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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology 2017, Art History or Cultural History, Rome, Italy

Publish Date: Nov 23, 2016

Deadline: Jan 15, 2017

About the program

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in archaeology, art history or cultural history is available at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo.

The Norwegian Institute in Rome is a centre that conducts research, training and outreach in relation to archaeology, art history and cultural history in the Italy and the Mediterranean region. This includes studies of antiquity and its broader impact on western culture, religion, language, literature and society. The Institute is a bridgehead in Italy for relevant academics in Norway, and assists visiting researchers, students and others. For further information, see the Institute’s homepage.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in the Institute’s ongoing research environment and networks. It is required that the post-doctoral fellow is based at the Norwegian Institute in Rome for the designated period. A housing allowance may be provided by agreement.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. Applications must include a research proposal that will serve as a basis for a qualifying project.

The position is available for a period of 3.5 years. There is a 25 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. These duties may include obtaining basic teaching qualifications.


  • PhD within archaeology, art history or cultural history, or the equivalent  
  • The proposed research project must deal with archaeology, art history or cultural history, and be relevant to Italy and the Mediterranean region (within the Bronze Age to Renaissance).
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • the project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and level of theoretical and methodological sophistication.
  • An assessment of the applicant’s academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame, and the potential for contributing to the Institute’s academic development.
  • Weight will be ascribed to documented pedagogical qualifications through education and experience, outreach activities, good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.
  • Proficiency in English is required for non-native English speakers. Command of a Nordic language and/or Italian is an advantage.

We offer

  • Salary 486 100 - 567 100 NOK per year, depending on qualifications 
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf-format:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed
  • List of publications
  • Project proposal (approximately 3-5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
  • Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later.

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, 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.

Region: Oslo
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: 15 January 2017
Location: Rome

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