Freie Universität Berlin - Department of History and Cultural Studies - Academic unit of Ancient Studies / Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology
University Professorship in Prehistoric Archaeology
Salary grade: W3 or equivalent
Reference code: W3Prähist.Arch.Jüng.Urgesch
The appointed candidate will be responsible for research and teaching in the field of prehistoric archaeology with a focus on the later prehistoric periods from the European Neolithic to the early Iron Age.
Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
The Institute has a long history of regional research, and its library and international networks reflect this research profile. The successful candidate should therefore either already undertake research and teaching with a regional perspective or be prepared to do so. A focus on eastern central Europe, eastern, and/or southeastern Europe would especially complement the Institute’s current areas of research. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in designing and implementing joint research projects, and to work closely with the Einstein Center Chronoi, the Berliner Antike-Kolleg, and the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies. The professor will also supervise and carry out knowledge transfer activities at the Institute. He/She will also be expected to address gender and diversity issues in his/her research and teaching.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100, Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG).
Successful candidates should have a strong research focus on the European Neolithic, Copper, or Bronze Age, or any period up to and including the early Iron Age, that is, a focus within the overall period c. 6500–500 BC, and should be able to demonstrate internationally visible, outstanding research activities and teaching at the university level. They should have demonstratable experience in acquiring, implementing, and leading externally funded research projects. Experience in the application of scientific methods, especially in the field of archaeobiology, along with experience in digital approaches, is essential, including experience in joint projects. The successful candidate should also have a record of high level research activities in the context of fieldwork and interdisciplinary projects. He/she should be familiar with teaching and developing the modern methodologies used in archaeological site work, and be in a position to conduct their teaching in both German and English and in a way that is attentive and sensitive to diversity issues.
How to apply:
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; letters of appointment (please add translations if applicable), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects and, if necessary, language certificates. If applicable, please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.
All materials, including a personal postal address and email address, must be received no later than November 19th, 2020 preferably electronically. Please indicate the reference code for the position when you submit your materials in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), to the following address:
Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act that are relevant to professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102a,102c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/bbs
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