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2 Doctoral Research Fellowships in Scandinavian Linguistics and Old Norse and Celtic Philology

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

Two Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) within the fields of Scandinavian Linguistics and Old Norse and Celtic Philology are available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 years
Salary: NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum

Workplace:
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Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) 
University of Oslo, UiO
Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in a field that is relevant to the project and for one or more of the areas specified in the call. The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements, and a Scandinavian language where this is relevant for the successful completion of the project..
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Bachelor’s+Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant's ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The application must decribe a research project on a topic relevant to research at the department, either within Scandinavian Linguistics or Old Norse and Celtic Philology. The application must clearly demonstrate how the project is relevant to the department, for example by naming a possible supervisor for the project, a research group that the project could be affiliated with, or an ongoing research project with a relevant theme. For information about research at the department and about the academic staff, see the department web pages and the staff pages.

The persons appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master's degrees. Applicants with degrees from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university's grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master’s theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

About the Department

The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) is one of seven departments at The Faculty of Humanities (HF). The department conducts research, teaching and dissemination in general linguistics, Nordic languages (Scandinavian linguistics and Norwegian as a second language), multilingualism, medieval studies (Norse philology and Celtic), Nordic literature (including dissemination of literature and Ibsen-studies), and rhetoric and verbal communication. The Department hosts a socio-cognitive laboratory offering powerful equipment for various types of experiments and studies

About the Employer: University of Oslo, UiO

Note or Other details

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.


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Contact details

For questions about the positions:

Head of Department Aasta Marie Bjorvand Bjørkøy

Head of Office Jan Halvor Undlien

For questions on how to apply:

HR-Officer Janne Gjestad

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