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Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology

UCL - Institute of Archaeology

Location: London
Salary: £44,674 to £52,701 Per annum, Grade 7, Inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd January 2020
Closes: 23rd February 2020
Job Ref: 1858670

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £44,674 to £52,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is recognised as one of the leading academic departments of Archaeology in the world. It is the largest department in its field in the UK, with the most sizable graduate research community, and the broadest range of coverage. It offers a uniquely stimulating environment with more than 60 staff pursuing high-quality research across five continents. The Institute of Archaeology is at the forefront of global archaeology, conservation and heritage studies and has very well equipped laboratory facilities for archaeological science. 

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer who will contribute high quality research and teaching in the field of Palaeolithic Archaeology. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with a strong international research profile in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of Eurasia or the Early and Middle Stone Age of Africa.  The successful candidate will also ideally be involved in field research which might provide opportunities for student involvement. UCL as a whole has one of the largest number of researchers involved in human evolution studies of any university, and staff at the Institute of Archaeology are involved in collaborative research as well as teaching with those in other departments. 

The post-holder will teach and coordinate undergraduate and postgraduate courses in their field of expertise as well as contribute to more general courses. They will play a major role in the teaching and development of the MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology. They will also be expected to supervise dissertations at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. 

The appointment is an open ended position, which is available from 1 July 2020. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology or a closely related field. They will have the proven ability to undertake research of the highest quality in the field of Palaeolithic Archaeolgy (particularly that relating to the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of Eurasia or the Early and Middle Stone Age of Africa). They will have evidence of active research projects and of plans to develop further research in this field. Research experience in Palaeolithic stone tool analysis is also essential.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sue Hamilton at

Queries regarding the vacancy or the application process should be sent to Louisa Goldsmith at

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