Lecturer in Historical Archaeology

Lecturer in Historical Archaeology

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1 Jun 19 Jun Amsterdam

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Job description

The Faculty of Humanities has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Historical Archaeology. 

Job description

The candidate has relevant university teaching experience and is able to teach existing lecture and seminar courses in the BA programme in Archaeology, the MA programme in Archaeology, and the research- MA programme Heritage, Memory, Material Culture (all taught in English).

Proven flexibility in teaching on topics beyond the candidate's own research focus is important and the candidate should be able to provide inspiring lectures and seminars in the ACASA bachelor's and master’s programmes. The courses that will be covered are listed below and include aspects of theoretical archaeology and material culture studies, and laboratory based practical’s working with archaeological materials from recent historical periods:

  • BA Theory in Archaeology
  • MA Research Lab
  • MA Archaeology, Heritage & Society
  • RMA, Matter, Materiality & Material Culture
  • RMA Archaeology & Heritage (Tutorials and Internships)


  • Developing, coordinating and teaching courses in both Dutch  and English, in the BA and MA programmes;
  • supervising and tutoring BA and MA students;
  • actively contributing to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes in the Department;
  • taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


The candidate holds a PhD in Archaeology. They have a proven commitment to modern world historical archaeology as a research practice that is fundamentally interdisciplinary, and is driven by theoretically informed approaches to material culture and human behaviour. The candidate’s teaching experience should demonstrate a proven ability to deliver BA, MA, and RMA courses on text-aided documentary archaeology, material culture studies, and transnational approaches to archaeologies of race, class, and gender within the context of North Western European, or Dutch global historical archaeology.

Furthermore the candidate:

  • has proven commitment to interdisciplinarity, in teaching;
  • has demonstrable ability to engage in the theoretically grounded analysis of a range of material culture across different media;
  • has experience in university teaching at BA and MA level;
  • has demonstrable experience with digital and audiovisual teaching facilities; affinity with ICT in university teaching;
  • has excellent organizational experience and skills;
  • has broad teaching skills, relevant to multiple departments in the Faculty of Humanities;
  • is a good team worker and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
  • has the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO);
  • has native or near-native fluency in Dutch and English as reqired for teaching and administrative duties.

Conditions of employment

Our offer

The contract is temporary for a period of one year (12 months). Extension of the temporary contract is not possible. The contract will preferably commence between 17 August and 1 September 2020.

The UFO profile for this position is, dependent on relevant experience, Docent 4 (scale 10) or Docent 3 (scale 11). The gross monthly salary will range from €2,709 (start scale 10) to €4.978 (end scale 11), based on a full-time employment contract (38 hours a week).

 The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.


University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Faculty of Humanities - Department of Philosophy

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

This vacancy exists within the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), a knowledge centre in the fields of ancient studies, classical languages and archaeology. ACASA was established in 2014 when the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) combined their expertise in the field of Ancient Studies and Archaeology to create strong team of lecturers and researchers to deliver joint degree programmes at BA and MA level. Researchers affiliated with ACASA specialise in a wide variety of topics. These topics range from the archaeology of ancient Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean and Northwestern Europe to Anatolian and Mesopotamian languages and cultures; the history of Ancient Greece and Rome, Greek and Latin language and culture, including Byzantine Greek, Middle and Neo Latin as well as Greek and Roman philosophy and early Christian literature and culture.


  • Lecturer
  • Language and culture
  • max. 10 hours per week
  • €2709—€4978 per month
  • University graduate
  • 20-328


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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