Lecturer in archaeology with a specialization in maritime archaeology (50 %)

at Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Closing date: 31 March 2023.
The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University consists of five sections; archaeology, archaeological science, numismatics, osteoarchaeology, classical studies, and two centers, the Center for paleogenetics and the Center for the study of cultural evolution. Both the research and the education at the Department comprise different areas and time periods.

The position is financed via the Center for Maritime Studies (CEMAS) for a period of six years. CEMAS is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums (SMTM). The purpose of the collaboration is to strengthen the maritime research field through interaction between the fields of History, Archaeology and Ethnology. Maritime archaeology is concerned with human activities connected with the sea and water. Of special interest to the CEMAS partnership is the maritime environments in the Nordic countries and northern Europe

Main responsibilities
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the CEMAS partnership and to the Department of Archaeology through research and teaching, as well as collaboration. The main duties are: To deliver high-quality teaching in maritime and historical archaeology at both undergraduate and master’s level, to contribute to course/program development, to supervise the work of students at undergraduate and master’s levels, to seek external research funding and to conduct their own research, to contribute to departmental research activities/environment and to undertake administrative duties within the department. Teaching is in Swedish or English The duties also include collaboration with SMTM which includes contributing to the joint research environment and to applications for external funding.

Qualification requirements
The applicant should have been awarded a PhD in archaeology with a specialization in maritime and historical archaeology or have the corresponding scientific competence, and should have demonstrated pedagogical skills. Pedagogical skills in the subject should be demonstrated through teaching experience in both first and second cycle education. The pedagogical skills should be well-documented in a manner which makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities.

The successful applicant must have the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise needed to perform the duties well.

Assessment criteria
Special and equal emphasis will be paid to teaching and scientific proficiency relevant to the subject.

Strong emphasis will also be placed on successfully having applied for and received research funds for projects from external research funding bodies.

Strong emphasis will also be placed on the ability to collaborate with the surrounding society and to inform about the work of research and development.

Strong emphasis will be placed on a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues.

Teaching and learning in higher education
Having completed at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge, counts as a qualification. An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, and is not deemed to have acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment.

Applicants who consider themselves to have equivalent knowledge without having undergone formal education must state in their application how the knowledge has been acquired and why it corresponds to the competence that formal education provides.

Additional information
Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department of archaeology and classical studies, Astri Muren, telephone +46 8 163213, astri.muren@su.se and the Head of archaeology, Andrew Jones, andrew.jones@ark.su.se For information about CEMAS please contact the Director, Leos Müller, 08-674 7102, leos.muller@historia.su.se For questions regarding the application process please contact Charlotte Fowler, telephone +46 8 16 29 03, charlotte.fowler@su.se .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

In case of a discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

You are welcome to apply!

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