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PhD Scholarships in Archaeology at Stockholm University

A PhD scholarship in archaeology is available at Stockholm University. The funds for this fellowship are available for four years. This position is closed on October 15, 2018.

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, which is the largest archaeological environment in Sweden, consists of six sections: Archaeology, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution. The two announced positions are based in the unit of Archaeology. The specific profile of the subject is an archaeology based on current research traditions in the wider humanities.

Project description

As a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities you have the opportunity to participate in the Facultys Doctoral School, which offers themes and courses characterized by interdisciplinarity and cooperation across subject borders. The Doctoral School also gives you the chance to improve the quality of your education thanks to the interchange provided by the community of PhD students from other subjects and departments.

Qualification requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant must have completed at least 30 credits in the advanced level of archaeology, including a written paper of at least 15 credits, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

The specific entry requirements also include that the applicant must have a fluent knowledge of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection

The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training. The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on the following criteria. Special attention will be paid to the research plan:

1. Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.

2. Scientific production. Based on a Bachelor's thesis, a Master's thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered according to critical ability, analytical ability, creativity and independence.

The assessment also takes into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet his or her previous scientific obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered.

3. Research plan. The applicant should enclose a research plan, which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is assessed according to relevance, originality and completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies).

4. Ability to collaborate. The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact

For more information, please contact Professor Anders Andrn, telephone: +46 8 16 33 65, anders.andren@ark.su.se or professor Mats Burstrm, telephone: +46 8 16 20 95, mats.burstrom@ark.su.se.

Application

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

and, in addition, please include the following documents
- CV - degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
- Research proposal (maximum 20 000 characters including spaces and references). The research plan should include a presentation of the thematic area, a short research history, problems and aims, and theoretical and methodological foundations
- Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
- Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
- Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).


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