POST: IMS\ARISTEIA_II\DynByzCrete\Phd2 Phd candidate with Graduation Degree (BA) in Archaeology and First Class M.A. in Byzantine Archaeology with specialization in Byzantine fortifications.

Application deadline: 26/03/2014

The Laboratory of Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMS-FORTH), announces a phd scholarship for candidates that want to participate in the implementation of the project « DynByzCrete- Recapturing the Dynamics of the Early Byzantine Settlements in Crete: Old problems - New Interpretations through an Interdisciplinary Approach». The project is carried out under the framework of the Operational Programme «EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING» (NSRF 2007-2013) and specifically the action «ARISTEIA ΙΙ».

Research objectives

The research includes collection of archaeological data regarding the towns and settlemets of Early Byzantine Crete and especially their fortifications, creation of a digital database, contributing to the compilation of thematic maps, participation in field work in Crete, active participation in publishing the results of the research in international journals and conferences. Candidates need to have a strong stimulus and be able to collaborate and interact constructively within an international team with various disciplines.


Necessary Requirements:

1. Graduation Degree (BA) in Archaeology.

2. First Class M.A. in Byzantine Archaeology.

3. Admission by Greek or foreign university for a PhD thesis on a topic relevant to Byzantine fortifications.

4. Participation in research and archaeological fieldwork in Crete and knowledge of GIS.

5. Good knowledge of English.

Location: Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Contract duration: The duration of the post is 5 months. We should emphasize that the goal of the Laboratory of Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment, IMS-FORTH is to invest in long-term collaborations with promising scientists and scholars that will participate in future funded projects. The successful candidate is expected to start by May 1st, 2014 the latest.

Application Procedure

The interested candidate should send detailed CV including identification and communication details and the supporting documentation, description (one page) of PhD thesis and contact information of two (2) referees to Dr Christina Tsigonaki until March 26th, 2014 at 14:00 hours.

Alternatively the application can be mailed in the following address:

Dr Christina Tsigonaki
Laboratory of Geophysical-Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment (GeoSat ReSeArch)
Institute for Mediterranean Studies (I.M.S.)
Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (F.O.R.T.H.)
Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130, P.O. Box. 119, Rethymno, 74100, Crete, Greece


For more information the candidates can directly contact Dr Christina Tsigonaki. Email:

Review of Applications

1.       Among all the applications that will be submitted within the deadline above, the one that fits better the above description will be selected.

2.       Applications are considered in time if they are received to the mail or email addresses mentioned above by the deadline of the application.

3.       If it is deemed necessary, applicants may be called for a personal interview.

4.       Please note that the call for proposals for a contract for the lease of this project is not competitive, while any option counterparty has the character of acceptance of a proposal rather than "hiring".

5.       The applicants selected will be notified personally for the acceptance of the contract as well as for submitting the original certifications (or certified copies of them). In case the original documents do not match the copies that have been submitted with the application, the applicant is dismissed from the application procedure.

6.       FORTH reserves the right to accept or not the submitted applications.

Additional Information στοιχεία

Α) The applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria



(up to)

Graduation Degree (BA) in Archaeology.


M.A. in Byzantine Archaeology (as above).


Description of PhD thesis.


Participation in research and archaeological fieldwork in Crete and knowledge of GIS.


Good knowledge of English.




Β) The results of the review and evaluation procedure will be published on the web page of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (

C) Any objections to the results of the candidates' evaluation should be presented strictly within five (5) working days from the day following the announcement of the results on the website IMS ( Objections should be specific and submitted by hand or sent by post to: Institute for Mediterranean Studies (I.M.S.), Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (F.O.R.T.H.), Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130, Rethymno, 74100, Crete, Greece.

D) The right of access to personal files and data relating to the other candidates is exercised only in written and in favor of the applicant in accordance with the combined provisions of Law 2472/1997 and Law 2690/1999, under c / EX/4163-1/6-7-2012 document for the Protection of Personal Data in order to exercise his rights in accordance with the legal procedure (written request, documentation overriding legitimate interest etc).