • Knowledge of geological methods such as: geological mapping, rock identification, rock or mineral microscopy; in addition, basic knowledge of the geological structure of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as to plan and organize work.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate knowledge, analytical thinking and independently formulate conclusions.
  • Very good command of the English language in speech and writing, allowing for active participation in the work and presentation of results at international conferences.
  • Professionalism in the approach to duties: reliability, diligence, punctuality.
  • Description of tasks:

  • Active participation in the project NCN (No. 2018/30 / E / HS3 / 00567) with regard to:
  • - acquiring knowledge from literature

    - field work (e.g. mapping flint deposits in the area of the Kraków- Częstochowa Upland, documenting the exposures of flint-bearing rocks, sampling of flints from the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland and the Holy Cross Mountains, participation in the preparation of a map of chocolate flint deposits, as well as participation in excavations in the site of the prehistoric flint mine in Poręba Dzierżna 24),

    - laboratory work (preparation of flint samples for petrographic and geochemical analyzes; independent conducting petrographic analyzes, including microscopic analyzes; comparative studies of chocolate flint samples from well-recognized outcrops in the Holy Cross Mountains region; analysis and interpretation of results; development of petrographic and geochemical characteristics of chocolate flint from the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland; petrographic and geochemical analyzes of selected artifacts from chocolate flint from Poland and abroad sites and verification of the origin of a raw material).

  • Preparation of research results for presentation and publication in the form of scientific articles, conference presentations, periodical reports.
  • Participation in the necessary training to improve qualifications.
  • Conditions of employment:

  • Active participation in the NCN research project "Chocolate flint on the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. Mining, use and distribution" (ID 2018/30/E/HS3/00567), as a doctoral student-scholarship holder;
  • Education in Doctoral School of Humanities, Theology and Arts - Academia Artium Humaniorum in Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, one of the leading scientific centers in Poland. Proposed study topic: "Chocolate flint from the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland as a prehistoric economic raw material. Geoarchaeological research on the range of deposits, methods of identification, and determination of provenance”.
  • A scholarship awarded under the NCN project for the entire period of studies at the Doctoral School, in the amount of: PLN 2,779.4 per month for the first two years (1st and 2nd year of studies) and PLN 4,281.77 per month for the next two years (3rd and 4th year of studies);
  • Fieldwork trips, research visits, trainings and international scientific conferences;
  • Place for office work at the Institute of Archeology of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, access to the necessary analytical equipment and/or trips to analytical laboratories;

  • A unique opportunity to gain experience in geoarchaeology;
  • The research results obtained as part of the work in the NCN project can be used as the basis for obtaining a doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Magdalena Sudoł-Procyk and Dr. hab. Maciej Krajcarz, professor of the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • Additional information:

    Short description of the project:

    Many varieties of siliceous rocks are known from the territory of Poland, but the variety that stands out in terms of technical and visual features is certainly chocolate flint. It played an extremely important role as an excellent raw material for the production of tools in all periods of the Stone Age.

    The north-eastern margin of the Holy Cross Mountains is the best known and researched area of the occurrence of chocolate flint. For many years, it has been considered to be the only region where this raw material can be found. In the last decade the team headed by geologist Maciej Krajcarz and archaeologist Magdalena Sudoł-Procyk discovered deposits of chocolate flint in the Kraków- Częstochowa Upland. Within the outcrop is located prehistoric flint mine, and in its close surroundings flint workshops. These discoveries resulted in the need for further, more detailed and comprehensive research in order to verify the issues related to the location of deposits, mining, use and distribution of this raw material in the past.

    This project involves multifaceted geoarchaeological research related to the identification of the chocolate flint outcrop in the entire area of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, developing methods of distinguishing this raw material from chocolate flint from the Holy Cross Mountains, and implementing these methods to identify the raw material composition of arifacts from archaeological sites.

