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Postdoctoral position in the study of the operation and legacies of organised religion in post/colonial St Croix, USVI (the former Danish West Indies)

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for an 18-month, fixed-term postdoctoral position in the study of the operation and legacies of organised religion in post/colonial St Croix, USVI (the former Danish West Indies).

The successful applicant will be based at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg.

The appointment begins on 15 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

Research context

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated scholar with a background in the study of religion and colonialism, preferably specialising in the Danish colonial experience or the role of organised religion in colonial contexts more broadly.

This position is made possible by a DFF Project II grant for the project Enduring Materialities of Colonialism: temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI (2019-2024). The project is led by Dr Laura McAtackney and includes working in partnership with a range of colleagues: Dr Magdalena Naum, Aarhus University, Dr Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne State University, and Dr Meredith Hardy, National Park Service (USVI). This is a project based on co-production and knowledge exchange with the communities we are working with on St Croix, which includes a commitment to communicating the results of the research on the island and in Denmark as well as through academic outputs. It is an interdisciplinary project that has an emphasis on researching the roles of various material remnants of colonialism in providing new insights into the experiences of the colonial past and considering whether, and how, they continue to shape memory and identity on the contemporary island.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in project activities, especially conducting their own archival research at a variety of religious, private and public archives – the details of which will be decided in agreement with the project leader. This project will include fieldwork seasons with the expectation of spending at least one month as part of the project team on St Croix (probably June 2022 or 2023). The postdoc will be part of a team based at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Moesgaard Campus, Aarhus and will be expected to take an active part in departmental activities including lectures, seminars and workshops.

The position

The successful applicant is expected to work with Dr McAtackney and other members of the EMoC team in carrying out their research.
Applicants are asked to submit:

  • an up-to-date academic CV and cover letter
  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position, indicating how their experience relates to the project aims and objectives [maximum one page]
  • a maximum of five publications

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • to conduct their research independently through a collaborative ethos within the EMoC team on the roles and legacies of organised religion both historically and through to contemporary St Croix
  • to take a holistic approach to the study of religion and colonialism by engaging with the political, social and spiritual roles of individuals and organisations – both historically and through to the present day – in working with plantation occupants (from planters to the enslaved), in post-emancipation social reconfigurations, and in providing institutional frameworks for various collectives on the island to present day
  • to focus on at least one, possibly more, religious organisations with strong and enduring connections with St Croix, with a preference for the Moravians, the AME or Roman Catholics
  • to spend up to 20% of their research time on completing archival research responding to outcomes from project fieldwork on St Croix. This may include histories of particular sites, structures, events, processes and/or family genealogies
  • to add research findings to the project’s Deep Heritage Map and project website, where relevant
  • to co-lead in producing educational packs (either hard copy and/or online) with a focus on communicating their research to schoolchildren in Denmark and on St Croix
  • to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals
  • to contribute to the organisation of research workshops and international conferences hosted at Aarhus University and on St Croix

Teaching

The position may involve a small amount of teaching, as agreed with the head of department and the project lead.

Knowledge exchange

The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and to contribute actively to public debate in areas related to the position.

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must hold a PhD degree in history, religious studies, archaeology, heritage studies or a related field with a focus on organised religion and colonialism.
Applicants must document:

  • doctoral-level experience of archival research including research into religious organisations
  • experience of exploring the social and political nature of religious organisations within their societal context
  • an international research profile with relevant publications, or the potential to achieve such a profile
  • fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in Danish and German is desirable but not essential

Desirable attributes:

  • knowledge of historical Danish colonialism, especially in the Caribbean, and of the relationship between religion and colonialism
  • experience of disseminating research to the public, especially working with heritage institutions and/or schools

The research activities will be evaluated in relation to the research time that has been available to applicants. We therefore encourage applicants to specify any periods of leave they may have had without research activities (e.g. maternity/paternity leave), so we can subtract these periods from the span of their academic career when evaluating their productivity.

The application must be submitted in English.

Please upload a maximum of five publications alongside your application. Only submitted publications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. As a result, applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

Professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview may be asked to provide professional references.

For further information about the position, please contact laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk

For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail mbb@au.dk.

The work environment

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Aarhus University is one of the largest and most active archaeology and heritage studies departments in the Nordic countries. It is a dynamic research environment that hosts a number of major research projects. The environment is versatile and cross-disciplinary, with academic staff with many disciplinary foci and international backgrounds. The interests of the academic staff span topics ranging from war and power to mobility and globalisation, with a particular focus on creative methodological approaches to understanding the past and how it shapes the present.

Read more https://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/archaeology-and-heritage-studies/

School of Culture and Society

At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

  • From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
  • From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
  • From local questions to global challenges

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: https://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts: shortlisting

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2022-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Email: mailto:laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587163331

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on onsdag februar 9th, 2022

Researcher in Sustainable Heritage

Published: 2022-01-13

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Sustainable Heritage Research Forum (SuHRF) is a platform for interdisciplinary research at Uppsala University Campus Gotland in the field of sustainable heritage. By stimulating interdisciplinary research initiatives and supporting the development of research collaborations, its main aim is to strengthen the research environment at Campus Gotland. SuHRF involves all departments at Campus Gotland and is administered by the Department of Art History/Conservation. For more information about SuHRF, please follow the link https://www.campusgotland.uu.se/sustheri-en/. SuHRF’s activities are built around three themes: Energy and Climate, Cultural Heritage and Regional Development and Society in Change – conflict, identity and politics, of which the later is the theme of 2022 and also of this year’s SuHRF Symposium, i.e. the annual conference organised by the research forum.

Heritage studies is an interdisciplinary academic field. Researchers from various disciplines work together on questions such as how heritage is defined, selected, described, preserved, used and valued. Relevant to this year’s theme Society in Change – conflict, identity and politics is that heritage is used to create identities and strengthen communities and groups in society. However, it might also be misused, for example as a means of power in conflicts, and thereby reinforce borders and contribute to exclusion and hostility between groups. The SuHRF Symposium 2022 will focus on how sustainable heritage research can contribute to knowledge about dynamics between cultural heritage and societal changes, and how this is played out and expressed in contemporary society.

Duties
We are looking for a researcher with expertise in sustainable heritage with specific emphasis on the abovementioned theme to join our SuHRF team. The researcher is expected to be involved in the planning of, and also to participate in, SuHRF Symposium 2022. Furthermore, the duties include supporting and facilitating interdisciplinary research collaborations at Campus Gotland, either by writing research applications together with researchers at Campus Gotland and external partners, or by initiating and developing ideas for research collaborations. Tasks will be defined in detail by SuHRF and the researcher. The workplace is at the Department of Art History/Conservation at Campus Gotland in Visby.

Requirements
Eligible to apply for the position are researchers holding a PhD. Experience of and scientific expertise in heritage studies or another relevant discipline is a requirement. Particular attention is paid to the applicant’s research background in relation to sustainable heritage, specifically the research area and duties outlined above. The assessment of applications is based on the applicant’s ability to work interdisciplinary, and to formulate and be granted research funding. The applicant must show very good cooperation skills and the ability to not only initiate but also contextualise specific research ideas to the general aims of SuHRF. Furthermore, the ability to work independently and write and speak English well is taken into consideration. Experience from international heritage organisations as well as from working with sustainability issues is commendable for the position. Administrative skills, such as the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and adapted way, will be given weight.

About the employment
Fixed-term employment 3 months, full time. Starting date as soon as possible, but no later than 2022-10-01. Individual salary setting is applied. Workplace: Campus Gotland, Visby.

How to apply
The application must include:

  • CV, including list of 3-5 scientific publications relevant for the position.
  • A cover letter including (i) a description of how the applicant intends to contribute to SuHRF’s main aims, and to the specific aims of initiating interdisciplinary research projects and strengthening the research environment at Campus Gotland, (ii) an account of scientific and other activities that are relevant for the duties, and (iii) a reflection on the importance and relevance of the applicant’s own research in relation to the duties.

Information about the position is provided by: the Deputy Head of Department, Gustaf Leijonhufvud, e-mail gustaf.leijonhufvud@konstvet.uu.se or phone +46 498 108337.

