Gepubliceerd op 10-06-2016

University Lectureship in Assyriology, Leiden University

Job description

  • Original research and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels;
  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in the BA program Ancient Cultures of the Mediterranean World, the MA program Classics and Ancient Civilizations, and other programs and courses as appropriate; supervision of BA and MA theses; contributions to curriculum development. Courses may include Cultural History of Mesopotamia, Religion and Society in Ancient Mesopotamia, Reading literary texts (Standard Babylonian), Advanced Seminar in Akkadian, Cuneiform Epigraphy, History of Mesopotamia, Cultural Contacts in the Hellenistic World; MA Thesis Tutorial;
  • Acquisition of project funding (NWOERC, etc);
  • Administrative duties;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media.


  • A PhD degree in Assyriology. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered;
  • A research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
  • Commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content.
  • Specialist knowledge of the languages and history of Mesopotamia;
  • Advanced proficiency in Akkadian and cuneiform writing, including of the periods after 1500 BCE;
  • An excellent command of English. The MA in Classics and Ancient Civilizations is offered in English, and English may be used in the BA in Ancient Cultures of the Mediterranean World as well;
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Dutch, the possibility of University-funded language training may be considered;
  • Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the successful applicant may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs (on Dutch)).

You can apply for this job until August 14, 2016. 
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