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International Postdoctoral Position in Textile Archaeology and Sudanese Medieval History, Denmark

Are you looking for a chance to further your career in textile archaeology? Then, this position may be what you‡re looking for! The University of Copenhagen‡s Saxo Institute has announced a Postdoctoral Position in Textile Archaeology and Sudanese Medieval History in Denmark. The applications can be made for the academic year 2023-2024. 

The position is open for those applicants who hold a PhD degree in a relevant field or have significantly proven working knowledge of Sudanese medieval history and archaeology and solid experience. The postdoctoral fellow will be appointed on half-time basis on a research project – Fashioning Sudan with a monthly salary of DKK 17,800 along with pension benefits. 

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The University of Copenhagen is a prestigious public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark which was founded in 1479. The university is ranked 42nd in Best Global Universities and has many departments, one of them being the Saxo Institute at the Faculty of Humanities. 

Why choose to University of Copenhagen‡s Saxo Institute? The Saxo Institute teaches its students from a wide variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in subject areas such as Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin and History, and Danish culture courses. The institute is solely dedicated to studying human societies past and present. 

Application Deadline: The closing date for application for this postdoctoral position is 16th November 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Copenhagen
  • Department: Saxo institute
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: DKK 17,800
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Denmark


  • Eligible Countries: Overseas and Danish students are both eligible to apply. 
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Postdoctoral position at the Saxo Institute of the University of Copenhagen can be applied for. 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of Sudanese medieval history and archaeology, as well as a solid experience in textile research.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applications for the postdoctoral position must be made online. Applications of all candidates will be reviewed for the position. 
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Cover letter (max. 1 page) specifying how the applicant‡s qualifications and experiences match the overall research aims of Fashioning Sudan.
  • Research proposal (max. three pages) describing how the applicant would design a study of medieval dress practices in ancient Sudan and Nubia.
  • Curriculum Vitae (with the applicant‡s email and phone number).
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates, PhD diploma, etc.).
  • 1-3 enclosed publications
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to those achieved through a successfully completed PhD. 
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests: 
  • IELTS – 6.5 
  • TOEFL IBT – 83 
  • CAE/CPE – C2 


The postdoctoral candidates selected to be appointed at the Saxo Institute will be provided a salary starting at DKK 17,800 (Euros 2,300) per month plus a 17,1% contribution to the pension scheme by the University of Copenhagen. 

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