Doctoral Research Fellowship Middle East History
University of Oslo, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH)
Norway

Doctoral Research Fellowship Middle East History

Job description


A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in history is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo.

The applicant is asked to propose a project that deals with the social and cultural history of the twentieth-century Middle East, with a focus on Egypt or the Levant. The project may take a specific case study within the region or explore the circulation of ideas and cultural products across national boundaries. The resulting dissertation is expected to contribute to an understanding of the modern Middle East in the context of the global circulation of knowledge, politics, and/or aesthetics. The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Toufoul Abou-Hodeib.

 

More about the position


The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of three years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

 

Qualification requirements

  • A Master's Degree or equivalent in history. A degree from a different program may qualify if the applicant documents a substantial amount of training in research methods of history. The Master's Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant's ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

 

We offer

  • salary NOK 436 900 – 490 900 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • 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 (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master's degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university's grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, see Template for projectdescriptions) 

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

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

 

Formal regulations


See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic 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 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


For questions about the position:

Head of Administration Katrine Randin Telephone: +47 22856769

Head of Department Tor Egil Førland Telephone: +47 22854893

For questions about the recruitment process:

HR Officer Tonje Olsen

 

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 archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different

ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

 

Deadline
01.09.2018


Employer
University of Oslo


Municipality
Oslo

Scope
Fulltime

 

Duration
Engagement

 

Place of service
Øvre Blindern


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