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PhD stipend at University of Gothenburg

From: Elizabeth Ellen Peacock <elizabeth.peacock<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
PhD position in Conservation
The University of Gothenburg

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, five years including 20%
teaching and other departmental duties.

Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Conservation, Gothenburg, Sweden

First day of employment: as soon as possible

Reference number: UR 2012/1

The University of Gothenburg is one of the major universities in
Europe, with about 39 000 students and a staff of 5,700. The
academic work is organized into faculties, a majority of which are
based in the central parts of Gothenburg. Education and research are
wide ranging and of high quality--as indicated by both by high
numbers of applicants and Nobel prizes received.

The Department of Conservation at the University of Gothenburg
invites applications for a five-year PhD position in Conservation of
Cultural Heritage Objects to be based in Gothenburg. The position is
part of the faculty and the institution's efforts to strengthen
research. The connection to the Faculty of Science provides
opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and access to a
large number of both advanced and basic laboratory facilities. The
department offers professional degrees and research programs that
address cultural heritage preservation issues including: urban
environments, landscapes, buildings, gardens, handicrafts and object
conservation. At the Gothenburg campus, the department offers
university degree programs in conservation of cultural heritage
objects, building preservation and educational Sloyd. At the
Mariestad campus, programs are offered in traditional building
craftsmanship, garden craft and design, and landscape management.

Job assignments The Conservation Group in the Department of
Conservation at University of Gothenburg is participating in the
3-year Snow Patch Archaeology Research Cooperation--The effects of
climate change on vulnerable high mountain heritage environments
(SPARC) research project funded by the Research Council of Norway.
The project is coordinated by the Museum of Natural History and
Archaeology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. The University of Gothenburg
Conservation Group's participation in the research in glacial
archaeology is in the taphonomic study of the
preservation/deterioration of artefacts made of organic materials,
in particular wood, recovered from receding snow patches in Central
Norway, and in snow patch field-testing of modern materials as proxy
indicators. This work will lead to: a better understanding of the
dynamic phase of snow patch artefact taphonomy; insights into the
post-depositional snow patch environment history; and, development
of knowledge-based artefact recovery and conservation practices and

The PhD position will be part of the SPARC research initiative. It
will have a strong analytical element oriented towards a natural
science or cross-disciplinary approach that includes field studies
and/or experimental work, and be in cooperation with scientists both
inside and outside the department.

This postgraduate programme will lead to a PhD in Conservation. The
contractual period of the post is five years comprising four years
of full time study at the postgraduate level plus 20% teaching and
other departmental duties.

Eligibility: The qualifications for education on a doctoral level
are: degree in advanced level, at least 240 university points, of
which 60 are on an advanced level, or in another way acquired
similar knowledge.

Assessment: Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for
education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

The following criteria will be applied in selecting among

    Qualifications from undergraduate education
    Qualifications from postgraduate education
    The relevance of previous studies and experience to the proposed
    research area
    Assessment of the candidate's ability to undertake postgraduate
    Relevant work experience
    Ability to work in a group

Additional Information: The department welcomes applicants with a
background in conservation or natural science subject fields.


For further information please contact:

    Ola Wetterberg, Head of Department
    +46 31 786 4702

    Elizabeth E. Peacock, Professor
    +46 31 786 4712

    Labour union
    SEKO: Lennart Olsson
    +46 31 786 1137
    OFR/S: Stefan Schedin
    +46 31 786 1167
    SACO: Martin Bjorkman
    +46 31 786 3608

Closing date Apr 27, 2012

Please apply online.

Application must include:

    Complete curriculum vitae.

    Letter of motivation detailing interest in applying for the
    position, and what the applicant can bring to the SPARC project
    of experience and ideas (3-4 pages). For more information about
    the SPARC project and the PhD position's role please contact
    Elizabeth E. Peacock at the above address.

    Letters of recommendation, and names and contact details of

    Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic
    records (attested).

    Copies of publications (optional).

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent
to the following address:

    University of Gothenburg
    Box 100
    40530 Gothenburg

Reference number should be clearly stated when sending complementary

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality
and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years
after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from
the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be

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