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Current vacancies at the School of Archaeology are listed below.  All vacancies are listed on the University Website.

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School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the British Academy Global Professorship Programme at the University of Oxford. Funded by the British Academy, the project is led by Professor Shadreck Chirikure. 

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term of 24 months from June 2021.

Applicants must have a PhD in Archaeology or cognate fields. Experience of archaeobotany and/or zooarchaeology is essential, including the application of complementary scientific techniques such as stable isotope analysis, Proteomics or ZooMS. Knowledge of lipids analysis and/or aDNA of plants/animals will be an added advantage. The Great Zimbabwe project rethinks the urban landscape focusing on the role of plant and animal economies on everyday life at this capital. The primary role of the PDRA will be to study plant and/or animal remains from Great Zimbabwe to explore farming practices and/or animal management. A demonstrated track record of publications in top journals is desirable, as is experience working in bioarchaeology. Experience in African archaeology is desirable but not essential. 

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 shadreck.chirikure@arch.ox.ac.uk,

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 16th April 2021.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online

School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Assistants to join the European Research Council-funded project ‘Exploring the dynamics and causes of prehistoric land use change in the cradle of European farming (EXPLO, No. 810586’). EXPLO is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Bern, running from 2019 to 2024.  The successful applicants will work with Professor Amy Bogaard and Professor Mike Charles.

There are two positions available and both are full-time appointments, for a fixed term of 24 months and are available from June 2021.

Applicants must have a PhD in archaeobotany or be nearing completion, and have excellent knowledge and experience of a range of techniques in the recovery, identification and analysis of diverse archaeobotanical remains.  The primary role of each PDRA will be to conduct primary archaeobotanical analysis of new assemblages from the EXPLO project.   A demonstrated track record of research in archaeobotany  is essential, as is experience of contributing to academic publications.   Experience of working on waterlogged assemblages is desirable but not essential.

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 michael.charles@arch.ox.ac.uk

Additional information about the project is available at https://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/explo

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 7 May 2021

To apply for this position please go to:

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