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Junior Professorship for Classical Archaeology including Archaeometry (German Salary Scale W1 with a tenure track option for W2)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Location: Bochum - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th December 2019
Closes: 31st January 2020

The Institute of Archaeological Studies, Faculty of History of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for a

Junior Professorship for Classical Archaeology including Archaeometry (German Salary Scale W1 with a tenure track option for W2)

to start on 1 October 2020.

The successful candidate will be able to cover the field of Classical Archaeology based on the material heritage of the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean using a wide variety of approaches. Ideally, you will have experience or at least a recognisable interest in applying archaeometrical methods in your research, which should be outlined in a concept paper on teaching and research. By the start of the tenure evaluation, the successful candidate should be able to cover the field of Classical Archaeology with regard to these aspects in its entirety.

We are looking for someone with an excellent PhD in Classical Archaeology (or related subjects such as the Archaeology of the Roman Provinces) and a proven aptitude for university teaching. You should be prepared to contribute to the university’s self-governance and be committed to teaching at the BA and MA level (subjects include Archaeological Studies, Classical Archaeology and the Archaeology of Economy and Resources, all as one subject or two subject courses). The ideal candidate will also be willing to work in an interdisciplinary context. He or she will be able to contribute actively to collaborative research projects within the institute and the faculty, to cooperate with projects in the university’s art collections (“Kunstsammlungen”, ancient and modern) and the institute’s workshop for practical archaeology, as well as to develop projects and acquire third party funding independently. Your PhD should have been completed no more than 5 years ago; additional publications should have followed.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications including a covering letter, information on your academic career to date, lists of publications, classes taught and third party funding acquired, academic certificates and an application form which can be downloaded at and a paper outlining a concept for teaching and research explicitly including your intended archaeometrical approach should be sent by email (one pdf only) to the Dean of the Faculty of History of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, email:, no later than 31 January 2020.

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