Assistant professor European Prehistory

Assistant professor European Prehistory

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3 Jan 15 Feb Leiden

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The department of World Archaeology of the Faculty of Archaeology is looking for an

Assistant professor Archaeology of European Prehistory (0.8-1.0 fte)


We seek an enthusiastic lecturer and outstanding researcher with a general and broad int...

Job description

Key Tasks
  • Providing lectures and tutorials in World Archaeology courses, within the various education programmes and at all levels (BA, MA, RMA).
  • Independently conducting research into European Prehistory.
  • Acquiring research funding at the national or European level in consultation with the department of World Archaeology.
  • Supervising students and Teaching Assistants.
  • Contributing to administrative tasks within the faculty.


Leiden University


Selection Criteria
  • A PhD in the archaeology of prehistoric Europe;
  • A strong research portfolio and the ability to develop into a research leader in the field;
  • A successful track record in obtaining research funding and willing to prepare grant proposals for relevant funding schemes (e.g., ERC, Horizon Europe, NWO);
  • Demonstrable teaching experience (evaluations) and willingness to further professionalize teaching skills;
  • Excellent command of English. If the applicant does not speak Dutch, they will be expected to acquire a good command of Dutch, i.e. level B1, within two years of the start of the appointment;
  • The candidate is willing to contribute to the success of the Faculty of Archaeology and will take on administrative tasks.
  • Demonstrable merit in interdisciplinary and innovative scientific research, as evidenced by a number of scientific publications;
More specifically, we seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • The department is seeking candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching and research and who have already made their mark in the archaeology of European prehistory;
  • The department is seeking candidates with an area of expertise that is distinct yet aligns with current research lines at the faculty of Archaeology.

Conditions of employment

Our faculty

The future of the past begins at Leiden University. The faculty of Archaeology is

internationally leading for its research, home to a broad array of specializations and

notable for its strong connection between teaching and research. Home to over 500

students in the multidisciplinary world of archaeology, the faculty and its researchers from all areas of the archaeological field determine the future of archaeological research. More information about our university and our faculty can be found at:

We offer
  • candidates will be appointed in accordance of the Collective Agreement of Dutch Universities, initially for a period of one year, with the expectation of being offered a permanent position after positive evaluation;
  • the salary will be dependent on previous qualifications and experience, and ranges between € 3974.- to € 6181.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay-scale 11 or 12);
  • Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. 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. More at


  • Assistant professor
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  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
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