Offre d’emploi – Historical Research Associate: Built environment of Late Antique/Early Medieval Rome

Newcastle University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – History, Classics and Archaeology

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £30,395 to £39,610 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th July 2019
Closes: 18th August 2019
Job Ref: 236761


Post-doctoral Research Assistant sought to undertake research into the built environment of south-eastern Rome as part of the ERC Advanced Grant Project ‘Rome Transformed: interdisciplinary analysis of political, military and religious regenerations of the city’s forgotten quarter C1-C8 CE’ (assurances have been received from the UK government that the project will be funded whatever the outcome of ‘Brexit’ negotiations). The PDRA will work on historical sources for architecture/the built environment and co-lead with the principle investigator and co-investigators research into the religious, military and political dimensions of Rome’s development from the early fourth to late eighth century CE.

In particular, you will be expected to:

  • Author/co-author technical reports on key buildings/complexes from the fourth to late eighth century CE (includes collaboration with project visualisation team in producing 3D visualisations).
  • Author/co-author thematic project papers.
  • Contribute to the project website and social media outreach activities.
  • Contribute to the development of project databases.
  • Contribute to agreed administrative tasks.
  • Lead small teams in archival analysis.

You must possess a PhD in a relevant field at the time of application and to have successfully completed doctoral/post-doctoral research on built environment of the period. Fluency in spoken and written English and Italian are essential, and the applicant should be able to read Latin, French and German. In addition to extensive knowledge of Rome’s urban development from the fourth to late eighth century CE, the successful candidate should have experience of archival work in Italy and experience of digital recording systems. Willingness to travel to and work in both Rome and Newcastle is required.

Informal enquiries about the post should be directed to Professor Ian Haynes

The post is available from 1st October 2019 for five years.

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.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community 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.

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