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Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£56,021 Per annum
Closing date
3 Jan 2024


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £56,021 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (up to 9 months maternity cover)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 03 January 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2548123AR

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Archaeology at Southampton was ranked 3rd by GPA in the 2021 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) and 33rd globally by subject in the 2024 QS World Rankings.

The role 

We are seeking to appoint an individual with an established national or international profile within the field of Maritime Archaeology at Lecturer level. The successful candidate will enhance the reputation of the Department of Archaeology within Maritime Archaeology; will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level; and will be expected to undertake leadership, management and engagement activities.

The post is full-time, fixed-term parental cover (for upto 9 months). 

About you

You will:

  • hold an open water diving instructor qualification, an HSE Scuba qualification and an HSE dive medical;
  • hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Maritime Archaeology or related discipline;
  • have a detailed understanding and knowledge of regulations related to working underwater within the UK;
  • have experience of teaching archaeological or scientific diving;
  • have a track record of development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • have demonstrated success in delivering learning outcomes.

While not essential, the following criteria are desirable:

  • growing and consistent national reputation in Maritime Archaeology;
  • membership of the Higher Education Academy;
  • involvement in national events;
  • a teaching qualification (PCAP or equivalent);
  • a full driving license.

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days, we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach. Details of benefits can be found at:

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Prof. Alison Gascoigne (Head of Archaeology) by email at:

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