Department of Culture Studies and Oriental LanguagesFour Doctoral Research Fellowships Job description
Four Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.
The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages has 59 tenured academic staff and 40 temporary academic staff. Its ongoing research covers a wide range of topics under the broad rubrics of religious studies, cultural history and culture, politics, and history of Asia and the Middle East.
Candidates will apply with an individual research project. This project needs to be thematically relevant to the department to such an extent that it may be supervised by the department's faculty. Applicants must contact a faculty member and seek their approval before submitting the application. For information about ongoing research, please visit the department's project website and those of individual faculty members. Projects that speak to the research interests of more than one academic staff member will be preferred. The Department with its PhD programme is a uniquely interdisciplinary research environment, and projects that transcend disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged.
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 and the section.
The PhD candidates appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities's PhD training programme. The academic work is to result in a doctoral dissertation that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. Read more about the doctoral degree here.
The PhD candidates will start on 14 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is for a duration of three 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
To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, at 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 application must include:
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, please follow the link “apply for this job”.
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
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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
28th February 2023Employer
University of OsloMunicipality
Fulltime (4 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service