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PhD in the emergence of bronze age metalwork deposition in the broader middle Rhine Valley in Germany and France, Netherlands


Project description

This is subproject 3 in the VICI project-‘Economies of Destruction. The emergence of metalwork deposition during the Bronze Age in Northwest Europe, c. 2300-1500 BC’.

Selection criteria

• Degree in archaeology with a specific focus on the late Prehistory in Europe;
• A broad research interest, team-spirit, and the ability to creatively put theory into archaeological practice;
• Excellent research qualities demonstrated by a Master thesis and/or publications;
• An excellent command of the English language in speech and writing, and (colloquial) French and German.

About our organisation

The future of the past begins in Leiden. The Faculty of Archaeology is internationally leading for its research, home to a broad array of specializations and notable for the strong connection it fosters between teaching and research. Home to over 500 students in the multidisciplinary world of Archaeology, the Faculty and its researchers from all areas of the Archaeological field determine the future of archaeological research.

Terms and conditions

We offer a full-time position for 38 hours per week, starting from 1 September 2015. The appointment as a PhD student will be for a period of four years (initially for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development) leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. The appointment will be under the terms of the cao (Collective Labour Agreement) of Dutch Universities.

The gross monthly salary is set on € 2.125,- in the first year, increasing to € 2.717,- gross per month in the final year.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end- of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.


Enquiries can be made to dr. D.R. Fontijn, The research is part of a large research project (PI is D. Fontijn). More information on this sub-project and on the project as a whole can be sent on demand.

Information about faculty of Archaeology can be found at and about Leiden University at

Information on the advanced research qualification and research programmes of the Graduate School of Archaeology can be found on:


To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to Mrs. J.A. Say; email: Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number (15-124):

• A cover letter stating your motivation for this position;
• A curriculum vitae.

Only applications received before April 28, 2015 can be considered.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 28 April 2015

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