Please submit your application by February 4th, 2022, with reference UFV-PA 2022/27.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-02-04 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Art History

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag februar 4th, 2022

Vacant Post Doc positions in stream ecology, hydrology, nutrient dynamics, and wetlands

Due to new grants and strategic build-up, the Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, is looking for 2 new postdocs within the fields of stream ecology and hydrology, nutrient dynamics and transport from fields to streams and wetlands. The terms of employment depend on the job category, but temporary positions of 2 years are available. Employment from 1 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities
The employees will be affiliated with the Section for Catchment Science and Environmental Management. The section has the scientific responsibility for two topic centres – the Topic Centre for Substance Leaching from Cultivated Areas and the Topic Centre for Freshwater, both of which belong under NOVANA – the National Monitoring Programme on the Aquatic Environment and Nature. Within the auspices of the Topic Centre for Substance Leaching from Cultivated Areas, cultivation data are collected annually, and the concentrations and loss of nutrients are measured in the root zone, in drainage water and in streams in six small agricultural catchments. The Topic Centre for Freshwater is responsible for the development and revision of scientific and technical guidelines, sampling and analysis of environmentally hazardous substances in sediment and biota, nutrients in water and biological parameters, and it conducts, among other tasks, the annual, nationwide calculations of the nitrogen and phosphorus transport to coastal waters.

Academic profile
We are looking for two to three post docs for research projects within low-lying organic soils, mini constructed wetlands, hydrology, nutrient dynamics and transport from field to streams and in wetlands. The job tasks on low-lying organic soils and wetlands consist of contributing to research and monitoring projects on hydrology, nutrient dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions. This involve fieldwork, data processing and the development and application of mathematical models. A PhD degree is mandatory for all positions.

The job tasks in hydrology and nutrient transport from fields to streams aims, among other things, to conduct individual research and support ongoing projects modelling the percolation and nitrate leaching in fields instrumented with soil water stations. Furthermore, it is the objective to evaluate transport of water and nutrients to entire catchments and increase knowledge about nutrient loss and field balances from cultivated areas in order to adjust monitoring methods.

The job tasks within stream ecology includes academic support to ongoing national and international research projects investigating the use of nature based solutions in streams and river basins aiming to solve the challenge we face with regard to biodiversity loss and climate change including stream management broadly impacting the ecological status of Danish streams.

The new employees are expected to contribute to both scientific and popular communication of the results.

Qualifications
We are looking for academic employees with a PhD degree within e.g. geology, engineering or biology having knowledge of hydrology, geology and/or freshwater ecology. Experience with 3D hydrological modelling, e.g. MODFLOW, or root zone models such as. Daisy, as well as the development of databases and programming, e.g. in MATLAB, SAS, Python or R, and analysis and statistical processing of complex data sets and with GIS analyses will be an advantage. We want committed employees who are good at creating an overview without losing the sense of details. The emphasis is on good communication skills, both orally and in writing, in Danish as well as in English. Emphasis is also placed on strong team working skills.

The workplace
The Department of Ecoscience conducts research and consultancy activities in 11 different scientific sections at the department’s three locations in Silkeborg, Roskilde and Kalø. As from summer 2022, the Jutland sections will be assembled on campus in Aarhus C. At the moment, we have more than 250 academic and technical staff. The department works with both basic scientific and applied research within almost all branches of biology. The department contributes to research-based public sector consultancy within the fields of nature and environmental management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, catchment analyses and monitoring. The research areas include human impacts on species, the environment and the global nutrient cycle, effects of the global climate change on biological, chemical and physical processes in and around the aquatic environment, assessment of water quality and ecological status and studies on the effects of measures that can be used to handle and reduce the loss of carbon, nutrients and pollutants to the aquatic environment, including research into hydrology, nutrient dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions from low-lying organic soils. The activities take place at national and international level with the main activities in Denmark and northern Europe, including the Arctic.

Tjenestested
Arbejdsstedet er Vejlsøvej 25, Silkeborg. Fra den 1. juni 2022 er arbejdsstedet C.F. Møllers Alle 4-8, 8000 Aarhus C.

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Head of Section Gitte Blicher-Mathiesen, tel.: +45 29791813 (gbm@ecos.au.dk), Head of Section Hans Estrup Andersen, tel.: +45 2292 0080 (hea@ecos.au.dk) or with regards to stream ecology Annette Baattrup-Pedersen (abp@ecos.au.dk).
 

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2022-02-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecoscience
Email: mailto:gbm@ecos.au.dk
Phone: +4587158769

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on søndag februar 20th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in the study of historical archaeological collections relating to, and emanating from, St Croix, USVI (the former Danish West Indies)

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for an 18-month, fixed-term postdoctoral position in the study of historical archaeological collections relating to, and emanating from,

St Croix, USVI (the former Danish West Indies).

The successful applicant will be based at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg.

The appointment begins on 15 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

Research context

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated scholar with a background in archaeology, collection-based research and colonial material culture, preferably specialising in material culture from the Caribbean.

This position is made possible by a DFF Project II grant for the project Enduring Materialities of Colonialism: temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI (2019-2024). The project is led by Dr Laura McAtackney and includes working in partnership with a range of colleagues: Dr Magdalena Naum, Aarhus University, Dr Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne State University, and Dr Meredith Hardy, National Park Service (USVI). This is a project based on co-production and knowledge exchange with the communities we are working with on St Croix, which includes a commitment to communicating the results of the research on the island and in Denmark as well as through academic outputs. It is an interdisciplinary project that has an emphasis on researching the roles of various material remnants of colonialism in providing new insights into the experiences of the colonial past and considering whether, and how, they continue to shape memory and identity on the contemporary island.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in project activities, especially conducting their own collections-based research at a variety of museums, heritage institutions and private collections in Denmark, St Croix and further afield (as appropriate). This project will include fieldwork seasons with the expectation of spending at least one month as part of the project team on St Croix (probably June 2022 or 2023). The postdoc will be part of a team based at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Moesgaard Campus, Aarhus and will be expected to take an active part in departmental activities including lectures, seminars and workshops.

The position

The successful applicant is expected to work with Dr McAtackney and other members of the EMoC team in carrying out their research.

Applicants are asked to submit:

  • an academic CV and cover letter
  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position, indicating how their experience relates to the project aims and objectives [maximum one page]
  • a maximum of five publications

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • to conduct their research independently through a collaborative ethos within the EMoC team on the study of historical archaeological collections relating to, and emanating from, St Croix
  • to take a holistic approach to the study of archaeological collections by focusing on the artefacts but also the political, social and economic context of how the collections were brought together through to their present context. This will include investigating the role of individuals and organisations – both historically and through to the present day – in collecting, de/accessioning, curating, interpreting and displaying the collections
  • to create a project database that will act as an inventory of the relevant finds within various collections
  • to conduct detailed object biographies of specific artefacts and sub-collections located through the research process
  • to spend up to 10% of their research time on completing archival research responding to outcomes from project fieldwork on St Croix, which may include making connections between newly located material culture and pre-existing collections 
  • to add research findings to the project’s Deep Heritage Map and project website, when relevant
  • to co-lead in producing a public-orientated, and academically rigorous, output provisionally entitled ‘St Croix in 50 Objects’
  • to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals
  • to contribute to the organisation of research workshops and international conferences hosted at Aarhus University and on St Croix

Teaching

The position may involve a limited, specified amount of teaching, as agreed with the head of department and the project lead.

Knowledge exchange

The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and to contribute actively to public debate in areas related to the position.

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must hold a PhD degree in archaeology, heritage studies, museum studies, colonial history or a related field with a focus on the material culture of the colonial Caribbean.
Applicants must document:

  • doctoral-level experience of working with archaeological collections
  • experience of completing detailed research on archaeological collections, including the social context of how they were brought together and have been shaped to the present day  
  • an international research profile with relevant publications, or the potential to achieve such a profile
  • fluency in written and spoken English, with a strong preference for fluency in written and spoken Danish due to the need to work with collections in Danish heritage institutions

Desirable attributes:

  • knowledge of historical Danish colonialism, especially in the Caribbean, and of the relationship between archaeology and colonialism
  • experience of disseminating research to the public, especially working with museums and heritage institutions

The research activities will be evaluated in relation to the research time that has been available to applicants. We therefore encourage applicants to specify any periods of leave they may have had without research activities (e.g. maternity/paternity leave), so we can subtract these periods from the span of their academic career when evaluating their productivity.

