Lecturer in Archaeological Science

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Details

  • Fixed term for up to 4 years | Full-Time

  • Academic Level B | $101,724 - $120,380 p.a.

  • Location: Bedford Park

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About the Role

We are seeking a Lecturer in Archaeological Science to join our talented academic staff in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University.

The Lecturer in Archaeological Science will deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in Archaeological Science and undertake quality research as part of Associate Professor Ian Moffat’s Future Fellowship project "Dead Heart Beating? Landscape, Climate and People in Desert Australia". The Lecturer in Archaeological Science will make an important contribution to this project by undertaking research in palaeobotany, isotope geochemistry and/or remote sensing. 

About the Research

This research project will undertake the first detailed investigation of the archaeology, landscape history and paleoenvironment of dryland lakes in the Simpson, Strzelecki and Stuart Stony Deserts in Central Australia. Using cutting edge methods, the project expects to discover new archaeological sites, provide a new climate record for inland Australia, and develop innovative new analytical and field techniques. Expected benefits also include the development of new cutting-edge methodologies for the investigation of Australian desert landscapes, comprehensive baseline data of how this region has evolved prior to European colonization and resolving why no Pleistocene aged archaeological sites have been found in the region.

About You

An excellent communicator with the ability to establish relationships with staff, students and industry, you will be passionate about teaching in archaeology and have the desire to undertake quality research. In addition to this, the ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification.

  • Evidence of a strong research track record in an area that aligns with Archaeological Science, with evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.

  • Experience in teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.

  • Skills in Palaeobotany (particularly phytolith analysis), isotope geochemistry and/or remote sensing. Skills in oxygen isotope analysis of silica microfossils will be highly regarded.

  • High-level communication skills (both oral and written), with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of people and establish relationships.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Ian Moffat

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

22 Mar 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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