Institute of Archaeology


Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology

24 January 2020

The UCL Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology (Ref.:1858670). The deadline for applications is 23 February 2020.

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A Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology is sought to contribute high quality research and teaching in the field of Palaeolithic Archaeology. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a strong international research profile in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of Eurasia or the Early and Middle Stone Age of Africa. 

The successful candidate will also ideally be involved in field research which might provide opportunities for student involvement. UCL as a whole has one of the largest number of researchers involved in human evolution studies of any university, and staff at the Institute of Archaeology are involved in collaborative research as well as teaching with those in other departments.

The post-holder will teach and coordinate undergraduate and postgraduate courses in their field of expertise as well as contribute to more general courses. They will play a major role in the teaching and development of the MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology. They will also be expected to supervise dissertations at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. 
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology or a closely related field. They will have the proven ability to undertake research of the highest quality in the field of Palaeolithic Archaeolgy (particularly that relating to the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of Eurasia or the Early and Middle Stone Age of Africa). They will have evidence of active research projects and of plans to develop further research in this field. Research experience in Palaeolithic stone tool analysis is also essential.
The appointment is an open ended position, which is available from 1 July 2020. 

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