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University of Agder (UiA)
PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History
University of Agder (UiA)
The University was officially established in 2007, but has a history dating back to 1839, and was formerly known as Agder University College.
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Nov 15
Location: Kristiansand S, Norway
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PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History

The University of Agder invites applications for a three years full-time, fixed-term position as a PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History. The position is within the PhD-specialization in religion, ethics, history and society. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand, and the starting date is 1 January 2019.

To be regarded as eligible for the position applicants must hold a master’s degree in archaeology, history, religious studies, criminology, law, political science, social sciences or related fields graded A or B.

We are looking for applicants with PhD projects to be included in the research project "The Lying Pen of Scribes: Manuscript Forgeries and Counterfeiting Scriptures in the Twenty-First Century" (https://lyingpen.com/). The successful applicant will work in particular with issues related to trade in cultural objects and manuscripts, for instance questions related to forgery and authentication, ownership and origin, or reception and curation.

Applicants are asked to prepare a project description that must follow the application. The project description must be 6–10 pages, including bibliography, and present and discuss research questions, theoretical approaches, work schedule, and methods.

The position is an early career position. It requires the capability to work purposefully, organised, focused and independently. In assessing applicants, academic results, the relevance of the academic background, any previously published work and documented development work as well as the quality and relevance of the project description will be emphasised. Relevant work experience, personal suitability and teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

Criteria for employment as a PhD research fellow are described in the following document:

https://www.uia.no/en/research/phd-programmes/regulations-related-to-phd-at-uia

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, the university will also conduct a reference check before appointment. The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of the society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, or disability.

For English speaking applicants, a high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT);
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.0.

This applies to all applicants from the countries found on the following list: http://www.nokut.no/Documents/NOKUT/Artikkelbibliotek/Utenlandsk_utdanning/GSUlista/Language_requirements_GSU.pdf

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017, salary grade xxx (NOK xxx). A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

Submit your application and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”. The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the online application:

  • CV, including a list of publications and up to three references.
  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including master´s degree
  • Master's thesis
  • Up to 8 scientific publications
  • Project description

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation within the deadline. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Closing date: 15 November 2018

For further information, please contact Professor Årstein Justnes: arstein.justnes@uia.no or + 47 38 14 15 58

 In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English text, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

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