• conduct and present leading research, thereby strengthening and/or deepening the research profile of the KNIR
• organize academic meetings at the KNIR; initiate activities in collaboration with partner institutions in the Netherlands and in Rome/Italy
• design and manage attractive courses for students of (most) Dutch universities, in Dutch and English This includes both the classic courses at the KNIR lasting 10-15 days, which are structured around excursions, as well as more practical teaching in small groups, focused on research skills, such as in the new KNIR laboratory for material culture and digital applications
• supervise students (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Research Master’s) and PhD students; support other guests at the KNIR in the execution of their research projects
• establish and support Dutch heritage projects in Rome/Italy/the Mediterranean area in research, teaching, and/or outreach
• draft and edit institutional publications, such as the KNIR Papers series, and/or digital platforms on Antiquity and archaeology
• initiate and promote contact between Dutch and Italian institutions (universities and research institutes, research projects and consortia, research schools, partner institutions in Rome/Italy, heritage services, museums, and other heritage institutions)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Fixed-term contract: 36 months.
Candidates eligible for appointment include those with a running employment contract (either temporary or permanent) at one of the six universities that together comprise the NWIB (Dutch Academic Institutions Abroad): the University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen, Leiden University, Radboud University, Utrecht University, and VU Amsterdam. Candidates outside these institutions may also be considered, in which case a suitable solution must be found regarding secondment to the KNIR from a Dutch university.
The appointment is initially for a period of three years through secondment, after which it may be possible to extend the appointment by another three years. The salary for this position is in accordance with the candidate’s current appointment at the deploying university, supplemented in compliance with the allowance regulation established for the KNIR.
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome
The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) is an inter-university teaching and research institute under the management of the University of Groningen. The KNIR focuses mainly on Antiquity/archaeology, art history, and history, but also on the broader domain of the social sciences and humanities and their adjacent disciplines. The KNIR has a total of 14 academic and support staff members, led by a professor-director.
The culture and history of Italy, from Antiquity until today, are central to our teaching and research activities. Particular attention is paid to the city of Rome as an object of study and as a centre for scientific practice, with its unparalleled collections, archives, and depots. In addition to their individual research lines, the academic staff members also work at the interfaces of the disciplines involved. In this way, the reception of the history of Antiquity plays a unifying and inspirational role in collaborative research and teaching.
The KNIR also lends its facilities to other disciplines in Dutch higher education, in particular to those that maintain a relationship with Italy. The KNIR operates in a strongly international context, and promotes contact between Dutch researchers and the Italian and foreign academic institutes in Rome.
The KNIR is supported from the Netherlands by an Academic Advisory Board, comprising members from the six universities participating in the KNIR as well as members from outside academia.
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