Professor for Roman Archaeology

The professorship will be filled in a joint recruitment procedure with the „Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum – Leibniz Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie (RGZM)“. The post holder shall be granted leave of absence (Jülicher Modell) for the management of the competence area Roman Archaeology at the RGZM, Mainz.

The post holder’s main focus in research and teaching is on the archaeology of Italy and/or the Western Mediterranean area and/or the North West provinces of the Imperium Romanum. The evidence of research focus in two of the following topics is required: a) Italic archaeology b) antique trade and economic history c) cultural and material connections of the antique Mediterranean world to the North West provinces of the Roman Empire.

The post holder actively participates in the design of the joint research focus Roman Archaeology and Maritime Archaeology, newly established by the University of Trier, the RGZM and the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (GDKE). For this purpose, you specifically develop research projects and work in cooperation with the Zentrum für Altertumswissenschaften an der Universität Trier (ZAT).

As head of the competence area Roman Archaeology at the RGZM, you are responsible for the further development of the department‘s research programmes within the framework of the RGZM research fields. You also engage yourself particularly to the knowledge transfer to which the RGZM as Leibniz research centre is committed. You are a member of the enlarged board of directors of the RGZM. In this function, we also expect your participation with the RGZM’s further development in terms of content and strategy and the assumption of tasks in the field of science management of the institution.

The professorship represents the teaching at the University of Trier to the extent of two semester hours per week within the study courses of the subject Classical Archaeology. Furthermore, the post holder participates in the further development of the study programme. The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the University of Trier are committed to intensive personal mentoring for students and, therefore, expect strong presence of the teaching staff. The recruitment requirements result from § 49 Higher Education Act Rhineland-Palatinate, in particular, a successfully completed university degree in Classical Archaeology or in a comparable subject at a university or a comparable higher education institution, a qualified doctorate in a field relevant to the subject, pedagogical aptitude and additional scientific achievements (e.g. through habilitation, junior professorship or tenure track) are to be proven.

Disabled candidates with appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Trier University aims to increase the quota of female professors and strongly encourages female academics to apply.

Candidates are requested to submit their documentation (CV, list of publications, list of courses, course evaluations if applicable, certificates and copies of diploma), a concept paper (past and future research projects, design of the subject’s course programme, content-related perception of the position) as well as five writings (for the preparation of the reading reports) in digital form (pdf-files of max. 10 MB each) exclusively by mail ( until 15.05.2021.

To the

Dean of the Faculty III of Trier University

Prof. Dr. Torsten Mattern

54286 Trier

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