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Research Associate in Classical Archaeology

Faculty of Classics, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Aug 2021
  • Salary: £32,816-£40,322
  • REF: GE27827
  • Closes: 20th September 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Classics (Classical Archaeology) from 11 October 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for thirty months.

This post is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in the Roman Archaeology of Britain. This post offers the opportunity to work as part of a team from Cambridge and Reading Universities working in collaboration with organizations in York on our AHRC funded Roman York beneath the streets project. The role holder will be based in Cambridge at the Faculty of Classicists and will also be eligible for membership of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. The successful applicant will benefit from the world-class facilities offered by the University and the generous support of research and teaching provided by the Faculty. Further information about the Faculty is available at www.classics.cam.ac.uk.

We are seeking an individual with a strong academic record and potential to make a significant contribution to the Faculty. 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) with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career
  • Experience in the use and interpretation of archaeological archive data
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of databases (Microsoft Access) and GIS systems, and willingness/capacity to develop and enhance these skills
  • Working knowledge of archaeological finds including pottery, coins, sculpture, and inscriptions
  • Excellent organisational skills

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Martin Millett mjm62@cam.ac.ukFor question on the application process, please contact HR on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please ensure that you upload your CV, list of publications, covering letter and a sample publication (maximum 20,000 words) in the upload section of the online application.

Applicants are requested to ask two referees to write directly to Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator at sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk by the closing date. The Faculty will not contact referees; this is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Monday 20 September 2021. Interviews will take place on Friday 8 October 2021.

The funds for this post are available for 30 months in the first instance.

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Please quote reference GE27827 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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