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Fully Funded Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Economic History, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Sep 18, 2015

Deadline: Oct 14, 2015

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Economic History

A post-doctoral fellowship in economic history is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo.

The position is financed through the Norwegian Research Council funded project Copper in the Early Modern Period. A Comparative Study of Work and Everyday Life in Falun and Røros. This is a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Uppsala.

The postdoctoral project must form a constituent part of the Copper in the Early Modern Period project and must deal with subjects and have a theoretical and methodological approach that accord with the project description. It is expected that the postdoctoral project will pay particular attention to developments in Røros and take a comparative approach.

The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers in Uppsala studying the history of metals, and particularly with the group analyzing copper production in Falun. The successful applicant will also have close contacts with related research and teaching teams at IAKH.

The appointee will be expected to engage in existing research groups in the Faculty of Humanities and to contribute to the further development of the academic community.

The appointment is for a period of three years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching, supervision and administrative duties.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in the Department's ongoing research networks, and contribute to the development of the Department’s research milieu. Postdoctoral fellowships have the primary aim of qualifying the holders for senior academic positions.


  • A Doctoral Degree in economic history, with international or global comparative dimensions.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English and Norwegian and a working command of Swedish

Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.

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

  • A project proposal that reflects the organizational, methodological, theoretical and thematic nature of the Copper in the Early Modern Period project description, in particular comparative methods.
  • Scientific merit of the proposed project and its contribution to the Copper in the Early Modern Period project.
  • Competence in 1700-1900 global, economic and industrial history.
  • Competence in the history of metals, and familiarity with Norwegian 18th and 19th century sources for economic and industrial history.
  • A demonstrated capacity to produce theoretically informed and empirically grounded history.
  • The applicant’s academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame.
  • Good cooperative skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multinational team.

We offer

  • salary level 57 - 65 (NOK 483 700 - 560 700, depending on level of expertise)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare arrangements


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

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • project description (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.

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.

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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.

Region: Oslo

Job type: Contract

Working hours: Full-time

Working days: Day

Number of vacancies: 1

Reference number: 2015/5996

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Head of Administration Katrine Randin
Telephone: +47 22856769

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