professor archaeology


Lund Univ.







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Professor of Archaeology
Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History conducts research and education in four subjects: archeology, historical archeology, historical osteology and Classical Studies. The subjects have different backgrounds with respect to history of ideas and are working partly with different source materials, methods and theoretical perspectives. The department conducts interdisciplinary research and participates in several international projects.

Lund University hereby announces a vacancy for the position of Professor of Archaeology located until further notice within the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Ref. no: PA 2108/4350

First day of employment: 1 January 2020 or by agreement.

For questions concerning the position, contact: Martin Hansson, Head of Department (tel +46 222 7939, Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!) or Fredrik Ekengren, Director of Studies (+46 222 7936 Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).

For questions concerning employment and salaries, contact: Lena Kandefelt, Head of Human Resources (+46 222 7224, Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University is one of the oldest and largest departments of archaeology in Sweden, and one of the top 100 in the world according to the QS World University Ranking.

We offer a vital environment for research and education and have done so since 1805.

The department currently consists of four subjects: Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology, Historical Archaeology and Historical Osteology.

The subjects interact with each other, while having different backgrounds in terms of history of ideas and partly different source materials, methods and theoretical perspectives. This is the department’s strength from both a research and educational point of view. For this reason, our students often choose to combine our different subjects in their studies to create an individually designed degree profile.

The subject of Archaeology in Lund is designed to primarily encompass the study of pre-historic material culture, living conditions and settlements, the relationship with the natural environment and contact between societies. An important part of this study is the comparison of different materials from different cultures within and outside the Nordic region. This entails a long-term perspective that is also significant in the evaluation of many modern-day problems and for contemporary development. Research and education focus on theory, methodology, field archaeology, and studies on periods ranging from the Stone Age to the Viking Age in a European context.

The ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in Swedish within two years.

A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise shall be qualified for employment as a professor.

The assessment criteria for appointment as a professor shall be the degree of the expertise required to qualify for employment.

To be qualified for employment as a professor, the applicant shall have completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.

For appointment as a professor, the following assessment criteria shall apply:

Very good expertise in research, teaching, administration and other expertise of importance in relation to the position’s subject matter and work duties as well as a personal ability overall that is of relevance to carry out the work duties

Very high research qualifications including a very good national and international standing as a researcher

A very high level of teaching ability, including a very good ability to conduct, develop and lead educational activities on different levels with a variety of teaching methods.

A good ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.

A good ability to cooperate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.

A good general ability to lead and develop activities.

Additional qualifications:

A documented ability to initiate, lead and execute large research projects

A documented ability to secure competitive research grants

Documented experience of and expertise in academic leadership

Documented well-established international network

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of research expertise.

Applications shall be written in accordance with the Rules found at (in Swedish). The applicant is responsible for ensuring the application is complete in accordance with the vacancy announcement and rules as well as ensuring all documents are scanned (as two pdf files) and received by the University by the application deadline via the recruitment portal MyNetwork.

The Academic Appointments Board normally conducts a selection among the applicants. These applicants will then be asked to submit a maximum of 10 publications each for assessment.

Publications in digital form cannot be submitted in lieu of printed versions.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/4350

Martin Hansson/ prefekt, +46462227939
Fredrik Ekengren/ studierektor, +46462227936
Lena Kandefelt/ personalchef, +46462227224

Union representative

OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64

Published 04.Mar.2019
Last application date 03.May.2019 11:59 PM CET
Anforderungen für BewerberInnen
The ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in Swedish within two years.

even though no formal mention is made of a degree, it is very likely, that one would be expected