UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Professor or Associate Professor in History and Archaeology

Location
Nicosia (CY)
Posted
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

University of Cyprus.  Excelling with the excellent. 
 
The University of Cyprus was officially founded in 1989 and started operating in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, in 1992. Within a short time, the University of Cyprus managed to achieve international recognition through an impressive course of development. Today, it is ranked 52nd young university (under 50 years) and #351-400 worldwide by the Times New Higher Education Rankings.

These great distinctions are the result of our dedication to excellence and continuous development. The University of Cyprus managed to stand out and receive awards for the new paths it has opened up in particularly demanding and dynamic contexts of research.

The University of Cyprus becomes better every year; therefore it wishes to attract the best academic staff.  

To this end, the University constantly develops its programs of study and recruits high-caliber faculty who will contribute significantly to the design of new curricula, both at undergraduate and graduate level. One of the strategic aims of the University of Cyprus is the further promotion and development of research, in which new academic staff are expected to play an essential role. 
 
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY 
 
The University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenured appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in the field of «Digital Humanities». This is a Chair endowed by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (“Sylivia Ioannou Chair in Digital Humantities”).  
 
Applicants favourably disposed toward interdisciplinary research and teaching are encouraged to apply. The Sylvia S. Ioannou Foundation is sponsoring the Chair with the purpose of establishing an interdepartmental postgraduate programme (MA and PhD). It is noted that for this purpose funding is included for a post-doctoral scholar and a PhD student to assist the Chair. 
 
The posting is open to applications within one or more of the following research foci: 
 
(a) Design and creation of databases 
 
(b) Digitisation of cultural heritage (tangible and non-tangible, archival material, etc.) 
 
(c) Digital recording and spatial analysis through GIS 
 
(d) Remote Sensing-Geophysics 
 
(e) 3D visualisation 
 
For all academic ranks, an earned Doctorate from a recognized University is required. 
 
Requirements for appointment depend on academic rank and include: prior academic experience, research record and scientific contributions, involvement in teaching and in the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. The minimum requirements for each academic rank can be found at the webpage: www.ucy.ac.cy/acad.staff.procedures 
 
The teaching languages of the University of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish. However, the holder of this Chair will be teaching primarily, although not exclusively, in an English, postgraduate programme - in due time he/she will also be requested to teach in Greek at the undergraduate level.  
 
At this stage, knowledge of the Greek language is not a prerequisite. However, in case the person chosen to take up the Chair does not speak any Greek, he/she will have the responsibility to learn the Greek language within three years after his/her appointment. Each Department sets its own criteria for the required level of adequacy of knowledge of the Greek language. 
 
Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement. 
 
The annual gross salary (including the 13th salary), according to the current legislation, is: 
 
Professor    (Scale Α15-Α16)  €70.303,48- €91.384,41

Associate Professor  (Scale A14-A15)  €62.004,54 - €84.532,89 
 
Applications must be submitted by Monday, 11th of June 2018. The application dossiers must include two (2) sets of the following documents in printed and electronic form (i.e., two (2) hardcopies and two (2) USB sticks with the documents in PDF (Portable Document Format) or Word files).   
 
I. Cover letter stating the Department, the field of study, the academic rank(s) for which the candidate applies, and the date on which the candidate could assume duties if selected. 


II. Curriculum Vitae. 
 
III. Brief summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words).

IV. List of publications. 

V. Copies of the three most representative publications. 

VI. Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the USB sticks.

VII. Applicants must ask three academic referees to send recommendation letters in PDF form, directly from their e-mail account to the University, at references@ucy.ac.cy   Τhe names and contact details of these referees must be indicated in the application, because additional confidential information may be requested.  The recommendation letters must reach the University by Monday, 11th of June 2018. 

The Curriculum Vitae and the statements of previous work and future research plans should be written in Greek or in Turkish, and in one international language, preferably English. 

Selected candidates will be required to submit copies of degree certificates officially certified by the Ministry of Education (for certificates received from Universities in Cyprus) or from the Issuing Authority (for foreign Universities). 

Applications, supporting documents and reference letters submitted in response to previous calls in the past will not be considered and must be resubmitted. 

Applications not conforming to the specifications of the call, will not be considered.