The Department of Art & Culture, History, and Antiquity at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, is looking for a specialist who combines expertise in the spatial digital methods and techniques with the historical sciences, in particular archaeology, heritage studies, history, or art history. We are interested both in the representation of the past in the present and the use of spatial digital methods and techniques in research into and management of the past. The successful candidate will contribute to the broadening and strengthening of the department’s profile in digital humanities by develop his/her own line of teaching and research in the spatial approaches to the past.
The appointee will contribute to shaping research and teaching in the field of Digital Archaeology and Heritage. He or she will incorporate digital spatial analysis such as GIS and/or network analysis into teaching within the history, archaeology, heritage studies and/or art history programs. In addition, the appointee is expected to reflect critically on the representations of the past and on the use of spatial digital methods and techniques in the historical sciences and to cooperate with colleagues in teaching and research. He or she will help train a new generation of students competent in digital spatial analysis who can contribute to digital heritage management, co-design, predictive modelling, or digital science communication in the field of historical sciences.