The Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens, a centre of advanced research which promotes the integrated application of scientific techniques to the archaeology of Greece and the East Mediterranean, invites applications for the Williams Fellowship in Ceramic Petrology.
The Fellow will undertake research on archaeological ceramics, involving work in the field, the laboratory and the library, in order to produce publications of international excellence.
In addition to Laboratory projects, the Fellow will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research initiatives. His/her research programme will be agreed with the Laboratory Director and approved by the Fitch Laboratory Committee, and his/her performance will be subject to periodic evaluation. The Fellow is expected to contribute to the postgraduate training course on ceramic petrology organised annually by the Fitch Laboratory and to be responsible for maintaining the laboratory facilities for ceramic petrology (e.g. microscopes).
Candidates must hold a PhD (or be close to acquiring one) in Archaeology or Archaeological Science combined with proven training/experience in using petrographic analysis with thin sections (optical microscopy). Importance is attached to familiarity with Aegean or East Mediterranean archaeology, and knowledge of Modern Greek is desirable (but not essential). Evidence of the ability to produce research publications to an international standard will be an advantage. Applicants should be able to engage in and contribute to a research group and develop research agendas.
The fellowship is for three years. The post is based in Athens, Greece, and the gross salary will be in the range of £20,000-22,000 per annum, plus private health insurance.
Applicants are asked to supply the following:
- A covering letter, giving the applicant’s contact details, outlining the reasons for applying, giving details of supporting enclosures, and summarising the applicant’s principal qualifications for the job;
- A curriculum vitae, giving details of past employment, academic and other qualifications, any relevant experience, research interests and publications;
- A proposal for a potential research project matching both the interests of the applicant and the Laboratory (up to one page);
- The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two referees, whom the candidate has contacted in advance and who have agreed to supply letters of reference which they will send to the School Administrator by the closing date;
Applications and references should be submitted via email to the School Administrator, Mrs Tania Gerousi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date for receipt of applications and references: 31 May 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in late June/early July. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post from 1 October 2013. Equality of opportunity is BSA policy.
For further details on the British School at Athens and the Fitch Laboratory, check the relevant sections in the School’s website. For informal enquiries please contact the Laboratory Director, Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi (email@example.com).
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