Researcher in Numismatics (University of Stockholm)

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At the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.

Closing date: 16 October 2020.

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

260,000 coins from the Viking Age are recorded in Sweden. Among them are 82.000 Islamic coins, and they form an important source material for the study of the Swedish Viking-Age society. The Swedish finds are part of a larger picture in northern Europe. The aim of this project is to develop new methods and research aspects, that can increase our understanding of this material. The position is placed at the Stockholm Numismatic institute.

Main responsibilities

The position is directed towards numismatic research. The research shall deal with Islamic coins in northern Europe during the Viking Age and set them in an economic, administrative, political or social context.

Qualification requirements

Qualified to be employed as a researcher is a person who has a PhD degree in archaeology, history or another relevant subject or who has a foreign examination compatible with a PhD degree in the subject.

Assessment criteria

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

This is a half-time position for 4 months. Start date 2021-01-01 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 Jens Christian Moesgaard, telephone: +46 8 674 76 80, or via e-mail.

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, e-mail, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, e-mail, and e-mail SEKO.


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.

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 instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 16/10/2020


For application please got to the website of Stockholm University.