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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in archaeology at the Stockholm University, Sweden 2022


Postdoctoral Fellow Position is available for doctoral degree candidates in archaeology, science archaeology, osteoarcheology, or classical studies at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies

Stockholm University (SU), Sweden


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Qualification Details

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria The degree in archaeology, science archaeology, osteoarchaeology or classical studies should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research proficiency demonstrated through the applicant’s own original research and scientific publications. Great emphasis will also be given to the proposed research plan. Furthermore, experiences in initiating, planning and managing research will be considered. The applicant must have proven ability to cooperate with colleagues and otherwise be suitable to fulfil the position. Knowledge in Swedish or another Scandinavian language is also a merit.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is mainly directed towards research and initiations of externally financed research projects. In addition, the holder is expected to participate in teaching and supervision of students (maximum 20 %) on basic and/or advanced levels.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: SU FV-0838-22

Application Procedure

Apply for the 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 job 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 with name, email, and phone number

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (maximum 20.000 characters including spaces, but not including any references to literature)
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University is the largest archaeological environment in Sweden. It consists of seven sections: Archaeology, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, and Centre for Palaeogenetics.

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Note or Other details

The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement.

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

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected], Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected], and [email protected] (SEKO).

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Contact details

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Astri Muren, telephone: +46 8 16 33 06, [email protected], or Deputy Head of Department, Professor Jan Apel, telephone: +46 8 16 34 10, [email protected].

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