Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 12 Nov 2018

The above full-time post is available from 1st  February 2019 until 31st January 2022 on a fixed-term basis.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide.We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the research project 'Warhorse: the Archaeology of a Military Revolution?' run by Profs Oliver Creighton and Alan Outram at the University of Exeter and Prof Robert Liddiard at the University of East Anglia. This AHRC funded post is available from 1st Feb 2019 to 31st January 2022. The successful applicant will serve as the Project Officer for the full duration of the project. They will have particular expertise in zoo archaeology along with more general archaeological skills, and also contribute to the administration of the project, which involves outreach, partnership work, site and museum visits and field survey.

The post will include zoo archaeological analysis; participating in archaeological survey; project management; out reach and impact work; partnership-building; contributing to publications.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in zoo archaeology and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to analyse faunal remains and place them in their appropriate archaeological contexts; conduct field surveys; work with partner organisations; conduct outreach work; write publications; and manage complex projects.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • Amultitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoptionand shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contactProf Oliver Creighton  ( ),telephone (01392 724397) or email ;OR

 Prof Alan Outram ( )telephone (01392 724398) or email .

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.  

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