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Reference Number220080 - Lecturer in Archaeology


Lecturer in Archaeology

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education (HASSE) offers innovative degree programs across a range of disciplines and professions, underpinned by the University's commitment to providing excellent teaching, outstanding learning facilities and a first-rate student learning experience. The Faculty includes two Schools: the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) and the School of Education.

The discipline of Archaeology & Paleoanthropology (ARPA) at the University of New England sits in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and History, and within the broader School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). ARPA staff teach undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students, offering thematic units including Aboriginal Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, and Human Evolution, as well as archaeological method and theory. Our research and research student supervision span these same areas, with a strong emphasis on field research and archaeological science approaches to lithics, ceramics, bone and metals.

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About the role

UNE is seeking an enthusiastic Lecturer in Archaeology for a four year, fixed-term contract, based in Armidale, to begin in Trimester 1, 2021. As a Lecturer, you will have a balanced load of teaching and research, alongside service responsibilities. Your work will complement and enhance the existing teaching and research activities of ARPA, and the profile of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences more broadly.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Archaeology or a PhD in Anthropology with an Archaeology speciality.
They must be an excellent communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills and have the ability to collaborate
and develop effective professional relationships inside and outside academia. A quality research program that
complements and extends current discipline research and a proven track record in securing funding is essential,
alongside experience of university teaching in an online mode.

Additional information

Enquiries relating to this role may be directed to Professor Alistair Noble, phone: (02) 6773 5162
or email:
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Closing Date:  25 October 2020 (Midnight)

Reference No:  220080

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria,
contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a
diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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