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Job Vacancies at the Department of Archaeology​ 

  • Principal Research Associate - Director of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit 

Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) and the Department of Archaeology seek a dynamic and experienced new Director (at the level of University Principal Research Associate) to build upon the achievements of the retiring Director, Chris Evans, and to lead this exciting university-based unit in fresh ways for the next stage of its development. CAU enjoys a national reputation as a leader in development-led archaeology, embedded within the vibrant research environment of a world-class Department, as well as a strong financial track record over 30 years and outstanding regional business engagement and prospects. The successful candidate will possess a good knowledge of the commercial sector in archaeology, will have an appetite for leading innovative research initiatives and will embrace the opportunity to take the organization in new directions, building appropriate links within the ecosystem of a world-leading research university, and forging close Departmental links in research, teaching, training and outreach. The post is to be filled by October 1st 2021 and may be available earlier upon negotiation. The appointment made will be permanent, subject to a successful probationary period of six months.

Application deadline: 30 April 2021

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  • Field Archaeologists - Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU)

The Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) is recruiting field archaeologists and senior field archaeologists for a range of archaeological excavations, evaluations and surveys throughout East Anglia. Projects include prehistoric landscapes, major Iron Age and Roman settlements, and various urban sites. 

Application deadline: 28 May 2021

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  • 2 Fully-funded EC Marie Curie PhD Studentships/ESRs in Archaeological Plaster and Ceramics (fixed term)

The Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, invites applications for two fully-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD studentship/Early Stage Researcher (MSC-ESR) Fellowship positions starting in October 2021 as part of the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network "PlaCe: Training the next generation of archaeological scientists: Interdisciplinary studies of pre-modern Plasters and Ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean". Candidates with backgrounds in archaeology, heritage science, biology, materials science, chemistry, bioinformatics or cognate disciplines are all encouraged to apply; each project will be developed in collaboration with the successful applicant.

The researcher will be based at Cambridge, supported by the Department of Archaeology as well as specialist colleagues at the Fitzwilliam Museum (curators, conservators and scientists). They will be expected to travel to partner institutions for training and exchange, including a secondment to the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute.

Application deadline: 23 April 2021

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  • University Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology, to start on 1st September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Application deadline: 16 April 2021

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Appointment panel: Prof Cyprian Broodbank (chair), Prof Marta Mirazon Lahr, Dr Tamsin O'Connell, Dr Liliana Janik, Dr Enrico Crema, Prof Marie Soressi (University of Leiden), Prof Mary Stiner (University of Arizona) 


  • Evans Fellowships 2021

The Advisory Committee for the Evans Fund give notice that they intend to proceed to an election of an Evans Fellow or Fellows early in the Easter Term.  A graduate of any university is eligible to apply, provided that they intend to engage in research in anthropology or archaeology in relation to Southeast Asia.  The Advisory Committee is also interested to hear from senior scholars seeking contributions towards major projects, as well as early career researchers and graduate students applying for small research grants, in geographical areas covered by the remit of the fund.

For further information and the application form please see details on the Department of Social Anthropology website:

Application deadline 27th April 2021


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