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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Apr 14, 2016

Deadline: May 04, 2016


Three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1352) are available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) at the University of Oslo. We are looking for particularly talented candidates with a Doctoral degree within one of the research areas represented at the department. ILN has active research environments in linguistics (including multilingualism), medieval studies (including norse philology and celtic), Nordic literature (including dissemination of literature and Ibsen-studies), Nordic language (including Norwegian as a second language), and rhetoric and communication studies. We refer to the ILN web page for a description of the research activities in the various parts of the Department, inclusive MultiLing – the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, which is ILN’s Center of Excellence, and Center for Ibsen Studies.

The appointment for a post-doctoral research fellowship is for 3 years. The position includes 10% teaching and administration.

The persons appointed are expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. The main aim for the position is to qualify for work in top research positions.


  • A Doctoral Degree within one of the fields of the department.
  • A project close to research carried out at ILN, with a potential for contributing to the realization of UiO's strategic goal of becoming a top university.
  • Personal aptitude and high motivation for the position

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

In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on

  • The quality of the project description
  • The applicant's academic and personal qualifications in order to carry out the project
  • Good cooperative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We offer

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


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

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Project description (3-5 pages) for the research to be undertaken, including a progress plan. The project must be completed within the allotted time frame

All documents must be in either English or in a Scandinavian language, either in the original or a translation. Diplomas, MA theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works at a later date.

The applications will be reviewed by researchers in the relevant field of research. The short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview at the University of Oslo. Also seerules for employment in post-doctoral positions.

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.

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