Lecturer Material Culture Studies

Published Deadline Location
14 Jun 28 Jun Leiden

Lecturer Material Culture Studies

Job description

The successful candidate will take over some of the tasks of the head of the Material Culture Studies research group, who is temporarily absent. He/she will be in charge of core educational and management tasks in the daily business of the group.

  • Preparing, coordinating and teaching courses on Material Culture in the bachelor’s programme Archaeology and the master’s programme Material Culture Studies;
  • Supervising BA, MSc and PhD students and theses in these fields;
  • Conducting management tasks (administrative, financial, HR) in the Material Culture Studies research group.


  • PhD degree in Archaeology or Archaeological Sciences;
  • Broad expertise in material culture studies and solid knowledge about scientific analyses of archaeological materials and technologies, including use-wear analysis;
  • Two years of experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as thesis supervision;
  • Experience in running a Material Culture laboratory;
  • Excellent English, spoken and written; command of the Dutch language is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

We offer a position for a fixed term (1 August to 31 December 2017). Salary range from € 2.588,-to € 4.084,- gross per month (pay scale 10, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Salary scale depends on education and experience.

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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at www.workingat.leiden.edu/.

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


Universiteit Leiden

Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia.


Faculty of Archaeology

The future of the past begins in Leiden. The Faculty of Archaeology is internationally leading for its research, home to a broad array of specializations and notable for the strong connection it fosters 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.
Information on the Material Culture Studies research group can be found at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/archaeology/archaeological-sciences/material-culture-studies


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