The Department of Archaeology at Durham University is building upon its strengths by appointing a talented and ambitious Assistant Professor in Zooarchaeology. Expanding our current research and teaching strengths in archaeological science, the new postholder will develop world-class research and teaching in the fields of zooarchaeology and environmental archaeology. We welcome applications from those with active laboratory/field-based collaborative projects that address fundamental archaeological research questions in any part of the world, and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants capable of directing research on the zooarchaeology of East and South East Asia and Africa.
The successful candidate will pursue research that is world leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, commensurate with the Department of Archaeology’s continuing emphasis on international excellence, and demonstrated by outstanding publications. They will bring experience and ambition in terms of seeking out national and international funding opportunities and develop research impact beyond the Institution. They will develop and pursue international research collaborations to further enhance the Department’s global reputation in archaeological science. They will also help develop our vibrant research postgraduate community, by attracting students of exceptional calibre from Britain and abroad to study with us at Durham.
Bringing excellent communication skills and teaching experience, the successful candidate will take the lead on developing our BSc in Archaeology and they will curate, expand, use and increase access to our internationally-renowned zooarchaeological reference collection. They will develop our zooarchaeological teaching across our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, contributing to the MSc in Bioarchaeology and developing a specific MSc pathway in Zooarchaeology, and will explore the potential for research and teaching collaboration with other departments and research centres in Durham University, as well as external organisations. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the collegial and administrative activities of the Department and demonstrate leadership within an academic context.
For more information please read the advert and full job description available at https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/arch20-2/
Candidates will have a good first degree and a PhD in Archaeological Science or a related subject (which for grade 7 candidates may be completed or under examination). Candidates must outline their experience, skills and achievements to date which demonstrate that they meet or that they have the potential to achieve the essential criteria for the post.
Candidates applying for a grade 8 post must meet all of the essential criteria. Essential and desirable criteria are outlined in the full job description.
Department contact for academic-related enquiries: Professor Mike Church email@example.com
Internal Number: ARCH20-2
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