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Ph.D. Position in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the Uppsala University, Sweden 2022


Ph.D. Position in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History is available for a master’s degree in Classical archaeology and/or Ancient History at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Uppsala University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive. The successful candidate will have a solid academic background and training in Classical archaeology and/or Ancient History (“Classics”) and have completed a Master degree (or equivalent) in the discipline.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As a postgraduate student, you are expected to do course work, author a PhD thesis, and actively participate in the activities of the department. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments, amounting to no more than 20% of full-time employment. In such a case, the employment is extended to a corresponding extent.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: UFV-PA 2022/662

Application Procedure

Your application should include:

  1. a brief CV (max. 3 pp.),
  2. a statement outlining your proposed research, incl. question(s), state of art, method(s), sources, and relevance (max. 5 pp.),
  3. a letter of motivation explaining why you want to pursue PhD studies (max. 2 pp.); (d)
  4. contact information to two reference persons,
  5. an examined writing sample (.e.g. Master thesis or equivalent),
  6. copies of diplomas or equivalent documentation of eligibility and academic qualifications.

In addition to basic eligibility, equal weight will be placed on the originality of the proposed research, the extent to which it aligns with the department’s research profile, and how well the applicant is judged to be able to complete the tasks within the employment period. Minor practical evaluations may be carried out during the recruitment process.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History is ranked as number 1 in Sweden and 48 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2021. The department offers teaching in Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and Ancient history, Egyptology, Osteology, and Global Environmental History in close collaboration between the disciplines. The department has staff and students both in Uppsala and in Visby on the island of Gotland.

The department has an integrated research profile with competence within a series of transdisciplinary themes which include, for instance, the archaeology of cult; urban societies, conflict and power studies; historical ecology; and critical cultural heritage studies. The department is also a leading center for GIS-driven landscape analysis and cooperates with other departments at Uppsala University, other universities, and governmental bodies. In many ways, archaeology lies at the crossroads between the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Reseach in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the department encompasses all periods from the Bronze Age to the Late Antique period. The researchers and teachers have a broad competence, but mainly do research on religion, environmental history, foodways and resource management, as well as Aegean prehistory

Read more about the research at the department .

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

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Note or Other details

About the PhD programme The PhD collective is one of the most vital assets of the department. Read more about our view on the PhD programme and the regulations and policy documents that govern it

About the employment The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date September 1st 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.



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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: Karl-Johan Lindholm, Head of Department, ([email protected]).

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