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Archaeology Professor Vacancy at Leiden University,Netherlands

Archaeology Professor Vacancy at Leiden University,Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
City: Leiden
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Archaeology Professor Vacancy at Leiden University, Netherlands

The  Department of Archaeological Heritage and Society at Leiden University invites the candidate to apply for the role of Assistant Professor Museums, Collections, and Heritage. The Assistant Professor works with the organization that has the research program Museums, Collections and Society, a collaboration between the Faculties of Humanities and Archaeology. The position will have to work under the supervision of prof. dr. Pieter ter Keurs.


The incumbent will perform the following tasks

  • Prepare as well as teach courses in the MA in Archaeology, BA in Heritage and Society and BA in World Archaeology programs of the Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Engage in all usual forms of instruction in heritage and museum studies programs, including supervising internships and excursions, supervising BA and MA theses, both in Dutch and in English;
  • Also, play an active role in recruiting Dutch and international students by contributing to open days, orientation and information sessions.
  • Similarly, participating in the development and implementation of education innovations – also in digital form.
  • Conduct research based on an individual research plan within the research program of Museums, Collections, and Society (see below) and present the results in the form of publications, conference presentations, and other means.
  • Acquire project funding at the national, European and international levels (NWO, Horizon 2020, etc.) as well as co-supervise Ph.D. candidates.
  • Contribute to administrative and management duties within Museums, Collections and Society and the Department of Archaeological Heritage and Society of the Faculty of Archaeology.


Candidates must have the following qualifications to be eligible for the Vacancy of Archaeology Professor at Leiden University

  • A Ph.D. degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a topic in the field of museum or collection research. In addition to that, two to four years of postdoctoral research experience in the field.
  • Awareness of current issues, viewpoints as well as innovative methods within the field.
  • Research interests that fit within the Faculty of Archaeology’s research profile.
  • Possessing a network of contacts in museum studies and/or collection research; preferably through the first-hand experience in a museum context;
  • Demonstrable and outstanding teaching skills (demonstrated by e.g. teaching evaluations, etc.). Also, experience in teaching at both bachelor’s and master’s level; experience with educational innovations;
  • Proven track record of independent research, as demonstrated by a list of publications;
  • Excellent proficiency in the languages of instruction, English (master’s level) and Dutch (bachelor’s level). NB: if the candidate fulfills all other requirements, proficiency in Dutch may be acquired within one year after appointment.
  • Furthermore, flexible, excellent communication skills, team worker.

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Leiden University

Leiden University is a public research university in Leiden, Netherlands. It is famous for its historic foundations, emphasis on the social sciences, and student-run societies. Leiden University has seven academic faculties and over fifty subject departments. In addition to that, it manages more than 40 national and international research institutes. The university has no central campus but its buildings are spread over the city. With a total enrollment of 30,000 students, it is one of the largest university in Leiden.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline06 January,2020
Company NameLeiden University



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