Two PhD Candidates in Contemporary Archaeology at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

Just received this announcement of two PhD positions as part of the Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene research project from Bjørnar Olsen.

The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology has two full-time PhD positions vacant from September 1th, 2017 for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). The position is attached to the research project Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene.

The appointments are fixed term positions for a period of four years. Application deadline January 24, 2017, 16/9036

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publically. The candidate will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organised research training, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The successful candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme, cf. § 6 of UiT PhD regulations. Moreover, the applicant must prove English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, see PhD Regulations UiT.

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Further information about the position is available by contacting Professor Bjørnar Olsen, phone + 47 98 06 15 79, e-mail: and Head of Department Laila Johansdatter Salomonsen, phone +47 77 64 43 27, e-mail: