Johannes Müller (born 29.11.1960) has held the position of professor (C4) for Prehistoric Archaeology (Prehistory) and director of the institute in Kiel, since December 2004. He studied in Freiburg and Edinburgh, and obtained his Master's degree and doctorate in Freiburg. After completing a DAI-travel grant he was academic assistant at the FU in Berlin, where he obtained his habilitation, whereupon he held teaching positions in both Freiburg and Cologne. In 2000, Johannes Müller was appointed professor (C3) for Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology in Bamberg and later became head of Bamberg's Institute for Archaeologie and Heritage Studies. Core research topics: Socialarchaeology; Settlement Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology.
Johannes Müller is initiator and spokesman of the Graduate School"Human Development in Landscapes" (DFG-Initiative of Excellence) and coordinator of the DFG's Priority Program “Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation”. He is speaker of the DFG Collaborative Research Center "Scales of Transformation: Human-Environment Interaction of Prehistoric and Archaic Societies" (SFB 1266). Field research was and is being conducted in Germany, Poland, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Ukraine and Moldavia. Excavation projects range from megalithic tombs, Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements to Eastern European settlement mounds and Nordpontic Chalcolithic mega-sites. Ethnoarchaeological research was conducted on Sumba, Nagaland and the South Ethopia.