Job: Post doctoral position in Cultural Heritage, Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg

Post doctor in Cultural Heritage
The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Two years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Departement of Historical Studies, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As soon as possible
Reference number: PER 2015/11
Subject area
Cultural heritage
Specific subject description
Cultural heritage is the reworking of the past in the present. It is an expanding field of research, which is reflected in the Critical Heritage Studies project at the University of Gothenburg ( This will form a stimulating environment for the research fellow, who will be based at the Department of Historical Studies.
Job assignments
The fellowship will last for at most two years during which time the fellow will execute his or her own research plan within the field of Cultural Heritage Sudies. The fellow is expected to devote 80% of full-time to research. 20% of the fellow’s time is to be reserved for infrastructural functions for the department including teaching, seminars and grant proposals. The fellow is expected to spend most of the time immersed in the research environment of the department
A doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor. The doctoral thesis should be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since the postdoctor position is designed to give new PhDs the opportunity to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, priority will be given to those whose doctoral degree was granted within 3 years of the application closing date. Since the Department of Historical Studies contains the disciplines of Archaeology, History, and Ancient History and Classical Archaeology the candidate shall have a doctoral degree in of these disciplines or corresponding competence.
In selecting candidates for the research fellowship position,particular emphasis will be given to scientific expertise documented through prior research and the candidate’s proposed research plan.
For further information please contact:
Håkan Karlsson, Professor
Closing date 2015-02-26
Appointment Procedure
Please apply online.
Applications must include
Cover letter
CV, incl. list of publications
Two references
Copy of doctoral diploma
Research plan (maximum five pages)
Maximum five scientific publications (incl. doctoral thesis)
Complimentary documents not available digitally should be sent to the following address – in two copies:
Christer Flodin
Department of Historical studies
University of Gothenburg
Lundgrensgatan 5
S-412 56 Gothenburg
The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.
Salary is determined on an individual basis.
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