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PhD Scholarship in Archaeology in Genetics at Stockholm University

Applications are invited for a PhD position in archaeology to join Stockholm University, Sweden. The funding allows successful candidate to work for four years. Applicants should apply before April 15, 2020.

The Department ofArchaeology and Classical Studies consists of seven units: Archaeology, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution and Centre of Pelaeogenetics

Project description

The two announced positions are based in the unit of Archaeology which deals with archaeology based on research traditions in the wider humanities. It is possible - but not necessary - for applicants to attach to one of the two themes that start at the Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities during the autumn 2020. These are "Digital Humanities" and "Gender, Knowledge and Methodology", for more information see: www.hum.su.se/utbildning/forskarniv/forskarskolor/forskarskolor/forskarskolans-teman-och-kurser-lsret-2020-2021-1.486647.

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.

Assessment

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.

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.

The applicant should enclose a research plan which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project.

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 and regulations.

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.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

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

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.


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