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ER04 Fellowship: “Assessment and quantification of damage on the building materials from three desert castles in Jordan”.

Fellowship Title and ID code
Marie Curie Experience Researcher Fellowship (ER4) at the Department of Conservation Science, Queen Rania Institute of Tourism & Heritage, The Hashemite University (Jordan)
Title of Research Project
Assessment and quantification of damage on the building materials from three desert castles in Jordan”.
Fellowship Description
The aim of this research project is to assess and quantify the damage observed on the building materials of three desert castles in Jordan. These castles are made with different building materials and they are adorned with wall paintings and mosaics. The study will extend to evaluate all the internal and external factors leading to the decay of these sites. The main scope is to produce a comprehensive plan for the conservation and management of these sites, which will take into consideration all the active decay mechanisms. The research thus will not only provide solutions for the necessary practical remedial and preventive practices for preservation of the monuments, but it will also be a conceptual management plan for the sites.

Academic Requirements

Eligible applicants for this Experienced Researcher Fellowship (equivalent to a post-doctoral position) must either be in possession of a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it, or have a Master’s degree and at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in the field of archaeology, or materials science, or chemistry, or conservation. Their total research experience must not exceed 5 years after obtaining their Masters’ degree.

Marie Curie ITN programs mobility requirement

At the time of selection by the Hashemite University, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Jordan for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

Duration of fellowship

22 months – starting in February 2013

Closing date for applications

15th of January 2013

Submitting an application

Deadline for Fellowship application: 2nd of January 2013

Applicants should send via e-mail a CV, a covering letter including brief description of their research activities and the names and contact details of two referees, and a copy of a relevant publication to Dr Fadi A.Y. Bal’awi (E-mail: fadi.balaawi@gmail.com) and Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou (E-mail: m.dikom@ucy.ac.cy) using the indication NARNIA ER4 to the e-mail’s subject field.
Financial regime

In line with the FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN, the total cost for the project for the annual salary is 39480 Euros before being subject to local national taxation. In addition to the monthly salary, mobility, travel and career exploratory allowances will also be provided.

Contact persons
Dr Fadi A.Y. Bal’awi (E-mail: fadi.balaawi@gmail.com)
Assistant Professor in the Department of Conservation Science, Queen Rania Institute of Tourism & Heritage, The Hashemite University (Jordan)

OR

Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou (E-mail: m.dikom@ucy.ac.cy)

NARNIA Project Manager, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus

More information on NARNIA: www.narnia-itn.eu

More information on the Hashemite University: http://www.hu.edu.jo/