Enterprise Fellow in Marine Archaeology

Enterprise Fellow in Marine Archaeology, National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, closes 28 April.

Over the last decade the University of Southampton has been undertaking commercially funded research work in all aspects of underwater archaeology. This has involved environmental assessments and the development of mitigation strategies for some of the largest coastal and offshore infrastructure projects currently being undertaken on the UK shelf. This job aims to consolidate and extend this work by providing a platform for a mid-career stage archaeologist/marine scientist to both undertake work on existing projects and to actively pursue such contract work both in the UK and abroad. The post has been initially supported for 24 months but the anticipation is that through the successful growth of work in this sector it should lead to a long term role.

The successful candidate will be based in Ocean and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton but the work will be jointly supported by both OES and Archaeology. Although the primary role of this position is to focus on extant and new commercial contract opportunities this will be done within an active research environment, the post being allied to both the Centre of Maritime Archaeology and the Geology and Geophysics group of the University.

Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD or equivalent in one or more of the following: Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Geophysics and Geology.  You will also possess a detailed understanding and knowledge of commercial archaeological practice and use of GIS.