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European climate changes during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (15,000-11,000 BP) and their human relevance (5+3), 2020-6

PhD fellowship in the field of European climate changes during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (15,000-11,000 BP) and their human relevance (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with European Research Council, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in European climate changes during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (15,000-11,000 BP) and their human relevance provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 September 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 September 2020. 

The PhD fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The PhD fellowship is advertised within the field of European climate changes during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (15,000-11,000 BP) and their human relevance.

This PhD position is part of the ERC CoG project CLIOARCH (http://cas.au.dk/en/ERC-clioarch/).

The aim of this project is to understand the influence of rapidly changing climate over Europe on human palaeodemography and culture change by performing global climate model simulations covering the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (15-11ka BP) and including the potential atmospheric forcing of the Laacher See volcanic eruption. Particular focus will be placed on (a) downscaling the resulting data to humanly relevant spatial and temporal resolution in order to produce estimates of human population densities using transform functions derived from the ethnographic record; and (b) articulating the model results as downstream input to distribution models. The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Claudia Timmreck of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, where the candidate is expected to spend some time.

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 August 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 MSO Felix Riede, School of Culture and Society,
f.riede@cas.au.dk
, Phone + 45 87 16 20 81.

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: 15 March 2020 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2020-6

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