The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural and Religious Studies invites applications for a PhD position in history, 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 Use and reception of Classical history at the Department.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- The applicant must hold a Norwegian master’s degree or the equivalent foreign degree in history or a related discipline. 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 both written and oral English, as well as in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.
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.
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 successful applicant’s research project will address the reception and use of classical history in Norwegian public discourse after 1814, preferably delimited to one or several specific field(s), and, if relevant, in a comparative perspective.
Please see the group’s website https://www.uib.no/en/ahkr/160285/use-and-reception-classical-history for more information about the group’s ongoing projects, members, and areas of expertise.