The comparative archaeology and history of early urban networks (5+3)

PhD fellowship in the field of The comparative archaeology and history of early urban networks (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in The comparative archaeology and history of early urban networks provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 December 2017 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 December 2017.

The PhD fellowship will be financed by Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University.

PhD project focusing on the economic and social development of urban networks in Antiquity and the Middle Ages in a comparative perspective. The work should involve “High Definition” comparative analyses of materials, assemblages and/or textual sources, aiming to characterise the evolution and dynamics of urban sites and networks.

The work should preferably involve materials from one or more sites currently targeted by UrbNet fieldwork projects in Northern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and/or East Africa, but it may also include further sites and regions. Please consult our webpage and contact core-group members for more information on current field projects in the centre. We are in particular interested in projects which intellectually challenge ways of seeing development and that go across regions and time in order to move forward methodological and theoretical considerations within the framework of UrbNet’s interests.

Applications should be discussed and developed in collaboration with one or more potential supervisors in the UrbNet core group. Please contact us as soon as possible for further information.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme History, Archaeology and Classical Studies.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Communication and Culture’s research programme:
http://cc.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 30 November 2017

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3-programme-and-part-b-of-the-4-4-programme/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at History, Archaeology and Classical Studies:  http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/contacts/

For further information, please contact professor Rubina Raja, Urbnet, Rubina.raja@cas.au.dk, Phone + 45 8716 2047 / 4087 8423.

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/application-guide/

 

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2017 at 23.59 CET
Reference number: 2017-17

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.