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Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin - Depart­ment of His­tory and Cul­tural Stud­ies Aca­demic unit of Ancient Stud­ies

Ten­ure-Track Pos­i­tion as Junior Pro­fessor in Explor­at­ive Visual Archae­ology of the Ancient Near East

Salary grade:cini­tially W 1; after eval­u­ation W 2 with ten­ure
Ref­er­ence code: W1TTW2Expl.Vis.Arch.

Work­ing field:

This ten­ure-track pro­fessor pos­i­tion is sup­por­ted fin­an­cially through the Ger­man Fed­eral and State Gov­ern­ments’ ten­ure-track pro­gram to pro­mote the careers of research­ers early on. Applic­a­tions from research­ers who have just com­pleted their doc­toral degree and are in the early phase of their career are strongly encour­aged.

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will assume respons­ib­il­it­ies in research and teach­ing in the field men­tioned above.

Appoint­ment require­ments are gov­erned by Art­icle 102a of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act (Ber­liner Hoch­schul­ge­setz – Ber­lHG).

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will be able to demon­strate a research spe­cial­iz­a­tion in at least one of the fol­low­ing areas of digital archae­ology:

a) Ima­ging tech­niques and pat­tern recog­ni­tion (e.g., in the con­text of satel­lite image ana­lysis, ana­lysis of visual sources and auto­matic clas­si­fic­a­tion)
b) 3D doc­u­ment­a­tion, mod­el­ing, and ana­lysis
c) Vir­tual und aug­men­ted real­ity
d) Geo­graph­ical inform­a­tion sys­tems and geo­s­tat­ist­ical meth­ods.

Can­did­ates are expec­ted to have a spe­cial­iz­a­tion in Ancient Near East­ern Archae­ology. They must be able to demon­strate a strong teach­ing record at the uni­versity level and a record of out­stand­ing research activ­it­ies relat­ing to the field, ideally with inter­na­tional vis­ib­il­ity. They should also have exper­i­ence with extern­ally fun­ded pro­jects. Excel­lent know­ledge of Eng­lish and at least a basic know­ledge of the Ger­man lan­guage are essen­tial for this pos­i­tion.

Along with the reg­u­lar offi­cial duties of pro­fess­ors lis­ted in Art­icle 99 of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the fol­low­ing activ­it­ies:

  • Act­ive par­ti­cip­a­tion in design­ing and car­ry­ing out joint research pro­jects
  • Work­ing closely with one of the Ber­lin insti­tutes that spe­cial­izes in Ancient Stud­ies or a rel­ev­ant insti­tu­tion in the field of math­em­at­ics and com­puter sci­ence (for example, the Ber­lin Gradu­ate School of Ancient Stud­ies, the Ein­stein Cen­ter Chro­noi, the Ber­liner Antike-Kolleg or the MATH Cluster of Excel­lence)
  • The new pro­fessor will be expec­ted to address gender and diversity issues in their teach­ing as well as to teach in Eng­lish
  • If neces­sary, they should be pre­pared to improve their know­ledge of Ger­man to at least C1-level (CEFR) pro­fi­ciency by the time of their ten­ure review.

The pos­i­tion entails a three-year appoint­ment as a civil ser­vant for a fixed period (“Beam-ter/Beamtin auf Zeit”). Pending a suc­cess­ful review pro­cess, the pos­i­tion can be exten­ded for an-other three years. If the appointee suc­cess­fully passes the ten­ure review, they will be appoin­ted to a perma2020part of this pro­cess, per­form­ance goals will be nego­ti­ated at the time the junior pro­fessor is hired. The ful­fill­ment of those goals will be assessed as part of the ten­ure review (Art­icle 102 c of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, § 102 c Ber­lHG).

The per­form­ance goals to be determ­ined will basic­ally deal with the fol­low­ing areas:

  • Research
  • Teach­ing
  • Pro­mot­ing early-career research­ers
  • Aca­demic com­mit­tee work
  • Lead­er­ship and man­age­ment
  • Lan­guage pro­fi­ciency

At the time of appoint­ment to the per­man­ent pro­fess­or­ship, all the gen­eral reg­u­la­tions and con­di­tions regard­ing pub­lic sec­tor employ­ment must be ful­filled.

In addi­tion, any can­did­ates who com­pleted their doc­toral degree at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin and/or have Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin as their primary employer must com­ply with the reg­u­la­tions stip­u­lated by the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, Art­icle102 c, para­graph 3.

Applic­a­tions should include a CV, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates of aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion in Ger­man or Eng­lish; let­ters of appoint­ment (please add trans­la­tions, if applic­able); a list of pub­lic­a­tions, a list of courses pre­vi­ously taught and evid­ence of teach­ing com­pet­ence. Please include inform­a­tion on involve­ment in ongo­ing and future research endeavors, joint research pro­jects and extern­ally fun­ded pro­jects; and, if applic­able, lan­guage cer­ti­fic­ates. If applic­able, please give inform­a­tion on teach­ing exper­i­ence in primary and sec­ond­ary edu­ca­tion, part­ner­ships with industry, inven­tions/pat­ents, and spin-offs.

How to ap­ply:

All mater­ial, includ­ing a per­sonal postal address and email, must be received no later than
Septem­ber 24th, 2020
, prefer­ably elec­tron­ic­ally. Please indic­ate the ref­er­ence code for the pos­i­tion when you sub­mit your mater­i­als in one PDF file (max­imum 5 MB), to the fol­low­ing address:

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Depart­ment of His­tory and Cul­tural Stud­ies
Dekanat
z. Hd. Ms. Will­ing­ham
Fabeck­str. 23/25
14195 Ber­lin
Ger­many

Email: bewerbungen@geschkult.fu-berlin.de

Applic­a­tion guidelines, gen­eral inform­a­tion on the appoint­ment pro­ced­ure, appoint­ment require-ments for pro­fess­or­ships at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin, and the reg­u­la­tions defined by the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, which are rel­ev­ant for pro­fess­or­ships (Art­icles 99, 100, 101, 102a, 102c Ber­lHG), can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/bbs.
With an elec­tronic applic­a­tion, you acknow­ledge that FU Ber­lin saves and pro­cesses your data. FU Ber­lin can­not guar­an­tee the secur­ity of your per­sonal data if you send your applic­a­tion over an unen­cryp­ted con­nec­tion.

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer.