Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Media Studies Associated with the Project Screen Cultures University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication Norway

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Media Studies Associated with the Project Screen Cultures

Job description

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Media Studies (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with the project Screen Cultures.

Media Studies is defined here as the interdisciplinary study of the modern media, their form and content, institutions and use, their political, social, cultural and aesthetic contexts, using approaches from the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

Screen Cultures is an interdisciplinary, teaching-driven project centered around an international MA program starting autumn 2019. Read the full project description here.

The successful candidate will conduct teaching and research individually and in collaboration with members of the project team.

The applicants must document both academic and teaching experience relevant to one or more of the five following areas defined in the project description; Screen histories, Screen aesthetics, Screen theories, Screen technologies, and/or Screen politics.


More about the position

The position is available for a period of 4 years. There is a 25 % 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 department 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.

Starting date: 1 January 2019


Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in  areas relevant for the project (read the full project description here)
  • The candidate's research project must be closely connected to the main project
  • Teaching experience within relevant topics
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position


The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.


In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s relevance to the main project, Screen Cultures
  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame
  • The applicant’s teaching experience and pedagogical skills
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines


We offer


  • Salary NOK 490 900 – 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits



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 and grades, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • A detailed teaching portfolio
  • Project description (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
  • Copies of educational certificates

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

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

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.


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 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.


Contact information

Questions about the position: project leader of Screen Cultures Jon Inge Faldalen


Questions about the application process: Vita Kvedaraite


About the University of Oslo

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 of Media and Communication's (IMK) main purpose is to conduct research, education and dissemination on the modern media, their importance for society and for people. IMK has approximately


60 employees, including 10-12 doctoral candidates. Some 1,100 students are sitting for exams here every year. The department offers a one-year study program on the Bachelor's level and a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies and Master's degrees in Media Studies, Nordic Media and Journalism. IMK is a multidisciplinary department, based on the academic traditions of the humanities and social sciences. The IMK is ranked as one of the top 50 media and communication departments in the world (QS Ratings).



University of Oslo





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Department of Media and Communication, UiO, Oslo

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