School of Archaeology Job Vacancies

Current job vacancies, within the School of Archaeology.  Comprising of the Institute of Archaeology and Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA).

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Palaeolithic Archaeology
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work in an exciting research project in Palaeolithic and scientific archaeology. The candidate will focus on developing a database of Palaeolithic Eurasian archaeological sites suitable for chronometric analysis using radiocarbon and OSL/TL dating. Research will take place at the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, part of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art. The position is for 1 year and available from November 2014 as part of the PalaeoChron project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The project is led by Professor Tom Higham.

The post-holder will be responsible for producing a dataset of suitable sites for analysis by the PalaeoChron project, a literature review of the sites and regions under study, seeking permission for sampling material, sample selection and interpretation of lithic industries found in association with the material. The project focuses on the chronology of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic of Eurasia and, specifically, tracing the spread of anatomically modern humans out of Africa and into Eurasia. Generating reliable dates for this process is a key focus of the project.

The candidate will have proven skills and experience in Palaeolithic archaeology and be interested in applying these skills to develop improved chronologies for Palaeolithic sites in wider Eurasia. Because most of the sites are in the Russian Federation, we require someone who can speak and read Russian fluently. In addition, experience of radiocarbon dating, particularly sample selection and laboratory pretreatment chemistry, would be a distinct advantage for the post.

The candidate will possess an excellent academic track record and have completed or nearly completed a PhD in Palaeolithic archaeology.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 31st October 2014.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Receptionist/General Assistant
Research Laboratory for Archaeology

Grade 2: £15,765 - £18,031 p.a. (pro rata)

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a part-time Receptionist/General Assistant (20 hours per week) to be based at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology. The role includes a range of administrative, secretarial and reception duties, in which the successful applicant will act as point of contact for departmental staff and visitors.

Excellent written, communication and administrative skills are required together with good IT skills.  Applicants will be efficient and well organized and be able to work independently and as part of a team.  The post would possibly suit a current University Graduate Student.

This is a part-time fixed term position with the working hours 1pm – 5 pm Monday - Friday, to start as soon as possible and will be available up until January 2016.

Applications are to be made on line.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 14th November 2014.  Interviews to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

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