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University Lecturer in Assyriology (Part Time, Temporary Cover)

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is seeking to appoint to a Temporary Lectureship in Assyriology for a period of nineteen-months, part time at 0.8 FTE, from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Temporary Lectureship will be based in the Division of Archaeology.

The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating and teaching a number of papers in the new Archaeology Tripos and the HSPS Tripos. The successful candidate may further be asked to contribute small amounts of teaching to core Archaeology papers at undergraduate and MPhil level, as appropriate to their area of expertise. Other responsibilities will include assessment and examining, and supervising MPhil and Undergraduate dissertations.

The role holder will be asked to contribute to the Department's recruitment and outreach work, attracting the next generation of students to the field of Assyriology, and will be expected to contribute to departmental meetings and committees as appropriate.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent)
  • Ability to teach Akkadian effectively, at all relevant levels
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department
  • Ability to work as part of a team

This post is fixed-term for 19 months. This post is part time at 0.8 FTE.

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.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Martin Worthington (e-mail:

Closing date: Sunday, 16 July 2017.

Interview dates: Thursday, 27July 2017

Please quote reference JB12462 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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