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The Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology – OREA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna
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in European Prehistoric Archaeology with focus on the Metal Ages
We are searching for an outstanding scientist in European prehistoric archaeology with focus on the Metal Ages.
Essential prerequisite for the position is
• outstanding expertise in the Urnfield Culture Period
• extensive experience as field director of archaeological excavations
• management experience of open access databases and long term data repositories
• superior mastery of German and Slavic Languages
• long-term research and excavation experience in Central Europe and the Balkans
• established and well-functioning scientific networks in South-East Europe
• management experience of long-term research projects
Successful candidates are expected to manage the Long Term Research Program Urnfield Culture Networks and
prove adequate experience in a similar position. They are equally expected to establish vigorous research programs
and to collaborate closely with research groups at OREA and European Universities and research units, as well as to
broaden or complement the existing research activities. Candidates should have experience in successful acquisition
of third party funded research projects and implementation and accomplishment of the same at a university or
comparable research institution. A successful candidate will be responsible for the scientific performance of the
research group and its members and the financial and structural conduct of the research group. The support and
training of young scholars, supervision of graduating students and the supervision and support of their scientific
input to the group’s overall aims is part of the candidate’s portfolio. An active publication strategy is implicit.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
We offer:
• a full time employment (40h/week) for one year, with a possibility for a permanent position
• an annual gross salary of € 47.332,60, according to the salary scale of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Depending on qualification and experience the salary can be negotiated
The application should contain:
• an academic curriculum vitae
• a letter of motivation and long-term career plan
• a brief description of research interests and research results & short outline of research plans for the next five
• a list of publications
• three key publications judged by the applicant to be particularly relevant for the advertised position, together
with a statement explaining their relevance for the development of the research area
• proof of academic success (PhD certificate and other relevant certificates and credentials)
• three letters of recommendation
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The Austrian Academy of Sciences values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
Applicants are invited to send their application documents via e-mail as pdf attachments to the managing director
of the Institute Oriental and European Archaeology – OREA, Prof. Dr. Barbara Horejs, at
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Deadline for applications is 15 April 2019.
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german and slavic languages

established scientific networks in Sout East Europe

Urnfield-period specialist