The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful departments at York, renowned internationally for our research. One of our distinctive research themes is Archaeological and Palaeoenvironmental (Paleoenvironmental) Chemistry, linking to research in the departments of Archaeology, Environment and Geography, and Biology. We are active partners in BioArCh, which acts as a focus for our multidisciplinary approach to scientific archaeology and we wish to develop our work in this area further. We therefore seek to appoint to a lectureship an individual with research interests in archaeological and palaeoenvironmental chemistry, understood as the use of analytical methods to provide information about the nature, provenance or diagenesis of anthropogenic or environmentally derived materials found in the archaeological, sedimentary or fossil record.
As a department, we strive to provide a working environment that allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from female candidates, and candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds, who are under-represented within the academic staff group in the Department of Chemistry. Flexibility is offered and the role can be undertaken part-time by agreement.
We welcome interest from talented academics with an impressive research profile and a collegiate approach to their work. Specific research areas could include palaeoenvironmental or palaeoclimate reconstruction, preservation of organic matter, biogeochemistry, archaeological chemistry, geochronology and biomolecular palaeontology.
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Application Documents: Please upload the following documents when applying
- 2-page Cover Letter
- 1-page Teaching Statement
- 2-page Research Proposal
Interview date: To be confirmed
For informal enquiries: please contact Head of Department, Professor Duncan Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org;) or Professor Kirsty Penkman (email@example.com)
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