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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental Archaeology/Archaeo-Science, University of Oslo, Norway

The successful applicant is expected to develop a cross-disciplinary research project within environmental archaeology or archaeo-science. Applications must contain project proposals that are relevant in relation to archaeology at the University of Oslo, and incorporate data, techniques, methods and perspectives from either biological disciplines, biochemistry, archaeometallurgy or other sciences. Applications must outline potential national and international partners (i.e. in reference to necessary laboratory facilities and research groups) as well as necessary resources.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description, the candidates’ international experience and network, and on the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame. Personal suitability and co-operation skills will receive special attention in the selection process. Short-listed applicants may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.
•A Doctoral Degree in a relevant area of research (archaeology/environmental archaeology/science).
•Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date.
•The applicant must in his/her project proposal situate the planned investigation in relation to research currently being conducted by one of the research groups and/or academic milieus at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History or the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
28 March, 2011

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Three PhD Studentship in Political Science, Sweden

Two of the doctoral dissertations will comprise independent projects in political science written under the direction of a research supervisor.

The project Civil Society and the Enlightened Welfare Politics will comprise the framework for one of the doctoral dissertations, which will be written independently in cooperation with the project leader and the research supervisor.

Indicate in your cover letter whether or not you are interested in all three of these Ph.D. student positions.

Those awarded a position as a Ph.D. student shall above all engage themselves with their own doctoral education. A maximum of 20% of the position may involve other administrative and educational responsibilities at the Department. Employment as a post-graduate student requires that the student is or will be accepted to a program of post-graduate education, which is decided by one’s ability to successfully complete the program of studies. Departmental policy is that students receive financial support during their first year of post-graduate studies, and that they be employed as Ph.D. students during the final three years of their program. Regulations concerning post-graduate students are to be found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, §§1-7, and in the University’s rules and guidelines.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April, 2011

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2011 PhD Position in Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, Netherlands

Agency, Gender, and Economic Development in the World Economy 1850-2000 is a project that endeavors’ to explore how ‘agency’, conceptualized as the potential for individual decision-making at the levels of households, economic activity and political participation, contributed to global economic development and vice versa. a (research) master’s degree in economic and social history, or in economics or another social science with shown interest in (economic and social) history a theoretical background and a strong interest for relevant theory; an outstanding record of undergraduate and master’s degree work; the ability to work with large data sets.

We offer a PhD position (1,0 fte) with a one year contract beginning June 2011. After a positive evaluation this contract can be extended to a maximum of three more years (a total of four years maximum). This provides graduates with an opportunity to finish their doctoral dissertation in four years, funded by NWO. Salary will be rising from € 2.042,- a month (before taxes) during the first year to € 2.612,- a month during the fourth year on a fulltime basis. We also offer solid benefits.

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1.

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