The application must be submitted in English.

lease upload a maximum of five publications alongside your application. Only submitted publications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. As a result, applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

Professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview may be asked to provide professional references.

For further information about the position, please contact laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk

For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail mbb@au.dk.

The work environment

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Aarhus University is one of the largest and most active archaeology and heritage studies departments in the Nordic countries. It is a dynamic research environment that hosts a number of major research projects. The environment is versatile and cross-disciplinary, with academic staff with many disciplinary foci and international backgrounds. The interests of the academic staff span topics ranging from war and power to mobility and globalisation, with a particular focus on creative methodological approaches to understanding the past and how it shapes the present.

Read more https://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/archaeology-and-heritage-studies/

School of Culture and Society

At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

  • From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
  • From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
  • From local questions to global challenges

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: https://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts: shortlisting

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2022-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Email: mailto:laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587163331

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on onsdag februar 9th, 2022

PhD student in Practical Philosophy

Ref. No. SU FV-3830-21

at the Department of Philosophy. Closing date: 31 January 2022.

The Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University is the largest in Sweden, boasting a lively community of philosophers with a broad range of scholarly interests. The department has a strong international profile: we frequently attract visitors from around the world, regularly invite internationally renowned philosophers to our colloquium, and are involved in several international research networks. In both 2008 and 2014, we were selected as one of the leading research areas in the humanities at Stockholm University. The department’s traditional strengths within practical philosophy, including meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics and the theory of value, have recently been augmented by the addition of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace. Several of our faculty members are associated with the Institute for Futures Studies, which hosts research projects of philosophical relevance, or with Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics. More information can be found at our home page.

Subject areaPractical philosophy includes applied ethics, normative ethics, meta-ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of action, philosophy of the social and behavioral sciences (including social ontology and philosophy of economics), philosophy of religion, aesthetics, philosophy of law, decision theory, game theory, and the history of these sub-disciplines.

Qualification requirements
To be admitted as a PhD student in Practical Philosophy, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (ECTS). 60 ECTS must be in the second cycle, and 30 of these, including a thesis, must be in practical philosophy. (240 ECTS corresponds to four years of full-time studies.)

Those who have not completed their second cycle thesis or degree at the time of application might submit their thesis and proof of completion no later than June 13, 2022.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The selection is made with regard to the following criteria:

Qualifications:

  1. Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.
  2. Scientific production. Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered in relation to the following assessment criteria:
  • Critical ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Creativity
  • Independence

The assessment should also take into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet their previous scientific obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered.

Research plan:

The applicant should enclose a research plan, which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is assessed according to:

  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies)

Ability to collaborate:

The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

Selection process
After the closing date (January 31, 2022), applications submitted will be given a preliminary ranking. Applicants will be notified of their standing in this ranking no later than March 1, 2022.

After the last day for submitting theses and proof of second-cycle degree (June 13, 2022), a final ranking will be established. Applicants will receive notification of admission no later than June 23, 2022.

Also note that the final ranking on which admissions are based might diverge from the preliminary ranking communicated earlier.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Starting date: September 1, 2022, unless otherwise agreed.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle program may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The doctoral studentship is a fully salaried position currently starting at SEK 330.000 per annum, raised at 50 % and 80 % completion of PhD studies, reaching SEK 376.800. It comes with standard employment-based benefits provided by the Swedish social security system, including sickness benefits, a rehabilitation allowance, and generous parental-leave insurance.

The total period of employment is normally, and may not exceed, the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may then be extended for a maximum of two years at a time.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

After the student’s successful completion of the PhD program, the department may grant extension of the employment for the development of research projects for future employment in their area of research.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact the Head of the Department, Professor Björn Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 44 93, bjorn.eriksson@philosophy.su.se.

Further information about the PhD program in Practical Philosophy can be obtained from Professor Gunnar Björnsson, gunnar.bjornsson@philosophy.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

In addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal (maximum 2,500 words)
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the qualification requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Up to four writing samples (papers, theses) along with a document ordering these according to how important they are for assessing your qualifications generally and in relation to your research project.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 31/01/2022

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PhD-student, Liveability at the crossroad of religion, gender and sexuality

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Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Work description

The PhD programme runs full time and the student will pursue the requirements of the PhD degree and actively participate in department activities.The position as a PhD student is a four-year full time employment that may require teaching or other departmental work up to 20%, which may lengthen the overall duration of the position to maximum five years.

The Department of Gender Studies has a well-established tradition of working within the fields of Queer and Trans studies. The call is open for research applications that seeks to bridge these academic fields with studies of religion and religiosities. The Department welcomes research proposals that attends to the transformative aspects of religion, and which itself also may be subject to transformation.

The PhD Student will be included in a research project funded by FORTE (ID no 2021-01970), Liveability at the crossroad of religion, gender and sexuality. An ethnographic study of religious and social barriers encountered by LGBTQ+ people across diverse traditions of faith.

The aim of this project is to examine the religious and social barriers encountered by LGBTQ+ people of faith across Muslim, Jewish, Catholic and Sami religious traditions in Sweden. The purpose of the project is to illuminate the effects of internalized lgbtq+ negativity and heteronormativity and identify what makes, and could make, spaces livable for LGBTQ+ people of faith.

We are now inviting applications for 1 position as PhD-student, appointed to conduct research within the project, individually as well as in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI). We seek to recruit a PhD-candidate with a motivation to conduct high quality research and with previous knowledge of Muslim, Jewish, Sami and/or Catholic communities in Sweden and an interest in gender and queer studies.

Find more information about the project here: https://www.gender.lu.se/liveability-crossroad-religion-gender-and-sexuality

Proficiency in verbal and written Swedish is a requirement for this position.

For more information: https://www.gender.lu.se/research-2/doctoral-studies


Eligibility

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who have completed a second-cycle
degree, have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

Special eligibility for admission to postgraduate education in Gender Studies is completed course
requirements of at least 30 credits in Gender Studies at advanced level, of which at least 15 credits
consist of graduate work at advanced level or equivalent knowledge acquired within or outside the
country.

Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships.

When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80.

Application process

The application must contain:

– Research plan in Swedish, regarding the proposed area of research (max 5 pages excluding references).

– Personal letter, CV and diploma.

– Contact information from two references.

– Essays/other publications possibly other qualifications relevant to the employment.

Please note that incomplete application will not be processed.

Assessment

The most important basis for the assessment of this position is:

– the ability and potential in conducting qualified research (the applicant’s master thesis and other written documents and their connection to the focus of the research, methods and overall aim).

– The applicant shall have experience from working with either religiosities and gender studies, or religious studies and gender and sexualities.

– The applicants shall have knowledge about two or more of Muslim, Jewish, Sami and Catholic traditions of faith.

– Proficiency in verbal and written Swedish is a requirement.

Experience of at least one of the following is a merit

– religiosities and secularities.

– heteronormativity, lgbtq+ negativity and minority stress.

– justice-based activism.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Gender Studies is a small and dynamic department that has expanded and developed its research profile since 1978. It has played a central role at Lund University in moving gender analysis from the margins in most disciplines to the centre of social and cultural analysis.
Gender Studies is a field where questions about power, resource distribution and inequality from a gender perspective is in focus. By developing concepts and theories, Gender Studies seek explanations for people’s actions and relationships in society that create and restore inequality based on gender.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/4240
ContactAnna Melin, questions reg the recruitmentprocess, +46 46 222 4148, anna.melin@sam.lu.seMia Liinason, questions reg the position, mia.liinason@genus.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date28.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET

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Ph.D. Position in Musicology

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NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

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About the position

Applications are invited for one fully funded three-year Ph.D. fellowship in Musicology, based in the Music Department (IMU), Faculty of Humanities (HF), at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The Ph.D. position is affiliated with the research project ‘Women, Opera and the Public Stage in Eighteenth-Century Venice’ (WoVen). The project is funded by Norwegian Research Council and is led by Prof. Melania Bucciarelli (IMU). The Ph.D. fellow will work primarily within the area of performance studies (singing/vocal performance) and/or opera production.

