Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology
Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology at the University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway
Ref. no.: 17-2322
Application date: 18th of august 2017
One Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) within Forager Dwellings and Demography is available in the Department of History and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the research group SARG and the project Stone Age Demographics: Multi-Scale Exploration of Population Variations and Dynamics.
The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of four years.
The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publically. The candidate will be affiliated with the Faculty's organised research training, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.
The successful candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD program, cf. § 6 of UiT PhD regulations. Moreover, the applicant must prove English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, see PhD Regulations UiT.
The Department of History and Religious Studies is one of five departments at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. The department has 24 permanent academic positions, of which 6 are in archaeology. The department currently has four PhD students and two postdoctors in archaeology, and two more PhD students in archaeology soon to come. The academic staff of the department teaches and supervises students in archaeology, history, religious studies and theology at all levels from bachelor to PhD. The department hosts 11 different research groups.
The research group SARG (Sub-Arctic Stone Age Research Group) provides a joint forum for researchers working on hunter-gatherer archaeology in northern Norway and adjacent areas. While the group deals with any issue pertaining to these societies, the main focus is on demographic fluctuations and settlement variability, regional and inter-regional mobility and cultural transmission and social networks. SARG organises both local seminars and international workshops regularly. SARG also hosts research projects, including Stone Age Demographics: Multi-scale Exploration of Population Variations and Dynamics funded by the Research Council of Norway. The group includes eight local researchers and two PhDs as well as several external associates.
The appointed Doctoral Research Fellowship must have her/his daily workplace at the UiT, campus Tromsø.
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