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Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology – Aarhus University, Denmark, 2022


The Department of History and Classical Studies, part of the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, is seeking to consolidate and expand its research and educational activities within the field of Classical Archaeology, 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Feb 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of History and Classical Studies

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Applicants for the assistant professorship must hold a PhD or equivalent in Classical Archaeology. They must also be able to document the following:

  • A promising research profile documented through relevant academic publications, and possibly other research contributions, at the highest international level.
  • Experience of university-level teaching and a commitment to teaching development and the supervision of student projects.
  • Active participation in international research collaboration.

Past research achievements will be assessed based on the active research time of the applicant in question. We therefore ask applicants to specify any career breaks they have had, for instance due to maternity/paternity leave) in order to gauge their research productivity.

Only submitted publications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

References or recommendations should not be included with the application. Applicants who are selected for an interview may be asked to provide professional references.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society and Aarhus University in general and to strengthen the research activities of the Department of History and Classical Studies. They will be expected to take an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration within the “Classical Antiquity and its Heritage” research programme, the School of Culture and Society, the Faculty of Arts, and beyond.The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop new research projects with internal and external partners.


The successful applicant will be responsible for planning, developing and teaching Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses, including “Introduction to Roman Archaeology” (BA Classical Archaeology) and “Thematic Seminar” (MA Archaeology, Classical Archaeology Track). The successful applicant will have access to the teaching and support services provided by AU’s Centre for Educational Development. Applicants must also be able to teach general courses in Classical Archaeology.Academic regulations for the BA programme in Classical Archaeology can be found here: https://eddiprod.au.dk/EDDI/webservices/DokOrdningService.cfc?method=visGodkendtOrdning&dokOrdningId=13792&sprog=en.Academic regulations for the MA programme in Archaeology: https://eddiprod.au.dk/EDDI/webservices/DokOrdningService.cfc?method=visGodkendtOrdning&dokOrdningId=14990&sprog=enWe ask applicants to reflect explicitly on their ambitions and visions for their teaching in the field of Classical Archaeology.  We emphasise the importance of maintaining a dedicated and respectful relationship between staff and students, so the ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate and exemplify their commitment to participatory teaching initiatives and student involvement as part of their teaching portfolio.

Talent development

The assistant professor may act as co-supervisor to PhD students and assist in the planning and teaching of PhD seminars and other events aimed at doctoral training.

Knowledge exchange

It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as described in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts https://arts.au.dk/om-arts/strategi-arts-2020-2025/, for instance research cooperation with private companies, government consultancy, cooperation with civil society partners or the public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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 examples of academic production (mandatory, but no more than five examples). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.

About the Department/Section/Group

Classical Archaeology is part of the Department of History and Classical Studies at AU. Classical Studies deals with all aspects of Graeco-Roman Antiquity: material and visual culture, literature and language, ideas and ideals. We also study how Graeco-Roman culture interacts with other Mediterranean cultures and how it was received and re-interpreted in later periods. Classical Studies combines two scholarly traditions: Classical Archaeology (the study of the material culture of Antiquity) and Classical Philology (the study of Greek and Latin language and literature). We collaborate in the activities of the research programme “Classical Antiquity and its Heritage”: https://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/history-and-classical-studies/classical-antiquity-and-its-heritage

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 local questions to global challenges

The School’s ambition is to produce compelling research with an international resonance and to offer teaching and talent development of the highest quality. The School has a broad cooperative interface with society as a whole, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/.

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International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to check  family and work-life balance and attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers' employment by AU


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Contact details

For further information about the content of the position, please contact Troels Myrup Kristensen, associate professor of Classical Archaeology and director of the “Classical Antiquity and its Heritage” research programme, [email protected].

For further information about the application procedure, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn ([email protected]).

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