Postdoctoral at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History
University of Agder, Department of Religion, Philosophy and History

University of Agder has over 1200 employees and 12,000 students. It makes us one of the country's largest jobs. Our employees research, teach and convey knowledge from different disciplines. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a wide range of studies within many fields of work. We are hosting two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad.

We are an open and inclusive university characterized by collaboration culture. UiA aims to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Postdoctoral at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History

At the University of Agder there is a temporary 100% position as post doctor for a period of 3 years. The post is linked to the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History, Faculty of Humanities and Education. The place of work is Campus Kristiansand. Accession March 1, 2018 or by appointment.


The postdoctoral post is associated with the research project The Lying Pen of Scribes: Manuscript Forgeries and Counterfeiting Scriptures in the Twenty-First Century ( . The employee will work in particular with provenance issues related to the new Dead Sea Scroll fragments that have been on the antique market in the last 15-20 years (the so-called "Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments"), and are expected to contribute to research and publication at the institute.

Applicants must have a doctorate within relevant fields such as archeology, dead sea scrolls, papyrology, or the like. They must have submitted the dissertation and have been approved for disputes within the application deadline. Documented publication beyond the doctoral dissertation and experience from externally funded research and development work (application work and implementation) will be added weight in the assessment of the applicants.

Applicants must submit a project summary in the application with a plan for the completion of the research work and for publication in the postdoctoral period. Applicants must have good organizational skills and ability to work independently and in teams.

The working language for the project is English. Very good oral and written skills are required.

Criteria for appointment as postdoctoral doctor appear in the Regulations on employment conditions for posts as postdoctoral, fellow, scientific assistant and specialist candidate, determined by the Ministry of Education, Education, Science, Education and Science on 31.01.06, pursuant to the Law on Universities and Colleges, section 6-4, sixth paragraph.

The position is placed in the National Wage Regulatory Wage Plan 17,510, Code 1352 Post Doctor, kr. 482,500 - 499,600. From the salary there are statutory contributions to the Government Pension Fund.


The state labor force shall as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population. It is a staff policy goal for the University of Agder to achieve a balanced composition. We therefore encourage all qualified individuals to apply regardless of cultural background, gender, age or functional ability.

Current candidates will be called for interview, and references obtained in consultation with the applicant. Admission is made by the Admissions Committee for teaching and research positions at the University of Agder. The person who has been assigned has the rights and duties according to the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.


The application and necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are sent electronically, use the link "search position". The following documentation must be uploaded together with the electronic application:

CV with publication list and up to 3 references
Diploma with grades
Project Sketch with Progress Plan (5 pages)
Up to 10 publications / scientific works (including doctoral dissertation)

It is the responsibility of the applicants to submit complete documentation digitally within the application deadline. All documentation must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We note that we can not assess you as an applicant if there is no material attachment in the application.

Application deadline: 31 December 2017

Further information on the position can be obtained from Professor Aarstein Justnes, , tel. +47 38 14 15 58 / +47 47 65 88 25, or head of department Hans Hodne, , tel. +47 38 14 20 66.

According to section 25, second paragraph of the Publication Act, applicants may request not to be listed on the public search list. However, the university may decide to publish the name of the applicant. Applicants will be notified prior to publication.

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