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Lecturer in Roman Archaeology

Requisition ID:  15462

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  20-Jan-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £36,382 - £40,927 per annum

Closing Date: 2 February 2022


The Role


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Roman Archaeology with the ability to deliver the highest standards of teaching and research Roman Archaeology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Newcastle University has a long and distinguished reputation for research and teaching in Roman Archaeology. Newcastle University benefits from its unique position close to Hadrian’s Wall and extensive museum and library collections for Roman Frontier studies as well as the wider Roman world. The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is an interdisciplinary unit where colleagues in different disciplines work closely together in teaching and research.


For more information about Archaeology at Newcastle University please see:


This is a full time, fixed term post with an anticipated end date of September 2024.


For informal enquiries about the post please contact the Head of Archaeology Dr Mark Jackson m.p.c.jackson@ncl.ac.uk  

Key Accountabilities

•    Deliver research-led teaching in Roman Archaeology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Based on the Unit’s current teaching this would include  including contributions to: 

  • ARA1030 The Archaeology of Britain, from the Romans to the present 
  • CAC1012 Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology (Module Leader and Roman teaching)
  • ARA3114/8222 Regionality and the Fall of Rome 
  • ARA8150 Graduate Seminar in Roman Archaeology     
  • ARA8128 Armies and Frontiers 

•    Supervision of BA and MA dissertations in Roman Archaeology
•    Fieldwork-skills delivery and management support as part of the Birdoswald, Hadrian’s Wall Fieldschool
•    To act as an undergraduate tutor 
•    Contribute to the development of teaching and research at Newcastle, and to take on a share of administrative tasks


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Expertise in Roman Archaeology 
•    Expertise in Roman Frontier Studies
•    Expertise in Roman Art and Architecture
•    Expertise in field archaeology and finds skills
•    Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in higher education
•    Experience of module design and/or curriculum development
•    Clearly developed active research and plans, leading to research publications of high quality that will contribute to the return at the next Research Excellence Framework (REF)
•    A track record of internationally excellent publications 
•    A record of applications for research funding
•    Realistic and achievable plans for future research applications
•    A record of successful applications for research (desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students
•    Ability to work as part of a team
•    Ability to work on own initiative
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Willingness to collaborate with other disciplines within the School and University
•    Sensitivity to the views of others
•    Enthusiasm for the task in hand



•    PhD in relevant subject (achieved before application)


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 15462