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).

Peter Moores Associate Professorship in Chinese Archaeology

SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY in association with St Hugh’s College
Grade 10a (36S): Salary £44,620 – £59,914 p.a.

Start date: 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited for the post of the Peter Moores Associate Professorship in Chinese Archaeology to be based at the School of Archaeology in central Oxford. The post is full time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. The appointment will be made in association with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College.

The main duties of the post include original research in the field of Chinese Archaeology (and its boundaries with other disciplines), supervision and support of research students, engaging in knowledge transfer activities including a formal interaction with Compton Verney in Warwickshire (a museum founded by Sir Peter Moores), which has a large Chinese bronze collection and to carry out effective and appropriate teaching to undergraduate and graduate students to include the archaeology of China from the Neolithic to the 14th c. AD.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in independent research in Chinese Archaeology with a sustainable research plan and ability to attract research funding from appropriate sources.  They will also be able to demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels on the subject of the archaeology of China from the Neolithic to the 14 th c. AD, with a particular focus on the period 1500 BC to AD 200.

The successful candidate will show the leadership qualities required to help the development of postdoctoral employees and demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with non-specialists in the area of Chinese bronzes. Applicants must have a doctorate in a field relevant to Chinese Archaeology. 

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which also include details on how to apply. The Further Particulars are available here as a PDF.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on 4 March 2015 and applications should be sent to

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