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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - The Norwegian Institute in Rome

Deadline: 15.03.2021

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.

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo from September 2021.

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 art history, intellectual history, cultural history, literature, philology or equivalent. The proposed research project must deal with theme(s) chronologically within the time span from the medieval to the early modern period, and geographically within the Mediterranean region with relevance to Italy and Rome. A clearly defined empirical scope is required, and a theoretical focus on materiality is encouraged. The successful applicant will participate, where relevant, in courses in Rome and in Oslo.

More about the position

The position is available for a period of 3.5 years.

25 % of the position is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the Institute’s 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.

It is required that the post-doctoral fellow is based at the Norwegian Institute in Rome for the designated period.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD within art history, intellectual history, cultural history, literature, philology or equivalent, preferably with a specialization in medieval and/or early modern studies
  • The candidate's research project must deal with theme(s) concerned within the medieval to early modern era of the Mediterranean region and with clear relevance to Rome and Italy
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Command of a Scandinavian 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 defense 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
  • 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 526 000 – 608 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A challenging and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare 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. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
  • A sample of 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 delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”.

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

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

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

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.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

  • Head of Department Kristin B. Aavitsland
  • Head of Administration Anne Nicolaysen

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