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Associate Professorship of Archaeological Science

SalaryGrade 10a (36S) £47,263 - £63,463 per annum

The School of Archaeology in association with St. Cross College, Oxford.

The School of Archaeologyis seeking to appoint an Associate Professor of Archaeological Science with effect from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The School of Archaeology, comprising the Institute of Archaeology and Research Laboratory for Art History and Archaeology, is a major centre for research and teaching in archaeological science, integrated with other branches of the discipline. The successful candidate will become a [non-tutorial] Fellow at St Cross College, with access to a range of benefits and facilities enhancing academic life, as set out in the job description. The post holder will be based at The School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX2 3TG.

The minimum point of the salary scale is £47,263 per annum.  Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,754 p.a.

The main duties of the post are to carry out, disseminate the results of, obtain funding for, and supervise research at a high international standard in archaeological science, to teach a range of topics in archaeological science via lectures, classes and tutorials, and to perform administrative and pastoral functions associated with teaching and research.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in archaeological science or closely related subject and will demonstrate the ability to carry out research at a high international level along with the ability to teach effectively across a range of topics in archaeological science. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialism in stable isotope analysis of bioarchaeological remains because the post is currently linked with leadership of the stable isotope laboratory within the School. The duties and responsibilities of the post are set out in the job description.

Further information (including details about how to apply) can be found on the further particulars for this post.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 23rd November 2018.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=137361


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Evolutionary Genomics of Wild and Domestic Pigs 

The School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG

Grade 7: £32,236 - £38,460 per annum

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Assistant position as part of a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) grant entitled: “The Consequences of Gene Flow between Wild and Domestic Populations during Livestock Evolution”. By directly characterising the genetic variation in wild and domestic pigs over the past 10,000 years, this project will reveal not only the genomic basis for domestication, but also how domestic pigs adapted to novel environments as they were introduced to regions outside of the areas where they were initially domesticated.

This project will assess the DNA preservation of more than 1,000 ancient pigs and wild boar from Eastern and Western Eurasia over the past 10,000 years, and then sequence the entire genomes of the best-preserved specimens. Armed with this data, we will establish the spatial and temporal differences in the proportion, and genomic location of the incorporation of wild boar genes into domestic stocks. The results will allow not only an unprecedented understanding of the origins of domestic animals, they will also have important ramifications for the conservation of endangered wild boar populations and for pig breeders and pork consumers for whom the authenticity of domestic and wild meat is crucial.

The successful candidate will be based in Oxford at the Palaeogenomics & Bio-Archaeology Research Network (Palaeo-BARN) and will join a multi-disciplinary team of archaeologists and geneticists under the supervision of Professor Greger Larson. Working alongside Prof Keith Dobney (Liverpool), Dr Laurent Frantz (Queen Mary), and a PDRA specialising in bioinformatics, the successful candidate will take a leading role in the sampling strategy and will also be expected to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research development and extend their research portfolio.

The post is a full-time appointment for a fixed term of three years.

Applicants must have a PhD in evolutionary genetics, animal genomics, population genomics, or related discipline. A demonstrated track record of wet lab experience and publications is desirable, as is experience working with ancient or degraded DNA.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 26th October 2018.

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:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=136982

 


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tephrochronology

The School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 per annum

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Researcher in tephrochronology/volcanology to join a team working on the “MexiDrill: Developing a 350,000 year record of climate and environmental change in tropical North America” project. The project is funded by a NSFGEO-NERC grant led by Professor Josef Werne (USA) and Professor Victoria Smith (UK).

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term of 18 months from February 2018.   Part-time at 50% FTE for 36 months will be considered.

Applicants must have a PhD in earth sciences, geography or experience in a related field. The MexiDrill project will examine the past climate and volcanic history of the Mexico City region. The primary role of the PDRA will be to refine and develop a detailed tephrostratigraphy and tephrochronology of the Basin of Mexico to establish the timing and size of explosive eruptions in the last 300,000 years. A demonstrated track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals is desirable, as is experience logging, mapping and sampling volcanic deposits.   

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to work independently to publish research of an international standard, and to collaborate with team members in Oxford and abroad.

Further details are available from victoria.smith@arch.ox.ac.uk

Additional information about the MexiDrill project is available at: http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/mexidrill.html

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 19th October 2018

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:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=136898


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