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Lecturer in Archaeology and Artificial Intelligence

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £56,021
Closing date
14 May 2024

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Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 May 2024
Reference:  2679724AR

Achieving the Remarkable

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and is one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities.  Committed to excellence in all we do, we are growing and investing in our research and people to accelerate our remarkable achievements. With particular focus on four key impact themes chosen to build on the university’s existing strengths and to address the most complex societal and environmental challenges: Artificial Intelligence, sustainability and resilience, decarbonisation and engineering better health, this role is integral to our aim of making a lasting difference.  

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. We are based within the School of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and have close collaborative and interdisciplinary links with other departments in the Faculty and across the wider University.

The role

We are looking for a Lecturer in Archaeology specialising in archaeological applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will enhance the reputation of Southampton Archaeology regarding the application of AI in archaeological research. You will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will undertake leadership, management and engagement activities.

This post is available from 1 August 2024. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Archaeology, Prof. Alison Gascoigne  ( Whilst this post is offered on a full-time basis, we are willing to discuss hours with individuals wishing to work 0.6 FTE and above.

About you 

You will have:

  • a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Archaeology or related discipline;
  • detailed understanding and knowledge of the use of AI in archaeological research and a growing and consistent national reputation in this area 
  • a research agenda that addresses wider questions of disciplinary significance, and a track record of peer-reviewed published research;
  • experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and a track record of development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as demonstrated success in delivering learning outcomes 
  • a teaching qualification (PCAP or equivalent) 

While not essential, the following criteria are desirable:

  • (Advanced) knowledge of computational methods;
  • Experience of archaeological applications of AI;
  • Experience of contributing to grant applications;
  • Membership of Advance HE;
  • Experience of teaching UK and international students;
  • Involvement in national events.

What we can offer you 

With a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break. View our Benefits Explained website for full details.

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 welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify with one or more of the following: Black, Asian, a minority ethnic background, coming from a lower socio-economic background, LGBTQ+, a woman or having a disability as these identities are currently underrepresented in our working community.

To discover more about the key impact themes and the exciting opportunities on offer visit our campaign site

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