Associate Professor in Archaeological Conservation (Durham, UK)



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 recognized 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.

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  • Vacancy reference: ARCH18-10
  • Salary range: Grade 9 £49,772 – £55,998
  • Closing date: Midday on November 27, 2017
  • Location: Durham, North East England, UK (Postcode – DH1 3LE)