One doctoral studentship in Archaelogy within the research area of Historical Studies, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS)

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    Södertörn University
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    15/02/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Sweden › Huddinge


Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

Archaeology focuses on human beings and their culture and society, from ancient times to the present day. Using material remains as their primary source material, archaeologists interpret what life was like at different times and in different cultural contexts. Archaeology at Södertörn University also emphasises a critical perspective and the importance of relating archaeology to current societal issues. Archaeological research is thus not only about the past, but entails equal emphasis on the understanding of people as cultural beings. One specialisation offered at Södertörn University is maritime archaeology, as the MARIS research institute is able to support new projects in a range of ways. For more information, please click here (English version) or click here (Swedish version).

General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Archaeology (English version) or Swedish version.

Historical Studies is a research area in the humanities in which aspects of society, culture and heritage are studied from different perspectives. The area is characterised by an empirical and theoretical focus on social and cultural change and long time perspectives. Historical Studies includes five subject areas for doctoral studies: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas, and the Study of Religions. For more information about Historical Studies, please click here (English version).

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea Region or Eastern Europe, because the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University. This region comprises the Baltic Sea, the states surrounding it, and post-Communist Central, South and East Europe. Research relating exclusively to Sweden or Swedish conditions cannot be funded. However, funding may be granted for research concerning Sweden or countries entirely outside the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe, as part of comparative studies where there is a legitimate scholarly reason.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification,
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)
The specific entry requirements are:
The specific entry requirements are fulfilled by a student who has passed courses worth at least 90 credits in Archaeology, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits, or who has acquired the equivalent knowledge abroad or through previous studies.

Admission and employment

This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2021
Information about admission regulations (including selection criteria) and third-cycle education at Södertörn University (English version) or Swedish version.

Further information

Martin Wottle, Chairperson, Historical Studies, martin.wottle@sh.se

Helena Bergman, Director of Studies, Historical Studies, helena.bergman@sh.se

Archaeology: Johan Rönnby, johan.ronnby@sh.se and Kerstin Cassel, kerstin.cassel@sh.se

Florence Fröhlig, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), florence.frohlig@sh.se

Human Resources Officer: Marianne Mosesson, marianne.mosesson@sh.se

Application procedure

Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link "ansök" (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application may be written in English or Swedish and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position
  • Bachelor’s essay and dissertation at second-cycle level in archaeology or the equivalent.
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Historical Studies and studies of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe must be clear.
  • two references, with contact details.

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please note that one copy of everything submitted in association with your application will be kept on file at Södertörn University for two years after the post has been filled, in accordance with a directive from the Swedish National Archives.

Application deadline: 15 February 2021 at 23:59

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Welcome with your application!

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: Karin Magnusson, tel: +46 8 608 41 75, karin.magnusson@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

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