Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships within "Environmental Humanities"
Three Doctoral or Postdoctoral Research Fellowships within the field of Environmental Humanities, connected to three ongoing research projects, are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. Environmental Humanities is a rapidly expanding research field where scholars approach the study of man-made geological and atmospheric changes from the perspective of the humanities. IKOS now seeks to recruit three Doctoral or Postdoctoral candidates with excellent research qualifications who will investigate issues related to climate change and other environmental challenges that confront the planet and its inhabitants from the perspective of one or several humanistic academic disciplines, for instance, but not limited to, literary science, culture studies, history, anthropology, media science, linguistics, religious studies, Middle East studies, China studies, or other area studies.
The successful candidates will join an active and internationally engaged group of scholars working in the field of Environmental Humanities from different academic disciplines and research perspectives. In addition, each candidate will be affiliated with one of the three research groups listed below that are currently working in the field of Environmental Humanities at IKOS. Applicants should formulate an individual Doctoral or Postdoctoral project that is related to at least one of these:
The appointments are for the duration of three years, starting in August 2017. The successful candidates must engage in the designated research activities on a full-time basis.
Doctoral candidates must participate in the research training program organized by the Faculty of Humanities (cf. regulations and supplementary provisions for the faculty's researcher education). The purpose of the Doctoral Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral degree that will be defended at the Faculty. The successful candidate will be automatically accepted for the research-training program (PhD program) at the Faculty of Humanities, UiO. Read more about the doctoral degree. 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.
For the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship there is a 10% duty component devoted to teaching or other qualifying work for the department. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher positions within their disciplines.
For a Doctoral position, the candidate must have an MA degree or equivalent in one of the humanistic academic disciplines, for instance literary science, culture studies, history, anthropology, media science, linguistics, religious studies, Middle East studies, China studies, or other area studies.
For a Postdoctoral position, the candidate must have a PhD degree or equivalent in one of the humanistic academic disciplines, for instance literary science, culture studies, history, anthropology, media science, linguistics, religious studies, Middle East studies, China studies, or other area studies.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, 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.