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Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on religious festivals in Asia – UiO, Norway 2022

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) focusing on religious festivals in Asia is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: NOK 491 200 per annum

Workplace:
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Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
University of Oslo, UiO
Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in relevant area studies, anthropology, or religious studies. The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Competence in the language of the area of study.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements.
  • 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 (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 research initiative “Religious festivals in Asia” focuses on dynamics of change in religious festivals in East-, South-, and Southeast-Asia from a comparative perspective. Such religious festivals have been subject to processes of reinvestment, reinvention, and resignification over decades, and often centuries. To analyze that process, we zoom in on the dynamics between patronage “from above” and aspirations “from below.” For more information about the initiative, see THIS LINK. Applicants are invited to develop a PhD-project within the framework of this initiative on “Religious festivals in Asia”, limited to candidates working on festivals in India, Japan, Tibet, or Vietnam. The project description must be submitted as part of the application.

The person 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 candidate is 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.

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • 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 education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university's grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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

Educational certificates, master 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 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.

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 position:

Professor Mark Teeuwen

Head of Research Jacob Høigilt

For questions on how to apply:

HR-officer Natali Helgesen

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