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.
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:
Promoting early-career researchers
Academic committee work
Leadership and management
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
z. Hd. Ms. Willingham
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.
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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.