Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Osteoarchaeology/Palaeopathology

Rated the top department in Scotland at the REF research exercise in 2014, Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with expertise in the study of human skeletal remains to a newly-created substantive post, to teach and undertake research on Human Osteoarchaeology, Palaeopathology and/or Biological Anthropology. This appointment marks the 10th anniversary of the Department at one of Scotland’s oldest Universities, and is part of an exciting development of a centre for the University Museums which will provide a resource hub for the study of the University’s extensive collections of human remains.

College/Professional Services
College of Physical Sciences
School/Section
Geosciences
Division
Archaeology
Staff Category
Academic
Position Type
Full Time
Grade
Grade 7/8
Salary From
39,324
Salary to
55,998
Closing Date
15/06/2017
Ref No
GEO344A

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to departmental teaching, specifically the development of a cross-disciplinary Level 1 course, and to design and implement modules for a new Taught Master’s Programme in Human Osteoarchaeology at Aberdeen. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Archaeology and at the University Museums Collections Centre in Marischal College. As well as working in the general fields of osteoarchaeology, palaeopathology and/or biological anthropology, we would welcome scholars whose research encompasses forensic anthropology, medical anthropology, ontogeny and development studies, and/or funerary archaeology. We would particularly welcome applications from those whose research could be described as interdisciplinary, intersecting with other areas of archaeology, environmental archaeology, bioarchaeology, the humanities, or the medical sciences.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Archaeology with a research specialism in Osteoarchaeology, Palaeopathology and/or Biological Anthropology.

For an appointment made at Lecturer level salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale £39,324 - £46,924 per annum, with placement according to qualifications and experience.

For an appointment made at Senior Lecturer level salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 scale (£49,772 - £55,998 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Dr Gordon Noble, Head of Archaeology, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen by telephone (01224 272333) or email (g.noble@abdn.ac.uk).

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact [Marian Elliott-Jones, HR Adviser, m.elliott-jones@abdn.ac.uk] for further information.

Job Reference Number: GEO344A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 June 2017

 

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