Aarhus University, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society
Assistant professorship (non-tenured, fixed-term) – Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society
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Place of employment: Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8000 Aarhus C. The successful applicant is also expected to spend time at UrbNet’s headquarters in Højbjerg.
The positionThe successful applicant is expected to contribute to researching and publishing papers related to UrbNet’s Palmyra-centred research. Tasks include:
- Taking a lead role in driving and coordinating the centre’s cluster of projects focusing on Palmyra, incl. portraiture and circular economy
- Publishing research emerging from the centre’s Palmyra-centred projects, both as sole author and co-author
- Assisting the centre director in supervising research assistants and student helpers working on the Palmyra-centred projects and related database activities
- Liaising with relevant project partners and specialists
- Facilitating and co-organising workshops and conferences
- Facilitating processes in connection with funding applications
- Assisting editorial processes
- Reporting to funding agencies
- Teaching as agreed upon with PI and Head of Department
QualificationsApplicants must be able to document:
- A PhD in classical archaeology or PhD level within classical archaeology.
- In-depth and documented knowledge of the extensive research done on Palmyra through relevant academic publications, incl. as sole author
- Historiographical competences and the ability to work critically with ancient historical, archaeological and antique sources as well as sources from 17th–21st centuries
- The ability to manage joint and collaborate research
- Language skills: English (spoken and written), German (reading), French (reading), Italian (reading), Latin, Ancient Greek, basic knowledge of Semitic languages, and skills within the field of ancient historical sources
- A methodological and structured approach to work
- Good organisational skills and excellent attention to detail
- Flexibility and the ability to prioritise
- Good time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
- Good interpersonal and collaborative skills
- Teaching skills
Applicants who can document experience gained in similar roles will have an advantage, but this is not a requirement.
The application must be uploaded in English.
Applicants must submit:
- A concise statement of their motivation for applying for the position (maximum two pages)
- A CV (maximum four pages)
- A maximum of five publications. Please note that only submitted publications will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications to which no publications are attached will not be assessed
- List of publications
- Teaching portfolio
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. As a result, applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.
References or recommendations should not be included with the application. Applicants who are selected for a job interview may be asked to provide professional references.
Further informationFor further information about the position, please contact Centre Director Rubina Raja (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about applications, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (email@example.com).
About the projectThe Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) was founded in 2015 as a groundbreaking archaeological research initiative exploring the evolution of urbanism and urban networks from the Hellenistic Period to the Middle Ages. The centre is based at Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society, and is funded as a Centre of Excellence by the Danish National Research Foundation.
UrbNet aims to compare the archaeology of urbanism from medieval Northern Europe to the ancient Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean World, and determine how – and to what extent – urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the past. The centre is firmly rooted in the humanities but enjoys close, collaborative ties with the natural sciences.
UrbNet aims to advance the understanding of the historical process of urban evolution, and it does so by developing the ability of archaeology to characterise the scale and pace of events and processes. Recently developed scientific techniques afford the potential for archaeology to refine the precision of dates, contexts and provenance ascribed to excavated materials. UrbNet’s key ambition has been to integrate these new forms of data as a new “high-definition” approach to the study of global and interregional dynamics.
UrbNet’s work comprises projects that intersect questions and problems concerning urban development and networks in the regions from Northern Europe via the Levant to the East Coast of Africa. It involves elaborate work on empirical material from a number of existing excavation projects, and the centre aims to make substantial contributions to theoretical and methodological developments in the field.
The School of Culture and SocietyAt 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/.
International applicantsInternational 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
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: Relocation Services for Professors and Postdocs at Aarhus University (au.dk). Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/.
- Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
- Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .
- Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Application Guidelines.
- 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.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts: shortlisting
Faculty of Arts
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
Aarhus UniversityAarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/
For further information about the position, please contact Centre Director Rubina Raja (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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