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Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Department of Archaeology/McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on "Memories for Life: Materiality and Memory of Ancient Near Eastern inscribed private objects". This is a 3-year collaborative project funded by the Swedish Research Council (PI Jakob Andersson, Uppsala, co-PI Christina Tsouparopoulou, Cambridge), which aims to identify and highlight the personal perspective, materiality and agency in inscribed objects commissioned by private individuals in the Ancient Near East throughout three millennia.

The post holder will be responsible for conducting research on Near Eastern inscribed private objects of the 2nd and 1st millennia BC. They will participate in conferences and workshops, aid in the logistical organization of project meetings and will offer support in the supervision of the current RA of the project in Cambridge. The post holder will report to Christina Tsouparopoulou, Principal Investigator of the project in Cambridge.

The post holder will have a PhD in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology or in a relevant field of knowledge. Experience with archaeological and anthropological theory is essential. Competence in digital humanities applications is highly desirable.

The post is offered on a part-time basis (50% FTE) and will be available from September 2018 for a fixed-term period of two years.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Christina Tsouparopoulou at

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.

The closing date for applications is: 23 May 2018.

We anticipate that interviews will take place at the beginning of June 2018.

Please quote reference JC15403 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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