AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester, and the British Museum
Fully funded PhD with enhanced support
A new study of the penannular brooch in Britain
Applications are sought for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, to be held at the University of Leicester from October 2010, supervised by Professor Colin Haselgrove (School of Archaeology & Ancient History), with joint supervision and training from Dr Roger Bland (Department of Portable Antiquities & Treasure, British Museum). Dr John Naylor and Sally Worrell will act as advisors for the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS).
Penannular brooches were widely used in Britain as a form of dress fastener and a symbol of identity for over a millennium, but despite their potential for insight into topics like ethnicity, regionality and contact, no general overview has been undertaken since the 1950s. This AHRC award is for a new study of the origins, elaboration and significance of the penannular brooch form in Britain from its Iron Age origins to the early post-Roman centuries, through fresh analysis of their typological development in an insular and continental setting, and of the site and landscape context of individual finds and different brooch types. The project will draw on data recorded by the PAS and from published and grey literature sites and will make full use of the extensive British Museum collections.
The successful applicant will have a relevant first degree and/or postgraduate qualification. He/she will receive training in the handling, analysis and interpretation of material culture, and in Iron Age to early medieval archaeology. The outcome, after 3 years, will be a PhD from the University of Leicester. The start date is October 2010.
The AHRC maintenance award will be enhanced by an additional £1000 per year and the British Museum will provide up to £500 a year towards the costs and expenses (such as travel and subsistence) incurred by the student as a direct result of working at the Museum for their studies. The University of Leicester will provide desk space in a dedicated postgraduate room, normal IT facilities and a library with good coverage of British and European archaeology. The British Museum will offer the student office and working space with access to other research resources as required. The post-holder will be a temporary member of the British Museum staff and will receive a staff pass and full access to facilities available to British Museum staff, including its excellent libraries.
For further particulars, please visit http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/gradschool/finance/funding/scholarships/cda-archaeology. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Colin Haselgrove ([log in to unmask]). The closing date for applications is **Friday 28 May 2010**. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in Leicester on Friday 11 June 2010.
## Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iron Age and Roman Archaeology
Applications are invited for a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. Candidates should possess a good first degree and a good MA (or the equivalent) in archaeology or a related subject.
GTAs will be expected to register for a PhD and expected to undertake teaching-related duties in archaeological fieldwork within the School, not normally exceeding the equivalent of six to seven contact hours per week during term time. The majority of this time will be spent in support of the new Summer Field School. The area of research will be in Iron Age or Roman Archaeology.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Role
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) are full-time postgraduate students registered for a PhD at the University of Leicester. They are contracted for a four-year period (subject to annual review) to undertake departmental duties averaging no more than one day per week over the full calendar year.
The total package will cover tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate only) with an annual stipend worth up to £14,000 (approx.) each year over four years.
We welcome suitable applications from both UK/EU students and from international students (outside the EU). However, please note that international students will receive a reduced level of funding. The post is available to full-time students only.
For informal enquiries, please contact Rachel Marriott [log in to unmask] For further information on the School and its research areas, please visit: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology
In the first instance, prior to making an application, candidates should contact the school to discuss their planned PhD Thesis. Potential applicants should contact the School no later than **21 May 2010**.
Candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted by the University. If you do not receive a communication from the University within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Two applications must be completed, one for the PhD proposal, one for recruitment to the teaching element of the GTA posts and both applications must be submitted no later than **28 May 2010**:
Applying as a Student - Advice on how to apply as a postgraduate student is available http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/gradschool/prospective/apply.
Applying for the Graduate Teaching Assistant Post - Applications can be submitted online through the University's Job Vacancies site - please visit http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/personnel, enter AHL00061 in the Reference field, and select "Search and Apply".