Lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Mar 2023

The Department of Archaeology at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the fixed term role of Lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology.

Durham University's Department of Archaeology is one of the UK's best Departments of Archaeology with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. We are one of top ranked Archaeology departments globally (8th in World University QS rankings 2022) and in the UK (2nd in Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021; 3rd Guardian Good University Guide 2022; 3rd in National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022). Our expertise covers a broad chronological and geographical span, from the Palaeolithic to the present-day, and from South Asia to the Mediterranean, Europe and the British Isles, and we run fieldwork projects across the world. We have a range of cutting-edge laboratories, extensive commercial infrastructure and a network of heritage-sector collaborators.

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 Archaeology - Durham University

Lecturers (Fixed term) at Durham

The University is committed to enabling all of our colleagues to achieve their full potential. We promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure that all colleagues can thrive.

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 2 years. It is not anticipated that this period would be extended beyond the initial fixed term.

Lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology

We seek to complement and enhance our strengths in human bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology by appointing a talented individual to the fixed term role of Lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the fields of Human Bioarchaeology, Palaeopathology, and with some experience teaching topics related to Forensic Archaeology and/or Anthropology. They will contribute to our MSc Human Bioarchaeology and Palaeopathology and MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology programmes as well as our undergraduate teaching in these areas. The candidate will explore the potential for CPD courses, both in person and online, as well as contribute to the recruitment and supervision of PhD students working in the field of Human Bioarchaeology. It is expected they will also lead on grant-funded projects and complete high quality publications. We seek to appoint a candidate who will teach our students to an exceptional standard and work closely with existing staff working in related areas, such as isotopic studies and DNA research. The successful candidate will be expected to engage fully in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where we strive to treat everyone fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

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