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 embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 140 employees.

Doctoral Research Fellow in History of Ideas on "Childhood and Youth in a History of Ideas Perspective"

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in History of Ideas/Intellectual History is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

 

Job description

 

A PhD position is vacant within the research area “Childhood and Youth in a History of Ideas Perspective”. The focus of research will be on conceptions of children and youth and their upbringing and formation from the Middle Ages until the present. The successful candidate will be an active part of the research group “Childhood and Youth in a History of Ideas Perspective”. Projects that already are affiliated with the research group are Tiny voices from the past : New Perspectives on Childhood in Early Europe and Nordic Childhoods 1700 to the Present.


The person appointed shall take part in the Faculty of Humanities' organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research group and to contribute to its development. Read more here about the doctoral degree.

 

The appointment is for a duration of three years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.


Qualifications

 

  • A Master's Degree or equivalent in the History of Ideas or a relevant area. The Master's Degree must have been obtained by the time of application. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

 

  • The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant's ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.


We offer

 

 

How to apply

 

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions
  • Transcript of records of your Master's degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system
  •  List of publiucations (if applicable)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

 

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

 

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

 

Short-listed applicants will be called in for an interview.


Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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

Deadline: 31 January 2018

Contact persons:

For questions regarding the position: 
Professor Espen Schaanning

For questions on how to apply:
HR-Officer Julie Tøllefsen

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Oslo
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Oslo
  • Place of service
    IFIKK, Universitetet i Oslo
  • Jobbnorge ID
    144981
  • Internal ID
    2017/13499 IFIKK
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Temporary

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