Postdoctoral Research Fellowship ERC-project "Before Copyright" - University of Oslo, Norway, 2022

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A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo, Norway, 2022

Qualification Details

  • A PhD degree or equivalent in history, law, economics, or other disciplines relevant for the project.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, as well as a very high level of reading skills in relevant source languages.
  • International research experience.
  • Prior experience with Digital Humanities projects preferred.
  • The candidate's research project must be closely connected to the research group.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project's scientific merit and relevance to the “Before Copyright” research group.
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame.
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Responsibilities/Job Description

For this postdoc position, we are looking for someone who specializes in the Italian States. Possible topics include, for instance, the comparison between different territories (republics, kingdoms, duchies, etc.), reading practices and libraries, censorship, or the relationship between printers, authors, and patronage networks. Projects can focus on a specific object, a group of actors, or on a genre, but also for instance on the social and legal justification of the privilege system itself. Prospective applicants may specialize in any time period but should have an interest in the long-term development of the privilege system from its inception to its demise. They are expected to contribute to charting the European privilege system across national boundaries and should therefore have experience with digital research methods, or at least the will to learn more about them.

The position is available for a period of 2,5 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. These duties may include obtaining basic teaching qualifications.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. -

Application Procedure

The application must include:

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • project description clearly outlining the research questions, sources, and timeline for achieving well-defined results. The project proposal should be 3 to 5 pages, excluding references; see also Research proposal - template - Faculty of Humanities ( Prospective applicants should clearly specify the location of their sources.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • complete list of publications
  • 2 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system,

Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Note or Other details

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

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.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact Details

Associate Professor and PI "Before Copyright" Marius Buning

Head of Department Jon Vidar Sigurdsson

HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner