The University of Groningen offers 1 PhD scholarship (bursary) position in the Landscape Archaeology team within Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. As a PhD candidate, you will be committed to conducting independent and original scientific research and will be expected to disseminate this research in academic (international peer-reviewed publications and presentations) and non-academic forums.
Deadline: 22 May 2022
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university offering high-quality teaching and research.
The GIA (Groningen Institute of Archaeology) is a leading international research institute with a strong interdisciplinary research tradition in Classical and Mediterranean archaeology, the archaeology of north-western Europe, and bioarchaeology.
GIA engages in fundamental archaeological research in the Mediterranean, Northwest Europe, and the Polar Regions. GIA stimulates and integrates fundamental research on past human societies and their environments, from Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers to complex urban societies.
You may apply for this position until 22 May 11:59 pm / before 23 May 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
Please send your entire application (in English) as a single PDF file before the deadline. Please upload your entire application as “letter of motivation” (via ‘fill form manually’) and follow the exact order below, when uploading your documents into one file.
The submission should follow this format: https://www.rug.nl/research/gradschool-humanities/phd-programme/phd-admission/gia-phd-application-form-2022.docx and contain the following:
1. a cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation and suitability for PhD research, and explaining how your planned research will be integrated with the Groningen Institute of Archaeology and contribute to its future success
2. a full CV demonstrating academic excellence, including publications and presentations (if applicable), and a copy of the data page of your passport
3. a certified copy or scan of your MA diploma (or equivalent) and academic record
4. a research proposal, focusing on the central research question to be addressed and the proposed method of approaching and answering this question (max. 1500 words, plus tables and references, a project title plus a timeline through to completion), according to the format of the proposal that you see described in the application form above.
5. names and contact details of two academic references.
For questions regarding the submission procedure, please contact Flip Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interviews with shortlisted candidates are planned for the first two weeks of June 2022.
The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment.
Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply.