Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Osteoarchaeology
Stockholm University Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Sweden

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Osteoarchaeology, specialized in Human Osteoarchaeology Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-4055-20

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at Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Closing date: 15 December 2020.

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies consists of seven units: Archaeology, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution and Centre of Palaeogenetics. Within the department research and teaching are conducted in many different fields.

Subject/subject description

Osteoarchaeology is a subject within the department where students gain special competence in the study of archaeological skeletal finds. The unit's education is broad and students are trained in both human and animal osteoarchaeology. The unit conducts teaching and both basic and specialized research on e.g. human living conditions in the past, bioarchaeology, palaeopathology, ethics, subsistence economics, human-animal relations, fauna history and taphonomy. With the new position the Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory aims to further deepen and broaden research and education in the study of human remains in the field of osteoarchaeology.

Main responsibilities

The main responsibility involves teaching and supervision in the first, second and third cycles, research as well as administration. The teaching will mainly concern human osteoarchaeology, but the senior lecturer will be expected to also participate in teaching in zooarchaeology, taphonomy, and other fields.

Qualification requirements

Eligible applicants for the position of Senior Lecturer should have teaching expertise and hold a PhD or equivalent. The pedagogical skills must be demonstrated through teaching at both basic and advanced level, where the applicant's performance must be well documented to enable an assessment of the quality of pedagogical activity and educational development.

A general assessment criterion is the ability to work with other people, as well as other general abilities required to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special emphasis will be given to research and teaching proficiency in human osteoarchaeology, which will be weighted equally. Great emphasis will also be given to experience in teaching and supervising students on all levels as well as the ability to publish internationally and to obtain external funding. Great emphasis will be given the ability to develop courses and to general educational development. Great emphasis will also be given to administrative skills, community interaction and research information. 

Teaching and learning in higher education

It is a merit to have completed at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education or to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. 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.

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Kerstin Lidén, tfn 08-16 21 64, kerstin.liden@arklab.su.se or Professor László Bartosiewicz, telephone +46 8 16 49 19, e-mail: laszlo.bartosiewicz@ofl.su.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Kenneth Hjalmarsson, telephone: +46 8 16 21 30, kenneth.hjalmarsson@su.se.

Union representatives

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

Application

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. Please note that only submitted works written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish will be reviewed by the assessors.

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholms universitet bidrar till det hållbara demokratiska samhällets utveckling genom kunskap, upplysning och sanningssökande.

Closing date: 15/12/2020

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