Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) of Social Anthropology to be based at the Department of Social Anthropology. Preferred starting date August 2021.
The applicant’s proposed research should complement the ongoing research in the Department. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the research area she/he relates to, and to contribute to and participate in research activities at the Department. More information about research strategies and areas can be found on the Department's website.
More about the position
The Department wishes to recruit a candidate with excellent research qualifications within Social Anthropology. The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of six years, 25 % of which will be devoted to teaching duties and some administration.
The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify for a position as associate professor within the discipline. The position may include fieldwork, but the main emphasis should be placed on publishing and development of pedagogical qualifications.
Applicants should have obtained their doctoral degree within the last 5 years of the date of appointment. Additional time may be allowed for leave relating to childbirth or adoption.
We are looking for a colleague who will complement the departments research and teaching. The assessment of applicants is based on the project description, scientific merits and potential, teaching, research leadership, administrative experience and personal qualities. A good match between the candidate’s proposal and the Department’s research activities and teaching portfolio is a main selection criterion, along with the quality of the proposal and the qualifications of the candidate. Special emphasis will be put on the potential for future research, and previous experience with ethnographic fieldwork. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
The application must include
Selected candidates will be asked to submit
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo, and Regulations on appointments to tenure-track positions, with supplementary provisions for UiO. A formal midway assessment will be held, which will be completed before the candidate has been employed for four years.
Anyone employed for a fixed-term period of more than one year in an ordinary postdoctoral position or who has held such a postdoctoral appointment at a foreign institution, cannot be employed in a fixed-term postdoctoral tenure-track position.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
Head of Department Rune Flikke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor Ingjerd Hoëm (email@example.com)
Head of Administration Nina Rundgren (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 Social Anthropology The Department of Social Anthropology was founded in 1964 and is today a highly ranked anthropology department. Our researchers study society and culture through extensive, ethnographic fieldwork. The Department of Social Anthropology educates students at bachelor's-, master's and ph. d.-level.
|Location:||Oslo - Norway|
£44,639.95 to £51,661.87 converted salary* per annum depending on qualifications
|Placed On:||16th September 2020|
|Closes:||19th October 2020|
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