Vacant Positions

Published Dec. 6, 2017 8:50 AM
Published Oct. 17, 2017 2:09 PM

 A vacancy as Associate professor (SKO 1011) in Nordic Medieval art is available at the Department of Archaeology, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.

The position is twofold, where 50 % is allocated to research and 50 % is allocated to museum work (administrative tasks included). Aside from research obligations, the position will offer a variety of tasks connected to the documentation and management of the museum collections, work with exhibitions, consultancy and dissemination.

Click here to read more.

Published Oct. 11, 2017 9:52 AM

No (e)scape?

Towards a Relational Archaeology of Man, Nature, and Thing in the Aegean Bronze Age

23–25 March 2018

Conference for postgraduate archaeologists (Master students or Phd candidates) in Heidelberg. 

The conference is called "No e-scape?" and is associated with relational archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age. The accommodation costs will be provided by the organizer. 

The deadline for Abstracts is November 19.

Click here to read the full Call for papers.

Or visit the University of Heidelberg web page:

Published Sep. 22, 2017 3:36 PM

Humanistiska fakulteten ved Göteborgs universitet utlyser en stilling som doktorand i ett av humanistiska fakultetens forskerutdanningemner.

Se nettside for mer informasjon:

Published Sep. 12, 2017 11:12 AM

The Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change is announcing a new funding opportunity for transnational proposals: Heritage in Changing Environments Call. The Heritage call will support well-defined, transnational, interdisciplinary and collaborative researchand development projects that maximise the value and impact of research outcomes by promoting the Exchange with policy makers, businesses and commercial enterprises, the broader Heritage sector, voluntary and community groups and the general public.

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Published Sep. 6, 2017 1:57 PM

Den nordiske forskerskolen i arkeologi, Dialogues with the Past, utlyser fem kvalifiseringsstipend til museumsansatte som ønsker å skrive en ph.d.-søknad. Søknadsfrist er 15.oktober, 2017.

Published June 26, 2017 12:27 PM

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in literature, history, history of ideas, philosophy, critical heritage studies or art history pertaining to Rome or Italy is available at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo. The position is available for a period of 3 years.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the Institute and contribute to its development.

Read more about the Post-Doctoral Research fellowship here

Application Deadline: September 1 2017.

Published May 5, 2017 12:35 PM

A position of Associate Professor in Archaeology is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The holder of the position is expected to initiate and lead research within the archaeology of Stone Age hunter-gatherers and the Early Neolithic, supervise PhD candidates, to participate in teaching, field courses and in exam setting and evaluation at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.

Read more about the position here.

Application deadline: August 1, 2017

Published Mar. 9, 2017 9:13 AM

The Department of Archaeology is seeking qualified and highly motivated research talents for two doctoral fellowships (SKO 1017) within the field of Nordic Archaeology.

The Department of Archaeology is managing Norway’s largest collections of Nordic antiquities, medieval art and runic inscriptions and is responsible for the management of cultural monuments and rock art of ten counties in southeastern Norway, according to the Cultural Heritage Act. Each year, the Department carries out c. 50-60 excavations. With a current staff of 60 archaeologists, the Department has expertise in most archaeological periods and subject matters and with a particularly large milieu in Mesolithic and Viking Age archaeology.

We seek candidates with the potential to mobilize the Museum’s collections and use material from management excavations in their research, while at the same time aiming at methodological and theoretical sophistication. The ability for a broad and innovative academic scope will be accentuated in the evaluation of the candidates. The University of Oslo encourages international mobility, projects with plans for international mobility are welcomed.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2017.

Published Mar. 6, 2017 2:53 PM

Riksantikvaren har i 2017 1,2 mill. kroner til å støtte forsknings- og utviklingsprosjekter. Det kan søkes om støtte i størrelsesordenen mellom kr. 200 000,- og kr. 500 000,-. Hvis prosjektets totale kostnadsramme går utover kr. 500 000,- forutsettes det også annen delfinansiering.

Riksantikvaren vil tildele midler til prosjekter med tema som ligger innenfor forskningsbehov som Riksantikvaren har definert for perioden 2016 til 2021.

Riksantikvaren har prioritert forskningsbehovene i fire temaområder med konkrete behov knyttet til hvert tema:

- Kulturminner, kulturmiljøer og landskap i møte med klima- og miljøutfordringer

- Kulturminnenes samfunnsbetydning og samfunnsbidrag

- Forvaltningsmodeller og virkemiddelbruk

- De fysiske kulturminnene

For utdypning av de konkrete behovene knyttet til hvert tema, se Riksantikvarens hjemmesider.

