Postdoctoral Researcher in Archaeology

University College Cork Department of Archaeology


Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Archaeology

21 Month, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven Post-Doctoral Researcher to play a key role in delivering and analysing the Digital Atlas of Early Irish Carved Stones (DAEICS). The role will be based in the Department of Archaeology, University College Cork. Led by Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin, the project team will include academics at UCC (Dr Griffin Murray, John Sheehan, Dr Pat Meere) and Queens University Belfast (Dr Patrick Gleeson), as well as state bodies, private sector collaborators and community groups.

The project will enhance both the academic understanding and public appreciation of late prehistoric and early medieval carved stone monuments (AD 1–1200) in Ireland, from Late Iron Age ‘idols’ to early medieval cross slabs and high crosses. We will integrate and enrich existing records of carved stones from across the island, allowing researchers to visualise and analyse the most important variables in form, design, resource investment, and chronology for the first time. The utility of the island-wide database will be demonstrated through case studies of three internationally important collections of carved stones centred on Armagh, Clonmacnoise, and Iveragh.

Project Title: Digital Atlas of Early Irish Carved Stones (DAEICS)

Post Duration: 21 months

Salary: €39,522 - €46,906 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin, Archaeology Department, UCC, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4904043; Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Wednesday, 10 August 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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Contact Person : Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin

Contact Email :

Job ID : 058671

Contact Number :

Close Date : 10-Aug-2022 12:00

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