The WoVen project explores the role of operatic women in the construction, representation and reception of models for women in the eighteenth-century through their activities as performers, composers, authors, theatre managers, patrons and audience members. The project contextualizes these activities and assesses their engagement with wider contemporary critical discourses about women’s education and place in society.

The project is organized in four work packages. These explore roles and images of femininity on the Venetian Stage, individual performers, patrons and authors, staging practices and the mechanisms of celebrity in the interaction between stage role and public persona, as well as singer and audience.

The Ph.D. candidate will be a central member of the project team and a core contributor to WP 4: ‘Performing Eighteenth-Century Operatic Women: A Practice-based Approach’. Through historical research in dialogue with other team members, especially those working in WP1 (Women’s roles and images of femininity on the Venetian stage) and WP2 (Performing celebrity on the Venetian stage), practical workshops, and ongoing professional engagements outside academia, the Ph.D. candidate is expected to study the body and/or the voice in performance, and investigate 1) how musico-dramatic acts of performance can convey gender and sexuality in eighteenth-century opera, and 2) how these operas, in their combined text-music-performance dimension, can be understood and performed today.

While the research proposal can focus on any area of the Venetian operatic repertory during the long eighteenth century, the following questions are pertinent to the project as a whole and may be addressed in the project proposal:

  • How did women perform on stage?
  • Which gestures and acting techniques did they use to perform gender and sexuality and what was their level of professionality?
  • What was the role of ornamentation in defining a singer’s identity?
  • To what extent did singers’ professional profile, public persona and celebrity status impact the construction and meaning of operatic representations?
  • How can musico-dramatic acts of performance convey gender and sexuality?
  • How did the voice, in particular, participate in the performance of gender?
  • How can operas produced in Venice in the eighteenth century, in their combined text-music-performance dimension, be understood and staged today?

Candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Bucciarelli (melania.bucciarelli@ntnu.no) for more information about the WoVen project and WP4.

Duties of the position

The successful applicant will be supervised by Prof. Melania Bucciarelli. The successful applicant must:

participate in and complete the Ph.D. program in the Humanities and Arts (http://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phestet) at the Faculty of the Humanities within the period of the appointment; be based at the Dragvoll campus and formally report to the Head of the Department of Music; and

  • participate in the activities of the WoVen project and collaborate with other project members
  • Aside from these duties, the Ph.D. student is also expected to engage in relevant professional activity, disseminate research results at conferences and take active part in the internal and public-facing activities of the WoVen project.
  • For information about the Ph.D. program, please visit: https://www.ntnu.edu/hf/research/phd (https://www.ntnu.edu/hf/research/phd).

The anticipated start date for the position is August 2022

Required selection criteria

We will rank qualified applicants based on their educational background and relevant professional experience, as well as the quality, originality, and potential of the proposed project, its relevance to the overarching project, and their personal suitability for the position.

In order to qualify for the position, the candidate must:

  • hold a masters degree in musicology or related fields across performance studies (singing/dance) and/or opera production;
  • demonstrate a high level of academic ability, as reflected in a strong academic record (within NTNU’s grading scale, this requires an average grade of at least B for the last two years of the M.A. degree program and a B or above for an M.A. thesis);
  • hold an educational background that corresponds to five years of higher education (B.A. and M.A. degree equivalent) with an average resulting grade of B or above;
  • submit an original, detailed and feasible research proposal related to the theme of the project;
  • have familiarity with eighteenth-century performance practice
  • possess strong research skills
  • possess good (reading) Italian and English language skills (written and oral); and
  • meet the requirements for admission to the Ph.D. program in the Humanities and Arts: https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phestet

If all, or parts, of your education have been completed abroad, the candidate will need to attach documentation (transcripts) of the scope and quality of their education at both B.A.-and M.A.-levels, in addition to other higher education certificates, according to NTNU’s documentation requirements. Note that that Diploma Supplement is required for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of a Master’s diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI). If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) and Philosodophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as Ph.D., post doctor and research assistant.

Preferred selection criteria

The following additional qualifications are seen as desirable for this position: 

  • professional experience as a singer and/or opera producer within the field of Baroque opera;
  • conference presentations or publications related to the theme of the project;
  • an M.A. thesis or professional work experience related to the performance/production of Baroque opera
  • familiarity with gender studies and studies in Venetian culture

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Good organization and leadership qualities.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Commitment to building an inclusive research project and work environment.

We offer

  • Open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues inclusive work environment 
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits
  • Participation in an innovative and transdisciplinary International research project, freedom to design research and professional activities and choose research methods, within the project’s boundaries
  • Stimulating and international academic and artistic research environment both in Musicology and Performance Studies
  • Research and conference travel supportemployee benefits (https://www.spk.no/en/) (https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/English/Benefi ts+and+discounts)

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years, full time, with the possibility to negotiate a part-time to allow continuation of professional artistic activity.

Appointment to a Ph.D. position requires admission to the Ph.D. programme in the Humanities and Arts https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phestet at the Faculty of Humanities within three months of employment, and participation in an organized Ph.D. programme during the employment period.

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The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment, you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

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The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

About the application

The application must be submitted electronically through jobbnorge before the application deadline on 15 February 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline or not via the jobbnorge portal will not be considered.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

The application must include the following documents in English (gathered in a single PDF document) (http://www.jobbnorge.no):

  • A cover letter, stating the applicant’s interests, aspirations, explaining plans to draw from and contribute to the WoVen project and the wider NTNU’s research environment. Maximum 2 pages.
  • A CV including a list of artistic engagements, conference presentations, public lectures, pedagogical activities, publications. Maximum 3 pages.
  • A copy of the master’s thesis. If you have submitted your master’s thesis recently, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master’s degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • A research proposal connected to WP 4 of the WoVen project, including a research plan and selected bibliography. Maximum 5 pages.
  • Scanned copies of education certificates (originals must be presented at the interview; translation must be provided for documents not in Norwegian or English). If you have not completed the master’s degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • Name and address of two referees
  • Optional: Any additional documentation pertinent to the advertised position (e.g. short writing samples, video/audio recordings of artistic practice, etc.). 

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor’s and master’s education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on relevance of the project proposal to the WoVen project, as well as education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

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As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

In accordance with The Public Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the research project leader, Melania Bucciarelli (Melania.bucciarelli@ntnu.no) for any questions about the WoVen project. For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Hilde Saxi Gildberg (hilde.saxi@ntnu.no).

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Application deadline: 15 February 2022

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of study programmes in the humanities, and is Norway’s second largest faculty of humanities measured in the number of students. We develop leading academic groups in the action-oriented humanities, as well as innovative and inquiry-based teaching and learning. The Faculty consists of seven departments as well as a Faculty administration.

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Three salaried doctoral student positions in archaeology, comparative literature, English literature, history, or the study of religions Vaxjo

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Reference number: 2021/825-2.2.1

Welcome to Linnaeus University! We meet the societal challenges of today and tomorrow in a spirit of openness, curiosity and creativity. By creating arenas for exchange of knowledge from different subjects, fields and cultures, we open up for new ideas and create new opportunities for long-term sustainable societal development. Linnaeus University – where people grow.

Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar in the southern Swedish region of Småland. The university has 2 100 employees and more than 44 000 students and offers over 200 degree programmes and 1 500 single-subject courses. Research at Linnaeus University is of high quality, nationally as well as internationally, particularly within the university’s six centres of excellence in research, of which the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (LNUC Concurrences) is one.

LNUC Concurrences and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities now announces at least three salaried positions for doctoral students with an orientation toward colonial and postcolonial studies in any of the following disciplines: archaeology, comparative literature, English literature, history, and the study of religion. 

