Post Doctoral Research Associate in Archaeology
Durham University Department Of Archaeology
United Kingdom

Post Doctoral Research Associate


Job Title :             Post Doctoral Research Associate             Company :          Durham University

Department :     Department Of Archaeology       Position Type : Academic

Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609)


Post Doctoral Research Associate in Archaeology


This post is full time and fixed term until 31 December 2019.


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Archaeology, with a particular emphasis on training, and delivering ongoing support to, local heritage staff in Middle Eastern countries in remote sensing, database and GIS techniques for heritage protection purposes.


Reporting to Prof. Graham Philip, Principal Investigator, the postholder will assist in the organisation and delivery of training workshops, as well as research, related administration and other activities supporting the work of a project entitled Training in Endangered Archaeology Methodology with Middle East and North African Heritage Stakeholders. The project is supported by the Cultural Protection Fund of the British Council, and forms part of a larger project called ‘Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa’ (EAMENA), backed by the Arcadia Fund. The broader project is searching for and recording significant archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa (from Mauretania to Iran), using satellite imagery and aerial photography, in order to increase our understanding for their future protection and management.

The post holder will work within a Durham University research team that is collaborating in the EAMENA project with archaeologists at the Universities of Oxford and Leicester. The main responsibilities of the post involve the design, organisation and delivery of training for employees of the antiquities authorities of Lebanon and Iraq, as well as contributing to the creation of key datasets within the EAMENA framework specific to the national archaeological services and others dealing with the heritage of these countries. The postholder will work with team members, in particular the Training Manager, to promote and facilitate the adoption of a country-based heritage platform (HER) based on the EAMENA database. In addition, the postholder will contribute to the general work of the EAMENA project: interpretation of satellite imagery and aerial photographs, creation of new site records, data management (using standard terminology and data input), analysis and archaeological research in support of the aims of the Endangered Archaeology project covering Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

The successful applicant will provide guidance to trainees, students working with the project, and/or project volunteers. S/he will be directly involved in the delivery of training events in Lebanon and Iraq and may be required to contribute to training events in other MENA countries in-line with the overall needs of the project.

Closes midday on :          28-Jun-2019

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