Two Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1352) are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.
The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages has 59 tenured academic staff and 40 temporary academic staff. Its ongoing research covers a wide range of topics under the broad rubrics of religious studies; cultural history; and culture, politics, and history of Asia and the Middle East and North Africa.
Candidates will apply with an individual research project. This project needs to be thematically relevant to the on-going research of the department. For information about ongoing research, please visit the department’s project website and those of individual faculty members. The Department is a uniquely interdisciplinary research environment, and projects that transcend disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged.
The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development. In addition to their own research, they will take part in ongoing research related activities at the department and the section. They will also contribute to teaching activities. The successful candidates and the department will formulate a career plan as part of the position.
The candidates will start on 14 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is for a duration of three years. Ninety percent of the position is set aside for research, and 10 percent for teaching.
- A doctoral degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant for the project. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
- The necessary competencies and skills (such as language) for the research project.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
- The project’s scientific merit and innovation
- The project’s relevance to one or more research environments at IKOS
- The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the timeframe
- Good collaboration skills
- Ability to participate in an interdisciplinary academic community
- Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications
- A professionally stimulating working environment
- Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Attractive welfare benefits
How to apply
The application must include
- Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
- Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
- List of publications
- Project description (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
- One academic publication (if such exists).
- Copies of educational certificates.
Diplomas, certificates, doctoral dissertation and other academic works may be requested later.
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.
The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
For questions about the position:
Head of Research Jacob Høigilt
For questions on how to apply:
HR-Officer Natali Helgesen
The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.