Research assistant - Department of Social Anthropology

Deadline: 10.08.2022

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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Research assistant

There is a vacancy for a 50 % position as Research Assistant at the Department of Social Anthropology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 1 year.

The Research Assistant position is part of a project titled, “Habitable Air: Urban Inequality in the Time of Climate Change.” The project, which begins in 2022 and ends in 2026, is funded by the Research Council of Norway’s Program for Groundbreaking Research. The project focuses on climate change and unequal distributions of pollution in South Africa, Germany, and the United States. Applicants with research experience in the topical and/or regional areas of the project are particularly encouraged to apply.

Research assistant is a recruitment position where the main task is to be a supporting entity to the academic staff in their instructional and research endeavors. The position will provide the opportunity to gain insight into scientific work and methodology. Total employment cannot exceed two years.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master's degree in social anthropology or the equivalent. The degree must be completed by the application deadline.
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better for the degree in total.
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for project administration.
  • Website maintenance, social media, and/or web design experience preferred.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.

Proficiency in English is required.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 51 upon appointment (Code 1020) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 478 300,- per year in a 100 % position).
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good velfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and, if applicable, master's degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • If you have a master's degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master's degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

Closing date: August 10th, 2022.

The application has to be marked: 22/6442

Applications submitted as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting P.I. of the project, Kerry Ryan Chance ([email protected]).

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Adviser – HR, Bodil Hægland, ([email protected]).

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.

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.

More information about the hiring process here.

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