The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University develops the Humanities and invests in future Areas of Excellence.
The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies invites applications for the doctoral training program in Archaeology or Environmental Archaeology.
The Department for Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies conducts teaching and research in Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology, Philosophy, History, History and Education, History of Science and Ideas, Religious Studies and Theology. please visit: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-historical-philosophical-and-religious-studies/?languageId=1.
The department is interested in developing research questions with a northern focus, including circumpolar archaeology, environmental change and human interactions with nature. We particularly welcome applications related to on-going research at the department, such as Bioarchaeology, Geoarchaeology or Paleoecology. The successful candidate may choose to become part of the research group at the Environmental Archaeology Lab (visit: https://www.umu.se/en/research/infrastructure/mal/). MAL is a well-established infrastructure with excellent laboratory facilities, which engages nationally and internationally in environmental archaeology research and consultancy. The environmental archaeology group conducts research and development on, among other thing, new methods for the analysis of past environments and human activities.
Currently, the staff consists of one professor, two appointed docents, one lecturer, one research assistant, two postdocs and two PhD-students.
To be admitted to studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant must meet both general and specific eligibility requirements. General requirements: a Master’s or equivalent degree in a relevant field, having completed course requirements worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or in some other way – either in Sweden or abroad – having acquired equivalent knowledge.
In order to meet the specific eligibility requirements for admission to studies in archaeology at third-cycle level, the applicant must have completed at least 30 credits in archaeology at second-cycle level, with an independent project worth at least 15 credits. Students who have acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, either within Sweden or abroad, may be admitted for third-cycle studies after assessment.
Applicants are ranked with reference to their capacity to benefit from and complete the program. The assessment is based primarily on prior study results, with particular consideration given to essays, and the quality of the research plan and its relevance for the subject area. The assessment is also based on references and interviews, and possibly additional evaluations of the main candidates.
The degree must be completed at the latest at the end of the application period.
PhD students will mainly devote themselves to their own education at third-cycle level. Employment as a PhD student will be for the time deemed necessary for the completion of research studies at a normal rate of study, which corresponds to a full-time position for four years. An initial contract of 12 months is extended with up to two years at a time provided that the individual study plan is followed. A PhD student may to a limited extent also work with teaching and administration up to a maximum of 20 percent of full-time. The period of employment may thus be extended up to a maximum of five years. The entry level salary is 27 900 SEK and rises in three steps to 32 300 SEK.
PhD students are affiliated with the Faculty of Arts Doctoral College (visit: https://www.umu.se/en/faculty-of-arts/education/doctoral-studies/faculty-of-arts-doctoral-college/), coordinated with the PhD training program at the relevant department. The PhD studies begin at the start of the autumn semester, 31 August 2020. The place of work is Umeå University. The PhD students are expected to actively contribute to the research environment.
According to The Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 12 §2, a decision of appointment for a PhD student position may not be appealed.
The application must contain:
Your application must be registered in Umeå University’s e-recruitment system no later than 28 February 2020.
Please note: the Swedish version is the official version of this advertisement. In the case of any differences in information between this and the official version, it is the official version that is the legally correct version of the advertisement for these PhD positions.
Johan Linderholm, Assistant Director MAL
+46 90-786 79 36, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Lindström, Director of Doctoral Studies
+46 90-786 62 31, email@example.com
Jonas Nilsson, Head of Department
+46 90-786 99 90, firstname.lastname@example.org
090-786 53 65
090-786 52 96
090-786 54 31