Subject area for the position
Archaeology, comparative literature, English literature, history, or the study of religions
Location until further notice
Växjö
Form of employment and hours
48 months temporary employment, full time

The employment as a doctoral student is limited according to Chapter 5, Section 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The total employment period may not exceed the equivalent of full-time third-cycle (postgraduate) studies for four years. However, besides their own studies, someone employed as a doctoral student may to a limited extent work with education, (artistic) research, and administration, in which case the period of employment will be extended proportionally. Such work may not exceed 20 per cent of full-time work.

The current (January 2022) starting salary for a doctoral student position is SEK 28 850 per month (subject to tax).

For more information about employment and working conditions at Linnaeus University, see the website of the Office of Human Resources.

Starting date
1 September 2022.

Job description
The duties include third-cycle (postgraduate) education up to doctoral degree, corresponding to a maximum of four years of full-time studies in one of five possible third-cycle education subjects: archaeology, comparative literature, English literature, history, and the study of religions. The third-cycle programmes include obligatory and elective courses of 60 credits (ECTS) and a doctoral thesis corresponding to 180 credits. For more information about the third-cycle programmes at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, see the information on the Faculty’s website and the general study plans (syllabi) in each subject area:

Archaeology, history and the study of religions:
General study plan for third-cycle studies in subject within Cultural Sciences

Comparative literature and English literature:
General study plan for third-cycle studies in Comparative literature

The doctoral students play an important part in the research environment of LNUC Concurrences and at their respective departments and are expected to contribute actively by regularly attending seminars, workshops and other activities organized by the centre, the research clusters or their home departments. Doctoral students are expected to spend most of their working hours at the Växjö campus of Linnaeus University, unless their research or other work requires otherwise (e.g., fieldwork or archival research).

The doctoral students linked to LNUC Concurrences will also be part of the new Doctoral Programme in Global Humanities, which will be launched by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in 2022. They will be required to take part in the activities organised by the programme, such as seminars, retreats and courses, and to interact with the other doctoral students and teachers in the programme. For more information, see the information about the Doctoral Programme in Global Humanities on Linnaeus University’s website.

Context of the position
The proposed doctoral projects must be linked to the research field of colonial and postcolonial studies and to the research carried out within LNUC Concurrences, including the three research clusters of the centre. Currently, these are the Aesthetics of Empire Research Cluster, the Cluster for Colonial Connections and Comparisons, and the Cluster for Migration, Citizenship, and Belonging. The main supervisor must be a senior member of the centre.

LNUC Concurrences is an international research environment and welcomes applicants of any nationality, based anywhere in the world at the time of the application deadline. For more information about the centre, see the LNUC Concurrences website

The doctoral students will also be part of the Doctoral Programme in Global Humanities at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, which is currently under implementation and planned to start in September 2022.

Eligibility requirements

General entry requirements according to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 7, Section 39):

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification [normally an MA]
  2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements according to the requirements of Linnaeus University:

  • has proficiency in English, corresponding to the general requirements to be eligible for university studies in Sweden (at the bachelor’s level). See further the information provided by the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

 AND one of the following: 

  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 120 credits in archaeology or the equivalent, of which at least 30 credits must be at second-cycle level, including one independent project of least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 120 credits in comparative literature, of which at least 30 credits must be at second-cycle level including one independent project of at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 120 credits in English, of which at least 30 credits must be at second-cycle level including one independent project of at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 120 credits in history or the equivalent, of which at least 30 credits must be at second-cycle level including one independent project of at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad,
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 120 credits in the study of religions or the history of religions or the equivalent, of which at least 30 credits must be at second-cycle level including one independent project of at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

All eligibility requirements must be fulfilled by the time of the application deadline.

For more information about specific eligibility and additional information about the education, see the general study plans for education at third-cycle level (see links above).

Application
The application must be written in English and consist of the following documents:

  1. a cover letter explaining the motives for applying to the position (max two pages)
  2. CV of the applicant (max two pages)
  3. attested copies of transcript/s of records demonstrating the applicant’s eligibility for the position (including proficiency in English for non-native speakers)
  4. a research plan (max 10 000 characters excl. references), including purpose, theory, research questions, method and time plan
  5. a copy of the applicant’s MA thesis or the equivalent
  6. names of and contact details for up to three referees.

For more information about the applications procedure and to apply, see the job page of Linnaeus University.

Deadline for applications is 31st of January 2022.

Assessment criteria

Selection of applicants will be made with regard to the applicants’ ability to assimilate the education at postgraduate level. The assessment will be based on the following criteria:

  1. the relevance, originality and feasibility of the research plan
  2. the academic qualifications of the applicant, particularly the quality and relevance of their MA thesis or the equivalent
  3. other relevant qualifications and references.

Further information

Director of LNUC Concurrences: Stefan Amirell

Head of the Department of Cultural Sciences (archaeology, history, study of religions): Malin Lennartsson

Head of the Department of Film and Literature (comparative literature): Anders Åberg

Head of the Department of Languages (English literature): Anna Greek

HR partner: Josefin Grahn

Union representatives can be reached via the university’s switchboard 0772-28 80 00.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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PhD student in Human Computer Interaction

Published: 2021-12-16

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University conducts education and research in Uppsala and at Campus Gotland in Visby. The Department’s faculty studies various aspects of the conditions, opportunities and consequences of the use of digital technologies, in relation to individuals, organizations, and societal institutions. See the Department’s website for more information about the research profile (www.im.uu.se ).

The fully-funded PhD is placed in the subject of Human-Computer Interaction and in the project ABC för meningsfulla möten / ABC for meaningful meetings.

The project aims to develop knowledge on how places can be better designed and used to reduce loneliness and exclusion, as well as to increase social interaction and strengthen the experience of community and belonging. The doctoral student will use design research to develop, study, co-create and communicate project values, in physical, digital and in hybrid solutions.

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Duties
Doctoral studies comprises a set of PhD courses and a comprehensive research project that is to be reported and publicly defended in the form of a doctoral dissertation. Successful fulfilment of the course work and the research project will be awarded by a PhD degree in Human Computer Interaction, from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala University. The PhD student will be supervised by two senior researchers. A general specification of the doctoral education may be retrieved at: http://www.samfak.uu.se/.

Additional qualifications
We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student, with a genuine interest design interventions, social sustainability and the public spaces. The following is formal requirement for the successful applicant: Master’s degree level qualification at the start of the PhD, or equivalent, that has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (ECTS) of which at least 60 credits (ECTS) were awarded at the master’s level, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. A suitable background is a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction or in other relevant social science disciplines.

Other meriting qualifications:

(i) university-level courses in Human-Computer Interaction (in case the applicant holds a Master’s degree in another discipline); (ii) experience of the research process, including writing papers, their presentation in conferences and publication in journals, (iii) experience of qualitative methods and design methods for research; (iv) professional work experience from industry and/or governmental organizations; (v) Swedish language proficiency; (vi) demonstrable knowledge of social values in communities and cities, design of public environments and intersectional approaches.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Required application documents:

  1. Full C.V.
  2. A motivation letter that specifies why the applicant wants to pursue PhD studies in the here announced position (max one page)
  3. A research proposal that targets the here specified research domain, (max one page, excl. possible references)
  4. Verified copies of academic degree(s)
  5. Copies of (co-) authored research papers (if applicable)
  6. Verified certificates of work experience (if applicable)

All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school), university studies, or equivalent.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1 .

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-02-01 as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact:

Jon Back, e-mail: jon.back@im.uu.se (project lead)
Lina Eklund e-mail: lina.eklund@im.uu.se (section leader)
Annika Waern, e-mail: Annika.waern@im.uu.se (chair professor)

Please submit your application by 17 January 2022, UFV-PA 2021/5010.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-01-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Informatics and Media

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Post expires on mandag januar 17th, 2022

PhD Fellowship in Archaeobotany/ Palaeoecology

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Archaeobotany or Palaeoecology at the Museum of Archaeology, Department of Archaeological Excavations and Natural Sciences.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively. The position is vacant for accession as soon as possible.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Social Sciences. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

Research topic

Museum of Archaeology is home to a strong and dynamic research community in archaeobotany and palaeoecology. Archaeobotany is the study of human exploitation of, and interaction with, plants in the past. Palaeoecology explores past environments and human interactions with nature over the long-term, for example through the study of changes in flora, vegetation, and landscape.

