Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis

Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis

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23 Jun 31 Aug Leiden

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The Department of Archaeological Sciences of the Faculty of Archaeology is looking for an Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis

Job description

The Department of Archaeological Sciences of the Faculty of Archaeology is looking for an Assistant Professor who will use and steer the existing laboratories to encourage collaborative research with the whole faculty and to develop his/her own research line in new methods and approaches to the analysis of material culture and artefacts. The Assistant Professor will also be responsible for teaching in both the bachelor and master education programs and will be available for students in a supervisory capacity. The position within the Material Culture Studies Research Group fills an important academic collaborative role between the Archaeological Sciences, World Archaeology, and Archaeological Heritage and Society departments. Tasks will include:

  • Conducting outstanding research that includes the development and application of innovative methods to the analysis of material culture and artefacts, making use of or expanding the currently available laboratory facilities;
  • Developing collaborative project applications with colleagues from within and beyond the Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Acquiring project funding for individual research as well as in consortia;
  • Presenting the results of such research in the form of peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and other means;
  • Co-supervising PhD candidates;
  • Preparing and teaching courses in the scientific study of the archaeological material record, the history of man-made materials, and techniques in chemical-mineralogical-petrographic analysis for archaeologists, both in the Bachelor tracks and in the MScs;
  • Engaging in instruction in the BA and Msc programmes, including supervising internships and excursions, and supervising BA and Msc theses;
  • Playing an active role in recruiting Dutch and international students by contributing to open days, orientation, and information sessions;
  • Participating in the development and implementation of educational innovations – also in digital form;
  • Contributing to administrative and management duties within the Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Actively participating in the academic community of the Faculty;
  • Building an extensive network in the working field.

Specifications

Leiden University

Requirements

  • The successful candidate has obtained a PhD on a topic regarding archaeological science, archaeometry or related disciplines and is experienced with conducting and supervising experimental archaeology projects;
  • Proven track record of excellent independent research in new approaches to inorganic ancient materials analysis, as demonstrated by a substantial list of publications, awards/grants;
  • Flexible collaborator with excellent communication skills, a team worker;
  • Demonstrable teaching skills (documented in teaching evaluations), with experience in teaching at bachelor’s and/or master’s level;
  • Experience with educational innovations and related online platforms;
  • (Near) native proficiency in the languages of instruction, English and Dutch. NB: if the candidate fulfils all other requirements, proficiency in Dutch may be acquired within two years after appointment.

Conditions of employment

The successful applicant will receive a contract for the duration of 5 years. The possibility of renewal will be discussed after an evaluation in the fourth year. The salary depending on qualifications and experience, the gross monthly salary is € 3.637,- to € 4.978,- (scale 11 in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch Universities) and for a full working week.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Diversity
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Employer

Leiden University

The Faculty of Archaeology is an international faculty in the multidisciplinary world of Archaeology and is home to 500 students. The Faculty is remarkable for its global diversity and the strong connection it fosters between teaching and research. It is here that researchers from all areas of the field work to determine the future of archaeological research: the future of the past begins in Leiden.

Specifications

  • Assistant professor
  • Language and culture
  • Doctorate
  • 20-279

Employer

Location

Einsteinweg 2, 2333 CC, Leiden

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