PhD Position in Egyptology Specializing in Archaeology, Cultural History, and Material Culture
Uppsala University, Department of Archeology and Antiquity

PhD position in Egyptology specialising in archaeology, cultural history, and material culture

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.


The Department of Archeology and Antiquity is a multi-disciplinary institution that works for greater cooperation between the disciplines involved. At the department there is teaching and research in the subjects of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Archeology, Osteology, Egyptology and Global Environmental History. The department is located both in Uppsala and Visby (Campus Gotland). Egyptology is included as a natural part of our bachelor’s program and in the research environment. A master's program in Egyptology is being set up. More information about the institution's activities can be found at


The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University invites applications for a doctoral position in Egyptology specialising in archaeology, cultural history, and material culture available from January 1, 2020. The deadline for applications is September 16, 2019.


In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


The department has an active, integrated research culture with expertise in a series of cross-cutting themes that include the archaeology of cult; urban societies; war, conflict and force; historical ecology; and critical heritage studies. The department is also a leading centre for GIS-based landscape analysis, and has strong research links with many other departments, e.g, Department of Philology ans Linguistics, as well as with the Museum Gustavianum, (the University museum).


The department’s research profile in Egyptology encompasses all areas of study in the subject. Staff members lead and participate in international archaeological projects in Egypt, particularly in the area of ancient Thebes. The subject practises and seeks to develop further collaboration with the Museum Gustavianum, which houses a large collection of Egyptian antiquities as well as the core material of the Scandinavian Joint Expedition to Nubia in the 1960s. These collections represent a major pedagogical asset as well as provide challenging research opportunities for scholars. In addition to archaeology and the study of material culture, staff members in the subject carry out extensive Egyptological philological and linguistic research on written material spanning the entire length of Egyptian language history from earliest times to the Coptic period.


Duties: PhD training encompasses four years. PhD students are expected to study full-time and to actively participate in the activities of the department. Administrative or teaching duties up to 20% at the department may be included, in which case the employment period will be extended.


Requirements: Basic qualifications has one who a) has passed a degree at advanced level; b) completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 at advanced level, and c) have passed awards for 120 credits in Egyptology at the Bachelor level. Competent is also the one who, in another order within or outside the country, acquired essentially equivalent knowledge. For special qualifications, the applicant is required to meet the requirements for the advanced level in Egyptology.


Application: The application documents must include a completed application form (that you find here), digital copies of a master's thesis or equivalent, a short CV, diploma, possible publications, and names and contact details of two reference persons. The application should also include a short description (3-4 pages) of the applicant's proposed research project and dissertation plan (comprehensive questionnaire, research, material and methodological questions and the relevance of the dissertation project) and why the applicant applies for postgraduate studies.


For information and regulations, see:
• The Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, 8 and 9,
• The guidelines for PhD education of Uppsala University,
• General information and the guidelines of the Faculty of Arts, and
• Information on the PhD education program at the department.


Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines


Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.


Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-01-2020 or as otherwise agreed.


Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.


Scope of employment: 100 %


For further information about the position please contact: (name + phone number + email).


Please submit your application by 16 September 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2099.


Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at


Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.


Placement: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2099

Last application date: 2019-09-16

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