Research Fellow
University of Otago
Dunedin, NZ
6d ago
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Research Fellow - Southern Pacific Archaeological Research





Our programme

Southern Pacific Archaeological Research (SPAR) is a research unit within the Archaeology Programme at the University of Otago.

SPAR staff undertake research and consulting work in the fields of archaeology and cultural heritage management in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Based in the Archaeology Programme, we have access to world class research facilities which support specialised analysis of artefacts, fauna, lithics, sediments, and aDNA.

SPAR has research partnerships with government, not for profit groups, Māori organisations, heritage management agencies, and Pacific Island communities and governments.

The role

We are looking for a Research Fellow to manage, coordinate and provide leadership for SPAR consultancy services. In addition, this role will contribute to SPAR’s research programme through intellectual engagement with contemporary issues in New Zealand and Pacific archaeology.

The successful candidate will maintain a strong publication profile that will enhance SPAR’s position as a leading research unit in New Zealand and Pacific archaeology and heritage management.

In this position you will be required to have the ability to regularly work off campus outside normal work hours and often in remote locations.

Your skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will have a PhD or equivalent with a focus on pre-contact New Zealand or Pacific archaeology, and meet the criteria for Section 45 approval by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

It is also expected that you will have :

  • An active research portfolio as evidenced by quality publications;
  • Experience in leading field teams;
  • Experience working with indigenous communities as well as an appreciation and respect for tikanga Māori and matauranga Māori;
  • The ability to work autonomously and with limited face-to-face supervision;
  • The ability to work with researchers from diverse ethnic backgrounds including Māori and Pacific peoples;
  • A current full driver’s license and first aid training certificate;
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining excellent communication with a wide range of individuals; and
  • A strong commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues, students and external stakeholders.
  • Further details

    This is a full-time, permanent position.

    If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please email Dr Karen Greig (via the email address below) to arrange a time for a confidential discussion.


    To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1901704 will close on Sunday, 08 September 2019.

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