Fellowship at UCL Institute of Archaeology, UK

Deadline: 31 May 2011
Open to: applicants in possession of a Master degree in archaeometallurgy, or archaeology
Fellowship: salary is approximately £25,000 per year before tax

This research fellowship (equivalent to PhD research) focuses on identifying and interpreting patterns in copper alloy composition used from the Bronze Age up to the Medieval period in the eastern Mediterranean, looking at geographical preferences as well as changes over time.

The project builds on the successful work of earlier research on copper-based artefacts, making extensive use of published analytical data, expanding the existing technological and typological interpretation of alloy preferences into a wider overarching picture across time and space. It is expected that as part of this research targeted additional analyses will be conducted to supplement existing data sets in strategically relevant regions and periods.

Within the very broad outline of this project it is expected that the successful applicant will focus only on one segment of time and / or space; the application should reflect this in the research outline (see below), and explain why the focus is on the chosen segment, and what additional analytical work is expected to be done, including a statement concerning the possibility of access for sampling to such material.


Eligible applicants for this Fellowship (equivalent to a PhD position) must by highly numerate and, at the start of the fellowship (1 October 2011), be in possession of a Master degree (MA/MSc) or equivalent in the field of archaeometallurgy, or archaeology, or an otherwise appropriate subject area (maths, geology, materials science). UCL expects that all incoming PhD students have a Masters’ degree at Distinction level or equivalent, and all eligible applicants will be interviewed, either in person or over the ‘phone.

Eligibility criteria set by the European Union for Marie Curie fellowships require that the applicants have no more than 4 years research experience prior to the envisaged starting date.

Duration of Fellowship
3 years – starting from 1 October 2011.

How to apply

Deadline for Fellowship application: 31 May 2011

Applications are based on the existing UCL application form for Postgraduate (Research) degrees , and should include:

I. The applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
II. A covering letter including a statement concerning their eligibility for this fellowship (see below)
III. Transcripts of relevant studies and – where appropriate – a letter from their course coordinator predicting the expected degree result (for those who still have to complete their current Master’s programme)
IV. Two reference letters. Reference letters should be sent directly by the referees to [email protected]

Email: Maria Dikomitou [email protected]

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