Wainwright Early Career Fellow in Near-Eastern Archaeology (2 posts)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Oriental Studies

Oriental Institute
Pusey Lane
Oxford or elsewhere by arrangement

An exciting opportunity has arisen for researchers in the field of archaeology of the Near East. Funded by the GA Wainwright Fund, the Early Career Fellows will carry out research into the non-classical archaeology of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East (from Morocco to Afghanistan). The intention of the Fellowship is to offer opportunities for outstanding scholars at an early stage in their academic career to develop further their research publication record and experience to enhance their career development.

The Fellow will manage her/his academic research and administrative activities, and adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials. Preparing working theories and analysing data to refine those theories, the Fellow will work towards the completion of research publication(s). She/he will also be involved in developing new research proposals and ideas for generating research income. Research findings will be presented at academic events.

You will have been awarded, or close to the award of, a doctorate, and will be required to present a proposal for research and publication focused on research into the non-classical archaeology (not literary nor philological studies) of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East. You must be able to develop a coherent programme of research, and to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories, while demonstrating advanced knowledge in your field of research. As well as being able to demonstrative an ability to collate and analyse data as appropriate, you should be able to show evidence of time management skills, setting priorities and meeting deadlines, and have skills in presentation of research at meetings/seminars/conferences/public engagement events.

Two positions are available for a fixed-term period of 6 months.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 October 2016.


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