Trinity Lecturer in Historical Archaeology. University of Cambridge

23/8/12 .-

Applications are invited for a permanent University Lectureship in Historical Archaeology, to start on 1st January 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. This post will be held in conjunction with a Fellowship (or Honorary Membership) of Lucy Cavendish College. The starting salary for this post will be limited to points 49-51 within the Grade 9 salary range (£37,012 - £39,257).

Applicants will be expected to have a PhD, a proven ability to undertake research, a strong publication record and an active research project or plans for one which will attract graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. The post holder will be a member of the teaching staff of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and will provide lectures, teaching and research supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels in Historical Archaeology, broadly defined as the post-Roman, medieval and post-medieval archaeology of Europe and the archaeology of European colonialism.

The post-holder will also be expected to provide teaching in team-taught thematic courses within the Department and Division. Normal duties include examination and assessment, supervision of MPhil and PhD students, administration and outreach. Preference is likely to be given to applicants with research interests and teaching expertise that complement existing strengths within the Division, and with the potential to develop further the inter-faculty links between Archaeology, Classics, History and Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic.

The successful candidate will also be expected to become the Director of Studies in Archaeology and Anthropology at Lucy Cavendish College, a college for mature women students which currently admits two-three students in this Tripos each year. Directors of Studies are involved in admissions and organize and contribute to individual and small group teaching of undergraduates in their college.

For information on the University of Cambridge see, on the Division of Archaeology see, for Lucy Cavendish see The Division of Archaeology is a member of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, which also includes the Divisions of Biological Anthropology and Social Anthropology, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, the Haddon Library and the Cambridge Archaeological Unit. The Division's academic staff form the core of a very strong research community in Archaeology that has been awarded outstanding grades in successive national research assessment exercises.

Further particulars about the post may be obtained from Miss Rebecca Burtenshaw (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, UK (tel. 01223 33538, fax 01223 333503, email

To apply, please complete and return Parts 1 and 3 of the CHRIS/6 CV coversheet (downloadable from, together with a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter describing your research interests, academic background and teaching experience, and giving the full contact details of three referees. Applications and references should be sent to reach Miss Burtenshaw by 28 September 2012. Applicants are welcome to contact the Head of Division Dr Charles French (tel. +44 (0) 1223 333 533, email or Dr Catherine Hills, Senior Lecturer in Historical Archaeology (tel. +44 (0)1223 335 528, email with informal inquiries.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Quote Reference: JD19252

Closing Date: 28 September 2012

Interview Date(s): November 2012

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