Lecturer in Heritage Studies
University of Cambridge Department of Archaeology
United Kingdom

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in Heritage Studies, to start on 1 September 2020, or as soon after as possible. The successful candidate will be active in research and committed to teach in Heritage Studies. Applications are welcome from candidates with a broad conceptual and geographical scope to their work. Preference may be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement, rather than over-lap with, existing ones in the Department, and who can demonstrate an interest in working cross-disciplinarily and in engaging with sectors outside the university, such as heritage practice and policy-making.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the creation of a new generation of intellectually driven research, graduate and undergraduate teaching in Heritage Studies, working within the framework and opportunities of a radically enlarged Department of Archaeology committed to interdisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute actively to the University's aim of developing wider strategic connections and initiatives. The appointment made will be permanent, subject to a probationary period of five years.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Excellent first degree, plus a doctorate (or clear eavidence that the completion of a doctorate is imminent) in heritage, or a relevant heritage-related field that demonstrates a comprehensive grasp of heritage as a discipline.
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally outstanding research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across subject areas, and interdisciplinarity.
  • Wide geographical spread of interests and (ideally) research experience and field-work.
  • Experience of (co-)running heritage research projects would be desirable.
  • A broad range of methodological expertise and research skills as befits the interdisciplinary nature of Heritage Studies.
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with the stage of career.
  • Evidence of the ability to engage in international collaborations, including grant acquisition.
  • Evidence of ability to teach in graduate and undergraduate core courses in Heritage, and to develop and teach specialist modules at both levels in their fields of expertise.
  • Evidence of and/or aptitude for organizing and participating in collaborative teaching and research.
  • Experience of small group teaching and supervising graduate students
  • Ability to engage and enthuse students, colleagues, and the general public in their research area.
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department and University as a whole.
  • Ability to work as a willing and effective contributor on Departmental, Faculty and University committees and work groups.
  • Ability to work co-operatively and flexibly with academic colleagues and support staff.

The successful applicant will benefit from the outstanding facilities offered by the University and the generous support for research and teaching provided by the Department and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. The post-holder will take a full share of heritage related teaching within the range of core and thematic papers and modules taught within the Department at all levels, from first year undergraduate to doctoral research. Duties of the role will also include examination, assessment, administration, and outreach.

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Applications should include a covering letter indicating the nature of the contribution you would make to teaching and research (current and future), curriculum vitae, including an up-to-date list of publications, and the names and contact details of THREE referees who can be contacted to provide a reference. Referees will be contacted by the University as soon as possible after submission of an application.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit three samples of published work or extracts of published work totalling no more than 20,000 words in length. Those invited for interview will be asked to make a short presentation, meet staff and students individually and in groups, and will have an interview with the Appointments Committee.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Cyprian Broodbank, Head of Department, cb122@cam.ac.uk, or to Dr Dacia Viejo Rose, dv230@cam.ac.uk. Any queries about the application process or online system please contact hspshr@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Closing date: Friday 8 May 2020.

Please quote reference JD21863 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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