Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter - College of Humanities

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. 

The College wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Professor Stephen Rippon in his Exeter: A Place in Time Project. This full time AHRC funded post is available for three years from the 1st June 2017 to 31st May 2020. The successful applicant will assist Professor Rippon in data collection and analysis, the writing of reports, organising an academic conference and programme of public engagement activities. 

Some of the main duties of the post will include:

  • - Undertaking research into the archaeology of Exeter and its local, regional, and international hinterland, including preparing phased maps reconstructing the layout of the city in key periods based upon published and unpublished archives.
  • - contribute to the writing of a research-based monograph synthesising the archaeology of Exeter and its socio-economic relationships with its local, regional and international hinterlands
  • - assist in the editorship of a second volume of specialist papers

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, and communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically, to academic and non-academic audiences. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to write text and prepare illustrative material to a professional publication standard, to use GIS and social media, and work well within a team.

The starting salary will be from £26,829 within the grade E band (£26,052 - £29,301).

For further information please contact Professor Stephen Rippon, e-mail  or telephone (01392) 724353.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P56559 in any correspondence.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. Take a look at our careers site ( for more information.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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