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2 PhD Vacancies in Archaeology Studies – Archaeological Research Lab, Sweden – Oct 21

Stockholm University (SU)

Sweden

Stockholm University invites applications for 2 PhD vacancies based in the unit of the Archaeological Research Laboratory which deals with archaeology where natural scientific methods at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Researcher Job
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Unit of the Archaeological Research Laboratory
Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Stockholm University (SU)
Stockholm,

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Qualification Details

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 scientific 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. 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
  • 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The two announced positions are based in the unit of the Archaeological Research Laboratory which deals with archaeology where natural scientific methods together with relevant theories are applied to important archaeological questions. One of the positions is appointed towards the use of isotopic methods, focused on oxygen isotopes in relation to climate. The other position will be focused on the application of geophysical methods in archaeology, more precisely the use of ground penetrating radar, and field archaeology.

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
  • Completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies).

ABILITY TO COLABORATE

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.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: SU FV-3263-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • 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 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

About the Department

The Department of Archaeology 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.

About the Employer: Stockholm University (SU)

Terms of employment 

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.

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Contact details

For more information, please contact Professor Kerstin Lidén, telephone: +46 8 16 21 64, kerstin.liden@arklab.su.se.

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.seseko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

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