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    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Education & Instruction
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      September 30,2021
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    Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology

    The Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) engages in fundamental archaeological research in Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Polar Regions. GIA stimulates and integrates fundamental research on past human societies and their environments, from Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers to complex urban societies. The Institute facilitates research and fieldwork through its laboratories, drawing facilities, documentation, GIS, and technical support ( Its Mediterranean Archaeology research group consists of six academic staff and about 18 active post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. The group has an international reputation in the areas of landscape archaeology and mortuary archaeology, with a geographical focus on Italy, Greece, and the Middle East. It teaches parts of a BA program in archaeology, followed by a 1-year applied or a 2-year research MA program.

    We offer you a position that combines teaching and administration (ca. 40%) with research (ca. 60%).

    What will you be working on?

    You will be teaching and helping to develop general courses in Mediterranean Archaeology in the Archaeology and Classical Studies BA and are willing to teach also in other related programmes. You will be working with colleagues in the Departments of Classical Studies, Ancient History, and Landscape History. You will take part in the Master and Research Master Archaeology programs including supervision of theses and tutorials, and assume some management duties.
    You will help strengthen the research profile of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology by developing new research ideas, collaborations, and approaches. Your specialization is in Mediterranean archaeology, with an emphasis on the landscape archaeology of Italy in the Hellenistic-Roman period. You will be expected to acquire (independently or jointly) new funding for this, and will co-supervise PhD students when appropriate. We welcome initiatives to develop collaborations within the Faculty of Arts, such as with the Center for Digital Humanities and the Centre for Landscape Studies, with the interfaculty research institute CRASIS, and with national and international partners.


    What are we looking for?

    • You have a PhD in Archaeology, with a specialisation in the landscape archaeology of the Hellenistic-Roman period, and several years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher
    • You have an excellent publication record for the stage of your career, and a demonstrated ability to acquire competitive funding
    • You will take initiatives to strengthen the existing international research profile of the Mediterranean Archaeology section of GIA, including in particular its efforts to develop data modeling and supraregional integration of research data for Italy
    • You bring a cooperative attitude and willingness to engage in multidisciplinary collaborative research and teaching duties, including in GIA field projects in Italy
    • You bring enthusiasm for communicating academic research to non-academic audiences
    • You have experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as in the supervision of PhD students, and have relevant teaching qualifications, including the University Teaching Qualifications
    • You will be able to teach courses in Dutch within 2 years of your appointment
    • You have a capacity and willingness to undertake management duties
    • Passive and active knowledge of Italian is required.


    The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both an excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of the Netherlands. We build and share knowledge benefits to society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics. We are a hardworking and diverse team of 700 staff members.

    Conditions of employment

    We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

    • a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,807 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,922 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
    • excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus, participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants
    • 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment and provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen. The Faculty will consider only those applicants who are ready to move to Groningen and live in the near environment of Groningen within a period of two years.
    • a temporary contract for 12 or 18 months with a view on a permanent contract. The concrete content and duration of the temporary employment contract (12 or 18 months) depend on the candidate's previous employment history.

    For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check:

    The appointment will commence February 2022


    Please fill in the form and upload the following PDF files (all in English):

    1. a letter of motivation
    2. a CV with a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’, a complete list of publications; and the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work
    3. a brief description of research interests and plans; a statement about teaching goals and experience (maximum two pages in total; you can upload this under “extra document” on the website)
    4. an appropriate article (recently published or in press) of which you are the making author (you can upload this under “extra document” on the website).

    You may apply for this position until Thursday 21 October 11:59 pm / before Friday 22 October 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below the advertisement on the university website).

    Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

    The selection interviews will be held between 1 November and 1 December 2021.

    We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, and we attach great importance to diversity and gender balance. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), the European Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

    Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


    For information you can contact:

    • Dr Lidewijde de Jong,
    • Dr Martijn van Leusen, p.m.van.leusen
    • Allyson Bulthuis, HR Advisor (for questions regarding the recruitment procedure), a.c.h.bulthuis

    Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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