Senior Assistant Curator in Archaeology (Fixed Term)

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Cambridge

Senior Assistant Curator in Archaeology (Fixed Term)

Annual salary scale:  £39,992 –  £50,618

Closing Date: 11 July 2018

Reference: JU15753

 The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology seeks to appoint a Senior Assistant Curator in Archaeology, to start on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed-term, 12-month appointment, until 31 August 2019. 

Applications are welcome from research-active archaeologists with museum experience. The appointee will contribute to the care of the Museum’s extensive archaeological collections, their documentation, storage and display, and to making collections accessible to researchers, students, public audiences and source communities. He or she will be expected to supervise assistant staff, volunteers and students, and contribute to Museum administration and University teaching, in particular to the MPhil module, ‘Museums: History, Theory, Practice’ which they may be asked to lead-teach and/or co-ordinate.

Candidates should hold a PhD in archaeology or a related subject, with research expertise in a region other than Europe; they should have experience of curatorial work, research in a museum, and museum-based public engagement. Teaching experience in archaeology and involvement in exhibition development are highly desirable.

Applications should include a personal statement, not exceeding three A4 pages, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications as well as the names and contact details of three referees.  Candidates are also asked to identify one article-length piece of work, published or in press, which they would like the Appointments Committee to read.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records) check, a health assessment and a security check. 

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button on the University of Cambridge job opportunities page for this vacancy at  This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.  The University page also has a link to further information about the role.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Museum’s Director, Professor Nicholas Thomas (, 01223 333511). General queries about this vacancy and the application process may be addressed to the Museum Administrator on

The closing date for applications is 11 July. It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed on Monday 23 July.

Please quote reference JU15753 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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June 2018