Job Opportunity: Professorship in Mediterranean Archaeology with a Focus on Greek and Roman Archaeology, University of Zurich (Deadline 1 October 2021)

The University of Zurich invites applications for a professorship in Mediterranean archaeology with a focus on Greek and Roman archaeology. The position should be filled by 1 February 2023.

The future holder of the position is expected to represent the field of Mediterranean archaeology with a focus on Greek and Roman archaeology in research and teaching across the board. They should have built an outstanding, internationally visible reputation in cultural analysis of the ancient Mediterranean world. Knowledge and expertise in field research (excavations, surveys) and visual studies (Bildwissenschaften) is expected, in particular with regard to digital methods and techniques (spatial archaeology). The University of Zurich offers manifold possibilities of cooperation in imaging techniques, Big Data science and various forms of participatory research.

In addition, candidates are expected to share responsibility for the various archaeological study programs and to participate in interdisciplinary programs in ancient studies (Altertumswissenschaften) and the ZAZH – Zurich Center for the Study of the Ancient World. Moreover, the Archaeological Collection (museum) is affiliated to the professorship, for which significant impulses are expected in terms of its development and research transfer. Furthermore, participation in disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation structures in the national and international context as well as in committees of the University’s self-administration are part of the tasks.

A completed habilitation or comparable excellent scientific achievements and publications in the relevant field are required at the time of application. The language of instruction may be English. Non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first three years of their appointment. In addition, international networking and relevant experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching contexts are expected. Furthermore, didactic aptitude and experience in administration and personnel management are required.

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Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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