Full-Time Faculty Positions in Maritime Archaeology

Koc University, College of Social Sciences and Humanities in Turkey

Deadline January 12, 2016
Date Posted October 21, 2016
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University invites applications for two full-time faculty positions beginning with a flexible start date in 2017: one junior position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one senior position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates for both positions are expected to have a PhD specializing in aspects of maritime archaeology or to have an established record of post-PhD research activity in the same.


Located in İstanbul, Turkey, Koç University (http//www.ku.edu.tr) is a highly reputable research university and the highest ranked institution in the country, with English the medium of instruction in all its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) offers undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on various world civilizations, with a focus on the civilizations of Anatolia and its neighbors in the Mediterranean. The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) hosts several research centers concerned with archaeology, art history, heritage, and history. These include the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), located in Beyoğlu, İstanbul; the Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Center (VEKAM), located in Ankara; the Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED), located in Antalya; and the Koç University-Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM), located at Koç University’s Rumelifeneri campus. These ARHA-related centers are complemented by an on-campus Archaeology Laboratory and highly specialized analytical equipment available at the Koç University Research Center for Surface Science & Technology (http://kuytam.ku.edu.tr/Facilities).


Based on the successes of these research centers and the desire to become a leader in Turkey in the area of maritime archaeology, Koç University plans to establish a research center for maritime archaeology in honor of the late Mustafa V. Koç, the Chairman of the Board of Koç Holding and a dedicated advocate and lover of maritime archaeology. The mission of this soon-to-be-established center is to support and promote research, heritage preservation, and conservation activities in all aspects of maritime archaeology, to foster high-impact research by Turkish and international scholars, and to add Koç University to the growing group of international centers concerned with maritime archaeology in Turkey.  The new Center is expected to have substantial privately-funded resources for the support of several post-docs and several PhD students as well as for the support of field activities. Facilities on the Aegean coast are also currently under consideration as an off-campus component of the Center.


The successful candidates are expected to teach one to two courses per semester on subjects that enhance and complement existing expertise and course offerings in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art. Additionally, the successful candidates are expected to contribute to the development and activities of the new research center for maritime archaeology and to integrate such activities with existing Koç University research centers and current and future field projects. The successful candidate for the senior position will be expected to serve as the Director of the new center.


Application review will commence on 1 December 2016.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8359