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PhD-Scholarship in Classical Archaeology
Ansøgningsfrist: 01/04/2017

The National Museum of Denmark announces a PhD-scholarship in Classical Archaeology for the period June 15, 2017 – June 14, 2020. The PhD-scholarship is attached to the ongoing research pro-ject “Finding Old Sikyon”, which is run by the National Museum of Denmark at the Department of Ancient Cultures of Denmark and the Mediterranean in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiqui-ties in Corinth, Greece.
The candidate is expected to write a PhD in Classical Archaeology related to the project’s material, subjects and aims and to take an active part in the project, its field campaigns, their preparation and the assessment of finds and results.
The PhD-scholarship will be filled on the condition that the research permit for 2017-2019 is grant-ed by the Greek authorities. The position will be situated in and administered from Denmark and include research periods in Greece. For the research project “Finding Old Sikyon”, see:

To be qualified for a 3-years PhD employment the applicant must have a Master Degree in Classical Archaeology or similar, or at the time of application have submitted the master thesis and the thesis statement must be included in the application. Applicants should have profound experience in field archaeology in the ancient world, including excavation.

Salary and employment
Employment as PhD occurs pursuant the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement the PhD student is obliged, without further remuneration, to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours within the three-year period. The PhD study will be financed by the budget granted to the project “Finding Old Sikyon” by the Carlsberg Foundation.
Enrolment will be at the University of Copenhagen, the PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities or at the University of Aarhus, Graduate School of Arts with a principal supervisor from one of these PhD Schools. The candidate will be employed by the National Museum in the Department of An-cient Cultures of Denmark and the Mediterranean. The principal working place will be at the Na-tional Museum, but the candidate will also be part of the university’s academic environment

The National Museum is actively working to promote equality among employees and encourages all qualified, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.
The application (written in English) must include:
• A project description of max. 5 pages, which shall include a statement to the main problem areas, theoretical orientation, method and the connection to the materials in the project “Finding Old Sikyon”
• CV
• Diploma with declaration of completed university studies
• List of publications (if any)
• Schedule of Work
• Master thesis or equivalent
• Confirmation from principal supervisor
Written works should not be included, but must be made available if required.
The application must be sent via our electronic recruitment system on our website:
Application shall be at the National Museum no later than 1st April 2017.
Further information can be obtained from: Head of the Danish side of the project “Finding Old Sikyon”, Senior researcher, Dr. Silke Müth-Frederiksen, Tel. +45 4120 6107, e-mail:; Head of Research and Collections, Bodil Bundgaard Rasmussen, Tel.: +45 4120 6100; e-mail:; or Research coordinator Birgit Rønne; Tel..+45 4120 6014; e-mail:
About PhD at the National Museum:

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