Lecturer in Digital Archaeology

University of Glasgow - School of Humanities

Job Purpose

To undertake high-quality research, research supervision, knowledge exchange and impact and to make an active and high-level contribution in the School of Humanities in the College of Arts to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Archaeology, and to undertake administration/academic service as requested by the Head of School.

The post-holder will be an expert in digital archaeology, engaging with the conception, identification, and implementation of new digital devices and methodologies in archaeology, as well as their theorisation and critique. He/she will specialise in one or more of the following areas: data visualisation and virtual heritage; computational modelling, quantitative analysis and data science in archaeology; and open and inclusive archaeology.

The post-holder will bring thematic expertise to complement Archaeology’s research strengths in material culture, landscape and/or engagement archaeology, as well as wider strengths in digital humanities across the College of Arts. The post-holder will also complement Archaeology’s strengths in north-west Europe, the Mediterranean, and/or the Near East.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To develop and sustain world-leading individual and joint collaborative research projects in line with University research integrity and ethical standards in the School, Centre or relevant Unit of Assessment and to pursue and secure external funding for the same through successful grant applications to Research Councils and other funding bodies.
2. To provide collaborative leadership and to contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Unit of Assessment, School and College, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and demonstrable impact.
3. To contribute/make a leading contribution to the School, College and University’s interdisciplinary research culture and to attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences.
4. To be responsible for the supervision and training of postgraduate Masters and doctoral students and to ensure their effective development in line with University and (where relevant) funder guidelines.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7/8, £34,520 - £49,149 per annum.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Probation Period

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

Information on the programme can be found on our website at:

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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