The flow of archaeological materials (5+3)

PhD fellowship in the field of the flow of archaeological materials (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with Centre for Urban Network Evolution (UrbNet), invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in the flow of archaeological materials provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 September 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 September 2017. 

The PhD fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

PhD project focusing on the flow of archaeological materials, and how these may contribute to chart the evolution and dynamics of urban networks in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Materials may include glass, metals, ceramics or organic materials.

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 seeking projects which involve contextual “High Definition” archaeological studies in combination with scientific investigations, preferably in collaboration with the UrbNet centre team. Furthermore, we are interested in projects which may span several regions and/or periods in order to push methodological and theoretical considerations within the UrbNet framework forward.

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:

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme:

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts:

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:


5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must enclose documentation stating that you have submitted your Master’s thesis for assessment by the deadline for application, and you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 August 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:



If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at History, Archaeology and Classical Studies:

For further information, please contact Professor Rubina Raja, School of Communication and Culture,, Phone + 45 8716 2047 / +45 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:


Deadline for applications: 15 March 2017 at 23.59 CET
Reference number: 2017-5

During the assessments, AU can conduct interviews with selected applicants.