Postdoctoral Fellow in Numismatics

1 September 2017 or as per agreement
Stockholm (Sweden)

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies consists of six sections: Archaeology, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution. At the department, research is conducted in several different fields and the study programmes have a wide disciplinary profile.
The Numismatic research group with a professorship in numismatics and monetary history, established in 1979, is fully funded with funds from the Gunnar Ekström Foundation for numismatic research. The group consists of the professorship, as well as an editorial secretary (75 %). The operation is mainly focused on the 700,000 coins from the beginning of our era to the end of the 1700s that have been found in Sweden.

Project description
The employment is partly financed by the Gunnar Ekström Foundation for Numismatic Research. The position is placed at the Stockholm Numismatic institute.

Main responsibilities
The position is full-time for two years, and is mainly directed towards research, and the holder can be expected to participate in some teaching, maximum 20 % as required by the employer. The research shall deal with coinage and/or coin circulation in northern Europe during the Viking Age, Middle Ages or Modern period (c. 800-1700) and set it in an economic, administrative, political or social context.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.
Basis for the assessment will be the applicant’s academic ability as demonstrated through her/his own knowledge of the material and original research and scientific publications within the area and period which the research will deal with. We will especially consider the research plan for the position, where the applicant will outline her/his intentions of the employment.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2017-09-01 or as per agreement.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Kenneth Jonsson, telephone: +46 867477 55, or via e-mail.

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and e-mail (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking here. 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.

Please include the following information with your application:


  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2-3 references
  • and, in addition, please include the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV: degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
  • why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
  • why and how you wish to complete the project 
  • what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available here.

Closing date: 15 May 2017.

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