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Teaching Associate in Mesopotamian Archaeology (Part-Time, Fixed term)

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year.

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a Teaching Associate in Mesopotamian Archaeology for one year, part-time at 0.5 FTE, to start on 1st October 2020. The successful applicant will be responsible for co-ordinating and teaching Mesopotamian Archaeology for the Archaeology and Assyriology Tripos and MPhil degrees, within a thriving, world-leading Department with strong commitment to the teaching in these fields. Other responsibilities include assessment and examining and supervision of undergraduate and MPhil dissertations.

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 Mesopotamian studies.
  • Ability to teach Mesopotamian archaeology, history and culture at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with academic colleagues and support staff.
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career.

The deadline for application is the 12 June 2020, and interviews will be held shortly afterwards by video-conference.

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Applications should include a covering letter describing the contribution you would make to teaching, plus an indication of your research interests, 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

Please quote reference JD23112 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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