Lecturer Material Culture Studies (0.8 fte)

University of Leiden – Material Culture Studies of the Faculty of Archaeology

The section Material Culture Studies of the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University has a temporary vacancy for a 

Lecturer Material Culture Studies (0.8 fte)
Vacancy number 17-252 

Key responsibilities
The successful candidate will take over some of the tasks of the head of the Material Culture Studies research group, who is temporarily absent. He/she will be in charge of core educational and management tasks in the daily business of the group. 

  • Preparing, coordinating and teaching courses on Material Culture in the bachelor’s programme Archaeology and the master’s programme Material Culture Studies;
  • Supervising BA, MSc and PhD students and theses in these fields;
  • Conducting management tasks (administrative, financial, HR) in the Material Culture Studies research group. 

Selection Criteria

  • PhD degree in Archaeology or Archaeological Sciences;
  • Broad expertise in material culture studies and solid knowledge about scientific analyses of archaeological materials and technologies, including use-wear analysis;
  • Two years of experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as thesis supervision;
  • Experience in running a Material Culture laboratory;
  • Excellent English, spoken and written; command of the Dutch language is an advantage. 

Our faculty/institute
The future of the past begins in Leiden. The Faculty of Archaeology is internationally leading for its research, home to a broad array of specializations and notable for the strong connection it fosters between teaching and research. Home to over 500 students in the multidisciplinary world of Archaeology, the Faculty and its researchers from all areas of the archaeological field determine the future of archaeological research. Information about the Faculty of Archaeology can be found at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/archaeology.
Information on the Material Culture Studies research group can be found at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/archaeology/archaeological-sciences/material-culture-studies. 

Terms & Conditions
We offer a position for a fixed term (1 August to 31 December 2017). Salary range from € 2.588,- to € 4.084,- gross per month (pay scale 10, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Salary scale depends on education and experience. 

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at http://www.workingat.leiden.edu/. 

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

For further information, contact Dr. K. Lambers, head of the Department of Archaeological Sciences at email k.lambers@arch.leidenuniv.nl, telephone +31 71 527 6510. 

To apply for this vacancy, please send no later than June 26, 2017 an email to Ms. Y.M. Haring, departmental secretary, at y.m.haring@arch.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you quote the vacancy number and attach the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • A cover letter stating your motivation for this position;
  • A cv with a list of publications;
  • Your PhD thesis and a major writing sample, preferably as URLs of freely accessible digital copies of these;
  • A list of courses taught in fields relevant to the post and a syllabus of one of these courses;
  • Copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts;
  • The names and contact addresses of three academic referees, of which at least one must not be a former thesis supervisor or current employer. 

The selection procedure will take place in late June/early July, and selected candidates will be invited for an interview via Skype before mid-July. You are kindly requested to be available in this period. 

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.

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