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New cultural taxonomies for the European Final Palaeolithic (15,000-11,000 cal BP), (5+3), 2019-14

PhD fellowship in the field of New cultural taxonomies for the European Final Palaeolithic (15,000-11,000 cal BP), (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the European Research Council, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in New cultural taxonomies for the European Final Palaeolithic (15,000-11,000 cal BP) provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 February 2020 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 February 2020. 

The PhD fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The PhD fellowship is advertised within the field of New cultural taxonomies for the European Final Palaeolithic (15,000-11,000 cal BP).

The cultural taxonomy of the European Final Palaeolithic is in crisis. As part of CLIOARCH’s work package II, the aim of this PhD project is to test old and derive new cultural taxonomies for the European Final Palaeolithic/earliest Mesolithic (15-11ka BP) using cultural evolutionary theory and attendant computational methods. Drawing in part on previously amassed data as well as data collected by CLIOARCH members and the PhD student, focus will be placed on (a) 2D and/or 3D geometric morphometric methods for artefact recording; and (b) phylogenetic methods for constructing taxonomies.

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://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

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

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/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 Culture and Society, 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 Culture and Society, 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 Culture and Society’s research programme:
http://cas.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 31 January 2020.

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://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://phd.arts.au.dk/financing/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3/

 

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://phd.arts.au.dk/about-us/contact/

For further information, please contact Professor with special responsibilities Felix Riede, School of Culture and Society, f.riede@cas.au.dk, Phone + 45 8716 2081.

The application must be submitted in English.

All applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an 'English B level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium'). Please see this page for further information: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/english-test/  

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://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/how-to-apply/

 

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2019 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2019-14

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