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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Research Fellowship connected to "Collecting Norden"

Deadline: 01.09.2021

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.


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.

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

A Research Fellowship (SKO 1109) is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with the UiO:Nordic research group Collecting Norden. The Research Fellowship is funded by UiO:Nordic.The candidate is expected to present a research project connected to the main project.

"Collecting Norden" is a transdisciplinary research, pedagogical and outreach project, including researchers and museum professionals from the humanities and the natural sciences. It investigates objects – nature, human-made, physical and sensory – that were collected on touristic tours and scientific expeditions in the North of the Nordic countries, focusing on the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main aim is to provide critical and alternative interpretations and explanations of contemporary notions of Norden.

The applicant is asked to propose a research project of relevance to Collecting Norden. The proposal has to include reflections on how to communicate the research findings to a wider non-academic community, a central component of Collecting Norden.

The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the research group through participation in seminars and through contributions to the project’s outreach activities, and to become part of the research environment of the department and contribute to its development.

The position is available for a period of 15 months. The start date for the position is expected to be January 2022 at the latest.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in areas relevant for the project
  • The candidate's research project must be connected to the main project
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language, and preferably reading skills in a further language
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The research project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to “Collecting Norden”
  • Experience with co-operation with non-academic institutions such as schools, libraries or museums
  • Pedagogical experience and/or experience with outreach
  • Good collaboration skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). The project description must include a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.

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”. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the Rules for the use of research posts SKO 1108, 1109, 1110 and 1183 at UiO.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

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