Institute of Archaeology


Job Vacancy: Research Fellow in Ceramic and Glaze Analysis in North Africa

18 April 2023

The UCL Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Fellow to join the AHRC-DFG-funded ISLAMAFR project (Ref.:B03-01592). The deadline for applications is 30 April 2023.


Applications are sought for an 0.8FTE Research Fellow to join the project ‘ISLAMAFR: Conquest, Ecology and Economy in Islamic North Africa: The Example of the Central Medjerda Valley’. ISLAMAFR is a collaboration between the UCL Institute of Archaeology, the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut (Berlin) and the Institut National du Patrimoine (Tunisia) which is jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). 

The Research Fellow will be responsible for conducting petrographic and geochemical research on glazed and unglazed ceramics from North Africa. They will prepare and analyse ceramics, and participate in fieldwork in Tunisia, including organising and supporting project logistics. They will lead on, and contribute to, the authorship of articles, reports, presentations and other project outputs, and assist in the design and delivery of a planned workshop in London.

Funding for this post is available until 31 May 2024 in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in archaeological science, or related scientific discipline, with experience in the scientific analysis of archaeological ceramics, glazes and/or glass.

This appointment will involve periods of fieldwork in Tunisia, as well as short visits to Berlin. The Research Fellow will be expected to participate in 2-3 planned fieldwork and study seasons. Applicants are, therefore, strongly advised to take into account their resilience and ability to spend periods of times overseas, when preparing their application.

Candidates with a demonstrable interest in Islamic/late antique/Roman archaeology are particularly encouraged to apply.

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