Byvanck Professorship in Ancient Greek Art (part-time)
Leiden University
The Faculty of Archaeology announces the creation of a Chair in Ancient Greek Art, supported
by the Byvanck Fund, part of the Leiden University Fund (LUF). The successful applicant will
provide lecture-courses and advanced seminars in all aspects of Greek art, from the Archaic to the
Hellenistic eras, in the context of modern, theoretical and comparative perspective, paying special
attention to ancient sculpture.
The Classical Archaeology department within the Archaeology Faculty has an established
reputation in Roman art. A notable lacuna in the current Department profile is a specialist in
Greek art, particularly sculpture, where also the Netherlands as a whole lacks a resident
The Archaeology Faculty invites applicants for this (part-time) Chair from established lecturers
with a high international profile and a proven teaching and research expertise in the arts of
Ancient Greece and an interest in the social context of cultural products. Candidates should
possess an impressive series of relevant publications in article and monograph form and extensive
experience in teaching students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Since all Leiden
Master programmes are given in English, applicants must be fluent lecturers in that language. The
undergraduate courses may be given in English or Dutch. The successful candidate will offer
courses at advanced BA (years 2-3) and Masters’ levels, as well as occasional postgraduate
seminars and workshops where PhD students will be present. The candidate will also create and
supervise PhD projects.
The Byvanck Professorship is intended for a period of five years in the first instance, with the
possibility of renewal. The appointment is envisaged for a maximum of 0,4 fte. The appointee is
expected to commence teaching in the academic year 2009-10. The Chair will be based in the
Archaeology Faculty under the overall supervision of the Dean, Prof. W. Willems and in close
collaboration with the established Chair in Classical Archaeology, Prof. J. Bintliff, but the Chair
is also a shared appointment with the Faculty of Humanities.
For more information on this position, please contact:
Prof. Dr. J.L. Bintliff, phone +31.71.527.2428.
e-mail: j.l.bintliff AT
General information about the research of the Faculty of Archaeology can be found at:
Applications should include curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining the suitability for
the post and two letters of recommendation from established senior scholars. Applications should
be submitted before December 15th 2008 to:
The Faculty of Archaeology Leiden University
Mrs. C.M. Regoor, Executive Secretary
Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
e-mail: c.m.regoor AT