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Temporary Lecturer in Archaeology (Part Time, Fixed Term)


The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is seeking to appoint to a one-year Temporary Lectureship in Archaeology, working part-time at 0.5 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 have good experience of teaching at undergraduate level and will be responsible for teaching and assessing the core first year paper A2: Archaeology in Action as part of the new Archaeology Tripos to be launched in October 2017.

The successful candidate will coordinate and lead teaching on the first year paper A2: Archaeology in Action in 2017-18 and will contribute teaching on other core papers in Archaeology at undergraduate and MPhil level including papers on archaeological method and theory.

A2: Archaeology in Action gives first year students a comprehensive introduction to the methods and practices involved in archaeological field and laboratory research. This course is made up of a combination of taught lectures, practicals and fieldtrips. The successful candidate would deliver these and work closely with colleagues who contribute specialist lectures to the course. The A2 course covers approaches to surveying and mapping landscapes, the reconstruction of the environment in the past, and the investigation of human life-ways in settlements. The course also introduces the work that takes place after excavation, particularly the investigation of time and dating, and also looking at the analysis of different types of artefacts, including material culture of various types, plant remains, animal remains and human remains. The role holder will be asked to contribute to the Department's recruitment and outreach work, attracting the next generation of students to Archaeology, 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)
  • Evidence of ability to teach the subject effectively at Undergraduate and Masters level with an emphasis on archaeological method and theory.
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for one-year, part time at 0.5 FTE, in the first instance with potential scope for extension for one or two further years subject to funding circumstances.

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 Cameron Petrie (e-mail: cap59@cam.ac.uk).

Closing date: Sunday, 16 July 2017

Interview dates: Thursday, 27 July 2017

Please quote reference JB12465 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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