Les mer her.

Søknadsfrist: 15. mars 2017.

Published Mar. 6, 2017 10:50 AM

Five Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) are available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo. One of the fellowships is earmarked for archaeology, and three are earmarked for history; the one remaining has no specific earmarking.

Applicants must submit a project description within one of the research areas briefly described on this web page.

Read more about the position here.

Application Deadline: 20 April 2017.

Published Mar. 6, 2017 10:36 AM

Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning (NIKU) ønsker å satse på fagfeltet middealderarkeologi- og kulturhistorie og søker med dette en forsker til avdeling for arkeologi. Stillingen er i utgangspunktet på 3 år, med mulighet for forlengelse, evt. fast ansettelse.

Arkeologisk avdeling gjennomfører arkeologiske undersøkelser i de norske middelalderbyene, i tillegg til undersøkelser ved middelalderske kirker, kirkegårder, kloster- og borganlegg. De har også ansvar for kulturlagsovervåkning i og utenfor middelalderbyene. Avdelingens forskningsaktiviteter kretser hovedsakelig rundt middelalderarkeologi, kulturlagsovervåkning og historisk arkeologi, alt fra sen vikingtid opp til vår egen tidsalder.

Les mer om stillingen her.

Søknadsfrist: 31.03.2017.

Published Mar. 6, 2017 10:19 AM

The NTNU University Museum is seeking a highly qualified, ambitious and motivated candidate for a PhD position in Iron age/Viking age archaeology specializing in archaeological human genetics. The position is available from the 1st of June 2017.

The position is for 4 years and it will devote 25% of the period to required duties in agreement with the department, usually in the form of teaching, public outreach or work in the Museum’s collections. This will be detailed in your employee contract if applicable.

Read more about the position here.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2017.

Published Feb. 17, 2017 11:45 AM

University of Copenhagen, The Saxo Insitute & Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. April 20-21, 2017.

Keynote speakers:

Lars Højer (Københavns Universitet)

Vincent Miller (University of Kent)

Þóra Pétursdóir (Centre for Advanced Studies, Oslo)

Dylan Trigg (University College Dublin)

Published Feb. 6, 2017 1:19 PM

The project “Finding Old Sikyon”, which is run in collaboration by the National Museum of Denmark and the Ephorate of Antiquities in Corinth and is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation, invites applications for a full-time PhD position from June 15, 2017 for 3 years. The position will be situated in Greece.

The candidate is expected to write a PhD in Classical Archaeology related to the project’s materials, subjects and aims and to take an active and responsible part in the project, its field campaigns, their preparation and the assessment of finds and results.

Applicants must have acquired (or need to acquire until April 30, 2017 at the latest) a Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology with above-average grades. They should have profound experience in field archaeology in the ancient world, including excavation. Excellent academic language skills in Greek and English are requisite, and preferably also good skills in one or more other European languages. Applicants should be good team players, ready to work in an international context and be highly motivated for versatile and innovative archaeological work.

Read more about the PhD position here.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Published Feb. 1, 2017 10:29 AM

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in archaeology is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The PhD project will be positioned within the field of archaeology in southern Africa. The project should have an empirical basis in prehistory (Middle/Late Iron Age), historical archaeology, ethnoarchaeology or contemporary archaeology in the region. It is required that the theme for the proposed project is within the time period of the last thousand years, from the turn to the second millennium AD to the present. The project description must be theoretically and methodologically sophisticated. It is a clear advantage if the proposed project is interdisciplinary in scope and approach, e.g. towards material science, history, anthropology, geography, ecology or technology studies.

Read more about the position here.

Application Deadline: 20. March 2017

Published Jan. 19, 2017 10:14 AM

This course is offered as a part of the Doctoral School in the Humanities by the Department of Ethnology, History of Religion and Gender Studies in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies and the Department of History. The course is held in April 2017.

This course takes as its starting point the material and sensual experiences of bodies in action: working, moving, learning bodies. It explores current approaches across a range of humanities disciplines which put a new focus on material engagment, how meanings emerge through practice, and embodied experience as a basis for understanding society.

Lectures will be drawn from history, archaeology, and gender studies. The course includes a practical element through workshops with practitioners of a bodily performance discipline; and with a skilled craft-worker, such as a smith.

Read more about the course and apply here.

Published Jan. 19, 2017 9:59 AM

The program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University announces a postdoctoral position in any area of cultural heritage and/or preservation studies, with some preference for applicants working on critical heritage theory, methods, and ethics.

