Job Vacancies

Laboratory Technician in Carpology and Palynology

The School of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PG

Grade 4: £21,585 - £24,983 per annum

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician in carpology and palynology.   The primary role of the Laboratory Technician is to provide technical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the palynological and carpological laboratories.  Experience working with archaeological plant material is essential as well as the ability to organise your own workload.  The technician will be based at 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford in the School of Archaeology.  

The post is a full-time appointment and is fixed term for 12 months and is available from August 2018.

 Applicants must be educated to at least A-level standard or hold an equivalent qualification in science.     

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 6thJuly 2018.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Training Manager on Endangered Archaeology Project

The School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,883 per annum

Applications are invited for a Training Managerto join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford. The position is externally funded by the Cultural Protection Fund, administered by the British Council. The project director is Dr Robert Bewley and the principal investigator is Professor Andrew Wilson.

The post holder will be a member of a University of Oxford research group that is collaborating in the EAMENA project with archaeologists at the University of Leicester and University of Durham. The main responsibilities of the post involve the design, organisation and delivery of training for employees of the antiquities services of Jordan and the State of Palestine as well as contributing to the creation of key datasets within the EAMENA framework specific to the national archaeological services of Jordan and Palestine. This will involve compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for each country and a watch list of 250-300 sites representative of the region’s heritage.

The post holder will act as a key liaison between the national archaeological services of Jordan and Palestine and the EAMENA project, working with team members and training staff to promote and facilitate the potential adoption of a country-based heritage platform (HER) based on the EAMENA database. In addition the post holder 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 Jordan and Palestine. The post holder will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers. 

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term until 31 December 2019 and is available from July 2018.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with experience in or knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa.  You will have experience of organising and delivering training events, teaching, workshops or conferences and be a good communicator and organizer. Applicants should also possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.

Further details are available from Dr Robert Bewley (

Additional information about the project is available at

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 27th July 2018.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

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