Job: Durham lecturer classical and landscape archaeology

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Lecturer in Classical and Applied Landscape Archaeology (Fixed Term) (Job Number: 20000333)

Department of Archaeology

Grade 7: – £33,797 – £40,322

Fixed Term – Part Time

Contract Duration: 1 year

Contracted Hours per Week: 17.5

Closing Date

: 08-Jul-2020, 12:59:00 AM

Durham University

Durham University is one of the world’s top universities, and comprises a welcoming and vibrant international community. Durham is an exceptional place in which to base your career. Our strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences see us listed as a top 5 UK and top 100 global university with our students and our academics sitting at the heart of delivering our ground-breaking work. As part of our ambitious strategy we are growing and we look forward to welcoming your application.

The Department

The Department of Archaeology at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the fixed term role of Lecturer.  We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Classical Archaeology and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on applied methods in landscape archaeology, in particular Geographic Information Systems (QGIS).

This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of excellent research and teaching within an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at http://www.durham.ac.uk/archaeology/

Lecturers (Fixed term) at Durham

The role of a fixed term Lecturer at Durham provides the opportunity to deliver outstanding education and research within an inclusive and supportive environment that is staffed by world class colleagues.  Lecturers will be supported to develop their academic careers by training and financial support in research and education, guided by a designated mentor.

The primary focus of this role is on research and teaching but there will also be the opportunity to engage in wider citizenship within the University and beyond.

This role of Lecturer is for a fixed term of 1 year and to provide cover for a colleague who will be undertaking another role in the department. The need to extend the role beyond this fixed term period will be reviewed towards the end of the contracted period.

Lecturer in Classical and Applied Landscape Archaeology

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Classical Archaeology and Applied Landscape Archaeology, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pursue research in the field of Classical Archaeology that is, or has the potential to be, world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour;
  • Undertake teaching and research supervision, and contribute to ongoing curriculum development;
  • Contribute to the citizenship and values of the Department;
  • Deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels in both Classical and Applied Landscape Archaeology (QGIS), with the opportunity to teach more widely within the Department, as well as engaging in related activity such as assessment;
  • To fully engage in and enhance the values of the Department and University;
  • To carry out such other duties as specified by the Head of Department.

Person specification

Bringing excellent communication skills and teaching experience, the successful candidate will complement the research and teaching by our Roman and Near Eastern specialists. They will contribute to teaching in Classical Archaeology and Applied Landscape methods across our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, contributing to the BA (Hons) Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations, the MA Archaeology (Classical and Roman Strand) and the BA Joint Hons programme in Ancient History and Archaeology.

Candidates will normally have recently completed or be concluding their PhD and, while they may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post, they must outline their experience, skills and achievements to date which demonstrate that they meet or that they have the potential to achieve the essential criteria.

Research

Candidates must have capacity for and be progressing towards the independent development of internationally excellent research that produces high quality outcomes, including some work that is recognised as world class.

The essential research criteria for this post are:

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Archaeology or a related subject (which may be completed or under examination).
  • Experience, skills and/or achievements which demonstrate experience of or the potential to produce high quality outputs, some of which is recognised as world-class.
  • Evidence of a personal research plan which supports and enhances the Department of Archaeology’s research strategy.

Teaching

Candidates must demonstrate the development and delivery of high quality teaching that contributes to providing a world class learning environment and curricula which enables students to achieve their potential.

The essential teaching criteria for this role are:

  • Candidates have the ability to attain the rank of Fellow of HEA*
  • Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to deliver high quality teaching in the fields of Classical and Applied Landscape Archaeology, in particular Geographic Information Systems (QGIS).
  • Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to innovate in the design and delivery of high quality teaching or assessment of learning including lectures, small group learning and/or using technology or other techniques to enhance learning and/or assessment
  • Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to engage in the design of excellent teaching programmes which are research informed and led
  • Evidence of strategic teaching development – engagement in the design of excellent teaching programmes which are research informed and led

Services, Citizenship and Values

Candidates must positively contribute to fostering a collegial environment; as well as demonstrating their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The essential services, citizenship and values criteria for this role are:

  • Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to participate in the collegial/administrative activities or an academic Department, Faculty or University
  • Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums.

Contact Information

Department contact for academic-related enquiries

Dr Mark Shaw, m.r.shaw@durham.ac.uk

How to Apply

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site. https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/

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

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