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UiO, Norway – Doctoral Research Fellowship in Contested knowledge: decolonization and European history of knowledge


University of Oslo offers Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Contested knowledge: decolonization and European history of knowledge is available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages – 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: -
Salary: NOK 491 200 per annum

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 applicant’s research proposal. 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
  • Competence in other languages required to complete the project, if applicable.
  • 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 history of knowledge research project that examines historical encounters, conflicts, or translations between European and non-European knowledge systems, and relate the historical material to theoretical questions concerning cultural and epistemic decolonization. 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 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.

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

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