PhD Scholarship on Textiles Terminologies in Ancient Greece, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research (CTR) and the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen invite applications for a 3-years PhD scholarship on the topic of textile terminologies of Greece in the 2nd and 1st mill. BC with possible outlook to developments in Hellenistic Egypt and into Roman times. The candidate is expected to possess strong qualifications within the fields of linguistics, ancient Greek and ancient Greek dialectology.

The PhD grant is an integral part of the new CTR research plan 2010-2015 and its research programme TEXTILE ECONOMIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA (TEMA). See

The successful applicant will be enrolled at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities from 1 February 2011 or later. The PhD program is a three-year study program. The daily work place will be at the Centre for Textile Research. The PhD student will be affiliated to the PhD Programme in Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, and History, see for more information:

For further information contact director Marie-Louise Nosch, CTR, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark tel. +45 35 32 96 91,

Application procedure
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by 31 January 2011. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master’s programme.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by The Danish Agency for International Education to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. More information about The Danish Agency for International Education is available at:

Employment as a PhD student occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD student is obliged - without further remuneration - to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the case of a three-year contract.

The PhD student will be working at the same department of the faculty as the supervisor. Daily presence at the department is expected. Enrollment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities’ Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD student. A description of the PhD study programme is available at:

Applications shall be submitted via the electronic application system efond:

Do not submit any publications.
Application form and application guidelines on research proposal and required enclosures are available at the homepage:

A certified copy of the applicant’s Master’s Degree diploma needs to be submitted as one of the enclosures to the application. Certification shall be by a public authority such as the institution having issued the diploma or a public bureau specializing in diploma certification. The applicant may be asked to submit the originally certified copy of the Master’s Degree diploma after the application deadline.

If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made by or approved by either:
a Danish state-authorised translator and interpreter or the embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made or a Danish consulate/embassy.

Closing date for applications: 17 August 2010 at 12 noon (Central European time). No supplementary documents will be considered after this deadline.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

For any further questions, please contact the PhD Centre ( tel. +45 3532 9223.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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