Postdoctoral Fellow – Archaeology Moore Institute Ref. No: NUIG

Postdoctoral Fellow – Archaeology
Moore Institute
Ref. No: NUIG 104-12
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed term position as a
Postdoctoral Fellow with the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This
position is funded by the Higher Education Authority and is available from November 2012 to
contract end date of August 2013.
The project, ‘Columbanus' Life and Legacy’, is led by Conor Newman and Mark Stansbury and will
investigate the textual and visual evidence for the life and work of the medieval Irish missionary
Columbanus, whose striking impact on European culture is still insufficiently documented and
understood. The project will result, among other things, in the creation of new digital editions and
archaeological surveys.
Job Description:
The successful candidate will assist with the planned campaign of excavations at Annegray in
Autumn 2012, to incorporate the results of those excavations with the previous work on Annegray
done by the project, and to extend that work by examining the post-Columbanian legacy.
The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research environment and archaeological
experience is essential, including a Ph.D. in the subject. The ideal candidate would have
experience in excavations with multinational and multilingual teams, extensive knowledge of the
life, career, and historical context of Columbanus, experience with geophysical exploration and the
analysis of its results, and good knowledge of French and Italian. A knowledge of Latin and
experience of Landscape archaeology are also desirable. Candidates should have excellent
communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and have strong interpersonal skills.
Salary: €38,286 per annum
(public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)
Start date: Position is available from November 2012
Further information about the Moore Institute is available at
To Apply:
Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent,
via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Please put reference number
NUIG 104-12 in subject line of e-mail application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 9th November 2012
National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.