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Research Fellow in GIS and Spatial Archaeology

UCL - Institute of Archaeology, London

Location: London
Salary: £36,770 to £44,388 UCL Grade 7, per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 8th July 2022
Job Ref: 1885315
 

Fixed Term: The post is available from 1st August 2022 and is funded for 24 months in the first instance.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is recognised as one of the leading academic departments of Archaeology and Heritage in the world. It is the largest department within its field in the UK. It offers a uniquely stimulating environment with more than 60 staff pursuing high-quality research across five continents. We are at the forefront of global archaeology, conservation and heritage studies and have well-equipped laboratory facilities for archaeological science. We are seeking a Research Fellow with excellent knowledge of GIS and digital recording techniques and a background in late antique or Islamic archaeology to join the ERC project 'EVERYDAYISLAM: Becoming Muslim: Cultural Change, Everyday Life and State Formation in early Islamic North Africa (600-1000)'.

The post-holder will work closely with the PI and will be primarily responsible for conducting research on medieval settlement dynamics in the three case-study regions, identifying sites from satellite imagery, digitising cartographic and archaeological data, managing the existing project database, and analysing the spatial data gathered from excavations. This appointment will involve recurring periods of fieldwork in Tunisia and Morocco. The post is available from 1st August 2022 and is funded for 24 months in the first instance. We currently intend to conduct fieldwork in September and November/December.

The successful candidate will have obtained, or be close to obtaining (within six months of submission), a PhD in late antique/ Islamic/ medieval archaeology, field work experience in the Mediterranean or Middle East, and have an excellent knowledge of GIS and digital recording techniques.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependant upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary currently £32,217 to £33,958 per annum), with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

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

Enquiries about the post may be addressed to Dr Corisande Fenwick at c.fenwick@ucl.ac.uk. Queries regarding the application process can be sent to Louisa Goldsmith (HR Administrator) at l.goldsmith@ucl.ac.uk.

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and in the UCL Institute of Archaeology including, but not exclusive to, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, women, and people who identify as having a disability.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

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