Professor Tim Murray joined the Program in 1986 as Lecturer and was appointed to the Chair of Archaeology in 1995. He has also taught at the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, Cambridge University, the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), the Universite de Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne), and the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (Paris), Peking University, Goteborg University,the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and the Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology. He is editor-in-chief of The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. From 2009-2014 he was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and in 2010 was made Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology. In 2015 he became Director of the Centre for the Archaeology of the Modern World (CAMW) based at La Trobe University.
Since appointment to La Trobe Murray has received research support from a wide range of national and international agencies:
1987-1989 $23575 from the Australian Research Grants Scheme for the Van Diemen's Land Company Project.
1989 $72,000 from the Tasmanian Forests Research Council Inc. (with Dr. R.F. Cosgrove) for the project: The Management of Archaeological Resources in Forested Areas.
$9000 from the Victoria Archaeological Survey for The Analysis of Bottles Recovered from the Wreck of The William Salthouse.
1992 $13,060 from the Tasmanian Forests Research Council (with Dr. R.F. Cosgrove) for further field analysis on the Forth River, as part of the project: The Management of Archaeological Resources in Forested Areas.
1993 $20,000 from the Australian Heritage Commission (with Dr R. Cosgrove), for research in the Forth Valley of Tasmania.
$5,000 from Melbourne Water for archaeological research at Werribee Park, Victoria.
1995 With R. Cosgrove a further grant of $10,000 from the Tasmanian Forests Research Council and Northforests Pty Ltd, to support the employment of a specialist research assistant.
1996-1999 $65,000 by the Australian Research Council for the project: Reading a Cultural Landscape: An Historical Archaeology of Melbourne (with Alan Mayne).
$107,500 by the Australian Research Council for the collaborative project: Forgotten Communities. In partnership with Alan Mayne, the Museum of Victoria, Gyrotech Ltd, and the City of Melbourne. SPIRT Scheme
1999 C00002438 $290,060 by the Australian Research Council (2000 Strategic Partnership with Industry – Research and Training (SPIRT)) for the project: “Exploring the Historical Archaeology of the Modern City: Sydney, 1788-1900”. Total project budget $370,000. Project partners: City of Sydney, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney Harbour Foreshores Authority, Godden, Mackay Logan Pty Ltd, and the NSW Heritage Office.
2000 $60,000 by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW to complete reanalysis of the Hyde Park Barracks archaeological assemblage.
LE0453714 Member of the project team Argus on-Line: A nineteenth century Australian newspaper digital index awarded an Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities grant of $200,000 by the Australian Research Council.
$7,000 by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW to complete reanalysis of the Hyde Park Barracks archaeological assemblage.
2003 Member of the team for the project Archives Breuil: entre préhistoire et africanisme, un univers intellectuel et institutionnel au Xxth siecle, awarded 50,000 € by the CNRS, Paris.
LE0237723 Member of the project team Argus on-Line: A nineteenth century Australian newspaper digital index awarded an Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities grant of $205,800 by the Australian Research Council.
DP0451076 $365,000 by the Australian Research Council for the project Origins and Development of the Tongan Maritime Empire.
SR0354580 Sustainable Futures through Understanding Past Human Responses to Environmental Change. $10,000
SR0354668 Australian City and Regional Network. $10,000.
2006 $30,000 by the Environmental Futures Network, Australian Research Council for the project Human – land interactions of Australia’s earliest inhabitants: adaptation and impact. Co-applicants: Professor Jim Bowler and Dr Matt Cupper, University of Melbourne.
$160,000 US Getty Foundation for the Collaborative Research Project Traces, Collections, Ruins: Towards a Comparative History of Antiquarianism. Team members: Irene Aghion, Alain Schnapp, Tim Murray and Lothar von Falkenhausen.
2009 LP0989224 $265,140 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to support the project A Historical Archaeology of the Commonwealth Block 1850-1950.
$125,000 Australian National Data Service (with Dr P. Crook) “People and Place Database Developments”.
2012 $949,000 NeCTAR eResearch Tools: Federated Archaeological Information Management System (lead institution UNSW).
2016 €25000 international research team for the project ”Interdisciplinary relations in the history of archaeology" Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity, lead institution University of Barcelona.
2017 USD $35,000 from the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles California, to support appointment as Director’s Scholar taken from September to December.