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Lecturer in Field Archaeology

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University of York - King's Manor, York city centre
Hours of work
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38,832 - 47,722 Per year
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Role Description

The Department of Archaeology at York is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Field Archaeology.

You will have experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will have excellent knowledge and experience of field archaeology techniques, including archaeological survey and post-excavation. You will also have a high level of competence in digital applications related to fieldwork analysis and visualisation.  You will have a proven ability to develop teaching and support students in their learning and research effectively. 

The Main Responsibilities include:

  • To develop innovative teaching materials, techniques and module design and take responsibility for the quality of the provision
  • To plan, deliver and critically review a range of teaching and assessment activities, including the teaching of archaeological excavation
  • To undertake academic supervision of students (including research students) and act as a research supervisor within your own specialist subject area.
  • To set and mark practical sessions, supervisions, fieldwork and examinations and provide constructive feedback to students
  • To identify areas where current teaching provision is in need of revision or improvement and propose and implement improvements
  • To develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carrying out individual or collaborative research projects
  • To lead on and/or contributing to the production of research outputs and research outcomes
  • To design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area

You will have a PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in field archaeology. You will have undertaken an appropriate academic teaching qualification or be willing to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. You will have extensive specialist knowledge in field archaeology with experience of directing large scale research excavations and experience of commercial archaeology.  You will have managed large teams in the field and a track record of working on international field projects.

You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies. You will have proven ability to contribute to high quality research and develop research objectives.  Your research expertise will complement and enhance the department’s research strategy.  You will have the ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and have well-developed analytical skills.

You will have experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally postgraduate level and of successful course planning, design and delivery. You will have the ability to supervise the work of others, for example as an MSc PhD or postdoctoral supervisor.

Informal enquiries may be made via

Salary will be in the range £38,832 - £47,722 Per year 

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Closing date: 31 May 2018.

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