Researcher in Numismatics (temporary employment)


Ref. No. SU FV-2561-22

at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Closing date: 15 July 2022.

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 Stockholm Numismatic Institute 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 Institute 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
When the 14th century choir stalls at the Cathedral at Lund were dismantled in the mid-19th century, several late medieval and early modern artefacts were found, among them a series of coins. The project aims at publishing this numismatic material to modern standards and to interpret the significance of the find.

Main responsibilities
The position is half-time for four months, and is directed towards research. The research shall deal with the coin find at the choir stalls of the Cathedral in Lund.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

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
The position involves half-time employment during 4 months. Start date 2022-09-01 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: +45 51 50 16 14,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/07/2022

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