Lund University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

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Description of the workplace

As Archeology is organized in Lund, it primarily includes the study of prehistoric man's material culture, living conditions and social formations, the relationship to the natural environment and the contact between societies. An essential part of the study is the comparison of different materials from different cultures within and outside the Nordic area. This entails a long-term perspective which is also of great importance for the assessment of many contemporary problems and developments. The focus in research and teaching is on theory, method, field archeology and period studies including the Stone Age up to and including the Viking Age in a European context

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.

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Work duties and areas of responsibility

TEtrARCHs (Telling Stories with Archaeological Data) is a European project under the CHANSE ERA-NET Co-fund programme, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 .

Your work within TETRARCHs will focus on developing new archaeological field documentation methods using advanced 3D spatial and visualization technologies.

The work will take place at the Lund University Laboratory for Digital Archaeology (DARKLab), a research infrastructure based at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.


Requirements for employment are:

A PhD in archaeology (broadly defined). The post is intended for an early career researcher; therefore, a candidate may apply without having completed a PhD. However, a PhD is required to be eligible for the post.

  • A good knowledge of English (written and spoken) is required.
  • The candidate should possess an extensive experience in field archaeology, be trained in single context methodology, and be qualified to work with 3D recording, 3D visualisation systems, and 3D Geographic Information Systems (3DGIS).
  • The candidate must possess experience in the use of web-based 3D data management systems for archaeological collections and data archiving.
  • The candidate must be capable of processing archaeological data acquired using image-based 3D modelling and laser scanning, publishing 3D datasets using Open Web GL (e.g., 3DHOP), and working with content management systems for online digital collections (e.g., OMEKA-S or Arches).
  • The candidate must have published scientific papers focusing on the use of 3D recording and visualisation systems in archaeology. They should also have experience of participating in scientific seminars, conferences and workshops on digital archaeology.

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Training in 3D visualization spatial analysis and/or digital archiving.
  • Good collaborative and interdisciplinary skills are considered important components of the position.

How to apply

Describe what needs to be included in the application, such as a personal letter, CV, qualifications, etc. For example:
‟Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to/should include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application is to/should also include a CV, degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2023-09-01
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 90
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1355
  • Martin Hansson, Head of Department,
  • Nicolo Dell'Unto, professor,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 20.Apr.2023
Last application date 10.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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