Assistant Professor, Roman/Post-Roman Archaeology – University of Leiden

The Department of World Archaeology within the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Leiden has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Roman/Post-Roman Archaeology of the First Millennium AD. The Department of World Archaeology attaches great value to theoretical and methodical innovation and competes internationally at the top in projects and research grants. We are looking for an exceptional colleague with innovative ideas on Roman and Post-Roman Archaeology of the First Millennium AD and a proven capacity to turn these ideas into a successful research programme, while also achieving success in the acquisition of funding.

The Job

  • Providing lectures and tutorials in World Archaeology courses, within the various education programmes, as well as coordinating education in the BA, MA and RMA programmes of the Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Independently conducting research into Roman and Post-Roman Archaeology and History in the First millennium AD, preferably in the Mediterranean region and/or Northwestern Europe, with a preference for intersection, culminating in presenting/publishing of the results;
  • Acquiring research funding in the Dutch second and third funding flows, in consultation with the Department of World Archaeology;
  • Setting up and leading a (long-term) fieldwork project in which students can be trained and research can be carried out;
  • Supervising Teaching Assistants;
  • Contributing to the management of current projects within the department;
  • Contributing to administrative activities within the faculty.

Selection Criteria

  • Doctorate in Roman/Post-Roman Archaeology of the First millennium AD, preferably with a focus on the Mediterranean and/or Northwest Europe;
  • Demonstrable experience in directing archaeological fieldwork and maintaining necessary relationships with local services, local communities, administrators, funds, etc.;
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching in higher education, as evidenced by a teaching portfolio and course evaluations in Archaeology and/or related interdisciplinary courses;
  • Experience in preparing, organizing and executing education for BA, MA and RMA students;
  • Demonstrable merit in interdisciplinary and innovative scientific research, as evidenced by a number of scientific publications;
  • Experience as an independent researcher, preferably within an own line of research;
  • Coordination and managerial experience is recommended, for example as evidenced by previous collaborations and joint projects;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and team player;
  • Good command of both the Dutch and English language. If the successful candidate does not yet have a reasonable grasp of the Dutch language, he/she must be prepared to learn it within four years.

This is an appointment for a period of 5 years with the prospect of a permanent appointment. The salary for a university lecturer is a minimum of € 3.807 gross per month and a maximum of €5.922 gross per month (scale 11 or 12).

For more information please contact Joanita Vroom, Professor of the Archaeology of Medieval and Early Modern Eurasia, and Chair of the Department of World Archaeology.

The deadline for applications is 3 January 2022. It is hoped that interviews will be scheduled for the end of January or early February. To apply, please visit the job advertisement.