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Associate Professorship in Neolithic Archaeology 878066

The Department of Archaeology at the School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for an associate professorship in Neolithic Archaeology. The position will be a tenured, full-time position.

The position is available from 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment: Moesgård, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg.

The position
We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. 

The Department of Archaeology emphasises high-quality research and attaches great importance to interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects, and the ability to attract external research funding. The department has a strong base in empirical investigations, builds on a tradition of quantitative and scientific analysis, but also emphasises theoretical concerns within and across periods. Generally, the department’s geographical focus is in Northern Europe, although its activities are always viewed in a wider European and indeed global context. Applicants who are willing and able to participate in collaborative research projects will be preferred. 

For further information about the department, please see  
The successful applicant will have a strong research profile in Stone Age archaeology, methods and theories, and material culture in Europe including, in particular, the Neolithic. We welcome applicants with a broad range of interests. In addition to the desired focus on the Neolithic, research areas of particular interest include: 

• cognitive archaeology
• archaeological theory.

The associate professor will be expected to teach and supervise students at undergraduate and graduate level, and to contribute to the development and application of innovative teaching methods. 

The successful applicant will teach a variety of period-based or thematic courses on Neolithic archaeology and material culture, method-based courses comprising student excavations, and theoretical courses. Courses are taught in Danish and English. Please see: 

Talent development
The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the supervision of PhD students and contribute to the development and implementation of PhD courses within this subject field.

Knowledge exchange
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in research cooperation with private companies, government consultancy, cooperation with civil society actors and the public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Felix Riede, e-mail

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or similar qualification, as well as having scholarly and teaching qualifications which are at least the equivalent of those acquired in an assistant professorship.
Applicants must furthermore be able to document: 

• A strong international research profile.
• A relevant and internationally oriented publication profile.
• Experience of participation in collective research projects and interdisciplinary cooperation.
• Teaching experience in areas of relevance to Neolithic archaeology, as well as mastery of academic English in the classroom.
• Participation in national and international networks.
• Experience of attracting external research funding.
• Experience of supervising student projects and an interest in researcher talent development.

Research qualifications will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality and academic output, e.g. the number of publications published in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals or compatible high-ranking series published by internationally recognised publishing houses.

Applicants are expected to contribute to the department’s academic environment. We emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. 

The application must be uploaded in English.

If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail

Research environment
The Aarhus University Department of Archaeology is ranked number 40 globally in the most recent QS subject ranking (, making it one of the very best in Northern Europe, not least through its close collaboration with the adjacent Moesgård Museum ( At the department and its associated research programme called Materials, Culture and Heritage (MCH), we are concerned with people and the environment and culture and society from the earliest to modern times, with a focus on studies of material culture. On the basis of fieldwork and library and laboratory studies – including methods taken from anthropology and history as well as a wide variety of natural scientific approaches – this programme investigates and challenges our understanding of past societies seen in a deep historical perspective.

The MCH research programme at Aarhus University has an international profile and strong research networks. A dynamic research environment provides the framework for large research projects, international conferences and a variety of visiting researchers. The environment is versatile and cross-disciplinary, and the academic staff’s research competences span topics ranging from war and power, mobility and globalisation, family and individual, religion and rituals, landscape and settlement, palaeodemography and evolution, trade and networks, technology and knowledge exchange to (in particular) quantitative analysis methods, field methodology and digital representation.

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School of Culture and Society
At 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 familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
 - From local questions to global challenges

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.

For a more detailed description of the School of Culture and Society, please see this website: 


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