Lecturer in European Prehistoric Archaeology including Britain

Durham, United Kingdom
06 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

This role is part time (0.5 FTE) and fixed term for 23 months.

The Department of Archaeology at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented and enthusiastic individual to the role of a 0.5 Lecturer in European Prehistoric Archaeology (including Britain). We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the European Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on material culture and/or landscapes. This post offers an exciting opportunity to cover for twenty-three months for Professor Chris Scarre and to bring their own distinctive research interests to Durham. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to team-taught modules on the prehistoric archaeology of Europe and Britain, practical archaeological skills and/or fieldwork as well as develop a special research-led topic on an area of their own interest and expertise. They may also supervise dissertations at Undergraduate and Masters level. We are looking for applicants who could contribute to the development of our research groups such as Landscapes of Complex Society, Prehistory of Eurasia, and Visual and Material Culture as well has have fieldwork, material culture and/or theoretical strengths in their work.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. The department already comprises one of the largest groupings of European prehistorians in the world, with leading specialists from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Late Iron Age. Current fieldwork projects by staff members range from the survey and excavation of Iron Age oppida in Britain and France to the re-dating of Palaeolithic cave art in Spain. Recent developments in the department have included the addition of new aDNA, Isotope, Archaeomaterials and Infomatics laboratories – all of which are currently being used in collaborative projects on European prehistory. The department also hosts the journals Antiquity and European Journal of Archaeology in which many key projects in European prehistory are published. For more information, please visit our Department pages at www.durham.archaeology/