The “green transition” is a central theme in the University of Stavanger’s strategic plan, and the museum can make a unique contribution to this by highlighting long-term trends in the development of ecosystems. Studies of past plant use and adaptations to climate change and other natural and anthropogenic environmental changes can provide us with the tools to shape a sustainable future.

With this in mind, we at the museum wish to analyse, compare, interpret and synthesise our large corpus of archaeobotanical material from southwest Norway, in order to activate and showcase a part of the collections which is often less visible than archaeological artefacts. Archaeobotanical material is essential for understanding the complex interplay between society and ecology. The successful project will preferentially include material from Museum of Archaeology’s collections, which include pollen and plant macrofossils from both archaeological contexts and natural archives such as sediment cores from bogs and lakes. This material can either be the main focus of the study or can be compared with material from other regions in Norway or further afield. It will also be possible to collect and analyse supplementary material. 

Climate and biodiversity are interlinked, and the rapidly increasing loss of species and biotopes as a result of human activity can even accelerate climate change. We need concrete and factual information about prehistoric and preindustrial biodiversity, as well as past exploitation of plant resources, in areas with documented past human occupation in order to investigate this. There is also a need to critically examine the role of cultural heritage management in development practices that have led to certain ecosystems becoming threatened and even in danger of disappearing entirely from the landscape.

Potential avenues of investigation which invite collaboration with research communities in natural science and archaeology, the municipal environmental protection department, and other regional administrative institutions, include:

  • Sustainable land use, agriculture and/or plant exploitation in the past.
  • The use of wild plants in the past as food, medicine, textiles, pigments, fuel etc.
  • Cultural heritage management and collections management from an environmental perspective – sustainable practice?
  • Variation in biodiversity in selected biogeographical regions in a long-term perspective, and how this relates to settlement history, population density, natural and anthropogenic environmental changes, etc.
  • Ecological resilience or collapse. Changes in ecosystems or landscapes vs. settlement change or abandonment. Identify possible tipping points which have resulted in changes in ecosystems.
  • Climatic and/or anthropogenic causality in known periods of change in vegetation history, which are also reflected in the archaeological record.

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains its research question(s), relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment.

During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within one or more of the following fields: botany, archaeology, ecology or quaternary geology, with a specialism in the analysis of plant macrofossils, pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs, charcoal, phytoliths or another related field, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate. The successful candidate should have a NOKUT-approved MA.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

The successful candidate must have at least reading comprehension of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, as much of the research material is in Norwegian.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Marte Pupe Støyva

Arkeologisk Museums bibliotek

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 491 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Head of Research Anja Mansrud, tel: +47 41682138 , e-mail: anja.mansrud@uis.no or Head of Department Krister Eilertsen, tel: +47 98826959, e-mail: krister.eilertsen@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR adviser Janne V. Endresen, tel: +47 51831216, e-mail: janne.v.endresen@uis.no Annette Øvrelid, Arkeologisk museumAM utstilling - inngang

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Arkelogis museum

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,900 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants.

The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Museum of Archaeology has an academic staff with researchers in archeology, conservation, various natural sciences and more recent cultural history. The staff covers several fields within conservation, laboratories, photographic services, archives and scientific collections, management tasks under the Cultural Heritage Act, exhibition production, graphic design, school service and public involvment. The museum publishes two series on level 1 in the CRIStin-system.

The museum currently has a total of approximately 90 permanent employees in four departments and in the museum administration.

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Deadline

28th February 2022

Post expires on mandag februar 28th, 2022

Postdoc positions at the Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination

Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination (CEPDISC) at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for up to two postdoctoral positions.

The expected starting date is 1 June 2022 or as agreed upon. The duration for the positions is 3 years.

CEPDISC is a centre of excellence devoted the experimental-philosophical study of discrimination and funded for a six-year period by the Danish National Research Foundation. CEPDISC’s research is grounded in the combination of philosophical analysis, political and social psychology, and experimental (or other relevant quantitative) methods. CEPDISC is part of the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University.

The call is open for applicants that can contribute with an original research project that deals with one or more of CEPDISC's three main research questions. The project could relate specifically to one or more of the centre’s 9 specific work packages but this is not required. Either way, the applicant should make sure that it is clear from the application how the proposed project relates to CEPDISC’s main research aims (see below).

Job description

The position as postdoctoral researcher is a fixed-term academic research position. The successful applicant will closely collaborate with the PIs in one or more of CEPDISC’s 9 work packages and the other members at CEPDISC. As part of small, interdisciplinary teams within the centre, each postdoc position will cover a variety of tasks including research design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination. The selected candidates will also be expected to contribute substantially to publications, both as first and secondary authors and to take part in the research activities at the centre on a daily basis. The latter includes some organizational tasks, e.g., in relation to organizing workshops, seminars etc. The positions include relatively modest teaching obligations.
 

Your qualifications

We seek highly motivated candidates with a documented background within the areas of political and social psychology, sociology, philosophy, experimental philosophy, political science or related fields, preferably with a track record of experimental research projects on discrimination. Applicants are required to possess a PhD-degree in one of the above-mentioned areas.

We expect the candidates to have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English, and an ability to produce state-of-the art experimental research and work in an interdisciplinary research environment where you interact and work together across sub-projects and research streams.

In addition to a CV and proof of PhD degree (or the near completion of a PhD degree), interested applicants should provide a 2-4 page application letter motivating their application, a short presentation of an idea for a research project, and how they can contribute to CEPDISCS’s research activities in general.

Who are we

Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination (CEPDISC) offers a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment covering complementary research activities in the area of philosophical analysis and experimental methods.

At CEPDISC we study discrimination from an experimental-philosophical perspective. The centre asks three main research questions: 1) What is discrimination and what forms of discrimination exist? 2) What are the moral objections to discrimination? 3) What are the psychological mechanisms behind discrimination and what can and should be done, given these mechanisms, to mitigate discrimination? These research questions are studied in 9 work packages each headed by a PI who is also a core group member. Read more about the individual work packages.

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen is the Head of CEPDISC. CEPDISC’s core group members are besides the Center Director: Andreas Albertsen, Kim Mannemar Sønderskov (Deputy Director), Lasse Laustsen, Lotte Thomsen, Marion Godman, Michael Bang Petersen, and Søren Flinch Midtgaard. Together the core members cover relevant fields in political theory/philosophy and social and political psychology.

For examples of current research and activities, please consult our website here.

Further information

Applicants are welcome to contact Centre Director Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen per email: Lippert@ps.au.dk and the respective work-package leaders prior to submitting their application to learn more about the positions.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Anne Arnfeldt Källberg, Tel.: +45 9352 1361, Email: aak@au.dk

Place of work

Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information here:
https://internationalstaff.au.dk/relocationservice/

Please find more information about research opportunities at Aarhus University here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:
http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Terms of employment

The appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here

The evaluation process

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2022-02-01 at 23:59
Email: mailto:lippert@ps.au.dk
Phone: +4587165643

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellowship within the “CLIMA”-project

Doctoral Research Fellowship within the “CLIMA”-project

The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo.

The PhD position is funded by the research Council of Norway and is associated with the research project CLIMA Cross-linguistic influence in multilingual acquisition (project number: 324318), 2021-2026. CLIMA is a collaborative project between NTNU the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Oslo and also involves extensive international collaboration. The successful candidate is expected to present and conduct a research project connected to Work Package 1 in the CLIMA project. In addition to the PhD position at UiO, there will be a corresponding position at NTNU, connected to Work Package 2. See PhD Candidate in multilingualism

For more information about CLIMA, see https://www.ntnu.edu/isl/clima

About the project

Acquiring multiple languages is extremely common. CLIMA addresses gaps in research on multilingualism concerning the role of cross-linguistic influence (CLI) and learner-internal factors in third language acquisition (L3A). An ongoing debate addresses the question of how previously learned languages affect acquisition of the grammar of an L3, and of the source and nature of CLI on morphosyntactic structures in L3A. Research within CLIMA is organized in 3 work packages. Work Package 1: Norwegian as L3, Work Package 2: German, French or Spanish as L3, and Work Package 3: Prior language knowledge in L3 acquisition.

