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Job Vacancies at the Department of Archaeology​ 


  • ​Research Assistant/Associate in Near Eastern Archaeology (Fixed Term) 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021.

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant/Associate to work on the project "Memories for Life: Materiality and Memory of Ancient Near Eastern inscribed private objects". This is a 4.5-year collaborative project funded by the Swedish Research Council (PI Jakob Andersson, Uppsala, co-PI Christina Tsouparopoulou, Cambridge), which aims to identify and highlight the personal perspective, materiality and agency in inscribed objects commissioned by private individuals in the ancient Near East throughout three millennia.

Application deadline: 27 January, 2021

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  • Project Administrator (Fixed Term, Part-Time)

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research invites applications for a fixed-term, part-time (0.8 FTE) Project Administrator to support two international multi-partner research projects: Mapping Africa's Endangered Archaeological Sites and Monuments (MAEASaM) and Mapping Archaeological Heritage in South Asia (MAHSA). The projects are generously supported by Arcadia - a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin ( The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2023 in the first instance.

Application deadline: 14 February, 2021

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  • 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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