The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural and Religious Studies invites applicants for a PhD position in Cultural studies, commencing August 1st, 2023, or as agreed. This position is for a fixed-term period of four years. The main purpose of the PhD position is to complete a doctoral degree, for a career in academia and for other forms of employment that require high analytical skills. The duration of the PhD position is four years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching, dissemination of results, and administration. The plan for this part of the position is developed in collaboration with the Department at the very beginning of the employment period. The administrative tasks may be connected to the SAMLA project.
The successful applicant will be hired as a PhD candidate in cultural studies and will be associated with the SAMLA project. SAMLA is a national infrastructure aimed to make the collections of three Norwegian tradition archives, Etnofolkloristisk arkiv (University of Bergen), Norsk folkeminnesamling (University of Oslo) and Norsk etnologisk gransking (The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History) digitally accessible. The University Library (UiB) is responsible for the development of a digital archive for SAMLA which will be launched in 2024. SAMLA is an important initiative in order to make folklore collections accessible for research, education and mediation, and it is expected that the successful applicant will contribute to strengthening the research on such empirical material.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- The applicant must hold a Norwegian master’s degree or an equivalent foreign degree in cultural history, ethnology, folkloristics or comparable disciplines. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded at the time of application. Applicants who document a foreign degree will be evaluated according to the regulations of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) and The Faculty of Humanities’ PhD Program plan.
- The applicant must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.
- The applicant must be proficient in reading Norwegian.
- The applicant must be proficient in both written and oral English.
- Applicants must submit a proposal for a research project that will result in a doctoral dissertation.
- A good and professionally challenging working environment.
- Salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 501 200 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
- A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
- Good welfare benefits
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