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PhD Vacancy in Maritime Archaeology Studies – Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University (SU)

Sweden

Stockholm University invites applications for PhD students to research maritime archaeology at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Unit of Archaeology, Sweden – Oct 2021 (#PhD Vacancies)

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General Info

Position: PhD Student Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Unit of Archaeology
Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Stockholm University (SU)
Stockholm,

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Qualification Details

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 analytical ability, creativity, critical ability, 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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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 and regulations.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The announced position is based in the unit of Archaeology whose profile is archaeology based on interpretative research traditions in the wider humanities. The unit carries out research within the whole chronological field of archaeology, from the Stone Age to the present, with the Nordic area as its main geographical focus.

The position is partly financed by the Centre for Maritime Studies (CEMAS), a collaboration between Stockholm University and the National Maritime and Transport Museums. The PhD student will therefore be a part of both the archaeological research environment and the interdisciplinary maritime research environment at Stockholm University. The research shall deal with maritime archaeology; that is, the study of material traces from human relationships with sea and water in a broad sense.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: SU FV-3168-21
(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 describing (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 is the largest archaeological research environment in Sweden and is appointed as one of Stockholm University’s leading research areas. The Department consists of seven units: Archaeology, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, and Centre for Palaeogenetics.

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 Mats Burström, telephone: +46 8 16 20 95, mats.burstrom@ark.su.se or professor Andrew Jones, andrew.jones@ark.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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