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Do you want to take part in shaping the future?PhD position
The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural and Religious Studies invites applicants for a PhD position in the history of sexuality, commencing August 1st, 2023, or as agreed. This position is for a fixed-term period of four years.
The successful applicant will join the research group Between expert knowledge and everyday knowledge at the Department. The aim of this research group is to explore expert knowledge and everyday knowledge, the interaction and the power struggle between them.Qualifications and personal qualities:
Applicants must submit a proposal for a research project that will result in a doctoral dissertation.
Applicants will be evaluated according to admission requirements in The Faculty of Humanities' PhD Program pt. 2.1.
In assessing the applications, the academic quality and feasibility of the proposed PhD project and the academic qualifications of the candidate will be considered. Further emphasis is also placed on strategic considerations, motivation, and the applicant's personal eligibility.About the PhD position:
The main purpose of the PhD position is to complete a doctoral degree, which qualifies 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 call is for a PhD project in the history of sexuality, and the project will be a part of the research group Between expert knowledge and everyday knowledge at AHKR. The researchers in this group work on cultural and historical studies of knowledge in context. Queer history is one of the important research areas within the group. The research here focuses on different perceptions and practices in regard to sexuality and identity- categories, with variables like time, place, sex/gender and class.
The PhD project should communicate with the research areas of the research group, and the projects that are already a part of the group. Potential research questions can for example focus on theological, judicial, or medical discourses on sexuality, or more on everyday perceptions and practices.
Please see the group's website Between expert knowledge and everyday knowledge Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion for more information about the group's ongoing projects, members, and areas of expertise.
Applicants who have already held a PhD position at the University of Bergen are not eligible for employment. The employment period may be reduced for candidates who have previously been employed in a recruitment position at other institutions.
The PhD position requires that the applicant has their regular workplace at the University of Bergen, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural and Religious Studies and comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
About the research training:
As a PhD candidate you must participate in the Faculty of Humanities' educational program. The programme consists of completing a training component of 30 ECTS, annual progress reporting and an approved midway evaluation. Click here for additional details on the content and requirements of the PhD program at the Faculty of Humanities.We can offer:
Apply electronically via the link "APPLY FOR THIS JOB". Applicants are required to use the electronic CV form.
The following information must be enclosed:
The application and attachments need to be in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language or English. Documents in other languages need to be uploaded together with a certified translation into English (or a Scandinavian language). Attachments can be in either Word or PDF and must be uploaded to Jobbnorge within the application deadline.General information:
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting the Head of Department, Professor Teemu Ryymin, email: [email protected], phone: 55 58 38 79 or Professor Tone Hellesund, email: [email protected], phone 55 58 24 43.
The public sector shall reflect the diversity of the Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to: [email protected]
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
For further information about the recruitment process, click here.
UiB ID: 23/2951Life as a PhD candidate at UiB
Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.About UiB
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.
There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments.Deadline
11th April 2023Employer
University of BergenMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service