Assistant Professorships in the Archaeology of Urban Networks and Exchange 889217
The Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for one or two assistant professorships, focusing on core themes within the centre’s agenda for research on urban societies in the past.
We are looking to include researchers and their projects in the centre’s work, which integrates questions and problems relating to the humanities and concerning urban development and networks.
The Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) explores the archaeology and history of urban societies and their networks from the Ancient Mediterranean to medieval Northern Europe and to the Indian Ocean World. We are an interdisciplinary research initiative which integrates new methods from the natural sciences with context-cultural studies rooted in the humanities. Approaching urbanism as a network dynamic, we aim to develop a high-definition archaeology to determine how urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the past.
The centre’s work ranges from Northern Europe over the Levant to the East Coast of Africa. It involves empirical material from a number of existing excavation projects as well as material which has already been excavated, and concerns both theoretical and methodological issues. UrbNet strives to embrace and connect the archaeological research clusters at Aarhus University with new and advanced analytical techniques in geoscience and physics for dating and characterising archaeological sites; and creates a research environment for cross-fertilising approaches from the humanities and sciences. The centre is based at Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society, and is funded as a Centre of Excellence by the Danish National Research Foundation.
• How does the combination of multiple methods and approaches help to characterise the material and/or social biographies of urban sites in the past?
Applicants should include a short research proposal on a topic within the research agenda of the centre (included in the letter of application).
The person(s) appointed to the post(s) will be obliged to complete a course in university teaching especially designed for assistant professors.
For further information about the position, please contact the Centre Director, Professor Rubina Raja (email@example.com) or the Deputy Director, Professor MSO Søren Sindbæk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications must be submitted in English.
For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, email email@example.com
Further information about UrbNet can be found at http://urbnet.au.dk.
- From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
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 http://cas.au.dk/en/
Appointment as lecturer requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.
Unless otherwise indicated in the advertisement application must be written in English.
All interested candidates irrespective of personal background are encouraged to apply.
All applications must be made online and received by:
04.18.2017 Please apply online here
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