CLIMA investigates L3A of word order, specifically placement of finite verbs, which is central to language competence. Verb placement has been studied previously in L3A research, but different studies have found contradictory evidence with respect to CLI over the course of acquisition. CLIMA focuses on participants with systematically different combinations of first, second, and third language. Participants in Work Package 1 have Spanish, French or German as L1, English as L2, and Norwegian as L3, while participants in Work Package 2 are L1 speakers of Norwegian with L2 English and French, Spanish or German as L3. These languages differ systematically with regard to verb placement, and CLIMA investigates the influence of these linguistic differences. The project also has a strong focus on learner-internal factors and on the properties of prior language knowledge, both in terms of second-language proficiency and use, and of metalinguistic knowledge (Work Package 2). We furthermore ask whether the previous inconclusive results within research on L3 acquisition of verb placement may in part be due to methodological differences; CLIMA has a particular focus on methodology and triangulates experimental methods to avoid an unwanted association between methods and outcomes. CLIMA will contribute to our understanding of the human language learning capacity in general and of multilingualism in particular, as well as for additional language learning and teaching.

The work and responsibility of the project

The advertised position is connected primarily to Work Package 1 Norwegian as L3. Participants in this WP will be adult learners of Norwegian L3 living in Norway, with L1 German, French or Spanish and L2 English. Work in this WP will address questions related to cross-linguistic influence of structural properties and developmental trajectories, where the same participants are tested at different proficiency levels. WP1 in CLIMA is responsible for the development of a standardized proficiency test for Norwegian.

The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the PhD candidate hired at NTNU (WP2: German, French or Spanish as L3). Both candidates will also contribute to WP3: Prior language knowledge in third language acquisition

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 3 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 Linguistics, Multilingualism, language studies or another relevant field. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.  
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, and in English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

Preferred qualification

  • Experience with previous research within language acquisition or multilingualism
  • Experience with research on Norwegian, Swedish or Danish
  • Experience with relevant methodologies

The CLIMA project is a joint project between UiO and NTNU. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the other researchers in the CLIMA project, and in particular with the PhD candidate at NTNU. In the hiring process for both PhD positions we will seek to hire candidates with complementary competence.

Applicants must provide a general contextualizing statement/proposal (maximum 3 pages) detailing how the candidate plans to contribute to the research done in Work Package 1.

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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position, indicating how they see their background and experience fitting into the CLIMA project, especially related to Work Package 1
  • Contextualizing statement/proposal (max 3 pages), detailing how the candidate plans to contribute to the research done in Work Package 1 of the CLIMA project 
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements

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, jobbnorge.no.

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 aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For further information about the position, please consult the website and/or contact the project leader of CLIMA or the PI of Work Package 1 by e-mail:

For questions on how to apply:

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 Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) is one of seven departments at The Faculty of Humanities (HF). The department conducts research, teaching and dissemination in general linguistics, Nordic languages (Scandinavian linguistics and Norwegian as a second language), multilingualism, medieval studies (Norse philology and Celtic), Nordic literature (including dissemination of literature and Ibsen-studies), and rhetoric and verbal communication. The Department hosts a socio-cognitive laboratory offering powerful equipment for various types of experiments and studies 

Deadline: 20 January 2022
Unit: Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellow in History of Ideas 

Doctoral Research Fellow in History of Ideas 

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas 

Job description 

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in History of Ideas is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

To apply the candidate must submit a research proposal (3-5 pages, maximum 14000 characters) related to one of the following three research areas: Medieval intellectual history through the research group Standardization in the Middle Ages, The Enlightenment through the research group Northern Enlightenment, or Classical Reception through the research group Norway’s Antiquity.

Only applications explicitly related to one of these research groups will be taken into consideration. The person appointed is expected to take active part in the activities of the relevant research group.

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 3 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 of Ideas or relevant disciplines. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • 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 

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, 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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, jobbnorge.no.

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 aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Professor and Head of History of Ideas Christine Amadou, e-mail christine.amadou@ifikk.uio.no

HR Officer Anders Rykke, e-mail anders.rykke@hf.uio.no

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 embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 110 employees.

Deadline: 31 January 2022
Unit: Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in indigenous knowledge in cultural historical archives and/or museums

Doctoral Research Fellowship in indigenous knowledge in cultural historical archives and/or museums

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in indigenous knowledge in cultural historical archives and/or museums is available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. Applicants must develop a research project that investigates how indigenous knowledge has been classified, represented, or exhibited in cultural historical archives and/or museums. The research could for instance focus upon themes such as how the knowledge systems of indigenous people have been incorporated and represented in cultural historical archives or museum – or how indigenous peoples have used museums and archives as platforms for cultural self-presentation and preservation. The appointed person will be a part of the section of cultural history and take part in the development of the section’s innovative research in the history of knowledge. The project description must be submitted as part of the application.

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 3 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 cultural history, museology, or other relevant disciplines for the topic of the proposed project. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • 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

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, 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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, jobbnorge.no.

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 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: Professor John Ødemark
For questions on how to apply: HR-officer Natali Helgesen

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 Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and among the best in its field in Scandinavia.

The Faculty has approximately 6000 students and offers 14 BA programs, 22 MA programs, 18 one-year courses and more than 70 subjects encompassing language, culture, history, media, literature and ideas. Over 700 people are employed at the 7 departments and 2 centres and in the Faculty administration. The Faculty of Humanities also hosts the new inter-disciplinary UIO: Nordic initiative and has two centres of excellence.
 

 

Deadline: 28 February 2022
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on religious festivals in Asia

Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on religious festivals in Asia

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) focusing on religious festivals in Asia is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The research initiative “Religious festivals in Asia” focuses on dynamics of change in religious festivals in East-, South-, and Southeast-Asia from a comparative perspective. Such religious festivals have been subject to processes of reinvestment, reinvention, and resignification over decades, and often centuries. To analyze that process, we zoom in on the dynamics between patronage “from above” and aspirations “from below.” For more information about the initiative, see THIS LINK. Applicants are invited to develop a PhD-project within the framework of this initiative on “Religious festivals in Asia”, limited to candidates working on festivals in India, Japan, Tibet, or Vietnam. The project description must be submitted as part of the application.

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 3 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 relevant area studies, anthropology, or religious studies. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Competence in the language of the area of study.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements.
  • 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

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, 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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, jobbnorge.no.

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 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:

Professor Mark Teeuwen

Head of Research Jacob Høigilt

For questions on how to apply:

HR-officer Natali Helgesen

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 Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Deadline: 28 February 2022
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Religion and Politics

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Religion and Politics

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

Two Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) in the study of religion and politics are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The fellowships are part of the Religion and Politics Research Initiative (https://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/research/groups/religion-and-politics/index.html). This initiative asserts that the political implications of religions and the religious aspects of politics make it increasingly important to think of religion and politics together. Religious policy issues range from religious nationalism and identity politics to conspiracy theories including vaccine resistance, pro- or anti-democracy activism, disputes over political, judicial or religious authority, responses to climate change and environmental activism, blasphemy controversies, and much more. Globally, several of these phenomena have a significant potential for conflict as well as connections, which makes it an important part of society’s mission to understand them.

The project description must be submitted as part of the application.This project needs to be thematically relevant to research interests in the Religion and Politics Research Initiative.

The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development. In addition to their own research, they will take part in ongoing research related activities at the department or the relevant section.

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 3 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 a relevant discipline (study of religion, history, cultural studies, area studies, social anthropology, political science or other). The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements. Other language requirements may apply when relevant for the applicant’s project.
  • 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 academic 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position (one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications if any)
  • 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 14,000 characters). See Template for project descriptions (all points except dissemination).

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

Educational certificates, master thesis 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, jobbnorge.no.

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 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: 

Professor Anne Stensvold

For questions on how to apply:

HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

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 Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Deadline: 28 February 2022
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Post expires on mandag februar 28th, 2022

Notice of PhD scholarships at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

Department of Arts and Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for two three-year PhD scholarships starting on 1 September 2022.

