Assistant Professor in East Asian Archaeology

Durham University

The role:

Based in the Department of Archaeology – listed as one of the top four archaeology departments in the world (in the 2017 QS World University Rankings list) and ranked first in the Guardian University Guide – you can expect a huge spectrum of challenges as you combine teaching with research into Chinese Archaeology. With access to cutting-edge photographic and laboratory-supported scientific facilities, you will nurture fieldwork projects and artefact studies ranging from Palaeolithic time to the present day. Supported by a worldwide network of institutions, heritage agencies and scholars, you will secure research funding, forge relationships with Chinese universities and further our ceramics work with the Palace Museum in Beijing. Attracting and mentoring PhD students and Chinese students, you will also offer your knowledge to the Durham University Oriental Museum.

You’ll need:

  • A degree in archaeology with a PhD in East Asian Archaeology.
  • Excellent research skills in East Asian archaeology, with a particular emphasis on Chinese archaeology. This should include research papers and a research plan, with the ability to secure funding.
  • A track record of successful fieldwork with plans for further archaeological fieldwork in East Asia.
  • Experience of supervising PhD work and teaching students, as evidenced by a teaching qualification or the ability to attain fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy.
  • Natural leadership skills with outstanding team-work capabilities and the ability to think innovatively.
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