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Research assistant (fixed-term contract) – Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet)

Published 20 Mar

Deadline 14 Apr

Expected start 1 Jun

  • School of Culture and Society - Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Moesgård Allé 20 8270 Højbjerg

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 Jun 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 ID: 3053

The research project Northern Emporium: The Archaeology of Network Urbanism in Ribe, affiliated with the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, is looking to recruit a full-time (37 hours/week) research assistant for the period 1 June 2020 – 31 December 2020.

Place of employment: UrbNet at AU Campus Moesgård.

The position
The successful applicant is expected to support the project director, Professor Søren M. Sindbæk, in completing the publication of the project’s results. Tasks include:
  • Checking documentation and results
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Basic graphic work (e.g. maps)
  • Assisting in the organisation and coordination of collaborative work and workshops
Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:
  • a Master’s degree within the Humanities
  • a professional level of English (spoken and written)
  • excellent attention to detail (especially in relation to written texts)
  • basic skills in GIS, Illustrator and Excel (preferably)
  • a methodological and structured approach to work and good organisational skills
  • good time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • good interpersonal and collaborative skills.
A background in Archaeology or a related discipline is an advantage but not a requirement.

The application must be uploaded in English.

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Søren M. Sindbæk (farksms@cas.au.dk).

For more information about application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (mbb@au.dk).

About the project
The Northern Emporium project is an archaeological research project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The project is affiliated to the Centre of Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) at Aarhus University and carried out in close collaboration with the Museum of Southwest Jutland.

The Northern Emporium project aims to explore the evolution and dynamics of the earliest urban network in Scandinavia and the transition to the maritime-based network society in the Viking Age. It issues from new, significantly improved data based on a comprehensive, stratigraphic excavation of settlement and workshop layers in a central part of the earliest Ribe, one of the richest archaeological sites of the North Sea trading world, which emerged in the eighth century CE.

Urbanism, commercialisation and globalisation
The general culture-historical aim of the project is to shed light on urbanism as a network dynamic and the significance of events, conflicts and flows on economic and cultural processes.  This will be performed through High-Definition archaeology, which will clarify how the site and its connections changed as well as the possible dynamics behind these changes, cf. the approach propagated by the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), which reflects its status as one of the three field-archaeological focus projects of the centre.

The analytical aims of the project focus on the interrelationships between processes and actors in urbanisation, the scope and organisation of commercial exchange, and the dynamics and impact of global flows. By combining detailed data on context and chronology with a programme of scientific analysis on find materials, the project aims to determine how – and to what extent – urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the Nordic world on the threshold of the Viking Age.

Learn more: https://projects.au.dk/northernemporium/

Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Søren Michael Sindbæk

Søren Michael Sindbæk Professor with Special Responsibilities, School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies +4540878334 farksms@cas.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Arts Administrative Centre - Arts HR emply.ar.hr@au.dk


Deadline: Tuesday 14 Apr 2020 at 23:59 CEST