Research Fellow in Asian Archaeology

This part-time (0.5FTE) Research Fellow position whose main purpose is to allow an early career scholar to expand and develop their own research and teaching portfolio whole contributing the work and culture of the archaeology department.

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Funding/Activity Limited
Grade 6
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The role holder will have earned a PhD in the archaeology of East Asia or Eurasia or a closely related field and use their skills and knowledge to support teaching and departmental activities while building up their research and publication portfolio.  This post will enhance capacity in all aspects of East Asian archaeology at Aberdeen, including the building of critical research mass and expertise required to make future funding bids.

Key to this role is to be a contributing member the scholarly community including being a member of larger scholarly network focused on the archaeology of East Asia and Eurasia by joining conferences, networking activities, and research projects that develop contacts and external profile. Also, working in consultation with the faculty supervisor, the fellow will have a wide latitude to develop their own research, publication goals and teaching contribution for the duration of the post.  As well as support in seeking out further grants both individually and as a contributor to larger bids within and outwith the University of Aberdeen.

Scholarly outputs could include, but are not limited to, monograph preparation as well as journal articles, dataset publications, outreach and educational materials, and methodological development. The post-holder will contribute to the teaching of East Asia archaeology in the archaeology department at undergraduate and taught post-graduate level by lecturing on existing course offerings, developing specialist content, supporting dissertation writing, and offering seminars. 

The postholder will have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in some aspect of the archaeology of East Asia or Eurasia. Archaeological field experience or previous archaeological teaching experience are not an essential requirement, but are desirable for the post.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 6, £34,304 - £36,382 per annum (pro-rata), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Joshua Wright, Senior Lecturer (

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.  However eligibility under the Global Talent visa can be considered. Please do not hesitate to contact Patrycja Bromm, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

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Job Reference Number:  GEO427R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 29 August 2022

The School of Geosciences embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.