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PhD position at the Arctic Centre
Groningen, the Netherlands
Arctic Centre, University of Groningen
  • Graduate Position

A four-year PhD position is available at the Arctic Centre (Arctic and Antarctic Studies chair group). We invite talented and ambitious candidates interested in conducting an original research project of their own design relating to the Arctic and/or Antarctic. Applicants whose interests complement those of our staff, who will take supervisory roles in the project, will receive priority; in particular, we welcome theoretically-grounded projects focusing on one or more of the following themes: - Indigenous Law; - Climate change and protection of polar values (e.g., cultural heritage, archaeology, biodiversity, wilderness); - Climate change and pollution in the Polar Regions; - Tourism in the Arctic and Indigenous People; - Subsistence hunting in the Arctic; and - Protected Areas in the Polar Regions. Since its founding in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university offering high-quality teaching and research. The position will be embedded in the Arctic Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre founded in 1970 whose staff focus their research, education and outreach activities on the Polar Regions. Research disciplines that are represented in the Arctic Centre include polar biology, environmental science, social science, archaeology, anthropology and law and governance. The Arctic Centre is part of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) within the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. The PhD will be enrolled in the Graduate School for the Humanities, which is the home for all (circa 200) PhD candidates of the Faculty of Arts, and is committed to creating and maintaining excellent conditions for PhD research. In addition to organizing local courses, the GSH works closely with 16 national research schools, which offer regular courses and seminars by top national and international researchers.


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