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Training Manager on Endangered Archaeology Project

The School of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PG

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 per annum

Applications are invited for a Training Manager to join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford. The position is externally funded by the Cultural Protection Fund, administered by the British Council. The project director is Dr Robert Bewley and the principal investigator is Professor Andrew Wilson.

The post holder will be a member of a University of Oxford research group that is collaborating in the EAMENA project with archaeologists at the University of Leicester and University of Durham. The main responsibilities of the post involve the design, organisation and delivery of training for employees of the antiquities services of Jordan and the State of Palestine as well as contributing to the creation of key datasets within the EAMENA framework specific to the national archaeological services of Jordan and Palestine. This will involve compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for each country and a watch list of 250-300 sites representative of the region’s heritage.

The post holder will act as a key liaison between the national archaeological services of Jordan and Palestine and the EAMENA project, working with team members and training staff to promote and facilitate the potential adoption of a country-based heritage platform (HER) based on the EAMENA database. In addition the post holder will contribute to the general work of the EAMENA project: interpretation of satellite imagery and aerial photographs, creation of new site records, data management (using standard terminology and data input), analysis and archaeological research in support of the aims of the Endangered Archaeology project covering Jordan and Palestine. The post holder will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term for 30 months and is available from May 2017.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with experience in or knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa.  You will have experience of organising and delivering training events, teaching, workshops or conferences and be a good communicator and organizer. Applicants should also possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.

Further details are available from Dr Robert Bewley (

Additional information about the project is available at

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 7th April 2017.

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

Departmental Lecturer in the School of Archaeology

Research Laboratory for Archaeology, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Research Laboratory at the School of Archaeology seeks applications for a Departmental Lecturer. The postholder will be responsible to the Head of School, Professor Julia Lee-Thorp, and will provide cover due to the secondment of the permanent post holder.

The post is full-time for 36 months, from September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The postholder will teach Archaeomaterials in the MSc in Archaeological Science, and undergraduate courses, and help supervise graduate and undergraduate research projects.  As a Departmental Lecturer, you will teach all aspects of Archaeomaterials, including the lectures and practical classes as well as providing support for specific areas of the syllabus. You will also contribute to delivering your own and existing research, present papers and write research articles.

You must have a doctorate in Archaeology, Archaeomaterials or a closely related discipline with strong content in analytical materials research as well as post-doctoral research experience. A strong publication record commensurate with stage of career, university teaching experience including dissertation supervision, experience of assessment and administration of a degree programme, sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials, a commitment to participate in wider academic activities, and the ability to contribute effectively to administrative work and to collaborate effectively with colleagues as part of an interdisciplinary team. Strong communication skills are essential.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be asked to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before midday on 31st March 2017 can be considered.

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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