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Field Archaeologist in Residence (Fixed Term)

As an initiative actively to promote strong links between 'academic' and 'field' archaeology, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research wishes to recruit a Field Archaeologist in Residence, ideally for the Michaelmas Term (3 October to 1 December 2017) or the Lent Term (16 January to 16 March 2018). This scheme will entail an award of up to £10,500 to allow a respected archaeological practitioner to spend one term at the Institute, covering replacement salary costs and/or research expenses. Their remit will be to give two seminars (on field archaeology and/or their research project) and to pursue one or more of the following objectives: - to complete a piece of research that would not be possible within the context of commercially funded archaeology (if a commercial sector candidate) - to work with a commercial unit to produce an important piece of 'value-added' research (if a university-based candidate) - to research the process of archaeological fieldwork and/or its dissemination (be it a commercial sector or university-based candidate) - to use archives available in Cambridge to further a piece of field-based research

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for approximately 10 weeks depending on the salary replacement costs of the successful applicant.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include a research proposal of not more than 1000 words, a CV and the names and contact details of two referees and should be submitted online by midnight on Friday 31 March 2017. Interviews are likely to take place in late April. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Simon Stoddart (

Please quote reference JC11514 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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