The Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as professor in classical archaeology.
The position is available from 1 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful applicant will be expected to strengthen research activity and output as well as contributing to the high profile of classical archaeology research at Aarhus University.
Classical archaeology is part of the programme of classical studies that combines elements from classical philology, classical archaeology and ancient history, drawing on insights in the study of religion and theology. Classical archaeology is also one of the three areas of archaeology that cooperate with each other under the Department of Culture and Society (the other two being prehistoric and medieval and renaissance archaeology respectively).
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange, and to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development.
The classical studies programme at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in developing the multidisciplinary research programme in classical antiquity. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in relation to both the field of classical studies and the general archaeological community at the department in terms of new research projects with internal and external partners, and external research funding.
Applicants must therefore be able to document original scientific production at the highest international level, as well as significant scholarly contributions to theoretical and thematic developments within classical archaeology. Applicants are furthermore asked to state their visions of future developments in the field as well as to document a solid track record in research leadership as well as in international research funding and in international research cooperation.
It is of vital importance that the successful applicant takes part in the daily activities of the department.
Further information about present research strategies for classical archaeology is available at this website.
The successful applicant will be expected to have solid experience of teaching at university level, and should be prepared to teach and supervise at all levels of the degree programme (BA, MA and PhD) in classical archaeology. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the curriculum development of classical archaeology and the classical studies programme, including the application of innovative teaching methods such as collaborative student involvement.
The successful applicant will be expected to have an eye for the development potential of junior researchers and thus to contribute to talent development and supervision of PhD students and to teaching and developing PhD courses.
Applicants are expected to have experience of knowledge exchange with various sectors of society outside the university.
For more information, please contact Head of Department Bjarke Paarup, email@example.com
Applicants must provide research plans and explain how they will meet the expectations of the professorship to strengthen and develop research and teaching in classical archaeology and classical studies.
Applicants must also be able to document:
- Academic publications at the highest international level including research innovation in the field of classical archaeology
- Experience of active participation in international research collaboration
- Experience of research organisation, including the obtaining and administration of external funding in the field of classical archaeology
- Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all levels
- Commitment to teaching development, supervision of student projects, talent development, research management and the development of PhD courses.
Applicants must be able to teach in English at university level. If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.
The application must be uploaded in English.
For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR Partner Louise Søndergaard, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The academic staff's research competences are wide-ranging and range from subjects such as agriculture, memory history, military history, ethnicity and border regions, text history, and language history in the Greek periods, to religious and social identities, ceramics and trade, sacred, public and private architecture, sepulchral monuments and burial rites, rhetoric, iconoclasm and pilgrimage in the Roman period and late antiquity. Other key research profiles include the reception of antiquity in the Renaissance, uses of history and museological studies.
Teaching and research activities are also undertaken in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark, the University of Hamburg, the University of Kiel (Stella Polaris programme), the University of Munich, the University of Marburg and the Danish institutes at Athens and Rome. The research environment has a close connection with the Museum of Ancient Art, which is both a study collection and a public museum providing information about the art and culture of Greek and Roman antiquity.
For a more detailed description please visit this website.
For a description of other archaeological programmes at the Department of Culture and Society please visit this website.
Department of Culture and Society
Classical archaeology is anchored at the Department of Culture and Society, where the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:
- From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
- From antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
- From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
- From local questions to global challenges.
The department’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The department is closely linked to society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.
For a more detailed description of the department, please visit http://cas.au.dk/en.
The Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Further information on application and relevant enclosures may be found in the Guidelines for applicants for academic positions.
Teaching portfolio, degree certificate (copy), curriculum vitae, complete list of publications and verified information on previous teaching experience must be submitted with the application.
When you submit your application, please upload a maximum of eight samples of your scholarly output.
All interested are urged to apply irrespective of personal background.
All applications must be made online and received by: 25. August 2014
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