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Assistant Professorship in Classical Archaeology 935688
The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a three-year position as assistant professor of Classical Archaeology within the Department of History and Classical Studies. The position is available from 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment: Jens Chr. Schous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The position
The BA and MA programmes in Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University are conducted by the Department of History and Classical Studies, which is also home to a thriving PhD student community. The department furthermore houses the Museum of Ancient Art and Archaeology (Antikmuseet). The Classical Archaeology programme at Aarhus University is characterised by its strong, international and interdisciplinary research profile, including UrbNet, which is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, and other associated research projects – many of which are externally funded.

The position is being offered with a view to attracting a talented scholar and teacher who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of internationally recognised research areas within the field of Classical Archaeology at the department. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society in general and the research programme ‘Classical Antiquity and its Heritage’ in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. Applicants may also outline potential teaching and/or research activities which are relevant for the Museum of Ancient Art and Archaeology (Antikmuseet).

The Department of History and Classical Studies at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile as well as a strong research network. The research programme ‘Classical Antiquity and its Heritage’ embraces studies in the ancient cultures and societies in the regions around the Mediterranean and their meaning, reception and afterlife until the present. The programme covers both material and textual remains. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and the strengthening of core disciplinary competences, the programme aims to stimulate new approaches and groundbreaking research on the ancient world. It is among the strongest environments in the Nordic countries for research into Classical antiquity.

The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the daily activities of the department.

Applicants should be able to teach courses in all fields and periods of Classical Archaeology. Applicants should be prepared to teach and contribute to developing courses, learning and supervision at all levels in the programme in classical archaeology (BA and MA), and will be expected to have teaching experience at university level. Applicants must also be able to collaborate on teaching in connection with other degree programmes offered by the School of Culture and Society.

The successful applicant will be obliged to complete a course in university teaching devised especially for assistant professors.

Knowledge exchange
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in cooperation with civil society actors or the public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in Classical Archaeology. Applicants must also have teaching experience corresponding at least to the experience gained during a PhD degree programme.

Applicants must also document:

•    The ability to teach broadly within the field of classical archaeology.
•    A relevant and internationally oriented publication profile in classical archaeology.
•    Experience of or interest in participation in national and international research networks.
•    Experience of or interest in communication and knowledge exchange.
•    Experience of interdisciplinary collaboration as well as interdisciplinary research.
•    Experience of or potential for obtaining external research funding.
•    Experience of or interest in interdisciplinary teaching including innovative teaching methods.
•    Experience of or interest in supervising student projects and interest in research talent development.

Applicants should document experience of or interest in the points mentioned above at PhD level as a minimum.

Applicants must be able to teach and communicate in Danish 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 written in English.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, email: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

For further information about the position, please contact associate professor, research programme director Troels Myrup Kristensen, phone +45 87162043, email: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

Research environment
The assistant professor will be part of a strong international research environment at the department and will be expected to contribute to ongoing research activities through participation in meetings, seminars etc., as well as stimulating the development of new research projects at all levels within the field of Classical Archaeology.

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The School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society 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 school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with 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 school, please see

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.


    Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
    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 the application and supplementary materials may be found in Applicant Guidelines.
    The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than five examples of academic production. Please upload this material electronically along with your application.

In the absence of any statement to the contrary, applications must be submitted in English.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.



All applications must be made online and received by:

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.

With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.


Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 40,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 860 million Learn more at
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