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Uio, Norway – Doctoral Research Fellow Position in Classics

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

University of Oslo – Norway 2022, A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Classics is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, and the History of Art and Ideas


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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
University of Oslo, UiO
Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in Classics (Greek and/or Latin philology). 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

The department’s Classics division has notable research strengths in ancient epic and lyric, the ancient novel, medical prose, modern literary critical approaches to ancient literature (including narratology and intertextuality), historical and formal semantics, ancient multilingualism, Neo-Latin literature (14th-20th century), reception studies and the history of classical scholarship, as well as papyrology, textual criticism, and editorial technique.

These areas of expertise are reflected in research groups (“Linguistics and Poetics”, “Novel and Epic, Ancient and Modern“, and “Norway’s Antiquity”) as well as ongoing research projects, national and international (including “New Signs of Antiquity”, “Narrative Hierarchies” and “Transmission of Magical Knowledge in Antiquity”). Classicists have also been involved in curating various digital editions and databases (Database of Mycenaean at Oslo; Oslo Papyri Electronic System; Pragmatic Resources in Old Indo-European; Fascist Latin Texts). The Classics Seminar, running since 2003, is our research forum, where staff, students, and international experts meet to discuss and exchange ideas on ongoing research. Since 1922, the University of Oslo is home to the renowned Classics journal Symbolae Osloenses.

Applicants must submit a proposal for a research project within Classics that can be completed within 3 years. The proposed project should be thematically relevant to ongoing research in the Classics division. Applications combining some of the above-mentioned areas of specialization are particularly welcome.

How to Apply?

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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,

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

About the position

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. PhD students are expected to participate in the Classics Seminar and present results of their ongoing research at least once a year. 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.

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.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic 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 and Head of Classics Han Lamers, e-mail

HR Officer Anders Rykke, e-mail

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