Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Archaeology, The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Archaeology
Job No.:
Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):
Academic Research Level A1 ($57,330.21 - $77,764.39)
Work type:
Full Time - Fixed Term
St Lucia

School of Social Science

With around 35 academic staff and 80 higher degree students the School of Social Science is one of the largest and most prestigious of its type in Australia. It is a research-intensive School comprising the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, criminology and sociology. Facilities include the internationally-recognised Archaeological Science Laboratories and the Anthropology Museum.  The School also has a consultancy arm - the UQ Culture and Heritage Unit.

The role

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the successful candidate would conduct research to develop high-quality publications and there could possibly be the occasional undergraduate teaching opportunity along with some postgraduate prospects.  You would also contribute to the development of the School's archaeology discipline.

The person

You will have a PhD in Archaeology or an Anthropology PhD with specialisation in archaeology from a four-field university program or a PhD in a related field.  Your demonstrated expert knowledge in archaeological science will have a preferred geographic area of specialisation in the Pacific Islands and/or tropical Australia.  It is desirable that you have methodological expertise in the geochemical analysis of Oceanic basalt rocks and artefacts or wood charcoal identification.  Your demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary collaborations is essential.  An excellent publication record and a capacity to secure external funding are also essential.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 2 years at Research Academic Level A, to commence in late 2012 or early 2013.  The base salary will be in the range $55,931 to $75,867 pa plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $65,439 - $88,764 pa).  PhD holders will be offered a minimum salary of $70,676 plus superanuation and there will be a 2.5% salary increase in January 2013.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Marshall Weisler (Head of Archaeology) phone +61 7 3365 3038 or email

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Applications closed for this job on 16 Sep 2012
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