Training Manager and Researcher - Egypt on Endangered Archaeology Project

University of Oxford - The School of Archaeology

Applications are invited for a Training Manager and Researcher 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 Cultural Protection Fund, administered by the British Council. The project director is Dr Robert Bewley and the principal investigator is Professor Andrew Wilson.

The post holder will be a member of a University of Oxford research group that is collaborating in the EAMENA project with archaeologists at the University of Leicester and University of Durham. The main responsibilities of the post involve the design, organisation and delivery of training for heritage professionals in Egypt in the EAMENA methodology. The role will also involve the compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for Egypt and assessments of those sites under the greatest threat.

The post holder will undertake the organisation and delivery of training, as well as research and related administration and other activities in Egypt supporting the work of a project entitled 'Training in Endangered Archaeology methodology with Middle East and North African Heritage Stakeholders' which is funded by the British Council CPF, as part of a larger project called 'Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa' (EAMENA), funded by the Arcadia Fund. The broader project is 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 post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed-term for 25 months and is available from October 2017.

Applicants must have a doctorate in archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with fieldwork experience in and knowledge of Egyptian archaeology and survey as well as the wider Middle East and North Africa. Applicants will have experience of organising and delivering training events, teaching, workshops or conferences and be a good communicator and organiser. Applicants should also possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.

Further details are available from Dr Robert Bewley using the email address below.

Additional information about the project is available at:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 31 August 2017.

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