Research Associates in Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems

University of Cambridge

Applications are sought for two Research Associates to join the 'Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems' Project (VIEWS), led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele. The successful applicants will conduct research on pre-determined case studies: (1) cuneiform writing; (2) Egyptian and Mayan writing. The successful candidates will have prior expertise in at least one of the writing systems on which their case study focuses, and training opportunities will be provided to develop knowledge of others.

The successful candidates will contribute to excellence in research as members of the VIEWS research team, carrying out research at a similar level to that undertaken by lecturing staff, with substantial scope for academic judgement, originality, interpretation and presentation of results. They will each undertake to publish a monograph on their project research by the end of their term of employment, as well as pursuing short-term dissemination goals such as working on peer reviewed journal articles and contributing to conferences in their area of specialism.

They will also be expected to play a full role in regular VIEWS project team meetings and to take on extra project-related activities such as conference and seminar organisation, collaborative publications with other team members, participation in outreach activities and contributions to the project website. There will be opportunities to contribute to teaching undergraduate students and to participate in the Faculty's programme of research seminars for senior members and graduate students.

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You will need to attach a CV, cover letter, list of publications and sample of work to your application. Referees should be asked to write directly to Ms Sarah Lewis, at to reach the Faculty by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Friday 9 December 2022 and interviews are planned for the week commencing 9 January 2023, subject to change.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Philippa Steele, If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Ms Sarah Lewis,

The funds for this post are available for 48 months in the first instance.

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Please quote reference GE33752 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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