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UiO, Norway – Doctoral Fellowship in indigenous knowledge in cultural historical archives, museums


A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in indigenous knowledge in cultural historical archives and/or museums is available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo (UiO) – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 years
Salary: NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum

Faculty of Humanities 
Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in cultural history, museology, or other relevant disciplines for the topic of the proposed project. The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • 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

Applicants must develop a research project that investigates how indigenous knowledge has been classified, represented, or exhibited in cultural historical archives and/or museums. The research could for instance focus upon themes such as how the knowledge systems of indigenous people have been incorporated and represented in cultural historical archives or museum – or how indigenous peoples have used museums and archives as platforms for cultural self-presentation and preservation. The appointed person will be a part of the section of cultural history and take part in the development of the section’s innovative research in the history of knowledge. 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.

How to Apply?

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About the Department

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and among the best in its field in Scandinavia.

The Faculty has approximately 6000 students and offers 14 BA programs, 22 MA programs, 18 one-year courses and more than 70 subjects encompassing language, culture, history, media, literature and ideas. Over 700 people are employed at the 7 departments and 2 centres and in the Faculty administration. The Faculty of Humanities also hosts the new inter-disciplinary UIO: Nordic initiative and has two centres of excellence.

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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 John Ødemark

For questions on how to apply: HR-officer Natali Helgesen

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