Lund University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's
top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than
8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts
to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and
carries out large and varied work within research and education with the
purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have
around 700 employees and around 4000 students.
The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University is one of
the oldest and largest archaeology departments in Sweden, and one of the top
100 in the world according to the QS World University Ranking. We provide a
lively environment for research and teaching and have done so since 1805.
The department covers four subjects: Classical Archaeology and Ancient
History, Archaeology, Historical Archaeology and Historical Osteology. The
subjects cooperate with each other, while having different backgrounds with
respect to history of ideas and are working partly with different source
materials, methods and theoretical perspectives. This is the department's
strength from both a research and education perspective. Our students
therefore often choose to combine our different subjects in their studies in
order to obtain a personalised degree.
About the subject
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History is the study of the Mediterranean
cultures in the historical period of Antiquity. Emphasis is on the cultures of
Greece and Rome, during the early historical and prehistorical periods, as
well as the links between these cultures and those in Egypt, Western Asia and
Europe north of the Alps. The subject is multidisciplinary in nature and
offers various disciplinary and theoretical approaches. A basic tenet of the
subject is that is covers the study of both materials and texts.
The research in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History currently being
conducted at Lund University addresses several different areas but deals
primarily with the history, religion, art, architecture and material culture
of the Greco-Roman Mediterranean world, from the Archaic period to the early
imperial period, as well as broader cultural and societal phenomena and
We are now announcing a vacancy for a two-year position as a postdoc
researcher in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. With this
appointment, we aim to develop the research environment at the division for
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and to reinforce the subject's
research profile over the long term.
During the two-year period, the postdoc will be expected to conduct
independent research that opens up contact interfaces with the other
researchers at the division and provides opportunities for exchange of
knowledge and collaboration. We are looking for intradisciplinary and
interdisciplinary expertise and skills that complement and enrich the research
and teaching environment at the department. In addition, the postdoc will work
with strategic research applications that benefit both their own research
profile and that of the subject. This work is mainly to be done at the
department and to enable active scholarly exchange and collaboration.
Teaching, supervision and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20
% of the position.
The candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. or an international degree deemed
equivalent not more than three years before the application deadline. If the
degree was awarded earlier, the candidate must provide certificates of
parental leave, illness or similar reasons for leave in the application.
Excellent and documented English language skills are a requirement.
The grounds for assessment are a good ability to develop and conduct high-
quality research, and teaching skills. The main criterion for a postdoctoral
fellowship is research expertise. In all other respects, the assessment will
be based on the requirements specified for the post. As documentation for the
assessment of qualifications, applicants are to submit a project plan of the
research they intend to carry out during their appointment. Only applicants
whose research plan and previous work could strengthen the research team and
the project as a whole will be considered for the position of postdoc.
Desirable qualifications in descending order of importance:
Doctoral degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (or
Documented experience of combining archaeological and written sources
Documented ability to collaborate
The application must include:
A CV and copy of the Ph.D. degree.
A list of publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers).
A signed plan of no more than 1500 words (not including list of
references) of the research project the candidate intends to pursue
during the fellowship
The research plan is to contain a description of:
Aim and research question.
Theory and method.
Relation to the international research front including the most important
international work in the field of research.
Schedule and expected results.
The applicant's qualifications and competence to conduct the project.
The applicant is responsible for making sure that the application is
complete in accordance with the instructions above and for submitting it to
the University by the application deadline through the recruitment portal.
The appointment is a fixed-term position for a maximum of two years and is
full time in accordance with “Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoc”
between labour market parties dated 4 September 2008 (Swedish Agency for
Government Employers, OFRs, SACO-S and SEKO).
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 February 2022 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2021/2467
Martin Hansson, Head of Department,
https:// www. ark.lu.se/en/person/MartinHansson/
Henrik Gerding, Professor, https:// www. ark.lu.se/en/person/HenrikGerding/
Johanna Johansson, Faculty coordinator,
https: // www. ht.lu.se/en/person/JohannaJohansson/
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 01.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET
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