McDonald Professorship of Palaeoproteomics

University of Cambridge - Department of Archaeology

The Board of Electors to the McDonald Professorship of Palaeoproteomics invite applications for this single tenure Professorship (for a 10 year term) 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. The Professorship will be based in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, within the Department of Archaeology.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature and leadership in the emerging field of Palaeoproteomics, combined with strong evidence of an associated engagement with major themes in interpretative social archaeology and material culture, as well as a track record of success in gaining large-scale funding, forging international collaborations and projects, actively encouraging a new generation of researchers in their field, and senior academic management and leadership both nationally and internationally. They will demonstrate the vision, experience and enthusiasm to work with colleagues to maintain and extend into new domains Cambridge's reputation for excellence and innovation in the field of archaeological science. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. 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: 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: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

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 4 May 2018.

Informal enquiries about this position may be directed to Professor Cyprian Broodbank (Convenor of the Board of Electors), at email

Please quote reference JD15179 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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