University of Cape Town: Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer Department of Archaeology

We invite applications from suitably qualified people for the post of Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town, for appointment as soon as possible. We seek an archaeologist with a research programme that will strengthen the departmental focus on stable light isotopes. The Department of Archaeology houses the University’s stable light isotope laboratory (see . For additional facilities see The successful candidate should add to the existing strengths of the Department and be able to contribute to its teaching programme. He/she will have a research programme in southern Africa, or be willing to develop a programme in this region.

Requirements include:
• A PhD in the discipline of Archaeology or a cognate discipline
• An appropriate level of university teaching experience, relative to the rank applied
• A record of research productivity and publication, relative to the rank applied

Relevant postdoctoral experience will be an advantage

Responsibilities include:

• Teaching and developing undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in the Department
• Recruiting and supervising honours, master’s and doctoral students
• Pursuing an active research program and raising required funding
• Course convening, departmental and faculty administrative duties

The annual costs of employment, including benefits for 2018 at the respective levels are as follows:

• Lecturer: R639 848
• Senior Lecturer: R786 717

Application process:

For further information regarding this position, contact Associate Professor Simon Hall – Head of Department, email

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Tracy Moore at

– UCT Application Form (download at
– A letter of motivation detailing suitability for this post
– Curriculum Vitae (CV)
– Research and teaching statements of no more than 2 pages each, detailing skills and interests.

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Telephone: 021 650 3003 Website:

Reference number: E18107 Closing date: 19 February 2018

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