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Senior Researcher Job – Medieval Studies, UiO, Norway, Feb 2022

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

The University of Oslo invites applications for a position as Senior Researcher (SKO 1109) in Medieval Studies will become a senior member of the project team, is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History,  Norway – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: 566,700 NOK/Year

Department of archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH)
University of Oslo
University of Oslo, UiO
Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within medieval studies with a specialization in areas relevant for the project
  • Competence in medieval Latin
  • Training in Latin paleography and codicology and academic experience of working with early medieval Latin manuscripts
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • 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 defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.

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

  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out his/her research tasks and contribute to the main project
  • Academic qualifications and academic production in the field of medieval manuscript studies
  • Relevant academic experience in early medieval Latin manuscript culture (c. 750–c.1000)
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with digital databases of medieval manuscripts
  • Experience with research projects
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines on an international level

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

Responsibilities/Job Description

A temporary position of Senior Researcher (SKO 1109) in Medieval Studies is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The position will be linked to the ERC Advanced Grant project 101018645 MINiTEXTS “Minuscule Texts: Marginalized Voices in Early Medieval Latin Culture (c. 700–c.1000),” led by Professor Ildar Garipzanov.

The position is available for a period of 3 years starting as soon as possible.

Successful candidate will become a senior member of the project team. In close collaboration with the project leader, s/he will identify and record early medieval minuscule texts (“guest texts”/”microtexts”) added to Latin manuscripts before c. 1000 and will analyze such texts’ codicological contexts. S/he is also expected to analyze independently the paleographic characteristics of such texts for the purposes of dating and tracing their provenance, and to systematize relevant data for the project’s database.

For more information about the project please contact the project leader, Ildar Garipzanov.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising academic work, relevant qualifications, and suitability for the announced position), maximum 2 pages.
  • Curriculum Vitae (educational background, academic positions, list of publications, research collaboration, project coordination experience, administrative experience, and other relevant activities).
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • List of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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”.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview

About the Department

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.

About the Employer: University of Oslo, UiO


Formal regulations

See guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to 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 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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Contact details

Professor Ildar Garipzanov

Administrative Head of Department Katrine Randin

HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner

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