The candidate is expected to teach one course per semester in a heritage or preservation topic and provide support to other programmatic courses in CHAPS as needed. In addition, the candidate will work closely with the director of CHAPS to provide support for other activities such as the organization of workshops/conferences and grant-writing. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by September 1, 2017. 

The appointment carries a twelve-month salary commensurate with research experience and is eligible for renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance. 

Read more about the position here.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Published Jan. 19, 2017 9:50 AM

Applications for a full time Research Associate to support the work of the AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow are being sought.

The researcher will undertake a series of specific, focused desktop research assignments, contributing to the authorship of papers and reports on a diverse range of heritage related topics and themes. The post holder will work closely with the Executive Assistant to the AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow to provide communications and media support and to assist with the intellectual design and logistical support of a series of planned events, workshops, conferences and symposia.

The post is available for up to 36 months, ending 31 December 2019, in the first instance.

Read more about the position here.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2017.

Published Jan. 19, 2017 9:42 AM

The McDonald Institute invites applications for the second Renfrew Fellowship in Archaeology, to be held in association with a Research Fellowship at Fitzwilliam College. The successful applicant will take up the Fellowship on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This three-year postdoctoral Fellowship will consist of a stipend at Research Associate level (£29,301 - £38,183), while Fitzwilliam College will provide rent-free accommodation plus associated benefits. An allowance of £6000 p.a. will be provided for a Fellow who wishes to live out. In addition, the Fellow will be entitled to up to £2000 p.a. research expenses and the opportunity to apply through open competition for up to £5000 p.a. for fieldwork or other research funds from the D. M. McDonald Grants and Awards Fund.

Applicants must have been awarded their PhD a maximum of 7 years prior to the closing date shown below, and have had their PhD successfully examined by the same date. They should propose an intellectually innovative, well-focussed research project within any field of archaeology, broadly construed.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Read more about the position here.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Published Jan. 13, 2017 3:21 PM

SUNY Buffalo seeks a Post-doctoral Scholar (PS) for its interdisciplinary Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA).

During a 10 month tenure, the PS teaches one graduate seminar (preferably on the topic of the symposium), organizes a symposium, and edits a subsequent volume reflecting IEMA’s focus on post-Pleistocene European and Mediterranean anthropological and classical archaeology.

Application letter, vitae, list of references, and 3-page description of proposed symposium topic, including intended invitees, must be received by March 6, 2017 for an August 2017 start, pending final budgetary approval. Email application or inquiries to IEMA Director:

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Published Jan. 12, 2017 3:32 PM

The research training group ‘Value and equivalence. The genesis and transformation of values from an archaeological and anthropological perspective’, funded by the German Research Foundation, offers 2 postdoctoral positions (fixed-term of 2 years, full-time) starting 1st of March, 2017.

Applicants have completed their PhD with outstanding results in one of the subjects represented at the Research Training Group, and with a topic related to the research scope of the group. Applications from candidates with a specialization on Roman Archaeology are especially welcome.

Read more about the position here.

Application Deadline: January 22, 2017.

Published Jan. 12, 2017 3:21 PM

Think Global, Act Local! The Transformation of Spatial Interaction and Material Culture in Beaker Contexts of the 3rd Millennium BC in Europe.

The 3rd millennium BC in Europe is a period showing a new quality in the transregional distribution of material culture. What is more, there is a more marked duality between the fragmented pattern of local styles and the new overarching trans-regional elements of material culture, most notably expressed in archaeological terms by the Bell Beaker and Corded Ware phenomena. In this workshop, we want to explore the background of this new quality.

Papers (20 minutes oral presentation or A0 poster) on all aspects of Corded Ware or Bell Beaker research are welcome.

Papers can be given in English (preferred), German or French.

Please send your proposal before 31st of January to Jos Kleijne:

Costs per participant: €40 (student fee €20) to cover expenses. For six scholars who come from far away, a travel stipend (max. €300) can be provided. Applications for this stipend can also be sent to Jos Kleijne.

Read more about the workshop here and here.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Published Jan. 3, 2017 12:59 PM

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for two positions of Graduate Fellowship leading to a Ph.D. and one Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1st, 2017.

Read more about the positions here.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Published Dec. 15, 2016 3:41 PM

The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology has two full-time PhD positions vacant from September 1th, 2017 for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). The position is attached to the research project Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene. The appointments are fixed term positions for a period of four years.

The research area of the PhD candidates is contemporary archaeology, broadly defined, and the objective of the new positions is to contribute to the building of a dynamic and internationally leading research environment in contemporary archaeology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Read more here

Application Deadline: January 24, 2017