Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Endangered Archaeology

University of Oxford - School of Archaeology

36 Beaumont Street, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford. The position is externally funded by the Arcadia Fund. The project director is Dr Robert Bewley and the principal investigator is Professor Andrew Wilson.

This role involves searching for and recording significant archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa (from Mauretania to Iran), using satellite imagery and aerial photography, in order to aid understanding for their future protection and management. The job focuses on the interpretation of satellite imagery and aerial photographs for both the discovery of sites and an assessment of threats to them, record creation (using standard terminology and data input), analysis and archaeological research in support of the aims of the Endangered Archaeology project.

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed-term of 3 years and is available from February 2017.

Applicants must have a doctorate in archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with experience in or knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa. You will possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.

Further details are available from Dr Robert Bewley (

Additional information about the project is available at:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 6 January 2017. Interviews are likely to be held during the week beginning 16 January 2017.

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