Professor of Classical Archaeology


Aarhus University, The Department of Culture and Society
Moesgård Allé 20 Hoejbjerg
8270 Aarhus
Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as professor of Classical Archaeology. The position is tenable from 1 January 2012.

The appointed professor is expected to strengthen research activity and output as well as contributing to profiling research in classical archaeology and classical studies at Aarhus University

The appointee must be able to document original scientific production at highest international level, as well as significant scholarly contributions to theoretical and thematic developments within classical archaeology. Applicants are asked to state their visions of future developments in the field of classical archaeology. Applicants must document a solid track record in research leadership as well as in international research funding and in international research cooperation.

The appointee will be required to teach and supervise in classical archaeology at all levels and is furthermore expected to take a leading role in developing our new multidisciplinary study programme in classical studies. Classical studies combine elements from classical philology, classical archaeology and ancient history and draws from insights in the study of religion and theology. The programme will begin in the Autumn of 2011.

The appointee is furthermore expected to provide academic leadership in the development of research programmes in the field of classical studies, to develop new research projects with internal and external partners, to raise external research funding and to take part in the daily activities of the department

Information about present research strategies for classical archaeology is available at

For further information about the professorship, please contact Head of Department Bjarke Paarup by e-mail: or phone 0045 8942 4666.

Formalities and salary range
The Faculty of Science refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). The recommended level of detail.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

Further information on application and relevant enclosures may be found in the Guidelines for applicants for academic positions.

Teaching portfolio, degree certificate (copy), curriculum vitae, complete list of publications (including annotations for not enclosed items) and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any) must be submitted with the application.

Scientific publications, 3 copies of a maximum of 8 to be considered in the evaluation should be sendt to Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark. All hard copy application material must be marked with the no 2011-211/1-11.

All interested are urged to apply irrespective of personal background.

All applications must be made online and received by 25 August 2011. Read the full job description and apply online here:

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Institution or Company offering position: 
Aarhus University, The Department of Culture and Society
Contact Name: 
Bjarke Paarup
0045 8942 4666