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Job Vacancies: Two New Lectureships in Archaeological Science

18 December 2017

Wolfson Archaeological Science Laboratories at the UCL Institute of Archaeology

The UCL Institute of Archaeology currently has vacancies for two new Lecturers in Archaeological Science. The deadline for applications to both posts is 15 January 2018.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is recognised internationally as a leading centre for research and training in archaeological science.  Institute staff lead in a wide range of scientific fields, including environmental archaeology (archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology), materials science (archaeometallurgy, ceramics, glass, lithics), computational archaeology, biological anthropology, conservation and forensics.

This work is supported by unparalleled laboratory facilities and reference collections, and is materialised in high-profile projects across the whole world. With over 60 doctoral students engaging in archaeological science, and many more enrolled on BSc and MSc degrees, the Institute is home to the largest critical mass of archaeological scientists anywhere.

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The Institute now seeks to further expand the team in this area with the appointment of two new lecturers in archaeological science. Groundbreaking, dynamic and hard-working applicants are invited who are ready to contribute to the Institute's collegial environment while benefitting from the exceptional mentoring and collaboration opportunities available at UCL.

The new lecturers will join established interdisciplinary and international colleagues in a world-class laboratory, which they will enhance with their own initiatives and expertise, and contribute to future developments in the Institute's MSc and new BSc in Archaeological Sciences.


Lecturer in Archaeomaterials - Ref:1700012

A Lecturer in Archaeomaterials is sought to lead research and teaching in the use of materials science in archaeology, and more broadly to contribute to maintaining the Institute's international recognition in archaeological sciences.

The successful candidate will contribute to the dynamic team of archaeological scientists at UCL and collaborate more broadly with other colleagues and lab users, in addition to coordinating relevant courses, and contributing to teaching in appropriate subjects. The post-holder will also be expected to supervise undergraduates, MSc and PhD students as appropriate, and to undertake administrative duties.

The successful candidate will be an active researcher with substantial laboratory experience in archaeological materials science, and outstanding research achievements for their career stage in the study of materials such as metals, ceramics and/or glass. Candidates will have a PhD in Archaeological Sciences or a closely allied field and evidence of teaching excellence (relevant to their career stage).

Lecturer in Isotopic Archaeology - Ref:1699861

A Lecturer in Isotopic Archaeology is sought to lead research and teaching in the application of stable isotope analysis to archaeological questions, and more broadly to contribute to maintaining the Institute's international recognition in archaeological sciences.

The post-holder will manage the isotope preparation laboratory and act as the main point of contact for other users, in addition to co-ordinating relevant courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Archaeological Sciences or a closely related field and substantial experience in isotopic archaeology and outstanding research achievements for their career stage. They will bring their own area of research expertise to the role, and will both complement, and diversify, existing areas of research and teaching within the Institute.