The project requires strong GIS skills and ideally previous experience working with aerial imagery, preferably in an archaeology/heritage context. These skills will be further developed throughout the course of the project, including the post-processing of raw (xyz) LiDAR data, the creation of enhanced visualisations, and the development of expertise in 3D analyst and spatial analyst tools.
Familiarity with the Scottish National Monuments Record (i.e. the CANMORE database) is desirable, as is previous experience and/or a strong interest in Roman frontiers, the Antonine Wall, multi-period landscape archaeology, or heritage management.
In addition to desktop-based processing and research, the project will require field visits to ground-truth identified features, and to liaise with local experts and heritage community groups in Scotland. This will provide the candidate with opportunities to carry out field and geophysical surveys, as appropriate.
The successful candidate will also be given considerable teaching experience and support, with a requirement to teach a minimum of 25 hours per academic year in years 2 and 3 of the project. Supervision throughout the project will be provided by Dr Darrell J. Rohl (CCCU) and Professor Tim Champion (CCCU), with supervisory support from Dr Lyn Wilson (HES) and an interdisciplinary advisory group.
The Studentship covers full-time UK/EU tuition fees, plus an annual maintenance stipend for up to three years. For 2015/16, the stipend will be £14,279 with annual rises based on published Research Councils UK (RCUK) rates in subsequent years. Funding in years two and three is dependent upon satisfactory progress, and no funding will be available beyond the end of year three.