Lecturer in Cultural Heritage

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Aberdeen 
School of Geosciences 
Lecturer in Cultural Heritage 

The University of Aberdeen, School of Geosciences, Department of Archaeology, seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Cultural Heritage to spearhead new inter-disciplinary teaching and research initiatives across the university.  

This new position builds on the University’s rich museum collections and a strong cross-departmental interest in cultural heritage throughout the university. 

The main responsibilities for the new Lecturer will include developing and delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching materials and undertaking world-class high-impact research and leadership in the field of Cultural Heritage. Further responsibilities will include teaching archaeology as part of our team-taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Applicants should have a PhD in archaeology, cultural heritage or equivalent experience. Ideally, they should also have practical experience in organizing cultural heritage projects with student and community volunteers. They should have a growing body of high-quality research publications in the field of cultural heritage. At least two recent or forthcoming publications are expected to be judged as world-leading (4*) or internationally-excellent (3*) in the 2021 research excellence framework. Professional links with cultural heritage providers is highly desirable. Experience of teaching cultural heritage at university level is also highly desirable though equivalent professional experience will also be welcomed. Candidates should be capable of communicating to a variety of different audiences, be able to work as part of a team, and be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues in Archaeology and other disciplines in the School and University. Excellent communication and presentation skills that can inspire students, colleagues and members of the public should also be demonstrated.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

Enquiries can be made to Dr. Gordon Noble, Head of Archaeology, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen by telephone (01224 272333) or email ( 

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English.

Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 May 2019 

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact
Professor David Jolley, Head of School or Dr Gordon Noble, Head of Department of Archaeology.
01224 272894 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Jolley 

Please quote reference number  GEO364A on all correspondence 

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.