Post-Doctoral Fellows at IIT Gandhinagar [2 Vacancies; Monthly Fellowship Upto Rs. 55k]: Apply by Aug 15

Post-Doctoral Fellows at IIT Gandhinagar [2 Vacancies; Monthly Fellowship Upto Rs. 55k]: Apply by Aug 15


The Archaeological Sciences Centre and Humanities and Social Sciences Discipline at IIT Gandhinagar is looking for two exceptionally bright postdoctoral researchers to conduct interdisciplinary research focusing on Indigenous Heritage as a Facilitator for Sustainable Development Goals.

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar is a public engineering institution located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It has been declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.

Project Title

Indigenous Heritage as a Facilitator for Sustainable Development Goals

Job Role

The PDFs are expected to develop:

  1. A new culturally-informed model for using cultural heritage to facilitate sustainable development goals;
  2. Protocols to protect indigenous cultural heritage and intellectual rights, as a basis for developing culturally
    informed, viable and sustainable economic opportunities for Indigenous groups;
  3. New and experimental methods in archaeology which have been utilized by archaeologists in places like  Australia when working with indigenous artifacts and indigenous heritage, but are hitherto unknown or highly undeveloped in the South Asian academy; and
  4. Data collection including oral histories of indigenous communities in the northeast (Naga) and west India (Bhil) and Australia, collect archival data and develop indigenous cultural and intellectual property protocols.

A Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology/ Heritage Sustainability/ Ethnoarchaeology/ Social Archaeology/ Indigenous Archaeology/ or allied fields, with good publication record. Applicants are expected to be proficient in field research, data acquisition and critical analysis, and oral and written communication skills.

Scholars (below 35 years of age) having field research experience on the Nagas, Bhils, or Australian Aborigines, publications on indigenous communities, and interest in heritage and wellbeing will be preferred.


INR 45,000/- to 55,000/- per month as per the Institute norms (based on experience and qualifications)

How to Apply?

Interested candidates must send their curriculum vitae (max. 800 words), Ph.D. and Master degree/ Marksheet and a cover letter (Max. 400 words) explaining how their previous research expertise and interests would fit the current position requirements, their motivation for this position and future career goals.

The CV must contain contact details of three references. All the documents must be submitted as a single pdf file to Alok Kumar Kanungo ( The last date to apply is August 15, 2020.


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