Professorship in Mediterranean Archaeology with a Focus on Greek and Roman Archaeology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Oct 2021

The University of Zurich invites applications for a

professorship in Mediterranean archaeology with a focus on Greek and Roman archaeology.

The position should be filled by 1 February 2023.

The future holder of the position is expected to represent the field of Mediterranean archaeology with a focus on Greek and Roman archaeology in research and teaching across the board. They should have built an outstanding, internationally visible reputation in cultural analysis of the ancient Mediterranean world. Knowledge and expertise in field research (excavations, surveys) and visual studies (Bildwissenschaften) is expected, in particular with regard to digital methods and techniques (spatial archaeology). The University of Zurich offers manifold possibilities of cooperation in imaging techniques, Big Data science and various forms of participatory research.

In addition, candidates are expected to share responsibility for the various archaeological study programs and to participate in interdisciplinary programs in ancient studies(Altertumswissenschaften) and the ZAZH – Zurich Center for the Study of the Ancient World. Moreover, the Archaeological Collection (museum) is affiliated to the professorship, for which significant impulses are expected in terms of its development and research transfer. Furthermore, participation in disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation structures in the national and international context as well as in committees of the University’s self-administration are part of the tasks.

A completed habilitation or comparable excellent scientific achievements and publications in the relevant field are required at the time of application. The language of instruction may be English. Non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first three years of their appointment.In addition, international networking and relevant experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching contexts are expected. Furthermore, didactic aptitude and experience in administration and personnel management are required. The University of Zurich aims to increase diversity and encourages applications accordingly.

Applications are to be submitted online by 1 October 2021. Details on the application procedure are available here . For further information please contact Prof. Philipp Theisohn (

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