Associate Professor in Archaeological Conservation

Durham University - Department of Archaeology
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Monday, 27 November, 2017

Durham University Archaeology department is seeking to fill Dr Chris Caple's post leading the MA Conservation of Archaeological & Museum Objects when he retires in the summer of 2018.

Associate Professor in Archaeological Conservation (Vacancy Reference: ARCH18-10)
Durham University - Department of Archaeology
Salary: £49,772 to £55,998

The interdisciplinary Department of Archaeology is ranked first in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and is listed as one of the top four archaeology departments in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings list. You will therefore bring your expertise of Archaeological Conservation to the department, offering detailed insight into ancient and historical materials and artefacts, and the way in which they are decaying or have been conserved. Taking the lead in 'MA in Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects' (which you will ensure remains a professionally recognised conservation qualification), you will also teach various undergraduate and postgraduate modules, reinvigorate our Artefacts Research Group and publish your research with a particular emphasis on conservation.

You'll need:
*To be a qualified conservator with professional accreditation (FIIC, ACR or equivalent) and practitioner experience.

*An excellent track record in internationally recognised research outputs, with particular prominence in the fields of archaeological and historic materials and artefacts.

*Experience of teaching the practice of conservation, including conservation ethics and preventive conservation.

*Good leadership and communication skills.

*A clear research plan covering the next three to five years with knowledge of generating income for research projects.

*To have a teaching qualification or be willing to attain fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy.

If you also have a PhD in archaeological/object conservation or a related field, and are able to supervise PhD students, that would be ideal.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. We are committed to equality: please feel free to bring to the attention of the panel periods of leave that may have impacted on your career path, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave.

All applicants are asked to submit:

* A CV and covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;

* PDFs of two of your most significant pieces of research/conservation projects, at least one of which should have been published after 2013. Please note that your work may be read by colleagues from across the Department and evaluated against the current REF criteria; and

* A personal research plan.

Applications should be made on line via the Durham University Vacancies Site

For academic or department related queries, contact Mary Brooks: