Postdoctoral Fellowship: in Medieval Studies (4 years from Autumn, 2018), University of Bergen, Norway (Deadline 14th May, 2018)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Medieval studies

Applications are invited for a 4 years position as postdoctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Humanities, for employment from the autumn 2018.

The call is connected to the establishment of a knowledge cluster in Medieval studies, as part of UiB’s strategy for 2016-2022. The Medieval research cluster will be an arena for collaboration between the academic environment at UiB and external partners connected to research, education, tourist industry, conservation and public administration.

The postdoctoral research project must be within the field of medieval studies, and relate to one of the relevant disciplines at the Faculty for Humanities, such as Archaeology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Classical philology (Greek or Latin), Cultural studies, History, Old Norse philology, Philosophy, Study of Religions and Theatre Studies.

 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or equivalent degree, or must have submitted the doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded before appointment can take place.

The academic strength of the applicant and the research project as well as its relevance will be the chief criterion for the assessment and ranking of candidates. With approximately equal qualifications among the ranked applicants, subjects of strategic importance will be weighted in the assessment. Weight will also be given to the applicant’s ability to disseminate research results and develop academic networks. The ability to work independently as well as collaborating well with others are required qualities.

 

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 4 years. 1 year of this period (25% of the position) is designated for duties such as teaching/supervision and administration. Duties will be allocated over the four year period in agreement with the cluster and relevant departments. Individuals can not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen, participate in the scholarly activities of the Department, and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

Applicants must submit a research proposal of maximum five pages for the qualifying work, including a progress plan. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

 

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 57(code 1352 / pay range 24.1) according to the government salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 490 500. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits

 

How to apply for the position

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.

The applicant must complete the electronic CV-form. In addition the application must include:

  • An account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • A project description, with progress plan and basic bibliography (max. 5 pages)
  • A short summary of the doctoral thesis (or the thesis itself in electronic format)
  • Transcripts and diplomas awarded from institutions of higher education (scanned)
  • A list of relevant academic publications
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. All attachments must be in Word or pdf format.

 

General information:

Further information on the position can be obtained by contacting the leader of the Medieval Research Cluster, Professor Åslaug Ommundsen, e-mail Aslaug.ommundsen@uib.no, tel. + 47 58 80 89. For more information about the establishment of a Medieval research cluster, see http://www.uib.no/en/medievalcluster.

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. 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 department will be conducting interviews with the shortlisted candidates prior to the final decision being made.

More about the appointment process: http://www.uib.no/en/hr/74459/appointment-process

Questions about the electronic application procedure should be directed to fakadm@hf.uib.no.

 

Application deadline: 14.05.2018

Please mark your application: 18/3541

 

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

 

 

More information here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/150053/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-in-medieval-studies

 

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