The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Art History and Archaeology. The successful candidate will: A) conduct research and process field data for the Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments website ( and B) be responsible for daily project management and general assistance to the Director of the project, Professor Zainab Bahrani.

The Columbia University Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments project has been documenting endangered historical architecture and rock reliefs on site, in Iraq and Turkey, since 2013. The successful candidate will have a strong background in ancient Near Eastern art, archaeology and history, and interest in Digital Humanities projects. Reading and writing knowledge of one of the regional languages, Arabic, Kurdish or Turkish would be a plus. The fellow will be based at Columbia University in New York. The award is for one year, non-renewable. The salary is $52,250 and benefits.

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