George Pitt-Rivers Professorship of Archaeological Science

University of Cambridge - Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Board of Electors to the George Pitt-Rivers Professorship of Archaeological Science invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Archaeological Science, as broadly construed, and one integrated with wider issues in interpretative archaeology. Candidates will be able to demonstrate the intellectual vision, applied experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining a leading research presence for Cambridge in this field, while also demonstrating an appetite for new, transformative approaches to configuring the future shape of Archaeological Science within Cambridge and internationally. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

The duties for this Professorship include cutting-edge research and teaching in Archaeological Science, broadly construed, that demonstrates both conceptual breadth and world-class specialist excellence; the ability to build and lead a team of colleagues and research students from across the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology; engagement with laboratory design and equipping; and contributions alongside other senior colleagues to the strategic advancement and leadership of Archaeology at Cambridge. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13780. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information is available at: https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact the Human Resources Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees, should be made online no later than 22 September 2017.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Cyprian Broodbank, Disney Professor of Archaeology (cb122@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JB12236 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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