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Professorship (W3) for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)
Kiel University seeks to attract more qualified women for professorships.
The Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Christian-
Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel (CAU), Germany, within the framework of ROOTS jointly invite applications for a
Professorship for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology
with a focus on prehistoric archaeology and social archaeology. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
The core focus of the professorship is localised in the field of prehistoric archaeology and social archaeology.
In addition to the application of traditional methods, extensive theoretical knowledge on social archaeology and
on the social-archaeological evaluation of the enhanced range of methods provided by the natural sciences are
For interdisciplinary cooperation at Kiel University, both the readiness to participate in the synthesis of
archaeological, natural science and social-theoretical knowledge as well as the willingness to carry out
quantitative and qualitative analysis on the development of prehistoric societies are required.
Included among the tasks of the professorship are teaching responsibilities associated with the existing courses
of study in prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology as well as the organization and conduction of representative
research on prehistoric archaeology in order to generate new impulses to this field. Within the scope of the
Excellence Cluster ROOTS, the applicant should take part in the subcluster Social Inequality and contribute to its
Prerequisites for employment
Scientific investigations on prehistoric and social-archaeological questions, in particular on the
interpretation and methodological discussion of archaeological and natural science data
High-ranking publications in German and English
German proficiency on a native language level (or the willingness to acquire language skills within 2
years in order to hold classes in German) and very good English language skills
A completed Master's degree in prehistoric archaeology or an equivalent degree
A relevant, qualified doctoral degree (with a minimum rating of magna cum laude or an equivalent
Habilitation, a positively interim-evaluated junior professorship or comparable scientific achievements
in the field of prehistoric archaeology
Proof of courses held on social archaeological and prehistoric questions
Proof of the acquisition of externally funded projects with personal responsibility
Further desired prerequisites
Proof of cooperation in interdisciplinary collaborative projects
Proof of the conception and organisation of scientific conferences
Requirements for the position are an excellent PhD in the field of Classical Archaeology and proof of further
scientific achievement through a junior professorship, habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) in Classical Archaeology
or the completion of a second scientific monograph in the field (published or completed manuscript). A substantial
and internationally visible publication record concerning diverse aspects of urban archaeology is also required,
along with evidence of success in external funding applications. Experience with collaborative or international
research programmes is particularly desirable. Good command of the German and/or English language,
alternatively the willingness to learn the German language, is an essential prerequisite.
The position is opened with respect to Art. § 61 and § 63, Section 1 of the Higher Education Act of the State of
Schleswig-Holstein. For additional information please refer to the website www.berufungen.uni-kiel.de.
The Christian-Albrechts-University wishes to increase the number of female academics in faculty positions and
encourages applications from qualified women. Female applicants will be treated with priority if their qualifications
and achievements are equal to those of male applicants.
Applications from academics with disabilities will be treated with priority in case of equal qualifications. We
explicitly encourage candidates with a migration background to apply.
Candidates are not required to submit a photograph with their application and are requested not to do so.
Applications in German or English including CV, certificates of academic degrees, list of publications, information
on teaching experience, a list of grants awarded together with private and academic postal and email-addresses
and telephone numbers must be submitted by November 18th, 2019 to the Dean of the Philosophical Faculty,
Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 24098 Kiel, Germany. Please send your application preferably in a single
PDF-file via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.