Doctoral scholarship holder digital heritage

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Jun 2024

10 May 2024
Job Information

University of Antwerp
Research Field

Computer science » Other
Cultural studies » Other
History » Archaeology
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

12 Jun 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Let’s shape the future - University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp  is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The Department of Heritage and Antwerp Cultural Heritage Sciences (ARCHES) research group in the Faculty of Design Sciences is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of digital heritage.


  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis. The PhD project, titled ‘Modelling Space-Time Uncertainty in Archaeological Excavation Information’, aims to enhance the representation of information related to instances of uncertainty across space and time encountered during archaeological excavations. The project explores how semantically rich graph data models can be useful in this context and investigates how representations of uncertainty encountered during archaeological excavations can be modelled and integrated into existing data models, such as CRMarchaeo.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the Department of Heritage.


  • You hold a Master’s degree in Archaeology, Heritage Studies, Digital Humanities, or a related discipline, or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • If you are a holder of a master's degree issued by a Belgian university, you have graduated with at least a 'distinction' mention, or an equivalent.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision .
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies .
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written academic English and can provide evidence of this if necessary.
  • A close affinity with topics in digital archaeology, as well as conceptual and methodological approaches to archaeological space and time, is desirable.
  • Basic conceptual and/or practical knowledge of relational and graph data models, data standards commonly used in archaeology and/or heritage studies, semantic web-related technologies, and/or interdisciplinary approaches to handling uncertainty, is desirable.
  • You are a team player and willing to participate in archaeological fieldwork for four to eight weeks during late spring, summer, and/or early autumn.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, renewable for another two years after a positive evaluation.
  • The planned start date is 01 October 2024.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts  for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work at City Campus in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here .

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 12 June 2024 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application form. Be sure to include the following attachments:
    • a motivation letter
    • your academic CV
  • The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions  or send an email to [email protected] . If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Piraye Hacıgüzeller ([email protected] ).

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award  for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity  and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

Research Field
Computer science
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Cultural studies
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

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University of Antwerp
Postal Code
Prinsstraat 13

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