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.

For further information, see the Institute’s homepage, .

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in literature, history, history of ideas, philosophy, critical heritage studies or art history pertaining to Rome or Italy is available at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo. The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the Institute and contribute to its 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. A housing allowance may be provided by agreement.


  • PhD with a specialization in history of ideas, philosophy, art history, history, literature, critical heritage studies or equivalent

  • The proposed research project must be within literature, history, history of ideas, philosophy, critical heritage studies or art history, relevant to Rome and Italy, and relevant to the Institute’s mission statement

  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

    The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.


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 academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame, and the potential for contributing to the Institute’s academic development.

  • Weight will be ascribed to documented pedagogical qualifications through education and experience, outreach activities, good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

  • Proficiency in English is required for non-native English speakers. Command of a Nordic language and/or Italian is an advantage.


We offer

  • Salary level 486 100 - 567 100  NOK per year, depending on qualifications)

  • A professionally stimulating working environment 


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf-format:

  • Application letter

  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed

  • List of publications

  • Project proposal (approximately 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

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later.


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


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


See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral 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.


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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  • Søknadsfrist
    1. september 2017
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    University of Oslo
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  • Arbeidssted
    Rome, Italy
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