Senior Lecturer/Reader In Geoarchaeology

Durham University - Department of Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) or Reader level. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research and teaching interests in the field of Geoarchaeology.

We understand Geoarchaeology in broad terms, as research sitting methodologically and theoretically at the interface between archaeology and the geosciences, and also the biological sciences. We therefore acknowledge that although it primarily includes interdisciplinary work focusing on understanding archaeological sites, their environmental context, and site formation processes and how the analysis of sedimentary records can enhance our understanding of human activity in past environments, it may also include work on the biological record of past human activity through the analysis of faunal and botanical remains and palaeoecological reconstructions that shed light on past human-environment interactions.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the Department of Archaeology’s research and teaching. The successful candidate will help sustain our world-class research performance and reputation through undertaking research both in the field and in the laboratory, using a range of techniques, on data derived from projects in one or more areas of the Eurasian landmass (not excluding the British Isles). They will also help to provide students with excellent and attractive research-led learning experiences, by contributing to core teaching (including lectures and practicals, field- and laboratory-based training) at Undergraduate and Masters levels in environmental and landscape archaeology, ideally also on at least one particular period/region (e.g. prehistoric Eurasia).

The successful applicant will, ideally, be in post by 1st August 2017.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in early 2017.

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We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

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