Interested candidates may apply for scholarships in all of the subject areas covered by the department: https://artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk/

Introduction
PhD studies consist of research programmes that qualify students for independent and wide-ranging research, development and teaching at international level. The main emphasis is on PhD students organising and conducting their own research project (under supervision). The programme culminates in the submission of a PhD thesis, which the student must defend in public. The programme is prescribed to 180 ECTS points, corresponding to three years of full-time study.

A PhD opens up a range of career opportunities in academia and elsewhere. As well as writing a thesis, PhD students work in active research environments in Denmark and abroad. They contribute to the academic environment, take research training courses and convey the results of their research in teaching, at academic conferences and to the general public.

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent and, as a minimum, have submitted a Master’s thesis for which they have received pre-approval at the time of application.

The qualifications of applicants with non-Danish Master’s degrees will be assessed to ascertain whether they correspond to the Danish level. For further information, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Education and Research: https://ufm.dk/en/education/admission-and-guidance

Applicants must possess skills in written and spoken academic English at a high level. If deemed necessary, the department may request that applicants document their English or other language skills.

Application
All applications must be submitted online, in PDF or Microsoft Word format, via the link “Apply now” at the bottom of the page.

The application must include:

1. Project abstract (max.1,200 characters with spaces)

2. Personal statement (max. one page)
In their personal statements, applicants are encouraged to:

  • outline how the PhD project relates to other research activities at the department, including the availability of supervisors
  • describe as clearly as possible their competencies and personal qualifications relevant to the PhD programme.

3. CV
Applications must be accompanied by a CV (max.one page) and a list of publications, where relevant.

4. Documentation (diplomas and transcripts)
Applicants must upload the following:

  • a copy of their Master’s degree diploma or similar (if this is not available by the application deadline, applicants must document pre-approval of their Master’s thesis)
  • a copy of their Master’s degree transcript
  • a copy of their Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • a copy of their Bachelor’s degree transcript.

Applicants with a degree from a university where the working language is not English or one of the Scandinavian languages must submit a translation of their Master’s diploma and/or diploma transcripts approved by the Danish embassy or consulate in the country where the original document was issued. These documents must be translated into English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. An official description of the grading scale (and a diploma supplement where relevant) must also be attached.

Chinese applicants must attach a China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee (CADGEEC) certificate. Read more about CADGEEC here

5. Project description
Applications must include a detailed project description covering the problem formulation, overall objectives, methodology, design and timetable (max. five pages/12,000 characters, incl. spaces, excl. bibliography).

Applicants who anticipate incurring extraordinary expenses (related to questionnaires, fieldwork, extended stay(s) abroad, equipment, etc.) must include brief comments about this in their project description.

 Guidelines and good advice on project descriptions are available here

6. Other relevant material
Statements of consent, e.g., regarding access to special archives and approval of studies abroad, may be submitted along with the applications. It is not necessary to include commitments from supervisors.

Please do not upload or submit recommendations, publications, theses, etc.

Assessment criteria
The following criteria are applied when assessing PhD applications:

  • the quality, originality and feasibility of the PhD project
  • research qualifications, as reflected in the attached CV and project description
  • competencies and knowledge of relevant fields of academic research
  • level (grades obtained) of Bachelor and Master’s studies.

Please note that only a few scholarships are awarded at each call for applications and competition is intense.

The recruitment process
After the deadline for applications, the Head of Department considers advice from the Appointment Committee and then selects applicants for assessment. All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been shortlisted. After this, the Head of Department sets up an expert Assessment Committee to assess the shortlisted applications. The selected applicants will be informed who is serving on the committee. Individual applicants will be offered the opportunity to comment on the committee’s assessment of their application before the appointment is announced. The assessments are expected to be completed by the end of March 2022.

Enrolment
It is a prerequisite for employment that successful applicants enrol at the PhD School of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen.

For further information about the structure of the PhD programme, please refer to: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/structure-of-the-phd-programme

For further information about the guidelines for PhD studies at UCPH, please refer to: https://phd.ku.dk/english/

Remuneration and terms of employment
Appointment as a PhD Fellow is subject to the collective bargaining agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

We seek to reflect the breadth and diversity of society and encourage applications irrespective of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 26 January 2022, at 23:59 CET.

Any applications or additional material submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

However, changes may be made to the submitted application right up until the deadline.

For further information about the application procedure, please refer to the University of Copenhagen website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Contact
For further information about the structure and rules of the PhD programme, please e-mail the PhD Administration at HR South and City Campuses, e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk

If you have any questions about the academic content of the PhD programme, please e-mail the PhD coordinator at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Devika Sharma, e-mail: sharma@hum.ku.dk

For any further questions regarding the recruitment process please contact HR employee Dorthea Andersen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0950/21-2H #1.

Deadline: 2022-01-26 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

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Post expires on onsdag januar 26th, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellows in Art History and Visual Studies

Doctoral Research Fellows in Art History and Visual Studies

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas 

About the position 

Two Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) in Art History and Visual Studies are available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

Applicants must submit a project description. The proposed project must be clearly relevant to the department’s ongoing research in art history and visual studies, and preferably related to one of the two research groups Art History Research Group in Modernism and Visual Studies Research Group. For information about ongoing research and research groups, see the department’s website (https://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/).

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 3 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 a relevant field. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English evt. and a Scandinavian language, see Language requirements 
  • 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 

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, 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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, jobbnorge.no.

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 aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information 

Professor and Head of History of Art Kjetil Fallan, e-mail kjetil.fallan@ifikk.uio.no

HR Officer Anders Rykke, e-mail anders.rykke@hf.uio.no 

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 embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 110 employees.

Deadline: 31 January 2022
Unit: Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Campus:
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Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellows in Philosophy

Doctoral Research Fellows in Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas 

Job description

Three Doctoral Research Fellowships in Philosophy are available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The application should contain a project description. While applications in any area of philosophy will be considered, the project description must show how the project relates to the work of at least one of these research groups: Ancient Philosophy, Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences (CPS), Oslo Mind Group, and Practical Philosophy. For one of the Fellowships preference will be given to qualified applicants whose projects relate to the work of CPS. More information about the research groups can be found here

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 candidates are expected to join a existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 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.

Expected start date: 1 September 2022

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Philosophy or other relevant subject. The Master’s degree must normally have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline. In exceptional cases, we can consider applications from candidates who do not yet have an MA degree, but who are close to completing one. If so, the degree must have been awarded by the time the position is taken up.
  • 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 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

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, 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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, jobbnorge.no. 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 aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Professor and Head of Philosophy Thomas Kjeller Johansen, e-mail t.k.johansen@ifikk.uio.no

HR Officer Anders Rykke, e-mail anders.rykke@hf.uio.no

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 embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 110 employees.

Deadline: 31 January 2022
Unit: Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

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

The position is associated with the Critical Historiography research group, whose members work on cross-chronological, problem-driven subjects with a strong emphasis on conceptual reflection.

More about the position

Applicants should propose a research project within the larger framework of the group’s focus project, “Good Work. The Value of Work in the long 20th Century”. “Good work” is a historical project, with a keen interdisciplinary interest, that enquires into the fundamental transformations global working conditions underwent since c. 1870, with a particular emphasis on perceptions and discourses in which these changes were reflected. It asks how large secular trends such as (de)industrialisation, tertiarisation, digitalisation, and globalisation affected working lives in Norway, Europe, and beyond, and how notions of value of, in, and through work changed in the process. The project thus endeavours to shed light on a key dimension of social and economic life in the twentieth century while also analysing the politically and culturally contentious issue of labour’s valuation. Its main aim is to provide critical interpretations of contemporary notions of “quality work” and explore its historically contingent meanings in different industrial and national contexts.

The project is broad and allows for different types of research, including case studies on individual industries, comparative perspectives between countries, analyses of transnational flows of ideas and information, and conceptual histories of key terms.

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 3 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, sociology, law, or other pertinent disciplines with a strong historical focus. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • 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

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, 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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, jobbnorge.no.

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.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Head of Department Jon Vidar Sigurdsson, e-mail: j.v.sigurdsson@hf.uio.no, phone number: +47 22841955

HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner, e-mail: h.k.sletner@hf.uio.no

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: 28 February 2022
Unit: The Department of archaeology, conservation and history
Campus:
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