Research Associate On Endangered Archaeology Project

Durham (County) (GB)
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
05 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate
Durham University
Department Of Archaeology
Grade 7 (£32,004 - £32,958) 

This post is Full Time and Fixed Term until end of May 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham. The position is externally funded by the Cultural Protection Fund, administered by the British Council. The Durham director is Professor Graham Philip.

The post holder will be a member of a University of Durham research group that is collaborating on the EAMENA project with archaeologists at the Universities of Oxford and Leicester. The main responsibilities of the post involve the creation of key datasets within the Endangered Archaeology framework specific to the archaeological authorities in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. This will involve compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for each country and a watch list of 250-300 sites representative of the region’s heritage.

The role will also involve supporting the Training Manager at Durham in the development of a country-based Historic Environment Record (HER) platform based on the EAMENA database. In addition, the post holder will contribute to the general work of the EAMENA project: interpretation of satellite imagery and aerial photographs, creation of new site records, data management (using standard terminology and data input), analysis and archaeological research in support of the aims of the Endangered Archaeology project covering Lebanon and Syria.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Archaeology (or a related and relevant subject, or significant professional experience of equivalent value) together with experience in, or knowledge of, the Middle East. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, and experience of supporting teaching and/or training events, workshops or conferences would be valuable. Applicants should also possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term of 12 months and is available from June 2017. Further details are available from Professor Graham Philip (graham.philip@durham.ac.uk)

Additional information about the project is available at http://eamena.arch.ox.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to be held during the week beginning May 15th 2017
Closes midday on :  05-May-2017