Position Announcement: Lecturer in Classical Archaeology, University of Durham

Lecturer in Classical Archaeology, University of Durham, Department of Archaeology

Two-year fixed term post

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a developing academic who is actively engaged in research into the Archaeology of Greece, Anatolia/Asia Minor and the Aegean in the Classical and Hellenistic periods with a knowledge of prehistory. Their research interests should include one or more of the following: material culture (including ceramics, artistic production and architecture), GIS and landscape archaeology, Cultural Heritage. He/she will complement existing teaching in Classical and Roman Archaeology which is currently focused on Britain, France, Italy, North Africa and Egypt, Syria and Jordan, and in the Roman and Byzantine periods.  While the specific teaching requirements of the post will include Classical Archaeology, the candidate will also be expected to develop opportunities for engagement with colleagues working on the Bronze and Iron Age archaeology of Europe and west and south Asia.

Durham is one of Britain’s leading universities for teaching and research. The Archaeology Department was ranked first in the UK in the Research Assessment exercise 2008 and third for our subject in both the Times Good University Guide 2013 and the Complete University Guide 2013 and fourth in the Guardian University Guide. Archaeology has been taught here since 1931 and the Department now has one of the largest teaching groups in the UK, totalling 31 full-time members of teaching staff, as well as research staff working on a variety of archaeological projects. We host 15 postdoctoral researchers and over 100 research postgraduates. The successful candidate will combine pursuit of their academic research agenda with a strong commitment to teaching and fieldwork, and will also contribute to the development of new activities. Research in the Department is organised through a number of research groups and the new appointee would be expected to contribute to one or more of these groups. The successful applicant will also be involved in the delivery of postgraduate research supervision as well as taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Applicants must state how they will meet international standards of excellence. This should include a two-year personal research plan and impact activities that support and enhance the research strategy of the Department and its standing as a UK and world-leading centre for archaeology. Candidates should also be able to show how their research will impact on debates within and beyond the discipline and strengthen Durham’s profile as an international centre for postgraduate studies. The successful candidate will be expected to start on the 1 January 2015 or as soon as possible after that date. The post is fixed term until 31 December 2016.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

Further information is available at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJQ781/lecturer-in-classical-archaeology , JobsCentre Plus and the Durham University webpages.