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Associate Professor in Social Anthropology

Deadline: 15.09.2019

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University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.


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Associate professor

We welcome you to apply for a permanent position as Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen.

The Department of Social Anthropology is one of Europe’s largest in the discipline, currently with 16 professors and associate professors, two post-doctoral fellows and some 20 PhD candidates. Long-term research and fieldwork is carried out in most parts of the world, and several major research projects are based at the department. Further details can be found on the Department’s web pages, http://www.uib.no/antro/en. The department offers degree studies at the levels of Bachelor, Master and PhD.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the long term development of the research and teaching community at the Department, and participate in teaching, supervision and examination work at all levels and across most regular anthropological topics, as well as conducting administrative tasks and taking part in committee work.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • PhD in Social Anthropology.
  • Outstanding research qualifications within Social Anthropology, particular emphasis will be placed on research in the last five years.
  • Passion for teaching and the ability to inspire students.
  • Documented pedagogical skills.
  • Good communication skills, also to a wider public audience.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to contribute to a high standard of collegiality in the Department

The following additional qualifications will all be given weight in the assessment:

  • Regional-ethnographic competence that will expand or broaden the Department’s existing regional-ethnographic competence.
  • Documented experience in acquisition of external funding.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language, in order to be able to participate actively in all the functions the position entails, including administrative tasks.

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 68 - 75 (code 1011) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 615 900 – 704 900 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and good welfare benefits.
  • The city of Bergen – a welcoming and well-connected European city with a unique mix of vibrant life and extraordinary nature.

Your application must include:

  • A cover-letter showing motivation for applying and gives a summary of planned research activities and initiatives
  • CV
  • Five publications to be considered in the assessment, with information about where this work was published. The evaluation of the applicant’s scientific work will focus primarily on research published the last five years.
  • Complete list of publications
  • Declarations of co-authorships
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Certified copies of diplomas and certificates
  • The contact details of two references

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

The closing date is September 10, 2019.

The application has to be marked with: Reference 19/7828

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Adviser HR Anita Helen Spurkeland, e-mail: [email protected] or phone +47 55 58 90 58.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times. Reference is made to the general University regulations that stipulate that, as part of the normal duties of the position and within his/her academic field, the successful applicant may also be required to teach, supervise and carry out examination related tasks outside the organisational unit to which the position belongs.

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