Assistant Professor in East Asian Archaeology

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in East Asian Archaeology

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role:
Based in the Department of Archaeology – listed as one of the top four archaeology departments in the world (in the 2017 QS World University Rankings list) and ranked first in the Guardian University Guide – you can expect a huge spectrum of challenges as you combine teaching with research into Chinese Archaeology.  With access to cutting-edge photographic and laboratory-supported scientific facilities, you will nurture fieldwork projects and artefact studies ranging from Palaeolithic time to the present day.  Supported by a worldwide network of institutions, heritage agencies and scholars, you will secure research funding, forge relationships with Chinese universities and further our ceramics work with the Palace Museum in Beijing. Attracting and mentoring PhD students and Chinese students, you will also offer your knowledge to the Durham University Oriental Museum.

You’ll need:

  • A degree in archaeology with a PhD in East Asian Archaeology.
  • Excellent research skills in East Asian archaeology, with a particular emphasis on Chinese archaeology. This should include research papers and a research plan, with the ability to secure funding.
  • A track record of successful fieldwork with plans for further archaeological fieldwork in East Asia.
  • Experience of supervising PhD work and teaching students, as evidenced by a teaching qualification or the ability to attain fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy.
  • Natural leadership skills with outstanding team-work capabilities and the ability to think innovatively.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 05th December 2017