The Department of Archaeology at Durham University in the UK seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Historical Archaeology, defined here the archaeology of any historical society worldwide from c. AD/CE 1500 to 1900.
We particularly welcome applications from those specialising in North America and/or the West Indies and/or Africa, or the Baltic World, with a research and teaching track record in themes such as colonialism and slavery; transatlantic connections, trade and commercialisation; or industrialisation.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/
Our vision is to build upon our strengths as a world-class research department. All of our Assistant Professors are encouraged to focus on research and teaching but also to engage in wider citizenship to enhance their own development, to support their department and wider discipline, and to contribute to the wider student experience. The University is committed to developing all of our colleagues to achieve their full potential. We promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure that all colleagues can thrive. We are committed to the principles of equality and diversity for all our staff and students. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates.
Candidates should have recently completed their PhD in Anthropology or Archaeology.
Candidates should submit a covering letter detailing their experience, strengths and potential in relation to the requirements set out for the post.
Applicants should also submit a CV and a personal research plan of c. 2 pages in length (max) and three pieces of written work (such as a published article, article manuscript or dissertation chapter), published or in press since 2014. For further information and how to apply https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/arch20-1/
Interviews are likely to be in March 2020
Application Materials Required:
Research Plan (2 pages maximum)
Three pieces of written work
Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses)
Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Sarah Semple, Head of Department at:
Department of Archaeology
Internal Number: ARCH20-1
About Durham University
Durham University is one of the world’s top universities, boasting a welcoming and vibrant international community. Durham is an exceptional place in which to base your career. Our strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences see us listed as a top 5 UK and top 100 University (QS World University Rankings 2019) with our students and our world leading academics sitting at the heart of delivering our ground-breaking work.The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.