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Teaching Associate in Assyriology (Fixed term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31st December 2020 in the first instance.

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a full-time one-term Teaching Associate in Assyriology, to start on 1st September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter (not later than 1st October 2020), and until 31st December 2020. The successful applicant will take the lead in coordinating and teaching on the Assyriology BA and MPhil degrees. The post holder will provide lectures, teaching and research supervision in Assyriology at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must be able to teach elementary through advanced Akkadian and to take a leading role in the teaching of Mesopotamian culture.

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

  • Doctorate (or clear evidence that a doctorate will be in hand by the start date of the appointment) in a relevant aspect of Assyriology.
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career.
  • Evidence of ability to teach Akkadian from elementary to advanced levels, as well as to teach a specialist course at undergraduate and graduate levels in aspects of Mesopotamian culture.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with academic colleagues and support staff.

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Applications should include a covering letter describing the nature of the contribution you would make to teaching, a curriculum vitae, including an up-to-date list of publications, and the names and contact details of TWO referees who can be contacted to provide a reference. Referees will be contacted by the University as soon as possible after submission of an application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Cyprian Broodbank, Head of Department, or to Dr. Augusta McMahon ( For any queries about the application process or online system please contact

We anticipate that the recruitment process for this post will be online, via Zoom or similar platform.

Closing date: 12th June 2020.

Please quote reference JD23111 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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