Assistant Professor of Archaeobotany at Groningen Institute of Archaeology

The Groningen Institute of Archaeology offers an exciting opportunity for aspiring archaeobotanists to join their esteemed team as an Assistant Professor of Archaeobotany.

This position is part of the research group on the archaeology of northwestern Europe, which consists of six tenured staff and about 15 post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. Similar to the zooarchaeological specialist in this group, the specialist in archaeobotany is expected to operate in the geographical areas where the institute is involved. They offer a position that combines teaching and administration (45%) with research (55%).

The candidate will be teaching courses on archaeobotany at the beginner level (BA1), intermediate level (BA2, BA3), and advanced level (MA). They will also lecture on more general topics within archaeology, such as theory, anthropology, or fieldwork methods. And will take part in the MA and Research Master Archaeology teaching programs, including supervision of theses and tutorials and committee membership.


  • a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 4,332 to a maximum of € 6,737 gross per month for a full-time position
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
  • an 8.3% end-of-year allowance
  • participation in a pension scheme for employees.

Job Requirements

The assistant professor of Archaeobotany has:

  • An internationally experienced researcher with an extensive academic network who will take the initiative to strengthen GIA’s existing international research profile
  • Experience in teaching courses at university level
  • Engaging in innovative teaching methods such as active learning and being willing to cooperate in teaching interdisciplinary courses
  • A Master and PhD in Archaeology with a specialisation in archaeobotany, preferably in macroremains, and at least one year of experience as a postdoctoral researcher
  • Research experience in the taxonomy, morphology and ecology of relevant plant species
  • An excellent publication record for the stage of your career
  • Demonstrated the ability to acquire competitive funding
  • Experience as line manager of non-academic staff
  • Enthusiasm for outreach activities, such as communicating academic research to non-academic audiences
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Application Process

Interested applicants should fill out the form and upload the following PDF files (all in English):

  • a letter of motivation;
    a CV with a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’,
  • a brief description of research interests and plans;
  • a statement about teaching goals and experience (maximum two pages in total);
  • an appropriate article (recently published or in press) of which he/she is the author;
  • a complete list of publications; and
  • the names and contact details of three referees who are familiar with your work.

To apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Archaeobotany at the Groningen Institute of Archaeology, click here.

Deadline: January 04, 2024.

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