The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Lecturer in Archaeology

Salary range £37,175 - £43,096 per annum
DurationFixed term for 30 months
Working hours35 hours per week
LocationOrkney College
Closing DateSunday 7 March 2021

We are looking to appoint a fixed term (30 months) full-time Lecturer in Archaeology, to be based at the Orkney College UHI campus, located in one of the most archaeologically significant parts of Britain.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach modules from across the provision offered by the UHI, to develop course materials where required, and have the requisite skills and experience to teach on a range of topics from within archaeological theory and method, practical and field archaeology, archaeological sciences, artefacts studies, digital heritage, North Atlantic archaeology, islands archaeology, heritage management, and to undertake research degree supervision.

Applicants will require a PhD in Archaeology or a related discipline, teaching ability in Archaeology at degree level, and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in teaching and administration. You should have the ability to initiate, develop and lead research projects, and display the potential for an international reputation in research and publication.

You should be prepared to work in a flexible manner and have an enthusiasm for curriculum development and innovation in teaching and learning, along with up to date knowledge of archaeological practice.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Jane Downes with informal questions by email at


Interviews will be held week commencing 22 March 2021.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.