Gepubliceerd op 12-06-2019

PostDoctoral (Byvanck) Fellow in Classical Archaeology & Art

Job description

The candidate is expected to provide for teaching and research in the domain of Greek and Hellenistic Archaeology & Classical Art History, preferably with a focus on architecture and sculpture. The candidate is expected to teach two Bachelor courses (or their equivalent distributed over more courses in combination with other lecturers) on a yearly basis: one with the Faculty of Archaeology (The Archaeology of the Greek Mediterranean) and one with the Faculty of Humanities for students in Classics and students in Art History. The Byvanck fellow is furthermore expected to supervise theses and participate in the yearly excursion to the Mediterranean.

The remainder of the time is devoted to research and the (further) development of an individual research line at the intersection of Classical Archaeology, Art History and Classics. The candidate is supposed to function as a liaison between these three Leiden research groups and to stimulate their intersection.

We are offering a stimulating intellectual environment for an ambitious PostDoc researcher to develop his/her teaching and research skills in his/her own domain as an important stepping-stone towards a further career.


We are looking for a candidate with original ideas that has:

  • A PhD degree in Classical Archaeology, Art History or Classics;
  • Proven didactic qualities and interests;
  • A promising interdisciplinary research profile at the intersection of Classical Archaeology, Art History and Classics;
  • A research project for the complimentary 0,5 fte or the willingness to develop and apply for such a project with NWO or the ERC.

Conditions of employment

The successful applicant will receive a three-year contract, with the possibility of an extension of one year. The salary is in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch Universities (CAO) and depending on qualifications and experience, the gross monthly salary is € 2,709 (scale 10) to € 4,978 (scale 11) based on a full-time appointment. Leiden University also offers and annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at  https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this Qualification.


Universiteit Leiden

Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe’s foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.



Faculty of Archaeology

The Faculty of Archaeology ranks as the best on continental Europe and is in the top ten of the world. The Faculty hosts a successful, multi-disciplinary team of researchers active over the entire globe. Increasingly, international students find their way to Archaeology in Leiden, up to 50% of all students in the master’s phase. Our main topics are human origins, the archaeology and deep history of migration, colonisation, colonial encounters, globalisation, and cultural identity. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/archaeology.

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities.


Additional information

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to the chair of the selection committee Professor Miguel John Versluys, e-mail: m.j.versluys@arch.leidenuniv.nl. If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact Erica Radelaar, HR Advisor, e-mail: e.m.radelaar@arch.leidenuniv.nl, telephone: +31 71 5272279.


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