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Associate Professor Job in Old Norse Philology – UiO, Norway 2022

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

A permanent position of Associate Professor of Old Norse Philology is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo(UiO) – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate professor
No. of Positions: 1
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Joining Date: ASAP
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Salary: NOK 563 900 - 677 600 per annum

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

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Qualification Details

Necessary qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications of relevance for the position
  • Documented research competencies in Old Norse philology, including language, literature, and cultural history
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see how to document your pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language and English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Academic qualifications and academic production in Old Norse philology, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with research projects
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
  • Pedagogical qualifications, documented results from teaching and supervision, and disposition to inspire students
  • Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Experience with and ability to build international networks
  • Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritised in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to “strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation”.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for candidates with teaching and research competencies in Old Norse philology, including language, literature, and cultural history. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and supervising in the BA program in Old Norse and Celtic Studies, along with the MA programs in Viking and Medieval Studies and Viking and Medieval Norse Studies. The person who is appointed will also contribute to maintaining and further developing philological research within the field of the Nordic Middle Ages at ILN.

ILN has a responsibility to uphold expertise in Norwegian text-based cultural heritage, both with regard to specifically Norwegian phenomena and to Norway's place in the Nordic region and the rest of the world in a historical perspective; the successful candidate will be expected to undertake teaching and research that will contribute to this responsibility.

This position will be linked to the research environment Old Norse and Celtic Philology. The environment consists of researchers working on the languages, literatures, and cultures of Viking and Medieval Scandinavia and medieval Ireland, covering a broad spectrum of fields, including manuscript culture and palaeography, scribal transmission, poetry, and epigraphy.

The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies is one of seven departments at The Faculty of Humanities. The department conducts research, teaching and dissemination in general linguistics, Nordic languages (Scandinavian linguistics and Norwegian as a second language), multilingualism, medieval studies (Norse and Celtic philology), Nordic literature (including dissemination of literature and Ibsen-studies), and rhetoric and verbal communication. Further information about the Department can be found on its homepage.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising scientific work and research interest)
  • Curriculum Vitae (list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other relevant qualifications)
  • Complete list of published works and works submitted for publication

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language), either in the original or in translation.

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

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

  • Salary NOK 563 900 - 677 600 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Academic texts shall therefore not be enclosed with the application. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last 5 years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department (1 page), and proposed topics for MA theses – areas in which you feel qualified to supervise MA theses (1 page). Applicants are also asked to submit an Educational portfolio of 3-6 pages documenting educational competence and experience, including a reflection note in which your own practice and learning vision is anchored in the SoTL criteria (focus on student learning, development over time, a research approach and a collegial attitude and practice)

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.

Formal regulations

Please see the rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period. Please see the rules for practicing the requirement for basic university pedagogical competence at UiO.

Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her Department. The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned

According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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.


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