    Required documents:

  • Application for granting the NCN scientific scholarship, along with a declaration of reading and accepting all terms and conditions of the announced competition;
  • Application for acceptance for the the Doctoral School of Humanities, Theology and Arts - Academia Artium Humaniorum. at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, printed from the Internet Candidate Registration system and signed;
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing a list of scientific and popular publications with short summaries and indication of the applicant's role; list of conferences, workshops, trainings, scholarships which the applicant has participated in, with short indication of the applicant's role; the list of achieved awards, distinctions and scholarships;
  • Cover letter containing a brief description of interests, scientific achievements, summary of the Master thesis, information on the involvement in scientific activities (e.g., involvement in research projects with a description of their role) and justification for the intention to undertake the doctoral studies and the position in the project;
  • A scan of the master's diploma or equivalent certificate of the finishing of the master's study;
  • A written opinion on predispositions for scientific work prepared by the supervisor of the master's thesis, and in the case of a justified lack of such a possibility, submission of such an opinion prepared by another academic teacher;
  • Documents confirming additional qualifications, in particular linguistic, and scientific and artistic achievements, including copies of any publications;
  • A scan or original of the candidate's signed consent to the processing of personal data.
  • The deadline for the final settlement of the competition: July 15, 2021.

    The planned date of starting the studies: August 1, 2021.

    Applications and any questions should be sent to the following address: sudol@umk.pl

    Please send documents with the subject of the message "PhD student / scholarship holder - Chocolate flint". Candidates who meet the formal requirements will be invited to an interview (possible on-line interview). The selected candidates will be notified individually by e-mail about the date and place or form of the interview by July 4, 2021. We reserve the right to contact only selected candidates and to reject all nominations submitted if the evaluation committee decides that they do not meet the criteria. The originals of the scanned documents must be delivered at the latest when signing the contract.

    Information about the competition is also available on the website:

    https: // ncn.gov.pl/baza-ofert/?akcja=wyswietl&id=186333

    Benefits
  • Active participation in the NCN research project "Chocolate flint on the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. Mining, use and distribution" (ID 2018/30/E/HS3/00567), as a doctoral student-scholarship holder;
  • Education in Doctoral School of Humanities, Theology and Arts - Academia Artium Humaniorum in Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, one of the leading scientific centers in Poland. Proposed study topic: "Chocolate flint from the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland as a prehistoric economic raw material. Geoarchaeological research on the range of deposits, methods of identification, and determination of provenance”.
  • A scholarship awarded under the NCN project for the entire period of studies at the Doctoral School, in the amount of: PLN 2,779.4 per month for the first two years (1st and 2nd year of studies) and PLN 4,281.77 per month for the next two years (3rd and 4th year of studies);
  • Fieldwork trips, research visits, trainings and international scientific conferences;
  • Place for office work at the Institute of Archeology of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, access to the necessary analytical equipment and/or trips to analytical laboratories;

  • A unique opportunity to gain experience in geoarchaeology;
  • The research results obtained as part of the work in the NCN project can be used as the basis for obtaining a doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Magdalena Sudoł-Procyk and Dr. hab. Maciej Krajcarz, professor of the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • Eligibility criteria

    Required documents:

  • Application for granting the NCN scientific scholarship, along with a declaration of reading and accepting all terms and conditions of the announced competition;
  • Application for acceptance for the the Doctoral School of Humanities, Theology and Arts - Academia Artium Humaniorum. at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, printed from the Internet Candidate Registration system and signed;
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing a list of scientific and popular publications with short summaries and indication of the applicant's role; list of conferences, workshops, trainings, scholarships which the applicant has participated in, with short indication of the applicant's role; the list of achieved awards, distinctions and scholarships;
  • Cover letter containing a brief description of interests, scientific achievements, summary of the Master thesis, information on the involvement in scientific activities (e.g., involvement in research projects with a description of their role) and justification for the intention to undertake the doctoral studies and the position in the project;
  • A scan of the master's diploma or equivalent certificate of the finishing of the master's study;
  • A written opinion on predispositions for scientific work prepared by the supervisor of the master's thesis, and in the case of a justified lack of such a possibility, submission of such an opinion prepared by another academic teacher;
  • Documents confirming additional qualifications, in particular linguistic, and scientific and artistic achievements, including copies of any publications;
  • A scan or original of the candidate's signed consent to the processing of personal data.
  • Selection process

    The deadline for the final settlement of the competition: July 15, 2021.

