Professor of Archaeology

Professor of Archaeology

Published Deadline Location
2 Nov 29 Nov Nijmegen

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Job description

You are a broadly oriented, interdisciplinary working and methodologically innovative Classical Roman archaeologist with a demonstrable interest in and experience with art historical approaches. Your research focuses on the classical and post-classical Roman times, which may also include late Antiquity, early Middle Ages, early Islam and Byzantium. You are conducting research from a broad, interdisciplinary and methodologically innovative perspective, with a focus on digital humanities. You have a strong affinity with the development of education and see added value in collaboration across the boundaries of your own study programmes and lines of research. 
Within the Faculty of Arts, you will be affiliated with the Radboud Institute for Culture and History (RICH) and you will play a central role in one or more of the research themes of this research institute. You will also be part of the Department of History, Art History and Classics.

At the Bachelor's level, you will participate in the BA programmes in Greek and Latin Language and Culture, Art History and History and in the faculty minors Conflict and Cooperation in the Mediterranean World, and Cultural Heritage and Public. At the Master's level, you will participate in the Master's programmes in Classical Studies, and Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds, and in the Research Master's programme in Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies. You will play an initiating, stimulating and connecting role in the development and implementation of the study programmes, and you have a clear vision of student recruitment and profiling of classical / archaeological education in Nijmegen.

You will stimulate your research activities from a clear vision and thus make research in archaeology visible within the faculty, nationally and internationally. Supervising PhD candidates and acquiring funding from indirect and / or contract funding is explicitly part of your duties, as is making an active contribution to the faculty's valorisation activities.

In the field of organisation and management, in close consultation with fellow professors and other staff members, you will take on management tasks and  fulfil a leading role as representative of the Archaeology chair group in the Department of History, Art History and Classics, as well as at faculty level.

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Radboud University


  • Are a broadly oriented, interdisciplinary working and methodologically innovative Classical Roman archaeologist with demonstrable interest in and experience with art historical approaches.
  • Have a doctorate in archaeology, classical languages, ancient history or art history with a specialisation in classical or medieval archaeology.
  • Can rely on an excellent list of publications, including a number of publications in internationally leading journals that demonstrate your interdisciplinarity and methodological innovative approach.
  • Occupy a leading position within the international research community in the field of archaeology.
  • Have international experience and an international network.
  • Have demonstrable experience in acquiring research grants and plans to apply for externally funded research projects.
  • Have extensive experience in guiding academic staff in the performance of their research.
  • Are able to stimulate inter-university cooperation and maintain contacts within your own network with scientific institutions outside the university.
  • Are able to make interdisciplinary connections and motivate others to do so.
  • Are an inspiring and challenging lecturer, with extensive teaching experience at BA and MA levels, and can be widely deployed in archaeological, art historical and historical education at the faculty.
  • Have a university teaching qualification (BKO) or an equivalent qualification, or are willing and able to obtain a BKO within two years.
  • Are willing to play a strong connecting role between Radboud University and the archaeological institutions within the province of Gelderland and the municipality of Nijmegen, as well as museum institutions in the region, such as Museum Het Valkhof.
  • Are willing to play a connecting role at the department and actively promote mutual cooperation.
  • Have an interest in and experience with administrative tasks and management.
  • Have the following five core competencies: vision, social awareness, persuasiveness, connecting leadership, entrepreneurship.
  • If you are a foreign candidate: you have an excellent command of Dutch, or are willing to learn Dutch (C1 level) in the short term (i.e. within two years).
  • You are familiar with the Dutch university system and are prepared to participate in it in accordance with the applicable rules and customs.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 5 years, with the possibility of permanent employment.

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week (0.8 - 1.0 FTE).
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 8,371 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale H2).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 5 years, with the possibility of permanent employment.
  • The intended start date is 1 August 2021.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.


Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts employs over 500 academic and support staff in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, and linguistics and communication. Research is embedded in two faculty research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) or the Radboud Institute for Culture and History (RICH). The faculty currently enrols some 2,400 students in three departments: the department of History, Art History and Classics, the department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the department of Language and Communication. We want to be a diverse and inclusive organisation, which is why we aim to create a culturally diverse staff.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor; Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Language and culture
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • max. €8371 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1131221



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