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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - History, Archaeology or Cultural History

Deadline: 01.02.2020

Job description

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 Norwegian Institute in Rome is a university centre that conducts and hosts research, training and outreach in relation to archaeology, art history and cultural history in Italy and the Mediterranean region. This includes studies of antiquity and its broader impact on European culture, religion, language, literature and society. The Institute is owned by the University of Oslo, and is a bridgehead in Italy for relevant academics from Norway and assists visiting researchers and students, especially within the humanities, from all the Norwegian universities.

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A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in History, Archaeology or Cultural History is available at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo from June 2020.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the Norwegian Institute in Rome and is associated with the Institute’s ongoing research, teaching and outreach.

The position is within History, Archaeology or Cultural History. The proposed research project must deal with theme(s) chronologically within the time span from the Archaic to the medieval period, and geographically within the Mediterranean region with relevance to Italy and Rome. The successful applicant will participate, where relevant, in courses in Rome and in Oslo about the history and archaeology of Rome, classical archaeology, ancient history, cultural heritage and the reception of Rome, e.g. https://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/ifikk/ANT2210/, https://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/ifikk/ROMA2020/, https://www.uio.no/studier/evu/kurs/hf/roma/index.html

More about the position

The position is available for a period of 3.5 years. 25 % of the position devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the Institute’s ongoing research environment and networks, and contribute to their further development.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within History, Archaeology, Cultural History or a comparable discipline with a specialization relevant to the ancient history and/or archaeology of Italy and Rome.
  • The candidate's research project must deal with theme(s) concerned within the Archaic Period to Middle Ages of the Mediterranean region, and with clear relevance to Italy and Rome.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Command of a Nordic language and/or Italian is an advantage.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and level of theoretical and methodological sophistication.
  • An assessment of the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame, and potential for contributing to the Institute’s academic development.
  • The applicant's competence in regard to contributing to courses in the ancient history, archaeology and cultural history of Italy, and particularly Rome.
  • Weight will be ascribed to documented pedagogical qualifications acquired through education and experience, outreach experience, previous projects (including acquisition of funding) and administration.
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A challenging and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Attractive employee benefits.

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). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. The applicant is expected to be able to complete the project during the period of appointment.
  • A sample writing (e.g. published or submitted article) relevant to the advertised position.
  • List of reference persons: 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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 submitted through our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”.

Applicants with education from a non-Scandinavian university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

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

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, 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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