    The planned date of starting the studies: August 1, 2021.

    Applications and any questions should be sent to the following address: sudol@umk.pl

    Please send documents with the subject of the message "PhD student / scholarship holder - Chocolate flint". Candidates who meet the formal requirements will be invited to an interview (possible on-line interview). The selected candidates will be notified individually by e-mail about the date and place or form of the interview by July 4, 2021. We reserve the right to contact only selected candidates and to reject all nominations submitted if the evaluation committee decides that they do not meet the criteria. The originals of the scanned documents must be delivered at the latest when signing the contract.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // ncn.gov.pl/baza-ofert/?akcja=wyswietl&id=186333

    Required Research Experiences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Geography › Cartography

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Geosciences › Geology

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • History › Prehistory

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Geography: Master Degree or equivalent

    Geosciences: Master Degree or equivalent

    History: Master Degree or equivalent

    Other: Master Degree or equivalent

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ENGLISH: Good

    Skills/Qualifications
  • Completion of second-cycle studies and a master's degree or an equivalent university degree in archeology, geology, geography or a related discipline.
  • The condition for entering the competition is simultaneous submission of an application for Doctoral Studies at the Doctoral School of Humanities, Theology and Arts - Academia Artium Humaniorum of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The condition for signing the contract is to obtain the status of a doctoral student at the above-mentioned School (information on recruitment under the National Science Center project No 2018/30/E/HS3/00567, is available at the secretary's office of the Doctoral School: e-mail: damur@umk.pl, tel.: +48 56 611 23 99).
  • Willingness to conduct extensive field work in the area of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland.
  • Knowledge of geological methods such as: geological mapping, rock identification, rock or mineral microscopy; in addition, basic knowledge of the geological structure of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as to plan and organize work.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate knowledge, analytical thinking and independently formulate conclusions.
  • Very good command of the English language in speech and writing, allowing for active participation in the work and presentation of results at international conferences.
  • Professionalism in the approach to duties: reliability, diligence, punctuality.
  • Specific Requirements

    Description of tasks:

  • Active participation in the project NCN (No. 2018/30 / E / HS3 / 00567) with regard to:
  • - acquiring knowledge from literature

    - field work (e.g. mapping flint deposits in the area of the Kraków- Częstochowa Upland, documenting the exposures of flint-bearing rocks, sampling of flints from the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland and the Holy Cross Mountains, participation in the preparation of a map of chocolate flint deposits, as well as participation in excavations in the site of the prehistoric flint mine in Poręba Dzierżna 24),

    - laboratory work (preparation of flint samples for petrographic and geochemical analyzes; independent conducting petrographic analyzes, including microscopic analyzes; comparative studies of chocolate flint samples from well-recognized outcrops in the Holy Cross Mountains region; analysis and interpretation of results; development of petrographic and geochemical characteristics of chocolate flint from the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland; petrographic and geochemical analyzes of selected artifacts from chocolate flint from Poland and abroad sites and verification of the origin of a raw material).

  • Preparation of research results for presentation and publication in the form of scientific articles, conference presentations, periodical reports.
  • Participation in the necessary training to improve qualifications.
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Nicolaus Copernicus University
  • Department: Faculty of History
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www. wnh.umk.pl
  • E-Mail: sudol@umk.pl
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Toruń
  • State/Province: kujawsko-pomorskie
  • Postal Code: 87-100
  • Street: ul. Gagarina 11