Job Openings

June 06, 2016: IPCH currently has one job opening for a Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral Associate in Heritage Science (Conservation, Architecture, Archaeology, Art History or related field)

Yale Institute for the Preservation Cultural Heritage

Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) is dedicated to advancing the field of heritage science through transdisciplinary research, education and training, practice and advocacy, with the aim to enhance sustainable preservation of cultural heritage, interpretation, and access in service to the global conservation community.

A position of a Postdoctoral Associate in Heritage Science is open in the IPCH Digitization Lab in the interdisciplinary Project “Anqa”. This is a full-time, one-year position, with the option to be extended.

Project Anqa, launched with CyArk and ICOMOS for emergency recording of high risk heritage in Syria and Iraq, intends to digitally document sites in 3D before they are destroyed or altered. IPCH will serve as the lead organization in publishing scans online and guiding the annotation of the data to ensure they are accompanied by validated and correct scholarly data.

In close collaboration with the Departments of Computer Science, Art History and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations and the Yale School of Architecture, the Postdoctoral Associate will oversee the validation and annotation of meta-data, co-develop the database and its open access interface on the web with the aim to provide an important resource for students and scholars, globally.

Eligibility: Candidates must have a PhD in conservation, architecture, archaeology, art history or related field. Experience in imaging techniques, proficiency with managing and processing of analytical and imaging data files as well as a good working knowledge of Arabic is desirable. The PhD degree must have been obtained within the last five years. Excellent written and verbal skills, fluency in English language as well as an interest in collaborative and multi-disciplinary research are essential.

Remuneration: The level of remuneration is dependent on experience according to the policy of the Yale Office for Postdoctoral Affairs ( starting from $50,440 plus health benefits with an annual cost of living increase.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, and contact details of two references, should be addressed to:
Laurie Batza Senior Administrative Assistant to the Director Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Yale University - West Campus PO Box 27395 West Haven, CT 06516 Tel: 203-737-3159 Fax: 203-479-1407 Email: