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Senior Researcher in Medieval Studies

Deadline: 09.08.2021

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

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.

Job description

A temporary position of Senior Researcher (SKO 1109) in Medieval Studies is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The position will be linked to the ERC Advanced Grant project 101018645 MINiTEXTS “Minuscule Texts: Marginalized Voices in Early Medieval Latin Culture (c. 700–c.1000),” led by Professor Ildar Garipzanov.

The position is available for a period of 3 years starting from January 2022.

Successful candidate will become a senior member of the project team. In close collaboration with the project leader, s/he will identify and record early medieval minuscule texts (“guest texts”/”microtexts”) added to Latin manuscripts before c. 1000 and will analyze such texts’ codicological contexts. S/he is also expected to analyze independently the paleographic characteristics of such texts for the purposes of dating and tracing their provenance, and to systematize relevant data for the project’s database.

For more information about the project please contact the project leader, Ildar Garipzanov.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within medieval studies with a specialization in areas relevant for the project
  • Competence in medieval Latin
  • Training in Latin paleography and codicology and academic experience of working with early medieval Latin manuscripts
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • 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 applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out his/her research tasks and contribute to the main project
  • Academic qualifications and academic production in the field of medieval manuscript studies
  • Relevant academic experience in early medieval Latin manuscript culture (c. 750–c.1000)
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with digital databases of medieval manuscripts
  • Experience with research projects
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines on an international level

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

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How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising academic work, relevant qualifications, and suitability for the announced position), maximum 2 pages.
  • Curriculum Vitae (educational background, academic positions, list of publications, research collaboration, project coordination experience, administrative experience, and other relevant activities).
  • Three academic publications, to be considered as most relevant for the position (no longer than 100 pages in total). In longer publications (such as monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages.
  • Statement of Intent (appox. 2–3 pages, maximum 1,000 words). The Statement of Intent should present the applicants’ reflections about the research tasks allocated to this position, and may include some thoughts on potential challenges and possible solutions as well as publication plans.
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • List of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

See guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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.

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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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