Research Associate on Endangered Archaeology Project

University of Leicester - Archaeology and Ancient History

Fixed term contract for 1 year on a full time basis (available from June 2017)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. The position is externally funded by the Cultural Protection Fund, administered by the British Council. The Leicester director is Professor David Mattingly.

You will be a member of a University of Leicester research group that is collaborating in the EAMENA project with archaeologists at the University of Oxford and University of Durham. The main responsibilities of the post involve the creation of key datasets within the Endangered Archaeology framework specific to the national archaeological services of Libya and Tunisia. This will involve compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for each country and a watch list of 250-300 sites representative of the region’s heritage.

The role will also involve supporting the Training Manager at Leicester in the development of a country-based heritage platform (HER) based on the EAMENA database. In addition you will contribute to the general work of the EAMENA project: interpretation of satellite imagery and aerial photographs, creation of new site records, data management (using standard terminology and data input), analysis and archaeological research in support of the aims of the Endangered Archaeology project covering Libya and Tunisia.

You will act as a key liaison between the national archaeological services of Libya and Tunisia and the EAMENA project, working with team members and training staff to promote and facilitate the potential adoption of a country-based heritage platform (HER) based on the EAMENA database. You will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Archaeology or a related and relevant subject (or significant professional experience of equivalent value) together with experience in or knowledge of North Africa and/or the Middle East. You will have experience of organising and delivering training events, teaching, workshops or conferences and be a good communicator and organizer. Applicants should also possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.

Please click here to see the Job Summary for this position.

Additional information about the project is available at Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor David Mattingly on or 0116 252 2610.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 30 April 2017.

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 15 May 2017.

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