Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies University of Bergen (UiB), Department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic Studies Norway

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.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies


Applications are invited for a maximum of three four-year postdoctoral fellowships at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, from 1 January 2018.


About the project/work tasks


The applications must be within the following academic disciplines: General Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Digital Culture, Greek, Latin, History of Art, Norwegian Literature, Norwegian Didactics, Norwegian Language, Norwegian as a Second Language, Old Norse and Theatre Studies.



The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated to one of the research groups of the department. The project should be in concord with the academic profile of the department. It is required that the research project falls within the research profile plan of the research group in question. The applicant will provide an account of this in the application. A survey of the research groups of the department can be found here: You can find more information about the department at


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. Weight will also be given to the applicant’s ability to disseminate research results and develop academic networks, as well as to the project’s overall relevance for the department’s discipline areas and strategy.


If needed, the department will ensure an equitable distribution between the department’s disciplines.


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.


The doctoral thesis must be within one of the fields of research at the department.


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 department.



Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.



Upon appointment, 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.



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.


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


We can offer:


  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 57(code 1352 / pay range 24) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 490,900. Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits



General information:

Further information on the position can be obtained by contacting head of research at the Department, Anne Beate Maurseth:, tel. +47 55 58 24 92, or Head of Administration Siri Fredrikson:, tel. +47 55 58 22 95.


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.



Your application


Please apply electronically via the link "APPLY FOR THIS JOB". The applicant must complete the electronic CV-form. In addition the application must include the following documents:


  • A project description (max. 5 pages)
  • A progress plan for the project
  • A bibliography for the project description
  • A short summary of the doctoral thesis (max. 5 pages). (If the doctorate is from a non-Norwegian university, the entire thesis must 
be submitted)
  • Transcripts and diplomas awarded from institutions of higher education (scanned) and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Maximum 5 relevant academic publications
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the the main advisor from the PhD programme.

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.


Applicants who would like an assessment of scholarly work written in a language other than Scandinavian (Norwegian, Danish or Swedish) or English, will have to contact the coordinator of the relevant research group (please see above) to enquire whether this is possible.


Application deadline: 20.08.2017


Please mark your application: 17/6137

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