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.

Since its establishment in 1964, the Department of Social Anthropology has been a leading international Department as well as an exponent for the Norwegian anthropological tradition. The Department is one of the largest university environments for social anthropology in Europe, and the largest in the Nordic countries. Approximately 400 students are currently enrolled in the Department, including the doctoral programme with approximately 30 students.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Anthropology

Applications are invited for a 3 years position as Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) of Social Anthropology to be based at the Department of Social Anthropology.

The applicant’s proposed research should relate to the ongoing research in the Department. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the research area she/he relates to, and to contribute to and participate in research activities at the Department. More information about research strategies and areas can be found on the Department's website.

Job description

The Department wishes to recruit a candidate with excellent research qualifications within Social Anthropology. The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of three years, 10 % of which will be devoted to teaching duties.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within the discipline. The position can include a research component, but the main emphasis should be placed on publishing.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Social Anthropology. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the project description, as well as the applicant's academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. A good match between the candidate's proposal and the Department's activities and areas of competence is a main selection criterion, along with the quality of the proposal and the qualifications of the candidate.

We offer

  • salary NOK 490 900 – 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • project description, including progress plan (max. 5 pages, excluding references)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to three academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The project description must include the theme of earlier projects that this work will build on, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a detailed progress plan for publications.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system Jobbnorge, please follow the link “send application”. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

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 specified period at the same institution.
According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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 agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

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

Deadline: 7 November 2017

Contact persons:

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Om stillingen

  • Søknadsfrist
    7. november 2017
  • Arbeidsgiver
    University of Oslo
  • Nettside
  • Kommune
    Oslo
  • Jobbnorge-ID
    142572
  • Intern-ID
    2017/11107
  • Omfang
    Heltid
  • Varighet
    Åremål

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