University of Sydney, FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
EDWIN CUTHBERT HALL CHAIR OF MIDDLE EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY
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FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES / SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL INQUIRY
REFERENCE NO. 1882/0914
The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university, founded in 1850, and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University’s first faculty, is one of the leading faculties of its kind in the world. We offer a comprehensive set of programs across the breadth of the humanities and social sciences and are located in one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. The faculty is home to over 10,000 students, including more than 600 higher degree research students and 600 academic and professional staff. There are five schools in the faculty – the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry; the School of Social and Political Sciences; the School of Languages and Cultures; the School of Letters, Arts and Media; and the School of Economics.
The University wishes to appoint a distinguished scholar of Middle Eastern Archaeology including Turkey, Egypt and the wider Iranian world to the Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair. Preference will be given to scholars working in the Bronze and Iron Age periods. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair of Middle Eastern Archaeology located in the Department of Archaeology in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.
The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry has an outstanding record and reputation in both research and teaching. Among its staff include laureates, professorial and future fellows as well as other distinguished academics involved in teaching and research. The school is also home to Australia’s oldest department of archaeology whose research and teaching interests are chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, with staff currently engaged with both prehistoric and historical archaeology in Australia, Oceania, East and Southeast Asia, China, Central Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Teaching and research activities are supported and enhanced by a well-equipped archaeological laboratory.
The University’s Nicholson Museum, housing Australia’s oldest and largest archaeological collection, further enriches the department’s teaching and research. The department is a founding member of the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, featuring an outstanding research and library space for staff, students and visitors. The successful applicant will also be on the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Board.
To succeed, you must meet the following criteria:
- Outstanding scholarship in the field of Middle Eastern archaeology, preferably in the Bronze and Iron Age periods and a proven track record in attracting competitive grants.
- Commitment to teaching and strong track record of teaching performance and experience in innovative curriculum design.
- Good management skills and a willingness and ability to perform high level administrative tasks, including chairing the department.
- Capacity to provide leadership in research and research training.
- Demonstrated commitment to collaboration with other researchers, nationally and internationally, and to outreach projects.
- Capacity to enhance a broad program in archaeology at both undergraduate and graduate level.
TERM & REMUNERATION
The successful applicant will be offered a continuing appointment as Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair of Middle Eastern Archaeology, and a competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
HOW TO APPLY
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.
Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1882/0914 for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 1 February 2015
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
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Specific enquiries concerning the position should be directed to Professor Barbara Caine, Head of School, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry on +61 2 9351 5658 or email@example.com.
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