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The School of Archaeology, in association with St Cross and St John’s Colleges, seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Later European Prehistory, to start before the beginning of the academic year 2024-25 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

The School of Archaeology, comprising the Institute of Archaeology and the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA), is a major centre for archaeological teaching and research that strives to combine theoretical innovation with cutting-edge archaeological science. The successful candidate will become a Fellow of St Cross College and a Stipendiary Lecturer at St John’s College. You will be based at The School of Archaeology, at one of our two main sites (36 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PG or 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG).

The main duties of the post are to conduct internationally significant research in Later European Prehistory, to teach and examine a range of topics spanning the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as more specialised topics taught as options for undergraduate and graduate students via lectures, classes and tutorials, to supervise graduate research students, to contribute to admitting, teaching and examining of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and to perform administrative and mentorship functions associated with teaching and research.

We invite applicants who have a PhD in Archaeology or closely related field (at the time of the appointment), a record of outstanding achievement in research, or evidence of outstanding research potential, depending on experience, along with the ability to teach effectively across a range of topics in Archaeology and Prehistory, experience of and a strong commitment to teaching, supervision and mentorship. Preference will be given to candidates with a portfolio of active fieldwork, and expertise complementary to the existing strengths of the School.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Christopher Ramsey (christopher.ramsey@arch.ox.ac.uk), Head of the School of Archaeology. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The duties and responsibilities of the post, together with selection criteria and details about how to apply, are set out in the further particulars. Visit the academic vacancies page vacancy ID172966.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 17 June 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held in week commencing on 8 July 2024.

 

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

For full details and to apply, click on this link

About the role

The School of Archaeology is looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in Maritime Archaeology Data. The PDRA will gather, curate and standardise archaeological and paleoenvironmental data pertinent to the Mediterranean coast and seascape during the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age. This will involve querying existing databases such as CHELSA-Climate TRACE21K and the NOAA Palaeoclimate Application Program Interface (API). Additionally, you will be responsible for structuring new datasets on maritime elements, including wind and currents, categorized by seasons. This post is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. It is a full-time position.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, you will work closely with the project team and incorporate their gathered information relating to the economic and agricultural hinterland of ports and coastal communities into the database. You will be familiar with GIS and develop and implement Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) code to simulate sailing scenarios and the intersection of seasonal movement of marine resources and the agricultural cycle before, during, and after a period of significant climate change. This code should be designed with the FAIR principles in mind to ensure the reusability and sustainability of the project outputs, facilitating future enhancements. You will also produce detailed maps as required for analytical purposes and to illustrate research outputs. You will present papers on behalf of the project at international conferences and workshops organised by the project, as required. You will participate in project fieldwork.
 

About you

The post holder should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in archaeology, or a related field, together with relevant experience in agent-based analysis in maritime archaeology and / or GIS. You will be proficient in R or Python for data analysis and model development. You will have experience in spatial analysis techniques including spatial networks and map algebra, alongside competent skills in analysing temporal data series. You will also have experience in creating and managing Linked Open Data resources and experience of sourcing, reprocessing, and analysis of spatial and environmental data. You will have the ability to manage your own academic research and contribute ideas for new research projects. You will also have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publications and present research proposals and results.

Application process

Informal enquiries may be addressed to  hr@arch.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications submitted through the University of Oxford e-recruitment system and received before the closing date can be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. The supporting statement should clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 17 June 2024.

We expect to hold interviews the week commencing 8 July 2024.

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer, committed to equality and valuing diversity. For further details and to apply click on this link

About the role

 

The School of Archaeology is looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in Archaeology of the Late Bronze-Iron Age Mediterranean. The PDRA will be responsible for gathering, collecting and analysing data from primary resources to be used in agent-based modelling. The focus will be on evidence for sailing, fishing and trade at sea, and the facilities for revictualling and repair at ports and within small coastal communities. You will work closely with team members to develop a model of the intersection of sailing and fishing communities. As well as specializing on an area of Mediterranean Late Bronze -early Iron Age archaeology, the successful candidate must be familiar with wider Mediterranean archaeology and the issues and debates current in maritime trade. This will involve gathering data from source material written in a variety of modern languages. This post is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. It is a full-time position. 

 

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, you will work closely with team members to develop a model of the intersection of sailing and fishing communities. As well as specialising in an area of Mediterranean Late Bronze - early Iron Age archaeology, the successful candidate must be familiar with wider Mediterranean archaeology and the issues and debates current in maritime trade.

About you

The post holder should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in the archaeology of the Late Bronze or early Iron Age Mediterranean, with a specialism in either the eastern, central or western Mediterranean. You should have a good understanding of areas of the Mediterranean, with experience in collating and analysing data from excavation reports. You should also have reading knowledge of at least one of the following languages: French, German, Greek, Italian or Arabic. You will have the ability to manage your own academic research and contribute ideas for new research projects. You will also have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publications and present research proposals and results.

Application process

Informal enquiries may be addressed to  hr@arch.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications submitted through the University of Oxford e-recruitment system and received before the closing date can be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 17 June 2024.

We expect to hold interviews the week commencing 8 July 2024.

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer, committed to equality and valuing diversity. For further details and to apply click on this link.