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UiB, Norway – Postdoc position at the Department of Social Anthropology

Norway, University of Bergen (UiB)

Department of Social Anthropology offers postdoctoral research fellow position at the University of Bergen (UiB) – Norway 2022

The postdoctoral research fellow position is part of a project titled, “Habitable Air: Urban Inequality in the Time of Climate Change.”


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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 years
Salary: NOK 553 500 per year

Department of Social Anthropology
University of Bergen (UiB)

Bergen, ,

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Qualification Details

  • The applicant must hold a PhD in Social Anthropology or closely related fields (e.g. Geography, or History). The applicant must have submitted a doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Experience in ethnographic research
  • Work independently and in a structured manner, as well as have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English.

Potential candidates may be invited to the department for an interview and might be asked to hold a trial lecture in a given topic. Applicants whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages.

Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching and research profile at the Department, please see https://www.uib.no/en/antro.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Research and writing
  • Participating in project activities

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 21/20144
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

In cases of scientific work in paper version, this must be sent as ordinary post, sorted in 3 folders, to the University of Bergen, The Faculty of Social Sciences, P.O. Box 7802, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.

The closing date is 23 January 2022. The application must be marked with: 21/20144.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 2 year(s). Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

A research proposal of 4-5 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should contain a progress plan for the different parts of the research work, as well as a plan regarding publishing.  It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

A budget must be set up for operating expenses.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 61 (code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 553 500 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Fieldwork research funds
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

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Contact details

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Dr. Kerry Ryan Chance (Kerry.Chance@uib.no)

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to: HR-adviser Pernille Andersen Hole (pernille.hole@uib.no).

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