Institute of Prehistory, Early History and Medieval Archaeology

Curriculum Vitae

Jörn Staecker, born 27 April 1961 at Buxtehude, Germany,
married to Dr Nina Nordström, children Hanna, Rikke and Felix.

University education and professional career
since 2010
Director, Tübingen Inter-faculty Centre for Archaeology (TZA)

2010 – 2012
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Tübingen

Dean, Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Tübingen

2008 to date
Professor (W3) in Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Pre- and Protohistory and Medieval Archaeology, University of Tübingen.

2006 – 2008
Director of Department of Archaeology and Osteology, Gotland University, Sweden.

Appointment to Professorship in Historical Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Osteology, Gotland University, Sweden.

Habilitation (Docent) in Medieval Archaeology at Lund University; title of thesis: Dialog mit dem Tod: Die hoch- und spätmittelalterliche Bestattungssitte und Grablege Südskandinaviens.
External teaching within the European Erasmus Exchange Programme at the universities of Reading (UK), Siena (Italy), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Tübingen (Germany).

2000 – 2004
Reader, Department of Archaeology, Lund University, and Researcher for State Monuments Office (Riksantikvarieämbetet), Stockholm (Sweden).

Deputy Director, Department of Archaeology, Lund University (Sweden).

1994 – 1999
Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, Lund University (Sweden).

Doctorate (Dr. phil.) from Christian Albrechts University Kiel (Germany); title of thesis: Rex regum et dominus dominorum: Die wikingerzeitlichen Kreuz- und Kruzifixanhänger als Ausdruck der Mission in Altdänemark und Schweden.

1990 – 1994
Doctoral research at Uppsala University, Lund University (both Sweden) und Russian Academy of Sciences St. Petersburg with scholarships from the Birka Foundation (1990), the Svenska institutet and Vitterhetsakademien (1991-94).

1983 – 1990
Undergraduate studies leading to first-degree M.A. at Christian Albrechts University Kiel (Germany) in Pre- and Protohistory (major), Medieval & Modern History, and Classical Archaeology (minors); title of M.A. thesis: Kreuz- und Kruzifixanhänger der Wikingerzeit in Altdänemark.